Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 6 months to 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 341 279 140
Rank change year-on-year -62 -139 -38
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 296 391 828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.66% 0.87% 1.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.80% 3.80% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 291 639
London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £300 £286 £313
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
London median hourly rate £99.56 - £52.17
England median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +35.00% +6.19% +25.56%

SQL Server 2008 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 10589 10277 11111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.54% 22.95% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7759 7370 7849
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 42 84
London median hourly rate £26.88 £33.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.75% +48.89% -14.29%
10th Percentile £18.25 £15.25 £14.94
90th Percentile £58.75 £99.90 £66.25
England median hourly rate £30.50 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.02% +3.64% +11.11%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in London

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in London

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in London over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in London

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in London

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in London over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in London

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the London region over the 6 months to 17 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -12 72 £450 - 10
South London -19 10 £325 - 2
East London -3 6 £445 +18.67%
West London -2 4 £375 +7.14% 5
North London - 3 - -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 296 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 170 (57.43%) SQL
3 166 (56.08%) C#
4 158 (53.38%) .NET
5 131 (44.26%) Microsoft
6 110 (37.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 106 (35.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 100 (33.78%) Finance
9 94 (31.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 80 (27.03%) Windows
11 79 (26.69%) Banking
12 78 (26.35%) Agile Software Development
13 76 (25.68%) T-SQL
14 71 (23.99%) AngularJS
15 69 (23.31%) HTML
16 64 (21.62%) MVC
17 62 (20.95%) SQL Server 2005
17 62 (20.95%) Business Intelligence
18 61 (20.61%) JavaScript
18 61 (20.61%) Visual Studio
18 61 (20.61%) WCF
19 60 (20.27%) ETL
20 59 (19.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 59 (19.93%) SQL Server 2016
21 55 (18.58%) .NET Framework
22 54 (18.24%) Team Foundation Server
22 54 (18.24%) ASP.NET
23 52 (17.57%) TDD
24 48 (16.22%) Investment Banking
25 47 (15.88%) CSS

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (6.42%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.73%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.35%) IIS
6 3 (1.01%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.34%) CMS
8 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.34%) SAS
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (7.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (3.04%) ION MarketView
2 7 (2.36%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (1.35%) thinkFolio
4 3 (1.01%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.68%) Endur
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.34%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.34%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.36%) Office 365
4 2 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.68%) PaaS
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.34%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.34%) npm
5 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.70%) LAN
1 8 (2.70%) WAN
2 7 (2.36%) Firewall
2 7 (2.36%) HTTP
2 7 (2.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.35%) IP Telephony
3 4 (1.35%) SAN
4 3 (1.01%) VoIP
4 3 (1.01%) Wireless
5 2 (0.68%) BGP
5 2 (0.68%) DHCP
5 2 (0.68%) DNS
5 2 (0.68%) VLAN
6 1 (0.34%) DMZ
6 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.34%) Intranet
6 1 (0.34%) IPsec
6 1 (0.34%) NAS
6 1 (0.34%) Skype
6 1 (0.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 110 (37.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 106 (35.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 94 (31.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 62 (20.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 59 (19.93%) SQL Server 2016
6 59 (19.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 44 (14.86%) SQL Server 2014
8 39 (13.18%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (9.46%) OLAP
10 22 (7.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 20 (6.76%) Oracle Database
12 18 (6.08%) Power BI
12 18 (6.08%) QlikView
13 16 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (4.73%) SQL Server 2000
15 13 (4.39%) Relational Database
16 12 (4.05%) DTS
17 9 (3.04%) BusinessObjects
18 8 (2.70%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 61 (20.61%) Visual Studio
2 54 (18.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (14.53%) NUnit
4 28 (9.46%) MSTest
5 19 (6.42%) Moq
6 14 (4.73%) TeamCity
7 10 (3.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (3.38%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 9 (3.04%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.03%) Subversion
10 5 (1.69%) FitNesse
10 5 (1.69%) Git (software)
11 4 (1.35%) NSubstitute
11 4 (1.35%) ReSharper
11 4 (1.35%) Rhino Mocks
11 4 (1.35%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.68%) JIRA
12 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.34%) Selenium
General
1 100 (33.78%) Finance
2 79 (26.69%) Banking
3 48 (16.22%) Investment Banking
4 34 (11.49%) Front Office
5 19 (6.42%) Back Office
6 12 (4.05%) Law
7 9 (3.04%) Retail
7 9 (3.04%) Retail Banking
8 7 (2.36%) Telecoms
9 6 (2.03%) Publishing
10 4 (1.35%) Marketing
11 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.01%) Prime Brokerage
11 3 (1.01%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.68%) Advertising
12 2 (0.68%) Electronics
12 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.34%) Legal
13 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 204 (68.92%) Developer
2 81 (27.36%) C# Developer
3 77 (26.01%) .NET Developer
4 63 (21.28%) SQL Developer
5 46 (15.54%) C# .NET Developer
6 43 (14.53%) Full Stack Developer
7 31 (10.47%) Senior Developer
8 29 (9.80%) DBA
8 29 (9.80%) SQL DBA
9 23 (7.77%) SQL Server Developer
9 23 (7.77%) SSIS Developer
10 21 (7.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 21 (7.09%) SSRS Developer
11 20 (6.76%) Analyst
11 20 (6.76%) ETL Developer
12 18 (6.08%) Angular Developer
12 18 (6.08%) Applications Support
13 15 (5.07%) C# WPF Developer
13 15 (5.07%) WPF Developer
14 14 (4.73%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (53.38%) .NET
2 71 (23.99%) AngularJS
3 69 (23.31%) HTML
4 61 (20.61%) WCF
5 55 (18.58%) .NET Framework
6 54 (18.24%) ASP.NET
7 47 (15.88%) CSS
8 40 (13.51%) jQuery
8 40 (13.51%) XML
9 37 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 36 (12.16%) Ajax
11 30 (10.14%) HTML5
12 28 (9.46%) ASP.NET Web API
13 22 (7.43%) MDX
13 22 (7.43%) Web Services
13 22 (7.43%) WPF
14 21 (7.09%) WinForms
15 19 (6.42%) RESTful
16 18 (6.08%) Kendo UI
17 17 (5.74%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.80%) Fixed Income
2 28 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.42%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (4.39%) Fintech
5 12 (4.05%) Clustering
6 11 (3.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (3.38%) Replication
8 8 (2.70%) Equities
9 7 (2.36%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.36%) Derivative
9 7 (2.36%) Hedge funds
10 6 (2.03%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.35%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.35%) OTC Derivatives
12 3 (1.01%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (1.01%) Exotic Derivative
12 3 (1.01%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.01%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.68%) NHS
13 2 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 80 (27.03%) Windows
2 27 (9.12%) Windows Server
3 22 (7.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (5.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.69%) Linux
7 4 (1.35%) Android
7 4 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.35%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.01%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.01%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (26.35%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (21.62%) MVC
3 62 (20.95%) Business Intelligence
4 60 (20.27%) ETL
5 52 (17.57%) TDD
6 42 (14.19%) Performance Tuning
7 35 (11.82%) Asset Management
8 32 (10.81%) Data Modelling
9 31 (10.47%) MVVM
10 28 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (9.12%) Migration
11 27 (9.12%) SDLC
12 23 (7.77%) Unit Testing
13 21 (7.09%) Kimball Methodology
13 21 (7.09%) SOLID
14 20 (6.76%) DevOps
15 19 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (6.42%) Scrum
16 16 (5.41%) Dependency Injection
16 16 (5.41%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 170 (57.43%) SQL
2 166 (56.08%) C#
3 76 (25.68%) T-SQL
4 61 (20.61%) JavaScript
5 31 (10.47%) PowerShell
6 23 (7.77%) VBA
7 20 (6.76%) Java
8 13 (4.39%) VB.NET
9 12 (4.05%) TypeScript
9 12 (4.05%) VB
10 11 (3.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (2.03%) Python
12 4 (1.35%) C
13 3 (1.01%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.68%) Perl
14 2 (0.68%) R
14 2 (0.68%) VBScript
14 2 (0.68%) XAML
14 2 (0.68%) XPath
15 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (4.39%) Degree
3 12 (4.05%) MCITP
4 10 (3.38%) MCSE
4 10 (3.38%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.03%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (1.69%) MCP
7 5 (1.69%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.35%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.01%) MCTS
10 2 (0.68%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.34%) CCNA
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.34%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.72%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (0.34%) MiFID
4 1 (0.34%) PMO
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.36%) vSphere
4 5 (1.69%) Docker
4 5 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.35%) XenApp
6 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.34%) vCloud
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.36%) Microsoft Clustering
1 7 (2.36%) Puppet
2 3 (1.01%) SCCM
2 3 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.68%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.68%) WMI
4 1 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) Control-M
4 1 (0.34%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.34%) Nagios
4 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.34%) Opsview
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.34%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.34%) SCOM
4 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 131 (44.26%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.15%) Oracle
3 18 (6.08%) VMware
4 15 (5.07%) Tableau
5 14 (4.73%) RedGate
6 9 (3.04%) ION Trading
7 8 (2.70%) Charles River
8 7 (2.36%) SimCorp
9 6 (2.03%) Telerik
10 5 (1.69%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.69%) Citrix
10 5 (1.69%) NetApp
10 5 (1.69%) Xamarin
11 4 (1.35%) Apigee
11 4 (1.35%) Cisco
12 3 (1.01%) Cognos
12 3 (1.01%) HP
12 3 (1.01%) IBM
12 3 (1.01%) Murex
12 3 (1.01%) SAP