Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 443 359 298
Rank change year-on-year -84 -61 -140
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 195 317 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.42% 0.67% 0.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.71% 2.83% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 255 248
London median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% -1.79%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £613 £600 £552
England median daily rate £400 £413 £368
% change year-on-year -3.03% +12.24% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
London median hourly rate - £99.56 £19.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +420.71% -26.46%
England median hourly rate £26.00 £39.50 £39.20
% change year-on-year -34.18% +0.77% +50.77%

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 11,388 11,190 10,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.26% 23.74% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,514 8,335 7,370
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £352 £325
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 63 39
London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £29.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.97% +35.97%
10th Percentile £18.35 £18.30 £15.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £58.75 £68.15
England median hourly rate £33.75 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.85% +18.18% -

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 10 December 2018.

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
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 10 December 2018. 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 -52 47 £468 +5.35% 12
West London +13 19 £350 +31.09% 12
South London -26 5 £475 +72.73% 1
East London -28 5 £500 +12.36% 1
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 195 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 136 (69.74%) SQL
3 88 (45.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 81 (41.54%) Finance
4 81 (41.54%) Microsoft
4 81 (41.54%) C#
5 70 (35.90%) .NET
6 65 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 62 (31.79%) ETL
8 53 (27.18%) Business Intelligence
8 53 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (27.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 52 (26.67%) Windows
10 50 (25.64%) Data Warehouse
11 42 (21.54%) Banking
11 42 (21.54%) Microsoft Azure
12 39 (20.00%) MVC
13 37 (18.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 36 (18.46%) ASP.NET
15 32 (16.41%) TDD
15 32 (16.41%) .NET Framework
16 31 (15.90%) JavaScript
16 31 (15.90%) WCF
16 31 (15.90%) AngularJS
16 31 (15.90%) SQL Server 2016
17 30 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
17 30 (15.38%) Entity Framework
18 28 (14.36%) Kimball Methodology
19 27 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
19 27 (13.85%) Oracle

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 13 (6.67%) IIS
1 13 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (5.13%) NServiceBus
3 10 (5.13%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.08%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.05%) Confluence
7 3 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.54%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.03%) Drupal
8 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.51%) Apache
9 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (4.62%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.10%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.51%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.51%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.51%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 42 (21.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.10%) Office 365
3 4 (2.05%) PaaS
4 3 (1.54%) IaaS
4 3 (1.54%) SaaS
5 2 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.03%) npm
6 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.05%) DHCP
1 4 (2.05%) DNS
2 3 (1.54%) HTTP
2 3 (1.54%) Internet
2 3 (1.54%) SMTP
2 3 (1.54%) VLAN
3 2 (1.03%) Firewall
3 2 (1.03%) Intranet
3 2 (1.03%) SAN
3 2 (1.03%) Skype
3 2 (1.03%) VoIP
4 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.51%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.51%) NAS
4 1 (0.51%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.51%) OSPF
4 1 (0.51%) SNMP
4 1 (0.51%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (0.51%) VPN
4 1 (0.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 88 (45.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 53 (27.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 50 (25.64%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (18.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (15.90%) SQL Server 2016
7 26 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (12.31%) SQL Server 2014
9 22 (11.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (8.21%) Relational Database
11 14 (7.18%) Power BI
12 13 (6.67%) OLTP
12 13 (6.67%) Oracle Database
12 13 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (5.64%) SQL Server 2000
14 10 (5.13%) Big Data
15 9 (4.62%) Oracle BI EE
15 9 (4.62%) Star Schema
16 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 7 (3.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (10.77%) Visual Studio
2 17 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (8.72%) TeamCity
3 14 (7.18%) NUnit
3 14 (7.18%) Selenium
4 13 (6.67%) ReSharper
5 11 (5.64%) Moq
5 11 (5.64%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 9 (4.62%) Artifactory
6 9 (4.62%) Bitbucket
6 9 (4.62%) Git (software)
6 9 (4.62%) NCrunch
6 9 (4.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (3.59%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.59%) JIRA
8 6 (3.08%) ERwin
8 6 (3.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (2.56%) JUnit
9 5 (2.56%) Mercurial
9 5 (2.56%) RStudio
General
1 81 (41.54%) Finance
2 42 (21.54%) Banking
3 24 (12.31%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.10%) Marketing
5 7 (3.59%) Back Office
5 7 (3.59%) Front Office
6 3 (1.54%) Billing
6 3 (1.54%) Local Government
6 3 (1.54%) Retail
6 3 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.03%) Law
7 2 (1.03%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 129 (66.15%) Developer
2 42 (21.54%) C# Developer
2 42 (21.54%) SQL Developer
3 38 (19.49%) .NET Developer
4 32 (16.41%) Senior Developer
5 27 (13.85%) C# .NET Developer
6 26 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 16 (8.21%) Senior .NET Developer
8 14 (7.18%) Angular Developer
8 14 (7.18%) Senior C# Developer
9 13 (6.67%) SQL BI Developer
10 12 (6.15%) Architect
10 12 (6.15%) ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 12 (6.15%) JavaScript Developer
10 12 (6.15%) T-SQL Developer
11 11 (5.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (5.64%) DBA
12 10 (5.13%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 10 (5.13%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (35.90%) .NET
2 36 (18.46%) ASP.NET
3 32 (16.41%) .NET Framework
4 31 (15.90%) AngularJS
4 31 (15.90%) WCF
5 30 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 30 (15.38%) Entity Framework
6 24 (12.31%) jQuery
7 21 (10.77%) WPF
8 18 (9.23%) Web Services
9 17 (8.72%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (7.69%) XML
11 14 (7.18%) REST
12 13 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (6.15%) CSS
13 12 (6.15%) WinForms
14 11 (5.64%) Ajax
15 10 (5.13%) Middleware
15 10 (5.13%) WebSphere MQ
16 9 (4.62%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.72%) Clustering
3 12 (6.15%) Fixed Income
4 9 (4.62%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.10%) Fintech
5 8 (4.10%) N-Tier
6 6 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.03%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.03%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.51%) CESG
9 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.51%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.51%) Equities
9 1 (0.51%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 52 (26.67%) Windows
2 27 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (10.77%) Linux
3 21 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (10.26%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.59%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.08%) Windows 10
6 6 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.51%) Android
8 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.51%) Solaris
8 1 (0.51%) Unix
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (31.79%) ETL
2 53 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (27.18%) Business Intelligence
3 39 (20.00%) MVC
4 32 (16.41%) TDD
5 28 (14.36%) Kimball Methodology
6 25 (12.82%) Analytics
6 25 (12.82%) SDLC
7 24 (12.31%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (11.28%) Data Modelling
9 18 (9.23%) Migration
10 17 (8.72%) Scrum
11 15 (7.69%) Asset Management
12 12 (6.15%) BDD
12 12 (6.15%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (5.64%) Web Development
14 10 (5.13%) Regression Testing
14 10 (5.13%) SOLID
14 10 (5.13%) System Testing
14 10 (5.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 136 (69.74%) SQL
2 81 (41.54%) C#
3 65 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 31 (15.90%) JavaScript
5 19 (9.74%) TypeScript
6 15 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 14 (7.18%) PowerShell
8 8 (4.10%) VBA
9 6 (3.08%) R
10 5 (2.56%) Java
10 5 (2.56%) MATLAB
10 5 (2.56%) VB
10 5 (2.56%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.05%) C++
11 4 (2.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (2.05%) Python
12 3 (1.54%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.54%) Perl
12 3 (1.54%) VBScript
13 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.56%) Degree
5 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.03%) MCSE
6 1 (0.51%) MCITP
6 1 (0.51%) MCP
6 1 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.05%) IFRS
2 4 (2.05%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.51%) EMIR
3 1 (0.51%) GDPR
3 1 (0.51%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 15 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.64%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (3.08%) vSphere
5 3 (1.54%) Docker
5 3 (1.54%) SRDF
5 3 (1.54%) XenApp
6 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.51%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.51%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (6.67%) SCCM
1 13 (6.67%) SCOM
2 12 (6.15%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.05%) Control-M
5 3 (1.54%) SCSM
6 2 (1.03%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.51%) Ansible
7 1 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.51%) Oozie
7 1 (0.51%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 81 (41.54%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.85%) Oracle
3 23 (11.79%) VMware
4 9 (4.62%) DevExpress
4 9 (4.62%) HP
5 7 (3.59%) Informatica
5 7 (3.59%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.08%) Huawei
6 6 (3.08%) IBM
6 6 (3.08%) Trend Micro
7 5 (2.56%) Telerik
8 4 (2.05%) EMC
8 4 (2.05%) NetApp
8 4 (2.05%) Nimble Storage
8 4 (2.05%) Tableau
9 3 (1.54%) Alteryx
9 3 (1.54%) Citrix
10 2 (1.03%) Cisco
10 2 (1.03%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.03%) Symantec