Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 430 276 228
Rank change year-on-year -154 -48 -104
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 204 330 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.84% 1.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.80% 3.43% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 258 367
London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -4.19%
10th Percentile £313 £286 £269
90th Percentile £605 £550 £575
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
London median hourly rate £65.00 £125.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.80% +51.82% +10.00%

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 11,326 9,616 10,224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.83% 24.46% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,525 6,946 7,388
London median daily rate £513 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.59% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £355 £325 £313
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £447 £425
% change year-on-year +6.26% +5.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 40 64
London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.77% +20.91% -8.33%
10th Percentile £20.25 £18.35 £16.32
90th Percentile £44.78 £47.05 £100.00
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -4.15%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -79 67 £438 +16.67% 23
West London -37 9 £375 +7.91% 11
East London -17 5 £529 +51.07% 4
South London -56 1 - - 4
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 204 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 135 (66.18%) SQL
3 84 (41.18%) Finance
4 82 (40.20%) .NET
5 80 (39.22%) C#
6 78 (38.24%) Microsoft
7 72 (35.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 68 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 61 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
9 61 (29.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 47 (23.04%) T-SQL
11 46 (22.55%) SQL Server 2005
12 44 (21.57%) Windows
13 42 (20.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 41 (20.10%) Business Intelligence
15 38 (18.63%) Visual Studio
16 37 (18.14%) Banking
17 36 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
17 36 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
18 34 (16.67%) ETL
18 34 (16.67%) MVC
18 34 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
19 33 (16.18%) ASP.NET
19 33 (16.18%) .NET Framework
20 32 (15.69%) XML
21 31 (15.20%) Data Modelling
22 30 (14.71%) WCF
22 30 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
23 29 (14.22%) AngularJS
23 29 (14.22%) Performance Tuning

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 23 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 20 (9.80%) IIS
3 8 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.94%) Apache
4 6 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.98%) Confluence
7 2 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.98%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.49%) Drupal
8 1 (0.49%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.49%) JBoss
8 1 (0.49%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (9.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.49%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.49%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.43%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.96%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.98%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.94%) npm
4 5 (2.45%) Office 365
4 5 (2.45%) SaaS
5 3 (1.47%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.98%) GitHub
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.49%) IaaS
7 1 (0.49%) PaaS
7 1 (0.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.90%) Firewall
2 8 (3.92%) SAN
3 6 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.45%) DHCP
4 5 (2.45%) DNS
5 4 (1.96%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.47%) Internet
6 3 (1.47%) Intranet
6 3 (1.47%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.47%) VoIP
6 3 (1.47%) VPN
7 2 (0.98%) H.323
7 2 (0.98%) HTTP
7 2 (0.98%) ISDN
7 2 (0.98%) LAN
7 2 (0.98%) PABX
7 2 (0.98%) SMTP
7 2 (0.98%) WAN
8 1 (0.49%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 72 (35.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 68 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 61 (29.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 46 (22.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 42 (20.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
9 26 (12.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 16 (7.84%) Oracle Database
11 12 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 12 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (5.39%) Power BI
12 11 (5.39%) Relational Database
13 9 (4.41%) PowerPivot
14 8 (3.92%) MySQL
15 7 (3.43%) OLAP
16 6 (2.94%) DTS
17 5 (2.45%) OLTP
17 5 (2.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 38 (18.63%) Visual Studio
2 36 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 15 (7.35%) Git (software)
5 14 (6.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (5.39%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (4.41%) FitNesse
8 8 (3.92%) MSTest
8 8 (3.92%) NUnit
9 7 (3.43%) Moq
9 7 (3.43%) Subversion
10 5 (2.45%) webpack
11 4 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.96%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.96%) JIRA
11 4 (1.96%) Mercurial
11 4 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.98%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.98%) MSBuild
General
1 84 (41.18%) Finance
2 37 (18.14%) Banking
3 23 (11.27%) Investment Banking
4 22 (10.78%) Front Office
5 5 (2.45%) Back Office
6 4 (1.96%) Marketing
7 3 (1.47%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.47%) Law
7 3 (1.47%) Retail
8 2 (0.98%) Advertising
8 2 (0.98%) Publishing
9 1 (0.49%) Automotive
9 1 (0.49%) Billing
9 1 (0.49%) Games
9 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 122 (59.80%) Developer
2 49 (24.02%) SQL Developer
3 45 (22.06%) C# Developer
4 38 (18.63%) .NET Developer
5 26 (12.75%) DBA
6 25 (12.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 24 (11.76%) SQL DBA
8 22 (10.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 18 (8.82%) SQL Server DBA
10 17 (8.33%) Senior Developer
11 15 (7.35%) Administrator
12 12 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
13 10 (4.90%) WinForms Developer
14 9 (4.41%) Agile Developer
14 9 (4.41%) Applications Support
15 8 (3.92%) Analyst
15 8 (3.92%) Angular Developer
15 8 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 8 (3.92%) SQL BI Developer
15 8 (3.92%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (40.20%) .NET
2 33 (16.18%) .NET Framework
2 33 (16.18%) ASP.NET
3 32 (15.69%) XML
4 30 (14.71%) WCF
5 29 (14.22%) AngularJS
5 29 (14.22%) Web Services
6 25 (12.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (11.27%) HTML
8 18 (8.82%) CSS
9 17 (8.33%) jQuery
10 15 (7.35%) Entity Framework
11 13 (6.37%) REST
12 12 (5.88%) Ajax
12 12 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (5.39%) HTML5
13 11 (5.39%) WinForms
13 11 (5.39%) WPF
14 9 (4.41%) MDX
14 9 (4.41%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.82%) Fixed Income
2 15 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.35%) Clustering
3 14 (6.86%) Replication
4 10 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (4.41%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.41%) Derivative
6 7 (3.43%) Fintech
6 7 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (2.94%) Hedge funds
8 5 (2.45%) OTC Derivatives
9 4 (1.96%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.96%) PKI
9 4 (1.96%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.47%) NHS
10 3 (1.47%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.98%) Equities
11 2 (0.98%) iPhone
11 2 (0.98%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 44 (21.57%) Windows
2 30 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 20 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (5.39%) Linux
6 7 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.94%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.96%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.96%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.47%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.98%) AIX
10 2 (0.98%) CentOS
11 1 (0.49%) Unix
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (20.10%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (16.67%) ETL
3 34 (16.67%) MVC
4 31 (15.20%) Data Modelling
5 29 (14.22%) Performance Tuning
6 24 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (9.31%) Migration
8 18 (8.82%) Kimball Methodology
8 18 (8.82%) Unit Testing
9 17 (8.33%) TDD
10 15 (7.35%) Deployment Automation
11 14 (6.86%) Mathematics
12 13 (6.37%) SDLC
12 13 (6.37%) SOLID
13 12 (5.88%) High Availability
13 12 (5.88%) MVVM
13 12 (5.88%) Web Development
14 11 (5.39%) Scrum
15 10 (4.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 135 (66.18%) SQL
2 80 (39.22%) C#
3 47 (23.04%) T-SQL
4 26 (12.75%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 15 (7.35%) VB
6 15 (7.35%) VB.NET
7 13 (6.37%) TypeScript
8 12 (5.88%) VBA
9 8 (3.92%) Java
10 7 (3.43%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.43%) C
11 6 (2.94%) VBScript
12 4 (1.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (1.96%) XPath
13 3 (1.47%) PHP
13 3 (1.47%) Python
14 2 (0.98%) Perl
14 2 (0.98%) Scala
15 1 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.96%) Degree
3 3 (1.47%) CCNA
3 3 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.47%) MCITP
3 3 (1.47%) MCPD
3 3 (1.47%) MCSE
3 3 (1.47%) MCTS
3 3 (1.47%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.98%) MCP
4 2 (0.98%) MCSA
4 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) CCNP
5 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) MCAD
5 1 (0.49%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.49%) MCDST
5 1 (0.49%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.43%) QA
2 5 (2.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.96%) SLA
4 3 (1.47%) GDPR
4 3 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.98%) EMIR
6 1 (0.49%) IFRS
6 1 (0.49%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.49%) MiFID
System Software
1 21 (10.29%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.94%) Docker
4 6 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.45%) vSphere
6 3 (1.47%) XenApp
7 2 (0.98%) NFS
7 2 (0.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.49%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (1.47%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.47%) Puppet
2 3 (1.47%) SCOM
2 3 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (1.47%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.98%) SCCM
3 2 (0.98%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.98%) vMotion
3 2 (0.98%) WMI
3 2 (0.98%) WSUS
4 1 (0.49%) Control-M
4 1 (0.49%) Nagios
4 1 (0.49%) Oozie
4 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.49%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 78 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.25%) Oracle
3 20 (9.80%) VMware
4 9 (4.41%) Citrix
4 9 (4.41%) HP
5 7 (3.43%) Telerik
6 6 (2.94%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.94%) Cisco
7 5 (2.45%) Charles River
7 5 (2.45%) F5
7 5 (2.45%) NetApp
7 5 (2.45%) RedGate
7 5 (2.45%) SAP
8 4 (1.96%) DevExpress
8 4 (1.96%) ION Trading
8 4 (1.96%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.96%) Tableau
9 3 (1.47%) 3PAR
9 3 (1.47%) Altiris
9 3 (1.47%) Symantec