Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 486 360 438
Rank change year-on-year -126 +78 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 47 32 161
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.20% 0.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.65% 0.79% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 143
10th Percentile £358 £363 £316
25th Percentile £397 £425 £390
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £454
Median % change year-on-year - +4.63% -6.87%
75th Percentile £556 £538 £538
90th Percentile £643 £556 £675
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 7,254 4,027 10,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.13% 25.37% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,133 2,899 7,537
10th Percentile £388 £363 £363
25th Percentile £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +0.96%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £608
90th Percentile £725 £725 £688
England median daily rate £517 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +3.40% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 56
10th Percentile £11.00 £15.99 £15.55
25th Percentile £19.06 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate £28.31 £27.50 £24.58
Median % change year-on-year +2.95% +11.88% -18.07%
75th Percentile £44.78 £39.25 £43.75
90th Percentile £57.72 £49.20 £51.63
England median hourly rate £26.50 £24.85 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.64% -17.17% -

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in London.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in London

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in London

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in London.

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 29 July 2021. 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 -35 3 £502 +5.74% 1
East London - 2 £465 -
South London +18 1 £433 -24.78%
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (59.57%) SQL
3 26 (55.32%) C#
4 24 (51.06%) Windows
4 24 (51.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (48.94%) PowerShell
6 20 (42.55%) T-SQL
7 19 (40.43%) .NET
7 19 (40.43%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (29.79%) Windows Server
8 14 (29.79%) Linux
8 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
9 13 (27.66%) Oracle
10 12 (25.53%) Migration
10 12 (25.53%) Banking
10 12 (25.53%) SQL Server 2019
10 12 (25.53%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (23.40%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (23.40%) Azure
11 11 (23.40%) Java
11 11 (23.40%) Red Hat
11 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
12 10 (21.28%) ETL
12 10 (21.28%) Social Skills
13 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database 12c
13 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database
13 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (17.02%) VMware

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 8 (17.02%) IIS
2 4 (8.51%) Confluence
2 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Camunda
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Cerner Millennium
2 2 (4.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.40%) Azure
2 8 (17.02%) GCP
3 5 (10.64%) GitHub
4 4 (8.51%) AWS
5 3 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (6.38%) Snowflake
6 2 (4.26%) IaaS
6 2 (4.26%) PaaS
6 2 (4.26%) SaaS
7 1 (2.13%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (2.13%) Azure Service Bus
7 1 (2.13%) Cohesity
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (2.13%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.13%) Network Security
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (51.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (40.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (25.53%) SQL Server 2019
5 11 (23.40%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database
6 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database 12c
6 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (17.02%) Relational Database
8 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2017
9 6 (12.77%) MongoDB
9 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (12.77%) RDBMS
9 6 (12.77%) Sybase ASE
10 4 (8.51%) DTS
10 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (6.38%) Data Mining
11 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (6.38%) MySQL
11 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Subversion
2 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.64%) JIRA
2 5 (10.64%) TeamCity
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.38%) Ant
4 3 (6.38%) Eclipse
4 3 (6.38%) IntelliJ
4 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.38%) Maven
4 3 (6.38%) Serena SBM
5 2 (4.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.13%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.13%) NUnit
General
1 12 (25.53%) Banking
2 10 (21.28%) Social Skills
3 6 (12.77%) Finance
4 2 (4.26%) International Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Automotive
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Front Office
5 1 (2.13%) Publishing
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Developer
2 14 (29.79%) DBA
3 13 (27.66%) SQL Developer
4 12 (25.53%) SQL DBA
5 9 (19.15%) .NET Developer
6 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Developer
7 5 (10.64%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (8.51%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Senior DBA
8 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Senior SQL Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Senior SQL Server Developer
8 4 (8.51%) ServiceNow Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Agile Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Oracle DBA
10 2 (4.26%) Applications Support Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (40.43%) .NET
2 8 (17.02%) XML
3 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
4 5 (10.64%) JSON
5 4 (8.51%) REST
5 4 (8.51%) SOAP
5 4 (8.51%) Web Services
5 4 (8.51%) XSLT
6 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.38%) JMS
6 3 (6.38%) LDAP
6 3 (6.38%) Spring
7 2 (4.26%) .NET Core
7 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.13%) Angular 2
8 1 (2.13%) Kafka
8 1 (2.13%) Kendo UI
8 1 (2.13%) React
8 1 (2.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Clustering
2 5 (10.64%) Replication
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) NHS
4 1 (2.13%) FMCG
4 1 (2.13%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 24 (51.06%) Windows
2 14 (29.79%) Linux
2 14 (29.79%) Windows Server
3 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (10.64%) Solaris
6 3 (6.38%) CentOS
7 2 (4.26%) AIX
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Migration
1 12 (25.53%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (21.28%) ETL
3 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.64%) Microservices
3 5 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (10.64%) Web Development
4 4 (8.51%) Data Transformation
4 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.51%) Performance Optimisation
4 4 (8.51%) SOA
5 3 (6.38%) Change Management
5 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis
5 3 (6.38%) Data Modelling
5 3 (6.38%) Database Security
5 3 (6.38%) DevOps
5 3 (6.38%) OOD
5 3 (6.38%) Storage Management
5 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
5 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (59.57%) SQL
2 26 (55.32%) C#
3 23 (48.94%) PowerShell
4 20 (42.55%) T-SQL
5 11 (23.40%) Java
6 8 (17.02%) PL/SQL
7 7 (14.89%) Python
8 6 (12.77%) Bash Shell
8 6 (12.77%) Perl
8 6 (12.77%) Ruby
9 5 (10.64%) VB.NET
10 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
10 2 (4.26%) VBA
11 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
1 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.26%) GDPR
2 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.26%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) Control-M
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (8.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (6.38%) Ansible
3 3 (6.38%) Data Guard
3 3 (6.38%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 3 (6.38%) QRadar
3 3 (6.38%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.26%) Puppet
5 1 (2.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Oracle
2 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.40%) Red Hat
3 8 (17.02%) BMC
3 8 (17.02%) VMware
4 7 (14.89%) ServiceNow
4 7 (14.89%) Sybase
5 5 (10.64%) SAP
6 3 (6.38%) Cerner
6 3 (6.38%) CyberArk
6 3 (6.38%) EMC
6 3 (6.38%) IBM
6 3 (6.38%) Qualys
6 3 (6.38%) Serena
6 3 (6.38%) Splunk
7 2 (4.26%) Quadient
8 1 (2.13%) CA
8 1 (2.13%) HP
8 1 (2.13%) Sitecore
8 1 (2.13%) Telerik