Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 416 408 422
Rank change year-on-year -8 +14 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 30 44 189
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.19% 0.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.58% 0.79% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 164
10th Percentile £315 £316 £356
25th Percentile £363 £393 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £444 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.23% -6.58% +5.56%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £597
90th Percentile " £551 £693
England median daily rate £419 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.47% - +6.25%

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 5,197 5,590 10,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.34% 24.19% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,674 4,058 7,618
10th Percentile £363 £363 £363
25th Percentile £433 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £625 £625 £609
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £488 £488
% change year-on-year +2.56% - +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 41
10th Percentile £20.00 £15.98 £20.00
25th Percentile £21.19 £20.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate £36.44 £26.75 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year +36.22% +9.18% -9.79%
75th Percentile £59.56 £47.81 £37.50
90th Percentile £67.85 £69.04 £56.50
England median hourly rate £24.64 £24.70 £33.75
% change year-on-year -0.24% -26.81% +12.50%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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
East London - 2 £465 - 2
South London +45 1 £433 -
Central London +35 1 £505 +24.57% 2
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 30 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (73.33%) C#
3 20 (66.67%) T-SQL
4 18 (60.00%) SQL
5 17 (56.67%) Windows
6 15 (50.00%) PowerShell
7 12 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (40.00%) .NET
8 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
8 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
9 10 (33.33%) Oracle
9 10 (33.33%) XML
9 10 (33.33%) Linux
10 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
12 7 (23.33%) JSON
12 7 (23.33%) ServiceNow
13 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
13 6 (20.00%) Data Transformation
13 6 (20.00%) Azure
13 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (20.00%) REST
13 6 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (20.00%) Migration
13 6 (20.00%) DTS

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 6 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) Confluence
2 2 (6.67%) Drupal
2 2 (6.67%) Joomla!
2 2 (6.67%) WordPress
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Cerner Millennium
2 2 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Azure
2 5 (16.67%) GCP
3 3 (10.00%) GitHub
4 2 (6.67%) AWS
4 2 (6.67%) Azure Service Bus
5 1 (3.33%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.33%) Cohesity
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (3.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Kerberos
2 3 (10.00%) SAN
3 2 (6.67%) DHCP
3 2 (6.67%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) Firewall
3 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (20.00%) DTS
5 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2019
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (13.33%) MongoDB
7 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2017
8 3 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (10.00%) MySQL
8 3 (10.00%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (3.33%) Fiddler
4 1 (3.33%) Serena SBM
4 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) DBA
2 6 (20.00%) ServiceNow Developer
3 5 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 4 (13.33%) Applications Support
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Developer
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (10.00%) Senior DBA
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Support Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Oracle SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.67%) Senior SQL DBA
6 2 (6.67%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Web Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) .NET
2 10 (33.33%) XML
3 7 (23.33%) JSON
4 6 (20.00%) REST
4 6 (20.00%) SOAP
4 6 (20.00%) Web Services
4 6 (20.00%) XSLT
5 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (6.67%) CSS
6 2 (6.67%) HTML
6 2 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.33%) Apache Flex
7 1 (3.33%) HTML5
7 1 (3.33%) jQuery
7 1 (3.33%) LDAP
7 1 (3.33%) Middleware
7 1 (3.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) NHS
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
3 10 (33.33%) Linux
4 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (10.00%) CentOS
7 3 (10.00%) Solaris
8 2 (6.67%) AIX
8 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
8 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (20.00%) Data Transformation
2 6 (20.00%) Migration
2 6 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (20.00%) SOA
3 5 (16.67%) DevOps
4 4 (13.33%) ETL
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) Change Management
5 3 (10.00%) Complex ETL
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.67%) Microservices
6 2 (6.67%) OO
6 2 (6.67%) OWASP
6 2 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) C#
2 20 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 18 (60.00%) SQL
4 15 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (20.00%) Java
5 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 6 (20.00%) VB.NET
6 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (16.67%) Python
7 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
7 4 (13.33%) Perl
7 4 (13.33%) Ruby
8 3 (10.00%) VBScript
9 1 (3.33%) PHP
9 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
9 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Puppet
1 2 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (6.67%) WMI
2 1 (3.33%) Control-M
2 1 (3.33%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.33%) OpenView
2 1 (3.33%) QRadar
2 1 (3.33%) Terraform
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Oracle
3 7 (23.33%) ServiceNow
4 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (13.33%) Sybase
5 4 (13.33%) VMware
6 3 (10.00%) Cerner
6 3 (10.00%) SAP
7 2 (6.67%) Apple
7 2 (6.67%) Citrix
8 1 (3.33%) BMC
8 1 (3.33%) CA
8 1 (3.33%) CyberArk
8 1 (3.33%) EMC
8 1 (3.33%) HP
8 1 (3.33%) IBM
8 1 (3.33%) Qualys
8 1 (3.33%) Serena
8 1 (3.33%) Splunk
8 1 (3.33%) Telerik