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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 213 113
Rank change year-on-year -14 -100  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 184 241 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.94% 1.08% 1.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.77% 4.49% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 174 321
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £334
% change year-on-year -0.70% +5.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £125.00 - £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -55.29% +70.00%  

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 4879 5370 5170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 25.03% 24.08% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3533 3856 3590
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 36 40
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +88.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £18.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.62 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -19 46 £379 -10.94% 7
Twickenham - 3 £345 -
Barnet - 2 £400 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £475 -
Croydon +9 1 - - 1
West End of London +1 1 £163 -56.66% 2
Kingston Upon Thames -7 1 £375 - 1
Hackney - 1 £325 -
Lewisham - 1 £300 -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 345 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 217 (62.90%) SQL
3 200 (57.97%) Microsoft
4 158 (45.80%) C#
5 147 (42.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 144 (41.74%) Finance
7 138 (40.00%) .NET
8 126 (36.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 122 (35.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 116 (33.62%) Windows
11 101 (29.28%) MS Excel
12 91 (26.38%) T-SQL
13 85 (24.64%) Business Intelligence
14 68 (19.71%) Banking
15 67 (19.42%) Data Warehouse
16 65 (18.84%) WCF
16 65 (18.84%) Team Foundation Server
17 61 (17.68%) Migration
17 61 (17.68%) ASP.NET
18 60 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
18 60 (17.39%) SQL Server 2014
19 58 (16.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 56 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
21 52 (15.07%) JavaScript
22 51 (14.78%) SharePoint
23 50 (14.49%) CRM
23 50 (14.49%) IIS
24 48 (13.91%) Dynamics CRM
25 46 (13.33%) HTML
26 45 (13.04%) TDD

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 51 (14.78%) SharePoint
2 50 (14.49%) IIS
3 33 (9.57%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (4.93%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (4.35%) MS Exchange
6 14 (4.06%) Apache Pig
7 11 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.45%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.87%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.87%) CMS
10 3 (0.87%) MS Project Server
10 3 (0.87%) SAS
10 3 (0.87%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.58%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 101 (29.28%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.93%) MS Office
3 7 (2.03%) MS Project
4 5 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 48 (13.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (8.12%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.74%) FastStats
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.29%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.29%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.29%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 56 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (8.12%) IaaS
3 27 (7.83%) PaaS
4 15 (4.35%) Office 365
5 5 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.58%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (0.58%) SaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) GitHub
7 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.90%) DNS
2 8 (2.32%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.03%) Firewall
4 6 (1.74%) DHCP
4 6 (1.74%) SAN
4 6 (1.74%) VoIP
5 4 (1.16%) Internet
6 3 (0.87%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.58%) Extranet
7 2 (0.58%) FTP
7 2 (0.58%) Intranet
7 2 (0.58%) LAN
7 2 (0.58%) SMTP
7 2 (0.58%) SSL
7 2 (0.58%) VPN
7 2 (0.58%) WAN
8 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.29%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 147 (42.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 126 (36.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 122 (35.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 67 (19.42%) Data Warehouse
6 60 (17.39%) SQL Server 2014
7 58 (16.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 41 (11.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 29 (8.41%) Oracle Database
10 24 (6.96%) QlikView
11 22 (6.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 20 (5.80%) Oracle Database 11g
13 19 (5.51%) Big Data
14 17 (4.93%) Hadoop
15 15 (4.35%) MS Access
15 15 (4.35%) Relational Database
16 14 (4.06%) Apache Hive
16 14 (4.06%) Snowflake Schema
16 14 (4.06%) SQL Server 2000
17 12 (3.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 65 (18.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (10.43%) Visual Studio
3 29 (8.41%) JIRA
4 21 (6.09%) Git (software)
5 15 (4.35%) TeamCity
6 12 (3.48%) Subversion
7 8 (2.32%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (2.03%) Selenium
9 6 (1.74%) MSBuild
9 6 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.45%) Jenkins
11 4 (1.16%) CruiseControl
11 4 (1.16%) NUnit
11 4 (1.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 4 (1.16%) WiX
12 3 (0.87%) Grunt
12 3 (0.87%) gulp
12 3 (0.87%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.87%) Mocha
12 3 (0.87%) webpack
General
1 144 (41.74%) Finance
2 68 (19.71%) Banking
3 22 (6.38%) Front Office
4 21 (6.09%) Investment Banking
5 19 (5.51%) Retail
6 17 (4.93%) Back Office
7 14 (4.06%) Corporate Banking
7 14 (4.06%) Retail Banking
8 9 (2.61%) Legal
8 9 (2.61%) Marketing
9 5 (1.45%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.16%) Advertising
10 4 (1.16%) Law
11 3 (0.87%) Electronics
11 3 (0.87%) Local Government
11 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.58%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.29%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 231 (66.96%) Developer
2 63 (18.26%) .NET Developer
3 62 (17.97%) SQL Developer
4 50 (14.49%) C# Developer
5 42 (12.17%) DBA
5 42 (12.17%) Microsoft Developer
6 38 (11.01%) SQL DBA
7 36 (10.43%) C# .NET Developer
8 28 (8.12%) SQL Server Developer
9 26 (7.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 26 (7.54%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 24 (6.96%) Senior Developer
11 22 (6.38%) Analyst
12 21 (6.09%) SQL Server DBA
13 16 (4.64%) SSRS Developer
14 15 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
14 15 (4.35%) SQL BI Developer
15 14 (4.06%) CRM Developer
15 14 (4.06%) SSIS Developer
16 13 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (40.00%) .NET
2 65 (18.84%) WCF
3 61 (17.68%) ASP.NET
4 46 (13.33%) HTML
5 38 (11.01%) Web Services
6 36 (10.43%) .NET Framework
7 34 (9.86%) CSS
8 27 (7.83%) jQuery
9 26 (7.54%) AngularJS
10 25 (7.25%) ASP.NET MVC
11 23 (6.67%) WinForms
12 22 (6.38%) WPF
13 21 (6.09%) HTML5
14 20 (5.80%) XML
15 18 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web API
16 16 (4.64%) Entity Framework
17 14 (4.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 12 (3.48%) JSON
19 10 (2.90%) Ajax
20 9 (2.61%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.93%) Clustering
2 17 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.19%) Derivative
4 9 (2.61%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.61%) Data Structures
4 9 (2.61%) Replication
5 7 (2.03%) Equity Derivative
5 7 (2.03%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.03%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.74%) Equities
7 5 (1.45%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.87%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.87%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (0.87%) PKI
10 2 (0.58%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 116 (33.62%) Windows
2 33 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (8.99%) Windows Server
4 25 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (4.64%) Linux
6 15 (4.35%) Windows 10
7 14 (4.06%) Windows XP
8 10 (2.90%) Unix
9 7 (2.03%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.58%) Android
12 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (24.64%) Business Intelligence
2 61 (17.68%) Migration
3 60 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (14.49%) CRM
5 45 (13.04%) MVC
5 45 (13.04%) TDD
6 34 (9.86%) Data Analysis
7 33 (9.57%) Scrum
8 31 (8.99%) ETL
9 30 (8.70%) ERP
10 28 (8.12%) Logistics
11 27 (7.83%) Analytics
12 25 (7.25%) Investment Management
13 24 (6.96%) Performance Tuning
14 23 (6.67%) Unit Testing
15 21 (6.09%) Data Modelling
15 21 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (5.80%) Data Migration
16 20 (5.80%) Mathematics
16 20 (5.80%) OO
Programming Languages
1 217 (62.90%) SQL
2 158 (45.80%) C#
3 91 (26.38%) T-SQL
4 52 (15.07%) JavaScript
5 35 (10.14%) PowerShell
6 28 (8.12%) VBA
7 25 (7.25%) VB.NET
8 23 (6.67%) VB
9 15 (4.35%) Python
9 15 (4.35%) Scala
9 15 (4.35%) Shell Script
10 13 (3.77%) VB6
11 11 (3.19%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.16%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.16%) PHP
13 3 (0.87%) Java
13 3 (0.87%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.58%) Ruby
14 2 (0.58%) VBScript
15 1 (0.29%) F#
Qualifications
1 26 (7.54%) Degree
2 25 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.93%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.32%) MCITP
6 7 (2.03%) MCSE
7 5 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (1.45%) MCSA
8 4 (1.16%) CCNA
8 4 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.16%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.87%) CCNP
9 3 (0.87%) MCDBA
9 3 (0.87%) MCDST
9 3 (0.87%) MCTS
10 2 (0.58%) MCP
10 2 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.06%) QA
2 4 (1.16%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.16%) SLA
3 3 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (0.87%) MiFID
4 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) HL7
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (8.12%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.61%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.16%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.87%) vSphere
6 3 (0.87%) XenApp
7 2 (0.58%) UAG
7 2 (0.58%) XenServer
8 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (3.19%) Puppet
2 10 (2.90%) Nagios
2 10 (2.90%) SCCM
3 6 (1.74%) SCOM
4 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.87%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.87%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.87%) Simpana
6 2 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.58%) Control-M
6 2 (0.58%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (0.58%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.58%) SQL Sentry
6 2 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 200 (57.97%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.14%) Oracle
3 17 (4.93%) VMware
4 14 (4.06%) Cloudera
4 14 (4.06%) Hortonworks
4 14 (4.06%) SAP
5 11 (3.19%) Tableau
6 9 (2.61%) Cisco
7 6 (1.74%) HP
8 5 (1.45%) Bloomberg
8 5 (1.45%) Citrix
8 5 (1.45%) Cognos
8 5 (1.45%) IBM
8 5 (1.45%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.16%) Reuters
9 4 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.87%) CommVault
10 3 (0.87%) EMC
10 3 (0.87%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.87%) Telerik
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