Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 353 426 439
Rank change year-on-year +73 +13 -123
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 41 176 201
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.42% 0.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.93% 1.71% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 155 134
Median daily rate £475 £454 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.63% -4.42% +11.76%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £313
90th Percentile £554 £675 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £65.00
England median hourly rate - £42.50 £26.90
% change year-on-year - +57.99% -34.39%

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 4,425 10,289 11,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 25.11% 24.72% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,062 7,476 8,761
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £356
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 63 74
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% +10.46%
10th Percentile £20.65 £17.83 £20.08
90th Percentile £45.88 £55.60 £47.68
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year - +4.48% +11.67%

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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 +88 11 £463 +2.78% 1
South London +38 4 £575 +76.92%
West London +64 3 £365 -5.81%
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (56.10%) SQL
3 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
4 19 (46.34%) Windows
5 18 (43.90%) .NET
6 17 (41.46%) C#
6 17 (41.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (39.02%) SQL Server 2014
8 15 (36.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (36.59%) T-SQL
9 14 (34.15%) Windows Server
10 13 (31.71%) VMware
11 11 (26.83%) Web Services
11 11 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (26.83%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (24.39%) Azure
12 10 (24.39%) Finance
13 9 (21.95%) SOAP
13 9 (21.95%) Red Hat
13 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
13 9 (21.95%) Linux
13 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (21.95%) REST
14 8 (19.51%) MongoDB
14 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (19.51%) Oracle
14 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
14 8 (19.51%) Perl

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 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.88%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) Confluence
3 1 (2.44%) Drupal
3 1 (2.44%) nginx
3 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) Azure
2 6 (14.63%) Office 365
3 3 (7.32%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (4.88%) AWS
4 2 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.44%) GCP
5 1 (2.44%) GitHub
5 1 (2.44%) IaaS
5 1 (2.44%) PaaS
5 1 (2.44%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) SAN
2 1 (2.44%) DHCP
2 1 (2.44%) DNS
2 1 (2.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.44%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (41.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (39.02%) SQL Server 2014
4 15 (36.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (26.83%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (19.51%) MongoDB
7 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (12.20%) DTS
9 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (9.76%) DB2
11 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
11 3 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (4.88%) MySQL
12 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (4.88%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (14.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.44%) Hudson
2 1 (2.44%) JIRA
2 1 (2.44%) Serena SBM
2 1 (2.44%) Subversion
2 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Law
2 3 (7.32%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 22 (53.66%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) .NET Developer
2 8 (19.51%) DBA
3 5 (12.20%) Angular Developer
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle DBA
3 5 (12.20%) ServiceNow Developer
3 5 (12.20%) Sybase DBA
4 4 (9.76%) Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.32%) CRM Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) VBA Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (43.90%) .NET
2 11 (26.83%) Web Services
3 9 (21.95%) REST
3 9 (21.95%) SOAP
4 7 (17.07%) AngularJS
5 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
6 5 (12.20%) .NET Framework
6 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (12.20%) Entity Framework
6 5 (12.20%) JSON
6 5 (12.20%) XML
6 5 (12.20%) XSLT
7 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (9.76%) Dapper ORM
7 4 (9.76%) NHibernate
7 4 (9.76%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (7.32%) JDBC
8 3 (7.32%) ODBC
8 3 (7.32%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Spread Betting
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Clustering
2 3 (7.32%) NHS
3 2 (4.88%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (4.88%) EMC VNX
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 19 (46.34%) Windows
2 14 (34.15%) Windows Server
3 9 (21.95%) Linux
4 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (14.63%) Unix
6 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
8 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (4.88%) Solaris
9 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (14.63%) ITIL
2 6 (14.63%) Migration
2 6 (14.63%) MVC
2 6 (14.63%) Security Management
2 6 (14.63%) SOA
2 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (12.20%) Data Transformation
3 5 (12.20%) OO
4 4 (9.76%) Analytics
4 4 (9.76%) API Design
4 4 (9.76%) CRM
4 4 (9.76%) Data Management
4 4 (9.76%) Database Security
4 4 (9.76%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (9.76%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (9.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) SQL
2 17 (41.46%) C#
3 15 (36.59%) T-SQL
4 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.51%) Perl
5 6 (14.63%) VB.NET
6 5 (12.20%) Korn
7 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
8 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
8 3 (7.32%) Python
8 3 (7.32%) VB
9 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.88%) Ruby
9 2 (4.88%) VB6
9 2 (4.88%) VBA
10 1 (2.44%) C
10 1 (2.44%) Java
10 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
10 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) MCITP
2 1 (2.44%) MCSE
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 11 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.32%) Docker
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (4.88%) vSphere
5 2 (4.88%) XenApp
6 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) SCOM
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Ansible
4 1 (2.44%) Control-M
4 1 (2.44%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.44%) Puppet
4 1 (2.44%) QRadar
4 1 (2.44%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.44%) Terraform
4 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.44%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (31.71%) VMware
3 9 (21.95%) Red Hat
4 8 (19.51%) Oracle
5 7 (17.07%) EMC
5 7 (17.07%) ServiceNow
5 7 (17.07%) Sybase
6 4 (9.76%) Cisco
7 3 (7.32%) HP
8 2 (4.88%) Citrix
8 2 (4.88%) Tableau
9 1 (2.44%) Alteryx
9 1 (2.44%) Huawei
9 1 (2.44%) IBM
9 1 (2.44%) Juniper
9 1 (2.44%) Meraki
9 1 (2.44%) Qualys
9 1 (2.44%) SAP
9 1 (2.44%) Splunk
9 1 (2.44%) Trend Micro