Period
to 22 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 452 443 357
Rank change year-on-year -9 -86 -54
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 95 196 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.42% 0.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.13% 1.74% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 160 255
London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £261 £300 £300
90th Percentile £588 £625 £600
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £99.56
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.45 £38.50
% change year-on-year +13.42% -31.30% +91.35%

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 8,383 11,251 11,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.85% 24.26% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,050 8,402 8,343
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £355
90th Percentile £700 £675 £663
England median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 62
London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £26.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +2.30% -10.03%
10th Percentile £15.55 £15.95 £18.28
90th Percentile £66.50 £47.58 £58.75
England median hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -2.99% +4.69% +14.29%

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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 +30 33 £475 +1.60% 9
South London +44 9 £375 -21.05% 3
West London +8 2 £399 +13.93% 4
North London - 1 £440 -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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 95 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 78 (82.11%) SQL
3 40 (42.11%) .NET
4 38 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 38 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (33.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 30 (31.58%) Windows
7 29 (30.53%) C#
8 28 (29.47%) Azure
9 26 (27.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (27.37%) T-SQL
10 25 (26.32%) Oracle
11 21 (22.11%) Finance
11 21 (22.11%) .NET Framework
12 20 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (20.00%) Oracle Database
13 19 (20.00%) Decision-Making
13 19 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (20.00%) ETL
14 18 (18.95%) Scrum
14 18 (18.95%) SQL Server 2016
15 17 (17.89%) Migration
15 17 (17.89%) MVC
15 17 (17.89%) IIS
15 17 (17.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (16.84%) TDD
16 16 (16.84%) ASP.NET
16 16 (16.84%) JavaScript
17 15 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
17 15 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g

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 17 (17.89%) IIS
2 5 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.21%) Apache
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.05%) Confluence
5 1 (1.05%) Mule
5 1 (1.05%) nginx
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.05%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 28 (29.47%) Azure
2 8 (8.42%) Power Platform
3 7 (7.37%) npm
3 7 (7.37%) Office 365
4 4 (4.21%) AWS
5 3 (3.16%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.11%) AWS Step Functions
6 2 (2.11%) GitHub
6 2 (2.11%) Serverless
7 1 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.05%) IaaS
7 1 (1.05%) PaaS
7 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) VoIP
2 5 (5.26%) PBX
2 5 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (3.16%) SAN
4 2 (2.11%) Firewall
4 2 (2.11%) Internet
4 2 (2.11%) LAN
4 2 (2.11%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (33.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (27.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 18 (18.95%) SQL Server 2016
6 17 (17.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (13.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (12.63%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (9.47%) MySQL
10 9 (9.47%) NoSQL
10 9 (9.47%) Relational Database
10 9 (9.47%) Star Schema
11 8 (8.42%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (8.42%) Power BI
11 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2017
12 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (6.32%) Oracle ODI
14 5 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.37%) gulp
2 7 (7.37%) jspm
2 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.26%) Moq
3 5 (5.26%) NUnit
3 5 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.16%) Fiddler
5 2 (2.11%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.11%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.05%) Travis CI
General
1 21 (22.11%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.16%) Front Office
5 2 (2.11%) Back Office
5 2 (2.11%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.11%) Marketing
6 1 (1.05%) German Language
Job Titles
1 49 (51.58%) Developer
2 19 (20.00%) DBA
3 15 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 15 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 13 (13.68%) SQL DBA
5 9 (9.47%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) SQL Developer
7 7 (7.37%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (7.37%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Desktop Support
7 7 (7.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Analytics Developer
8 6 (6.32%) Senior DBA
8 6 (6.32%) SQL Server DBA
9 5 (5.26%) Administrator
9 5 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (5.26%) SSIS Developer
10 4 (4.21%) ServiceNow Developer
10 4 (4.21%) SSAS Developer
10 4 (4.21%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (42.11%) .NET
2 21 (22.11%) .NET Framework
3 16 (16.84%) ASP.NET
4 14 (14.74%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (14.74%) CSS
5 13 (13.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (13.68%) HTML
5 13 (13.68%) REST
6 12 (12.63%) .NET Core
6 12 (12.63%) Entity Framework
6 12 (12.63%) JSON
7 11 (11.58%) AngularJS
8 9 (9.47%) jQuery
8 9 (9.47%) WCF
8 9 (9.47%) Web Services
9 7 (7.37%) OAuth
9 7 (7.37%) Sass
10 6 (6.32%) Ajax
11 5 (5.26%) RESTful
11 5 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.58%) Clustering
3 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.37%) Replication
4 6 (6.32%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.26%) Blackberry
5 5 (5.26%) iPhone
5 5 (5.26%) PKI
6 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.11%) Equities
6 2 (2.11%) User Experience
7 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.05%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.05%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 30 (31.58%) Windows
2 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (9.47%) Windows 10
5 5 (5.26%) Android
5 5 (5.26%) Linux
6 2 (2.11%) CentOS
6 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.00%) Decision-Making
2 19 (20.00%) ETL
3 18 (18.95%) Scrum
4 17 (17.89%) Migration
4 17 (17.89%) MVC
5 16 (16.84%) TDD
6 15 (15.79%) Kimball Methodology
6 15 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (15.79%) SOLID
7 14 (14.74%) Microservices
8 13 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (13.68%) SDLC
9 11 (11.58%) Analytics
9 11 (11.58%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (9.47%) Inmon Methodology
11 8 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.42%) Kanban
11 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
11 8 (8.42%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (82.11%) SQL
2 29 (30.53%) C#
3 26 (27.37%) T-SQL
4 16 (16.84%) JavaScript
5 10 (10.53%) PL/SQL
6 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
6 9 (9.47%) TypeScript
6 9 (9.47%) VB.NET
7 6 (6.32%) VB
8 5 (5.26%) VBA
9 3 (3.16%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.11%) PHP
10 2 (2.11%) PHP 5
11 1 (1.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (1.05%) Perl
11 1 (1.05%) Python
11 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.11%) PMP
3 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.05%) MCITP
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) GDPR
2 1 (1.05%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (11.58%) Docker
3 10 (10.53%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.05%) XenApp
6 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) MIIS
2 6 (6.32%) SCOM
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (5.26%) SCCM
4 2 (2.11%) Ansible
5 1 (1.05%) Control-M
5 1 (1.05%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 38 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (26.32%) Oracle
3 5 (5.26%) Adobe
3 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 5 (5.26%) Tableau
3 5 (5.26%) TOWER Software
3 5 (5.26%) VMware
4 4 (4.21%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.11%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.11%) Citrix
5 2 (2.11%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.11%) Reuters
6 1 (1.05%) BMC
6 1 (1.05%) Fiserv
6 1 (1.05%) Informatica
6 1 (1.05%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.05%) RedGate
6 1 (1.05%) Vermilion
6 1 (1.05%) Xceptor