Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 428 320 288
Rank change year-on-year -108 -32 -161
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 202 315 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.44% 0.74% 0.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.75% 3.04% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 241 306
London median daily rate £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £275
90th Percentile £634 £600 £588
England median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
London median hourly rate £65.00 £125.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% - -
England median hourly rate £34.70 £42.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -18.35% +54.55% -2.65%

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 11,543 10,365 10,564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 25.32% 24.35% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,615 7,542 7,635
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £358 £335 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 53 46
London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.16 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -1.24% +10.00%
10th Percentile £19.50 £18.55 £17.11
90th Percentile £47.53 £58.75 £100.00
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% +14.00%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 -64 52 £488 +14.71% 27
West London -22 13 £224 -38.63% 12
East London -14 6 £488 +9.55% 6
South London -51 2 £200 -46.67% 1
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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.

1 202 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 137 (67.82%) SQL
3 85 (42.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 84 (41.58%) Microsoft
4 84 (41.58%) Finance
5 73 (36.14%) C#
5 73 (36.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 70 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (31.19%) T-SQL
8 62 (30.69%) .NET
9 61 (30.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 59 (29.21%) Data Warehouse
11 55 (27.23%) ETL
11 55 (27.23%) Business Intelligence
12 48 (23.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 47 (23.27%) Windows
14 45 (22.28%) Banking
15 37 (18.32%) SQL Server 2005
16 36 (17.82%) Data Modelling
16 36 (17.82%) Team Foundation Server
17 34 (16.83%) SQL Server 2014
18 33 (16.34%) Microsoft Azure
18 33 (16.34%) Visual Studio
19 32 (15.84%) Kimball Methodology
20 30 (14.85%) Windows Server 2008
21 29 (14.36%) VMware
21 29 (14.36%) TDD
22 28 (13.86%) WCF
23 27 (13.37%) AngularJS
24 24 (11.88%) MVC

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 (8.42%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.93%) IIS
3 13 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (6.44%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.47%) NServiceBus
4 7 (3.47%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.98%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.99%) Apache
6 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.50%) Drupal
7 1 (0.50%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) JBoss
7 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.47%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.47%) Markit EDM
2 6 (2.97%) ION MarketView
3 3 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.99%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.50%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.95%) npm
4 8 (3.96%) Office 365
5 6 (2.97%) SaaS
6 1 (0.50%) IaaS
6 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.95%) Firewall
2 7 (3.47%) SAN
3 4 (1.98%) DHCP
3 4 (1.98%) DNS
3 4 (1.98%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.98%) VoIP
3 4 (1.98%) VPN
4 3 (1.49%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.99%) H.323
5 2 (0.99%) Internet
5 2 (0.99%) ISDN
5 2 (0.99%) LAN
5 2 (0.99%) PABX
5 2 (0.99%) SMTP
5 2 (0.99%) VLAN
5 2 (0.99%) WAN
6 1 (0.50%) FTP
6 1 (0.50%) HTTP
6 1 (0.50%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 85 (42.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 73 (36.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 61 (30.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 59 (29.21%) Data Warehouse
6 48 (23.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 37 (18.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 34 (16.83%) SQL Server 2014
9 23 (11.39%) SQL Server 2016
10 21 (10.40%) Power BI
11 18 (8.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 13 (6.44%) PowerPivot
13 12 (5.94%) OLAP
14 11 (5.45%) OLAP Cube
14 11 (5.45%) OLTP
15 8 (3.96%) Relational Database
16 7 (3.47%) Oracle Database
17 6 (2.97%) Big Data
17 6 (2.97%) MySQL
18 5 (2.48%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 36 (17.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (16.34%) Visual Studio
3 16 (7.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (5.94%) NUnit
5 10 (4.95%) Git (software)
5 10 (4.95%) Moq
5 10 (4.95%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (4.46%) TeamCity
6 9 (4.46%) webpack
7 7 (3.47%) Artifactory
7 7 (3.47%) Bitbucket
7 7 (3.47%) NCrunch
7 7 (3.47%) ReSharper
8 6 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.48%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.48%) JUnit
9 5 (2.48%) Mercurial
9 5 (2.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (1.49%) JIRA
10 3 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 84 (41.58%) Finance
2 45 (22.28%) Banking
3 23 (11.39%) Investment Banking
4 15 (7.43%) Front Office
5 8 (3.96%) Marketing
6 7 (3.47%) Back Office
7 5 (2.48%) Retail
8 3 (1.49%) Local Government
9 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.99%) Law
9 2 (0.99%) Publishing
9 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.50%) Advertising
10 1 (0.50%) Automotive
10 1 (0.50%) Billing
10 1 (0.50%) Legal
10 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 132 (65.35%) Developer
2 59 (29.21%) SQL Developer
3 42 (20.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 33 (16.34%) C# Developer
5 29 (14.36%) Senior Developer
6 23 (11.39%) .NET Developer
7 18 (8.91%) SQL BI Developer
8 15 (7.43%) C# .NET Developer
8 15 (7.43%) Senior C# Developer
9 13 (6.44%) Senior .NET Developer
10 12 (5.94%) Architect
10 12 (5.94%) DBA
11 11 (5.45%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 11 (5.45%) SQL DBA
11 11 (5.45%) SSAS Developer
11 11 (5.45%) T-SQL Developer
12 9 (4.46%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 9 (4.46%) Database Engineer
12 9 (4.46%) SSIS Developer
13 8 (3.96%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (30.69%) .NET
2 28 (13.86%) WCF
3 27 (13.37%) AngularJS
4 24 (11.88%) XML
5 21 (10.40%) Web Services
6 20 (9.90%) ASP.NET
6 20 (9.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (8.42%) WPF
9 16 (7.92%) HTML
10 15 (7.43%) CSS
11 13 (6.44%) REST
12 12 (5.94%) MDX
13 11 (5.45%) .NET Core
13 11 (5.45%) HTML5
14 10 (4.95%) .NET Framework
14 10 (4.95%) Sass
14 10 (4.95%) WinForms
15 9 (4.46%) CSS3
15 9 (4.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.39%) Fixed Income
2 17 (8.42%) Clustering
3 11 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.95%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (3.47%) Derivative
6 7 (3.47%) N-Tier
7 6 (2.97%) Hedge funds
8 5 (2.48%) OTC Derivatives
9 4 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.98%) Replication
10 3 (1.49%) Fintech
11 2 (0.99%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.99%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.99%) NHS
11 2 (0.99%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.99%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.99%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (23.27%) Windows
2 30 (14.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (9.90%) Linux
3 20 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (8.91%) Windows Server
5 9 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.47%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.48%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.49%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.50%) AIX
9 1 (0.50%) Android
9 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.50%) Unix
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (27.23%) Business Intelligence
2 55 (27.23%) ETL
3 36 (17.82%) Data Modelling
4 32 (15.84%) Kimball Methodology
5 29 (14.36%) TDD
6 24 (11.88%) MVC
7 22 (10.89%) Performance Tuning
8 17 (8.42%) Analytics
8 17 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (8.42%) SDLC
9 16 (7.92%) Asset Management
9 16 (7.92%) Migration
10 15 (7.43%) Microservices
10 15 (7.43%) Web Development
11 13 (6.44%) Data Validation
11 13 (6.44%) Scrum
11 13 (6.44%) Validation
12 12 (5.94%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (5.94%) Data Encryption
Programming Languages
1 137 (67.82%) SQL
2 73 (36.14%) C#
3 63 (31.19%) T-SQL
4 22 (10.89%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.42%) TypeScript
6 16 (7.92%) PowerShell
7 11 (5.45%) Java
8 7 (3.47%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.47%) VB.NET
9 6 (2.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 6 (2.97%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.48%) C
11 4 (1.98%) Python
11 4 (1.98%) Scala
11 4 (1.98%) VB
11 4 (1.98%) VBScript
12 3 (1.49%) C++
12 3 (1.49%) VBA
13 2 (0.99%) XPath
14 1 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.98%) MCSE
3 3 (1.49%) CCNA
3 3 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.49%) Degree
3 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.49%) MCITP
4 2 (0.99%) MCSA
4 2 (0.99%) MCTS
5 1 (0.50%) CCNP
5 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.50%) MCDST
5 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.49%) QA
3 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.99%) GDPR
3 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.99%) MiFID
3 2 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.99%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) EMIR
4 1 (0.50%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.50%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 18 (8.91%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.93%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (5.45%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.95%) Docker
6 9 (4.46%) vSphere
7 4 (1.98%) HDFS
8 3 (1.49%) SRDF
8 3 (1.49%) XenApp
9 2 (0.99%) NFS
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (5.94%) Microsoft Clustering
1 12 (5.94%) SCCM
1 12 (5.94%) SCOM
2 6 (2.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.98%) Oozie
4 3 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.49%) SCSM
5 2 (0.99%) Control-M
5 2 (0.99%) vMotion
6 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.50%) Puppet
6 1 (0.50%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.50%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 84 (41.58%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.36%) VMware
3 16 (7.92%) Oracle
4 11 (5.45%) HP
5 8 (3.96%) Informatica
6 7 (3.47%) Cisco
6 7 (3.47%) DevExpress
7 6 (2.97%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.97%) Citrix
7 6 (2.97%) Huawei
7 6 (2.97%) ION Trading
7 6 (2.97%) NetApp
7 6 (2.97%) Tableau
7 6 (2.97%) Telerik
7 6 (2.97%) Trend Micro
8 5 (2.48%) Charles River
9 4 (1.98%) EMC
9 4 (1.98%) F5
9 4 (1.98%) RedGate
10 3 (1.49%) Alteryx