Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 436 341 301
Rank change year-on-year -95 -40 -162
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 195 299 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.66% 0.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.72% 2.81% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 235 291
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £286
90th Percentile £625 £623 £575
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
London median hourly rate - £99.56 -
England median hourly rate £26.90 £40.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.58% +35.00% +6.19%

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 11,352 10,638 10,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.82% 23.61% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,436 7,816 7,342
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £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 52 54 40
London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.88 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.30% -23.19% +55.56%
10th Percentile £16.55 £18.56 £15.25
90th Percentile £47.73 £58.75 £108.75
England median hourly rate £32.48 £30.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +6.48% +7.02% +3.64%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -34 48 £468 +3.89% 28
West London +9 18 £338 -10.00% 18
East London -19 5 £488 +9.55% 3
South London -33 2 £338 +14.89% 3
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 195 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 133 (68.21%) SQL
3 100 (51.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 87 (44.62%) Finance
5 85 (43.59%) Microsoft
6 72 (36.92%) C#
7 70 (35.90%) ETL
8 64 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
8 64 (32.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 60 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
10 59 (30.26%) .NET
11 56 (28.72%) Business Intelligence
11 56 (28.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 54 (27.69%) T-SQL
13 52 (26.67%) Banking
14 50 (25.64%) Windows
15 42 (21.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 41 (21.03%) Microsoft Azure
17 37 (18.97%) Kimball Methodology
18 36 (18.46%) SQL Server 2014
19 34 (17.44%) TDD
20 31 (15.90%) Data Modelling
21 30 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
22 29 (14.87%) AngularJS
22 29 (14.87%) MVC
22 29 (14.87%) Investment Banking
23 28 (14.36%) WCF
24 27 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
25 26 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
25 26 (13.33%) VMware

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 15 (7.69%) IIS
1 15 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.15%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.13%) WebSphere
5 9 (4.62%) NServiceBus
6 4 (2.05%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.05%) Confluence
6 4 (2.05%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.54%) Drupal
7 3 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.03%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.51%) Apache
9 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (4.62%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.10%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.54%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.51%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.51%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.51%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 41 (21.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.13%) Office 365
4 8 (4.10%) npm
5 2 (1.03%) IaaS
5 2 (1.03%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.59%) Firewall
2 3 (1.54%) HTTP
2 3 (1.54%) iSCSI
2 3 (1.54%) SAN
2 3 (1.54%) SMTP
2 3 (1.54%) VLAN
3 2 (1.03%) DHCP
3 2 (1.03%) DNS
3 2 (1.03%) Internet
3 2 (1.03%) Intranet
3 2 (1.03%) VoIP
3 2 (1.03%) VPN
4 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.51%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.51%) OSPF
4 1 (0.51%) Skype
4 1 (0.51%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (0.51%) SSH
4 1 (0.51%) SSL
4 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 100 (51.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 64 (32.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 60 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
5 56 (28.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 42 (21.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (18.46%) SQL Server 2014
8 30 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
9 26 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (8.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 16 (8.21%) Power BI
11 14 (7.18%) Relational Database
12 12 (6.15%) PowerPivot
13 11 (5.64%) SQL Server 2000
14 10 (5.13%) OLAP
14 10 (5.13%) OLAP Cube
14 10 (5.13%) OLTP
15 9 (4.62%) Big Data
16 8 (4.10%) Oracle Database
16 8 (4.10%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (9.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (7.18%) Visual Studio
3 13 (6.67%) TeamCity
4 10 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.13%) NUnit
4 10 (5.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (4.62%) Artifactory
5 9 (4.62%) Bitbucket
5 9 (4.62%) Moq
5 9 (4.62%) NCrunch
5 9 (4.62%) ReSharper
6 8 (4.10%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (4.10%) webpack
7 6 (3.08%) ERwin
7 6 (3.08%) JIRA
7 6 (3.08%) JUnit
7 6 (3.08%) Selenium
8 5 (2.56%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.05%) Mercurial
9 4 (2.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 87 (44.62%) Finance
2 52 (26.67%) Banking
3 29 (14.87%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.13%) Marketing
5 9 (4.62%) Back Office
6 8 (4.10%) Front Office
7 4 (2.05%) Retail
8 3 (1.54%) Local Government
8 3 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.03%) Billing
9 2 (1.03%) Law
9 2 (1.03%) Publishing
10 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 125 (64.10%) Developer
2 46 (23.59%) SQL Developer
3 41 (21.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 39 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 37 (18.97%) Senior Developer
6 29 (14.87%) .NET Developer
7 24 (12.31%) C# .NET Developer
8 19 (9.74%) Senior C# Developer
8 19 (9.74%) SQL BI Developer
9 17 (8.72%) Senior .NET Developer
10 13 (6.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 12 (6.15%) Database Engineer
11 12 (6.15%) DBA
11 12 (6.15%) SQL DBA
11 12 (6.15%) T-SQL Developer
12 11 (5.64%) Analyst
12 11 (5.64%) Architect
13 10 (5.13%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 9 (4.62%) Angular Developer
14 9 (4.62%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (30.26%) .NET
2 29 (14.87%) AngularJS
3 28 (14.36%) WCF
4 25 (12.82%) ASP.NET
5 24 (12.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (10.77%) .NET Framework
6 21 (10.77%) ASP.NET Web API
6 21 (10.77%) Web Services
7 20 (10.26%) Entity Framework
8 19 (9.74%) WPF
9 17 (8.72%) XML
10 14 (7.18%) HTML
10 14 (7.18%) REST
10 14 (7.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 13 (6.67%) CSS
11 13 (6.67%) jQuery
12 12 (6.15%) .NET Core
12 12 (6.15%) MDX
12 12 (6.15%) WinForms
13 10 (5.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.77%) Clustering
2 18 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.18%) Fixed Income
4 10 (5.13%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.62%) N-Tier
6 6 (3.08%) Fintech
7 5 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.03%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.03%) Reinsurance
9 2 (1.03%) Replication
9 2 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.51%) CESG
10 1 (0.51%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.51%) Equities
10 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.51%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.51%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 50 (25.64%) Windows
2 27 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (10.77%) Linux
3 21 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (9.74%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.05%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.51%) AIX
8 1 (0.51%) Android
8 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.51%) Solaris
8 1 (0.51%) Unix
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (35.90%) ETL
2 64 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (28.72%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (18.97%) Kimball Methodology
5 34 (17.44%) TDD
6 31 (15.90%) Data Modelling
7 29 (14.87%) MVC
8 25 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (12.82%) SDLC
9 21 (10.77%) Analytics
10 17 (8.72%) Migration
11 16 (8.21%) Asset Management
11 16 (8.21%) Scrum
12 14 (7.18%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (7.18%) Data Encryption
13 13 (6.67%) Data Validation
13 13 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
13 13 (6.67%) Validation
13 13 (6.67%) Web Development
14 12 (6.15%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 133 (68.21%) SQL
2 72 (36.92%) C#
3 54 (27.69%) T-SQL
4 26 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 21 (10.77%) TypeScript
6 13 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 10 (5.13%) PL/SQL
8 9 (4.62%) Java
9 6 (3.08%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (2.56%) VB
10 5 (2.56%) VBScript
11 4 (2.05%) C
11 4 (2.05%) C++
11 4 (2.05%) Perl
11 4 (2.05%) Python
11 4 (2.05%) Scala
11 4 (2.05%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.05%) VBA
12 3 (1.54%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (3.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.54%) Degree
3 3 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.03%) MCSE
5 1 (0.51%) MCITP
5 1 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.54%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.51%) EMIR
3 1 (0.51%) GDPR
3 1 (0.51%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.51%) IFRS
3 1 (0.51%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.51%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (0.51%) MiFID
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.21%) Active Directory
3 12 (6.15%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.64%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (4.10%) Docker
5 8 (4.10%) vSphere
6 4 (2.05%) HDFS
6 4 (2.05%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (2.05%) XenApp
7 3 (1.54%) SRDF
8 2 (1.03%) NFS
9 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (7.18%) Microsoft Clustering
2 13 (6.67%) SCCM
2 13 (6.67%) SCOM
3 6 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.05%) Oozie
5 3 (1.54%) Control-M
5 3 (1.54%) SCSM
6 2 (1.03%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.03%) vMotion
7 1 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.51%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.51%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 85 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.33%) VMware
3 21 (10.77%) Oracle
4 11 (5.64%) Informatica
5 9 (4.62%) DevExpress
6 8 (4.10%) HP
7 6 (3.08%) Huawei
7 6 (3.08%) Trend Micro
8 5 (2.56%) Citrix
8 5 (2.56%) NetApp
8 5 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.56%) Tableau
9 4 (2.05%) EMC
9 4 (2.05%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (1.54%) Alteryx
10 3 (1.54%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.54%) Cisco
10 3 (1.54%) ION Trading
10 3 (1.54%) Telerik
11 2 (1.03%) IBM