Period
to 29 November 2021

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 29 November 2021 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
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 514 365 453
Rank change year-on-year -149 +88 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 65 21 96
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.13% 0.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.72% 0.54% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 13 84
10th Percentile £355 £214 £261
25th Percentile £467 £230 £362
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £469
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -4.00% -1.32%
75th Percentile £575 £513 £538
90th Percentile £644 £580 £588
England median daily rate £488 £398 £420
% change year-on-year +22.64% -5.36% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 - -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £15.25 £28.25
% change year-on-year +244.26% -46.02% +6.81%

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 9,077 3,874 8,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.16% 24.68% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,685 2,804 6,206
10th Percentile £400 £350 £363
25th Percentile £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
75th Percentile £675 £627 £613
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 22 50
10th Percentile £24.50 £21.10 £15.00
25th Percentile £25.50 £27.25 £21.19
Median hourly rate £36.26 £38.22 £29.96
Median % change year-on-year -5.12% +27.55% +8.04%
75th Percentile £60.00 £52.91 £43.31
90th Percentile £65.00 £65.35 £53.93
England median hourly rate £39.40 £30.00 £27.94
% change year-on-year +31.33% +7.37% -3.34%

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 29 November 2021.

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 29 November 2021. 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 -58 5 £480 +104.26% 7
South London +4 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 29 November 2021, 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 65 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (64.62%) SQL
3 34 (52.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (44.62%) .NET
5 27 (41.54%) Windows
6 26 (40.00%) C#
7 24 (36.92%) Active Directory
8 22 (33.85%) SQL Server 2016
9 21 (32.31%) PowerShell
10 20 (30.77%) Windows Server
10 20 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
11 19 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (29.23%) VMware
12 18 (27.69%) T-SQL
12 18 (27.69%) Azure
13 17 (26.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (24.62%) Clustering
14 16 (24.62%) Microsoft Clustering
15 15 (23.08%) SQL Server 2019
15 15 (23.08%) Migration
15 15 (23.08%) Red Hat
15 15 (23.08%) Linux
16 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
17 13 (20.00%) IIS
17 13 (20.00%) Finance
17 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
17 13 (20.00%) DV Cleared
17 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
17 13 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 13 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation

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 13 (20.00%) IIS
2 7 (10.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.15%) Confluence
3 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.15%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.54%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (1.54%) Camunda
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (27.69%) Azure
2 5 (7.69%) Power Platform
3 4 (6.15%) AWS
3 4 (6.15%) GCP
3 4 (6.15%) GitHub
4 3 (4.62%) Azure Key Vault
4 3 (4.62%) Azure Logic Apps
4 3 (4.62%) Azure Service Bus
4 3 (4.62%) Azure Storage
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.08%) Cohesity
5 2 (3.08%) IaaS
5 2 (3.08%) PaaS
5 2 (3.08%) SaaS
5 2 (3.08%) Snowflake
6 1 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) Kerberos
1 6 (9.23%) SAN
2 4 (6.15%) NAS
3 2 (3.08%) DHCP
3 2 (3.08%) DNS
3 2 (3.08%) Firewall
3 2 (3.08%) IPv4
3 2 (3.08%) iSCSI
3 2 (3.08%) LAN
3 2 (3.08%) Network Security
3 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.08%) VLAN
3 2 (3.08%) Wireless
3 2 (3.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (52.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (33.85%) SQL Server 2016
4 20 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 17 (26.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (23.08%) SQL Server 2019
7 9 (13.85%) Relational Database
7 9 (13.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (10.77%) DTS
9 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
9 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (9.23%) RDBMS
9 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2017
10 5 (7.69%) Power BI
10 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
12 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (4.62%) Sybase ASE
13 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (3.08%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (12.31%) Visual Studio
3 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (9.23%) Subversion
5 4 (6.15%) Ant
5 4 (6.15%) Eclipse
5 4 (6.15%) IntelliJ
5 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.15%) JIRA
5 4 (6.15%) Maven
6 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (3.08%) Serena SBM
7 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.54%) NUnit
General
1 13 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (16.92%) Banking
3 10 (15.38%) Social Skills
4 2 (3.08%) Front Office
4 2 (3.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.54%) Automotive
5 1 (1.54%) International Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Prime Brokerage
5 1 (1.54%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.54%) Publishing
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (50.77%) Developer
2 18 (27.69%) DBA
2 18 (27.69%) SQL DBA
3 12 (18.46%) SQL Developer
4 10 (15.38%) .NET Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) ServiceNow Developer
5 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Senior SQL Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Senior SQL Server Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Angular Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Agile Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (4.62%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) SQL Server DBA
10 2 (3.08%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (44.62%) .NET
2 11 (16.92%) .NET Framework
3 10 (15.38%) JSON
3 10 (15.38%) XML
4 9 (13.85%) Web Services
5 8 (12.31%) AngularJS
5 8 (12.31%) REST
5 8 (12.31%) SOAP
6 7 (10.77%) XSLT
7 4 (6.15%) .NET Core
7 4 (6.15%) JMS
7 4 (6.15%) Spring
8 3 (4.62%) Apache Flex
8 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (4.62%) CSS
8 3 (4.62%) HTML
8 3 (4.62%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET Core
9 2 (3.08%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (24.62%) Clustering
2 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.62%) Replication
3 3 (4.62%) User Experience
4 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.08%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (1.54%) FMCG
5 1 (1.54%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 27 (41.54%) Windows
2 20 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 15 (23.08%) Linux
4 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.15%) Solaris
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.08%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.54%) Android
8 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Migration
2 13 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.85%) Microservices
4 8 (12.31%) ETL
4 8 (12.31%) Full Stack Development
4 8 (12.31%) SOA
5 7 (10.77%) Data Transformation
5 7 (10.77%) MVC
5 7 (10.77%) Web Development
6 5 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 5 (7.69%) DevOps
6 5 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.15%) OOD
7 4 (6.15%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.62%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (4.62%) Deployment Automation
8 3 (4.62%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (4.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (64.62%) SQL
2 26 (40.00%) C#
3 21 (32.31%) PowerShell
4 18 (27.69%) T-SQL
5 11 (16.92%) VB.NET
6 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
7 8 (12.31%) Java
8 6 (9.23%) Python
9 3 (4.62%) TypeScript
10 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.08%) Perl
10 2 (3.08%) PHP
10 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.08%) Ruby
10 2 (3.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.62%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) MCITP
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.08%) CCA
3 2 (3.08%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (3.08%) MCP
3 2 (3.08%) MCSA
3 2 (3.08%) MCSE
3 2 (3.08%) MCTS
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) GDPR
1 2 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (36.92%) Active Directory
2 19 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 2 (3.08%) Docker
3 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.08%) NFS
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.08%) XenApp
3 2 (3.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (24.62%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (13.85%) Control-M
3 4 (6.15%) Ansible
3 4 (6.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.08%) Data Guard
4 2 (3.08%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (3.08%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.08%) OpenView
4 2 (3.08%) QRadar
4 2 (3.08%) SCCM
4 2 (3.08%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (29.23%) VMware
2 15 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
4 9 (13.85%) BMC
4 9 (13.85%) ServiceNow
5 6 (9.23%) Oracle
6 4 (6.15%) EMC
6 4 (6.15%) HP
6 4 (6.15%) Sitecore
7 3 (4.62%) Databricks
7 3 (4.62%) Sybase
8 2 (3.08%) Citrix
8 2 (3.08%) IBM
8 2 (3.08%) Ivanti
8 2 (3.08%) Qualys
8 2 (3.08%) Sage
8 2 (3.08%) SAP
8 2 (3.08%) Serena
8 2 (3.08%) Shavlik
8 2 (3.08%) Symantec