Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 384 279 176
Rank change year-on-year -105 -103 -55
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 248 356 659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.53% 0.86% 1.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.26% 3.57% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 268 525
London median daily rate £448 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% -3.03% +2.48%
10th Percentile £300 £309 £276
90th Percentile £600 £538 £575
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
London median hourly rate - £19.12 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.46% +30.82%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £20.12 £26.25
% change year-on-year +98.81% -23.35% -8.50%

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 10,973 9,969 10,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.55% 24.13% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,341 7,102 7,682
London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £313
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 44 62
London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.73% +24.04% -13.33%
10th Percentile £17.44 £15.25 £16.03
90th Percentile £42.80 £60.13 £100.00
England median hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £26.93
% change year-on-year +24.53% -1.58% -7.16%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -50 85 £425 +3.66% 24
East London -11 8 £445 +42.40% 4
West London -34 8 £321 -8.29% 12
South London -42 3 £294 -26.56% 1
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 248 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 170 (68.55%) SQL
3 118 (47.58%) C#
4 106 (42.74%) .NET
5 104 (41.94%) Microsoft
6 97 (39.11%) Finance
7 86 (34.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 83 (33.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 80 (32.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 68 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
11 61 (24.60%) T-SQL
12 58 (23.39%) SQL Server 2005
13 54 (21.77%) WCF
14 51 (20.56%) .NET Framework
14 51 (20.56%) Windows
14 51 (20.56%) SQL Server 2016
15 50 (20.16%) AngularJS
16 47 (18.95%) SQL Server 2014
17 46 (18.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 46 (18.55%) MVC
17 46 (18.55%) Business Intelligence
18 45 (18.15%) ASP.NET
19 41 (16.53%) Data Warehouse
20 39 (15.73%) Banking
21 38 (15.32%) PowerShell
22 37 (14.92%) Performance Tuning
22 37 (14.92%) ETL
23 33 (13.31%) HTML
23 33 (13.31%) TeamCity
23 33 (13.31%) Team Foundation Server

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 19 (7.66%) SharePoint
2 18 (7.26%) IIS
3 14 (5.65%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (4.44%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.02%) Apache
7 5 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.21%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.81%) Confluence
10 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.40%) Drupal
11 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.40%) JBoss
11 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (10.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.21%) SPSS
4 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.44%) SimCorp Dimension
2 7 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.61%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.81%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.81%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.02%) Office 365
4 4 (1.61%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.81%) GitHub
5 2 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.40%) PaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.82%) SAN
2 5 (2.02%) Firewall
3 4 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.21%) DHCP
4 3 (1.21%) DNS
4 3 (1.21%) Intranet
4 3 (1.21%) Kerberos
4 3 (1.21%) LAN
4 3 (1.21%) WAN
5 2 (0.81%) HTTP
5 2 (0.81%) Internet
5 2 (0.81%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.40%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.40%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.40%) Skype
6 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 86 (34.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 83 (33.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 80 (32.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 58 (23.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 51 (20.56%) SQL Server 2016
7 47 (18.95%) SQL Server 2014
8 46 (18.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 41 (16.53%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (7.66%) Oracle Database
11 17 (6.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 14 (5.65%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (5.65%) Power BI
13 13 (5.24%) Relational Database
14 7 (2.82%) OLAP
15 6 (2.42%) PowerPivot
15 6 (2.42%) SQL Server 2000
16 5 (2.02%) Data Mining
16 5 (2.02%) DTS
16 5 (2.02%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (13.31%) Team Foundation Server
1 33 (13.31%) TeamCity
2 32 (12.90%) Visual Studio
3 20 (8.06%) FitNesse
4 17 (6.85%) MSTest
5 15 (6.05%) NUnit
6 12 (4.84%) Git (software)
7 10 (4.03%) Moq
8 8 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.61%) Subversion
10 3 (1.21%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.81%) JIRA
11 2 (0.81%) MorphX
11 2 (0.81%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.81%) NSubstitute
11 2 (0.81%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
General
1 97 (39.11%) Finance
2 39 (15.73%) Banking
3 22 (8.87%) Front Office
4 19 (7.66%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.61%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.61%) Marketing
6 3 (1.21%) Advertising
6 3 (1.21%) Back Office
6 3 (1.21%) Law
6 3 (1.21%) Legal
6 3 (1.21%) Retail
7 2 (0.81%) Electronics
7 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
8 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (63.71%) Developer
2 80 (32.26%) C# Developer
3 62 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 51 (20.56%) .NET Developer
5 37 (14.92%) DBA
6 36 (14.52%) C# .NET Developer
7 35 (14.11%) SQL DBA
8 26 (10.48%) SQL Server Developer
9 23 (9.27%) Agile Developer
9 23 (9.27%) SQL Server DBA
10 21 (8.47%) Agile C# Developer
11 19 (7.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 18 (7.26%) Administrator
13 15 (6.05%) SQL BI Developer
13 15 (6.05%) WinForms Developer
14 14 (5.65%) Angular Developer
15 13 (5.24%) C# WCF Developer
15 13 (5.24%) C# WPF Developer
15 13 (5.24%) WCF Developer
15 13 (5.24%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (42.74%) .NET
2 54 (21.77%) WCF
3 51 (20.56%) .NET Framework
4 50 (20.16%) AngularJS
5 45 (18.15%) ASP.NET
6 33 (13.31%) HTML
7 32 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (12.90%) XML
8 27 (10.89%) Web Services
9 26 (10.48%) Entity Framework
9 26 (10.48%) jQuery
10 21 (8.47%) NHibernate
10 21 (8.47%) REST
11 20 (8.06%) CSS
11 20 (8.06%) WPF
12 19 (7.66%) Ajax
13 16 (6.45%) WinForms
14 14 (5.65%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (5.24%) HTML5
16 9 (3.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.69%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (11.29%) Fintech
3 20 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.06%) Fixed Income
4 15 (6.05%) Clustering
4 15 (6.05%) Replication
5 11 (4.44%) Equities
6 10 (4.03%) Hedge funds
7 8 (3.23%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.82%) PKI
9 6 (2.42%) Credit Risk
9 6 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.61%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.21%) NHS
12 2 (0.81%) Derivative
12 2 (0.81%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.81%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.81%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.81%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 51 (20.56%) Windows
2 31 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (12.10%) Windows Server
4 29 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (4.44%) Linux
7 7 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.42%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.61%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.81%) CentOS
10 2 (0.81%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.40%) AIX
11 1 (0.40%) Solaris
11 1 (0.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (18.55%) Business Intelligence
2 46 (18.55%) MVC
3 37 (14.92%) ETL
3 37 (14.92%) Performance Tuning
4 30 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (12.10%) Unit Testing
5 22 (8.87%) SOLID
6 21 (8.47%) Migration
7 20 (8.06%) Mathematics
7 20 (8.06%) SDLC
8 19 (7.66%) TDD
9 18 (7.26%) Data Modelling
9 18 (7.26%) MVVM
9 18 (7.26%) Test Automation
10 17 (6.85%) Kimball Methodology
11 16 (6.45%) High Availability
12 13 (5.24%) Asset Management
12 13 (5.24%) DevOps
12 13 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 170 (68.55%) SQL
2 118 (47.58%) C#
3 61 (24.60%) T-SQL
4 38 (15.32%) PowerShell
5 24 (9.68%) JavaScript
6 19 (7.66%) VB
7 17 (6.85%) VB.NET
8 16 (6.45%) VBA
9 9 (3.63%) Java
9 9 (3.63%) TypeScript
10 8 (3.23%) VBScript
11 7 (2.82%) Python
12 5 (2.02%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.61%) C
13 4 (1.61%) Perl
13 4 (1.61%) R
13 4 (1.61%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.21%) PHP
14 3 (1.21%) Scala
15 2 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 16 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.23%) Degree
3 6 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.02%) MCP
4 5 (2.02%) MCTS
5 4 (1.61%) MCITP
5 4 (1.61%) MCPD
6 3 (1.21%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.21%) MCSA
6 3 (1.21%) MCSE
7 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.81%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.81%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) CCNA
8 1 (0.40%) CCNP
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.40%) MCAD
8 1 (0.40%) MCDST
8 1 (0.40%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.23%) QA
2 6 (2.42%) SLA
3 3 (1.21%) GDPR
3 3 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.81%) EMIR
5 1 (0.40%) IFRS
5 1 (0.40%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.42%) XenApp
5 5 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.02%) vSphere
6 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.61%) SCCM
1 4 (1.61%) WMI
2 3 (1.21%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.21%) Puppet
2 3 (1.21%) SCOM
2 3 (1.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (1.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (1.21%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.81%) Nagios
3 2 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.81%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.81%) WSUS
3 2 (0.81%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 104 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.69%) Oracle
3 20 (8.06%) VMware
4 11 (4.44%) Charles River
4 11 (4.44%) SimCorp
5 9 (3.63%) Citrix
6 7 (2.82%) HP
6 7 (2.82%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.82%) RedGate
7 5 (2.02%) Altiris
8 4 (1.61%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.61%) Cisco
8 4 (1.61%) SAP
8 4 (1.61%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.61%) Tableau
9 3 (1.21%) CommVault
9 3 (1.21%) IBM
9 3 (1.21%) NetApp
9 3 (1.21%) Symantec
9 3 (1.21%) Veritas