Period
to 22 April 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 April 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 416 411 300
Rank change year-on-year -5 -111 -87
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 192 237 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.51% 0.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.88% 2.09% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 180 255
London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £356 £312 £300
90th Percentile £685 £600 £558
England median daily rate £425 £400 £373
% change year-on-year +6.25% +7.38% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
London median hourly rate - £65.00 £20.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +223.06% -22.62%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +50.50%

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 10,236 11,314 9,892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.27% 24.50% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,470 8,541 7,118
London median daily rate £525 £513 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +5.67% +2.11%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £325
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 86 40
London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.66% -15.22% +32.69%
10th Percentile £20.00 £19.25 £16.53
90th Percentile £56.50 £44.78 £47.63
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +12.07% +12.75%

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 April 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 April 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 -47 41 £425 -1.45% 4
West London +18 4 £381 +1.67% 1
South London +19 3 £475 -
East London -31 3 £215 -54.50%
North London - 1 £388 -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 192 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 135 (70.31%) SQL
3 93 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 77 (40.10%) C#
6 76 (39.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 75 (39.06%) .NET
8 74 (38.54%) ETL
9 72 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 69 (35.94%) Finance
11 67 (34.90%) Business Intelligence
12 64 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
13 63 (32.81%) T-SQL
14 50 (26.04%) Performance Tuning
15 49 (25.52%) SQL Server 2005
16 47 (24.48%) Data Warehouse
17 44 (22.92%) Windows
18 42 (21.88%) Dependency Injection
19 40 (20.83%) SOLID
19 40 (20.83%) Front Office
20 39 (20.31%) Scrum
21 38 (19.79%) WCF
22 36 (18.75%) MVC
22 36 (18.75%) Portfolio Management
23 35 (18.23%) Analytics
23 35 (18.23%) Team Foundation Server
23 35 (18.23%) Asset Management
24 34 (17.71%) Jenkins
25 33 (17.19%) Telerik
25 33 (17.19%) Fixed Income

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 6 (3.13%) IIS
2 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.04%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.52%) Apache
5 1 (0.52%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.52%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.52%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 64 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.69%) Azure Data Factory
4 5 (2.60%) IaaS
4 5 (2.60%) Office 365
4 5 (2.60%) PaaS
5 3 (1.56%) SaaS
6 2 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.17%) SAN
2 2 (1.04%) DHCP
2 2 (1.04%) DNS
2 2 (1.04%) NAS
3 1 (0.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.52%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.52%) Skype
3 1 (0.52%) SNMP
3 1 (0.52%) VLAN
3 1 (0.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 76 (39.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 72 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 49 (25.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 47 (24.48%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (15.10%) Big Data
6 29 (15.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (14.58%) Oracle Database
7 28 (14.58%) Star Schema
8 26 (13.54%) Oracle BI EE
9 24 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
10 22 (11.46%) Oracle Database 11g
10 22 (11.46%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (7.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (6.77%) Power BI
13 12 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
14 10 (5.21%) Relational Database
15 7 (3.65%) OLTP
15 7 (3.65%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (3.13%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 35 (18.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (17.71%) Jenkins
3 17 (8.85%) Visual Studio
4 13 (6.77%) Selenium
5 11 (5.73%) TeamCity
6 9 (4.69%) SpecFlow
7 8 (4.17%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 6 (3.13%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.60%) NUnit
9 5 (2.60%) ReSharper
9 5 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (2.60%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 4 (2.08%) JIRA
10 4 (2.08%) Subversion
11 3 (1.56%) Hudson
11 3 (1.56%) Moq
11 3 (1.56%) RStudio
11 3 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.52%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
General
1 69 (35.94%) Finance
2 40 (20.83%) Front Office
3 21 (10.94%) Banking
4 12 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.08%) Marketing
5 4 (2.08%) Retail
6 3 (1.56%) Law
6 3 (1.56%) Legal
7 2 (1.04%) Billing
7 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 133 (69.27%) Developer
2 51 (26.56%) C# Developer
3 44 (22.92%) SQL Developer
4 35 (18.23%) .NET Developer
5 28 (14.58%) C# WPF Developer
5 28 (14.58%) WPF Developer
6 27 (14.06%) DBA
7 24 (12.50%) Angular Developer
8 23 (11.98%) Senior Developer
8 23 (11.98%) SQL DBA
9 17 (8.85%) SQL Server DBA
10 16 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
11 13 (6.77%) C# WCF Developer
11 13 (6.77%) WCF Developer
12 11 (5.73%) Analytics Developer
13 10 (5.21%) Senior C# Developer
14 8 (4.17%) Administrator
14 8 (4.17%) Database Developer
14 8 (4.17%) Senior WPF Developer
15 7 (3.65%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (39.06%) .NET
2 38 (19.79%) WCF
3 32 (16.67%) WPF
4 31 (16.15%) AngularJS
4 31 (16.15%) ASP.NET
5 24 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 23 (11.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (10.42%) Entity Framework
8 18 (9.38%) D3.js
9 17 (8.85%) Web Services
10 15 (7.81%) XML
11 14 (7.29%) jQuery
12 12 (6.25%) Ajax
13 11 (5.73%) CSS
14 9 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (3.13%) Fluent NHibernate
15 6 (3.13%) HTML
15 6 (3.13%) REST
16 5 (2.60%) CSS3
16 5 (2.60%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.19%) Fixed Income
2 32 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (16.15%) Derivative
3 31 (16.15%) OTC Derivatives
4 17 (8.85%) Hedge funds
5 16 (8.33%) Replication
6 11 (5.73%) Clustering
7 6 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.56%) Fintech
8 3 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.04%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.04%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.04%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.04%) W3C
10 1 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.52%) CMDB
10 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.52%) HP StoreVirtual
10 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (22.92%) Windows
2 16 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (6.77%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.69%) Linux
6 6 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.13%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.60%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.04%) Solaris
9 2 (1.04%) Unix
10 1 (0.52%) Fedora
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (38.54%) ETL
3 67 (34.90%) Business Intelligence
4 50 (26.04%) Performance Tuning
5 42 (21.88%) Dependency Injection
6 40 (20.83%) SOLID
7 39 (20.31%) Scrum
8 36 (18.75%) MVC
8 36 (18.75%) Portfolio Management
9 35 (18.23%) Analytics
9 35 (18.23%) Asset Management
10 32 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
11 28 (14.58%) Inmon Methodology
11 28 (14.58%) MVVM
12 27 (14.06%) Regression Testing
13 26 (13.54%) Decision-Making
14 23 (11.98%) System Testing
15 16 (8.33%) Migration
16 15 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 135 (70.31%) SQL
2 77 (40.10%) C#
3 63 (32.81%) T-SQL
4 28 (14.58%) JavaScript
4 28 (14.58%) PL/SQL
5 14 (7.29%) VBA
6 12 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.65%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.65%) TypeScript
8 5 (2.60%) VB
8 5 (2.60%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.56%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.56%) Python
9 3 (1.56%) R
10 2 (1.04%) Perl
11 1 (0.52%) Java
11 1 (0.52%) Java 8
11 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (5.73%) Degree
2 6 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.56%) MCITP
3 3 (1.56%) MCSE
4 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.52%) MCP
4 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.13%) SLA
2 3 (1.56%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.56%) IFRS
2 3 (1.56%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 13 (6.77%) Oracle RAC
2 10 (5.21%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.13%) Docker
4 4 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.04%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.52%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (4.69%) SCOM
2 6 (3.13%) Ansible
3 2 (1.04%) Control-M
3 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.04%) SCCM
4 1 (0.52%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.52%) WMI
Vendors
1 80 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 33 (17.19%) Oracle
2 33 (17.19%) Telerik
3 11 (5.73%) IBM
4 8 (4.17%) VMware
5 6 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.08%) Citrix
7 3 (1.56%) HP
8 2 (1.04%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.04%) Sybase
8 2 (1.04%) Virgin Media
9 1 (0.52%) Altiris
9 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.52%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.52%) GoldenSource
9 1 (0.52%) Google
9 1 (0.52%) iManage
9 1 (0.52%) Intapp
9 1 (0.52%) Samsung
9 1 (0.52%) Veeam