The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 81 86 67
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 141 124 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.41% 2.14% 2.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.44% 9.32% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 98 139
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £318 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £51.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1493 1331 1622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 25.50% 22.93% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 1010 1188
Average daily rate £458 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £575 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 18
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.91 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.96% -45.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £22.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.50 £51.49 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the City of London region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the City of London region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 281 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 178 (63.35%) SQL
3 137 (48.75%) .NET
4 128 (45.55%) C#
5 124 (44.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 117 (41.64%) Microsoft
7 116 (41.28%) T-SQL
8 92 (32.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 88 (31.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 84 (29.89%) Business Intelligence
10 84 (29.89%) Finance
11 81 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
12 78 (27.76%) ASP.NET
13 76 (27.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 69 (24.56%) MS Excel
15 68 (24.20%) Data Warehouse
16 65 (23.13%) SQL Server 2005
17 61 (21.71%) MVC
18 57 (20.28%) JavaScript
19 50 (17.79%) .NET Framework
20 48 (17.08%) ETL
21 47 (16.73%) HTML
22 46 (16.37%) Banking
23 44 (15.66%) Team Foundation Server
24 43 (15.30%) WCF
24 43 (15.30%) jQuery
25 39 (13.88%) TDD
25 39 (13.88%) Windows
25 39 (13.88%) Entity Framework
26 35 (12.46%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.20%) IIS
3 8 (2.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.14%) CMS
6 5 (1.78%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.07%) PowerExchange
8 3 (1.07%) Node.js
8 3 (1.07%) Sitefinity
9 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.71%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.71%) Apache
9 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.36%) Mule
10 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 69 (24.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.49%) MS Office
3 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.71%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (4.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Sage BI
3 1 (0.36%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.71%) SaaS
2 2 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.91%) SAN
2 9 (3.20%) WAN
3 6 (2.14%) LAN
4 5 (1.78%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.07%) DNS
5 3 (1.07%) NAS
6 2 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.71%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.71%) Intranet
7 1 (0.36%) Firewall
7 1 (0.36%) LDAP
7 1 (0.36%) SMTP
7 1 (0.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 124 (44.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 92 (32.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 88 (31.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 76 (27.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 68 (24.20%) Data Warehouse
7 65 (23.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (6.05%) Oracle Database
8 17 (6.05%) QlikView
9 16 (5.69%) Relational Database
10 15 (5.34%) SQL Server 2000
10 15 (5.34%) ProClarity
11 14 (4.98%) MS Access
12 13 (4.63%) OLAP
13 12 (4.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (3.91%) RDBMS
15 9 (3.20%) Star Schema
15 9 (3.20%) Oracle Database 12c
16 7 (2.49%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (2.49%) DTS
Development Applications
1 44 (15.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (9.61%) Visual Studio
3 15 (5.34%) JIRA
4 10 (3.56%) NUnit
5 8 (2.85%) ReSharper
6 6 (2.14%) Subversion
6 6 (2.14%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.78%) PowerBuilder
7 5 (1.78%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.42%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.42%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (1.42%) Moq
9 3 (1.07%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.07%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.07%) CruiseControl
9 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.71%) Toad
11 1 (0.36%) ERwin
11 1 (0.36%) Log4Net
11 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
General
1 84 (29.89%) Finance
2 46 (16.37%) Banking
3 27 (9.61%) Investment Banking
4 20 (7.12%) Retail
5 18 (6.41%) Front Office
6 11 (3.91%) Legal
7 9 (3.20%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.42%) Back Office
9 3 (1.07%) Advertising
9 3 (1.07%) Marketing
10 2 (0.71%) Publishing
10 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 187 (66.55%) Developer
2 56 (19.93%) .NET Developer
3 40 (14.23%) SQL Developer
4 33 (11.74%) Analyst
5 31 (11.03%) DBA
6 28 (9.96%) Senior Developer
7 26 (9.25%) SQL DBA
8 24 (8.54%) C# Developer
8 24 (8.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 16 (5.69%) SQL Server DBA
9 16 (5.69%) SQL Server Developer
10 13 (4.63%) Senior .NET Developer
11 12 (4.27%) ETL Developer
11 12 (4.27%) ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (4.27%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (3.91%) Information Analyst
12 11 (3.91%) NHS Information Analyst
13 10 (3.56%) Senior Information Analyst
13 10 (3.56%) CRM Developer
13 10 (3.56%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (48.75%) .NET
2 78 (27.76%) ASP.NET
3 50 (17.79%) .NET Framework
4 47 (16.73%) HTML
5 43 (15.30%) WCF
5 43 (15.30%) jQuery
6 39 (13.88%) Entity Framework
7 35 (12.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 33 (11.74%) Ajax
9 31 (11.03%) LINQ
10 30 (10.68%) CSS
11 27 (9.61%) XML
11 27 (9.61%) AngularJS
12 26 (9.25%) Web Services
13 25 (8.90%) WPF
14 24 (8.54%) HTML5
15 16 (5.69%) Kendo UI
16 15 (5.34%) JSON
17 12 (4.27%) WinForms
17 12 (4.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.41%) NHS
2 15 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.98%) Clustering
4 11 (3.91%) Mathematics
5 10 (3.56%) Replication
5 10 (3.56%) Fixed Income
6 9 (3.20%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 8 (2.85%) Derivative
7 8 (2.85%) Data Integration
8 6 (2.14%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.78%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.42%) Statistics
10 4 (1.42%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.07%) EMC Centera
11 3 (1.07%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.07%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.07%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.71%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
12 2 (0.71%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.88%) Windows
2 18 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (4.98%) UNIX
4 11 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (3.20%) AIX
5 9 (3.20%) Linux
6 6 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.42%) Solaris
8 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (29.89%) Business Intelligence
2 81 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (21.71%) MVC
4 48 (17.08%) ETL
5 39 (13.88%) TDD
6 30 (10.68%) OO
7 21 (7.47%) Scrum
8 18 (6.41%) Configuration Management
8 18 (6.41%) Unit Testing
9 17 (6.05%) ITIL
10 15 (5.34%) OOP
10 15 (5.34%) Data Modelling
10 15 (5.34%) Kimball Methodology
11 14 (4.98%) CRM
12 13 (4.63%) MVVM
12 13 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (3.56%) Database Mirroring
13 10 (3.56%) SDLC
13 10 (3.56%) Waterfall
13 10 (3.56%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 178 (63.35%) SQL
2 128 (45.55%) C#
3 116 (41.28%) T-SQL
4 57 (20.28%) JavaScript
5 35 (12.46%) VBA
6 13 (4.63%) PL/SQL
7 12 (4.27%) VB
8 11 (3.91%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.20%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.49%) Korn
11 5 (1.78%) C
12 4 (1.42%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.07%) VB6
13 3 (1.07%) Java
13 3 (1.07%) C-shell
14 2 (0.71%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.71%) SPARQL
14 2 (0.71%) Perl
15 1 (0.36%) VBScript
15 1 (0.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (7.12%) Degree
2 10 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.07%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.07%) ISEB
4 3 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.71%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.71%) CCNP
5 2 (0.71%) MCSD
5 2 (0.71%) MCSE
5 2 (0.71%) MCSA
5 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.71%) MCTS
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.36%) MCAD
6 1 (0.36%) CCA
6 1 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.36%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.07%) QA
3 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) SLA
4 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.56%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.14%) vSphere
4 4 (1.42%) XenApp
4 4 (1.42%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.07%) UAG
5 3 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.71%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.36%) XenServer
7 1 (0.36%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 8 (2.85%) Oracle RMAN
1 8 (2.85%) Data Guard
2 4 (1.42%) SCOM
2 4 (1.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.07%) SCCM
4 2 (0.71%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.71%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.36%) Puppet
5 1 (0.36%) Nagios
5 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 117 (41.64%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.61%) Oracle
3 17 (6.05%) Tableau
4 15 (5.34%) Telerik
5 13 (4.63%) Cognos
6 10 (3.56%) HP
7 9 (3.20%) IBM
8 8 (2.85%) DevExpress
8 8 (2.85%) 3PAR
9 7 (2.49%) VMware
10 6 (2.14%) Citrix
11 5 (1.78%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.78%) EMC
12 4 (1.42%) Cisco
12 4 (1.42%) Sybase
12 4 (1.42%) SAP
12 4 (1.42%) Teradata
12 4 (1.42%) EPiServer
12 4 (1.42%) Sitecore
13 3 (1.07%) Netezza
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