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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 84 63 52
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 126 186 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.25% 2.80% 3.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.06% 11.21% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 150 175
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £111.02 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.97% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +20.37%
SQL Server 2008
London

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
1252 1659 1417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.40% 24.95% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 1243 1097
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £41.53 £20.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.76% +101.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £34.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £151.85 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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.

1 240 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 173 (72.08%) SQL
3 108 (45.00%) .NET
4 99 (41.25%) Microsoft
5 96 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 96 (40.00%) C#
6 90 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 88 (36.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 72 (30.00%) Finance
9 67 (27.92%) SQL Server 2005
10 63 (26.25%) ASP.NET
11 58 (24.17%) SQL Server 2012
12 52 (21.67%) MS Excel
13 48 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
13 48 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
14 45 (18.75%) ETL
15 40 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
16 39 (16.25%) Team Foundation Server
17 38 (15.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 38 (15.83%) Banking
18 37 (15.42%) MVC
19 36 (15.00%) Windows
20 32 (13.33%) Visual Studio
21 31 (12.92%) .NET Framework
22 28 (11.67%) WCF
22 28 (11.67%) JavaScript
23 25 (10.42%) VBA
23 25 (10.42%) XML
24 24 (10.00%) HTML
24 24 (10.00%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 19 (7.92%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.42%) IIS
3 10 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (3.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.25%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.83%) Apache
6 2 (0.83%) CMS
6 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 52 (21.67%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.50%) MS Office
3 4 (1.67%) PowerPivot
3 4 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.42%) FastStats
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (7.08%) Markit EDM
2 6 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.25%) SAP BPC
3 3 (1.25%) Agresso
4 1 (0.42%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.42%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.42%) Office 365
2 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.50%) SAN
2 4 (1.67%) DNS
2 4 (1.67%) DHCP
3 3 (1.25%) WAN
3 3 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (0.83%) Intranet
4 2 (0.83%) FTP
4 2 (0.83%) HTTP
4 2 (0.83%) Firewall
5 1 (0.42%) SSH
5 1 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 90 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 88 (36.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 67 (27.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 58 (24.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 40 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 38 (15.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (9.17%) QlikView
9 12 (5.00%) Oracle Database
10 11 (4.58%) Relational Database
10 11 (4.58%) SSDT
10 11 (4.58%) Data Mining
11 10 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (3.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (3.33%) RDBMS
14 7 (2.92%) DTS
14 7 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (2.50%) MS Access
15 6 (2.50%) OLAP
16 5 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 39 (16.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 9 (3.75%) NUnit
3 9 (3.75%) SpecFlow
4 8 (3.33%) Subversion
4 8 (3.33%) JIRA
5 4 (1.67%) MSTest
6 3 (1.25%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (1.25%) FitNesse
6 3 (1.25%) ReSharper
6 3 (1.25%) CruiseControl
6 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.83%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.83%) ERwin
7 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.42%) WiX
8 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 72 (30.00%) Finance
2 38 (15.83%) Banking
3 18 (7.50%) Investment Banking
4 14 (5.83%) Front Office
5 11 (4.58%) Legal
6 10 (4.17%) Back Office
7 7 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.08%) Law
8 5 (2.08%) Advertising
8 5 (2.08%) Billing
9 3 (1.25%) Marketing
9 3 (1.25%) Retail
10 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 138 (57.50%) Developer
2 39 (16.25%) SQL Developer
3 34 (14.17%) .NET Developer
4 27 (11.25%) Analyst
4 27 (11.25%) DBA
5 25 (10.42%) SQL DBA
6 17 (7.08%) SQL Server DBA
7 16 (6.67%) ETL Developer
7 16 (6.67%) C# Developer
8 15 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (5.83%) SQL Server Developer
10 13 (5.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 12 (5.00%) Applications Support
12 10 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
12 10 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (3.75%) NHS Information Analyst
13 9 (3.75%) Senior Developer
13 9 (3.75%) Business Developer
13 9 (3.75%) Information Analyst
14 8 (3.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (45.00%) .NET
2 63 (26.25%) ASP.NET
3 31 (12.92%) .NET Framework
4 28 (11.67%) WCF
5 25 (10.42%) XML
6 24 (10.00%) HTML
6 24 (10.00%) jQuery
7 23 (9.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (8.33%) CSS
9 19 (7.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 14 (5.83%) Web Services
11 13 (5.42%) Ajax
12 10 (4.17%) HTML5
12 10 (4.17%) LINQ
12 10 (4.17%) WPF
13 9 (3.75%) WinForms
13 9 (3.75%) XSLT
13 9 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 9 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 7 (2.92%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.67%) Clustering
1 16 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.42%) NHS
3 12 (5.00%) Replication
4 8 (3.33%) Data Integration
5 7 (2.92%) Derivative
6 5 (2.08%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.08%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.25%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.25%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.25%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.83%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.83%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.83%) Open Source
9 2 (0.83%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.83%) Physics
9 2 (0.83%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 36 (15.00%) Windows
2 16 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (2.92%) UNIX
5 6 (2.50%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.67%) Windows Vista
6 4 (1.67%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.25%) Linux
8 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (18.75%) ETL
3 37 (15.42%) MVC
4 23 (9.58%) OO
4 23 (9.58%) Performance Tuning
5 22 (9.17%) TDD
6 20 (8.33%) Scrum
7 17 (7.08%) Migration
7 17 (7.08%) Data Modelling
8 13 (5.42%) Asset Management
9 11 (4.58%) Workflow
9 11 (4.58%) Database Security
10 10 (4.17%) BDD
10 10 (4.17%) OOP
11 9 (3.75%) ITIL
11 9 (3.75%) CRM
11 9 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (3.75%) Waterfall
11 9 (3.75%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 173 (72.08%) SQL
2 96 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 96 (40.00%) C#
3 28 (11.67%) JavaScript
4 25 (10.42%) VBA
5 8 (3.33%) VBScript
5 8 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.92%) C
7 6 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.50%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.08%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.08%) VB
9 4 (1.67%) Java
9 4 (1.67%) XPath
10 3 (1.25%) Perl
10 3 (1.25%) PHP
11 2 (0.83%) XAML
11 2 (0.83%) VB6
12 1 (0.42%) Python
12 1 (0.42%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 9 (3.75%) Degree
2 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.67%) MCITP
4 3 (1.25%) MCTS
5 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.42%) MCSE
6 1 (0.42%) CCNA
6 1 (0.42%) ISEB
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.75%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.50%) vSphere
3 5 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.67%) XenApp
5 3 (1.25%) UAG
5 3 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.83%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.83%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.42%) Firmware
7 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (3.75%) Control-M
2 6 (2.50%) SCCM
3 4 (1.67%) SCOM
4 3 (1.25%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.25%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.83%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.42%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 99 (41.25%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.08%) Oracle
3 10 (4.17%) VMware
3 10 (4.17%) Tableau
4 9 (3.75%) Telerik
5 8 (3.33%) DevExpress
6 7 (2.92%) Business Objects
7 6 (2.50%) SAP
8 5 (2.08%) Cognos
9 4 (1.67%) Citrix
10 3 (1.25%) Juniper
10 3 (1.25%) F5
10 3 (1.25%) IBM
10 3 (1.25%) HP
11 2 (0.83%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.83%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.83%) Reuters
11 2 (0.83%) Bloomberg
12 1 (0.42%) Symantec
12 1 (0.42%) McAfee
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