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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 123 74 74
Rank change year-on-year
-49 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 41 163 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.20% 2.75% 2.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.93% 10.60% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 129 120
Median daily rate £438 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £505 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £25.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+33.00% +28.75%
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
832 1538 1382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.40% 25.97% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 1204 1042
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £607 £615 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +14.00%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 84 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 58 (69.05%) SQL
3 31 (36.90%) T-SQL
4 30 (35.71%) .NET
4 30 (35.71%) Finance
4 30 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (29.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (29.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (28.57%) C#
7 21 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (23.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (22.62%) Windows
10 18 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 18 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
11 17 (20.24%) MS Excel
11 17 (20.24%) ETL
12 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (17.86%) SQL Server 2014
14 13 (15.48%) Banking
15 12 (14.29%) .NET Framework
15 12 (14.29%) Oracle
16 11 (13.10%) IIS
16 11 (13.10%) PowerShell
17 10 (11.90%) Data Quality
17 10 (11.90%) Migration
18 9 (10.71%) WinForms
18 9 (10.71%) Kimball Methodology
18 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database
19 8 (9.52%) Performance Tuning

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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 11 (13.10%) IIS
2 6 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.76%) SAS
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.38%) Confluence
5 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.38%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (20.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) Office 365
2 2 (2.38%) OneDrive
2 2 (2.38%) Yammer
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Intranet
1 2 (2.38%) SAN
2 1 (1.19%) DHCP
2 1 (1.19%) DNS
2 1 (1.19%) Firewall
2 1 (1.19%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.19%) LDAP
2 1 (1.19%) WAN
2 1 (1.19%) Wireless
2 1 (1.19%) Wireless Security
2 1 (1.19%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (29.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (29.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (23.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 18 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (17.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database
8 8 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (4.76%) QlikView
9 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (3.57%) Power BI
10 3 (3.57%) Sybase ASE
11 2 (2.38%) OLTP
11 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
11 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
11 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (2.38%) SSDT
11 2 (2.38%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.38%) NUnit
3 2 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.38%) WiX
4 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.19%) JIRA
General
1 30 (35.71%) Finance
2 13 (15.48%) Banking
3 8 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.95%) Legal
5 4 (4.76%) Front Office
6 3 (3.57%) Back Office
6 3 (3.57%) Law
6 3 (3.57%) Marketing
7 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.38%) Retail
8 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (50.00%) Developer
2 16 (19.05%) .NET Developer
3 15 (17.86%) Analyst
4 14 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 12 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 10 (11.90%) Support Analyst
7 9 (10.71%) Applications Support
7 9 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (9.52%) SQL Developer
9 7 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
9 7 (8.33%) DBA
9 7 (8.33%) Senior Developer
9 7 (8.33%) SQL DBA
9 7 (8.33%) SSIS Developer
10 5 (5.95%) SQL BI Developer
10 5 (5.95%) SSRS Developer
10 5 (5.95%) WPF Developer
11 4 (4.76%) .NET Applications Developer
11 4 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
11 4 (4.76%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (35.71%) .NET
2 12 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 9 (10.71%) WinForms
4 8 (9.52%) WPF
5 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 7 (8.33%) MDX
6 4 (4.76%) Entity Framework
7 3 (3.57%) XML
8 2 (2.38%) CSS
8 2 (2.38%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.38%) HTML
8 2 (2.38%) JSON
8 2 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (2.38%) Reactive Extensions
8 2 (2.38%) WCF
8 2 (2.38%) Web Services
9 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.19%) Lambda Expressions
9 1 (1.19%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
1 5 (5.95%) Mathematics
1 5 (5.95%) Replication
2 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.76%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.57%) Clustering
3 3 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.19%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.19%) FMCG
5 1 (1.19%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.62%) Windows
2 8 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.57%) Linux
5 3 (3.57%) Solaris
6 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (20.24%) ETL
3 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.90%) Migration
5 9 (10.71%) Kimball Methodology
6 8 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (9.52%) Scrum
7 6 (7.14%) Change Management
7 6 (7.14%) Data Modelling
8 5 (5.95%) Data Cleansing
8 5 (5.95%) MVVM
8 5 (5.95%) Project Management
8 5 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.95%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.76%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.76%) E-business
9 4 (4.76%) Load Testing
10 3 (3.57%) Asset Management
10 3 (3.57%) OO
10 3 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 58 (69.05%) SQL
2 31 (36.90%) T-SQL
3 24 (28.57%) C#
4 11 (13.10%) PowerShell
5 8 (9.52%) VB.NET
5 8 (9.52%) VBA
6 5 (5.95%) VB
7 3 (3.57%) Korn
7 3 (3.57%) R
7 3 (3.57%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.38%) Java
9 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.19%) Python
9 1 (1.19%) Tcl
9 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.57%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) MCSE
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.19%) OCP
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) Data Quality
2 6 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Control-M
2 1 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.19%) Nagios
2 1 (1.19%) Opsview
Vendors
1 18 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.29%) Oracle
3 7 (8.33%) Tableau
4 4 (4.76%) Sitecore
4 4 (4.76%) Teradata
5 3 (3.57%) SAP
5 3 (3.57%) Sybase
5 3 (3.57%) Veritas
5 3 (3.57%) VMware
6 2 (2.38%) DataSynapse
6 2 (2.38%) Informatica
7 1 (1.19%) Cisco
7 1 (1.19%) Citrix
7 1 (1.19%) Dell
7 1 (1.19%) IBM
7 1 (1.19%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.19%) RedGate
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