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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 126 75 62
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 40 144 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.15% 2.57% 3.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.60% 10.04% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 125 145
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -25.92%
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
870 1434 1458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.91% 25.61% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 1141 1073
Median daily rate £476 £450 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 10
Median hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.77% +63.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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.

1 111 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 83 (74.77%) SQL
3 53 (47.75%) .NET
4 45 (40.54%) C#
5 44 (39.64%) Finance
5 44 (39.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 39 (35.14%) Microsoft
7 34 (30.63%) T-SQL
8 33 (29.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 31 (27.93%) MS Excel
10 30 (27.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 29 (26.13%) Windows
12 28 (25.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 27 (24.32%) .NET Framework
14 25 (22.52%) ASP.NET
15 22 (19.82%) IIS
15 22 (19.82%) Banking
16 21 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (18.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 20 (18.02%) Oracle
18 17 (15.32%) VBA
18 17 (15.32%) PowerShell
19 16 (14.41%) Windows Server
20 15 (13.51%) SQL Server 2014
20 15 (13.51%) Oracle Database
20 15 (13.51%) VB.NET
20 15 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
20 15 (13.51%) MVC
21 14 (12.61%) Migration
22 13 (11.71%) WPF

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 22 (19.82%) IIS
2 7 (6.31%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.70%) PowerExchange
3 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.80%) Confluence
4 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.80%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.90%) CMS
5 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (27.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.90%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.80%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.41%) Office 365
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.80%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.80%) Yammer
4 1 (0.90%) IaaS
4 1 (0.90%) PaaS
4 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) SAN
2 5 (4.50%) NAS
3 4 (3.60%) DNS
4 3 (2.70%) DHCP
5 2 (1.80%) Intranet
5 2 (1.80%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.90%) Firewall
6 1 (0.90%) Internet
6 1 (0.90%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.90%) LDAP
6 1 (0.90%) WAN
6 1 (0.90%) Wireless
6 1 (0.90%) Wireless Security
6 1 (0.90%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 44 (39.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 33 (29.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (27.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (25.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (18.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (13.51%) Oracle Database
7 15 (13.51%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (9.91%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (4.50%) MS Access
10 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (2.70%) Data Mart
11 3 (2.70%) OLAP
11 3 (2.70%) PowerCenter
11 3 (2.70%) QlikView
11 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
11 3 (2.70%) Sybase ASE
12 2 (1.80%) OLTP
12 2 (1.80%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.41%) SpecFlow
2 6 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.50%) NSubstitute
4 4 (3.60%) Jasmine
4 4 (3.60%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (3.60%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.70%) NUnit
6 2 (1.80%) CruiseControl
6 2 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.90%) Moq
7 1 (0.90%) MSTest
7 1 (0.90%) Selenium
7 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.90%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (39.64%) Finance
2 22 (19.82%) Banking
3 12 (10.81%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.41%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.50%) Legal
6 4 (3.60%) Back Office
7 2 (1.80%) Front Office
7 2 (1.80%) Marketing
7 2 (1.80%) Retail
7 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.90%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (52.25%) Developer
2 29 (26.13%) .NET Developer
3 25 (22.52%) C# Developer
4 21 (18.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (12.61%) SQL Developer
6 13 (11.71%) Senior Developer
7 12 (10.81%) DBA
8 11 (9.91%) SQL DBA
9 10 (9.01%) Analyst
10 8 (7.21%) Consultant
10 8 (7.21%) SSIS Developer
11 6 (5.41%) Administrator
11 6 (5.41%) Architect
11 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 6 (5.41%) SQL Server DBA
11 6 (5.41%) WPF Developer
12 5 (4.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (4.50%) SQL BI Developer
12 5 (4.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (47.75%) .NET
2 27 (24.32%) .NET Framework
3 25 (22.52%) ASP.NET
4 13 (11.71%) WPF
5 10 (9.01%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (9.01%) HTML
6 9 (8.11%) Entity Framework
7 8 (7.21%) CSS
7 8 (7.21%) WCF
7 8 (7.21%) WinForms
8 7 (6.31%) AngularJS
8 7 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 7 (6.31%) XML
9 6 (5.41%) jQuery
10 5 (4.50%) Kendo UI
10 5 (4.50%) Web Services
11 4 (3.60%) CSS3
11 4 (3.60%) HTML5
11 4 (3.60%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.21%) Clustering
2 7 (6.31%) Replication
3 6 (5.41%) Hedge funds
4 5 (4.50%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.70%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.70%) EMC Centera
6 3 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.80%) Equities
7 2 (1.80%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.80%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.90%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.90%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.90%) FMCG
8 1 (0.90%) NHS
8 1 (0.90%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.13%) Windows
2 16 (14.41%) Windows Server
3 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (7.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.31%) Solaris
6 5 (4.50%) Linux
7 4 (3.60%) Unix
7 4 (3.60%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.70%) AIX
9 2 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (13.51%) MVC
3 14 (12.61%) Migration
4 13 (11.71%) Project Management
5 12 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (10.81%) ETL
5 12 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (9.01%) Unit Testing
7 9 (8.11%) Web Development
8 8 (7.21%) Scrum
8 8 (7.21%) TDD
9 7 (6.31%) Kimball Methodology
9 7 (6.31%) MVVM
9 7 (6.31%) OO
10 6 (5.41%) Data Modelling
10 6 (5.41%) High Availability
10 6 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (4.50%) Asset Management
11 5 (4.50%) DevOps
11 5 (4.50%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (74.77%) SQL
2 45 (40.54%) C#
3 34 (30.63%) T-SQL
4 17 (15.32%) PowerShell
4 17 (15.32%) VBA
5 15 (13.51%) VB.NET
6 11 (9.91%) VB
7 10 (9.01%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.41%) Korn
8 6 (5.41%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.50%) VBScript
10 4 (3.60%) Java
10 4 (3.60%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.70%) C-shell
12 2 (1.80%) C
12 2 (1.80%) Tcl
13 1 (0.90%) Python
13 1 (0.90%) XAML
13 1 (0.90%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (6.31%) Degree
2 2 (1.80%) CCNA
2 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.80%) MCDBA
2 2 (1.80%) MCTS
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.90%) CCNP
3 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) MCDST
3 1 (0.90%) MCITP
3 1 (0.90%) MCSA
3 1 (0.90%) MCSE
3 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) SLA
2 2 (1.80%) QA
3 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.90%) MiFID
3 1 (0.90%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.60%) vSphere
4 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.80%) NFS
5 2 (1.80%) XenApp
6 1 (0.90%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.90%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) SCCM
1 4 (3.60%) SCOM
2 3 (2.70%) Nagios
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.80%) WSUS
4 1 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.90%) Opsview
4 1 (0.90%) Puppet
4 1 (0.90%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 39 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 20 (18.02%) Oracle
3 8 (7.21%) VMware
4 7 (6.31%) Veritas
5 6 (5.41%) EMC
5 6 (5.41%) Sitecore
6 5 (4.50%) Telerik
7 4 (3.60%) Cisco
7 4 (3.60%) Informatica
7 4 (3.60%) SAP
7 4 (3.60%) Siebel
8 3 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.70%) Sybase
8 3 (2.70%) Tableau
9 2 (1.80%) Citrix
9 2 (1.80%) DataSynapse
9 2 (1.80%) iManage
10 1 (0.90%) Dell
10 1 (0.90%) IBM
10 1 (0.90%) NetApp
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