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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 124 59 88
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +29
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 42 151 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.22% 3.22% 2.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.80% 12.31% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 126 107
Median daily rate £438 £423 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% -6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £313 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £548 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+44.06% +49.70%
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
875 1227 1337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 25.48% 26.17% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 978 1016
Median daily rate £475 £475 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -15.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 87 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 63 (72.41%) SQL
3 39 (44.83%) T-SQL
4 37 (42.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (39.08%) .NET
6 32 (36.78%) C#
6 32 (36.78%) Finance
7 30 (34.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (29.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (25.29%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (22.99%) Microsoft
11 20 (22.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (21.84%) ETL
12 19 (21.84%) MS Excel
13 17 (19.54%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (17.24%) Banking
15 14 (16.09%) Windows
16 13 (14.94%) Oracle
17 12 (13.79%) VBA
17 12 (13.79%) Asset Management
18 11 (12.64%) .NET Framework
18 11 (12.64%) ASP.NET
18 11 (12.64%) WinForms
18 11 (12.64%) SQL Server 2014
19 10 (11.49%) Oracle Database 11g
19 10 (11.49%) Oracle Database
19 10 (11.49%) Data Quality
20 9 (10.34%) Kimball Methodology

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 5 (5.75%) SAS
1 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.60%) IIS
3 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (21.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
2 1 (1.15%) MS Project
2 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.30%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.15%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Office 365
1 2 (2.30%) OneDrive
1 2 (2.30%) Yammer
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.15%) GitHub
2 1 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) Intranet
2 1 (1.15%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (42.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (34.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (29.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (25.29%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (22.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (19.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (12.64%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (11.49%) Oracle Database
9 10 (11.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (9.20%) Relational Database
11 4 (4.60%) QlikView
11 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (3.45%) OLTP
12 3 (3.45%) Power BI
13 2 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (2.30%) MS Access
13 2 (2.30%) OLAP
13 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
13 2 (2.30%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (3.45%) TeamCity
1 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.30%) NUnit
2 2 (2.30%) Subversion
2 2 (2.30%) WiX
3 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.15%) JIRA
3 1 (1.15%) Moq
3 1 (1.15%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.15%) MSTest
3 1 (1.15%) Rational Rose
3 1 (1.15%) Toad
General
1 32 (36.78%) Finance
2 15 (17.24%) Banking
3 9 (10.34%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.90%) Marketing
5 5 (5.75%) Front Office
5 5 (5.75%) Legal
6 4 (4.60%) Law
7 3 (3.45%) Back Office
8 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.15%) Advertising
9 1 (1.15%) Spanish Language
9 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (57.47%) Developer
2 20 (22.99%) Analyst
3 19 (21.84%) C# Developer
4 16 (18.39%) .NET Developer
5 14 (16.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 11 (12.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (12.64%) Support Analyst
7 10 (11.49%) Applications Support
7 10 (11.49%) Applications Support Analyst
8 9 (10.34%) SQL Developer
9 7 (8.05%) SQL Analyst
9 7 (8.05%) SQL Support Analyst
9 7 (8.05%) SSIS Developer
10 6 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 6 (6.90%) DBA
10 6 (6.90%) SSAS Developer
10 6 (6.90%) WPF Developer
11 5 (5.75%) C# WPF Developer
11 5 (5.75%) Senior Developer
11 5 (5.75%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (39.08%) .NET
2 11 (12.64%) .NET Framework
2 11 (12.64%) ASP.NET
2 11 (12.64%) WinForms
3 8 (9.20%) HTML
3 8 (9.20%) MDX
3 8 (9.20%) WPF
4 7 (8.05%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.45%) Web Services
6 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (2.30%) CSS
6 2 (2.30%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.30%) JSON
6 2 (2.30%) WCF
7 1 (1.15%) Ajax
7 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (1.15%) jQuery
7 1 (1.15%) Lambda Expressions
7 1 (1.15%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.90%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.30%) Clustering
4 2 (2.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.15%) CMDB
5 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.15%) Derivative
5 1 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.15%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.15%) FMCG
5 1 (1.15%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (1.15%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.09%) Windows
2 6 (6.90%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.45%) Linux
4 3 (3.45%) Solaris
5 2 (2.30%) Unix
6 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.84%) ETL
3 12 (13.79%) Asset Management
4 9 (10.34%) Kimball Methodology
4 9 (10.34%) MVC
5 7 (8.05%) Investment Management
5 7 (8.05%) Migration
5 7 (8.05%) Scrum
6 6 (6.90%) Data Modelling
6 6 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (6.90%) Test Scripting
7 5 (5.75%) Change Management
7 5 (5.75%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (5.75%) Data Migration
7 5 (5.75%) System Testing
8 4 (4.60%) Information Management
8 4 (4.60%) MVVM
8 4 (4.60%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (4.60%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (72.41%) SQL
2 39 (44.83%) T-SQL
3 32 (36.78%) C#
4 12 (13.79%) VBA
5 9 (10.34%) VB.NET
6 6 (6.90%) VB
7 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.45%) R
9 2 (2.30%) Java
9 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.30%) Korn
9 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.15%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4 (4.60%) Degree
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) MCSE
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.15%) OCP
3 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.15%) RHCE
3 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) Data Quality
2 6 (6.90%) QA
3 5 (5.75%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) Control-M
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 20 (22.99%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.94%) Oracle
3 7 (8.05%) Tableau
4 4 (4.60%) Teradata
5 3 (3.45%) SAP
5 3 (3.45%) Sybase
5 3 (3.45%) Veritas
6 2 (2.30%) Informatica
7 1 (1.15%) Cognos
7 1 (1.15%) DataSynapse
7 1 (1.15%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.15%) RedGate
7 1 (1.15%) Remedy
7 1 (1.15%) VMware
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