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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 97 73 63
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 112 198 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.90% 2.75% 2.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.51% 12.15% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 149 157
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£450 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £44.50 £42.44 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +13.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -14.28%
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
1316 1629 1577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.35% 22.63% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1001 1228 1146
Average daily rate £433 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 19
Average hourly rate £44.50 £27.97 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -13.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 281 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 159 (56.58%) SQL
3 122 (43.42%) .NET
4 111 (39.50%) Microsoft
5 104 (37.01%) C#
6 97 (34.52%) T-SQL
6 97 (34.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 85 (30.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 80 (28.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 73 (25.98%) Finance
10 65 (23.13%) ASP.NET
11 64 (22.78%) ETL
12 59 (21.00%) MVC
13 58 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
13 58 (20.64%) Business Intelligence
14 56 (19.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 56 (19.93%) SQL Server 2012
15 50 (17.79%) Windows
15 50 (17.79%) Data Warehouse
16 49 (17.44%) MS Excel
17 47 (16.73%) Banking
18 43 (15.30%) .NET Framework
19 37 (13.17%) ASP.NET MVC
19 37 (13.17%) Data Modelling
20 34 (12.10%) XML
21 33 (11.74%) Visual Studio
22 30 (10.68%) Team Foundation Server
22 30 (10.68%) JavaScript
22 30 (10.68%) Oracle
22 30 (10.68%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 26 (9.25%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.41%) IIS
3 15 (5.34%) SharePoint 2010
4 14 (4.98%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (2.14%) CMS
9 5 (1.78%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.36%) Node.js
12 1 (0.36%) EPiServer CMS
12 1 (0.36%) SAS
12 1 (0.36%) Apache
Applications
1 49 (17.44%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.34%) MS Office
3 4 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.71%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.36%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 20 (7.12%) Markit EDM
2 6 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.71%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.36%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.42%) SaaS
3 3 (1.07%) Office 365
3 3 (1.07%) IaaS
3 3 (1.07%) PaaS
4 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.85%) WAN
2 5 (1.78%) SAN
2 5 (1.78%) LAN
2 5 (1.78%) VoIP
3 4 (1.42%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.42%) Intranet
3 4 (1.42%) Internet
4 3 (1.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (1.07%) VPN
4 3 (1.07%) Wireless
5 2 (0.71%) Firewall
5 2 (0.71%) DNS
5 2 (0.71%) DMZ
6 1 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.36%) SMTP
6 1 (0.36%) DHCP
6 1 (0.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 97 (34.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 85 (30.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 80 (28.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 56 (19.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 56 (19.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 50 (17.79%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (7.47%) QlikView
8 20 (7.12%) Data Mining
9 18 (6.41%) Oracle Database
10 14 (4.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 14 (4.98%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (4.27%) SQL Server 2000
12 10 (3.56%) OLAP
12 10 (3.56%) Relational Database
13 7 (2.49%) Big Data
14 6 (2.14%) MySQL
14 6 (2.14%) RDBMS
15 5 (1.78%) MongoDB
15 5 (1.78%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 33 (11.74%) Visual Studio
2 30 (10.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.27%) NUnit
4 10 (3.56%) JIRA
5 9 (3.20%) MSTest
6 8 (2.85%) Rhino Mocks
7 7 (2.49%) Subversion
8 4 (1.42%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (1.42%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.07%) Selenium
9 3 (1.07%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.07%) LoadUI
9 3 (1.07%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.07%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.07%) JMeter
9 3 (1.07%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.07%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.71%) Moq
General
1 73 (25.98%) Finance
2 47 (16.73%) Banking
3 22 (7.83%) Investment Banking
4 15 (5.34%) Front Office
5 11 (3.91%) Retail
6 9 (3.20%) Legal
7 8 (2.85%) Advertising
8 7 (2.49%) Back Office
9 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.42%) Marketing
10 2 (0.71%) Billing
10 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 181 (64.41%) Developer
2 51 (18.15%) .NET Developer
2 51 (18.15%) SQL Developer
3 31 (11.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 30 (10.68%) C# Developer
4 30 (10.68%) Analyst
5 21 (7.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (7.47%) DBA
6 18 (6.41%) Senior Developer
6 18 (6.41%) SQL DBA
7 15 (5.34%) ETL Developer
8 14 (4.98%) SQL Server Developer
9 13 (4.63%) ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (4.27%) Administrator
11 11 (3.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (3.20%) Consultant
12 9 (3.20%) SQL Server DBA
13 8 (2.85%) Senior SQL Developer
14 7 (2.49%) Microsoft Developer
14 7 (2.49%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (43.42%) .NET
2 65 (23.13%) ASP.NET
3 43 (15.30%) .NET Framework
4 37 (13.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 34 (12.10%) XML
6 28 (9.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 28 (9.96%) WCF
7 27 (9.61%) HTML
8 24 (8.54%) CSS
9 23 (8.19%) jQuery
10 16 (5.69%) WPF
11 15 (5.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 14 (4.98%) Web Services
12 14 (4.98%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 14 (4.98%) HTML5
13 13 (4.63%) WinForms
14 11 (3.91%) Ajax
14 11 (3.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 10 (3.56%) LINQ
16 9 (3.20%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.27%) Clustering
2 12 (4.27%) NHS
2 12 (4.27%) Data Integration
3 9 (3.20%) Derivative
3 9 (3.20%) Replication
4 7 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.78%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.42%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (1.42%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.07%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.07%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.07%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.71%) Equities
8 2 (0.71%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (0.71%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.71%) Statistics
8 2 (0.71%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.79%) Windows
2 25 (8.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (7.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (3.91%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.14%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.14%) UNIX
6 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.07%) Linux
8 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (22.78%) ETL
2 59 (21.00%) MVC
3 58 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (20.64%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (13.17%) Data Modelling
5 30 (10.68%) OO
6 29 (10.32%) Migration
6 29 (10.32%) TDD
7 23 (8.19%) Asset Management
8 21 (7.47%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (6.41%) Scrum
9 18 (6.41%) Risk Management
10 17 (6.05%) Waterfall
10 17 (6.05%) Workflow
11 14 (4.98%) Business Analysis
12 13 (4.63%) ITIL
13 12 (4.27%) Unit Testing
14 11 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (3.91%) Systems Analysis
14 11 (3.91%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 159 (56.58%) SQL
2 104 (37.01%) C#
3 97 (34.52%) T-SQL
4 30 (10.68%) JavaScript
5 15 (5.34%) VBA
6 12 (4.27%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.20%) VBScript
7 9 (3.20%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.85%) VB
9 4 (1.42%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.42%) C
9 4 (1.42%) Java
9 4 (1.42%) XPath
10 3 (1.07%) XAML
11 2 (0.71%) C++
11 2 (0.71%) Perl
11 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.71%) X++
12 1 (0.36%) Groovy
12 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (5.34%) Degree
3 11 (3.91%) MCITP
4 10 (3.56%) MCTS
5 3 (1.07%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.07%) ISEB
5 3 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.71%) MCSE
6 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (0.36%) CCA
7 1 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.36%) CCNP
7 1 (0.36%) MCSA
7 1 (0.36%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.14%) QA
2 5 (1.78%) Basel III
3 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (6.76%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.85%) vSphere
4 4 (1.42%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.42%) XenApp
5 3 (1.07%) UAG
5 3 (1.07%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.07%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.71%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.36%) XenServer
7 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (6.05%) Control-M
2 5 (1.78%) SCOM
3 4 (1.42%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.42%) SCCM
4 2 (0.71%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 111 (39.50%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.68%) Oracle
3 15 (5.34%) VMware
4 11 (3.91%) Citrix
5 7 (2.49%) DevExpress
6 6 (2.14%) Business Objects
6 6 (2.14%) EPiServer
7 5 (1.78%) Cisco
7 5 (1.78%) Cognos
7 5 (1.78%) Telerik
7 5 (1.78%) Teradata
8 4 (1.42%) Sybase
8 4 (1.42%) Informatica
8 4 (1.42%) Tableau
9 3 (1.07%) Greenplum
9 3 (1.07%) F5
9 3 (1.07%) Juniper
9 3 (1.07%) EMC
9 3 (1.07%) Mitel
10 2 (0.71%) SunGard
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