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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 82 74 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 137 153 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.38% 2.62% 2.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.57% 11.48% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 116 125
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £294 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £531 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.05% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -13.46%
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
1432 1333 1567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.87% 22.83% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1137 1014 1154
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 19
Average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -36.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £15.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.25 £34.99 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

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 2 July 2015.

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 July 2015, 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.

1 262 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 159 (60.69%) SQL
3 129 (49.24%) .NET
4 117 (44.66%) C#
5 115 (43.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 113 (43.13%) Microsoft
7 106 (40.46%) T-SQL
8 84 (32.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 83 (31.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 82 (31.30%) Business Intelligence
11 72 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
12 70 (26.72%) Finance
13 68 (25.95%) ASP.NET
13 68 (25.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 64 (24.43%) MS Excel
15 59 (22.52%) Data Warehouse
15 59 (22.52%) JavaScript
16 58 (22.14%) MVC
17 50 (19.08%) SQL Server 2005
17 50 (19.08%) .NET Framework
18 45 (17.18%) HTML
19 44 (16.79%) ETL
20 43 (16.41%) WCF
21 41 (15.65%) jQuery
22 39 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
23 38 (14.50%) Windows
24 37 (14.12%) Banking
25 36 (13.74%) Ajax
25 36 (13.74%) Entity Framework
26 35 (13.36%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 17 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.20%) IIS
3 8 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.91%) CMS
5 5 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.53%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.15%) Node.js
7 3 (1.15%) Sitefinity
7 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.76%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.76%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.76%) Apache
9 1 (0.38%) SAS
9 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.38%) Mule
9 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.38%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 64 (24.43%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.05%) MS Office
3 5 (1.91%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.76%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.38%) MS Project
5 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (4.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.76%) Sage BI
3 1 (0.38%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.76%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.05%) SAN
2 6 (2.29%) WAN
3 4 (1.53%) LAN
4 3 (1.15%) DNS
5 2 (0.76%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.38%) SMTP
6 1 (0.38%) HTTP
6 1 (0.38%) Firewall
6 1 (0.38%) NAS
6 1 (0.38%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 115 (43.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 84 (32.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 83 (31.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 68 (25.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 59 (22.52%) Data Warehouse
7 50 (19.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (6.49%) QlikView
9 15 (5.73%) ProClarity
10 14 (5.34%) OLAP
11 13 (4.96%) SQL Server 2000
12 12 (4.58%) Relational Database
13 10 (3.82%) Oracle Database
14 9 (3.44%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (3.44%) MS Access
14 9 (3.44%) RDBMS
14 9 (3.44%) Star Schema
15 8 (3.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (3.05%) DTS
15 8 (3.05%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 39 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (11.07%) Visual Studio
3 12 (4.58%) JIRA
4 10 (3.82%) NUnit
5 6 (2.29%) ReSharper
5 6 (2.29%) SpecFlow
5 6 (2.29%) Subversion
6 5 (1.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.91%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.91%) PowerBuilder
7 4 (1.53%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.53%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (1.53%) Moq
8 3 (1.15%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.15%) CruiseControl
8 3 (1.15%) WiX
9 2 (0.76%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.38%) ERwin
10 1 (0.38%) MSI
10 1 (0.38%) Log4Net
General
1 70 (26.72%) Finance
2 37 (14.12%) Banking
3 24 (9.16%) Investment Banking
4 17 (6.49%) Front Office
5 16 (6.11%) Retail
6 11 (4.20%) Legal
7 7 (2.67%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.15%) Back Office
9 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.76%) Advertising
9 2 (0.76%) Publishing
10 1 (0.38%) Automotive
10 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 174 (66.41%) Developer
2 54 (20.61%) .NET Developer
3 36 (13.74%) SQL Developer
4 31 (11.83%) Analyst
5 26 (9.92%) DBA
6 24 (9.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 23 (8.78%) Senior Developer
7 23 (8.78%) SQL DBA
8 20 (7.63%) C# Developer
9 13 (4.96%) SQL Server Developer
10 12 (4.58%) SQL Server DBA
10 12 (4.58%) ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (4.58%) Senior .NET Developer
11 11 (4.20%) NHS Information Analyst
11 11 (4.20%) Information Analyst
11 11 (4.20%) ETL Developer
12 10 (3.82%) Business Developer
12 10 (3.82%) CRM Developer
13 9 (3.44%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (3.44%) Senior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (49.24%) .NET
2 68 (25.95%) ASP.NET
3 50 (19.08%) .NET Framework
4 45 (17.18%) HTML
5 43 (16.41%) WCF
6 41 (15.65%) jQuery
7 36 (13.74%) Entity Framework
7 36 (13.74%) Ajax
8 34 (12.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 31 (11.83%) LINQ
10 28 (10.69%) CSS
11 26 (9.92%) XML
12 24 (9.16%) Web Services
12 24 (9.16%) AngularJS
13 22 (8.40%) HTML5
13 22 (8.40%) WPF
14 15 (5.73%) Kendo UI
15 14 (5.34%) JSON
16 11 (4.20%) CSS3
17 10 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.11%) NHS
2 13 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.58%) Mathematics
4 9 (3.44%) Clustering
4 9 (3.44%) Data Integration
5 8 (3.05%) Fixed Income
5 8 (3.05%) Derivative
5 8 (3.05%) Replication
6 7 (2.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 5 (1.91%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (1.91%) Statistics
8 4 (1.53%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.15%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.15%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.76%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.76%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.76%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.50%) Windows
2 18 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (6.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (3.82%) UNIX
5 7 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.67%) AIX
6 5 (1.91%) Linux
7 2 (0.76%) Solaris
7 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (31.30%) Business Intelligence
2 72 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (22.14%) MVC
4 44 (16.79%) ETL
5 35 (13.36%) TDD
6 30 (11.45%) OO
7 19 (7.25%) Scrum
8 18 (6.87%) Data Modelling
9 17 (6.49%) ITIL
10 16 (6.11%) CRM
11 14 (5.34%) Configuration Management
11 14 (5.34%) Unit Testing
12 12 (4.58%) OOP
12 12 (4.58%) OOD
13 11 (4.20%) Data Transformation
14 10 (3.82%) Kimball Methodology
14 10 (3.82%) Waterfall
14 10 (3.82%) MVVM
14 10 (3.82%) Multithreading
15 9 (3.44%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 159 (60.69%) SQL
2 117 (44.66%) C#
3 106 (40.46%) T-SQL
4 59 (22.52%) JavaScript
5 34 (12.98%) VBA
6 11 (4.20%) VB
7 10 (3.82%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.44%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.44%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.29%) Java
10 5 (1.91%) Korn
11 3 (1.15%) PHP
12 2 (0.76%) Perl
12 2 (0.76%) C
12 2 (0.76%) VB6
12 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.76%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.76%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.38%) Scala
13 1 (0.38%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 16 (6.11%) Degree
2 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (0.76%) MCTS
4 2 (0.76%) MCSD
4 2 (0.76%) MCSE
4 2 (0.76%) MCSA
4 2 (0.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.76%) ISEB
4 2 (0.76%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.38%) MCAD
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.38%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.38%) CCNP
5 1 (0.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.91%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.15%) QA
4 2 (0.76%) SLA
5 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (3.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.53%) XenApp
3 4 (1.53%) vSphere
3 4 (1.53%) Oracle Clusterware
4 3 (1.15%) UAG
4 3 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) XenServer
6 1 (0.38%) SRDF
6 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (3.05%) Oracle RMAN
1 8 (3.05%) Data Guard
2 3 (1.15%) SCOM
3 2 (0.76%) SCCM
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.76%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 113 (43.13%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.40%) Oracle
3 17 (6.49%) Tableau
4 16 (6.11%) Cognos
5 13 (4.96%) Telerik
6 10 (3.82%) IBM
7 9 (3.44%) HP
7 9 (3.44%) DevExpress
8 8 (3.05%) 3PAR
8 8 (3.05%) VMware
9 6 (2.29%) Business Objects
10 4 (1.53%) SAP
10 4 (1.53%) Citrix
11 3 (1.15%) EMC
11 3 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.15%) Teradata
11 3 (1.15%) EPiServer
11 3 (1.15%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.76%) Vertica
12 2 (0.76%) Nintex
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