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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 76 76 65
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 131 165 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.41% 2.62% 2.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.77% 11.72% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 119 136
Average daily rate
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£425 £410 £416
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +9.75%
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
1341 1408 1434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.71% 22.37% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 1034 1106
Average daily rate £450 £430 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -47.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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.

1 254 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 172 (67.72%) SQL
3 133 (52.36%) .NET
4 122 (48.03%) C#
5 105 (41.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 103 (40.55%) Microsoft
7 99 (38.98%) T-SQL
8 91 (35.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 74 (29.13%) ASP.NET
9 74 (29.13%) SQL Server 2005
10 69 (27.17%) Finance
11 67 (26.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 65 (25.59%) Business Intelligence
13 64 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
14 59 (23.23%) MS Excel
15 58 (22.83%) JavaScript
16 53 (20.87%) MVC
17 49 (19.29%) .NET Framework
17 49 (19.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 46 (18.11%) Data Warehouse
19 43 (16.93%) VBA
19 43 (16.93%) jQuery
20 42 (16.54%) HTML
21 41 (16.14%) Windows
22 39 (15.35%) WCF
23 38 (14.96%) Team Foundation Server
24 37 (14.57%) Entity Framework
24 37 (14.57%) ETL
25 36 (14.17%) OO
25 36 (14.17%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (7.48%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.12%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (3.94%) IIS
4 7 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.57%) CMS
7 3 (1.18%) Node.js
7 3 (1.18%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.79%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.79%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.79%) Sitefinity
8 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 59 (23.23%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.54%) MS Office
3 4 (1.57%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.18%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.36%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.79%) Agresso
3 2 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.79%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.39%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.97%) WAN
1 5 (1.97%) SAN
2 4 (1.57%) LAN
3 3 (1.18%) DNS
4 2 (0.79%) FTP
4 2 (0.79%) HTTP
4 2 (0.79%) Firewall
5 1 (0.39%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.39%) SSH
5 1 (0.39%) Intranet
5 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 105 (41.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 91 (35.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 74 (29.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 67 (26.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 49 (19.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 46 (18.11%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (7.87%) QlikView
9 17 (6.69%) OLAP
10 13 (5.12%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (4.72%) SSDT
12 11 (4.33%) Relational Database
12 11 (4.33%) MS Access
13 10 (3.94%) DTS
14 9 (3.54%) Oracle Database
14 9 (3.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (2.76%) RDBMS
15 7 (2.76%) MySQL
16 6 (2.36%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 38 (14.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (12.60%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.94%) SpecFlow
4 9 (3.54%) NUnit
5 7 (2.76%) ReSharper
6 6 (2.36%) Subversion
7 5 (1.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (1.97%) PowerBuilder
8 4 (1.57%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (1.18%) Moq
9 3 (1.18%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.18%) WiX
9 3 (1.18%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.18%) JIRA
9 3 (1.18%) ERwin
10 2 (0.79%) MSTest
10 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.39%) NCrunch
11 1 (0.39%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 69 (27.17%) Finance
2 36 (14.17%) Banking
3 25 (9.84%) Investment Banking
4 17 (6.69%) Front Office
5 13 (5.12%) Legal
6 8 (3.15%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.76%) Back Office
8 5 (1.97%) Retail
9 4 (1.57%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.57%) Advertising
9 4 (1.57%) Billing
10 3 (1.18%) Law
11 2 (0.79%) Marketing
12 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.39%) Publishing
12 1 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 151 (59.45%) Developer
2 49 (19.29%) .NET Developer
3 30 (11.81%) SQL DBA
3 30 (11.81%) DBA
4 29 (11.42%) Analyst
5 27 (10.63%) SQL Developer
6 21 (8.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 20 (7.87%) Senior Developer
8 17 (6.69%) C# Developer
9 16 (6.30%) Applications Support
10 15 (5.91%) SQL Server DBA
11 14 (5.51%) Information Analyst
11 14 (5.51%) NHS Information Analyst
12 12 (4.72%) Senior .NET Developer
12 12 (4.72%) Microsoft Developer
13 11 (4.33%) Administrator
14 10 (3.94%) ETL Developer
14 10 (3.94%) ASP.NET Developer
15 9 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
15 9 (3.54%) Senior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (52.36%) .NET
2 74 (29.13%) ASP.NET
3 49 (19.29%) .NET Framework
4 43 (16.93%) jQuery
5 42 (16.54%) HTML
6 39 (15.35%) WCF
7 37 (14.57%) Entity Framework
8 33 (12.99%) CSS
8 33 (12.99%) Ajax
9 27 (10.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (9.84%) LINQ
11 23 (9.06%) Web Services
12 22 (8.66%) WPF
13 21 (8.27%) XML
14 19 (7.48%) AngularJS
15 18 (7.09%) HTML5
16 16 (6.30%) JSON
17 15 (5.91%) Kendo UI
18 12 (4.72%) CSS3
19 11 (4.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.30%) NHS
2 14 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.12%) Clustering
4 10 (3.94%) Derivative
5 9 (3.54%) Replication
6 8 (3.15%) Fixed Income
6 8 (3.15%) Mathematics
7 7 (2.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 5 (1.97%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.97%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (1.97%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.57%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.57%) Statistics
10 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.79%) IVR
11 2 (0.79%) Credit Derivative
11 2 (0.79%) Physics
11 2 (0.79%) Open Source
11 2 (0.79%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.14%) Windows
2 20 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (3.94%) UNIX
5 6 (2.36%) AIX
6 5 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.97%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.57%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (25.59%) Business Intelligence
2 64 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (20.87%) MVC
4 37 (14.57%) ETL
5 36 (14.17%) OO
6 35 (13.78%) TDD
7 18 (7.09%) Data Modelling
8 17 (6.69%) Scrum
9 16 (6.30%) CRM
10 15 (5.91%) OOP
11 13 (5.12%) ITIL
12 12 (4.72%) OOD
12 12 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (3.94%) Change Management
13 10 (3.94%) Unit Testing
13 10 (3.94%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (3.54%) BDD
14 9 (3.54%) OOA/OOD
15 8 (3.15%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 172 (67.72%) SQL
2 122 (48.03%) C#
3 99 (38.98%) T-SQL
4 58 (22.83%) JavaScript
5 43 (16.93%) VBA
6 10 (3.94%) VB
7 9 (3.54%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.76%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.76%) Java
9 6 (2.36%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.97%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.97%) PHP
11 4 (1.57%) C
11 4 (1.57%) VB6
11 4 (1.57%) Korn
12 3 (1.18%) Perl
12 3 (1.18%) VBScript
13 2 (0.79%) XAML
13 2 (0.79%) SPARQL
13 2 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (6.30%) Degree
2 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.79%) MCSE
4 2 (0.79%) MCSA
4 2 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (0.79%) MCTS
4 2 (0.79%) MCITP
5 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.39%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.39%) ISEB
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.76%) QA
2 5 (1.97%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.79%) SLA
5 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.36%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.57%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (1.18%) XenApp
5 3 (1.18%) vSphere
6 2 (0.79%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.79%) UAG
6 2 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.39%) SRDF
7 1 (0.39%) XenServer
7 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (2.36%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (2.36%) Data Guard
2 3 (1.18%) Control-M
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.79%) SCCM
3 2 (0.79%) SCOM
4 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 103 (40.55%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.27%) Tableau
3 18 (7.09%) Oracle
4 14 (5.51%) Telerik
5 10 (3.94%) IBM
5 10 (3.94%) VMware
6 8 (3.15%) SAP
6 8 (3.15%) Business Objects
6 8 (3.15%) HP
6 8 (3.15%) DevExpress
7 6 (2.36%) Cognos
7 6 (2.36%) 3PAR
8 4 (1.57%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.18%) EPiServer
9 3 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.18%) Citrix
10 2 (0.79%) Dell
10 2 (0.79%) EMC
10 2 (0.79%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.79%) Teradata
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