The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 84 69 60
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 123 204 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.13% 2.88% 2.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.45% 12.68% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 140 156
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £51.15 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1302 1609 1597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.58% 22.72% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 1179 1190
Average daily rate £450 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 14
Average hourly rate £25.00 £51.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.98% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £12.00 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.61 £52.50 £50.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server 2008
London

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 31 July 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 31 July 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.

1 303 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 165 (54.46%) SQL
3 132 (43.56%) .NET
4 110 (36.30%) Microsoft
4 110 (36.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 105 (34.65%) C#
6 99 (32.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 92 (30.36%) T-SQL
8 88 (29.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 78 (25.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 75 (24.75%) Finance
11 71 (23.43%) Business Intelligence
12 67 (22.11%) ASP.NET
13 64 (21.12%) ETL
14 62 (20.46%) Data Warehouse
14 62 (20.46%) MVC
15 56 (18.48%) SQL Server 2012
16 52 (17.16%) Banking
17 50 (16.50%) Data Modelling
17 50 (16.50%) Windows
18 46 (15.18%) .NET Framework
19 44 (14.52%) MS Excel
20 37 (12.21%) ASP.NET MVC
21 35 (11.55%) OO
21 35 (11.55%) HTML
22 34 (11.22%) Agile Software Development
23 33 (10.89%) SharePoint
24 32 (10.56%) Visual Studio
24 32 (10.56%) Oracle
24 32 (10.56%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 33 (10.89%) SharePoint
2 22 (7.26%) IIS
3 17 (5.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (4.95%) MS Exchange
5 10 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.65%) CMS
7 5 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.33%) SAS
10 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.33%) Apache
10 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.33%) Node.js
10 1 (0.33%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 44 (14.52%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.97%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.66%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.33%) FastStats
4 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (4.95%) Markit EDM
2 10 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.66%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (0.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.33%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.31%) SaaS
3 5 (1.65%) PaaS
3 5 (1.65%) IaaS
4 3 (0.99%) Office 365
5 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.98%) LAN
1 6 (1.98%) WAN
2 5 (1.65%) VoIP
3 4 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.32%) SAN
4 3 (0.99%) DMZ
4 3 (0.99%) Intranet
4 3 (0.99%) Internet
4 3 (0.99%) Firewall
4 3 (0.99%) Wireless
4 3 (0.99%) HTTP
4 3 (0.99%) VPN
5 2 (0.66%) DNS
5 2 (0.66%) SMTP
6 1 (0.33%) DHCP
6 1 (0.33%) SSL
6 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 110 (36.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 99 (32.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 88 (29.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 78 (25.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 62 (20.46%) Data Warehouse
7 56 (18.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (6.60%) Oracle Database
9 19 (6.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 19 (6.27%) OLAP
10 17 (5.61%) QlikView
10 17 (5.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (4.62%) Data Mining
12 13 (4.29%) SQL Server 2000
13 11 (3.63%) Relational Database
14 10 (3.30%) OLTP
15 8 (2.64%) Big Data
16 7 (2.31%) Star Schema
17 6 (1.98%) RDBMS
18 5 (1.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (10.56%) Visual Studio
2 30 (9.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (4.95%) NUnit
4 10 (3.30%) JIRA
5 9 (2.97%) Rhino Mocks
6 8 (2.64%) MSTest
7 7 (2.31%) Subversion
8 5 (1.65%) Bugzilla
8 5 (1.65%) MSBuild
9 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (1.32%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.99%) Selenium
10 3 (0.99%) Moq
10 3 (0.99%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.99%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.99%) JMeter
10 3 (0.99%) Toad
10 3 (0.99%) LoadUI
11 2 (0.66%) SpecFlow
General
1 75 (24.75%) Finance
2 52 (17.16%) Banking
3 22 (7.26%) Investment Banking
4 15 (4.95%) Retail
5 14 (4.62%) Front Office
6 10 (3.30%) Marketing
7 8 (2.64%) Legal
7 8 (2.64%) Advertising
8 7 (2.31%) Back Office
9 5 (1.65%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.99%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.66%) Billing
12 1 (0.33%) Publishing
12 1 (0.33%) Automotive
12 1 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 202 (66.67%) Developer
2 58 (19.14%) .NET Developer
3 55 (18.15%) SQL Developer
4 45 (14.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 38 (12.54%) C# Developer
6 33 (10.89%) Analyst
7 23 (7.59%) Senior Developer
8 22 (7.26%) DBA
9 21 (6.93%) C# .NET Developer
10 20 (6.60%) ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (6.60%) SQL DBA
11 15 (4.95%) ETL Developer
12 12 (3.96%) SQL Server Developer
12 12 (3.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (3.30%) Senior SQL Developer
13 10 (3.30%) Administrator
14 8 (2.64%) Business Developer
14 8 (2.64%) Consultant
14 8 (2.64%) SQL Server DBA
14 8 (2.64%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (43.56%) .NET
2 67 (22.11%) ASP.NET
3 46 (15.18%) .NET Framework
4 37 (12.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 35 (11.55%) HTML
6 30 (9.90%) XML
6 30 (9.90%) WCF
7 29 (9.57%) CSS
7 29 (9.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 27 (8.91%) jQuery
9 25 (8.25%) Web Services
10 19 (6.27%) WPF
11 17 (5.61%) MDX
11 17 (5.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 15 (4.95%) ADO.NET
13 14 (4.62%) LINQ
14 13 (4.29%) HTML5
14 13 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 12 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 10 (3.30%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.28%) Clustering
2 14 (4.62%) Derivative
3 13 (4.29%) NHS
4 12 (3.96%) Replication
5 11 (3.63%) Data Integration
6 10 (3.30%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.31%) Statistics
8 5 (1.65%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.65%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (1.32%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.99%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.66%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.66%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.66%) Equities
11 2 (0.66%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.66%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 50 (16.50%) Windows
2 27 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (3.63%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.98%) UNIX
6 5 (1.65%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.65%) Linux
7 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.33%) Solaris
9 1 (0.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (23.43%) Business Intelligence
2 64 (21.12%) ETL
3 62 (20.46%) MVC
4 50 (16.50%) Data Modelling
5 35 (11.55%) OO
6 34 (11.22%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (10.56%) Migration
8 30 (9.90%) TDD
9 24 (7.92%) Unit Testing
10 21 (6.93%) Asset Management
10 21 (6.93%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (5.61%) Scrum
11 17 (5.61%) Workflow
12 15 (4.95%) Risk Management
13 14 (4.62%) CRM
13 14 (4.62%) Business Analysis
14 13 (4.29%) ITIL
15 12 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (3.96%) Data Migration
15 12 (3.96%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 165 (54.46%) SQL
2 105 (34.65%) C#
3 92 (30.36%) T-SQL
4 28 (9.24%) JavaScript
5 14 (4.62%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.63%) VBA
7 8 (2.64%) VB
8 7 (2.31%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.65%) VBScript
9 5 (1.65%) C++
10 4 (1.32%) C
11 3 (0.99%) Java
11 3 (0.99%) XPath
12 2 (0.66%) X++
12 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.66%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.66%) XAML
12 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.33%) R
13 1 (0.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (6.60%) Degree
2 19 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.63%) MCITP
4 10 (3.30%) MCTS
5 4 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.32%) ISEB
6 3 (0.99%) MCSE
6 3 (0.99%) MCP
7 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.66%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.33%) MCPD
8 1 (0.33%) MCAD
8 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.33%) MCSA
8 1 (0.33%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.65%) Basel III
2 4 (1.32%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.98%) vSphere
4 5 (1.65%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.99%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.99%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.99%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.66%) XenApp
7 1 (0.33%) XenServer
7 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (4.29%) Control-M
2 5 (1.65%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.32%) SCOM
4 3 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.99%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 110 (36.30%) Microsoft
2 32 (10.56%) Oracle
3 15 (4.95%) VMware
4 10 (3.30%) Citrix
4 10 (3.30%) Tableau
5 9 (2.97%) Telerik
6 8 (2.64%) Cognos
7 6 (1.98%) Cisco
7 6 (1.98%) EPiServer
7 6 (1.98%) Business Objects
8 5 (1.65%) DevExpress
8 5 (1.65%) Teradata
8 5 (1.65%) Sybase
9 4 (1.32%) IBM
9 4 (1.32%) EMC
9 4 (1.32%) Informatica
10 3 (0.99%) Mitel
10 3 (0.99%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.99%) Greenplum
11 2 (0.66%) Nintex
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