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 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 88 69 63
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 112 217 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.90% 2.95% 2.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.40% 12.69% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 161 155
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £301 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £44.50 £51.30 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +17.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-36.06% +1.66%
SQL Server 2008
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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
1333 1710 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.62% 23.23% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 1266 1179
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 17
Average hourly rate £44.50 £38.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £18.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £59.87 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%

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 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 2 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.

1 291 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 160 (54.98%) SQL
3 125 (42.96%) .NET
4 119 (40.89%) Microsoft
5 103 (35.40%) C#
6 102 (35.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 94 (32.30%) T-SQL
8 88 (30.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 84 (28.87%) SQL Server 2005
10 69 (23.71%) Finance
11 66 (22.68%) ASP.NET
12 65 (22.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 64 (21.99%) Business Intelligence
13 64 (21.99%) ETL
14 61 (20.96%) MVC
15 56 (19.24%) SQL Server 2012
16 52 (17.87%) Banking
16 52 (17.87%) Data Warehouse
17 49 (16.84%) Windows
18 48 (16.49%) MS Excel
19 46 (15.81%) .NET Framework
20 42 (14.43%) Data Modelling
21 39 (13.40%) ASP.NET MVC
22 36 (12.37%) Visual Studio
23 35 (12.03%) XML
24 33 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
25 32 (11.00%) Oracle
25 32 (11.00%) Team Foundation Server
26 31 (10.65%) JavaScript
26 31 (10.65%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 29 (9.97%) SharePoint
2 21 (7.22%) IIS
3 16 (5.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (5.15%) MS Exchange
5 10 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.06%) CMS
7 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.34%) Node.js
9 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.34%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (0.34%) SAS
9 1 (0.34%) Apache
9 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (16.49%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.44%) MS Office
3 4 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.69%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.69%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.34%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 17 (5.84%) Markit EDM
2 9 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.69%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.34%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.41%) SaaS
3 5 (1.72%) PaaS
3 5 (1.72%) IaaS
4 3 (1.03%) Office 365
5 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.75%) WAN
2 6 (2.06%) LAN
2 6 (2.06%) SAN
3 5 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.72%) VoIP
4 4 (1.37%) Intranet
5 3 (1.03%) Internet
5 3 (1.03%) Firewall
5 3 (1.03%) Wireless
5 3 (1.03%) VPN
5 3 (1.03%) DMZ
6 2 (0.69%) DNS
6 2 (0.69%) SMTP
6 2 (0.69%) HTTP
6 2 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.34%) NAS
7 1 (0.34%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 102 (35.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 88 (30.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 84 (28.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 65 (22.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 56 (19.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 52 (17.87%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (6.87%) Oracle Database
9 18 (6.19%) Data Mining
9 18 (6.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 17 (5.84%) QlikView
10 17 (5.84%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (4.12%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (4.12%) OLAP
12 10 (3.44%) Relational Database
13 8 (2.75%) Big Data
14 7 (2.41%) Star Schema
15 6 (2.06%) OLTP
15 6 (2.06%) RDBMS
15 6 (2.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (12.37%) Visual Studio
2 32 (11.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (5.15%) NUnit
4 10 (3.44%) JIRA
5 9 (3.09%) MSTest
5 9 (3.09%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (2.06%) Subversion
7 5 (1.72%) Bugzilla
8 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (1.37%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (1.37%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.03%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.03%) LoadUI
9 3 (1.03%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.03%) Selenium
9 3 (1.03%) Moq
9 3 (1.03%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.03%) JMeter
10 2 (0.69%) FitNesse
General
1 69 (23.71%) Finance
2 52 (17.87%) Banking
3 23 (7.90%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.81%) Retail
4 14 (4.81%) Front Office
5 9 (3.09%) Legal
6 8 (2.75%) Advertising
6 8 (2.75%) Back Office
7 4 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.37%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.03%) Marketing
9 2 (0.69%) Billing
9 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 188 (64.60%) Developer
2 55 (18.90%) .NET Developer
3 52 (17.87%) SQL Developer
4 36 (12.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 32 (11.00%) C# Developer
6 31 (10.65%) Analyst
7 24 (8.25%) DBA
8 22 (7.56%) Senior Developer
9 21 (7.22%) SQL DBA
10 19 (6.53%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (5.84%) ETL Developer
12 14 (4.81%) ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (4.12%) SQL Server Developer
13 12 (4.12%) Administrator
14 10 (3.44%) SQL Server DBA
14 10 (3.44%) Senior SQL Developer
14 10 (3.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 8 (2.75%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
15 8 (2.75%) Consultant
16 7 (2.41%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (42.96%) .NET
2 66 (22.68%) ASP.NET
3 46 (15.81%) .NET Framework
4 39 (13.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 35 (12.03%) XML
6 30 (10.31%) WCF
6 30 (10.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 28 (9.62%) HTML
8 24 (8.25%) CSS
8 24 (8.25%) jQuery
9 18 (6.19%) WPF
9 18 (6.19%) Web Services
10 14 (4.81%) HTML5
10 14 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 14 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 12 (4.12%) LINQ
12 11 (3.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 10 (3.44%) MDX
13 10 (3.44%) WinForms
13 10 (3.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.15%) Clustering
2 14 (4.81%) NHS
3 12 (4.12%) Data Integration
4 10 (3.44%) Replication
4 10 (3.44%) Derivative
5 8 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.72%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.37%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.03%) Statistics
8 3 (1.03%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.03%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.03%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.03%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.69%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.69%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.69%) Economics
9 2 (0.69%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.84%) Windows
2 26 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (3.78%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.06%) UNIX
6 5 (1.72%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.37%) Linux
8 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.99%) ETL
1 64 (21.99%) Business Intelligence
2 61 (20.96%) MVC
3 42 (14.43%) Data Modelling
4 33 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (10.65%) OO
6 30 (10.31%) TDD
6 30 (10.31%) Migration
7 22 (7.56%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (7.22%) Asset Management
9 17 (5.84%) Scrum
10 16 (5.50%) Workflow
11 15 (5.15%) Risk Management
11 15 (5.15%) ITIL
11 15 (5.15%) Unit Testing
12 14 (4.81%) Waterfall
13 12 (4.12%) Business Analysis
14 11 (3.78%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (3.78%) CRM
14 11 (3.78%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 160 (54.98%) SQL
2 103 (35.40%) C#
3 94 (32.30%) T-SQL
4 31 (10.65%) JavaScript
5 13 (4.47%) PowerShell
6 12 (4.12%) VBA
7 9 (3.09%) PL/SQL
7 9 (3.09%) VBScript
7 9 (3.09%) VB
8 4 (1.37%) C
8 4 (1.37%) XPath
9 3 (1.03%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.03%) C++
9 3 (1.03%) Java
10 2 (0.69%) X++
10 2 (0.69%) XAML
10 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.34%) VB6
11 1 (0.34%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (5.84%) Degree
3 13 (4.47%) MCITP
4 11 (3.78%) MCTS
5 4 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.37%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.37%) ISEB
6 3 (1.03%) MCSE
6 3 (1.03%) MCP
7 2 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.69%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.34%) MCPD
8 1 (0.34%) MCAD
8 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.34%) MCSA
8 1 (0.34%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.72%) Basel III
2 4 (1.37%) QA
3 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.75%) vSphere
4 4 (1.37%) XenApp
4 4 (1.37%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.03%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.03%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.03%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.69%) UAG
7 1 (0.34%) XenServer
7 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (4.81%) Control-M
2 6 (2.06%) SCOM
3 4 (1.37%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.69%) SCCM
5 2 (0.69%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 119 (40.89%) Microsoft
2 32 (11.00%) Oracle
3 17 (5.84%) VMware
4 12 (4.12%) Citrix
5 7 (2.41%) Business Objects
5 7 (2.41%) Telerik
5 7 (2.41%) Tableau
6 6 (2.06%) EPiServer
6 6 (2.06%) DevExpress
6 6 (2.06%) Cisco
7 5 (1.72%) Cognos
7 5 (1.72%) Sybase
7 5 (1.72%) Teradata
8 4 (1.37%) Informatica
8 4 (1.37%) EMC
9 3 (1.03%) Juniper
9 3 (1.03%) Mitel
9 3 (1.03%) Greenplum
10 2 (0.69%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.69%) Nintex
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