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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 87 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 119 222 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.02% 3.02% 2.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.93% 13.05% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 161 152
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £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 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £51.15 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-36.06% -12.85%
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
1332 1701 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.61% 23.11% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 1260 1188
Average daily rate £450 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £320
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 3 13 19
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 £18.97 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.61 £59.87 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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.

1 301 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 166 (55.15%) SQL
3 133 (44.19%) .NET
4 120 (39.87%) Microsoft
5 108 (35.88%) C#
6 107 (35.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 97 (32.23%) T-SQL
8 93 (30.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 88 (29.24%) SQL Server 2005
10 71 (23.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 71 (23.59%) ASP.NET
11 70 (23.26%) Finance
12 68 (22.59%) Business Intelligence
13 63 (20.93%) ETL
13 63 (20.93%) MVC
14 56 (18.60%) SQL Server 2012
15 54 (17.94%) Data Warehouse
16 52 (17.28%) Banking
17 51 (16.94%) Windows
18 49 (16.28%) MS Excel
19 46 (15.28%) Data Modelling
19 46 (15.28%) .NET Framework
20 40 (13.29%) ASP.NET MVC
21 36 (11.96%) Visual Studio
22 35 (11.63%) XML
23 34 (11.30%) OO
24 33 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
24 33 (10.96%) Team Foundation Server
25 32 (10.63%) WCF
25 32 (10.63%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 31 (10.30%) SharePoint
2 23 (7.64%) IIS
3 17 (5.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (4.98%) MS Exchange
5 10 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.99%) CMS
7 6 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.33%) SAS
10 1 (0.33%) Apache
10 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.33%) Node.js
10 1 (0.33%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 49 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.32%) MS Office
3 4 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.66%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.66%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.33%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 17 (5.65%) Markit EDM
2 10 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.66%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.33%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.33%) SaaS
3 5 (1.66%) IaaS
3 5 (1.66%) PaaS
4 3 (1.00%) Office 365
5 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.66%) WAN
2 6 (1.99%) SAN
2 6 (1.99%) LAN
3 5 (1.66%) VoIP
3 5 (1.66%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.33%) Intranet
5 3 (1.00%) Internet
5 3 (1.00%) DMZ
5 3 (1.00%) VPN
5 3 (1.00%) Firewall
5 3 (1.00%) Wireless
6 2 (0.66%) SMTP
6 2 (0.66%) HTTP
6 2 (0.66%) DNS
6 2 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.33%) DHCP
7 1 (0.33%) NAS
7 1 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 107 (35.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 93 (30.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 88 (29.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 71 (23.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 56 (18.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 54 (17.94%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (6.64%) Oracle Database
9 19 (6.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 18 (5.98%) QlikView
10 18 (5.98%) Data Mining
11 17 (5.65%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (4.98%) OLAP
13 12 (3.99%) SQL Server 2000
14 10 (3.32%) Relational Database
15 8 (2.66%) Big Data
16 7 (2.33%) Star Schema
16 7 (2.33%) OLTP
17 6 (1.99%) MySQL
17 6 (1.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (11.96%) Visual Studio
2 33 (10.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (5.32%) NUnit
4 11 (3.65%) JIRA
5 9 (2.99%) Rhino Mocks
6 8 (2.66%) MSTest
7 7 (2.33%) Subversion
8 5 (1.66%) Bugzilla
8 5 (1.66%) MSBuild
9 4 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (1.33%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (1.00%) LoadUI
10 3 (1.00%) JMeter
10 3 (1.00%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.00%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.00%) Moq
10 3 (1.00%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.00%) Selenium
11 2 (0.66%) FitNesse
General
1 70 (23.26%) Finance
2 52 (17.28%) Banking
3 23 (7.64%) Investment Banking
4 15 (4.98%) Retail
4 15 (4.98%) Front Office
5 10 (3.32%) Legal
6 8 (2.66%) Advertising
6 8 (2.66%) Back Office
7 5 (1.66%) Marketing
8 4 (1.33%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.66%) Billing
9 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 196 (65.12%) Developer
2 59 (19.60%) .NET Developer
3 54 (17.94%) SQL Developer
4 40 (13.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 35 (11.63%) C# Developer
6 31 (10.30%) Analyst
7 24 (7.97%) DBA
8 22 (7.31%) Senior Developer
8 22 (7.31%) SQL DBA
9 21 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (5.98%) ASP.NET Developer
11 17 (5.65%) ETL Developer
12 14 (4.65%) SQL Server Developer
13 12 (3.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (3.99%) Administrator
14 10 (3.32%) Senior SQL Developer
15 9 (2.99%) SQL Server DBA
16 8 (2.66%) Programmer
16 8 (2.66%) Consultant
16 8 (2.66%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (44.19%) .NET
2 71 (23.59%) ASP.NET
3 46 (15.28%) .NET Framework
4 40 (13.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 35 (11.63%) XML
6 32 (10.63%) WCF
6 32 (10.63%) HTML
7 30 (9.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 26 (8.64%) CSS
9 25 (8.31%) jQuery
10 22 (7.31%) Web Services
11 18 (5.98%) WPF
12 14 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 14 (4.65%) HTML5
13 13 (4.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 13 (4.32%) LINQ
13 13 (4.32%) MDX
14 12 (3.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 10 (3.32%) Ajax
15 10 (3.32%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.32%) Clustering
2 14 (4.65%) NHS
3 12 (3.99%) Data Integration
4 11 (3.65%) Replication
4 11 (3.65%) Derivative
5 9 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.66%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.33%) Market Risk
7 4 (1.33%) Statistics
7 4 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
7 4 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.00%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.00%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.00%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.00%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.66%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (0.66%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 51 (16.94%) Windows
2 27 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (7.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (3.65%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.99%) UNIX
6 5 (1.66%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.33%) Linux
8 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (22.59%) Business Intelligence
2 63 (20.93%) ETL
2 63 (20.93%) MVC
3 46 (15.28%) Data Modelling
4 34 (11.30%) OO
5 33 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (10.63%) Migration
7 31 (10.30%) TDD
8 21 (6.98%) Asset Management
8 21 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
9 19 (6.31%) Unit Testing
10 18 (5.98%) Scrum
11 16 (5.32%) Workflow
12 15 (4.98%) Risk Management
12 15 (4.98%) ITIL
13 14 (4.65%) Waterfall
14 12 (3.99%) Business Analysis
14 12 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (3.99%) OOD
14 12 (3.99%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 166 (55.15%) SQL
2 108 (35.88%) C#
3 97 (32.23%) T-SQL
4 30 (9.97%) JavaScript
5 13 (4.32%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.65%) VBA
7 9 (2.99%) VBScript
7 9 (2.99%) VB
7 9 (2.99%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.99%) C
9 4 (1.33%) XPath
10 3 (1.00%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.00%) Java
10 3 (1.00%) C++
11 2 (0.66%) X++
11 2 (0.66%) XAML
11 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.33%) Perl
12 1 (0.33%) PHP
12 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 21 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (6.31%) Degree
3 13 (4.32%) MCITP
4 11 (3.65%) MCTS
5 4 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.33%) ISEB
5 4 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.00%) MCP
6 3 (1.00%) MCSE
7 2 (0.66%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.33%) CCA
8 1 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.33%) CCNP
8 1 (0.33%) MCAD
8 1 (0.33%) MCSA
8 1 (0.33%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.66%) Basel III
2 4 (1.33%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (7.31%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.66%) vSphere
4 4 (1.33%) XenApp
4 4 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.00%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.00%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.66%) UAG
7 1 (0.33%) XenServer
7 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (4.65%) Control-M
2 6 (1.99%) SCOM
3 4 (1.33%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.66%) SCCM
5 2 (0.66%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 120 (39.87%) Microsoft
2 32 (10.63%) Oracle
3 17 (5.65%) VMware
4 12 (3.99%) Citrix
5 8 (2.66%) Telerik
5 8 (2.66%) Tableau
6 6 (1.99%) EPiServer
6 6 (1.99%) DevExpress
6 6 (1.99%) Business Objects
6 6 (1.99%) Cisco
7 5 (1.66%) Sybase
7 5 (1.66%) Cognos
7 5 (1.66%) Teradata
8 4 (1.33%) EMC
8 4 (1.33%) Informatica
9 3 (1.00%) Juniper
9 3 (1.00%) Mitel
9 3 (1.00%) Greenplum
10 2 (0.66%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.66%) F5
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