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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 81 63 63
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 138 210 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.34% 2.96% 2.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.21% 13.03% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 143 161
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +4.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £328 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £51.15 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.23% +36.40%
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
1351 1612 1606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.91% 22.69% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1026 1188 1192
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 £322 £315 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £51.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.03 £52.50 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server 2008
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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 25 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 25 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.

1 305 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 166 (54.43%) SQL
3 134 (43.93%) .NET
4 110 (36.07%) Microsoft
4 110 (36.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 106 (34.75%) C#
6 102 (33.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 92 (30.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 92 (30.16%) T-SQL
8 77 (25.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 76 (24.92%) Finance
10 69 (22.62%) ASP.NET
10 69 (22.62%) Business Intelligence
11 64 (20.98%) MVC
12 63 (20.66%) ETL
13 61 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
14 57 (18.69%) SQL Server 2012
15 53 (17.38%) Banking
16 50 (16.39%) Data Modelling
16 50 (16.39%) Windows
17 47 (15.41%) .NET Framework
18 44 (14.43%) MS Excel
19 39 (12.79%) ASP.NET MVC
20 37 (12.13%) HTML
21 36 (11.80%) OO
22 34 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
23 33 (10.82%) Visual Studio
23 33 (10.82%) Oracle
23 33 (10.82%) SharePoint
24 31 (10.16%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 (10.82%) SharePoint
2 22 (7.21%) IIS
3 17 (5.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (4.92%) MS Exchange
5 10 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.64%) CMS
7 5 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.31%) 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 (14.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.95%) 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 (4.92%) Markit EDM
2 11 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.31%) 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 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.30%) SaaS
3 5 (1.64%) PaaS
3 5 (1.64%) IaaS
4 3 (0.98%) Office 365
5 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.97%) LAN
1 6 (1.97%) WAN
2 5 (1.64%) VoIP
3 4 (1.31%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.31%) SAN
4 3 (0.98%) DMZ
4 3 (0.98%) Intranet
4 3 (0.98%) Internet
4 3 (0.98%) Firewall
4 3 (0.98%) Wireless
4 3 (0.98%) HTTP
4 3 (0.98%) 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
1 305 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 110 (36.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 102 (33.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 92 (30.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 77 (25.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 61 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 57 (18.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (6.89%) Oracle Database
9 19 (6.23%) OLAP
9 19 (6.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 18 (5.90%) Oracle Database 11g
11 17 (5.57%) QlikView
12 16 (5.25%) SQL Server 2000
13 14 (4.59%) Data Mining
14 11 (3.61%) Relational Database
15 10 (3.28%) OLTP
16 8 (2.62%) Big Data
17 7 (2.30%) Star Schema
18 6 (1.97%) RDBMS
19 5 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (10.82%) Visual Studio
2 28 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (4.92%) NUnit
4 10 (3.28%) JIRA
5 9 (2.95%) Rhino Mocks
6 8 (2.62%) MSTest
7 7 (2.30%) Subversion
8 5 (1.64%) Bugzilla
8 5 (1.64%) MSBuild
9 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (1.31%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.98%) Selenium
10 3 (0.98%) Moq
10 3 (0.98%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.98%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.98%) JMeter
10 3 (0.98%) Toad
10 3 (0.98%) LoadUI
11 2 (0.66%) SpecFlow
General
1 76 (24.92%) Finance
2 53 (17.38%) Banking
3 23 (7.54%) Investment Banking
4 15 (4.92%) Retail
5 14 (4.59%) Front Office
6 10 (3.28%) Marketing
7 8 (2.62%) Legal
7 8 (2.62%) Advertising
8 7 (2.30%) Back Office
9 5 (1.64%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.98%) 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 (66.23%) Developer
2 59 (19.34%) .NET Developer
3 55 (18.03%) SQL Developer
4 44 (14.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 39 (12.79%) C# Developer
6 33 (10.82%) Analyst
7 24 (7.87%) DBA
8 23 (7.54%) Senior Developer
9 22 (7.21%) SQL DBA
9 22 (7.21%) C# .NET Developer
10 21 (6.89%) ASP.NET Developer
11 14 (4.59%) ETL Developer
12 13 (4.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (3.93%) SQL Server Developer
14 10 (3.28%) Administrator
14 10 (3.28%) Senior SQL Developer
15 9 (2.95%) SQL Server DBA
16 8 (2.62%) Consultant
16 8 (2.62%) WPF Developer
16 8 (2.62%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (43.93%) .NET
2 69 (22.62%) ASP.NET
3 47 (15.41%) .NET Framework
4 39 (12.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 37 (12.13%) HTML
6 30 (9.84%) CSS
6 30 (9.84%) XML
6 30 (9.84%) WCF
7 29 (9.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 28 (9.18%) jQuery
9 25 (8.20%) Web Services
10 19 (6.23%) WPF
11 17 (5.57%) MDX
11 17 (5.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 15 (4.92%) ADO.NET
13 14 (4.59%) LINQ
13 14 (4.59%) HTML5
13 14 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 13 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 10 (3.28%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.90%) Clustering
2 14 (4.59%) Derivative
3 13 (4.26%) NHS
4 12 (3.93%) Replication
5 11 (3.61%) Data Integration
6 10 (3.28%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.30%) Statistics
8 5 (1.64%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.64%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.31%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.31%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (1.31%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.98%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.66%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.66%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.66%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.66%) Equities
11 2 (0.66%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 50 (16.39%) Windows
2 27 (8.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (7.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (3.61%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.97%) UNIX
6 5 (1.64%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.64%) Linux
7 3 (0.98%) 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 69 (22.62%) Business Intelligence
2 64 (20.98%) MVC
3 63 (20.66%) ETL
4 50 (16.39%) Data Modelling
5 36 (11.80%) OO
6 34 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (10.16%) Migration
8 30 (9.84%) TDD
9 24 (7.87%) Unit Testing
10 22 (7.21%) Performance Tuning
11 21 (6.89%) Asset Management
12 18 (5.90%) Scrum
13 17 (5.57%) Workflow
14 15 (4.92%) Risk Management
14 15 (4.92%) CRM
15 14 (4.59%) Business Analysis
16 13 (4.26%) ITIL
17 12 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
17 12 (3.93%) Web Development
17 12 (3.93%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 166 (54.43%) SQL
2 106 (34.75%) C#
3 92 (30.16%) T-SQL
4 29 (9.51%) JavaScript
5 14 (4.59%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.61%) VBA
7 8 (2.62%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.62%) VB
8 5 (1.64%) VBScript
8 5 (1.64%) C++
9 4 (1.31%) C
10 3 (0.98%) Java
10 3 (0.98%) XPath
11 2 (0.66%) X++
11 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.66%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.66%) XAML
11 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.33%) R
12 1 (0.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (6.89%) Degree
2 19 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.61%) MCITP
4 10 (3.28%) MCTS
5 4 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.31%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.31%) ISEB
6 3 (0.98%) MCSE
6 3 (0.98%) 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 (1.64%) Basel III
2 4 (1.31%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (6.89%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.97%) vSphere
4 5 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.98%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.98%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.98%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.66%) XenApp
8 1 (0.33%) XenServer
8 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (4.26%) Control-M
2 5 (1.64%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.31%) SCOM
4 3 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.98%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 110 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.82%) Oracle
3 15 (4.92%) VMware
4 10 (3.28%) Citrix
4 10 (3.28%) Tableau
5 9 (2.95%) Telerik
6 7 (2.30%) Cognos
7 6 (1.97%) Cisco
7 6 (1.97%) EPiServer
7 6 (1.97%) Business Objects
8 5 (1.64%) DevExpress
8 5 (1.64%) Teradata
8 5 (1.64%) Sybase
9 4 (1.31%) IBM
9 4 (1.31%) EMC
9 4 (1.31%) Informatica
10 3 (0.98%) Mitel
10 3 (0.98%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.98%) Greenplum
11 2 (0.66%) Nintex
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