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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 73 102 67
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -35
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 138 107 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.62% 1.82% 2.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.05% 7.97% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 86 158
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £44.50 £51.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+46.83% -35.24%
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
1373 1342 1709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 26.09% 22.82% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1083 998 1265
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 13
Average hourly rate £25.00 £38.66 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.33% +10.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £24.40 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £47.07 £59.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +1.63%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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.

1 274 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 181 (66.06%) SQL
3 133 (48.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 124 (45.26%) T-SQL
5 119 (43.43%) Microsoft
6 113 (41.24%) .NET
7 104 (37.96%) C#
8 99 (36.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 93 (33.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 91 (33.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 87 (31.75%) Finance
12 83 (30.29%) Business Intelligence
13 72 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
14 69 (25.18%) ASP.NET
14 69 (25.18%) MS Excel
14 69 (25.18%) Data Warehouse
15 60 (21.90%) SQL Server 2005
16 51 (18.61%) MVC
17 46 (16.79%) JavaScript
18 45 (16.42%) Team Foundation Server
19 43 (15.69%) ETL
20 42 (15.33%) HTML
21 41 (14.96%) Banking
22 40 (14.60%) Windows
23 38 (13.87%) .NET Framework
23 38 (13.87%) WCF
24 35 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
25 34 (12.41%) jQuery
26 31 (11.31%) Oracle
27 30 (10.95%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 15 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.01%) IIS
3 9 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (2.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.82%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.82%) CMS
6 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.09%) Node.js
6 3 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.09%) PowerExchange
7 2 (0.73%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.73%) Sitefinity
7 2 (0.73%) Kentico
7 2 (0.73%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.73%) Apache
8 1 (0.36%) SAS
8 1 (0.36%) Mule
8 1 (0.36%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 69 (25.18%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.65%) MS Office
3 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.73%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.36%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) Sage BI
3 1 (0.36%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.73%) SaaS
1 2 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.01%) WAN
1 11 (4.01%) SAN
2 7 (2.55%) LAN
3 6 (2.19%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.09%) NAS
4 3 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (0.73%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.73%) DNS
5 2 (0.73%) Intranet
6 1 (0.36%) Firewall
6 1 (0.36%) LDAP
6 1 (0.36%) SMTP
6 1 (0.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 133 (48.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 99 (36.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 93 (33.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 91 (33.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 69 (25.18%) Data Warehouse
7 60 (21.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 23 (8.39%) SQL Server 2000
9 20 (7.30%) Oracle Database
10 17 (6.20%) ProClarity
11 16 (5.84%) Relational Database
11 16 (5.84%) QlikView
12 13 (4.74%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (4.74%) RDBMS
13 10 (3.65%) MS Access
13 10 (3.65%) DTS
13 10 (3.65%) Oracle Database 12c
14 9 (3.28%) OLAP
15 8 (2.92%) Star Schema
16 7 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 45 (16.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (8.03%) Visual Studio
3 14 (5.11%) JIRA
4 10 (3.65%) NUnit
5 6 (2.19%) ReSharper
5 6 (2.19%) SpecFlow
5 6 (2.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (2.19%) Subversion
6 5 (1.82%) PowerBuilder
6 5 (1.82%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.46%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.46%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (1.46%) Moq
8 3 (1.09%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.09%) Toad
8 3 (1.09%) TestDirector
8 3 (1.09%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.36%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.36%) ERwin
9 1 (0.36%) Log4Net
General
1 87 (31.75%) Finance
2 41 (14.96%) Banking
3 21 (7.66%) Investment Banking
4 19 (6.93%) Retail
5 16 (5.84%) Front Office
6 13 (4.74%) Legal
7 9 (3.28%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.19%) Back Office
9 4 (1.46%) Advertising
10 3 (1.09%) Marketing
11 2 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.73%) Publishing
11 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.73%) Law
12 1 (0.36%) Billing
12 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 171 (62.41%) Developer
2 44 (16.06%) SQL Developer
3 43 (15.69%) DBA
3 43 (15.69%) .NET Developer
4 37 (13.50%) SQL DBA
5 35 (12.77%) Analyst
6 25 (9.12%) SQL Server DBA
7 24 (8.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 22 (8.03%) Senior Developer
9 21 (7.66%) C# Developer
10 20 (7.30%) SQL Server Developer
11 13 (4.74%) ETL Developer
12 12 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (4.01%) Administrator
13 11 (4.01%) Oracle DBA
13 11 (4.01%) ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (3.65%) Information Analyst
14 10 (3.65%) Consultant
14 10 (3.65%) NHS Information Analyst
14 10 (3.65%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (41.24%) .NET
2 69 (25.18%) ASP.NET
3 42 (15.33%) HTML
4 38 (13.87%) .NET Framework
4 38 (13.87%) WCF
5 35 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 34 (12.41%) jQuery
7 29 (10.58%) Entity Framework
8 26 (9.49%) CSS
9 25 (9.12%) Ajax
9 25 (9.12%) LINQ
10 24 (8.76%) AngularJS
10 24 (8.76%) Web Services
10 24 (8.76%) HTML5
11 23 (8.39%) XML
12 18 (6.57%) WPF
13 13 (4.74%) MDX
14 11 (4.01%) JSON
14 11 (4.01%) Kendo UI
15 10 (3.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.03%) Clustering
2 17 (6.20%) Replication
3 15 (5.47%) NHS
4 13 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.65%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.92%) Data Integration
7 6 (2.19%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.19%) Derivative
8 5 (1.82%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.46%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.46%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 4 (1.46%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.09%) EMC Centera
10 3 (1.09%) CMDB
10 3 (1.09%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.09%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.73%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.73%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.60%) Windows
2 18 (6.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (5.47%) UNIX
4 10 (3.65%) Linux
5 9 (3.28%) AIX
5 9 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.82%) Solaris
7 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (30.29%) Business Intelligence
2 72 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (18.61%) MVC
4 43 (15.69%) ETL
5 30 (10.95%) TDD
6 24 (8.76%) Scrum
6 24 (8.76%) Configuration Management
6 24 (8.76%) ITIL
7 21 (7.66%) OO
7 21 (7.66%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (6.57%) Unit Testing
9 17 (6.20%) SDLC
10 16 (5.84%) Database Mirroring
11 14 (5.11%) Data Modelling
12 13 (4.74%) CRM
12 13 (4.74%) Kimball Methodology
13 12 (4.38%) OOP
14 10 (3.65%) Project Management
14 10 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (3.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 181 (66.06%) SQL
2 124 (45.26%) T-SQL
3 104 (37.96%) C#
4 46 (16.79%) JavaScript
5 26 (9.49%) VBA
6 14 (5.11%) PL/SQL
7 12 (4.38%) PowerShell
8 11 (4.01%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.28%) VB
10 7 (2.55%) Korn
11 5 (1.82%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.82%) C
12 3 (1.09%) C-shell
13 2 (0.73%) Java
13 2 (0.73%) Perl
13 2 (0.73%) VB6
14 1 (0.36%) XAML
14 1 (0.36%) Python
14 1 (0.36%) VBScript
14 1 (0.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (4.38%) Degree
2 4 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (1.46%) MCSA
3 3 (1.09%) CCNP
3 3 (1.09%) ISEB
3 3 (1.09%) CCA
3 3 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (1.09%) MCSE
3 3 (1.09%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.09%) CCEE
3 3 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.73%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.73%) MCTS
4 2 (0.73%) MCSD
5 1 (0.36%) MCAD
5 1 (0.36%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.82%) QA
2 4 (1.46%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.01%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (2.55%) vSphere
4 4 (1.46%) UAG
4 4 (1.46%) Oracle Clusterware
4 4 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.46%) XenApp
5 3 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.09%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.36%) SRDF
6 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (2.92%) Oracle RMAN
1 8 (2.92%) Data Guard
2 5 (1.82%) SCOM
2 5 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.46%) SCCM
4 3 (1.09%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.09%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.73%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.36%) Nagios
6 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 119 (43.43%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.31%) Oracle
3 16 (5.84%) Cognos
4 12 (4.38%) Tableau
5 11 (4.01%) HP
6 10 (3.65%) IBM
6 10 (3.65%) Telerik
7 8 (2.92%) VMware
7 8 (2.92%) 3PAR
8 7 (2.55%) Citrix
9 6 (2.19%) Cisco
10 5 (1.82%) Sybase
10 5 (1.82%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.82%) DevExpress
11 4 (1.46%) Red Gate
11 4 (1.46%) EMC
11 4 (1.46%) Remedy
11 4 (1.46%) EPiServer
11 4 (1.46%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.46%) SAP
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