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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 71 62 77
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 170 181 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.63% 2.90% 2.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.83% 12.76% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 139 125
Average daily rate £410 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.20% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £48.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1437 1419 1514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.27% 22.77% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1050 1103 1067
Average daily rate £435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £52.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.61% +10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 346 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 180 (52.02%) SQL
3 141 (40.75%) .NET
4 130 (37.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 128 (36.99%) C#
6 127 (36.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 113 (32.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 110 (31.79%) Microsoft
9 104 (30.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 98 (28.32%) Finance
11 96 (27.75%) Banking
12 95 (27.46%) Data Warehouse
13 92 (26.59%) T-SQL
14 84 (24.28%) Business Intelligence
15 79 (22.83%) ASP.NET
16 74 (21.39%) SQL Server 2012
17 65 (18.79%) SharePoint
18 58 (16.76%) ETL
18 58 (16.76%) Windows
19 57 (16.47%) MS Excel
20 55 (15.90%) Data Modelling
21 49 (14.16%) MVC
22 41 (11.85%) Investment Banking
23 40 (11.56%) .NET Framework
24 37 (10.69%) HTML
25 36 (10.40%) ASP.NET MVC
26 34 (9.83%) WCF
27 33 (9.54%) OO
28 32 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
29 31 (8.96%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 65 (18.79%) SharePoint
2 25 (7.23%) SharePoint 2010
3 19 (5.49%) IIS
4 14 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (4.05%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.87%) Apache
9 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.58%) SAS
10 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.29%) Lync
10 1 (0.29%) Node.js
10 1 (0.29%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 57 (16.47%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.60%) MS Office
3 6 (1.73%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.58%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project
5 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.45%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.58%) SunGard GMI
3 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.47%) SaaS
2 6 (1.73%) PaaS
3 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.45%) IaaS
4 3 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.73%) Firewall
1 6 (1.73%) TCP/IP
1 6 (1.73%) SAN
2 5 (1.45%) LAN
2 5 (1.45%) WAN
3 4 (1.16%) Intranet
3 4 (1.16%) Internet
3 4 (1.16%) DNS
4 3 (0.87%) SSL
4 3 (0.87%) HTTP
4 3 (0.87%) DHCP
4 3 (0.87%) VoIP
5 2 (0.58%) NAS
5 2 (0.58%) DMZ
5 2 (0.58%) SMTP
5 2 (0.58%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.58%) SNMP
5 2 (0.58%) FTP
5 2 (0.58%) VPN
6 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 130 (37.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 127 (36.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 113 (32.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 104 (30.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 95 (27.46%) Data Warehouse
7 74 (21.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (7.23%) SQL Server 2000
9 24 (6.94%) Relational Database
10 19 (5.49%) OLAP
11 17 (4.91%) Oracle Database
12 16 (4.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 15 (4.34%) BusinessObjects XI
14 13 (3.76%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (3.18%) DTS
16 10 (2.89%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
16 10 (2.89%) QlikView
17 9 (2.60%) Data Mining
17 9 (2.60%) OLTP
18 7 (2.02%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (8.38%) Visual Studio
2 27 (7.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (4.62%) NUnit
4 10 (2.89%) Subversion
4 10 (2.89%) JIRA
5 6 (1.73%) Rhino Mocks
6 5 (1.45%) Toad
6 5 (1.45%) Bugzilla
6 5 (1.45%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.16%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.87%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.29%) ERwin
10 1 (0.29%) Hudson
10 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (0.29%) Moq
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
General
1 98 (28.32%) Finance
2 96 (27.75%) Banking
3 41 (11.85%) Investment Banking
4 17 (4.91%) Retail
5 15 (4.34%) Marketing
6 9 (2.60%) Front Office
7 7 (2.02%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.73%) Legal
9 5 (1.45%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.16%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 229 (66.18%) Developer
2 68 (19.65%) .NET Developer
3 62 (17.92%) SQL Developer
4 59 (17.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 52 (15.03%) C# Developer
6 41 (11.85%) Analyst
7 34 (9.83%) Senior Developer
8 31 (8.96%) C# .NET Developer
9 30 (8.67%) DBA
9 30 (8.67%) SQL Server Developer
10 29 (8.38%) ASP.NET Developer
11 23 (6.65%) SQL DBA
12 18 (5.20%) Senior SQL Developer
13 15 (4.34%) Architect
13 15 (4.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 13 (3.76%) Report Analyst
14 13 (3.76%) Business Developer
15 12 (3.47%) Developer Analyst
15 12 (3.47%) SQL Server DBA
16 11 (3.18%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (40.75%) .NET
2 79 (22.83%) ASP.NET
3 40 (11.56%) .NET Framework
4 37 (10.69%) HTML
5 36 (10.40%) ASP.NET MVC
6 34 (9.83%) WCF
7 31 (8.96%) jQuery
8 29 (8.38%) Web Services
9 24 (6.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 24 (6.94%) XML
10 23 (6.65%) CSS
10 23 (6.65%) MDX
11 22 (6.36%) ADO.NET
12 21 (6.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 16 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 16 (4.62%) WPF
14 15 (4.34%) LINQ
15 11 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 11 (3.18%) Ajax
16 10 (2.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.36%) NHS
2 19 (5.49%) Clustering
3 16 (4.62%) Data Integration
4 13 (3.76%) Derivative
5 12 (3.47%) Replication
6 10 (2.89%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.31%) Market Risk
8 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.73%) Statistics
8 6 (1.73%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.73%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.73%) Visualisation
8 6 (1.73%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.45%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.87%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.87%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.87%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.87%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (16.76%) Windows
2 32 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (2.89%) Windows 7
5 9 (2.60%) Linux
6 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.16%) UNIX
7 3 (0.87%) Windows 2000
7 3 (0.87%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.58%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) AIX
9 1 (0.29%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (24.28%) Business Intelligence
2 58 (16.76%) ETL
3 55 (15.90%) Data Modelling
4 49 (14.16%) MVC
5 33 (9.54%) OO
6 29 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (8.09%) Migration
8 27 (7.80%) Performance Tuning
9 26 (7.51%) Asset Management
10 24 (6.94%) Unit Testing
11 22 (6.36%) ITIL
12 21 (6.07%) Workflow
13 19 (5.49%) CRM
14 17 (4.91%) Web Development
15 14 (4.05%) TDD
15 14 (4.05%) Scrum
16 13 (3.76%) Risk Management
16 13 (3.76%) Data Analysis
17 12 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
17 12 (3.47%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 180 (52.02%) SQL
2 128 (36.99%) C#
3 92 (26.59%) T-SQL
4 29 (8.38%) JavaScript
5 15 (4.34%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.60%) C
7 8 (2.31%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.73%) VBA
8 6 (1.73%) VB
8 6 (1.73%) C++
9 5 (1.45%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.16%) VBScript
11 3 (0.87%) PHP
11 3 (0.87%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.87%) XAML
12 2 (0.58%) VB6
13 1 (0.29%) Perl
13 1 (0.29%) Java
13 1 (0.29%) R
13 1 (0.29%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 22 (6.36%) Degree
2 19 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (4.05%) MCITP
4 12 (3.47%) MCTS
5 4 (1.16%) MCP
6 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.58%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.58%) ISEB
6 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.58%) MCSE
6 2 (0.58%) MCAD
7 1 (0.29%) MCSD
7 1 (0.29%) MCSA
7 1 (0.29%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.29%) CCA
7 1 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.29%) CCNP
7 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.45%) ISO 9001
1 5 (1.45%) Basel III
2 3 (0.87%) QA
3 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (7.51%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.45%) XenApp
4 3 (0.87%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.87%) vSphere
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.58%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.58%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.29%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.29%) UAG
6 1 (0.29%) XenServer
6 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (2.31%) SCOM
2 4 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (1.16%) SCCM
3 3 (0.87%) Control-M
4 2 (0.58%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.58%) MOM
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.29%) Ionix
Vendors
1 110 (31.79%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.38%) Oracle
3 18 (5.20%) Business Objects
4 16 (4.62%) Citrix
4 16 (4.62%) VMware
5 11 (3.18%) Tableau
6 10 (2.89%) Telerik
7 6 (1.73%) Cisco
8 5 (1.45%) EMC
8 5 (1.45%) HP
8 5 (1.45%) DevExpress
9 4 (1.16%) Sybase
10 3 (0.87%) Cognos
10 3 (0.87%) Siebel
10 3 (0.87%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.87%) IBM
10 3 (0.87%) Reuters
10 3 (0.87%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.87%) DataFlux
11 2 (0.58%) Greenplum
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