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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 101 74 61
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 111 189 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.85% 2.60% 2.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.46% 11.08% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 150 154
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£425 £409 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -3.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.25 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-26.15% +18.18%
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
1312 1706 1458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.93% 23.46% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 1288 1085
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 21
Average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £23.14 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £53.50 £50.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +1.65%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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.

1 250 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 160 (64.00%) SQL
3 114 (45.60%) .NET
4 95 (38.00%) C#
5 93 (37.20%) Microsoft
6 91 (36.40%) T-SQL
7 87 (34.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 76 (30.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 70 (28.00%) Finance
10 64 (25.60%) SQL Server 2005
11 58 (23.20%) ASP.NET
12 54 (21.60%) ETL
13 53 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
13 53 (21.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 52 (20.80%) MVC
15 45 (18.00%) MS Excel
16 44 (17.60%) Banking
17 41 (16.40%) Business Intelligence
17 41 (16.40%) .NET Framework
17 41 (16.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 39 (15.60%) Data Warehouse
19 35 (14.00%) Windows
20 33 (13.20%) XML
20 33 (13.20%) Visual Studio
21 29 (11.60%) JavaScript
21 29 (11.60%) ASP.NET MVC
22 26 (10.40%) Team Foundation Server
22 26 (10.40%) Oracle
22 26 (10.40%) OO
22 26 (10.40%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 15 (6.00%) IIS
1 15 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.80%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (2.40%) CMS
4 4 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.80%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.80%) Apache
6 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.40%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.40%) SAS
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.80%) MS Office
3 3 (1.20%) PowerPivot
3 3 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.40%) FastStats
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (8.00%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.80%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.80%) Agresso
4 1 (0.40%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.40%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.40%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) GitHub
2 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.80%) WAN
2 6 (2.40%) SAN
3 5 (2.00%) DNS
4 4 (1.60%) Intranet
4 4 (1.60%) Internet
4 4 (1.60%) LAN
4 4 (1.60%) DHCP
5 3 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.20%) VPN
5 3 (1.20%) VoIP
5 3 (1.20%) Wireless
5 3 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.40%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.40%) Firewall
6 1 (0.40%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 87 (34.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 76 (30.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 64 (25.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 53 (21.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (16.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 39 (15.60%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (8.40%) QlikView
9 16 (6.40%) Data Mining
10 15 (6.00%) Oracle Database
11 12 (4.80%) Relational Database
12 11 (4.40%) SQL Server 2000
12 11 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (3.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (3.20%) RDBMS
14 7 (2.80%) DTS
15 6 (2.40%) OLAP
15 6 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (2.40%) MongoDB
16 5 (2.00%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 33 (13.20%) Visual Studio
2 26 (10.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.60%) MSTest
4 8 (3.20%) JIRA
5 7 (2.80%) Subversion
5 7 (2.80%) NUnit
6 5 (2.00%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.60%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.20%) Selenium
8 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.20%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.20%) CruiseControl
8 3 (1.20%) JMeter
8 3 (1.20%) MSBuild
8 3 (1.20%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.20%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.20%) LoadUI
9 2 (0.80%) Moq
9 2 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 70 (28.00%) Finance
2 44 (17.60%) Banking
3 22 (8.80%) Investment Banking
4 15 (6.00%) Front Office
5 9 (3.60%) Retail
5 9 (3.60%) Legal
6 8 (3.20%) Advertising
6 8 (3.20%) Back Office
7 4 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.80%) Law
8 2 (0.80%) Billing
8 2 (0.80%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 154 (61.60%) Developer
2 47 (18.80%) SQL Developer
3 43 (17.20%) .NET Developer
4 29 (11.60%) Analyst
5 26 (10.40%) C# Developer
6 24 (9.60%) DBA
7 22 (8.80%) SQL DBA
8 19 (7.60%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (6.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 14 (5.60%) SQL Server DBA
11 13 (5.20%) ETL Developer
12 11 (4.40%) Consultant
13 10 (4.00%) SQL Server Developer
14 9 (3.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 8 (3.20%) Analyst Programmer
15 8 (3.20%) Programmer
15 8 (3.20%) Administrator
16 7 (2.80%) Senior Developer
17 6 (2.40%) Support Analyst
17 6 (2.40%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (45.60%) .NET
2 58 (23.20%) ASP.NET
3 41 (16.40%) .NET Framework
4 33 (13.20%) XML
5 29 (11.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 24 (9.60%) WCF
7 24 (9.60%) HTML
7 24 (9.60%) CSS
8 21 (8.40%) jQuery
9 17 (6.80%) WPF
10 13 (5.20%) Ajax
11 12 (4.80%) WinForms
11 12 (4.80%) HTML5
12 11 (4.40%) LINQ
13 10 (4.00%) Web Services
13 10 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 10 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 10 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 8 (3.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.40%) NHS
2 11 (4.40%) Replication
3 10 (4.00%) Clustering
4 7 (2.80%) Derivative
4 7 (2.80%) Data Integration
5 5 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.60%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.20%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.20%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.20%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.20%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (1.20%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.80%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.80%) Equities
8 2 (0.80%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.80%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.00%) Windows
2 18 (7.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (2.40%) UNIX
4 6 (2.40%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.20%) Linux
8 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (21.60%) ETL
2 53 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (20.80%) MVC
4 41 (16.40%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (10.40%) OO
5 26 (10.40%) TDD
6 25 (10.00%) Migration
7 24 (9.60%) Data Modelling
8 22 (8.80%) Asset Management
9 21 (8.40%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (6.40%) Scrum
10 16 (6.40%) Workflow
11 15 (6.00%) Waterfall
12 14 (5.60%) Risk Management
13 13 (5.20%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (4.40%) Business Analysis
15 9 (3.60%) Systems Analysis
15 9 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (3.60%) Data Mapping
15 9 (3.60%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 160 (64.00%) SQL
2 95 (38.00%) C#
3 91 (36.40%) T-SQL
4 29 (11.60%) JavaScript
5 18 (7.20%) VBA
6 11 (4.40%) PowerShell
7 10 (4.00%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.60%) VBScript
9 6 (2.40%) VB
10 5 (2.00%) Java
10 5 (2.00%) XPath
11 4 (1.60%) C
12 3 (1.20%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.20%) XAML
13 2 (0.80%) X++
13 2 (0.80%) Perl
14 1 (0.40%) PHP
14 1 (0.40%) Python
14 1 (0.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (4.40%) Degree
2 9 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.20%) MCITP
4 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.80%) MCTS
4 2 (0.80%) MCSE
4 2 (0.80%) ISEB
4 2 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.40%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.00%) QA
2 4 (1.60%) Basel III
System Software
1 13 (5.20%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.60%) vSphere
3 7 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.60%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.60%) XenApp
5 3 (1.20%) UAG
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.80%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.40%) Firmware
7 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (6.00%) Control-M
2 5 (2.00%) SCCM
2 5 (2.00%) SCOM
3 4 (1.60%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.80%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.80%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.40%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 93 (37.20%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.40%) Oracle
3 12 (4.80%) VMware
4 7 (2.80%) DevExpress
5 6 (2.40%) EPiServer
6 5 (2.00%) Tableau
6 5 (2.00%) Citrix
6 5 (2.00%) Business Objects
6 5 (2.00%) Cognos
7 4 (1.60%) Cisco
7 4 (1.60%) Sybase
7 4 (1.60%) Informatica
7 4 (1.60%) Telerik
8 3 (1.20%) F5
8 3 (1.20%) Juniper
8 3 (1.20%) Teradata
8 3 (1.20%) Mitel
9 2 (0.80%) SAP
9 2 (0.80%) HP
9 2 (0.80%) thinkFolio
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