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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 77 60 72
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 134 180 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.46% 3.02% 2.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.87% 13.57% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 134 119
Average daily rate
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£425 £410 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -23.07%
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
1358 1326 1412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.93% 22.23% 22.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 1006 1061
Average daily rate £450 £443 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £36.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -23.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £27.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.75 £47.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.24% +10.00%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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.

1 251 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 158 (62.95%) SQL
3 128 (51.00%) .NET
4 117 (46.61%) C#
5 107 (42.63%) Microsoft
5 107 (42.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 103 (41.04%) T-SQL
7 88 (35.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 73 (29.08%) Business Intelligence
9 68 (27.09%) ASP.NET
10 67 (26.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 65 (25.90%) MS Excel
11 65 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
12 63 (25.10%) Finance
12 63 (25.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 62 (24.70%) JavaScript
14 58 (23.11%) MVC
15 54 (21.51%) Data Warehouse
15 54 (21.51%) SQL Server 2005
16 53 (21.12%) .NET Framework
17 43 (17.13%) Team Foundation Server
18 42 (16.73%) jQuery
19 41 (16.33%) WCF
19 41 (16.33%) Entity Framework
20 40 (15.94%) HTML
21 39 (15.54%) ETL
22 36 (14.34%) Windows
22 36 (14.34%) Ajax
23 35 (13.94%) OO
23 35 (13.94%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 18 (7.17%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.78%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (3.98%) IIS
4 7 (2.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.99%) CMS
6 3 (1.20%) Node.js
6 3 (1.20%) Sitefinity
7 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.80%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.80%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.80%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.40%) Mule
8 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.40%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.40%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.40%) Kentico
Applications
1 65 (25.90%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.39%) MS Office
3 4 (1.59%) PowerPivot
4 3 (1.20%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (6.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.99%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.40%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.80%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.39%) WAN
1 6 (2.39%) SAN
2 4 (1.59%) LAN
3 3 (1.20%) DNS
4 2 (0.80%) FTP
4 2 (0.80%) HTTP
4 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.40%) SMTP
5 1 (0.40%) Firewall
5 1 (0.40%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 107 (42.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 88 (35.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 67 (26.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 63 (25.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 54 (21.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 54 (21.51%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (6.37%) SQL Server 2000
8 15 (5.98%) QlikView
8 15 (5.98%) OLAP
9 13 (5.18%) MS Access
9 13 (5.18%) Relational Database
10 10 (3.98%) DTS
11 9 (3.59%) ProClarity
11 9 (3.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 9 (3.59%) RDBMS
11 9 (3.59%) Oracle Database
12 7 (2.79%) Star Schema
12 7 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (2.39%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 43 (17.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (11.95%) Visual Studio
3 11 (4.38%) NUnit
4 10 (3.98%) JIRA
5 8 (3.19%) ReSharper
6 7 (2.79%) Subversion
6 7 (2.79%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.99%) Rhino Mocks
7 5 (1.99%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.99%) PowerBuilder
8 4 (1.59%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.59%) Moq
8 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.20%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.20%) MSTest
9 3 (1.20%) WiX
9 3 (1.20%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.40%) NCrunch
10 1 (0.40%) Mercurial
General
1 63 (25.10%) Finance
2 35 (13.94%) Banking
3 25 (9.96%) Investment Banking
4 14 (5.58%) Front Office
5 11 (4.38%) Legal
5 11 (4.38%) Retail
6 7 (2.79%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.79%) Back Office
7 6 (2.39%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.59%) Billing
9 3 (1.20%) Advertising
10 2 (0.80%) Law
11 1 (0.40%) Publishing
11 1 (0.40%) Automotive
11 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 161 (64.14%) Developer
2 49 (19.52%) .NET Developer
3 32 (12.75%) SQL Developer
4 26 (10.36%) Senior Developer
5 25 (9.96%) Analyst
6 23 (9.16%) DBA
6 23 (9.16%) SQL DBA
6 23 (9.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 17 (6.77%) C# Developer
8 14 (5.58%) Applications Support
8 14 (5.58%) Senior .NET Developer
9 12 (4.78%) SQL Server DBA
10 11 (4.38%) ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (4.38%) Information Analyst
10 11 (4.38%) NHS Information Analyst
11 10 (3.98%) CRM Developer
11 10 (3.98%) SQL Server Developer
11 10 (3.98%) Business Developer
12 9 (3.59%) Administrator
12 9 (3.59%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (51.00%) .NET
2 68 (27.09%) ASP.NET
3 53 (21.12%) .NET Framework
4 42 (16.73%) jQuery
5 41 (16.33%) Entity Framework
5 41 (16.33%) WCF
6 40 (15.94%) HTML
7 36 (14.34%) Ajax
8 32 (12.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 32 (12.75%) CSS
9 31 (12.35%) LINQ
10 27 (10.76%) Web Services
11 23 (9.16%) XML
12 22 (8.76%) AngularJS
13 21 (8.37%) WPF
14 18 (7.17%) HTML5
14 18 (7.17%) Kendo UI
15 16 (6.37%) JSON
16 12 (4.78%) CSS3
16 12 (4.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.58%) NHS
2 12 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.59%) Clustering
3 9 (3.59%) Mathematics
4 8 (3.19%) Derivative
4 8 (3.19%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 7 (2.79%) Replication
6 5 (1.99%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (1.99%) Statistics
6 5 (1.99%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.99%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.20%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.80%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.80%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.80%) Physics
8 2 (0.80%) IVR
8 2 (0.80%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.34%) Windows
2 19 (7.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (2.79%) UNIX
5 6 (2.39%) AIX
6 5 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.59%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.59%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (29.08%) Business Intelligence
2 65 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (23.11%) MVC
4 39 (15.54%) ETL
5 35 (13.94%) OO
6 31 (12.35%) TDD
7 20 (7.97%) CRM
8 18 (7.17%) Data Modelling
9 17 (6.77%) Scrum
10 15 (5.98%) OOP
11 12 (4.78%) ITIL
11 12 (4.78%) OOD
11 12 (4.78%) Unit Testing
12 10 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (3.98%) Configuration Management
13 9 (3.59%) OOA/OOD
14 8 (3.19%) Change Management
14 8 (3.19%) Data Management
14 8 (3.19%) Waterfall
14 8 (3.19%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 158 (62.95%) SQL
2 117 (46.61%) C#
3 103 (41.04%) T-SQL
4 62 (24.70%) JavaScript
5 34 (13.55%) VBA
6 8 (3.19%) VB
6 8 (3.19%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.79%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.79%) Java
8 6 (2.39%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.59%) PHP
9 4 (1.59%) Korn
10 3 (1.20%) C
11 2 (0.80%) Perl
11 2 (0.80%) XAML
11 2 (0.80%) VB6
11 2 (0.80%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.80%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.40%) Scala
12 1 (0.40%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 16 (6.37%) Degree
2 5 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (0.80%) MCTS
4 2 (0.80%) MCSD
4 2 (0.80%) MCSE
4 2 (0.80%) MCSA
4 2 (0.80%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.40%) MCAD
5 1 (0.40%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.40%) CCNP
5 1 (0.40%) ISEB
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.40%) MCITP
5 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.39%) QA
2 4 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.80%) SLA
4 1 (0.40%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.39%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.59%) XenApp
3 4 (1.59%) vSphere
3 4 (1.59%) Oracle Clusterware
4 3 (1.20%) UAG
4 3 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.40%) XenServer
6 1 (0.40%) SRDF
6 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (2.39%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (2.39%) Data Guard
2 3 (1.20%) SCOM
2 3 (1.20%) Control-M
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.80%) SCCM
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 107 (42.63%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.57%) Oracle
3 18 (7.17%) Tableau
4 16 (6.37%) Telerik
5 11 (4.38%) Cognos
6 10 (3.98%) IBM
7 8 (3.19%) DevExpress
7 8 (3.19%) VMware
8 7 (2.79%) HP
9 6 (2.39%) Business Objects
9 6 (2.39%) 3PAR
10 5 (1.99%) SAP
11 4 (1.59%) Citrix
11 4 (1.59%) EPiServer
12 3 (1.20%) Sitecore
12 3 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.80%) MicroStrategy
13 2 (0.80%) Infragistics
13 2 (0.80%) Teradata
13 2 (0.80%) Brocade
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