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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 76 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 122 171 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.46% 2.86% 3.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.62% 11.79% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 128 143
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£388 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £321 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £532 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £31.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +16.98%
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
1149 1450 1395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.17% 24.25% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 1077 1085
Average daily rate £428 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £36.00 £94.25 £49.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.80% +92.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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.

1 235 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 170 (72.34%) SQL
3 104 (44.26%) .NET
4 99 (42.13%) Microsoft
5 95 (40.43%) T-SQL
6 94 (40.00%) C#
6 94 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 91 (38.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 67 (28.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 66 (28.09%) Finance
10 65 (27.66%) ASP.NET
11 60 (25.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 54 (22.98%) Business Intelligence
13 52 (22.13%) MS Excel
14 43 (18.30%) Windows
15 41 (17.45%) ETL
16 40 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
16 40 (17.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 39 (16.60%) Data Warehouse
18 38 (16.17%) Team Foundation Server
19 36 (15.32%) JavaScript
19 36 (15.32%) MVC
20 31 (13.19%) Banking
21 29 (12.34%) VBA
21 29 (12.34%) Visual Studio
21 29 (12.34%) .NET Framework
22 28 (11.91%) HTML
23 26 (11.06%) jQuery
23 26 (11.06%) WCF
24 24 (10.21%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 22 (9.36%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.81%) IIS
3 12 (5.11%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (3.40%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.70%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.43%) Apache
8 1 (0.43%) CMS
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 52 (22.13%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.09%) MS Office
3 4 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.70%) PowerPivot
3 4 (1.70%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.85%) MS Project
5 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (6.38%) Markit EDM
2 6 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.28%) Agresso
3 3 (1.28%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.43%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.43%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.43%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.13%) DNS
2 4 (1.70%) SAN
3 3 (1.28%) WAN
3 3 (1.28%) DHCP
3 3 (1.28%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (0.85%) Firewall
4 2 (0.85%) Intranet
4 2 (0.85%) FTP
4 2 (0.85%) HTTP
5 1 (0.43%) Internet
5 1 (0.43%) SSH
5 1 (0.43%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 94 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 91 (38.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 67 (28.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 60 (25.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 40 (17.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 39 (16.60%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (8.94%) QlikView
9 13 (5.53%) SQL Server 2000
9 13 (5.53%) Relational Database
9 13 (5.53%) SSDT
10 11 (4.68%) OLAP
11 10 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (4.26%) Data Mining
12 9 (3.83%) RDBMS
12 9 (3.83%) DTS
13 8 (3.40%) MySQL
14 7 (2.98%) Oracle Database
15 6 (2.55%) MS Access
16 5 (2.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 38 (16.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (12.34%) Visual Studio
3 9 (3.83%) NUnit
4 8 (3.40%) SpecFlow
4 8 (3.40%) Subversion
5 4 (1.70%) JIRA
5 4 (1.70%) WiX
6 3 (1.28%) CruiseControl
6 3 (1.28%) MSTest
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.28%) FitNesse
6 3 (1.28%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.85%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (0.85%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.85%) ERwin
8 1 (0.43%) MSI
8 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
General
1 66 (28.09%) Finance
2 31 (13.19%) Banking
3 18 (7.66%) Investment Banking
4 13 (5.53%) Legal
5 10 (4.26%) Front Office
6 8 (3.40%) Back Office
7 7 (2.98%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.13%) Law
9 4 (1.70%) Billing
10 3 (1.28%) Retail
10 3 (1.28%) Advertising
10 3 (1.28%) Marketing
11 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 137 (58.30%) Developer
2 35 (14.89%) .NET Developer
2 35 (14.89%) SQL Developer
3 30 (12.77%) Analyst
4 26 (11.06%) DBA
5 25 (10.64%) SQL DBA
6 17 (7.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 17 (7.23%) SQL Server DBA
7 14 (5.96%) C# Developer
8 13 (5.53%) Applications Support
8 13 (5.53%) ETL Developer
8 13 (5.53%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (5.11%) SQL Server Developer
10 11 (4.68%) Information Analyst
10 11 (4.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (4.68%) NHS Information Analyst
11 10 (4.26%) Business Developer
12 9 (3.83%) Microsoft Developer
12 9 (3.83%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.40%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (44.26%) .NET
2 65 (27.66%) ASP.NET
3 29 (12.34%) .NET Framework
4 28 (11.91%) HTML
5 26 (11.06%) jQuery
5 26 (11.06%) WCF
6 24 (10.21%) CSS
7 21 (8.94%) XML
8 20 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (8.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 18 (7.66%) Ajax
11 14 (5.96%) Web Services
12 12 (5.11%) WPF
13 10 (4.26%) HTML5
14 8 (3.40%) JSON
14 8 (3.40%) LINQ
14 8 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 8 (3.40%) Kendo UI
14 8 (3.40%) XSLT
15 7 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (5.96%) Clustering
2 13 (5.53%) NHS
3 11 (4.68%) Replication
4 9 (3.83%) Data Integration
5 5 (2.13%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.70%) Derivative
6 4 (1.70%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.70%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.28%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.28%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.28%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.85%) Open Source
8 2 (0.85%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.85%) Physics
8 2 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (0.85%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.85%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.85%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.85%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 43 (18.30%) Windows
2 21 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (2.55%) Windows XP
5 5 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.70%) Windows Vista
6 4 (1.70%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.70%) UNIX
7 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (22.98%) Business Intelligence
2 41 (17.45%) ETL
3 40 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (15.32%) MVC
5 20 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
6 19 (8.09%) OO
6 19 (8.09%) TDD
7 17 (7.23%) Data Modelling
8 16 (6.81%) Scrum
9 14 (5.96%) Migration
9 14 (5.96%) ITIL
10 12 (5.11%) Database Security
11 10 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (4.26%) Analytics
11 10 (4.26%) Change Management
11 10 (4.26%) CRM
12 9 (3.83%) Workflow
13 8 (3.40%) Investment Management
13 8 (3.40%) BDD
13 8 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 170 (72.34%) SQL
2 95 (40.43%) T-SQL
3 94 (40.00%) C#
4 36 (15.32%) JavaScript
5 29 (12.34%) VBA
6 8 (3.40%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.40%) VBScript
7 7 (2.98%) Java
7 7 (2.98%) C
7 7 (2.98%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.55%) PHP
9 4 (1.70%) XPath
9 4 (1.70%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.70%) VB
9 4 (1.70%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.28%) Perl
10 3 (1.28%) XAML
11 2 (0.85%) VB6
12 1 (0.43%) Python
12 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (2.98%) Degree
3 5 (2.13%) MCITP
4 4 (1.70%) MCTS
5 2 (0.85%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.85%) MCSE
5 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.43%) CCNA
6 1 (0.43%) MCSA
6 1 (0.43%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.83%) QA
2 4 (1.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.55%) vSphere
4 4 (1.70%) XenApp
4 4 (1.70%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.70%) UAG
5 2 (0.85%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.43%) Firmware
6 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (2.98%) Control-M
2 6 (2.55%) SCCM
3 4 (1.70%) SCOM
4 3 (1.28%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.43%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 99 (42.13%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.96%) Tableau
2 14 (5.96%) Oracle
3 13 (5.53%) VMware
4 10 (4.26%) Telerik
5 8 (3.40%) Business Objects
6 6 (2.55%) DevExpress
6 6 (2.55%) SAP
7 5 (2.13%) Cognos
8 4 (1.70%) IBM
8 4 (1.70%) Citrix
8 4 (1.70%) HP
9 3 (1.28%) Juniper
9 3 (1.28%) F5
10 2 (0.85%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.85%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.85%) Reuters
10 2 (0.85%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.85%) Dell
11 1 (0.43%) Trillium
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