The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 79 67 86
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 589 578 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.38% 2.63% 2.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.62% 11.89% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 424 394
Average daily rate £413 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.34 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.89% -55.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -7.63%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
5545 4861 5480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.40% 22.11% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3884 3412 3560
Average daily rate £425 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £300
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 26 30 30
Average hourly rate £31.00 £23.20 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.62% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £17.30 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.00 £52.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.81%
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in London

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the London region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in London

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the London region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in London

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the London region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in London

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the London region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in London

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the London region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -12 166 £410 -1.20% 53
Chiswick - 23 £300 -
Croydon -9 3 £450 - 1
Brentford +2 2 £340 -18.19%
Kingston Upon Thames -8 2 £306 - 1
Canary Wharf +17 1 - -
Hackney - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - - 3
West Drayton - - - - 1
Bromley - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Bexleyheath - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1103 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 641 (58.11%) SQL
3 463 (41.98%) .NET
4 429 (38.89%) C#
5 415 (37.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 377 (34.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 371 (33.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 336 (30.46%) Microsoft
9 286 (25.93%) Finance
10 285 (25.84%) T-SQL
11 283 (25.66%) Windows
12 264 (23.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 252 (22.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 243 (22.03%) ASP.NET
15 230 (20.85%) Business Intelligence
16 220 (19.95%) Data Warehouse
17 218 (19.76%) Banking
18 162 (14.69%) SharePoint
19 160 (14.51%) ETL
20 158 (14.32%) HTML
20 158 (14.32%) Windows Server 2008
21 151 (13.69%) JavaScript
22 149 (13.51%) MS Excel
23 141 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
24 139 (12.60%) MVC
25 135 (12.24%) .NET Framework
26 132 (11.97%) CSS
27 131 (11.88%) WCF
28 125 (11.33%) jQuery
29 114 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 162 (14.69%) SharePoint
2 71 (6.44%) IIS
3 67 (6.07%) SharePoint 2010
4 46 (4.17%) MS Exchange
5 42 (3.81%) CMS
5 42 (3.81%) Umbraco
6 31 (2.81%) BizTalk Server
7 29 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 28 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 23 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 14 (1.27%) Node.js
13 10 (0.91%) Lync
14 9 (0.82%) SAS
15 5 (0.45%) Apache
15 5 (0.45%) NServiceBus
15 5 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
16 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 149 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.54%) MS Office
3 23 (2.09%) PowerPivot
4 15 (1.36%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.18%) MS Project
6 1 (0.091%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.091%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.091%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (2.36%) Google Analytics
2 24 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.27%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.54%) ReMetrica
4 6 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.36%) SunGard GMI
6 3 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.18%) Global One
8 1 (0.091%) Adaptiv
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.091%) Agresso
8 1 (0.091%) Cognos Planning
8 1 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.091%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.091%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.36%) SaaS
3 13 (1.18%) Office 365
4 6 (0.54%) PaaS
5 5 (0.45%) IaaS
6 1 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.091%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.45%) SAN
2 27 (2.45%) TCP/IP
3 23 (2.09%) Firewall
4 22 (1.99%) Internet
5 17 (1.54%) DNS
6 14 (1.27%) NAS
7 13 (1.18%) LAN
7 13 (1.18%) DHCP
8 12 (1.09%) WAN
9 10 (0.91%) HTTP
10 8 (0.73%) VoIP
10 8 (0.73%) Intranet
11 7 (0.63%) SSL
12 5 (0.45%) DMZ
13 4 (0.36%) VPN
13 4 (0.36%) SMTP
13 4 (0.36%) Unified Communications
14 3 (0.27%) LDAP
14 3 (0.27%) FTP
14 3 (0.27%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1103 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 415 (37.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 377 (34.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 371 (33.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 264 (23.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 252 (22.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 220 (19.95%) Data Warehouse
8 87 (7.89%) SQL Server 2000
9 65 (5.89%) Oracle Database
10 55 (4.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 50 (4.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 50 (4.53%) Relational Database
12 47 (4.26%) OLAP
13 33 (2.99%) QlikView
14 30 (2.72%) DTS
14 30 (2.72%) Oracle Database 10g
15 21 (1.90%) Star Schema
15 21 (1.90%) Data Mining
15 21 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
16 20 (1.81%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 114 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 77 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (5.08%) Git (software)
4 48 (4.35%) TeamCity
5 42 (3.81%) NUnit
6 37 (3.35%) Mercurial
7 19 (1.72%) Subversion
8 17 (1.54%) MSTest
9 15 (1.36%) Moq
10 14 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
11 11 (1.00%) JIRA
12 10 (0.91%) MSBuild
13 9 (0.82%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.54%) Expression Web
14 6 (0.54%) FrontPage
15 5 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
15 5 (0.45%) Toad
15 5 (0.45%) Jenkins
15 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (0.45%) Bugzilla
General
1 286 (25.93%) Finance
2 218 (19.76%) Banking
3 72 (6.53%) Front Office
4 68 (6.17%) Investment Banking
5 35 (3.17%) Retail
6 31 (2.81%) Marketing
7 22 (1.99%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.90%) Back Office
9 14 (1.27%) Legal
10 11 (1.00%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.73%) Publishing
11 8 (0.73%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.63%) Local Government
13 6 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.36%) Law
15 3 (0.27%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.18%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.18%) Advertising
16 2 (0.18%) Electronics
16 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 731 (66.27%) Developer
2 205 (18.59%) .NET Developer
3 203 (18.40%) SQL Developer
4 180 (16.32%) C# Developer
5 126 (11.42%) DBA
6 120 (10.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 116 (10.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 101 (9.16%) SQL DBA
9 98 (8.88%) Analyst
10 83 (7.52%) Senior Developer
11 64 (5.80%) SQL Server Developer
12 52 (4.71%) ASP.NET Developer
12 52 (4.71%) Architect
13 46 (4.17%) Senior SQL Developer
14 44 (3.99%) SQL Server DBA
15 40 (3.63%) Administrator
16 37 (3.35%) Senior C# Developer
17 34 (3.08%) Consultant
18 33 (2.99%) ETL Developer
18 33 (2.99%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 463 (41.98%) .NET
2 243 (22.03%) ASP.NET
3 158 (14.32%) HTML
4 135 (12.24%) .NET Framework
5 132 (11.97%) CSS
6 131 (11.88%) WCF
7 125 (11.33%) jQuery
8 112 (10.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 95 (8.61%) XML
10 83 (7.52%) Web Services
11 78 (7.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 72 (6.53%) WPF
13 58 (5.26%) Ajax
14 50 (4.53%) MDX
15 44 (3.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 39 (3.54%) LINQ
17 32 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 31 (2.81%) HTML5
18 31 (2.81%) ADO.NET
19 30 (2.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.71%) Clustering
2 49 (4.44%) NHS
3 36 (3.26%) Replication
4 35 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.63%) Data Integration
6 21 (1.90%) Derivative
7 18 (1.63%) Statistics
8 14 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
9 13 (1.18%) Fixed Income
9 13 (1.18%) Blackberry
10 12 (1.09%) Market Risk
11 11 (1.00%) Visualisation
11 11 (1.00%) N-Tier
12 10 (0.91%) Management Information System
12 10 (0.91%) Equities
13 9 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.73%) Credit Risk
14 8 (0.73%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.73%) Mathematics
15 6 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 283 (25.66%) Windows
2 158 (14.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 114 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (3.90%) Linux
5 32 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (2.81%) Windows 7
7 22 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.72%) UNIX
9 13 (1.18%) Solaris
10 11 (1.00%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.91%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.73%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.27%) Windows CE
14 3 (0.27%) AIX
15 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.18%) CentOS
16 1 (0.091%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.091%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.091%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (20.85%) Business Intelligence
2 160 (14.51%) ETL
3 141 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
4 139 (12.60%) MVC
5 110 (9.97%) Migration
6 102 (9.25%) Performance Tuning
7 101 (9.16%) TDD
8 99 (8.98%) Data Modelling
9 89 (8.07%) Scrum
10 81 (7.34%) OO
11 75 (6.80%) Analytics
12 65 (5.89%) Unit Testing
13 64 (5.80%) ITIL
14 55 (4.99%) Web Development
15 54 (4.90%) User Acceptance Testing
15 54 (4.90%) E-Commerce
16 51 (4.62%) Kimball Methodology
17 50 (4.53%) Disaster Recovery
18 48 (4.35%) BDD
19 47 (4.26%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 641 (58.11%) SQL
2 429 (38.89%) C#
3 285 (25.84%) T-SQL
4 151 (13.69%) JavaScript
5 63 (5.71%) PowerShell
6 39 (3.54%) VB.NET
7 25 (2.27%) VBA
8 22 (1.99%) PL/SQL
9 21 (1.90%) VB
10 16 (1.45%) C++
10 16 (1.45%) VBScript
11 12 (1.09%) Java
12 11 (1.00%) C
13 8 (0.73%) VB6
14 6 (0.54%) PHP
14 6 (0.54%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.45%) XAML
15 5 (0.45%) Ruby
15 5 (0.45%) XPath
16 4 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 72 (6.53%) Degree
2 69 (6.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (3.45%) MCITP
4 23 (2.09%) Security Cleared
5 22 (1.99%) MCTS
6 13 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (1.00%) MCSE
8 10 (0.91%) SC Cleared
9 8 (0.73%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.73%) MCSA
9 8 (0.73%) MCP
9 8 (0.73%) OCP
9 8 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (0.73%) ISEB
10 7 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.54%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.45%) MCSD
13 4 (0.36%) MCDBA
14 3 (0.27%) CCNP
14 3 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.90%) QA
2 7 (0.63%) Basel III
2 7 (0.63%) Solvency II
2 7 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.45%) SLA
5 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.091%) EMIR
6 1 (0.091%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.091%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 100 (9.07%) Active Directory
2 45 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (2.45%) XenApp
4 18 (1.63%) vSphere
5 16 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (1.45%) Oracle RMAN
6 14 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.18%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.63%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.45%) XenServer
9 5 (0.45%) UAG
10 3 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.27%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.18%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.18%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.18%) LiteSpeed
11 2 (0.18%) Xen
11 2 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.091%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 26 (2.36%) SCOM
2 16 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
2 16 (1.45%) SCCM
3 15 (1.36%) Data Guard
4 8 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
6 5 (0.45%) Control-M
6 5 (0.45%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.27%) MOM
7 3 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.18%) WSUS
8 2 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.18%) Ionix
8 2 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.091%) MAILsweeper
9 1 (0.091%) Foglight
9 1 (0.091%) Nagios
9 1 (0.091%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 336 (30.46%) Microsoft
2 111 (10.06%) Oracle
3 76 (6.89%) VMware
4 57 (5.17%) Citrix
5 37 (3.35%) Business Objects
6 29 (2.63%) Google
7 26 (2.36%) Venda
8 25 (2.27%) Tableau
9 24 (2.18%) Cisco
9 24 (2.18%) HP
10 22 (1.99%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.63%) EMC
12 14 (1.27%) Informatica
13 13 (1.18%) Sybase
14 12 (1.09%) Cognos
15 11 (1.00%) Telerik
16 10 (0.91%) SAP
17 9 (0.82%) MicroStrategy
17 9 (0.82%) DevExpress
18 8 (0.73%) NetApp
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
ITHR 752
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £500 per annum candidate and experience dependant
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Bridge Recruitment UK Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable on Experience
Posted: 5 days ago