The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 110 83 70
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 423 575 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.90% 2.37% 2.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.14% 10.55% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 429 423
Average daily rate
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£423 £420 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £19.75 £27.50 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.18% +28.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
5197 5451 4879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.30% 22.51% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3627 3815 3421
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 30
Average hourly rate £24.23 £31.00 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.83% +33.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £22.35 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £78.25 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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 17 April 2015.

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
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 17 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 127 £420 +2.43% 51
Docklands, London - 8 £425 - 1
Brentford -6 2 £375 +10.45%
Twickenham - 2 £200 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames 0 1 £425 +38.77% 3
Canary Wharf -1 1 £525 -
Croydon -7 1 £450 - 3
South Croydon - 1 - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - -
Morden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 809 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 524 (64.77%) SQL
3 383 (47.34%) .NET
4 342 (42.27%) C#
5 341 (42.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 323 (39.93%) Microsoft
7 301 (37.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 273 (33.75%) T-SQL
9 236 (29.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 230 (28.43%) Finance
11 205 (25.34%) SQL Server 2005
12 203 (25.09%) ASP.NET
13 179 (22.13%) JavaScript
14 174 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
15 170 (21.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 167 (20.64%) Windows
17 165 (20.40%) Business Intelligence
18 156 (19.28%) MS Excel
19 152 (18.79%) Data Warehouse
20 146 (18.05%) ETL
21 144 (17.80%) HTML
22 141 (17.43%) MVC
23 134 (16.56%) .NET Framework
24 111 (13.72%) Banking
25 106 (13.10%) CSS
26 102 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
27 99 (12.24%) Visual Studio
28 98 (12.11%) jQuery
29 95 (11.74%) WCF
30 89 (11.00%) TDD

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 85 (10.51%) SharePoint
2 39 (4.82%) IIS
3 35 (4.33%) BizTalk Server
4 27 (3.34%) SharePoint 2010
5 25 (3.09%) MS Exchange
6 20 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (2.35%) CMS
8 18 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.99%) Node.js
10 7 (0.87%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.74%) EPiServer CMS
11 6 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.49%) SAS
13 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.49%) Lync
14 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.37%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 156 (19.28%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.96%) MS Office
3 10 (1.24%) PowerPivot
4 7 (0.87%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.49%) MS Project
6 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) SPSS
6 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 25 (3.09%) Markit EDM
2 20 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.73%) SAP BPC
4 13 (1.61%) Agresso
5 5 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.62%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.25%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.25%) Primavera
8 1 (0.12%) Movex
8 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.99%) Office 365
3 5 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.49%) SaaS
5 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.47%) SAN
2 19 (2.35%) DNS
3 17 (2.10%) Firewall
4 13 (1.61%) DHCP
5 12 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.24%) VPN
6 10 (1.24%) FTP
7 9 (1.11%) WAN
8 7 (0.87%) LAN
9 6 (0.74%) HTTP
9 6 (0.74%) Internet
9 6 (0.74%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.49%) VLAN
11 3 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.37%) Intranet
12 2 (0.25%) SSL
12 2 (0.25%) Extranet
12 2 (0.25%) VoIP
12 2 (0.25%) Network Security
12 2 (0.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 809 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 341 (42.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 301 (37.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 236 (29.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 205 (25.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 170 (21.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 152 (18.79%) Data Warehouse
8 48 (5.93%) SQL Server 2000
9 43 (5.32%) OLAP
10 41 (5.07%) Relational Database
11 35 (4.33%) MS Access
11 35 (4.33%) QlikView
12 34 (4.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 27 (3.34%) DTS
14 23 (2.84%) RDBMS
15 21 (2.60%) Oracle Database
16 16 (1.98%) MySQL
17 15 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
17 15 (1.85%) SSDT
17 15 (1.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 99 (12.24%) Visual Studio
2 88 (10.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (4.33%) NUnit
4 23 (2.84%) Subversion
5 18 (2.22%) ReSharper
6 17 (2.10%) SpecFlow
7 13 (1.61%) MSTest
7 13 (1.61%) JIRA
7 13 (1.61%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
9 9 (1.11%) Moq
10 7 (0.87%) Git (software)
10 7 (0.87%) Selenium
11 6 (0.74%) MSI
12 5 (0.62%) PowerBuilder
12 5 (0.62%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.62%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.49%) WiX
13 4 (0.49%) ERwin
General
1 230 (28.43%) Finance
2 111 (13.72%) Banking
3 52 (6.43%) Investment Banking
4 51 (6.30%) Front Office
5 48 (5.93%) Back Office
6 29 (3.58%) Retail
7 22 (2.72%) Legal
8 20 (2.47%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.85%) Billing
10 11 (1.36%) Marketing
11 9 (1.11%) Law
12 7 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.87%) Advertising
13 5 (0.62%) Local Government
14 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.25%) German Language
15 2 (0.25%) Games
16 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.12%) Publishing
16 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 489 (60.44%) Developer
2 143 (17.68%) .NET Developer
3 108 (13.35%) SQL Developer
4 91 (11.25%) DBA
5 82 (10.14%) SQL DBA
6 80 (9.89%) C# Developer
7 73 (9.02%) Analyst
8 59 (7.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 58 (7.17%) Applications Support
10 46 (5.69%) C# .NET Developer
11 43 (5.32%) Senior Developer
12 37 (4.57%) Administrator
12 37 (4.57%) SQL Server DBA
13 29 (3.58%) ASP.NET Developer
14 27 (3.34%) Web Developer
15 25 (3.09%) Business Developer
16 23 (2.84%) SQL Server Developer
16 23 (2.84%) Senior .NET Developer
17 22 (2.72%) Microsoft Developer
18 21 (2.60%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 383 (47.34%) .NET
2 203 (25.09%) ASP.NET
3 144 (17.80%) HTML
4 134 (16.56%) .NET Framework
5 106 (13.10%) CSS
6 98 (12.11%) jQuery
7 95 (11.74%) WCF
8 83 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 81 (10.01%) Entity Framework
10 70 (8.65%) Web Services
11 67 (8.28%) XML
12 57 (7.05%) LINQ
13 56 (6.92%) WPF
14 55 (6.80%) Ajax
15 50 (6.18%) HTML5
16 43 (5.32%) XSLT
17 35 (4.33%) AngularJS
18 34 (4.20%) CSS3
19 31 (3.83%) MDX
20 27 (3.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.20%) Clustering
3 30 (3.71%) Replication
4 29 (3.58%) NHS
5 25 (3.09%) Fixed Income
6 22 (2.72%) Derivative
7 21 (2.60%) Data Integration
7 21 (2.60%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.10%) N-Tier
9 15 (1.85%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.73%) Hedge funds
11 13 (1.61%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
12 11 (1.36%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 10 (1.24%) Equities
14 9 (1.11%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.99%) Visualisation
15 8 (0.99%) IVR
16 7 (0.87%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 167 (20.64%) Windows
2 102 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (2.84%) UNIX
6 21 (2.60%) Windows XP
7 17 (2.10%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.73%) Windows Vista
9 12 (1.48%) Linux
10 10 (1.24%) AIX
11 7 (0.87%) Android
11 7 (0.87%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.49%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.37%) CentOS
13 3 (0.37%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.12%) Solaris
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (20.40%) Business Intelligence
3 146 (18.05%) ETL
4 141 (17.43%) MVC
5 89 (11.00%) TDD
6 80 (9.89%) OO
7 71 (8.78%) Data Modelling
8 66 (8.16%) Scrum
9 62 (7.66%) Migration
10 58 (7.17%) CRM
11 52 (6.43%) Performance Tuning
12 47 (5.81%) Web Development
13 44 (5.44%) OOP
14 37 (4.57%) Unit Testing
15 33 (4.08%) SOA
16 31 (3.83%) ITIL
17 29 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
17 29 (3.58%) Asset Management
17 29 (3.58%) Business Analysis
18 26 (3.21%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 524 (64.77%) SQL
2 342 (42.27%) C#
3 273 (33.75%) T-SQL
4 179 (22.13%) JavaScript
5 72 (8.90%) VBA
6 41 (5.07%) VB.NET
7 29 (3.58%) PowerShell
8 26 (3.21%) VB
9 18 (2.22%) Java
10 13 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.48%) VBScript
12 9 (1.11%) VB6
13 8 (0.99%) Korn
14 7 (0.87%) Python
15 6 (0.74%) Perl
15 6 (0.74%) PHP
15 6 (0.74%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.74%) SPARQL
16 5 (0.62%) XAML
16 5 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (4.94%) Degree
2 19 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (1.36%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.87%) MCITP
5 5 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (0.62%) MCSE
6 4 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (0.49%) MCTS
7 3 (0.37%) PMP
7 3 (0.37%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.37%) MCSA
7 3 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.25%) MCP
8 2 (0.25%) CCA
8 2 (0.25%) CCNP
8 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.25%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.46%) QA
2 13 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.24%) SLA
4 4 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.25%) GAAP
5 2 (0.25%) HL7
6 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 51 (6.30%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.98%) Hyper-V
3 16 (1.98%) XenApp
3 16 (1.98%) vSphere
4 9 (1.11%) VMware ESX
5 8 (0.99%) Terminal Services
6 6 (0.74%) UAG
6 6 (0.74%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.62%) vCloud
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.49%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.37%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.25%) XenServer
10 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.12%) SRDF
11 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 16 (1.98%) Control-M
2 13 (1.61%) SCOM
3 11 (1.36%) SCCM
4 7 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.62%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.62%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.49%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.25%) WSUS
9 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.25%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.12%) vMotion
10 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.12%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 323 (39.93%) Microsoft
2 47 (5.81%) VMware
3 42 (5.19%) Oracle
4 31 (3.83%) Business Objects
5 30 (3.71%) Tableau
6 27 (3.34%) SAP
7 26 (3.21%) Telerik
8 25 (3.09%) Citrix
9 24 (2.97%) HP
10 14 (1.73%) IBM
11 13 (1.61%) Cognos
11 13 (1.61%) EPiServer
12 12 (1.48%) DevExpress
12 12 (1.48%) Informatica
13 9 (1.11%) Bloomberg
13 9 (1.11%) Cisco
14 8 (0.99%) Dell
14 8 (0.99%) DataFlux
15 7 (0.87%) Trillium
16 6 (0.74%) Siebel
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Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day +
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City, London
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Rate: £320 - £350 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £440 per day
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City of London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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North West London
The Royal College of General Practitioners
Rate: Up to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per hour
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City of London
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City, London
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Rate: £320 - £350 per day
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