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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 126 74 74
Rank change year-on-year
-52 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 411 680 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.71% 2.72% 2.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.54% 11.98% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 484 408
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £305 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Average hourly rate £53.00 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.55% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-36.06% +1.66%
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
5450 5678 5415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.73% 22.70% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3655 3915 3603
Average daily rate £450 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 66
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.80 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £59.16 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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
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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 -24 115 £450 +5.88% 63
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £276 - 2
Harrow - 2 £258 -
Croydon +3 1 £500 +35.13% 2
Southwark - 1 £313 -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - - 1
Barnet - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Pinner - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Thornton Heath - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1014 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 592 (58.38%) SQL
3 455 (44.87%) .NET
4 391 (38.56%) Microsoft
5 382 (37.67%) C#
6 360 (35.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 328 (32.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 283 (27.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 280 (27.61%) SQL Server 2005
10 272 (26.82%) T-SQL
11 248 (24.46%) ASP.NET
12 234 (23.08%) Windows
13 220 (21.70%) Finance
14 214 (21.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 187 (18.44%) MVC
16 185 (18.24%) Business Intelligence
17 177 (17.46%) MS Excel
17 177 (17.46%) .NET Framework
18 170 (16.77%) ETL
19 147 (14.50%) SharePoint
20 145 (14.30%) Windows Server 2008
21 144 (14.20%) Data Warehouse
21 144 (14.20%) Banking
22 140 (13.81%) HTML
23 139 (13.71%) WCF
24 134 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
25 132 (13.02%) CSS
26 127 (12.52%) JavaScript
26 127 (12.52%) Visual Studio
27 125 (12.33%) Oracle

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 147 (14.50%) SharePoint
2 101 (9.96%) IIS
3 62 (6.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 37 (3.65%) MS Exchange
5 32 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 30 (2.96%) BizTalk Server
7 27 (2.66%) CMS
8 24 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
9 22 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (1.97%) Umbraco
11 16 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (1.38%) Node.js
13 9 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.49%) Lync
16 4 (0.39%) EPiServer CMS
16 4 (0.39%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.30%) Apache
17 3 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 177 (17.46%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.56%) MS Office
3 18 (1.78%) PowerPivot
4 15 (1.48%) InfoPath
5 9 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.30%) MS Project
6 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.099%) FastStats
8 1 (0.099%) SPSS
8 1 (0.099%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.099%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 28 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (2.66%) Markit EDM
3 17 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.39%) SunGard GMI
6 3 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.30%) ReMetrica
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.099%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.099%) Adaptiv
8 1 (0.099%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (2.37%) PaaS
3 15 (1.48%) Office 365
4 8 (0.79%) SaaS
5 5 (0.49%) IaaS
6 4 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.20%) Heroku
7 2 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.45%) SAN
2 21 (2.07%) Firewall
3 18 (1.78%) Internet
4 16 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.58%) DNS
5 12 (1.18%) WAN
6 10 (0.99%) DHCP
6 10 (0.99%) HTTP
7 9 (0.89%) Network Security
8 8 (0.79%) LAN
9 7 (0.69%) DMZ
10 6 (0.59%) Intranet
10 6 (0.59%) Extranet
10 6 (0.59%) VoIP
10 6 (0.59%) VLAN
10 6 (0.59%) NAS
11 5 (0.49%) LDAP
11 5 (0.49%) SMTP
11 5 (0.49%) VPN
12 4 (0.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1014 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 360 (35.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 328 (32.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 283 (27.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 280 (27.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 214 (21.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 144 (14.20%) Data Warehouse
8 76 (7.50%) SQL Server 2000
9 70 (6.90%) Oracle Database
10 59 (5.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 56 (5.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 42 (4.14%) QlikView
13 38 (3.75%) Relational Database
14 33 (3.25%) DTS
14 33 (3.25%) OLAP
15 29 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
16 27 (2.66%) RDBMS
17 24 (2.37%) Data Mining
18 21 (2.07%) Star Schema
19 19 (1.87%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 127 (12.52%) Visual Studio
2 95 (9.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (3.25%) NUnit
4 32 (3.16%) Subversion
5 26 (2.56%) Rhino Mocks
6 25 (2.47%) TeamCity
7 22 (2.17%) Git (software)
8 19 (1.87%) MSBuild
8 19 (1.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 17 (1.68%) MSTest
10 15 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (1.08%) Mercurial
11 11 (1.08%) JIRA
12 10 (0.99%) SpecFlow
13 9 (0.89%) Moq
14 8 (0.79%) FrontPage
14 8 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (0.69%) Expression Web
16 6 (0.59%) Selenium
17 5 (0.49%) CruiseControl
General
1 220 (21.70%) Finance
2 144 (14.20%) Banking
3 62 (6.11%) Front Office
4 60 (5.92%) Investment Banking
5 39 (3.85%) Retail
6 26 (2.56%) Back Office
7 18 (1.78%) Marketing
8 17 (1.68%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.58%) Legal
9 16 (1.58%) Telecoms
10 15 (1.48%) Advertising
11 8 (0.79%) Billing
12 6 (0.59%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.49%) Publishing
13 5 (0.49%) Games
14 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.30%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.30%) Law
16 2 (0.20%) Electronics
16 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 637 (62.82%) Developer
2 192 (18.93%) .NET Developer
3 161 (15.88%) SQL Developer
4 140 (13.81%) C# Developer
5 106 (10.45%) DBA
6 96 (9.47%) Senior Developer
7 93 (9.17%) Analyst
8 85 (8.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 83 (8.19%) SQL DBA
10 70 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
11 55 (5.42%) Senior .NET Developer
12 51 (5.03%) SQL Server Developer
13 43 (4.24%) Consultant
14 42 (4.14%) SQL Server DBA
15 37 (3.65%) ETL Developer
15 37 (3.65%) Senior SQL Developer
16 35 (3.45%) Administrator
17 34 (3.35%) Architect
17 34 (3.35%) ASP.NET Developer
18 28 (2.76%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (44.87%) .NET
2 248 (24.46%) ASP.NET
3 177 (17.46%) .NET Framework
4 140 (13.81%) HTML
5 139 (13.71%) WCF
6 132 (13.02%) CSS
7 113 (11.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 101 (9.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 86 (8.48%) jQuery
10 82 (8.09%) XML
11 64 (6.31%) Web Services
12 59 (5.82%) WPF
13 49 (4.83%) Ajax
14 44 (4.34%) HTML5
15 43 (4.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 39 (3.85%) JSON
17 35 (3.45%) MDX
18 33 (3.25%) LINQ
19 30 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 29 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 57 (5.62%) Clustering
2 42 (4.14%) Replication
2 42 (4.14%) NHS
3 27 (2.66%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.56%) Fixed Income
5 25 (2.47%) Data Integration
6 19 (1.87%) Derivative
7 16 (1.58%) Hedge funds
8 12 (1.18%) Visualisation
9 11 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 10 (0.99%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
12 8 (0.79%) Market Risk
12 8 (0.79%) Smartcard
12 8 (0.79%) Statistics
13 7 (0.69%) W3C
13 7 (0.69%) Equities
13 7 (0.69%) Data Extraction
14 6 (0.59%) Reference Data
14 6 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 234 (23.08%) Windows
2 145 (14.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (8.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (3.55%) Windows 7
5 25 (2.47%) Linux
5 25 (2.47%) UNIX
5 25 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (1.97%) Windows XP
7 13 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.18%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.89%) Windows 2000
10 6 (0.59%) Solaris
10 6 (0.59%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.49%) AIX
12 1 (0.099%) SUSE
12 1 (0.099%) Android
12 1 (0.099%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.099%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.099%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (18.44%) MVC
2 185 (18.24%) Business Intelligence
3 170 (16.77%) ETL
4 134 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
5 111 (10.95%) Migration
6 94 (9.27%) TDD
7 92 (9.07%) Performance Tuning
8 83 (8.19%) Data Modelling
9 76 (7.50%) OO
10 60 (5.92%) Scrum
11 57 (5.62%) Web Development
11 57 (5.62%) Unit Testing
12 55 (5.42%) ITIL
13 48 (4.73%) Asset Management
14 44 (4.34%) E-Commerce
15 41 (4.04%) CRM
16 40 (3.94%) Analytics
17 39 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
17 39 (3.85%) Data Migration
18 37 (3.65%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 592 (58.38%) SQL
2 382 (37.67%) C#
3 272 (26.82%) T-SQL
4 127 (12.52%) JavaScript
5 68 (6.71%) PowerShell
6 40 (3.94%) PL/SQL
7 39 (3.85%) VBA
8 33 (3.25%) VBScript
9 31 (3.06%) VB.NET
10 29 (2.86%) VB
11 20 (1.97%) C++
12 11 (1.08%) Perl
12 11 (1.08%) C
12 11 (1.08%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.89%) VC++
13 9 (0.89%) Java
14 7 (0.69%) XAML
14 7 (0.69%) VB6
15 5 (0.49%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 76 (7.50%) Degree
2 66 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (3.94%) MCITP
4 29 (2.86%) MCTS
5 15 (1.48%) MCSE
6 11 (1.08%) MCSA
6 11 (1.08%) MCDBA
7 9 (0.89%) Security Cleared
8 8 (0.79%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.79%) ISEB
9 6 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (0.59%) OCP
9 6 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (0.59%) MCP
9 6 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.39%) MCPD
10 4 (0.39%) CCNP
10 4 (0.39%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.56%) QA
2 6 (0.59%) Basel III
2 6 (0.59%) Solvency II
2 6 (0.59%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.59%) SLA
2 6 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.20%) EMIR
4 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 98 (9.66%) Active Directory
2 50 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.56%) VMware ESX
4 25 (2.47%) vSphere
5 20 (1.97%) Oracle RMAN
6 17 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (1.28%) XenApp
8 5 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.39%) UAG
9 4 (0.39%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.39%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.30%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.30%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.099%) XenServer
12 1 (0.099%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.099%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.099%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.099%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 29 (2.86%) SCOM
2 20 (1.97%) Data Guard
3 18 (1.78%) SCCM
4 14 (1.38%) Control-M
5 7 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (0.69%) AppDNA
6 5 (0.49%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
6 5 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.30%) Ionix
8 2 (0.20%) Puppet
8 2 (0.20%) WMI
8 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.099%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.099%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.099%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.099%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.099%) logstash
Vendors
1 391 (38.56%) Microsoft
2 125 (12.33%) Oracle
3 79 (7.79%) VMware
4 37 (3.65%) Citrix
5 34 (3.35%) Business Objects
6 20 (1.97%) Sybase
7 19 (1.87%) Tableau
8 17 (1.68%) Cisco
9 16 (1.58%) SAP
10 15 (1.48%) HP
11 14 (1.38%) Informatica
11 14 (1.38%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.18%) Cognos
13 11 (1.08%) NetApp
13 11 (1.08%) DevExpress
14 10 (0.99%) EPiServer
14 10 (0.99%) CheckPoint
15 7 (0.69%) Dell
15 7 (0.69%) Remedy
16 6 (0.59%) Teradata
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