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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 147 132 80
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -52
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 370 402 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.56% 1.68% 2.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.59% 7.28% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 293 476
Average daily rate
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£420 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £289 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £36.34 £48.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.46% +95.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.67 £45.35 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.15 £56.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -34.42%
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
5614 5519 5725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.69% 23.05% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3974 3723 3942
Average daily rate £450 £445 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +3.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 42 38
Average hourly rate £27.78 £29.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.59 £53.00 £59.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.80 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.51% -2.16%

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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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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 +29 138 £425 -5.55% 18
Croydon -16 3 £350 -30.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -3 2 £390 +41.52% 1
Paddington - 2 £500 -
New Malden - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 761 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 473 (62.16%) SQL
3 344 (45.20%) .NET
4 332 (43.63%) C#
5 321 (42.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 304 (39.95%) Microsoft
7 292 (38.37%) T-SQL
8 258 (33.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 247 (32.46%) Finance
10 242 (31.80%) SQL Server 2012
11 198 (26.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 189 (24.84%) ASP.NET
13 177 (23.26%) Business Intelligence
14 167 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
15 165 (21.68%) Data Warehouse
16 163 (21.42%) MS Excel
17 154 (20.24%) SQL Server 2005
18 149 (19.58%) Windows
19 138 (18.13%) ETL
20 135 (17.74%) .NET Framework
21 133 (17.48%) JavaScript
22 132 (17.35%) MVC
23 114 (14.98%) Banking
24 111 (14.59%) HTML
25 109 (14.32%) Team Foundation Server
26 98 (12.88%) WCF
27 97 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
28 96 (12.61%) Visual Studio
29 84 (11.04%) ASP.NET MVC
30 81 (10.64%) jQuery

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 70 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 64 (8.41%) IIS
3 26 (3.42%) MS Exchange
3 26 (3.42%) SharePoint 2010
4 24 (3.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.71%) CMS
7 12 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.05%) Umbraco
10 8 (1.05%) Node.js
11 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.79%) PowerExchange
12 6 (0.79%) Lync
13 5 (0.66%) EPiServer CMS
14 4 (0.53%) WordPress
14 4 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.53%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 163 (21.42%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.63%) MS Office
3 10 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.66%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.53%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.39%) FastStats
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 25 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.58%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.26%) Agresso
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.26%) Sage BI
4 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.13%) Endur
5 1 (0.13%) Global One
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.45%) Office 365
3 4 (0.53%) SaaS
4 3 (0.39%) Google Drive
5 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.42%) SAN
2 20 (2.63%) DNS
3 18 (2.37%) WAN
3 18 (2.37%) DHCP
4 16 (2.10%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.58%) LAN
6 10 (1.31%) Firewall
7 7 (0.92%) Intranet
8 5 (0.66%) Internet
9 4 (0.53%) LDAP
9 4 (0.53%) SMTP
9 4 (0.53%) HTTP
10 3 (0.39%) FTP
10 3 (0.39%) VPN
10 3 (0.39%) NAS
10 3 (0.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.26%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.13%) VoIP
12 1 (0.13%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 761 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 321 (42.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 258 (33.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 242 (31.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 198 (26.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 165 (21.68%) Data Warehouse
7 154 (20.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 46 (6.04%) SQL Server 2000
9 40 (5.26%) Relational Database
10 36 (4.73%) OLAP
11 35 (4.60%) QlikView
11 35 (4.60%) MS Access
12 31 (4.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 30 (3.94%) Oracle Database
14 28 (3.68%) BusinessObjects
15 27 (3.55%) DTS
16 21 (2.76%) RDBMS
17 19 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
18 18 (2.37%) ProClarity
19 14 (1.84%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 109 (14.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 96 (12.61%) Visual Studio
3 34 (4.47%) NUnit
4 33 (4.34%) TeamCity
5 32 (4.20%) Subversion
6 20 (2.63%) JIRA
6 20 (2.63%) ReSharper
7 18 (2.37%) SpecFlow
8 14 (1.84%) Git (software)
9 13 (1.71%) Selenium
10 12 (1.58%) CruiseControl
11 11 (1.45%) Moq
12 9 (1.18%) MSTest
12 9 (1.18%) Rhino Mocks
12 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.79%) Jenkins
14 5 (0.66%) Xcode
14 5 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (0.66%) PowerBuilder
15 4 (0.53%) Toad
General
1 247 (32.46%) Finance
2 114 (14.98%) Banking
3 59 (7.75%) Investment Banking
4 54 (7.10%) Front Office
5 37 (4.86%) Retail
6 28 (3.68%) Back Office
7 24 (3.15%) Financial Institution
8 20 (2.63%) Legal
9 18 (2.37%) Law
10 13 (1.71%) Marketing
11 7 (0.92%) Advertising
12 5 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.53%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.39%) Local Government
14 3 (0.39%) Publishing
15 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.26%) German Language
16 1 (0.13%) Electronics
16 1 (0.13%) Billing
16 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 506 (66.49%) Developer
2 138 (18.13%) .NET Developer
3 126 (16.56%) SQL Developer
4 83 (10.91%) C# Developer
5 81 (10.64%) DBA
6 70 (9.20%) Analyst
6 70 (9.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 67 (8.80%) SQL DBA
8 52 (6.83%) Senior Developer
9 45 (5.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 43 (5.65%) SQL Server DBA
11 42 (5.52%) SQL Server Developer
12 38 (4.99%) ASP.NET Developer
13 27 (3.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 26 (3.42%) Business Developer
14 26 (3.42%) Consultant
15 21 (2.76%) Administrator
16 20 (2.63%) Applications Support
16 20 (2.63%) ETL Developer
17 16 (2.10%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (45.20%) .NET
2 189 (24.84%) ASP.NET
3 135 (17.74%) .NET Framework
4 111 (14.59%) HTML
5 98 (12.88%) WCF
6 84 (11.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 81 (10.64%) jQuery
8 78 (10.25%) CSS
9 74 (9.72%) LINQ
10 70 (9.20%) Web Services
11 69 (9.07%) Entity Framework
12 67 (8.80%) XML
13 62 (8.15%) WPF
14 50 (6.57%) Ajax
15 49 (6.44%) HTML5
16 46 (6.04%) AngularJS
17 41 (5.39%) MDX
18 34 (4.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 29 (3.81%) ASP.NET Web API
20 27 (3.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.39%) Replication
3 38 (4.99%) Clustering
4 36 (4.73%) NHS
5 27 (3.55%) Derivative
6 24 (3.15%) Fixed Income
7 20 (2.63%) Computer Science
8 18 (2.37%) Data Integration
9 17 (2.23%) Data Centre
10 15 (1.97%) Mathematics
10 15 (1.97%) Equities
11 14 (1.84%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.71%) N-Tier
13 12 (1.58%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 11 (1.45%) Data Structures
15 9 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
15 9 (1.18%) CMDB
16 8 (1.05%) Market Risk
16 8 (1.05%) Statistics
16 8 (1.05%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 149 (19.58%) Windows
2 97 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (6.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (3.42%) UNIX
6 19 (2.50%) Linux
7 12 (1.58%) AIX
8 9 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.79%) Solaris
10 3 (0.39%) Android
11 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (23.26%) Business Intelligence
2 167 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (18.13%) ETL
4 132 (17.35%) MVC
5 72 (9.46%) Unit Testing
6 69 (9.07%) TDD
7 63 (8.28%) OO
8 51 (6.70%) Data Modelling
8 51 (6.70%) Scrum
9 50 (6.57%) SDLC
10 48 (6.31%) CRM
11 46 (6.04%) ITIL
12 45 (5.91%) Performance Tuning
13 42 (5.52%) Migration
14 36 (4.73%) Kimball Methodology
15 35 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (4.34%) Business Analysis
17 31 (4.07%) OOP
18 30 (3.94%) Data Analysis
19 28 (3.68%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 473 (62.16%) SQL
2 332 (43.63%) C#
3 292 (38.37%) T-SQL
4 133 (17.48%) JavaScript
5 44 (5.78%) PowerShell
6 42 (5.52%) VBA
7 33 (4.34%) VB.NET
8 22 (2.89%) PL/SQL
9 20 (2.63%) VB
10 15 (1.97%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.45%) Java
12 7 (0.92%) C
12 7 (0.92%) XAML
12 7 (0.92%) VBScript
12 7 (0.92%) Python
12 7 (0.92%) Korn
13 5 (0.66%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.66%) C++
14 4 (0.53%) PHP
14 4 (0.53%) VB6
Qualifications
1 51 (6.70%) Degree
2 24 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (1.05%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.92%) MCSA
5 5 (0.66%) MCSE
5 5 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.53%) CCA
6 4 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.53%) MCP
6 4 (0.53%) CCNP
6 4 (0.53%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.39%) CCEE
7 3 (0.39%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.39%) ISEB
7 3 (0.39%) MCSD
8 2 (0.26%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.63%) QA
2 9 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.92%) SLA
4 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.39%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.26%) HL7
6 2 (0.26%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.26%) GAAP
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (7.36%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.84%) XenApp
3 14 (1.84%) vSphere
4 13 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (1.31%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.79%) UAG
8 5 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.53%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.26%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.13%) SRDF
12 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 13 (1.71%) SCOM
2 9 (1.18%) SCCM
3 8 (1.05%) Data Guard
3 8 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (0.79%) ARCserve
4 6 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.79%) Control-M
5 4 (0.53%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (0.39%) vMotion
6 3 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.26%) Nagios
7 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.26%) WSUS
7 2 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.13%) Opsview
Vendors
1 304 (39.95%) Microsoft
2 60 (7.88%) Oracle
3 38 (4.99%) VMware
4 32 (4.20%) Citrix
5 26 (3.42%) Tableau
6 22 (2.89%) HP
7 19 (2.50%) Cognos
8 18 (2.37%) Telerik
9 13 (1.71%) Cisco
9 13 (1.71%) IBM
9 13 (1.71%) Informatica
10 12 (1.58%) 3PAR
10 12 (1.58%) Red Gate
11 11 (1.45%) SAP
12 10 (1.31%) Sybase
12 10 (1.31%) DevExpress
13 9 (1.18%) EPiServer
14 8 (1.05%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.92%) Remedy
16 6 (0.79%) Sitecore
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City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + D.O.E
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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London
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Rate: Up to £450 per day
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London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Reed Technology
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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Rate: £350 - £351 per day
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