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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 174 111 74
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -37
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 289 428 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.36% 2.02% 2.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.83% 8.57% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 328 441
Average daily rate £400 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £19.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.92%
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
4954 4994 5150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.39% 23.55% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3583 3522 3545
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 44
Average hourly rate £43.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £12.10 £17.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.05 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 -11 67 £425 +6.25% 26
Docklands, London +7 2 - -
Edgware - 1 £415 -
Ilford - 1 £400 - 1
Romford - 1 £350 -
Westminster - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £450 -
Clapham - 1 £275 -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 681 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 483 (70.93%) SQL
3 312 (45.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 290 (42.58%) Microsoft
5 270 (39.65%) .NET
6 245 (35.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 237 (34.80%) C#
8 225 (33.04%) Finance
9 220 (32.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 219 (32.16%) T-SQL
11 201 (29.52%) Windows
12 176 (25.84%) SQL Server 2005
13 171 (25.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 151 (22.17%) Business Intelligence
15 148 (21.73%) MS Excel
16 134 (19.68%) .NET Framework
17 126 (18.50%) Windows Server
18 123 (18.06%) ASP.NET
19 122 (17.91%) Data Warehouse
20 120 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
21 109 (16.01%) Banking
22 102 (14.98%) ETL
23 101 (14.83%) Oracle
24 97 (14.24%) MVC
25 94 (13.80%) Windows Server 2008
26 92 (13.51%) JavaScript
26 92 (13.51%) IIS
27 85 (12.48%) SQL Server 2014
28 84 (12.33%) Performance Tuning
29 82 (12.04%) Replication

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 92 (13.51%) IIS
2 43 (6.31%) SharePoint
3 32 (4.70%) MS Exchange
4 26 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (3.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 18 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (1.76%) Umbraco
8 9 (1.32%) CMS
8 9 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.32%) Skype for Business
8 9 (1.32%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.88%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.73%) PowerExchange
11 3 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.44%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.29%) DNN
12 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 148 (21.73%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.55%) MS Office
3 11 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.59%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.17%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.59%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.44%) Northgate Housing
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Endur
5 1 (0.15%) FastStats
5 1 (0.15%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 39 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.64%) Office 365
3 8 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.88%) OneDrive
4 6 (0.88%) Yammer
5 4 (0.59%) IaaS
5 4 (0.59%) PaaS
6 2 (0.29%) SaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.43%) SAN
2 18 (2.64%) Internet
3 17 (2.50%) DNS
4 15 (2.20%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.06%) DHCP
6 11 (1.62%) Firewall
7 9 (1.32%) Intranet
7 9 (1.32%) VoIP
8 8 (1.17%) NAS
8 8 (1.17%) WAN
9 6 (0.88%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.73%) Wireless
11 4 (0.59%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.59%) LAN
11 4 (0.59%) VPN
12 3 (0.44%) Extranet
13 2 (0.29%) HTTP
13 2 (0.29%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.29%) SMTP
13 2 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 681 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 312 (45.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 245 (35.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 220 (32.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 176 (25.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 171 (25.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 122 (17.91%) Data Warehouse
8 85 (12.48%) SQL Server 2014
9 68 (9.99%) Oracle Database
10 50 (7.34%) Oracle Database 11g
11 35 (5.14%) SQL Server 2000
12 32 (4.70%) Relational Database
13 20 (2.94%) DTS
13 20 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
14 19 (2.79%) OLAP
15 18 (2.64%) QlikView
16 16 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
16 16 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
17 15 (2.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 13 (1.91%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 59 (8.66%) Team Foundation Server
1 59 (8.66%) Visual Studio
2 27 (3.96%) TeamCity
3 25 (3.67%) NUnit
4 22 (3.23%) SpecFlow
5 18 (2.64%) Git (software)
6 13 (1.91%) Moq
7 12 (1.76%) MSBuild
8 11 (1.62%) Subversion
9 10 (1.47%) CruiseControl
9 10 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (1.32%) NSubstitute
10 9 (1.32%) Rhino Mocks
11 8 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (1.03%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.03%) Jenkins
12 7 (1.03%) Selenium
13 6 (0.88%) Jasmine
13 6 (0.88%) JIRA
13 6 (0.88%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 225 (33.04%) Finance
2 109 (16.01%) Banking
3 44 (6.46%) Front Office
4 40 (5.87%) Investment Banking
5 33 (4.85%) Back Office
6 19 (2.79%) Law
7 17 (2.50%) Marketing
8 16 (2.35%) Legal
9 14 (2.06%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.62%) Retail
11 5 (0.73%) Games
11 5 (0.73%) Interactive Media
11 5 (0.73%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.59%) Advertising
12 4 (0.59%) Hungarian Language
13 3 (0.44%) Billing
14 2 (0.29%) Automotive
15 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 366 (53.74%) Developer
2 160 (23.49%) SQL Developer
3 139 (20.41%) C# Developer
4 129 (18.94%) DBA
5 120 (17.62%) .NET Developer
6 113 (16.59%) SQL DBA
7 87 (12.78%) C# .NET Developer
8 64 (9.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 63 (9.25%) SQL Server DBA
10 59 (8.66%) SQL Server Developer
11 57 (8.37%) Analyst
12 42 (6.17%) Senior Developer
13 41 (6.02%) ASP.NET Developer
14 37 (5.43%) WPF Developer
15 35 (5.14%) Administrator
16 34 (4.99%) C# WPF Developer
17 33 (4.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 30 (4.41%) C# Developer - Commodities
19 28 (4.11%) Senior C# Developer
20 26 (3.82%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (39.65%) .NET
2 134 (19.68%) .NET Framework
3 123 (18.06%) ASP.NET
4 73 (10.72%) HTML
5 72 (10.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 60 (8.81%) CSS
7 54 (7.93%) WPF
8 49 (7.20%) jQuery
8 49 (7.20%) XML
9 48 (7.05%) AngularJS
9 48 (7.05%) WCF
10 47 (6.90%) MDX
11 43 (6.31%) Entity Framework
12 40 (5.87%) Web Services
13 39 (5.73%) HTML5
14 31 (4.55%) WinForms
15 29 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 24 (3.52%) CSS3
16 24 (3.52%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 82 (12.04%) Replication
2 68 (9.99%) Clustering
3 36 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.11%) NHS
5 22 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.79%) Client/Server
6 19 (2.79%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.50%) Derivative
8 12 (1.76%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.62%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.47%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.32%) Equities
11 9 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
12 8 (1.17%) EMC VNX
12 8 (1.17%) Market Risk
12 8 (1.17%) Visualisation
13 7 (1.03%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.03%) Mathematics
14 6 (0.88%) Credit Risk
15 5 (0.73%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 201 (29.52%) Windows
2 126 (18.50%) Windows Server
3 94 (13.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (7.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (5.73%) Linux
7 37 (5.43%) Solaris
8 22 (3.23%) Unix
9 18 (2.64%) Windows 7
10 13 (1.91%) AIX
11 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.44%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.15%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (22.17%) Business Intelligence
2 120 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (14.98%) ETL
4 97 (14.24%) MVC
5 84 (12.33%) Performance Tuning
6 60 (8.81%) TDD
7 59 (8.66%) Scrum
8 47 (6.90%) ITIL
9 46 (6.75%) Migration
10 41 (6.02%) OO
10 41 (6.02%) Unit Testing
11 39 (5.73%) Performance Monitoring
11 39 (5.73%) Project Management
12 37 (5.43%) Data Modelling
13 33 (4.85%) CRM
14 30 (4.41%) Electronic Trading
14 30 (4.41%) Market Making
14 30 (4.41%) Web Development
15 29 (4.26%) Database Mirroring
15 29 (4.26%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 483 (70.93%) SQL
2 237 (34.80%) C#
3 219 (32.16%) T-SQL
4 92 (13.51%) JavaScript
5 74 (10.87%) PowerShell
6 50 (7.34%) VB.NET
7 49 (7.20%) VBA
8 29 (4.26%) VB
9 19 (2.79%) Shell Script
10 16 (2.35%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.76%) C
12 10 (1.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 10 (1.47%) Korn
13 9 (1.32%) Python
14 8 (1.17%) Ruby
14 8 (1.17%) VBScript
14 8 (1.17%) XAML
15 5 (0.73%) C-shell
15 5 (0.73%) Java
16 3 (0.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 56 (8.22%) Degree
2 29 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.32%) MCSE
4 7 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (1.03%) MCSA
5 6 (0.88%) CCNA
6 5 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.59%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.59%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.44%) MCDBA
8 3 (0.44%) MCP
9 2 (0.29%) CCNP
9 2 (0.29%) HND
9 2 (0.29%) MCITP
9 2 (0.29%) MCTS
10 1 (0.15%) ISEB
10 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.15%) MCDST
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.17%) QA
2 13 (1.91%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.76%) SLA
4 5 (0.73%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.29%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 55 (8.08%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.62%) XenApp
4 10 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (1.17%) Terminal Server
5 8 (1.17%) vSphere
6 5 (0.73%) Firmware
6 5 (0.73%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.44%) NFS
8 3 (0.44%) SRDF
9 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.15%) Docker
10 1 (0.15%) UAG
10 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (3.82%) SCOM
2 17 (2.50%) Nagios
3 15 (2.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 12 (1.76%) SCCM
5 11 (1.62%) Puppet
6 10 (1.47%) Data Guard
6 10 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (1.17%) Foglight
8 7 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.88%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.73%) WSUS
11 4 (0.59%) Simpana
12 3 (0.44%) Ansible
12 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.29%) Dollar Universe
13 2 (0.29%) HP SIM
13 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
14 1 (0.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 290 (42.58%) Microsoft
2 101 (14.83%) Oracle
3 40 (5.87%) VMware
4 34 (4.99%) Sybase
5 26 (3.82%) Veritas
6 22 (3.23%) Citrix
7 19 (2.79%) Cisco
8 18 (2.64%) EMC
9 16 (2.35%) Tableau
10 15 (2.20%) Red Gate
10 15 (2.20%) Telerik
11 13 (1.91%) SAP
12 11 (1.62%) Cognos
12 11 (1.62%) HP
12 11 (1.62%) Informatica
13 9 (1.32%) NetApp
13 9 (1.32%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.32%) Siebel
14 8 (1.17%) IBM
14 8 (1.17%) Imperva
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