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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 128 79 75
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 411 666 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.68% 2.65% 2.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.52% 11.56% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 475 423
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £310 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £44.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £19.40 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £56.44 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £29.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -16.42%
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
5468 5759 5528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.37% 22.95% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3760 3973 3653
Average daily rate £445 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £574 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 37 65
Average hourly rate £29.24 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £19.00 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £59.87 £43.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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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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 -25 109 £450 +5.88% 53
Croydon - 3 £450 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £276 - 2
Pinner - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
South Croydon - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Barnet - - - - 2
Bromley - - - -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 992 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 581 (58.57%) SQL
3 452 (45.56%) .NET
4 385 (38.81%) Microsoft
5 384 (38.71%) C#
6 338 (34.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 307 (30.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 278 (28.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 263 (26.51%) T-SQL
10 260 (26.21%) ASP.NET
10 260 (26.21%) SQL Server 2005
11 236 (23.79%) Windows
12 234 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
13 212 (21.37%) Finance
14 206 (20.77%) MVC
15 190 (19.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 189 (19.05%) .NET Framework
17 171 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
17 171 (17.24%) MS Excel
18 161 (16.23%) ETL
19 149 (15.02%) WCF
20 147 (14.82%) HTML
21 146 (14.72%) Windows Server 2008
22 144 (14.52%) CSS
23 135 (13.61%) JavaScript
24 133 (13.41%) Banking
25 132 (13.31%) Visual Studio
25 132 (13.31%) SharePoint
25 132 (13.31%) Data Warehouse
26 126 (12.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 132 (13.31%) SharePoint
2 95 (9.58%) IIS
3 58 (5.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 39 (3.93%) MS Exchange
5 34 (3.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 30 (3.02%) CMS
7 29 (2.92%) BizTalk Server
8 26 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 22 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (2.02%) Umbraco
11 14 (1.41%) Node.js
11 14 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
12 11 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.60%) Lync
15 5 (0.50%) EPiServer CMS
15 5 (0.50%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.50%) SAS
16 3 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 171 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.02%) MS Office
3 15 (1.51%) PowerPivot
4 11 (1.11%) InfoPath
5 9 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.40%) MS Project
6 4 (0.40%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.10%) FastStats
8 1 (0.10%) SPSS
8 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 27 (2.72%) Markit EDM
2 24 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.40%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.10%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.10%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.10%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 53 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (3.02%) PaaS
3 16 (1.61%) Office 365
4 6 (0.60%) SaaS
5 5 (0.50%) IaaS
6 4 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.20%) Heroku
7 2 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.03%) SAN
2 25 (2.52%) Firewall
3 21 (2.12%) Internet
4 20 (2.02%) DNS
5 15 (1.51%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.41%) DHCP
7 13 (1.31%) WAN
8 10 (1.01%) VLAN
8 10 (1.01%) NAS
9 9 (0.91%) VPN
10 8 (0.81%) LAN
10 8 (0.81%) Network Security
11 7 (0.71%) Extranet
12 6 (0.60%) DMZ
12 6 (0.60%) Intranet
12 6 (0.60%) VoIP
12 6 (0.60%) HTTP
13 5 (0.50%) LDAP
13 5 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 4 (0.40%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 992 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 338 (34.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 307 (30.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 278 (28.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 260 (26.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 190 (19.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 132 (13.31%) Data Warehouse
8 71 (7.16%) SQL Server 2000
9 62 (6.25%) Oracle Database
10 52 (5.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 46 (4.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 45 (4.54%) QlikView
13 35 (3.53%) DTS
14 34 (3.43%) Relational Database
15 31 (3.13%) OLAP
16 30 (3.02%) Oracle Database 10g
17 26 (2.62%) RDBMS
18 24 (2.42%) Data Mining
19 22 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
20 16 (1.61%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 132 (13.31%) Visual Studio
2 100 (10.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (3.43%) NUnit
4 33 (3.33%) Subversion
5 26 (2.62%) Rhino Mocks
6 25 (2.52%) TeamCity
7 23 (2.32%) MSTest
8 22 (2.22%) Git (software)
9 20 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 18 (1.81%) MSBuild
10 18 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
11 15 (1.51%) SpecFlow
12 14 (1.41%) JIRA
13 11 (1.11%) Mercurial
14 8 (0.81%) FrontPage
14 8 (0.81%) CruiseControl
14 8 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
14 8 (0.81%) NSubstitute
15 7 (0.71%) Selenium
15 7 (0.71%) Expression Web
General
1 212 (21.37%) Finance
2 133 (13.41%) Banking
3 62 (6.25%) Front Office
4 56 (5.65%) Investment Banking
5 36 (3.63%) Retail
6 27 (2.72%) Back Office
7 19 (1.92%) Legal
7 19 (1.92%) Marketing
8 16 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.51%) Advertising
9 15 (1.51%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.81%) Billing
11 5 (0.50%) Games
11 5 (0.50%) Law
12 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.40%) Publishing
12 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.30%) Local Government
13 3 (0.30%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 617 (62.20%) Developer
2 193 (19.46%) .NET Developer
3 158 (15.93%) SQL Developer
4 133 (13.41%) C# Developer
5 103 (10.38%) DBA
6 97 (9.78%) Senior Developer
7 94 (9.48%) Analyst
8 79 (7.96%) SQL DBA
9 76 (7.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 70 (7.06%) C# .NET Developer
11 60 (6.05%) Senior .NET Developer
12 47 (4.74%) SQL Server Developer
13 43 (4.33%) Consultant
14 42 (4.23%) SQL Server DBA
15 35 (3.53%) Senior SQL Developer
16 33 (3.33%) Administrator
17 32 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
17 32 (3.23%) ETL Developer
18 30 (3.02%) Architect
19 27 (2.72%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 452 (45.56%) .NET
2 260 (26.21%) ASP.NET
3 189 (19.05%) .NET Framework
4 149 (15.02%) WCF
5 147 (14.82%) HTML
6 144 (14.52%) CSS
7 126 (12.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 109 (10.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 94 (9.48%) jQuery
10 88 (8.87%) XML
11 58 (5.85%) Web Services
12 56 (5.65%) Ajax
13 51 (5.14%) WPF
13 51 (5.14%) HTML5
14 48 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 42 (4.23%) JSON
16 35 (3.53%) LINQ
17 34 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 31 (3.13%) MDX
19 30 (3.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 89 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.14%) Clustering
3 42 (4.23%) Replication
4 38 (3.83%) NHS
5 26 (2.62%) Fixed Income
5 26 (2.62%) Data Integration
6 25 (2.52%) Computer Science
7 18 (1.81%) Derivative
8 16 (1.61%) Hedge funds
9 14 (1.41%) Visualisation
10 11 (1.11%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.91%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.81%) Smartcard
13 7 (0.71%) W3C
13 7 (0.71%) Equities
13 7 (0.71%) Market Risk
13 7 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
14 6 (0.60%) Reference Data
15 5 (0.50%) Blackberry
15 5 (0.50%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 236 (23.79%) Windows
2 146 (14.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 87 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (3.93%) Windows 7
5 28 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (2.52%) UNIX
7 24 (2.42%) Linux
8 23 (2.32%) Windows XP
9 14 (1.41%) Windows 8
10 11 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.91%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.60%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.50%) AIX
14 4 (0.40%) Solaris
15 2 (0.20%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.10%) Android
16 1 (0.10%) SUSE
16 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (20.77%) MVC
3 171 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
4 161 (16.23%) ETL
5 110 (11.09%) Migration
6 94 (9.48%) TDD
7 84 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
8 81 (8.17%) OO
9 79 (7.96%) Data Modelling
10 73 (7.36%) Scrum
11 59 (5.95%) Web Development
12 54 (5.44%) ITIL
13 53 (5.34%) Unit Testing
14 46 (4.64%) Asset Management
15 43 (4.33%) E-Commerce
16 38 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
17 37 (3.73%) User Acceptance Testing
17 37 (3.73%) CRM
17 37 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
17 37 (3.73%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 581 (58.57%) SQL
2 384 (38.71%) C#
3 263 (26.51%) T-SQL
4 135 (13.61%) JavaScript
5 64 (6.45%) PowerShell
6 45 (4.54%) PL/SQL
7 40 (4.03%) VBA
8 34 (3.43%) VBScript
9 30 (3.02%) VB.NET
10 29 (2.92%) VB
11 21 (2.12%) C++
12 12 (1.21%) C
12 12 (1.21%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.11%) Perl
14 10 (1.01%) Java
15 9 (0.91%) VC++
16 7 (0.71%) XAML
16 7 (0.71%) VB6
17 5 (0.50%) MATLAB
18 4 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 70 (7.06%) Degree
2 63 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (3.93%) MCITP
4 29 (2.92%) MCTS
5 14 (1.41%) MCSE
6 11 (1.11%) MCSA
7 10 (1.01%) MCDBA
8 8 (0.81%) Security Cleared
9 6 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (0.60%) OCP
9 6 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (0.50%) ISEB
10 5 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.50%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.40%) CCEA
11 4 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.40%) MCP
11 4 (0.40%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.32%) QA
2 8 (0.81%) SLA
3 7 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.60%) Basel III
5 5 (0.50%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.20%) EMIR
7 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 88 (8.87%) Active Directory
2 51 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (2.92%) VMware ESX
4 26 (2.62%) vSphere
5 21 (2.12%) Oracle RMAN
6 17 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (1.21%) XenApp
8 5 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.50%) UAG
9 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.40%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.30%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.20%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.10%) XenServer
12 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.10%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.10%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 26 (2.62%) SCOM
2 21 (2.12%) SCCM
3 20 (2.02%) Data Guard
4 18 (1.81%) Control-M
5 7 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (0.71%) AppDNA
6 5 (0.50%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.30%) Ionix
8 3 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.20%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.20%) WMI
9 2 (0.20%) Puppet
9 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.20%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.20%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 385 (38.81%) Microsoft
2 119 (12.00%) Oracle
3 80 (8.06%) VMware
4 37 (3.73%) Citrix
5 33 (3.33%) Business Objects
6 22 (2.22%) Cisco
7 20 (2.02%) HP
8 18 (1.81%) Sybase
9 17 (1.71%) SAP
10 15 (1.51%) Cognos
10 15 (1.51%) Tableau
11 12 (1.21%) Informatica
11 12 (1.21%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.21%) DevExpress
12 11 (1.11%) EPiServer
12 11 (1.11%) NetApp
12 11 (1.11%) Dell
13 10 (1.01%) CheckPoint
14 8 (0.81%) Telerik
15 7 (0.71%) SonicWALL
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