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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 153 115 76
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -39
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 357 462 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.52% 1.96% 2.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.60% 8.56% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 333 443
Average daily rate
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£425 £417 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 11
Average hourly rate £52.17 £53.00 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +3.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%
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
5411 5397 5533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.05% 22.95% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3781 3666 3758
Average daily rate £450 £438 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 33 56
Average hourly rate £27.78 £30.00 £27.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £125.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +5 141 £425 -5.55% 44
Croydon -16 3 £350 -30.00% 2
New Malden - 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £390 -
Paddington - 2 £500 -
Enfield - 1 £403 -
Westminster - 1 £500 -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 808 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 483 (59.78%) SQL
3 402 (49.75%) .NET
4 383 (47.40%) C#
5 331 (40.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 317 (39.23%) Microsoft
7 280 (34.65%) T-SQL
8 271 (33.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 258 (31.93%) Finance
10 248 (30.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 220 (27.23%) ASP.NET
12 187 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
13 185 (22.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 182 (22.52%) Business Intelligence
15 180 (22.28%) SQL Server 2005
16 166 (20.54%) Data Warehouse
17 165 (20.42%) JavaScript
18 162 (20.05%) MS Excel
19 157 (19.43%) MVC
20 150 (18.56%) .NET Framework
21 149 (18.44%) Windows
22 143 (17.70%) ETL
23 134 (16.58%) HTML
24 132 (16.34%) Banking
25 106 (13.12%) Team Foundation Server
26 104 (12.87%) WCF
27 101 (12.50%) jQuery
28 96 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
28 96 (11.88%) Visual Studio
29 90 (11.14%) CSS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 79 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 53 (6.56%) IIS
3 27 (3.34%) MS Exchange
4 25 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 18 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 17 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (1.73%) CMS
8 10 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (0.99%) Node.js
11 7 (0.87%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.74%) EPiServer CMS
12 6 (0.74%) Lync
12 6 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.62%) PowerExchange
14 4 (0.50%) NServiceBus
15 3 (0.37%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 162 (20.05%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.60%) MS Office
3 8 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.62%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.50%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.25%) FastStats
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.49%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.25%) Agresso
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.25%) Sage BI
4 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.12%) Endur
5 1 (0.12%) Global One
5 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.11%) Office 365
4 4 (0.50%) SaaS
5 2 (0.25%) Google Drive
5 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.71%) SAN
2 20 (2.48%) DNS
3 17 (2.10%) WAN
3 17 (2.10%) DHCP
4 13 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.49%) LAN
6 11 (1.36%) Firewall
7 7 (0.87%) Intranet
8 6 (0.74%) Internet
9 5 (0.62%) VPN
10 4 (0.50%) LDAP
10 4 (0.50%) SMTP
10 4 (0.50%) HTTP
11 3 (0.37%) FTP
11 3 (0.37%) NAS
11 3 (0.37%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.25%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 808 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 331 (40.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 271 (33.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 248 (30.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 185 (22.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 180 (22.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 166 (20.54%) Data Warehouse
8 42 (5.20%) OLAP
9 41 (5.07%) MS Access
10 40 (4.95%) SQL Server 2000
10 40 (4.95%) Relational Database
11 38 (4.70%) QlikView
12 35 (4.33%) BusinessObjects
13 31 (3.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 27 (3.34%) DTS
14 27 (3.34%) Oracle Database
15 18 (2.23%) RDBMS
15 18 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (1.98%) ProClarity
16 16 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 106 (13.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 96 (11.88%) Visual Studio
3 34 (4.21%) NUnit
4 32 (3.96%) Subversion
4 32 (3.96%) TeamCity
5 24 (2.97%) ReSharper
6 23 (2.85%) JIRA
7 17 (2.10%) SpecFlow
8 13 (1.61%) Moq
9 11 (1.36%) MSTest
9 11 (1.36%) Selenium
10 10 (1.24%) Git (software)
11 9 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
11 9 (1.11%) CruiseControl
12 6 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.62%) PowerBuilder
14 4 (0.50%) Cucumber
15 3 (0.37%) MSBuild
15 3 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 3 (0.37%) Toad
General
1 258 (31.93%) Finance
2 132 (16.34%) Banking
3 71 (8.79%) Investment Banking
4 53 (6.56%) Front Office
5 43 (5.32%) Retail
6 42 (5.20%) Back Office
7 24 (2.97%) Financial Institution
8 21 (2.60%) Legal
9 18 (2.23%) Law
10 13 (1.61%) Marketing
11 6 (0.74%) Advertising
12 5 (0.62%) Local Government
12 5 (0.62%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.37%) Publishing
14 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.25%) German Language
15 1 (0.12%) Electronics
15 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 556 (68.81%) Developer
2 164 (20.30%) .NET Developer
3 129 (15.97%) SQL Developer
4 86 (10.64%) C# Developer
5 79 (9.78%) DBA
6 66 (8.17%) Analyst
7 65 (8.04%) SQL DBA
7 65 (8.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 57 (7.05%) Senior Developer
9 50 (6.19%) C# .NET Developer
10 43 (5.32%) ASP.NET Developer
11 37 (4.58%) SQL Server DBA
11 37 (4.58%) SQL Server Developer
12 27 (3.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 24 (2.97%) Business Developer
14 23 (2.85%) Administrator
15 22 (2.72%) Applications Support
16 21 (2.60%) Senior .NET Developer
17 18 (2.23%) ETL Developer
17 18 (2.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 402 (49.75%) .NET
2 220 (27.23%) ASP.NET
3 150 (18.56%) .NET Framework
4 134 (16.58%) HTML
5 104 (12.87%) WCF
6 101 (12.50%) jQuery
7 90 (11.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 90 (11.14%) CSS
8 84 (10.40%) Entity Framework
9 83 (10.27%) LINQ
10 74 (9.16%) Web Services
11 72 (8.91%) XML
12 68 (8.42%) WPF
13 65 (8.04%) Ajax
14 55 (6.81%) HTML5
15 49 (6.06%) AngularJS
16 39 (4.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 35 (4.33%) XSLT
18 34 (4.21%) MDX
19 31 (3.84%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.83%) NHS
3 34 (4.21%) Replication
3 34 (4.21%) Fixed Income
4 31 (3.84%) Clustering
5 27 (3.34%) Derivative
6 20 (2.48%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 19 (2.35%) Mathematics
7 19 (2.35%) Computer Science
8 18 (2.23%) N-Tier
8 18 (2.23%) Hedge funds
8 18 (2.23%) Data Centre
9 17 (2.10%) Data Integration
10 13 (1.61%) Equities
11 10 (1.24%) Statistics
12 9 (1.11%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.99%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
14 7 (0.87%) Market Risk
14 7 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 149 (18.44%) Windows
2 96 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (3.22%) UNIX
6 18 (2.23%) Linux
7 11 (1.36%) AIX
8 9 (1.11%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.62%) Solaris
10 3 (0.37%) Android
11 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.12%) CentOS
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (22.52%) Business Intelligence
3 157 (19.43%) MVC
4 143 (17.70%) ETL
5 79 (9.78%) TDD
6 75 (9.28%) OO
7 69 (8.54%) Unit Testing
8 56 (6.93%) Data Modelling
9 55 (6.81%) Migration
10 54 (6.68%) Scrum
11 52 (6.44%) CRM
12 42 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
13 41 (5.07%) SDLC
13 41 (5.07%) ITIL
14 40 (4.95%) OOP
15 38 (4.70%) Web Development
16 37 (4.58%) Business Analysis
17 34 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
18 33 (4.08%) Asset Management
19 31 (3.84%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 483 (59.78%) SQL
2 383 (47.40%) C#
3 280 (34.65%) T-SQL
4 165 (20.42%) JavaScript
5 58 (7.18%) VBA
6 44 (5.45%) VB.NET
7 40 (4.95%) PowerShell
8 23 (2.85%) VB
9 17 (2.10%) PL/SQL
10 14 (1.73%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.49%) Java
12 8 (0.99%) Python
13 7 (0.87%) C
13 7 (0.87%) VBScript
13 7 (0.87%) Korn
14 6 (0.74%) SPARQL
14 6 (0.74%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.62%) XAML
16 4 (0.50%) C++
17 3 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 55 (6.81%) Degree
2 25 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.11%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (0.50%) MCSE
5 4 (0.50%) MCSA
5 4 (0.50%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.37%) MCP
6 3 (0.37%) CCNP
6 3 (0.37%) ISEB
6 3 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.37%) MCSD
6 3 (0.37%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.25%) MCTS
7 2 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.35%) QA
2 10 (1.24%) SLA
3 7 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.25%) GAAP
5 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) HL7
6 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
System Software
1 53 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.10%) vSphere
4 15 (1.86%) XenApp
5 12 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (1.36%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.11%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.62%) UAG
9 4 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.50%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.37%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.12%) SRDF
12 1 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (1.73%) SCOM
2 9 (1.11%) SCCM
3 8 (0.99%) Data Guard
3 8 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (0.87%) ARCserve
5 6 (0.74%) Control-M
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.50%) vMotion
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (0.37%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.25%) Nagios
9 2 (0.25%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.25%) WSUS
9 2 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.12%) Opsview
Vendors
1 317 (39.23%) Microsoft
2 56 (6.93%) Oracle
3 41 (5.07%) VMware
4 30 (3.71%) Tableau
5 29 (3.59%) Telerik
5 29 (3.59%) Citrix
6 22 (2.72%) HP
7 16 (1.98%) Cognos
8 14 (1.73%) SAP
9 13 (1.61%) Informatica
9 13 (1.61%) Cisco
10 12 (1.49%) IBM
10 12 (1.49%) 3PAR
10 12 (1.49%) DevExpress
11 10 (1.24%) EPiServer
12 9 (1.11%) Sybase
13 8 (0.99%) EMC
14 7 (0.87%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (0.74%) Juniper
London
Capita - ITIN
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £460 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £590 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Public Sector
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £325.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago