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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 130 75 76
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 385 599 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.72% 2.61% 2.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.47% 11.67% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 443 373
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £281 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 12
Average hourly rate £52.17 £27.50 £47.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.70% -42.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -29.23%
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
5151 5135 4737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.98% 22.34% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3621 3630 3235
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £581 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 24 60
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +18.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £12.55 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £125.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £32.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.16%

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 3 June 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
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 3 June 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 -12 134 £425 +3.34% 36
Docklands, London +1 2 £438 -2.77%
Canary Wharf -8 2 £538 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Westminster +2 1 £500 -
Croydon -7 1 £450 - 1
Enfield - 1 £403 -
Ilford - 1 £230 -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 749 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 442 (59.01%) SQL
3 384 (51.27%) .NET
4 359 (47.93%) C#
5 311 (41.52%) Microsoft
6 289 (38.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 258 (34.45%) T-SQL
8 238 (31.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 229 (30.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 204 (27.24%) ASP.NET
11 203 (27.10%) Finance
12 169 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
13 167 (22.30%) JavaScript
14 159 (21.23%) Business Intelligence
15 155 (20.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 150 (20.03%) .NET Framework
17 148 (19.76%) MVC
18 147 (19.63%) MS Excel
19 145 (19.36%) SQL Server 2005
20 142 (18.96%) Data Warehouse
21 136 (18.16%) Windows
22 134 (17.89%) HTML
23 130 (17.36%) ETL
24 105 (14.02%) Banking
25 104 (13.89%) WCF
26 99 (13.22%) jQuery
27 97 (12.95%) Visual Studio
28 92 (12.28%) CSS
28 92 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
29 89 (11.88%) Entity Framework

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 78 (10.41%) SharePoint
2 42 (5.61%) IIS
3 26 (3.47%) MS Exchange
4 25 (3.34%) SharePoint 2010
5 21 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
6 20 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (2.14%) CMS
8 12 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.34%) Node.js
10 7 (0.93%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.93%) Lync
11 6 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.40%) SAS
13 3 (0.40%) EPiServer CMS
13 3 (0.40%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 147 (19.63%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.40%) MS Office
3 7 (0.93%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.53%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.40%) MS Project
6 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.40%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.27%) Primavera
6 1 (0.13%) Movex
6 1 (0.13%) Global One
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.67%) Office 365
4 3 (0.40%) SaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.13%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.34%) SAN
2 16 (2.14%) DNS
3 14 (1.87%) WAN
4 11 (1.47%) Firewall
5 10 (1.34%) LAN
5 10 (1.34%) DHCP
5 10 (1.34%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.34%) VPN
6 7 (0.93%) Internet
7 5 (0.67%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.53%) SMTP
9 3 (0.40%) HTTP
9 3 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.27%) Wireless
10 2 (0.27%) FTP
10 2 (0.27%) VoIP
11 1 (0.13%) LDAP
11 1 (0.13%) DDNS
11 1 (0.13%) Intranet
11 1 (0.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 749 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 289 (38.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 238 (31.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 229 (30.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 155 (20.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 145 (19.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 142 (18.96%) Data Warehouse
8 37 (4.94%) OLAP
9 34 (4.54%) SQL Server 2000
10 31 (4.14%) QlikView
11 30 (4.01%) MS Access
12 28 (3.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 28 (3.74%) Relational Database
13 25 (3.34%) DTS
14 18 (2.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 17 (2.27%) SAP Data Services
16 14 (1.87%) Oracle Database
16 14 (1.87%) RDBMS
17 13 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
18 12 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 97 (12.95%) Visual Studio
2 92 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (5.21%) NUnit
4 28 (3.74%) Subversion
5 26 (3.47%) ReSharper
6 21 (2.80%) TeamCity
7 20 (2.67%) JIRA
8 16 (2.14%) SpecFlow
9 13 (1.74%) Moq
9 13 (1.74%) MSTest
10 10 (1.34%) Rhino Mocks
10 10 (1.34%) Git (software)
11 7 (0.93%) Selenium
11 7 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (0.93%) MSBuild
12 6 (0.80%) Jenkins
13 5 (0.67%) PowerBuilder
13 5 (0.67%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.53%) WiX
15 3 (0.40%) MSI
General
1 203 (27.10%) Finance
2 105 (14.02%) Banking
3 54 (7.21%) Investment Banking
4 51 (6.81%) Back Office
5 50 (6.68%) Front Office
6 35 (4.67%) Retail
7 19 (2.54%) Legal
8 18 (2.40%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.60%) Law
10 9 (1.20%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.93%) Marketing
12 4 (0.53%) Local Government
12 4 (0.53%) Advertising
13 3 (0.40%) Publishing
13 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.27%) German Language
14 2 (0.27%) Billing
15 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 510 (68.09%) Developer
2 158 (21.09%) .NET Developer
3 117 (15.62%) SQL Developer
4 83 (11.08%) C# Developer
5 62 (8.28%) DBA
6 58 (7.74%) SQL DBA
7 57 (7.61%) Analyst
8 54 (7.21%) Senior Developer
9 53 (7.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 49 (6.54%) C# .NET Developer
11 36 (4.81%) ASP.NET Developer
12 34 (4.54%) Applications Support
13 29 (3.87%) SQL Server DBA
14 28 (3.74%) SQL Server Developer
15 26 (3.47%) Web Developer
16 25 (3.34%) Senior .NET Developer
17 23 (3.07%) Business Developer
17 23 (3.07%) Administrator
18 22 (2.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 19 (2.54%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (51.27%) .NET
2 204 (27.24%) ASP.NET
3 150 (20.03%) .NET Framework
4 134 (17.89%) HTML
5 104 (13.89%) WCF
6 99 (13.22%) jQuery
7 92 (12.28%) CSS
8 89 (11.88%) Entity Framework
9 88 (11.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 77 (10.28%) LINQ
11 71 (9.48%) XML
12 70 (9.35%) Web Services
13 63 (8.41%) Ajax
13 63 (8.41%) WPF
14 55 (7.34%) HTML5
15 40 (5.34%) AngularJS
16 36 (4.81%) XSLT
17 33 (4.41%) CSS3
18 32 (4.27%) Kendo UI
19 31 (4.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.87%) NHS
3 25 (3.34%) Fixed Income
3 25 (3.34%) Derivative
4 24 (3.20%) Replication
5 23 (3.07%) Clustering
6 19 (2.54%) N-Tier
7 17 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 17 (2.27%) Data Centre
8 16 (2.14%) Data Integration
9 15 (2.00%) Hedge funds
10 14 (1.87%) Mathematics
10 14 (1.87%) Equities
11 13 (1.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 11 (1.47%) Statistics
12 11 (1.47%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
14 7 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
14 7 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 136 (18.16%) Windows
2 84 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (1.74%) UNIX
6 10 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.93%) Android
7 7 (0.93%) Linux
8 6 (0.80%) AIX
8 6 (0.80%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.13%) CentOS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (21.23%) Business Intelligence
3 148 (19.76%) MVC
4 130 (17.36%) ETL
5 83 (11.08%) OO
6 74 (9.88%) TDD
7 60 (8.01%) Data Modelling
8 57 (7.61%) CRM
8 57 (7.61%) Scrum
9 46 (6.14%) Unit Testing
10 45 (6.01%) OOP
11 42 (5.61%) Migration
11 42 (5.61%) SDLC
12 41 (5.47%) Web Development
13 33 (4.41%) ITIL
14 31 (4.14%) Business Analysis
15 29 (3.87%) OOD
16 27 (3.60%) SOA
16 27 (3.60%) Asset Management
16 27 (3.60%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 442 (59.01%) SQL
2 359 (47.93%) C#
3 258 (34.45%) T-SQL
4 167 (22.30%) JavaScript
5 60 (8.01%) VBA
6 36 (4.81%) VB.NET
7 29 (3.87%) PowerShell
8 21 (2.80%) VB
9 16 (2.14%) Java
10 8 (1.07%) Python
11 7 (0.93%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.93%) VBScript
11 7 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.80%) SPARQL
12 6 (0.80%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.67%) XAML
14 4 (0.53%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.53%) VB6
14 4 (0.53%) Korn
14 4 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (5.87%) Degree
2 19 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (1.47%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.53%) MCSE
5 4 (0.53%) MCITP
6 3 (0.40%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.40%) MCSA
6 3 (0.40%) MCP
6 3 (0.40%) MCSD
6 3 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.27%) PMP
7 2 (0.27%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.27%) CCA
7 2 (0.27%) CCNP
7 2 (0.27%) MCAD
7 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.27%) QA
2 11 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.34%) SLA
4 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.27%) GAAP
5 2 (0.27%) HL7
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.27%) vSphere
4 15 (2.00%) XenApp
5 12 (1.60%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.07%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.07%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.93%) UAG
7 7 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.67%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.53%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.40%) vCloud
11 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.27%) XenServer
12 1 (0.13%) SRDF
12 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (2.00%) SCOM
2 12 (1.60%) Control-M
3 9 (1.20%) SCCM
4 7 (0.93%) ARCserve
5 6 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (0.80%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.53%) vMotion
7 3 (0.40%) WSUS
7 3 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.13%) Nagios
9 1 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.13%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 311 (41.52%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.74%) VMware
3 33 (4.41%) Oracle
4 32 (4.27%) Business Objects
5 31 (4.14%) Telerik
6 28 (3.74%) Citrix
7 26 (3.47%) Tableau
8 23 (3.07%) HP
9 18 (2.40%) Cognos
10 15 (2.00%) IBM
11 14 (1.87%) DevExpress
12 13 (1.74%) SAP
13 11 (1.47%) EPiServer
14 10 (1.34%) Informatica
15 9 (1.20%) Cisco
15 9 (1.20%) 3PAR
16 6 (0.80%) DataFlux
16 6 (0.80%) EMC
17 5 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
17 5 (0.67%) Symantec
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