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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 115 84 67
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 415 551 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.82% 2.32% 2.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.14% 9.99% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 398 438
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -31.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +20.37%
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
5097 5513 4760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.40% 23.17% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3705 3860 3323
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 48
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £48.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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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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 -21 126 £400 -5.88% 27
Feltham +4 7 £272 -27.46%
Bromley - 3 £365 -
Uxbridge +5 2 £263 -11.01%
Harrow - 2 £300 -
Hammersmith +2 1 - -
Croydon -3 1 £425 +17.24% 1
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Pinner - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 839 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 578 (68.89%) SQL
3 376 (44.82%) .NET
4 353 (42.07%) Microsoft
5 316 (37.66%) C#
6 296 (35.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 274 (32.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 264 (31.47%) T-SQL
9 243 (28.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 201 (23.96%) Finance
11 194 (23.12%) ASP.NET
12 193 (23.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 190 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
14 188 (22.41%) Windows
15 178 (21.22%) MS Excel
16 165 (19.67%) MVC
17 155 (18.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 152 (18.12%) .NET Framework
19 145 (17.28%) JavaScript
20 144 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
21 141 (16.81%) ETL
22 135 (16.09%) HTML
23 124 (14.78%) WCF
24 123 (14.66%) Team Foundation Server
24 123 (14.66%) CSS
25 120 (14.30%) Data Warehouse
26 111 (13.23%) Windows Server 2008
27 110 (13.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
28 108 (12.87%) Visual Studio
29 107 (12.75%) Banking

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 89 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 59 (7.03%) IIS
3 37 (4.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 36 (4.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 36 (4.29%) BizTalk Server
5 31 (3.69%) MS Exchange
6 24 (2.86%) CMS
7 23 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (1.19%) Umbraco
11 9 (1.07%) Node.js
12 8 (0.95%) SAS
13 7 (0.83%) EPiServer CMS
14 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
16 3 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
17 2 (0.24%) Lync
Applications
1 178 (21.22%) MS Excel
2 48 (5.72%) MS Office
3 17 (2.03%) PowerPivot
4 7 (0.83%) MS Project
5 6 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.48%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.36%) SPSS
9 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.24%) FastStats
10 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 29 (3.46%) Markit EDM
2 24 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.67%) SAP BPC
4 13 (1.55%) Agresso
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.12%) Movex
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 46 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (3.81%) PaaS
3 6 (0.72%) Office 365
4 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.24%) SaaS
4 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.84%) SAN
2 33 (3.93%) Firewall
3 31 (3.69%) DNS
4 29 (3.46%) DHCP
5 25 (2.98%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.79%) VPN
7 14 (1.67%) FTP
8 12 (1.43%) WAN
8 12 (1.43%) VLAN
8 12 (1.43%) NAS
9 9 (1.07%) HTTP
10 7 (0.83%) SSL
10 7 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (0.72%) NetScaler
11 6 (0.72%) Network Security
11 6 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.72%) Internet
12 5 (0.60%) Intranet
12 5 (0.60%) LAN
12 5 (0.60%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 839 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 296 (35.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 274 (32.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 243 (28.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 193 (23.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 155 (18.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 120 (14.30%) Data Warehouse
8 52 (6.20%) SQL Server 2000
9 42 (5.01%) QlikView
10 41 (4.89%) Relational Database
11 40 (4.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 37 (4.41%) OLAP
13 32 (3.81%) Oracle Database
14 31 (3.69%) RDBMS
15 25 (2.98%) Azure SQL Database
16 23 (2.74%) DTS
17 21 (2.50%) MS Access
18 19 (2.26%) Data Mining
19 18 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
20 17 (2.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 123 (14.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 108 (12.87%) Visual Studio
3 32 (3.81%) NUnit
4 25 (2.98%) Subversion
5 23 (2.74%) SpecFlow
6 19 (2.26%) JIRA
7 18 (2.15%) MSTest
8 17 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 14 (1.67%) Rhino Mocks
10 11 (1.31%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (1.07%) Git (software)
13 8 (0.95%) MSI
14 7 (0.83%) Selenium
14 7 (0.83%) ReSharper
14 7 (0.83%) NSubstitute
15 6 (0.72%) MSBuild
16 5 (0.60%) CruiseControl
17 4 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
General
1 201 (23.96%) Finance
2 107 (12.75%) Banking
3 46 (5.48%) Front Office
4 41 (4.89%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.86%) Legal
6 22 (2.62%) Back Office
7 20 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.38%) Retail
8 19 (2.26%) Billing
9 11 (1.31%) Law
10 10 (1.19%) Advertising
10 10 (1.19%) Marketing
11 6 (0.72%) Games
12 5 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.48%) Local Government
14 3 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.24%) Publishing
15 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 480 (57.21%) Developer
2 142 (16.92%) .NET Developer
3 107 (12.75%) SQL Developer
4 89 (10.61%) DBA
5 85 (10.13%) Analyst
6 78 (9.30%) SQL DBA
7 72 (8.58%) Senior Developer
7 72 (8.58%) C# Developer
8 52 (6.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 50 (5.96%) Senior .NET Developer
10 47 (5.60%) Applications Support
11 40 (4.77%) C# .NET Developer
12 38 (4.53%) Administrator
13 36 (4.29%) SQL Server DBA
14 35 (4.17%) Consultant
15 31 (3.69%) SQL Server Developer
16 30 (3.58%) Microsoft Developer
17 25 (2.98%) ETL Developer
18 22 (2.62%) Support Analyst
19 20 (2.38%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 376 (44.82%) .NET
2 194 (23.12%) ASP.NET
3 152 (18.12%) .NET Framework
4 135 (16.09%) HTML
5 124 (14.78%) WCF
6 123 (14.66%) CSS
7 110 (13.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 87 (10.37%) jQuery
9 84 (10.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 67 (7.99%) XML
11 50 (5.96%) Web Services
11 50 (5.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 46 (5.48%) HTML5
13 39 (4.65%) Ajax
14 32 (3.81%) WPF
14 32 (3.81%) LINQ
15 28 (3.34%) MDX
15 28 (3.34%) XSLT
15 28 (3.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 24 (2.86%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.72%) Clustering
3 46 (5.48%) Replication
4 28 (3.34%) NHS
5 22 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.38%) Data Integration
7 17 (2.03%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.91%) Derivative
9 15 (1.79%) Visualisation
10 13 (1.55%) Fixed Income
11 12 (1.43%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.07%) Inversion of Control
13 8 (0.95%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.95%) IVR
14 7 (0.83%) CESG
14 7 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.72%) Hedge funds
15 6 (0.72%) Data Extraction
16 5 (0.60%) User Experience
16 5 (0.60%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 188 (22.41%) Windows
2 111 (13.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (3.34%) Windows XP
4 28 (3.34%) UNIX
5 26 (3.10%) Windows 7
5 26 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (2.03%) Linux
7 14 (1.67%) Windows Vista
8 11 (1.31%) AIX
9 10 (1.19%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.24%) CentOS
11 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.24%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.12%) Solaris
12 1 (0.12%) Android
12 1 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (19.67%) MVC
3 144 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
4 141 (16.81%) ETL
5 93 (11.08%) Scrum
6 91 (10.85%) Migration
7 88 (10.49%) TDD
8 74 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
9 72 (8.58%) OO
10 51 (6.08%) Data Modelling
11 42 (5.01%) Unit Testing
12 39 (4.65%) CRM
12 39 (4.65%) OOP
13 36 (4.29%) Workflow
13 36 (4.29%) Web Development
14 34 (4.05%) Asset Management
14 34 (4.05%) BDD
15 33 (3.93%) User Acceptance Testing
16 31 (3.69%) ITIL
17 28 (3.34%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 578 (68.89%) SQL
2 316 (37.66%) C#
3 264 (31.47%) T-SQL
4 145 (17.28%) JavaScript
5 48 (5.72%) PowerShell
6 46 (5.48%) VBA
7 42 (5.01%) PL/SQL
8 28 (3.34%) VBScript
9 24 (2.86%) VB.NET
9 24 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 21 (2.50%) VB
11 15 (1.79%) C
11 15 (1.79%) Java
12 10 (1.19%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.07%) Korn
14 8 (0.95%) C++
14 8 (0.95%) Perl
15 7 (0.83%) XPath
16 6 (0.72%) XAML
16 6 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (3.93%) Degree
2 32 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (1.79%) MCITP
4 13 (1.55%) MCTS
4 13 (1.55%) MCSE
5 9 (1.07%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.60%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.60%) MCSA
7 4 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (0.48%) CCEA
8 3 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.36%) MCT
8 3 (0.36%) CCNA
8 3 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.24%) MCPD
9 2 (0.24%) VCP5
9 2 (0.24%) CCNP
9 2 (0.24%) MCAD
9 2 (0.24%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.22%) QA
2 10 (1.19%) SLA
3 4 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 67 (7.99%) Active Directory
2 39 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.74%) vSphere
4 20 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 18 (2.15%) Hyper-V
6 17 (2.03%) XenApp
7 10 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (0.95%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.95%) UAG
9 6 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.48%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.24%) vCloud
12 2 (0.24%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.12%) Firmware
13 1 (0.12%) Squid
13 1 (0.12%) Xen
13 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 35 (4.17%) SCCM
2 26 (3.10%) SCOM
3 19 (2.26%) Control-M
4 12 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (1.31%) SCVMM
6 8 (0.95%) Data Guard
6 8 (0.95%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.72%) SCDPM
8 6 (0.72%) EdgeSight
9 5 (0.60%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.24%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.24%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.12%) WSUS
11 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.12%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 353 (42.07%) Microsoft
2 93 (11.08%) Oracle
3 65 (7.75%) VMware
4 29 (3.46%) Citrix
5 27 (3.22%) HP
6 26 (3.10%) SAP
7 24 (2.86%) Cisco
8 22 (2.62%) Business Objects
9 21 (2.50%) Cognos
9 21 (2.50%) Tableau
10 15 (1.79%) Telerik
11 13 (1.55%) Symantec
11 13 (1.55%) Dell
12 12 (1.43%) Bloomberg
13 11 (1.31%) EPiServer
13 11 (1.31%) DevExpress
14 10 (1.19%) EMC
14 10 (1.19%) IBM
15 8 (0.95%) NetApp
15 8 (0.95%) CheckPoint
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networkers Plc
Rate: Up to UKP 425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Energon Technology
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
East London
Truphone
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £32000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago