The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford 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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 15 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 3.17% 12.31% 6.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.76% 42.11% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
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£368 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.33% -35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.14%
SQL Server 2008
Bedfordshire

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 Bedford region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
17 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 26.98% 29.23% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 8
Average daily rate £313 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £146 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £300 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.05 £30.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -7.12%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Bedford region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WCF

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
1 1 (50.00%) LINQ
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) OOD
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft