The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 44 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.23% 1.05% 1.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.92% 4.88% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate - £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
52 41 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.82% 21.47% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 23
Average daily rate £375 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £230 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £545 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Bedfordshire region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -15 1 - - 3
Bedford - - - - 6
Dunstable - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (68.75%) .NET
3 9 (56.25%) C#
3 9 (56.25%) Web Services
3 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
4 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 7 (43.75%) HP
5 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
7 5 (31.25%) TeamCity
7 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
7 5 (31.25%) RESTful
7 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (31.25%) HTML5
7 5 (31.25%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (31.25%) Node.js
7 5 (31.25%) RavenDB
7 5 (31.25%) CSS3
7 5 (31.25%) Neo4j
7 5 (31.25%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (31.25%) CQRS
7 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (31.25%) TDD
7 5 (31.25%) NUnit
7 5 (31.25%) MVC

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 5 (31.25%) Node.js
2 4 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (25.00%) Papyrus
3 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
2 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (31.25%) RavenDB
3 5 (31.25%) Neo4j
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (31.25%) TeamCity
2 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
2 5 (31.25%) NUnit
3 2 (12.50%) MSTest
General
1 4 (25.00%) Marketing
2 3 (18.75%) Legal
3 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) Web Services
3 5 (31.25%) RESTful
3 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (31.25%) HTML5
3 5 (31.25%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (31.25%) CSS3
3 5 (31.25%) KnockoutJS
3 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 5 (31.25%) HTML
3 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 4 (25.00%) WCF
4 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (12.50%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) CQRS
3 5 (31.25%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
4 4 (25.00%) OO
4 4 (25.00%) SOA
4 4 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 3 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
7 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 1 (6.25%) Data Transformation
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 1 (6.25%) Security Management
7 1 (6.25%) Migration
7 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 2 (12.50%) VBA
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) XenApp
1 3 (18.75%) vSphere
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle