The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 45 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.25% 4.06% 5.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.72% 29.79% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +18.18%
SQL Server 2008
East of 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 Bedfordshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
58 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.61% 13.62% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 24 25
Average daily rate £420 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

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 2 March 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
Luton -10 1 £350 - 3
Bedford - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - -
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (28.57%) jQuery
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Revenue Management
6 1 (14.29%) Yield Management
6 1 (14.29%) MyEclipse
6 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
6 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (14.29%) ICEfaces
6 1 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (14.29%) BDD
6 1 (14.29%) CSS3
6 1 (14.29%) Autofac
6 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (14.29%) Relational Database

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (14.29%) DB2
5 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 1 (14.29%) NUnit
1 1 (14.29%) ReSharper
1 1 (14.29%) MyEclipse
1 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) NSubstitute
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Server Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) WPF Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) ICEfaces
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) Autofac
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) JSP
2 1 (14.29%) Struts
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) MSMQ
2 1 (14.29%) WinForms
2 1 (14.29%) JSF
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) Java EE
2 1 (14.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Revenue Management
3 1 (14.29%) Yield Management
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) RAD
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 2 (28.57%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Sybase
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft