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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 34 42 19
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -23
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.59% 0.79% 5.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.44% 6.67% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 10
Average daily rate - £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £28.69 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+38.55% -8.19%
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
45 45 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.31% 11.81% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 36
Average daily rate £375 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £267 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £453 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (40.00%) Security Patching
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (40.00%) CSS
5 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (30.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) XenApp
6 3 (30.00%) XenServer
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
6 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (10.00%) OLAP
6 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
1 4 (40.00%) SharePoint Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) ETL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (10.00%) WCF
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Security Patching
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) ETL
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) OOD
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) XenApp
1 3 (30.00%) XenServer
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft