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 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 45 41 26
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.25% 0.89% 1.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.30% 6.78% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £278 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.58% +16.66%
SQL Server 2008
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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
77 59 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.40% 13.20% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 30 21
Average daily rate £450 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £273 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £425 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.63 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Sybase
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Server Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Development Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Development Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Sybase
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) VMware