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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 45 22 17
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.26% 5.47% 5.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.70% 28.30% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 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 £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £31.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +22.77%
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
37 53 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.54% 19.34% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 23
Average daily rate £425 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
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 £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 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 -16 1 £350 - 1
Bedford - - - - 2
Dunstable - - - -
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 3 (37.50%) C#
5 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (25.00%) Web Development
6 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (25.00%) MVC
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (25.00%) HTML
6 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) OO
6 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (25.00%) jQuery
6 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (12.50%) ICEfaces
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) NSubstitute
2 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) MyEclipse
2 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (12.50%) ReSharper
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) WPF Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Server Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) ICEfaces
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (12.50%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (12.50%) CSS3
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (12.50%) Autofac
3 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (12.50%) MSMQ
3 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) JSP
3 1 (12.50%) Struts
3 1 (12.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Web Development
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) OOD
3 1 (12.50%) RAD
3 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Revenue Management
3 1 (12.50%) Yield Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (37.50%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase