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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 42 20 33
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.43% 6.45% 0.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 13.33% 25.71% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 2
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£333 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.90% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%
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 70 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.71% 25.09% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 43 33
Average daily rate £340 £275 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 November 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
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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 - 4 £340 -
Bedford - - - - 5
Dunstable - - - - 1
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
3 6 (46.15%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (38.46%) jQuery
4 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 4 (30.77%) MVC
5 4 (30.77%) CSS
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) OO
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (23.08%) HTML
6 3 (23.08%) IIS
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) Web Development
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (15.38%) WCF
7 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
7 2 (15.38%) Java EE
7 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 3 (23.08%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (15.38%) JBoss
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (15.38%) DB2
6 1 (7.69%) MySQL
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) MyEclipse
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.69%) NUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (7.69%) NSubstitute
3 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.69%) ReSharper
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (7.69%) WPF Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Development
4 1 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) jQuery
3 4 (30.77%) CSS
3 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 2 (15.38%) WCF
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 2 (15.38%) Java EE
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (15.38%) ICEfaces
5 2 (15.38%) JSF
5 2 (15.38%) Ajax
5 2 (15.38%) JSP
5 2 (15.38%) Struts
6 1 (7.69%) MSMQ
6 1 (7.69%) ADO
6 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET
6 1 (7.69%) WinForms
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
1 1 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) OO
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Web Development
4 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 2 (15.38%) RAD
5 1 (7.69%) DSDM
5 1 (7.69%) OOP
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) OOD
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Line Management
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
3 5 (38.46%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) Java
6 1 (7.69%) C
6 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCTS
1 1 (7.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle