The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 84 104 88
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 42 25 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.67% 1.02% 1.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.51% 6.27% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 18
Average daily rate
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£313 £354 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £284 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
365 399 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.53% 16.31% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 162 205
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 13
Average hourly rate £100.25 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+228.68% -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Berkshire region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Berkshire region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Reading +19 18 £298 -23.71% 7
Maidenhead -5 1 £280 +1.81% 1
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - - 1
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 63 (61.76%) .NET
3 61 (59.80%) C#
4 48 (47.06%) SQL
5 46 (45.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 44 (43.14%) ASP.NET
7 40 (39.22%) Microsoft
8 36 (35.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 27 (26.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (26.47%) WCF
9 27 (26.47%) Windows
9 27 (26.47%) T-SQL
10 24 (23.53%) MVC
11 23 (22.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 22 (21.57%) XML
12 22 (21.57%) Visual Studio
13 21 (20.59%) JavaScript
14 19 (18.63%) HTML
15 18 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (15.69%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (15.69%) CSS
17 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (13.73%) ASP.NET MVC
18 14 (13.73%) .NET Framework
19 13 (12.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 13 (12.75%) CRM
19 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 16 (15.69%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.84%) IIS
4 4 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.96%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.96%) CMS
7 1 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.98%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (8.82%) MS Office
2 8 (7.84%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.94%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.98%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (10.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.98%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.96%) Office 365
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) SAN
2 4 (3.92%) DNS
3 3 (2.94%) Firewall
4 1 (0.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (45.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 36 (35.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 27 (26.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (22.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (7.84%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (7.84%) QlikView
7 8 (7.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (5.88%) OLAP
9 5 (4.90%) MS Access
10 4 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (3.92%) EDRMS
10 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (3.92%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (2.94%) Cognos Query Studio
11 3 (2.94%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 3 (2.94%) Cognos Report Studio
11 3 (2.94%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 22 (21.57%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.92%) SoapUI
3 4 (3.92%) NUnit
3 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.98%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.98%) Subversion
5 1 (0.98%) JIRA
5 1 (0.98%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.98%) Hudson
General
1 11 (10.78%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Publishing
3 1 (0.98%) Military
3 1 (0.98%) Banking
3 1 (0.98%) Retail
3 1 (0.98%) Legal
3 1 (0.98%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 54 (52.94%) Developer
2 20 (19.61%) .NET Developer
3 15 (14.71%) ASP.NET Developer
4 12 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 12 (11.76%) Consultant
5 10 (9.80%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) CRM Consultant
6 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Consultant
6 8 (7.84%) Technical Leader
6 8 (7.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 8 (7.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 8 (7.84%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 8 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (6.86%) DBA
7 7 (6.86%) Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) SQL Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Administrator
9 5 (4.90%) BizTalk Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (61.76%) .NET
2 44 (43.14%) ASP.NET
3 27 (26.47%) WCF
4 22 (21.57%) XML
5 19 (18.63%) HTML
6 16 (15.69%) CSS
7 14 (13.73%) .NET Framework
7 14 (13.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (12.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (9.80%) jQuery
10 9 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 8 (7.84%) WSDL
12 6 (5.88%) XSD
13 5 (4.90%) Web Services
13 5 (4.90%) Ajax
13 5 (4.90%) MDX
13 5 (4.90%) AppFabric
13 5 (4.90%) CSS3
14 4 (3.92%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) Clustering
2 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.92%) Replication
3 3 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.96%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.96%) Open Source
4 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.98%) Social Media
5 1 (0.98%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.98%) CESG
5 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.47%) Windows
2 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (5.88%) UNIX
5 4 (3.92%) Linux
5 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.53%) MVC
2 18 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (12.75%) CRM
3 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (10.78%) SOA
5 10 (9.80%) Migration
5 10 (9.80%) Scrum
6 9 (8.82%) ETL
6 9 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (7.84%) Workflow
7 8 (7.84%) Validation
7 8 (7.84%) Data Modelling
7 8 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (6.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (6.86%) UML
8 7 (6.86%) OO
9 6 (5.88%) Unit Testing
10 5 (4.90%) TDD
10 5 (4.90%) Software Engineering
10 5 (4.90%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 61 (59.80%) C#
2 48 (47.06%) SQL
3 27 (26.47%) T-SQL
4 21 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.86%) C
6 6 (5.88%) C++
7 5 (4.90%) VBA
8 3 (2.94%) Java
8 3 (2.94%) VB
9 2 (1.96%) VB6
9 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.78%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.84%) MCTS
4 7 (6.86%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.90%) MCSE
6 4 (3.92%) MCSD
6 4 (3.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) SCCM
2 1 (0.98%) SCOM
2 1 (0.98%) Puppet
2 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.88%) Oracle
3 4 (3.92%) Business Objects
3 4 (3.92%) SAP
3 4 (3.92%) VMware
4 3 (2.94%) Cognos
5 2 (1.96%) IBM
6 1 (0.98%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco
6 1 (0.98%) Informatica
6 1 (0.98%) NetApp
6 1 (0.98%) ESRI
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