The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 112 85 102
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 8 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.31% 1.64% 1.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.14% 11.17% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 8
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£350 £313 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £261 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
SQL Server 2008
South East

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 Berkshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
373 367 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.54% 14.65% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 177 163
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 17
Average hourly rate £21.00 £100.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.05% +228.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £30.45 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £170.05 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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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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
Maidenhead +3 1 £168 -40.17%
Reading -19 1 £220 -26.05% 10
Bracknell - 1 - - 2
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (48.28%) .NET
2 14 (48.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (44.83%) Windows
4 11 (37.93%) C#
4 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
5 10 (34.48%) VMware
5 10 (34.48%) vSphere
6 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (27.59%) IIS
7 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
8 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
8 7 (24.14%) Linux
8 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (20.69%) MVC
9 6 (20.69%) SQL
9 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
9 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (17.24%) MySQL
10 5 (17.24%) HTML
10 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
10 5 (17.24%) HP
10 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
10 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
10 5 (17.24%) VPN

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 8 (27.59%) IIS
2 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (13.79%) Lync
4 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (10.34%) nginx
4 3 (10.34%) Apache
5 1 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (3.45%) CMS
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Pivotal CRM
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) DHCP
1 5 (17.24%) VPN
1 5 (17.24%) DNS
2 4 (13.79%) SAN
2 4 (13.79%) Firewall
3 3 (10.34%) VLAN
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (10.34%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (10.34%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (10.34%) Intranet
3 3 (10.34%) SNMP
3 3 (10.34%) LAN
3 3 (10.34%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (48.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (17.24%) MySQL
6 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
8 1 (3.45%) QlikView
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (3.45%) MS Access
8 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (6.90%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
4 1 (3.45%) WiX
4 1 (3.45%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Legal
2 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) .NET Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Linux Support
4 3 (10.34%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Junior Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Junior
5 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) DBA
5 2 (6.90%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.90%) Junior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) .NET
2 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
3 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
3 5 (17.24%) HTML
4 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 4 (13.79%) Web Services
4 4 (13.79%) XML
5 3 (10.34%) Ajax
5 3 (10.34%) jQuery
6 2 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (6.90%) XSLT
6 2 (6.90%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.90%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.45%) WinForms
7 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Clustering
2 3 (10.34%) Replication
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (24.14%) Linux
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.34%) Ubuntu
6 3 (10.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) MVC
1 6 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) CRM
3 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.90%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (3.45%) Network Management
4 1 (3.45%) High Availability
4 1 (3.45%) Service Management
4 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.45%) SOA
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL
4 1 (3.45%) OO
4 1 (3.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) C#
2 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
2 6 (20.69%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
3 3 (10.34%) VB.NET
3 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.90%) Ruby
4 2 (6.90%) VBScript
4 2 (6.90%) VB
4 2 (6.90%) PHP
4 2 (6.90%) C++
4 2 (6.90%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) MCSE
2 2 (6.90%) MCSA
3 1 (3.45%) MCTS
3 1 (3.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) vSphere
2 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) XenDesktop
3 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
3 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.34%) XenApp
4 3 (10.34%) Samba
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.45%) DFS Replication
5 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) Plesk
2 3 (10.34%) cPanel
2 3 (10.34%) Webmin
3 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) VMware
3 5 (17.24%) HP
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco
4 4 (13.79%) Brocade
4 4 (13.79%) ProCurve
4 4 (13.79%) 3PAR
5 3 (10.34%) SolarWinds
5 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix
6 1 (3.45%) Sitecore