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 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 109 65 82
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 21 62 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.75% 2.30% 1.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.93% 13.87% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 53 11
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £434 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 12
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.58% +16.66%
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
354 447 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.68% 16.60% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 246 166
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 31
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.67% -53.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £13.00 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £19.00 £45.00
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 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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Reading -27 7 £401 +23.46% 6
Slough -1 4 £413 +8.55% 2
Maidenhead +2 1 £90 - 1
Bracknell -4 1 £350 -6.66%
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 40 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (52.50%) Windows
3 18 (45.00%) SQL
3 18 (45.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (42.50%) .NET
5 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 14 (35.00%) C#
7 13 (32.50%) Visual Studio
8 12 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 12 (30.00%) SharePoint
9 11 (27.50%) HTML
9 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET
9 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (20.00%) VMware
11 8 (20.00%) CSS
11 8 (20.00%) IIS
11 8 (20.00%) vSphere
12 7 (17.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (17.50%) jQuery
12 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (17.50%) MVC
12 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
12 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (15.00%) Linux
13 6 (15.00%) Web Services
13 6 (15.00%) XML
13 6 (15.00%) VBScript
14 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
14 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 12 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (20.00%) IIS
3 7 (17.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 5 (12.50%) CMS
5 4 (10.00%) Lync
6 3 (7.50%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (7.50%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (5.00%) nginx
7 2 (5.00%) Apache
7 2 (5.00%) Sitefinity
8 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) SAN
2 4 (10.00%) VPN
2 4 (10.00%) DNS
2 4 (10.00%) DHCP
2 4 (10.00%) Firewall
3 3 (7.50%) VLAN
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (7.50%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (7.50%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (7.50%) SNMP
3 3 (7.50%) LAN
3 3 (7.50%) WAN
3 3 (7.50%) Intranet
4 1 (2.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (45.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (10.00%) MySQL
6 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (7.50%) PerformancePoint
7 3 (7.50%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (7.50%) OLAP
7 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (5.00%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
9 1 (2.50%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 13 (32.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.50%) Finance
3 4 (10.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Consultant
3 6 (15.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Junior Software Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Business Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) DBA
5 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) .NET
2 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET
2 11 (27.50%) HTML
3 8 (20.00%) CSS
4 7 (17.50%) jQuery
5 6 (15.00%) Web Services
5 6 (15.00%) XML
6 4 (10.00%) WSH
6 4 (10.00%) Ajax
6 4 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (7.50%) WPF
7 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.00%) HTML5
8 2 (5.00%) CSS3
8 2 (5.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (5.00%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (5.00%) MDX
8 2 (5.00%) WCF
8 2 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Clustering
2 4 (10.00%) Credit Risk
3 2 (5.00%) NHS
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Replication
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.00%) Linux
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) CentOS
5 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) MVC
2 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (10.00%) Web Development
4 3 (7.50%) CRM
4 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.00%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.00%) Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.00%) Content Management
6 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.50%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.50%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL
6 1 (2.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 14 (35.00%) C#
3 12 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.00%) VBScript
5 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.50%) VB
7 2 (5.00%) PHP
7 2 (5.00%) C++
7 2 (5.00%) Java
7 2 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.00%) MCTS
2 2 (5.00%) MCSE
2 2 (5.00%) MCSA
3 1 (2.50%) MCITP
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) vSphere
2 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (7.50%) Samba
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.50%) XenApp
5 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.50%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) Plesk
2 2 (5.00%) cPanel
2 2 (5.00%) Webmin
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) VMware
3 4 (10.00%) HP
3 4 (10.00%) Brocade
3 4 (10.00%) ProCurve
3 4 (10.00%) 3PAR
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco
4 3 (7.50%) Sitecore
4 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.00%) Sybase
5 2 (5.00%) Cognos
5 2 (5.00%) Telerik
5 2 (5.00%) Hyperion
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix