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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 104 76 79
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 19 47 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.72% 1.80% 1.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.28% 9.65% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 11
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£330 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £30.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-5.15% +14.15%
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
360 487 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.71% 18.69% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 262 153
Average daily rate £375 £385 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 6
Average hourly rate £39.50 £19.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.89% -25.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £16.74 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £26.60 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.07% -10.00%

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 26 January 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 26 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
Reading +2 9 £350 -6.66% 6
Maidenhead +7 2 £450 +16.12% 2
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - - 3
Thatcham - - - - 1
Windsor - - - -
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 64 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (50.00%) SQL
3 24 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (34.38%) .NET
4 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
5 21 (32.81%) Windows
5 21 (32.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (31.25%) C#
7 16 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 16 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 16 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 15 (23.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (23.44%) Data Modelling
9 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (18.75%) MS Excel
10 12 (18.75%) HTML
10 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
11 11 (17.19%) JavaScript
11 11 (17.19%) Visual Studio
11 11 (17.19%) CRM
11 11 (17.19%) XML
11 11 (17.19%) SharePoint
12 10 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (15.63%) Migration
13 9 (14.06%) MVC
13 9 (14.06%) Finance
13 9 (14.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (14.06%) CSS
13 9 (14.06%) Dynamics CRM

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 11 (17.19%) SharePoint
2 8 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (10.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (6.25%) CMS
6 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
6 3 (4.69%) LiveCycle
6 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.13%) Sitefinity
7 2 (3.13%) IIS
7 2 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (7.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.56%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.56%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.56%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.56%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.56%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.56%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) SAN
2 3 (4.69%) DHCP
2 3 (4.69%) DNS
3 2 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (1.56%) RTP
4 1 (1.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 21 (32.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 15 (23.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (14.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (12.50%) OLAP
9 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (7.81%) Cognos Query Studio
9 5 (7.81%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 5 (7.81%) Cognos Report Studio
9 5 (7.81%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 5 (7.81%) Cognos Transformer
10 3 (4.69%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (4.69%) PerformancePoint
10 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
10 3 (4.69%) Data Mart
10 3 (4.69%) QlikView
10 3 (4.69%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.56%) LSMW
General
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.25%) Marketing
4 3 (4.69%) Publishing
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (46.88%) Developer
2 13 (20.31%) Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) Consultant
4 7 (10.94%) DBA
4 7 (10.94%) SQL DBA
5 6 (9.38%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.81%) BizTalk Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) CRM Consultant
8 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Cognos Developer
8 3 (4.69%) QlikView Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (34.38%) .NET
2 16 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (18.75%) HTML
4 11 (17.19%) XML
5 9 (14.06%) CSS
5 9 (14.06%) jQuery
6 7 (10.94%) WCF
7 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (7.81%) AppFabric
9 4 (6.25%) WSH
9 4 (6.25%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.69%) X-Windows
11 2 (3.13%) Web Services
11 2 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (3.13%) REST
11 2 (3.13%) CSS3
11 2 (3.13%) WPF
11 2 (3.13%) Ajax
11 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Clustering
1 6 (9.38%) Credit Risk
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.69%) Open Source
3 3 (4.69%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.69%) Replication
4 2 (3.13%) NHS
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.56%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.56%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.81%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.69%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) Data Modelling
2 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (17.19%) CRM
4 10 (15.63%) Migration
4 10 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (14.06%) MVC
6 8 (12.50%) Scrum
6 8 (12.50%) ETL
7 7 (10.94%) SOA
7 7 (10.94%) TDD
7 7 (10.94%) Data Analysis
8 6 (9.38%) Performance Management
8 6 (9.38%) Validation
9 4 (6.25%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
10 3 (4.69%) Mentoring
10 3 (4.69%) V-Model
10 3 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (4.69%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 32 (50.00%) SQL
2 20 (31.25%) C#
3 11 (17.19%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.81%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.25%) VBScript
6 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.69%) Java
7 1 (1.56%) VB
7 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (9.38%) MCTS
4 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.69%) Terminal Services
1 3 (4.69%) DFS Replication
1 3 (4.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) SCCM
1 4 (6.25%) SCOM
2 3 (4.69%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.69%) WSUS
3 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.94%) Oracle
2 7 (10.94%) Cognos
3 3 (4.69%) IBM
3 3 (4.69%) CA
3 3 (4.69%) Symantec
3 3 (4.69%) VMware
3 3 (4.69%) Adobe
3 3 (4.69%) HP
3 3 (4.69%) Dell
3 3 (4.69%) EMC
4 2 (3.13%) Sybase
4 2 (3.13%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.13%) Serena
4 2 (3.13%) Hyperion
4 2 (3.13%) Telerik
4 2 (3.13%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.56%) Informatica
5 1 (1.56%) Teradata