The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 34 37 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 8 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 2.93% 1.47% 7.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.00% 7.02% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 11
Average daily rate
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£320 £263 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.90% -27.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+47.50% -34.42%
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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 Brighton region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
80 57 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 29.30% 20.96% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 19 37
Average daily rate £334 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £415 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £18.68 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -4.61%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) SharePoint
3 9 (64.29%) Finance
4 8 (57.14%) VMware
4 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 8 (57.14%) EMC
4 8 (57.14%) SAN
4 8 (57.14%) IIS
4 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (57.14%) Change Control
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (42.86%) SQL
6 6 (42.86%) T-SQL
7 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (21.43%) ETL
8 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 9 (64.29%) SharePoint
2 8 (57.14%) IIS
3 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
3 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (7.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Cognos Transformer
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (7.14%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (7.14%) OLAP
4 1 (7.14%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) SQL DBA
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) DBA
2 3 (21.43%) Senior DBA
2 3 (21.43%) Senior SQL DBA
2 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technician
3 2 (14.29%) Support Technician
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server BI Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Cognos BI Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Cognos Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) COM+
2 1 (7.14%) MDX
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Change Control
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (21.43%) ETL
2 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
1 6 (42.86%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (14.29%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) EMC
1 8 (57.14%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) LANDesk
3 2 (14.29%) Splunk
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) Cognos