The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 60 55 37
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 12 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.40% 1.60% 3.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.50% 6.52% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 14
Average daily rate
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£306 £250 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £395 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
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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 Bristol region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
218 230 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 25.35% 24.49% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 180 104
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 45 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 35 (77.78%) SQL
3 33 (73.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (48.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (42.22%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (37.78%) T-SQL
7 14 (31.11%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (31.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
9 10 (22.22%) Data Migration
9 10 (22.22%) Migration
9 10 (22.22%) C#
9 10 (22.22%) Oracle
10 9 (20.00%) .NET
10 9 (20.00%) ETL
10 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (17.78%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (15.56%) MySQL
12 7 (15.56%) VB.NET
13 6 (13.33%) HTML
13 6 (13.33%) OLAP
13 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
13 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
13 6 (13.33%) Windows
14 5 (11.11%) Oracle OLAP
14 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (11.11%) OLAP Cube
15 4 (8.89%) Kimball Methodology

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 3 (6.67%) LiveCycle
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.22%) MS Project Server
3 1 (2.22%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.22%) Lync
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Project
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) DHCP
1 1 (2.22%) DNS
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (73.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (48.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (31.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (31.11%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (17.78%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (15.56%) MySQL
8 6 (13.33%) OLAP
9 5 (11.11%) Oracle OLAP
9 5 (11.11%) OLAP Cube
10 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
10 4 (8.89%) MS Access
10 4 (8.89%) DTS
10 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (2.22%) DB2
11 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
11 1 (2.22%) ActiveReports
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.22%) Log4Net
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Advertising
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Developer
2 15 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 11 (24.44%) SQL DBA
3 11 (24.44%) DBA
4 8 (17.78%) Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Administrator
6 4 (8.89%) .NET Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (6.67%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (6.67%) Programmer
8 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.22%) VB Programmer
9 1 (2.22%) AWS Developer
9 1 (2.22%) VB Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.22%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 6 (13.33%) HTML
3 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 4 (8.89%) CSS
5 2 (4.44%) Web Services
5 2 (4.44%) XML
5 2 (4.44%) MDX
5 2 (4.44%) Dojo
5 2 (4.44%) WCF
5 2 (4.44%) RESTful
6 1 (2.22%) HTML5
6 1 (2.22%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.22%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.22%) jQuery
6 1 (2.22%) Ajax
6 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.67%) Open Source
3 2 (4.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) DTV
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (22.22%) Migration
2 10 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 9 (20.00%) ETL
4 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) MVC
5 4 (8.89%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (6.67%) CRM
6 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.67%) Scrum
6 3 (6.67%) TDD
6 3 (6.67%) V-Model
6 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.44%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.22%) Logical Data Model
8 1 (2.22%) Physical Data Model
8 1 (2.22%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 35 (77.78%) SQL
2 17 (37.78%) T-SQL
3 10 (22.22%) C#
4 7 (15.56%) VB.NET
5 4 (8.89%) Java
5 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.44%) VB
7 2 (4.44%) VBA
7 2 (4.44%) VB6
8 1 (2.22%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) MCDBA
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (8.89%) MCITP
2 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) Red Gate
4 3 (6.67%) Adobe
5 1 (2.22%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) Siebel
5 1 (2.22%) Tableau