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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 53 57 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -27
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 11 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.28% 1.79% 3.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.21% 6.91% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £305 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £415 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- -26.40%
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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
177 217 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 20.56% 25.96% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 170 66
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £34.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-16.84% +20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (72.97%) SQL
3 26 (70.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (59.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (54.05%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (37.84%) T-SQL
6 14 (37.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (35.14%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
9 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (21.62%) C#
10 7 (18.92%) .NET
10 7 (18.92%) MySQL
10 7 (18.92%) Oracle
10 7 (18.92%) ETL
10 7 (18.92%) Migration
10 7 (18.92%) Data Migration
11 6 (16.22%) Windows
12 5 (13.51%) OLAP
12 5 (13.51%) MVC
12 5 (13.51%) Oracle OLAP
12 5 (13.51%) Kimball Methodology
12 5 (13.51%) OLAP Cube
13 4 (10.81%) MCITP
13 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis
13 4 (10.81%) Red Gate
13 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
13 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
13 4 (10.81%) VB.NET

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.70%) SAS
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) LiveCycle
2 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.70%) Lync
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Project
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) DHCP
1 1 (2.70%) DNS
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (70.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (59.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (37.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (35.14%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (18.92%) MySQL
8 5 (13.51%) OLAP
8 5 (13.51%) Oracle OLAP
8 5 (13.51%) OLAP Cube
9 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (5.41%) QlikView
10 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
11 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
11 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (2.70%) MS Access
11 1 (2.70%) DB2
11 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (2.70%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.70%) Log4Net
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) DBA
2 10 (27.03%) SQL Developer
2 10 (27.03%) SQL DBA
3 6 (16.22%) Administrator
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.11%) Web Services
3 3 (8.11%) XML
3 3 (8.11%) HTML
3 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (8.11%) MDX
4 2 (5.41%) WCF
4 2 (5.41%) Dojo
4 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.41%) RESTful
4 2 (5.41%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.70%) SOAP
5 1 (2.70%) jQuery
5 1 (2.70%) HTML5
5 1 (2.70%) REST
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) NHS
3 2 (5.41%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.70%) DTV
4 1 (2.70%) Replication
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (18.92%) ETL
2 7 (18.92%) Migration
2 7 (18.92%) Data Migration
3 5 (13.51%) MVC
3 5 (13.51%) Kimball Methodology
4 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis
5 3 (8.11%) CRM
5 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.41%) TDD
6 2 (5.41%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.70%) Logical Data Model
7 1 (2.70%) Physical Data Model
7 1 (2.70%) Analytics
7 1 (2.70%) Scrum
7 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) SQL
2 14 (37.84%) T-SQL
3 8 (21.62%) C#
4 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
5 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) Java
7 1 (2.70%) VBA
7 1 (2.70%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) MCITP
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (10.81%) MCDBA
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) Red Gate
4 2 (5.41%) Tableau
5 1 (2.70%) Siebel
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) Adobe