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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 48 45 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 25 28 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.96% 3.22% 4.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.31% 11.97% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 33
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £318 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £490 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.92%
SQL Server 2008
South West

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
221 234 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 26.15% 26.90% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 189 154
Average daily rate £350 £381 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +15.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £500 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £47.50 £35.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.63% +33.99%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 58 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (65.52%) SQL
3 34 (58.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (46.55%) T-SQL
5 25 (43.10%) ETL
6 21 (36.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (34.48%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (27.59%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
8 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (25.86%) .NET
9 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
10 14 (24.14%) C#
10 14 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (22.41%) TDD
11 13 (22.41%) ASP.NET
12 11 (18.97%) MVC
13 10 (17.24%) OO
13 10 (17.24%) WCF
13 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (15.52%) HTML
14 9 (15.52%) Telecoms
14 9 (15.52%) Finance
14 9 (15.52%) Scrum
15 8 (13.79%) Internet
15 8 (13.79%) Web Services
15 8 (13.79%) MSMQ
15 8 (13.79%) OOP

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.72%) IIS
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.72%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (12.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (58.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (36.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (34.48%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
9 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (3.45%) OLAP
10 2 (3.45%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (3.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Cucumber
1 8 (13.79%) Moq
1 8 (13.79%) NUnit
1 8 (13.79%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (13.79%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
1 9 (15.52%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.07%) Electronics
2 7 (12.07%) Manufacturing
2 7 (12.07%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (72.41%) Developer
2 30 (51.72%) SQL Developer
3 12 (20.69%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 12 (20.69%) SQL Server Developer
4 10 (17.24%) T-SQL Developer
5 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 8 (13.79%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (13.79%) AWS Software Engineer
6 8 (13.79%) C# Software Engineer
6 8 (13.79%) E-Commerce Engineer
6 8 (13.79%) Software Engineer
7 7 (12.07%) DBA
7 7 (12.07%) ETL Developer
7 7 (12.07%) SQL BI Developer
7 7 (12.07%) SQL DBA
8 5 (8.62%) Business Developer
8 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
9 4 (6.90%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (5.17%) Oracle DBA
11 2 (3.45%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) .NET
2 13 (22.41%) ASP.NET
3 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (17.24%) WCF
4 9 (15.52%) HTML
5 8 (13.79%) .NET Framework
5 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 8 (13.79%) Entity Framework
5 8 (13.79%) Gherkin
5 8 (13.79%) MSMQ
5 8 (13.79%) RESTful
5 8 (13.79%) Web Services
6 6 (10.34%) NHibernate
7 5 (8.62%) Ajax
7 5 (8.62%) HTML5
7 5 (8.62%) jQuery
8 4 (6.90%) CSS
8 4 (6.90%) XML
9 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Client/Server
2 7 (12.07%) Data Structures
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.45%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.72%) Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Windows
1 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) ETL
2 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.59%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (22.41%) TDD
4 11 (18.97%) MVC
5 10 (17.24%) OO
6 9 (15.52%) Scrum
7 8 (13.79%) Automated Testing
7 8 (13.79%) BDD
7 8 (13.79%) E-Commerce
7 8 (13.79%) Kanban
7 8 (13.79%) OOP
7 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering
8 7 (12.07%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (12.07%) Programme Management
9 6 (10.34%) ETL Development
10 5 (8.62%) Kimball Methodology
10 5 (8.62%) Migration
10 5 (8.62%) Software Delivery
10 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 38 (65.52%) SQL
2 27 (46.55%) T-SQL
3 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
4 14 (24.14%) C#
5 8 (13.79%) Ruby
6 1 (1.72%) Java
6 1 (1.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.72%) Degree
1 1 (1.72%) MCSE
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) DBAmp
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) SAP
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) Altiris
4 1 (1.72%) Citrix
4 1 (1.72%) HP
4 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.72%) Symantec
4 1 (1.72%) VMware