The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 72 81 48
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -33
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 8 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.51% 0.68% 2.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.85% 3.49% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 13
Average daily rate £425 £419 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.43% +19.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.19%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
270 229 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 27.81% 19.51% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 120 111
Average daily rate £390 £365 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +14.28%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Milton Keynes +6 5 £425 - 1
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (71.43%) C#
2 15 (71.43%) .NET
3 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 11 (52.38%) .NET Framework
4 10 (47.62%) WCF
4 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
6 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (33.33%) MVC
6 7 (33.33%) Entity Framework
7 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (28.57%) TDD
7 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
8 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
8 5 (23.81%) SOAP
8 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (23.81%) BDD
9 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (19.05%) WPF
9 4 (19.05%) Web Services
9 4 (19.05%) XML
9 4 (19.05%) Windows
9 4 (19.05%) Finance
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (14.29%) Scrum
10 3 (14.29%) LINQ
10 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (9.52%) Apache
1 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (9.52%) IIS
1 2 (9.52%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.52%) Power BI
4 2 (9.52%) QlikView
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (9.52%) Star Schema
5 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) Fiddler
2 2 (9.52%) NMock
2 2 (9.52%) NUnit
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (28.57%) C# Developer
4 4 (19.05%) C# WPF Developer
4 4 (19.05%) WPF Developer
5 3 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) DBA
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 3 (14.29%) SQL DBA
5 3 (14.29%) Web Developer
6 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Lead Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior WPF Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Lead .NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) .NET
2 11 (52.38%) .NET Framework
3 10 (47.62%) WCF
4 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 7 (33.33%) Entity Framework
6 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (23.81%) SOAP
8 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (19.05%) Web Services
8 4 (19.05%) WPF
8 4 (19.05%) XML
9 3 (14.29%) LINQ
10 2 (9.52%) EDI
10 2 (9.52%) HTML
10 2 (9.52%) jQuery
10 2 (9.52%) MSMQ
10 2 (9.52%) XSD
10 2 (9.52%) XSLT
11 1 (4.76%) Ajax
11 1 (4.76%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) MVC
3 6 (28.57%) TDD
4 5 (23.81%) BDD
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
6 2 (9.52%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (9.52%) MVVM
6 2 (9.52%) OO
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (9.52%) SOA
6 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.76%) CRM
7 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.76%) ITSM
7 1 (4.76%) SDLC
7 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) C#
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
5 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.76%) Bourne shell
6 1 (4.76%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) MCITP
2 2 (9.52%) MCSA
2 2 (9.52%) MCSE
2 2 (9.52%) MCT
2 2 (9.52%) MCTS
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) OVSD
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Tableau
3 1 (4.76%) BT
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) webMethods