The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 47 36 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 5 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.62% 1.37% 6.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.00% 12.82% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 27
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£295 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.33% +19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-36.06% +1.66%
SQL Server 2008
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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 Cambridge region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
100 39 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.62% 10.71% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 14 64
Average daily rate £350 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £316 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (75.00%) MVC
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
5 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
6 2 (25.00%) jQuery
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (25.00%) CSS3
6 2 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (25.00%) Kendo UI
6 2 (25.00%) AutoMapper
6 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (12.50%) Android Development
7 1 (12.50%) HTML5 Canvas
7 1 (12.50%) Red Gate
7 1 (12.50%) HTML5
7 1 (12.50%) MCDBA
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (12.50%) SOAP

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (75.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 6 (75.00%) .NET Developer
2 6 (75.00%) C# Developer
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
1 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) AutoMapper
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (25.00%) CSS3
4 2 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (25.00%) Kendo UI
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (12.50%) HTML5
5 1 (12.50%) WCF
5 1 (12.50%) WPF
5 1 (12.50%) LINQ
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCDBA
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) MCITP
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Red Gate