The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 58 48 47
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.34% 2.36% 2.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.94% 13.39% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 14
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £375 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-37.69% +18.18%
SQL Server 2008
East of England

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 Cambridgeshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
144 127 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 19.28% 17.64% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 41 52
Average daily rate £350 £323 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.75%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. 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
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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
Peterborough +9 6 £338 +12.50% 1
Cambridge -8 2 £348 -4.13% 1
Huntingdon +1 1 - - 1
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (64.00%) Windows
3 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 10 (40.00%) Cisco
3 10 (40.00%) HP
3 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (36.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (36.00%) Firewall
4 9 (36.00%) Wireless
5 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (32.00%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (32.00%) Change Control
5 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (28.00%) .NET
7 6 (24.00%) C#
7 6 (24.00%) ITIL
7 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (20.00%) jQuery
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (20.00%) CSS
8 5 (20.00%) HTML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) Firewall
1 9 (36.00%) Wireless
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (20.00%) SAN
3 4 (16.00%) LAN
3 4 (16.00%) WAN
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (12.00%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (8.00%) MySQL
8 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 8 (32.00%) Developer
4 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Technical Support
4 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (20.00%) DBA
4 5 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) SQL DBA
5 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
5 4 (16.00%) C# Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (12.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Administrator
8 1 (4.00%) Report Developer
8 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (20.00%) jQuery
3 5 (20.00%) CSS
3 5 (20.00%) HTML
4 4 (16.00%) WCF
5 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (12.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (12.00%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (8.00%) Web Services
6 2 (8.00%) XML
6 2 (8.00%) HTML5
6 2 (8.00%) Kendo UI
6 2 (8.00%) AutoMapper
6 2 (8.00%) CSS3
6 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (8.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Capacity Planning
1 8 (32.00%) Change Control
2 6 (24.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.00%) MVC
3 5 (20.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) Network Management
5 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.00%) CRM
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) ETL
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) C#
3 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.00%) MCDBA
1 2 (8.00%) MCITP
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Hyper-V
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) vSphere
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) ARCserve
2 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Cisco
1 10 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (16.00%) CA
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) Red Gate
5 1 (4.00%) VMware