The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank - 29 12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham - 1.31% 6.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 5.56% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.92%
SQL Server 2008
Gloucestershire

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 Cheltenham region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12 36 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 12.63% 23.53% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 26 7
Average daily rate £400 £413 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
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 Cheltenham

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) C#
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) VB
4 3 (50.00%) VB6
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (33.33%) COM
5 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (33.33%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (33.33%) CSS
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) MVC
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (16.67%) WSDL
6 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
6 1 (16.67%) Web Services
6 1 (16.67%) XML
6 1 (16.67%) XSL
6 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET
6 1 (16.67%) IIS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Support
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
1 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (33.33%) COM
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET
5 1 (16.67%) COM+
5 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 1 (16.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) WSDL
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
5 1 (16.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) MVC
1 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 1 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) VB
2 3 (50.00%) VB6
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft