The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Cheltenham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 18 16 53
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +37
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.31% 1.39% 0.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.00% 9.09% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £325 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
20 11 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 17.24% 15.28% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 25
Average daily rate £440 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.75 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
Gloucestershire

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 18 April 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Network Security
4 4 (44.44%) .NET
4 4 (44.44%) C#
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (33.33%) CSS
5 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (22.22%) LINQ
6 2 (22.22%) jQuery
6 2 (22.22%) Ajax
6 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (22.22%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (22.22%) MVC

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) SMTP
3 1 (11.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (11.11%) OLTP
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) LINQ
3 2 (22.22%) jQuery
3 2 (22.22%) Ajax
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (22.22%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) XSLT
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 1 (11.11%) iPhone
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) TDD
1 2 (22.22%) Scrum
1 2 (22.22%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) XQuery
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) R
3 1 (11.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCDBA
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle