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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 25 11 20
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.29% 8.47% 0.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 13.51% 31.25% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +20.37%
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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 Cheltenham region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
37 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 24.34% 27.12% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 10
Average daily rate £380 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) DHTML
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) XSD
3 4 (66.67%) XSLT
4 3 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (50.00%) IIS
4 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (50.00%) C++
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (50.00%) WCF
4 3 (50.00%) LINQ
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (16.67%) Java
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (50.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior C# Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) DHTML
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) XSD
1 4 (66.67%) XSLT
2 3 (50.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) LINQ
2 3 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) Java