The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 36 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.34% 1.06% 3.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.96% 5.36% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Average daily rate
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£225 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -
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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 Coventry region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
51 56 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 17.41% 19.79% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 21
Average daily rate £340 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.24 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) WPF
3 3 (50.00%) MVVM
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) XAML
5 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (16.67%) ColdFusion
5 1 (16.67%) CA
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) PHP

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 1 (16.67%) ColdFusion
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (16.67%) DB2
4 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (16.67%) MySQL
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ColdFusion Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Server Support
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Database Architect
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) WPF
2 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) MVVM
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) XAML
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) Veeam