The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 68 39 39
Rank change year-on-year
-29 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 28 68 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.75% 4.24% 3.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.03% 17.94% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 44 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-37.69% -2.98%
SQL Server 2008
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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 East Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
310 379 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 19.35% 23.66% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 195 128
Average daily rate £325 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 43
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
Nottinghamshire -5 10 £325 +18.18% 5
Derbyshire -4 7 £288 -4.16%
Lincolnshire +6 4 £288 -
Leicestershire -3 3 £275 -8.33% 5
Northamptonshire +3 2 £300 +11.62% 4
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 72 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (51.39%) SQL
3 36 (50.00%) .NET
4 35 (48.61%) C#
5 25 (34.72%) ASP.NET
6 23 (31.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (31.94%) WCF
7 21 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (29.17%) HTML
8 19 (26.39%) XML
8 19 (26.39%) JavaScript
9 18 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (23.61%) CSS
10 17 (23.61%) SQL Server 2005
11 16 (22.22%) Web Services
12 15 (20.83%) T-SQL
12 15 (20.83%) Microsoft
12 15 (20.83%) MVC
13 13 (18.06%) jQuery
14 12 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (16.67%) Ajax
14 12 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (15.28%) Windows
16 10 (13.89%) ETL
16 10 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
17 9 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
18 8 (11.11%) VB.NET
18 8 (11.11%) OLAP
18 8 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
18 8 (11.11%) Finance

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 9 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.39%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) VoIP
2 2 (2.78%) Intranet
2 2 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.39%) Firewall
3 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (31.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (23.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (11.11%) OLAP
8 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (2.78%) QlikView
10 1 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (1.39%) ZAP BI
10 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (1.39%) MySQL
10 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.39%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Marketing
3 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Electronics
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Advertising
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 58 (80.56%) Developer
2 17 (23.61%) .NET Developer
3 14 (19.44%) C# Developer
3 14 (19.44%) SQL Developer
4 10 (13.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 10 (13.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
6 8 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (9.72%) BizTalk Developer
8 5 (6.94%) SQL DBA
8 5 (6.94%) SQL Server DBA
8 5 (6.94%) Excel Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) DBA
9 4 (5.56%) Web Developer
10 3 (4.17%) SQL Server BI Developer
10 3 (4.17%) C# Web Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Business Developer
10 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (50.00%) .NET
2 25 (34.72%) ASP.NET
3 23 (31.94%) WCF
4 21 (29.17%) HTML
5 19 (26.39%) XML
6 17 (23.61%) CSS
7 16 (22.22%) Web Services
8 13 (18.06%) jQuery
9 12 (16.67%) Ajax
10 8 (11.11%) HTML5
11 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (9.72%) CSS3
11 7 (9.72%) .NET Framework
12 6 (8.33%) SOAP
12 6 (8.33%) JSON
12 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (6.94%) AppFabric
13 5 (6.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (6.94%) REST
14 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) NHS
2 3 (4.17%) Visualisation
2 3 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.78%) DTV
4 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.28%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
3 3 (4.17%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (20.83%) MVC
3 10 (13.89%) ETL
4 8 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.72%) Data Modelling
5 7 (9.72%) SOA
6 6 (8.33%) Migration
6 6 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 6 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 5 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.56%) Data Analytics
8 4 (5.56%) Analytics
9 2 (2.78%) OOP
9 2 (2.78%) OO
9 2 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (2.78%) Dimensional Modelling
9 2 (2.78%) Logistics
9 2 (2.78%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.39%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 37 (51.39%) SQL
2 35 (48.61%) C#
3 19 (26.39%) JavaScript
4 15 (20.83%) T-SQL
5 8 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 4 (5.56%) VBA
7 2 (2.78%) XAML
8 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) MCSE
2 1 (1.39%) MCSA
2 1 (1.39%) ISEB
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.78%) HP
2 2 (2.78%) SAP
2 2 (2.78%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.39%) VMware
3 1 (1.39%) Telerik
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco
3 1 (1.39%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.39%) Remedy