The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 77 51 54
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 46 77 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.80% 3.35% 3.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.26% 14.39% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 56 55
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £31.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +17.92%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 of England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
497 535 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.44% 23.30% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 326 331
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 18
Average hourly rate £35.18 £33.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £12.50 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire -12 15 £300 +26.31% 14
Hertfordshire +5 14 £350 -3.37% 19
Suffolk -3 7 £318 -15.33% 3
Essex -4 6 £375 +25.00% 3
Norfolk 0 2 £295 -1.66%
Bedfordshire -26 1 £350 - 5
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 101 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 71 (70.30%) SQL
3 46 (45.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (41.58%) .NET
5 39 (38.61%) C#
6 38 (37.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (35.64%) Microsoft
8 33 (32.67%) T-SQL
9 30 (29.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 29 (28.71%) Windows
10 29 (28.71%) MVC
11 28 (27.72%) ASP.NET
12 25 (24.75%) HTML
12 25 (24.75%) SQL Server 2005
12 25 (24.75%) .NET Framework
13 23 (22.77%) JavaScript
14 20 (19.80%) CSS
14 20 (19.80%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (18.81%) SQL Server 2000
15 19 (18.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (16.83%) LINQ
16 17 (16.83%) Unit Testing
16 17 (16.83%) ASP.NET MVC
17 16 (15.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 16 (15.84%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (15.84%) Windows Server 2008
18 15 (14.85%) jQuery
19 14 (13.86%) TDD
19 14 (13.86%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 11 (10.89%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.92%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (4.95%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.96%) IIS
6 4 (3.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.99%) JBoss
9 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.99%) CICS
9 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (8.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.98%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.94%) Intranet
1 6 (5.94%) Firewall
2 5 (4.95%) DHCP
2 5 (4.95%) FTP
2 5 (4.95%) DNS
3 3 (2.97%) SAN
4 2 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.98%) Internet
4 2 (1.98%) Wireless
5 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (45.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (37.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (29.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (24.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (18.81%) SQL Server 2000
6 19 (18.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (15.84%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (7.92%) DTS
9 6 (5.94%) Oracle Database
10 5 (4.95%) Relational Database
10 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (3.96%) OLAP
12 3 (2.97%) Oracle9i Database
13 2 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (1.98%) MySQL
13 2 (1.98%) DB2
14 1 (0.99%) OLAP Cube
14 1 (0.99%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 9 (8.91%) NUnit
2 8 (7.92%) Selenium
2 8 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.92%) SpecFlow
3 7 (6.93%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (3.96%) Moq
6 3 (2.97%) JUnit
7 1 (0.99%) NSubstitute
7 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.99%) Subversion
7 1 (0.99%) MyEclipse
7 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.99%) ReSharper
General
1 14 (13.86%) Finance
2 8 (7.92%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.97%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (57.43%) Developer
2 17 (16.83%) Analyst
3 13 (12.87%) SQL Developer
4 12 (11.88%) .NET Developer
5 11 (10.89%) DBA
5 11 (10.89%) C# Developer
5 11 (10.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 10 (9.90%) SQL DBA
7 9 (8.91%) Software Developer
8 7 (6.93%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (6.93%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.94%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 5 (4.95%) Programmer
10 5 (4.95%) Analyst Programmer
10 5 (4.95%) Web Developer
11 4 (3.96%) SQL Server DBA
11 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.96%) Systems Support Analyst
11 4 (3.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.96%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (41.58%) .NET
2 28 (27.72%) ASP.NET
3 25 (24.75%) HTML
3 25 (24.75%) .NET Framework
4 20 (19.80%) CSS
5 17 (16.83%) LINQ
5 17 (16.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (15.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 15 (14.85%) jQuery
8 13 (12.87%) Web Services
8 13 (12.87%) CSS3
9 12 (11.88%) XML
10 11 (10.89%) WCF
11 9 (8.91%) LINQ to SQL
11 9 (8.91%) Autofac
11 9 (8.91%) ADO.NET
12 8 (7.92%) Razor View Engine
12 8 (7.92%) Castle Windsor
13 6 (5.94%) WinForms
13 6 (5.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (7.92%) Clustering
3 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.95%) Replication
5 4 (3.96%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.98%) Statistics
6 2 (1.98%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.98%) NHS
6 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.99%) PKI
7 1 (0.99%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 29 (28.71%) Windows
2 16 (15.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.96%) Windows 2000
5 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.98%) Linux
7 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.99%) AIX
7 1 (0.99%) Solaris
7 1 (0.99%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.99%) UNIX
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.71%) MVC
2 20 (19.80%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (16.83%) Unit Testing
5 14 (13.86%) TDD
6 12 (11.88%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (10.89%) Migration
8 10 (9.90%) Project Management
8 10 (9.90%) ITIL
9 9 (8.91%) ETL
10 7 (6.93%) PRINCE2
11 6 (5.94%) Data Migration
11 6 (5.94%) Data Modelling
12 5 (4.95%) Kimball Methodology
12 5 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.95%) Data Management
12 5 (4.95%) Database Tuning
13 4 (3.96%) Enterprise Architecture
13 4 (3.96%) Dimensional Modelling
14 3 (2.97%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 71 (70.30%) SQL
2 39 (38.61%) C#
3 33 (32.67%) T-SQL
4 23 (22.77%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.92%) VB.NET
6 7 (6.93%) Java
7 5 (4.95%) VBScript
7 5 (4.95%) VBA
7 5 (4.95%) Groovy
8 2 (1.98%) VB
9 1 (0.99%) VB6
9 1 (0.99%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (6.93%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.96%) MCITP
2 4 (3.96%) MCDBA
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.99%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.94%) vSphere
3 4 (3.96%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.96%) VMware ESX
3 4 (3.96%) vCloud
4 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.96%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.98%) SCOM
4 1 (0.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (35.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.90%) Oracle
3 8 (7.92%) VMware
4 5 (4.95%) HP
5 4 (3.96%) Citrix
5 4 (3.96%) Veritas
5 4 (3.96%) Symantec
5 4 (3.96%) Sophos
5 4 (3.96%) Acronis
6 3 (2.97%) Cisco
7 2 (1.98%) BMC
7 2 (1.98%) Remedy
7 2 (1.98%) SAP
7 2 (1.98%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.99%) Nintex
8 1 (0.99%) Sybase
8 1 (0.99%) Metastorm
8 1 (0.99%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.99%) Mitel
8 1 (0.99%) ProCurve
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