The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 East of England 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 49 49 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 108 76 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.43% 3.37% 2.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.25% 16.49% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 57 54
Average daily rate £359 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.58% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
758 461 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.04% 20.47% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 283 380
Average daily rate £375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 35
Average hourly rate £35.20 £29.63 £29.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.81% +1.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 18 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +1 34 £250 -16.66% 7
Essex -4 29 £368 +6.52% 6
Suffolk -7 24 £425 +30.76% 7
Hertfordshire -4 11 £438 +57.65% 8
Norfolk +1 6 £183 -33.63% 2
Bedfordshire -17 1 - - 12
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 184 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 98 (53.26%) .NET
3 84 (45.65%) C#
4 80 (43.48%) SQL
5 72 (39.13%) ASP.NET
6 62 (33.70%) MVC
7 60 (32.61%) Windows
8 58 (31.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 54 (29.35%) HTML
10 51 (27.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 47 (25.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 45 (24.46%) Web Services
13 42 (22.83%) CSS
14 40 (21.74%) JavaScript
15 37 (20.11%) XML
16 36 (19.57%) T-SQL
16 36 (19.57%) Visual Studio
16 36 (19.57%) Microsoft
17 34 (18.48%) .NET Framework
18 33 (17.93%) ASP.NET MVC
19 31 (16.85%) Active Directory
20 30 (16.30%) Windows Server 2003
20 30 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
21 29 (15.76%) SQL Server 2012
22 28 (15.22%) WCF
23 27 (14.67%) HP
24 26 (14.13%) Migration
24 26 (14.13%) jQuery
24 26 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
25 24 (13.04%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 24 (13.04%) MS Exchange
1 24 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 19 (10.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 17 (9.24%) Node.js
4 15 (8.15%) SharePoint
5 14 (7.61%) IIS
6 8 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (3.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.17%) Apache
8 4 (2.17%) Papyrus
9 3 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.63%) CMS
10 2 (1.09%) Lync
11 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (9.78%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.52%) MS Office
3 3 (1.63%) Mingle
4 1 (0.54%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Exstream
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.54%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.89%) SaaS
2 7 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.54%) Trello
4 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.87%) Firewall
2 14 (7.61%) Wireless
3 11 (5.98%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (4.89%) SAN
5 5 (2.72%) DNS
5 5 (2.72%) LAN
5 5 (2.72%) WAN
6 4 (2.17%) Internet
7 3 (1.63%) Intranet
8 2 (1.09%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.09%) DHCP
9 1 (0.54%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.54%) Broadband
9 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 58 (31.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 51 (27.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (25.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (15.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (7.07%) Neo4j
6 13 (7.07%) RavenDB
7 12 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (4.35%) MySQL
10 6 (3.26%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (2.17%) NoSQL
12 4 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (1.63%) Data Mart
13 3 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
14 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
14 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
14 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (19.57%) Visual Studio
2 19 (10.33%) NUnit
3 18 (9.78%) Git (software)
4 13 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (7.07%) TeamCity
5 8 (4.35%) MSTest
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.54%) WebLOAD
7 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (10.87%) Finance
2 11 (5.98%) Marketing
3 7 (3.80%) Legal
4 4 (2.17%) Publishing
5 2 (1.09%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.54%) Retail
6 1 (0.54%) Automotive
6 1 (0.54%) Electronics
6 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (61.96%) Developer
2 50 (27.17%) .NET Developer
3 38 (20.65%) C# Developer
4 31 (16.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (12.50%) Analyst
5 23 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 21 (11.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 20 (10.87%) SQL Developer
7 20 (10.87%) DBA
8 17 (9.24%) SQL DBA
9 13 (7.07%) Technical Analyst
10 11 (5.98%) SQL Server DBA
11 10 (5.43%) Administrator
12 9 (4.89%) Senior Developer
13 7 (3.80%) Support Analyst
14 6 (3.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 6 (3.26%) VB.NET Developer
14 6 (3.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 5 (2.72%) Server Administrator
15 5 (2.72%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (53.26%) .NET
2 72 (39.13%) ASP.NET
3 54 (29.35%) HTML
4 45 (24.46%) Web Services
5 42 (22.83%) CSS
6 37 (20.11%) XML
7 34 (18.48%) .NET Framework
8 33 (17.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (15.22%) WCF
10 26 (14.13%) jQuery
11 21 (11.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 20 (10.87%) Ajax
12 20 (10.87%) SOAP
12 20 (10.87%) XSLT
12 20 (10.87%) CSS3
13 19 (10.33%) RESTful
14 17 (9.24%) HTML5
14 17 (9.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 16 (8.70%) Silverlight
16 14 (7.61%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.33%) N-Tier
2 14 (7.61%) Clustering
3 9 (4.89%) Data Integration
4 6 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.72%) NHS
6 4 (2.17%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.63%) Replication
7 3 (1.63%) Open Source
8 2 (1.09%) W3C
8 2 (1.09%) Statistics
8 2 (1.09%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.09%) EMC Centera
8 2 (1.09%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.09%) Celerra
9 1 (0.54%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.54%) RIA
9 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 60 (32.61%) Windows
2 30 (16.30%) Windows Server 2003
2 30 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 12 (6.52%) Linux
5 8 (4.35%) CentOS
6 3 (1.63%) UNIX
6 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.54%) Android
8 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.54%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (33.70%) MVC
2 26 (14.13%) Migration
2 26 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (13.04%) Unit Testing
4 22 (11.96%) TDD
5 20 (10.87%) ITIL
6 18 (9.78%) ETL
7 13 (7.07%) CQRS
7 13 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (5.98%) OO
10 10 (5.43%) BDD
10 10 (5.43%) Domain-Driven Design
10 10 (5.43%) Scrum
11 9 (4.89%) SOA
12 8 (4.35%) OOA/OOD
13 7 (3.80%) Data Transformation
14 6 (3.26%) Change Control
14 6 (3.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 84 (45.65%) C#
2 80 (43.48%) SQL
3 40 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 36 (19.57%) T-SQL
5 17 (9.24%) VB.NET
6 14 (7.61%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.72%) VBScript
7 5 (2.72%) VB
7 5 (2.72%) Java
8 3 (1.63%) VBA
9 2 (1.09%) Python
9 2 (1.09%) VB6
10 1 (0.54%) Delphi
10 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (3.26%) Degree
2 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.09%) MCSE
3 2 (1.09%) MCTS
3 2 (1.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) MCITP
4 1 (0.54%) MCSD
4 1 (0.54%) CCA
4 1 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.17%) SLA
1 4 (2.17%) QA
2 3 (1.63%) HL7
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (16.85%) Active Directory
2 22 (11.96%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.35%) XenApp
4 5 (2.72%) vSphere
5 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.17%) Foglight
1 4 (2.17%) SCCM
2 3 (1.63%) ARCserve
3 2 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 36 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 27 (14.67%) HP
3 20 (10.87%) Cisco
4 8 (4.35%) Citrix
5 7 (3.80%) VMware
6 6 (3.26%) Oracle
7 3 (1.63%) CA
8 2 (1.09%) Exinda
8 2 (1.09%) Tableau
8 2 (1.09%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.09%) NetApp
8 2 (1.09%) EMC
8 2 (1.09%) Altiris
9 1 (0.54%) Cognos
9 1 (0.54%) SAP
9 1 (0.54%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.54%) Sophos
9 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
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