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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 95 50 41
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 33 92 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.32% 3.48% 3.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.46% 13.86% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 75 57
Average daily rate
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£300 £368 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £235 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-4.39% +16.36%
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
511 664 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.42% 25.09% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 379 285
Average daily rate £388 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.44% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £241 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 23
Average hourly rate £32.10 £35.20 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.98 £24.60 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+10.40% +11.60%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -10 14 £225 -18.18% 7
Suffolk +3 9 £345 -10.96% 2
Hertfordshire -4 7 £351 -12.37% 8
Norfolk -5 1 £355 +94.52% 1
Essex -8 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire -18 1 £350 - 4
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 88 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 62 (70.45%) SQL
3 39 (44.32%) .NET
4 38 (43.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (37.50%) C#
6 31 (35.23%) T-SQL
7 28 (31.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (31.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
9 24 (27.27%) ASP.NET
9 24 (27.27%) MVC
10 22 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 20 (22.73%) Windows
11 20 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
11 20 (22.73%) .NET Framework
12 18 (20.45%) HTML
13 17 (19.32%) CSS
13 17 (19.32%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (17.05%) LINQ
15 15 (17.05%) Unit Testing
15 15 (17.05%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (15.91%) SQL Server 2000
17 13 (14.77%) XML
17 13 (14.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2008
18 12 (13.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 12 (13.64%) ITIL
18 12 (13.64%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 6 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (5.68%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.41%) CMS
4 3 (3.41%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.41%) IIS
5 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.27%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.14%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.14%) JBoss
6 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.41%) Tridion
3 2 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.95%) Intranet
2 5 (5.68%) FTP
3 4 (4.55%) Firewall
4 2 (2.27%) DNS
4 2 (2.27%) DHCP
4 2 (2.27%) Internet
4 2 (2.27%) Wireless
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (43.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (31.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (31.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (19.32%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (15.91%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (14.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (7.95%) DTS
9 5 (5.68%) OLAP
9 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
10 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
10 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (3.41%) Oracle9i Database
12 1 (1.14%) ROLAP
12 1 (1.14%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 1 (1.14%) DB2
12 1 (1.14%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Visual Studio
2 8 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (7.95%) NUnit
4 6 (6.82%) SpecFlow
4 6 (6.82%) Selenium
5 5 (5.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (4.55%) Moq
7 3 (3.41%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.41%) JUnit
8 2 (2.27%) MSBuild
8 2 (2.27%) JIRA
8 2 (2.27%) Subversion
9 1 (1.14%) MyEclipse
9 1 (1.14%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.14%) NSubstitute
General
1 10 (11.36%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.41%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (57.95%) Developer
2 18 (20.45%) Analyst
3 14 (15.91%) .NET Developer
4 12 (13.64%) SQL Developer
5 10 (11.36%) C# Developer
6 8 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 8 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 5 (5.68%) DBA
9 5 (5.68%) Web Developer
10 4 (4.55%) Consultant
10 4 (4.55%) Test Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
10 4 (4.55%) Systems Support
10 4 (4.55%) Programmer
10 4 (4.55%) Lead Developer
10 4 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (44.32%) .NET
2 24 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 20 (22.73%) .NET Framework
4 18 (20.45%) HTML
5 17 (19.32%) CSS
6 15 (17.05%) LINQ
6 15 (17.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (14.77%) XML
8 12 (13.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 12 (13.64%) CSS3
9 11 (12.50%) jQuery
10 9 (10.23%) ADO.NET
10 9 (10.23%) Razor View Engine
11 8 (9.09%) Web Services
11 8 (9.09%) WCF
12 7 (7.95%) Autofac
13 6 (6.82%) WinForms
13 6 (6.82%) LINQ to SQL
13 6 (6.82%) Castle Windsor
14 5 (5.68%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.82%) Clustering
4 4 (4.55%) Replication
5 3 (3.41%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.27%) NHS
6 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.27%) Statistics
7 1 (1.14%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.14%) PKI
7 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.73%) Windows
2 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.27%) Linux
4 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.14%) UNIX
5 1 (1.14%) AIX
5 1 (1.14%) Solaris
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.27%) MVC
2 16 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.05%) Unit Testing
4 12 (13.64%) ITIL
5 11 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (11.36%) ETL
6 10 (11.36%) Migration
7 7 (7.95%) TDD
7 7 (7.95%) Project Management
8 6 (6.82%) Kimball Methodology
8 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2
8 6 (6.82%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.68%) Database Tuning
9 5 (5.68%) Data Migration
10 4 (4.55%) Manual Testing
10 4 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (4.55%) Test Scripting
11 3 (3.41%) Integration Testing
11 3 (3.41%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (70.45%) SQL
2 33 (37.50%) C#
3 31 (35.23%) T-SQL
4 22 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.95%) Java
6 6 (6.82%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.68%) Groovy
7 5 (5.68%) VBA
7 5 (5.68%) VBScript
8 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.14%) VB6
9 1 (1.14%) X++
9 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.27%) MCDBA
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (2.27%) MCITP
4 1 (1.14%) VCP4
4 1 (1.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.27%) vSphere
2 2 (2.27%) vCloud
2 2 (2.27%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
1 2 (2.27%) Backup Exec
1 2 (2.27%) SCOM
2 1 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.95%) Oracle
3 5 (5.68%) VMware
4 3 (3.41%) HP
4 3 (3.41%) Citrix
5 2 (2.27%) SAP
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco
5 2 (2.27%) BMC
5 2 (2.27%) Veritas
5 2 (2.27%) Symantec
5 2 (2.27%) Remedy
5 2 (2.27%) Sophos
5 2 (2.27%) Acronis
6 1 (1.14%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.14%) Metastorm
6 1 (1.14%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.14%) Sybase
6 1 (1.14%) Nintex