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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 90 66 63
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 51 83 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.69% 2.68% 3.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.13% 10.75% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 68 43
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £277 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £26.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 - £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+46.83% -35.24%
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
627 772 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.73% 24.96% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 508 299
Average daily rate £350 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 27
Average hourly rate £31.76 £30.00 £27.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.86% +9.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £20.35 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £38.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +1.63%

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 3 September 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
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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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 +2 19 £275 -18.51% 2
Essex -8 10 £340 -9.33% 2
Hertfordshire -4 9 £350 -12.50% 6
Bedfordshire +14 8 £110 -68.57%
Suffolk -12 4 £368 +0.34%
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 112 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 47 (41.96%) SQL
3 36 (32.14%) Windows
4 34 (30.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (28.57%) .NET
6 28 (25.00%) C#
6 28 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 25 (22.32%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (22.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (22.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (21.43%) JavaScript
9 23 (20.54%) MVC
10 21 (18.75%) MS Exchange
10 21 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (16.96%) .NET Framework
11 19 (16.96%) HP
12 18 (16.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (15.18%) E-Commerce
13 17 (15.18%) T-SQL
13 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (15.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 16 (14.29%) SharePoint
14 16 (14.29%) Active Directory
14 16 (14.29%) Hadoop
14 16 (14.29%) Entity Framework
15 15 (13.39%) Hyper-V
15 15 (13.39%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 21 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 16 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 14 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (9.82%) Apache Pig
6 7 (6.25%) IIS
6 7 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.79%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.79%) CMS
9 1 (0.89%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (9.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Tridion
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.79%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.89%) IaaS
2 1 (0.89%) Google Drive
2 1 (0.89%) SaaS
2 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.50%) Firewall
2 12 (10.71%) SAN
3 9 (8.04%) LAN
3 9 (8.04%) WAN
3 9 (8.04%) Wireless
4 4 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.68%) Internet
5 3 (2.68%) SMTP
5 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.68%) DNS
6 2 (1.79%) Intranet
7 1 (0.89%) DHCP
7 1 (0.89%) FTP
7 1 (0.89%) BGP
7 1 (0.89%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.89%) MGCP
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.89%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (0.89%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (30.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (22.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 25 (22.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (16.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (14.29%) Hadoop
7 11 (9.82%) Apache Hive
8 9 (8.04%) Data Mining
9 8 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (7.14%) DTS
10 7 (6.25%) OLAP
11 4 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (3.57%) MySQL
11 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (3.57%) EDRMS
11 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
11 4 (3.57%) OLAP Cube
12 2 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (15.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 12 (10.71%) Git (software)
3 8 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 7 (6.25%) NUnit
5 4 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (3.57%) PowerBuilder
6 3 (2.68%) Subversion
6 3 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.79%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.79%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.79%) JIRA
8 1 (0.89%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (13.39%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Retail
3 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 53 (47.32%) Developer
2 27 (24.11%) Analyst
3 21 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 12 (10.71%) SQL DBA
4 12 (10.71%) DBA
4 12 (10.71%) Support Analyst
4 12 (10.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) SQL Developer
6 7 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) WPF Developer
6 7 (6.25%) Hadoop Developer
7 6 (5.36%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Administrator
8 5 (4.46%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.46%) SQL Server DBA
8 5 (4.46%) Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (3.57%) PowerBuilder Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.57%) .NET
2 19 (16.96%) .NET Framework
3 16 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 15 (13.39%) jQuery
4 15 (13.39%) ASP.NET
5 12 (10.71%) HTML
6 11 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (8.93%) WCF
8 7 (6.25%) WPF
8 7 (6.25%) CSS
8 7 (6.25%) Razor View Engine
9 5 (4.46%) MDX
10 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (2.68%) XML
11 3 (2.68%) Ajax
12 2 (1.79%) SOAP
12 2 (1.79%) Web Services
12 2 (1.79%) JSON
12 2 (1.79%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) HP Storage
2 6 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.46%) Clustering
4 3 (2.68%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.79%) PKI
5 2 (1.79%) RIA
5 2 (1.79%) User Experience
5 2 (1.79%) NHS
5 2 (1.79%) iPad
6 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.89%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.89%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 36 (32.14%) Windows
2 21 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (13.39%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.32%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (20.54%) MVC
3 21 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (15.18%) E-Commerce
5 13 (11.61%) TDD
6 12 (10.71%) Change Control
7 11 (9.82%) MapReduce
7 11 (9.82%) ETL
8 10 (8.93%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (7.14%) Network Management
9 8 (7.14%) CRM
9 8 (7.14%) Migration
10 7 (6.25%) MVVM
10 7 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (5.36%) Load Testing
12 5 (4.46%) Risk Analysis
12 5 (4.46%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.46%) Network Design
12 5 (4.46%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 47 (41.96%) SQL
2 28 (25.00%) C#
3 24 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 17 (15.18%) T-SQL
5 7 (6.25%) Delphi
5 7 (6.25%) Pascal
6 5 (4.46%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.57%) VBA
8 3 (2.68%) Java
8 3 (2.68%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
9 1 (0.89%) C
9 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.89%) Perl
9 1 (0.89%) Python
9 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (3.57%) Degree
2 3 (2.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) VCAP
4 1 (0.89%) MCSE
4 1 (0.89%) MCSA
4 1 (0.89%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) QA
System Software
1 16 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.39%) Hyper-V
3 9 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.46%) XenApp
6 4 (3.57%) XenServer
6 4 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.79%) vSphere
7 2 (1.79%) HDFS
8 1 (0.89%) vCloud
8 1 (0.89%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) ARCserve
2 2 (1.79%) SCCM
2 2 (1.79%) SCOM
3 1 (0.89%) Puppet
3 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.89%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.96%) HP
3 13 (11.61%) VMware
4 12 (10.71%) Cisco
5 9 (8.04%) Oracle
6 8 (7.14%) CA
7 7 (6.25%) Citrix
8 4 (3.57%) NetApp
9 3 (2.68%) Clearswift
10 2 (1.79%) Metastorm
10 2 (1.79%) SAP
10 2 (1.79%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.79%) Nintex
11 1 (0.89%) Symantec
11 1 (0.89%) Juniper
11 1 (0.89%) Altiris
11 1 (0.89%) Google
11 1 (0.89%) Riverbed
11 1 (0.89%) Exinda
11 1 (0.89%) Rackspace