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 29 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 64 62 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 86 66 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.72% 2.77% 3.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.04% 13.07% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 38 91
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£350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £168 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -27.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-34.42% +1.66%
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
779 505 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.62% 21.21% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 288 383
Average daily rate £363 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 44
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.41 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.44% -16.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.53 £22.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £140.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +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 29 August 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
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 29 August 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
Suffolk +7 24 £375 +5.26%
Hertfordshire -16 18 £400 +50.94% 8
Essex -5 14 £375 +0.67% 3
Cambridgeshire -5 13 £325 -13.33% 3
Norfolk -9 10 £300 +9.09% 1
Bedfordshire -19 7 £314 +39.44% 7
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 188 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 98 (52.13%) .NET
3 91 (48.40%) SQL
4 82 (43.62%) C#
5 76 (40.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 73 (38.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 68 (36.17%) ASP.NET
8 60 (31.91%) MVC
9 41 (21.81%) SQL Server 2005
10 40 (21.28%) T-SQL
11 39 (20.74%) Windows
11 39 (20.74%) WCF
11 39 (20.74%) SQL Server 2012
12 37 (19.68%) ASP.NET MVC
13 35 (18.62%) Microsoft
14 34 (18.09%) HTML
15 33 (17.55%) JavaScript
16 30 (15.96%) jQuery
17 29 (15.43%) User Acceptance Testing
18 28 (14.89%) Finance
18 28 (14.89%) Visual Studio
19 27 (14.36%) Business Intelligence
20 26 (13.83%) Data Warehouse
21 25 (13.30%) CSS
21 25 (13.30%) Web Services
22 24 (12.77%) Migration
22 24 (12.77%) .NET Framework
23 23 (12.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 23 (12.23%) Windows Server 2008
24 22 (11.70%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (11.17%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (5.85%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.72%) IIS
6 5 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (2.13%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.53%) CMS
10 1 (0.53%) CICS
Applications
1 18 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.98%) Firewall
2 12 (6.38%) Wireless
3 8 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (3.72%) SAN
5 6 (3.19%) DNS
6 4 (2.13%) LAN
6 4 (2.13%) WAN
6 4 (2.13%) DHCP
7 3 (1.60%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.60%) Internet
8 1 (0.53%) NAS
8 1 (0.53%) VoIP
8 1 (0.53%) Broadband
8 1 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 76 (40.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 73 (38.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (21.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 39 (20.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (13.83%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (12.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (5.85%) SQL Server 2000
8 11 (5.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (4.26%) Relational Database
10 7 (3.72%) Data Mart
10 7 (3.72%) DB2
11 6 (3.19%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (2.66%) DTS
13 4 (2.13%) MySQL
14 3 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
15 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
16 1 (0.53%) IDMS
16 1 (0.53%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 28 (14.89%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.66%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.13%) MyEclipse
5 2 (1.06%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.53%) NUnit
6 1 (0.53%) Subversion
6 1 (0.53%) Selenium
6 1 (0.53%) MSTest
6 1 (0.53%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.53%) NuGet
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (14.89%) Finance
2 6 (3.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.60%) Retail
4 2 (1.06%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.53%) Marketing
5 1 (0.53%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 121 (64.36%) Developer
2 56 (29.79%) .NET Developer
3 41 (21.81%) C# Developer
4 39 (20.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (13.30%) Analyst
6 23 (12.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 21 (11.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 19 (10.11%) ASP.NET Developer
9 16 (8.51%) Senior Developer
10 15 (7.98%) Senior .NET Developer
11 14 (7.45%) SQL Developer
11 14 (7.45%) SQL DBA
11 14 (7.45%) DBA
12 13 (6.91%) Support Analyst
13 10 (5.32%) Senior C# Developer
14 9 (4.79%) Web Developer
15 8 (4.26%) SQL Server DBA
15 8 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
16 7 (3.72%) Test Analyst
16 7 (3.72%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (52.13%) .NET
2 68 (36.17%) ASP.NET
3 39 (20.74%) WCF
4 37 (19.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 34 (18.09%) HTML
6 30 (15.96%) jQuery
7 25 (13.30%) CSS
7 25 (13.30%) Web Services
8 24 (12.77%) .NET Framework
9 18 (9.57%) XML
9 18 (9.57%) Ajax
10 16 (8.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 12 (6.38%) WPF
12 11 (5.85%) LINQ
12 11 (5.85%) XSLT
13 9 (4.79%) SOAP
13 9 (4.79%) MDX
14 7 (3.72%) Silverlight
15 6 (3.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 5 (2.66%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.38%) Data Integration
2 8 (4.26%) Clustering
3 6 (3.19%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.60%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.06%) NHS
5 2 (1.06%) Replication
6 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.53%) PKI
6 1 (0.53%) RIA
6 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.74%) Windows
2 23 (12.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (6.91%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.66%) UNIX
7 3 (1.60%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.06%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.53%) Android
9 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.53%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (31.91%) MVC
2 29 (15.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (14.36%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (12.77%) Migration
5 20 (10.64%) TDD
6 15 (7.98%) ETL
6 15 (7.98%) Test Scripting
6 15 (7.98%) Manual Testing
7 14 (7.45%) Unit Testing
8 11 (5.85%) ITIL
9 10 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.32%) Web Development
9 10 (5.32%) Data Transformation
10 9 (4.79%) Dimensional Modelling
10 9 (4.79%) Change Control
10 9 (4.79%) Software Engineering
10 9 (4.79%) Project Management
11 8 (4.26%) OO
11 8 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (3.19%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 91 (48.40%) SQL
2 82 (43.62%) C#
3 40 (21.28%) T-SQL
4 33 (17.55%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.32%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.19%) VB
7 5 (2.66%) Java
8 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.53%) C
8 1 (0.53%) VBScript
8 1 (0.53%) XAML
8 1 (0.53%) VB6
8 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.19%) MCITP
3 5 (2.66%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.66%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.13%) MCTS
5 3 (1.60%) MCSE
6 2 (1.06%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.53%) CCNA
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.53%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.04%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) HL7
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (11.70%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.91%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.66%) vSphere
4 3 (1.60%) vCloud
4 3 (1.60%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.13%) ARCserve
1 4 (2.13%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.60%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (18.62%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.98%) HP
3 14 (7.45%) Cisco
4 9 (4.79%) Oracle
5 6 (3.19%) VMware
6 4 (2.13%) JBoss
6 4 (2.13%) Citrix
6 4 (2.13%) CA
7 3 (1.60%) Veritas
7 3 (1.60%) Symantec
7 3 (1.60%) Sophos
7 3 (1.60%) Acronis
7 3 (1.60%) Tableau
8 2 (1.06%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.53%) Teradata
9 1 (0.53%) Mitel
9 1 (0.53%) ProCurve
9 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.53%) NetApp
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