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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 84 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 69 77 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.24% 3.24% 3.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.27% 14.37% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 49 90
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£375 £323 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £212 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Average hourly rate - £46.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.14%
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
744 536 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.18% 22.53% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 299 356
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 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 44
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.14 £18.10 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.94 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.09 £30.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+6.96% -5.51%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Essex -6 17 £388 +3.33% 3
Suffolk +8 14 £400 +6.66% 4
Hertfordshire -25 14 £400 +45.45% 1
Cambridgeshire -3 11 £325 - 5
Bedfordshire -23 5 £350 +55.55% 8
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 183 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 95 (51.91%) .NET
3 88 (48.09%) SQL
4 81 (44.26%) C#
5 74 (40.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 72 (39.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 65 (35.52%) ASP.NET
8 59 (32.24%) MVC
9 40 (21.86%) Windows
10 39 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 38 (20.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 38 (20.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 38 (20.77%) T-SQL
12 35 (19.13%) Microsoft
12 35 (19.13%) WCF
13 33 (18.03%) HTML
14 30 (16.39%) JavaScript
15 29 (15.85%) jQuery
15 29 (15.85%) Finance
16 27 (14.75%) .NET Framework
16 27 (14.75%) CSS
16 27 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (13.66%) Data Warehouse
17 25 (13.66%) User Acceptance Testing
17 25 (13.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 24 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
18 24 (13.11%) Visual Studio
19 23 (12.57%) Web Services
19 23 (12.57%) Migration
20 22 (12.02%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 22 (12.02%) MS Exchange
2 21 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (5.46%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.92%) IIS
6 7 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (2.19%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.55%) CMS
10 1 (0.55%) CICS
Applications
1 16 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.74%) Firewall
2 11 (6.01%) Wireless
3 8 (4.37%) DNS
4 7 (3.83%) SAN
4 7 (3.83%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (3.28%) DHCP
6 5 (2.73%) Internet
7 4 (2.19%) LAN
7 4 (2.19%) WAN
8 3 (1.64%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.55%) Intranet
9 1 (0.55%) Broadband
9 1 (0.55%) VoIP
9 1 (0.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 74 (40.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 72 (39.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (20.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 38 (20.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (13.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 25 (13.66%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (8.20%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (7.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 8 (4.37%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.83%) Data Mart
9 7 (3.83%) DB2
10 6 (3.28%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (2.73%) DTS
12 4 (2.19%) MySQL
13 3 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.55%) IDMS
15 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
15 1 (0.55%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 24 (13.11%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.73%) Selenium
3 5 (2.73%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.73%) NUnit
3 5 (2.73%) SpecFlow
4 4 (2.19%) MyEclipse
5 2 (1.09%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.55%) MSTest
6 1 (0.55%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.55%) Subversion
6 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.55%) NuGet
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 29 (15.85%) Finance
2 8 (4.37%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (0.55%) Marketing
4 1 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 117 (63.93%) Developer
2 52 (28.42%) .NET Developer
3 39 (21.31%) C# Developer
4 36 (19.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (12.57%) Analyst
6 21 (11.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 20 (10.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 17 (9.29%) Senior Developer
8 17 (9.29%) ASP.NET Developer
9 15 (8.20%) SQL DBA
9 15 (8.20%) Senior .NET Developer
9 15 (8.20%) DBA
10 14 (7.65%) SQL Developer
11 11 (6.01%) Support Analyst
11 11 (6.01%) Web Developer
12 10 (5.46%) Senior C# Developer
13 7 (3.83%) SQL Server Developer
13 7 (3.83%) SQL Server DBA
13 7 (3.83%) Technical Analyst
13 7 (3.83%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (51.91%) .NET
2 65 (35.52%) ASP.NET
3 39 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
4 35 (19.13%) WCF
5 33 (18.03%) HTML
6 29 (15.85%) jQuery
7 27 (14.75%) .NET Framework
7 27 (14.75%) CSS
8 23 (12.57%) Web Services
9 19 (10.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 14 (7.65%) Ajax
11 12 (6.56%) XML
12 11 (6.01%) LINQ
13 9 (4.92%) WPF
13 9 (4.92%) MDX
14 8 (4.37%) XSLT
14 8 (4.37%) CSS3
15 6 (3.28%) SOAP
16 5 (2.73%) Silverlight
16 5 (2.73%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.56%) Data Integration
2 10 (5.46%) Clustering
3 5 (2.73%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.64%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.09%) NHS
6 2 (1.09%) Replication
6 2 (1.09%) User Experience
6 2 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.55%) PKI
7 1 (0.55%) RIA
7 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.86%) Windows
2 24 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (7.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (6.56%) Windows 7
5 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.73%) UNIX
6 5 (2.73%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.55%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (32.24%) MVC
2 27 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (13.66%) User Acceptance Testing
4 23 (12.57%) Migration
5 21 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (10.93%) TDD
7 15 (8.20%) Unit Testing
8 14 (7.65%) ETL
9 13 (7.10%) Test Scripting
9 13 (7.10%) Manual Testing
10 10 (5.46%) Data Transformation
10 10 (5.46%) Project Management
10 10 (5.46%) ITIL
10 10 (5.46%) Web Development
11 9 (4.92%) Software Engineering
11 9 (4.92%) Dimensional Modelling
11 9 (4.92%) Change Control
12 8 (4.37%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (3.83%) OO
Programming Languages
1 88 (48.09%) SQL
2 81 (44.26%) C#
3 38 (20.77%) T-SQL
4 30 (16.39%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.01%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.28%) VB
7 5 (2.73%) Java
8 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.55%) XAML
8 1 (0.55%) VB6
8 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.83%) SC Cleared
2 7 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.28%) MCITP
4 4 (2.19%) MCTS
5 3 (1.64%) MCSE
6 2 (1.09%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.55%) CCNA
7 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.74%) QA
2 3 (1.64%) HL7
3 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (12.02%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.56%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.83%) vSphere
4 5 (2.73%) vCloud
4 5 (2.73%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (3.28%) Backup Exec
2 5 (2.73%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (2.73%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.19%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 35 (19.13%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.65%) HP
3 13 (7.10%) Cisco
4 7 (3.83%) VMware
4 7 (3.83%) Oracle
5 5 (2.73%) Veritas
5 5 (2.73%) Citrix
5 5 (2.73%) Symantec
5 5 (2.73%) Sophos
5 5 (2.73%) Acronis
6 4 (2.19%) CA
6 4 (2.19%) JBoss
7 3 (1.64%) Tableau
8 2 (1.09%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.55%) Teradata
9 1 (0.55%) Mitel
9 1 (0.55%) ProCurve
9 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
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