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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 56 48 39
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 101 77 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.33% 3.22% 4.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 13.74% 15.34% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 45 94
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% +0.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £175 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% -27.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
735 502 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.24% 20.98% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 305 405
Average daily rate £363 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 53
Average hourly rate £31.00 £26.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £22.50 £17.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £30.40
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +0.32%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 39 £375 +11.11% 1
Hertfordshire -8 19 £400 +77.77% 8
Cambridgeshire -13 15 £325 - 6
Bedfordshire -17 12 £278 -20.71% 15
Norfolk -5 9 £300 -
Essex -11 7 £375 +50.00% 4
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 213 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 109 (51.17%) .NET
3 96 (45.07%) SQL
4 91 (42.72%) C#
5 80 (37.56%) ASP.NET
6 79 (37.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 77 (36.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 64 (30.05%) MVC
9 53 (24.88%) SQL Server 2005
10 44 (20.66%) WCF
10 44 (20.66%) T-SQL
11 42 (19.72%) HTML
12 41 (19.25%) SQL Server 2012
13 39 (18.31%) JavaScript
13 39 (18.31%) Windows
13 39 (18.31%) Microsoft
14 38 (17.84%) ASP.NET MVC
15 35 (16.43%) jQuery
16 33 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
17 30 (14.08%) CSS
17 30 (14.08%) Visual Studio
17 30 (14.08%) XML
18 29 (13.62%) Web Services
19 28 (13.15%) Migration
19 28 (13.15%) .NET Framework
20 26 (12.21%) Finance
21 25 (11.74%) Data Warehouse
22 24 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
23 23 (10.80%) Active Directory
24 22 (10.33%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (8.92%) MS Exchange
1 19 (8.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (6.10%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.69%) IIS
5 5 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.88%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.41%) Apache
7 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.94%) Node.js
8 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.47%) CMS
9 1 (0.47%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.51%) Firewall
2 13 (6.10%) Wireless
3 9 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (2.82%) SAN
5 5 (2.35%) LAN
5 5 (2.35%) WAN
5 5 (2.35%) Internet
6 4 (1.88%) DNS
7 3 (1.41%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.94%) Intranet
8 2 (0.94%) DHCP
9 1 (0.47%) VoIP
9 1 (0.47%) Broadband
9 1 (0.47%) NAS
9 1 (0.47%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 79 (37.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 77 (36.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 53 (24.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 41 (19.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (11.74%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (10.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (5.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 10 (4.69%) MySQL
10 9 (4.23%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (4.23%) Relational Database
11 7 (3.29%) Data Mart
11 7 (3.29%) DB2
11 7 (3.29%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.88%) DTS
12 4 (1.88%) NoSQL
13 3 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (14.08%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.35%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.88%) MyEclipse
5 2 (0.94%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.47%) MSTest
6 1 (0.47%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.47%) NuGet
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (12.21%) Finance
2 5 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.88%) Retail
4 3 (1.41%) Publishing
5 2 (0.94%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
6 1 (0.47%) Electronics
6 1 (0.47%) Automotive
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 132 (61.97%) Developer
2 68 (31.92%) .NET Developer
3 47 (22.07%) C# Developer
3 47 (22.07%) C# .NET Developer
4 29 (13.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 29 (13.62%) ASP.NET Developer
5 27 (12.68%) Analyst
6 24 (11.27%) DBA
7 21 (9.86%) SQL DBA
8 18 (8.45%) SQL Developer
8 18 (8.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 17 (7.98%) Senior Developer
10 15 (7.04%) Senior .NET Developer
11 13 (6.10%) Support Analyst
11 13 (6.10%) SQL Server DBA
12 11 (5.16%) Administrator
13 10 (4.69%) Technical Analyst
13 10 (4.69%) Senior C# Developer
14 7 (3.29%) SQL Server Developer
14 7 (3.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (51.17%) .NET
2 80 (37.56%) ASP.NET
3 44 (20.66%) WCF
4 42 (19.72%) HTML
5 38 (17.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 35 (16.43%) jQuery
7 30 (14.08%) CSS
7 30 (14.08%) XML
8 29 (13.62%) Web Services
9 28 (13.15%) .NET Framework
10 22 (10.33%) Ajax
11 19 (8.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 14 (6.57%) XSLT
13 12 (5.63%) SOAP
13 12 (5.63%) WPF
14 11 (5.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 10 (4.69%) LINQ
16 9 (4.23%) MDX
16 9 (4.23%) Razor View Engine
17 7 (3.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.57%) Data Integration
2 12 (5.63%) Clustering
3 11 (5.16%) N-Tier
4 8 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.88%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.41%) Open Source
6 3 (1.41%) NHS
7 2 (0.94%) W3C
7 2 (0.94%) Replication
7 2 (0.94%) Statistics
7 2 (0.94%) RIA
7 2 (0.94%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.47%) PKI
8 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.31%) Windows
2 21 (9.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (6.57%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.82%) UNIX
6 5 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.94%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.47%) Android
8 1 (0.47%) Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (30.05%) MVC
2 33 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
3 28 (13.15%) Migration
4 24 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (8.45%) ETL
6 15 (7.04%) Test Scripting
6 15 (7.04%) Manual Testing
7 14 (6.57%) TDD
8 13 (6.10%) ITIL
9 12 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (4.69%) Scrum
11 10 (4.69%) Unit Testing
11 10 (4.69%) Web Development
11 10 (4.69%) Change Control
11 10 (4.69%) Data Transformation
12 9 (4.23%) Software Engineering
13 8 (3.76%) Capacity Planning
14 7 (3.29%) OO
14 7 (3.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 96 (45.07%) SQL
2 91 (42.72%) C#
3 44 (20.66%) T-SQL
4 39 (18.31%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.23%) VB.NET
6 7 (3.29%) Java
7 5 (2.35%) VB
8 2 (0.94%) Python
9 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.47%) XAML
9 1 (0.47%) VB6
9 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.47%) C
9 1 (0.47%) VBScript
9 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (2.82%) MCITP
3 5 (2.35%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.88%) MCTS
4 4 (1.88%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.41%) MCSE
6 2 (0.94%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.47%) CCNA
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.45%) QA
2 3 (1.41%) HL7
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (10.80%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.04%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.94%) XenApp
3 2 (0.94%) vSphere
4 1 (0.47%) vCloud
4 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.88%) ARCserve
2 3 (1.41%) Foglight
3 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.47%) SCCM
3 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 39 (18.31%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.51%) HP
3 15 (7.04%) Cisco
4 10 (4.69%) Oracle
5 4 (1.88%) JBoss
5 4 (1.88%) VMware
5 4 (1.88%) Citrix
5 4 (1.88%) CA
6 3 (1.41%) Tableau
7 2 (0.94%) Red Gate
7 2 (0.94%) Sophos
8 1 (0.47%) Teradata
8 1 (0.47%) Mitel
8 1 (0.47%) Altiris
8 1 (0.47%) ProCurve
8 1 (0.47%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.47%) NetApp
8 1 (0.47%) Veritas
8 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.47%) Symantec
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