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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 91 55 49
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 50 74 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.76% 3.05% 3.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.98% 13.53% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 51 66
Average daily rate
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£375 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.10 £31.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +22.11%
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
557 547 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.62% 22.56% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 313 388
Average daily rate £398 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.65% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 35 23
Average hourly rate £26.00 £33.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.38% +21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £14.50 £15.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.87 £50.15 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Hertfordshire 0 16 £350 +16.66% 14
Essex -8 14 £375 +26.05% 9
Suffolk -1 6 £389 +3.66% 1
Cambridgeshire -14 6 £394 +16.66% 7
Bedfordshire -25 5 £340 +23.63% 6
Norfolk +1 2 £278 -9.38%
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 119 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 74 (62.18%) SQL
3 57 (47.90%) .NET
4 54 (45.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 52 (43.70%) C#
6 43 (36.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 38 (31.93%) ASP.NET
8 37 (31.09%) Microsoft
9 36 (30.25%) MVC
10 35 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (27.73%) T-SQL
11 33 (27.73%) Windows
12 29 (24.37%) .NET Framework
13 28 (23.53%) HTML
14 27 (22.69%) SQL Server 2005
15 25 (21.01%) JavaScript
15 25 (21.01%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (20.17%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (18.49%) CSS
17 22 (18.49%) ASP.NET MVC
18 21 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 20 (16.81%) Data Warehouse
20 19 (15.97%) Finance
21 18 (15.13%) Unit Testing
21 18 (15.13%) jQuery
21 18 (15.13%) Web Services
21 18 (15.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 17 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
23 16 (13.45%) LINQ
23 16 (13.45%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (9.24%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.72%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (5.04%) IIS
5 6 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (3.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.84%) JBoss
10 1 (0.84%) CICS
Applications
1 11 (9.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.04%) DHCP
1 6 (5.04%) DNS
1 6 (5.04%) Firewall
2 5 (4.20%) FTP
3 4 (3.36%) SAN
3 4 (3.36%) Internet
4 1 (0.84%) LAN
4 1 (0.84%) VoIP
4 1 (0.84%) WAN
4 1 (0.84%) Intranet
4 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (45.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (36.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (22.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 21 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (16.81%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (7.56%) DTS
10 7 (5.88%) Relational Database
10 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database
12 4 (3.36%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (3.36%) OLAP
12 4 (3.36%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (3.36%) MySQL
13 3 (2.52%) Data Mart
13 3 (2.52%) DB2
13 3 (2.52%) Oracle9i Database
14 1 (0.84%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Visual Studio
2 9 (7.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (7.56%) NUnit
3 8 (6.72%) Selenium
3 8 (6.72%) SpecFlow
4 5 (4.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (3.36%) Moq
6 3 (2.52%) JUnit
7 1 (0.84%) NSubstitute
7 1 (0.84%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.84%) MyEclipse
7 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.84%) Subversion
7 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (15.97%) Finance
2 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.20%) Retail
4 3 (2.52%) Banking
5 2 (1.68%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 73 (61.34%) Developer
2 22 (18.49%) .NET Developer
3 19 (15.97%) C# Developer
4 15 (12.61%) DBA
4 15 (12.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 14 (11.76%) SQL Developer
5 14 (11.76%) SQL DBA
6 13 (10.92%) Analyst
7 10 (8.40%) Software Developer
8 7 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (5.04%) Web Developer
9 6 (5.04%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 6 (5.04%) SQL Server DBA
10 5 (4.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (47.90%) .NET
2 38 (31.93%) ASP.NET
3 29 (24.37%) .NET Framework
4 28 (23.53%) HTML
5 22 (18.49%) CSS
5 22 (18.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (15.13%) jQuery
6 18 (15.13%) Web Services
6 18 (15.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 16 (13.45%) LINQ
7 16 (13.45%) WCF
8 13 (10.92%) CSS3
9 10 (8.40%) XML
10 9 (7.56%) LINQ to SQL
10 9 (7.56%) Autofac
11 8 (6.72%) ADO.NET
11 8 (6.72%) Castle Windsor
11 8 (6.72%) Razor View Engine
12 7 (5.88%) Ajax
12 7 (5.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) Clustering
2 8 (6.72%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.04%) Data Integration
5 5 (4.20%) Replication
5 5 (4.20%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.68%) PKI
7 2 (1.68%) Statistics
7 2 (1.68%) User Experience
8 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.84%) RIA
8 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.73%) Windows
2 16 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.20%) Windows 2000
5 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.68%) Linux
6 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.84%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.84%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.84%) UNIX
7 1 (0.84%) AIX
7 1 (0.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.25%) MVC
2 25 (21.01%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (20.17%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (15.13%) Unit Testing
5 16 (13.45%) TDD
6 14 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (10.08%) ETL
8 10 (8.40%) Migration
9 6 (5.04%) Project Management
9 6 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.04%) Data Modelling
9 6 (5.04%) Database Tuning
9 6 (5.04%) Kimball Methodology
10 5 (4.20%) Data Transformation
10 5 (4.20%) Change Management
10 5 (4.20%) Data Management
11 4 (3.36%) CRM
11 4 (3.36%) OO
11 4 (3.36%) E-Commerce
11 4 (3.36%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 74 (62.18%) SQL
2 52 (43.70%) C#
3 33 (27.73%) T-SQL
4 25 (21.01%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.56%) VB.NET
6 6 (5.04%) Java
7 5 (4.20%) Groovy
7 5 (4.20%) VBScript
7 5 (4.20%) VBA
8 4 (3.36%) VB
9 1 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared
1 8 (6.72%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.36%) MCDBA
3 4 (3.36%) MCITP
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (5.88%) vSphere
1 7 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.20%) vCloud
2 5 (4.20%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.52%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.84%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (5.04%) Backup Exec
2 5 (4.20%) NetBackup
2 5 (4.20%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.68%) SCOM
4 1 (0.84%) SCCM
4 1 (0.84%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 37 (31.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.24%) Oracle
3 9 (7.56%) VMware
4 5 (4.20%) Acronis
4 5 (4.20%) Citrix
4 5 (4.20%) Veritas
4 5 (4.20%) Sophos
4 5 (4.20%) Symantec
5 4 (3.36%) HP
6 2 (1.68%) BMC
6 2 (1.68%) Cisco
6 2 (1.68%) Remedy
6 2 (1.68%) SAP
6 2 (1.68%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.84%) Nintex
7 1 (0.84%) ProCurve
7 1 (0.84%) Mitel
7 1 (0.84%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.84%) CA
7 1 (0.84%) Metastorm
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