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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 82 57 51
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 64 101 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.06% 3.33% 3.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.13% 13.52% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 80 46
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£338 £356 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £278 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 8
Average hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £22.00 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £37.20 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%
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
701 747 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.52% 24.62% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 459 301
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 30
Average hourly rate £23.50 £31.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.19% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £77.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +22 40 £338 +8.87% 8
Essex -6 10 £338 -10.00% 3
Bedfordshire -5 5 £358 +28.82% 3
Suffolk -20 4 £350 -9.67% 2
Hertfordshire -29 3 £375 -6.25% 7
Norfolk -9 1 £300 -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 104 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (44.23%) SQL
3 34 (32.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (31.73%) Windows
5 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
6 29 (27.88%) .NET
7 26 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (22.12%) C#
10 22 (21.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (21.15%) SQL Server 2005
11 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (20.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (19.23%) JavaScript
13 19 (18.27%) HP
14 18 (17.31%) T-SQL
14 18 (17.31%) MVC
15 17 (16.35%) E-Commerce
15 17 (16.35%) MS Exchange
15 17 (16.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 16 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (15.38%) Active Directory
16 16 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (15.38%) Hadoop
17 15 (14.42%) Hyper-V
17 15 (14.42%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (13.46%) Firewall
18 14 (13.46%) SharePoint
18 14 (13.46%) ASP.NET
18 14 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 17 (16.35%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.46%) SharePoint
2 14 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (10.58%) Apache Pig
5 8 (7.69%) IIS
6 7 (6.73%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (4.81%) CMS
8 4 (3.85%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.96%) Lync
10 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (11.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Tridion
2 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.92%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) IaaS
2 1 (0.96%) Google Drive
2 1 (0.96%) SaaS
2 1 (0.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.46%) Firewall
2 12 (11.54%) SAN
3 9 (8.65%) LAN
3 9 (8.65%) WAN
3 9 (8.65%) Wireless
4 4 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.88%) DNS
5 3 (2.88%) SMTP
5 3 (2.88%) Intranet
5 3 (2.88%) Internet
6 1 (0.96%) BGP
6 1 (0.96%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.96%) MGCP
6 1 (0.96%) DHCP
6 1 (0.96%) FTP
6 1 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.96%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (0.96%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (32.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (21.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (21.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (15.38%) Hadoop
6 11 (10.58%) Apache Hive
6 11 (10.58%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (8.65%) Data Mining
8 8 (7.69%) DTS
9 6 (5.77%) OLAP
10 4 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (3.85%) EDRMS
10 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (3.85%) MySQL
10 4 (3.85%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (16.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 13 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 12 (11.54%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.77%) NUnit
5 5 (4.81%) Subversion
6 4 (3.85%) JIRA
6 4 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (3.85%) PowerBuilder
6 4 (3.85%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.85%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.96%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 13 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Retail
3 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (0.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 44 (42.31%) Developer
2 27 (25.96%) Analyst
3 16 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 12 (11.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 11 (10.58%) SQL DBA
5 11 (10.58%) DBA
6 9 (8.65%) Support Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) Data Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) Hadoop Developer
8 6 (5.77%) WPF Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) SQL Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Web Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Architect
9 5 (4.81%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.81%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.81%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (27.88%) .NET
2 14 (13.46%) ASP.NET
3 12 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (10.58%) Entity Framework
4 11 (10.58%) .NET Framework
5 10 (9.62%) jQuery
5 10 (9.62%) HTML
6 9 (8.65%) CSS
7 8 (7.69%) WCF
8 7 (6.73%) Razor View Engine
9 6 (5.77%) WPF
10 5 (4.81%) MDX
11 3 (2.88%) XML
11 3 (2.88%) Ajax
11 3 (2.88%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 2 (1.92%) Kendo UI
12 2 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) HP Storage
2 6 (5.77%) Clustering
2 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.88%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.92%) PKI
4 2 (1.92%) RIA
4 2 (1.92%) User Experience
4 2 (1.92%) iPad
5 1 (0.96%) NHS
5 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.96%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.96%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 33 (31.73%) Windows
2 21 (20.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (14.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (10.58%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (17.31%) MVC
4 17 (16.35%) E-Commerce
5 12 (11.54%) TDD
5 12 (11.54%) Change Control
6 11 (10.58%) MapReduce
7 10 (9.62%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (9.62%) ETL
8 8 (7.69%) CRM
8 8 (7.69%) Network Management
9 7 (6.73%) Migration
9 7 (6.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (5.77%) Load Testing
10 6 (5.77%) MVVM
10 6 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (4.81%) Converged Infrastructure
11 5 (4.81%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (4.81%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (4.81%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.23%) SQL
2 23 (22.12%) C#
3 20 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 18 (17.31%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.77%) Delphi
5 6 (5.77%) Pascal
5 6 (5.77%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.85%) VBA
7 3 (2.88%) Java
7 3 (2.88%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
8 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.96%) Perl
8 1 (0.96%) Python
8 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (2.88%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.96%) MCSE
3 1 (0.96%) MCSA
3 1 (0.96%) MCDBA
3 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.42%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.73%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (4.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.92%) vSphere
6 2 (1.92%) HDFS
7 1 (0.96%) vCloud
7 1 (0.96%) XenApp
7 1 (0.96%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (7.69%) ARCserve
2 2 (1.92%) SCCM
2 2 (1.92%) SCOM
3 1 (0.96%) Puppet
3 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.96%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.27%) HP
3 12 (11.54%) Cisco
4 10 (9.62%) VMware
5 9 (8.65%) Oracle
6 8 (7.69%) CA
7 7 (6.73%) Citrix
8 4 (3.85%) NetApp
9 3 (2.88%) Clearswift
10 2 (1.92%) Metastorm
10 2 (1.92%) SAP
10 2 (1.92%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.92%) Nintex
11 1 (0.96%) Symantec
11 1 (0.96%) Juniper
11 1 (0.96%) Altiris
11 1 (0.96%) Google
11 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.96%) Riverbed
11 1 (0.96%) Exinda
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
East Anglia
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 9 hours ago
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X4 Group
Rate: £100 - 160 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 14 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £27 - £30 per hour
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