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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 83 48 44
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 46 110 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.67% 3.61% 3.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.64% 14.86% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 87 54
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£355 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £30.13 £23.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.97% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £23.00 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.43 £31.40 £26.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.58% +16.66%
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
602 740 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 21.84% 24.31% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 392 247
Average daily rate £400 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 33
Average hourly rate £32.10 £35.20 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% +25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £21.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -5 21 £281 +4.65% 11
Hertfordshire +1 9 £475 +8.57% 5
Essex -19 8 £425 +14.47% 5
Suffolk -19 6 £353 -17.05% 1
Norfolk -3 1 £300 +64.38%
Bedfordshire -4 1 - - 7
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 90 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 52 (57.78%) SQL
3 35 (38.89%) .NET
4 34 (37.78%) Microsoft
5 31 (34.44%) T-SQL
6 29 (32.22%) C#
6 29 (32.22%) Windows
6 29 (32.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (32.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (24.44%) ASP.NET
7 22 (24.44%) MVC
8 21 (23.33%) JavaScript
9 20 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (18.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (16.67%) .NET Framework
12 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (15.56%) HTML
12 14 (15.56%) XML
12 14 (15.56%) HP
13 13 (14.44%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (14.44%) CSS
13 13 (14.44%) Hyper-V
14 12 (13.33%) Visual Studio
14 12 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (12.22%) ITIL
15 11 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (12.22%) LINQ
16 10 (11.11%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 9 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 9 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.78%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (5.56%) CMS
5 4 (4.44%) Apache Solr
5 4 (4.44%) IIS
6 2 (2.22%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.11%) Lync
7 1 (1.11%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Tridion
1 5 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.22%) ResourceLink
2 2 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) Intranet
1 8 (8.89%) Firewall
2 6 (6.67%) Wireless
3 5 (5.56%) SAN
3 5 (5.56%) FTP
4 4 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (3.33%) LAN
5 3 (3.33%) WAN
6 2 (2.22%) Internet
7 1 (1.11%) BGP
7 1 (1.11%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.11%) MGCP
7 1 (1.11%) SMTP
7 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.11%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (1.11%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (32.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 29 (32.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 11 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (8.89%) DTS
8 5 (5.56%) OLAP
8 5 (5.56%) Relational Database
9 4 (4.44%) Oracle Database
10 3 (3.33%) Hadoop
10 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (3.33%) MySQL
10 3 (3.33%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (2.22%) Data Mining
11 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
11 2 (2.22%) Apache Hive
12 1 (1.11%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 12 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 8 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (4.44%) PowerBuilder
4 4 (4.44%) Subversion
4 4 (4.44%) JIRA
4 4 (4.44%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.44%) Moq
4 4 (4.44%) MSBuild
5 3 (3.33%) JUnit
5 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.22%) NUnit
7 1 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.11%) Selenium
7 1 (1.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (6.67%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.22%) Retail
3 2 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (48.89%) Developer
2 20 (22.22%) Analyst
3 17 (18.89%) .NET Developer
4 8 (8.89%) C# Developer
4 8 (8.89%) Software Developer
4 8 (8.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) Architect
6 6 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Applications Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (5.56%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Lead Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Systems Support
8 4 (4.44%) Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) DBA
8 4 (4.44%) PowerBuilder Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (38.89%) .NET
2 22 (24.44%) ASP.NET
3 15 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 15 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (15.56%) XML
4 14 (15.56%) HTML
5 13 (14.44%) CSS
6 11 (12.22%) LINQ
7 10 (11.11%) jQuery
7 10 (11.11%) Entity Framework
7 10 (11.11%) Razor View Engine
8 9 (10.00%) ADO.NET
8 9 (10.00%) Web Services
9 7 (7.78%) WCF
10 6 (6.67%) Ajax
10 6 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (6.67%) CSS3
11 5 (5.56%) HTML5
11 5 (5.56%) WinForms
11 5 (5.56%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.44%) Clustering
4 3 (3.33%) PKI
5 2 (2.22%) iPad
5 2 (2.22%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.22%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.22%) NHS
6 1 (1.11%) User Experience
6 1 (1.11%) RIA
6 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.22%) Windows
2 17 (18.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.89%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.22%) Android
7 1 (1.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.44%) MVC
2 13 (14.44%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (12.22%) ITIL
4 10 (11.11%) ETL
4 10 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 9 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (10.00%) Migration
6 7 (7.78%) Change Control
7 6 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (6.67%) Database Tuning
7 6 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (6.67%) Network Design
7 6 (6.67%) Project Management
7 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.56%) ERP
8 5 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.56%) Resource Management
8 5 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (4.44%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 52 (57.78%) SQL
2 31 (34.44%) T-SQL
3 29 (32.22%) C#
4 21 (23.33%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.00%) Java
6 5 (5.56%) VBScript
6 5 (5.56%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.56%) Groovy
6 5 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.44%) VBA
8 1 (1.11%) Pascal
8 1 (1.11%) VB6
8 1 (1.11%) X++
8 1 (1.11%) VB
8 1 (1.11%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.22%) Degree
2 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) SLA
1 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (14.44%) Hyper-V
2 9 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.11%) XenApp
6 1 (1.11%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) SCOM
2 3 (3.33%) SCCM
2 3 (3.33%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 34 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.56%) HP
3 8 (8.89%) Oracle
4 7 (7.78%) Cisco
5 4 (4.44%) SAP
5 4 (4.44%) Citrix
5 4 (4.44%) VMware
6 3 (3.33%) Nintex
6 3 (3.33%) CA
6 3 (3.33%) JD Edwards
6 3 (3.33%) Metastorm
7 2 (2.22%) BMC
7 2 (2.22%) Remedy
8 1 (1.11%) Clearswift
8 1 (1.11%) Symantec
8 1 (1.11%) NetApp
8 1 (1.11%) Juniper
8 1 (1.11%) Sybase
8 1 (1.11%) Altiris
8 1 (1.11%) Sitecore
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