The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 31 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 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 85 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1067 1315 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.16% 2.82% 2.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.13% 12.96% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 866 929
Average daily rate
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£350 £366 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 50
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.20% -19.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.35 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.38 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10534 10143 11098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.31% 21.77% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6633 6322 6680
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 201 278
Average hourly rate £28.99 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.36% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.60 £51.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in England

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the England region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in England

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in England

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the England region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in England

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 31 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
London -31 454 £425 - 146
South East -14 179 £311 -11.07% 79
East of England -6 99 £355 +9.23% 40
South West -1 88 £325 -9.72% 30
North West -10 84 £325 +8.33% 47
Yorkshire +3 63 £305 -3.17% 39
West Midlands -52 40 £315 -4.18% 27
East Midlands -15 36 £275 - 29
North East +1 22 £325 +21.49% 6
Midlands +4 2 £425 -3.40%
SQL Server 2008
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2396 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1344 (56.09%) SQL
3 1106 (46.16%) .NET
4 984 (41.07%) C#
5 809 (33.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 773 (32.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 748 (31.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 717 (29.92%) Microsoft
9 673 (28.09%) ASP.NET
10 626 (26.13%) T-SQL
11 600 (25.04%) SQL Server 2012
12 530 (22.12%) Windows
13 432 (18.03%) MVC
14 425 (17.74%) Finance
15 403 (16.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 402 (16.78%) Business Intelligence
17 390 (16.28%) WCF
18 386 (16.11%) HTML
19 383 (15.98%) JavaScript
20 348 (14.52%) Data Warehouse
21 333 (13.90%) .NET Framework
22 332 (13.86%) CSS
23 331 (13.81%) XML
24 313 (13.06%) Visual Studio
25 308 (12.85%) ETL
26 291 (12.15%) MS Excel
27 284 (11.85%) SharePoint
28 279 (11.64%) Oracle
29 276 (11.52%) jQuery
30 272 (11.35%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 284 (11.85%) SharePoint
2 190 (7.93%) IIS
3 128 (5.34%) SharePoint 2010
4 96 (4.01%) MS Exchange
5 84 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
6 65 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 48 (2.00%) CMS
8 44 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 39 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
10 34 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
11 33 (1.38%) Umbraco
12 31 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
13 25 (1.04%) Node.js
14 19 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (0.46%) Lync
15 11 (0.46%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.46%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 10 (0.42%) SAS
17 6 (0.25%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 291 (12.15%) MS Excel
2 66 (2.75%) MS Office
3 33 (1.38%) InfoPath
4 30 (1.25%) PowerPivot
5 9 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.21%) SPSS
8 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.17%) MS Project
8 4 (0.17%) FastStats
9 3 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.042%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.042%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 63 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.00%) Markit EDM
3 23 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.46%) Google Analytics
6 11 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
7 9 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
8 8 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 8 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (0.25%) ReMetrica
10 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.17%) SunGard GMI
12 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.13%) Academy Housing
12 3 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 67 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (1.04%) Office 365
3 16 (0.67%) PaaS
4 11 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.46%) SaaS
5 7 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.21%) IaaS
8 2 (0.083%) Trello
8 2 (0.083%) Heroku
8 2 (0.083%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 71 (2.96%) SAN
2 69 (2.88%) Firewall
3 45 (1.88%) DNS
4 40 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 33 (1.38%) Internet
6 25 (1.04%) HTTP
6 25 (1.04%) LAN
7 24 (1.00%) WAN
8 21 (0.88%) Network Security
9 20 (0.83%) DHCP
10 18 (0.75%) Wireless
11 16 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (0.63%) NAS
12 15 (0.63%) Intranet
13 14 (0.58%) Extranet
13 14 (0.58%) VoIP
14 13 (0.54%) VPN
15 9 (0.38%) VLAN
16 8 (0.33%) SMTP
17 7 (0.29%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2396 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 809 (33.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 773 (32.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 748 (31.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 600 (25.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 403 (16.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 348 (14.52%) Data Warehouse
8 202 (8.43%) SQL Server 2000
9 157 (6.55%) Oracle Database
10 113 (4.72%) Oracle Database 11g
11 108 (4.51%) Relational Database
12 99 (4.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 90 (3.76%) OLAP
14 85 (3.55%) Oracle Database 10g
15 76 (3.17%) DTS
16 64 (2.67%) QlikView
17 46 (1.92%) MS Access
18 44 (1.84%) RDBMS
19 41 (1.71%) MySQL
20 36 (1.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 313 (13.06%) Visual Studio
2 207 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 60 (2.50%) NUnit
4 52 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 43 (1.79%) Subversion
6 42 (1.75%) TeamCity
7 33 (1.38%) MSTest
8 29 (1.21%) Rhino Mocks
9 26 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 24 (1.00%) Mercurial
11 20 (0.83%) MSBuild
12 17 (0.71%) Moq
13 14 (0.58%) SpecFlow
14 13 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
15 12 (0.50%) JIRA
15 12 (0.50%) Toad
16 11 (0.46%) Selenium
16 11 (0.46%) Kiln
17 10 (0.42%) Jenkins
18 9 (0.38%) Eclipse
General
1 425 (17.74%) Finance
2 164 (6.84%) Banking
3 64 (2.67%) Front Office
4 59 (2.46%) Retail
5 58 (2.42%) Investment Banking
6 57 (2.38%) Marketing
7 40 (1.67%) Back Office
8 38 (1.59%) Telecoms
9 29 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 21 (0.88%) Publishing
10 21 (0.88%) Legal
11 20 (0.83%) Electronics
11 20 (0.83%) Advertising
12 19 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.46%) Billing
14 10 (0.42%) General Ledger
15 9 (0.38%) Automotive
16 8 (0.33%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.25%) Military
17 6 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 1469 (61.31%) Developer
2 507 (21.16%) .NET Developer
3 350 (14.61%) C# Developer
4 342 (14.27%) SQL Developer
5 280 (11.69%) DBA
6 233 (9.72%) SQL DBA
7 227 (9.47%) C# .NET Developer
8 208 (8.68%) Analyst
9 172 (7.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 152 (6.34%) ASP.NET Developer
11 123 (5.13%) Senior Developer
12 114 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
13 112 (4.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 103 (4.30%) Administrator
15 102 (4.26%) Consultant
15 102 (4.26%) SQL Server Developer
16 78 (3.26%) Architect
17 74 (3.09%) Senior .NET Developer
18 52 (2.17%) BizTalk Developer
19 51 (2.13%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1106 (46.16%) .NET
2 673 (28.09%) ASP.NET
3 390 (16.28%) WCF
4 386 (16.11%) HTML
5 333 (13.90%) .NET Framework
6 332 (13.86%) CSS
7 331 (13.81%) XML
8 276 (11.52%) jQuery
9 240 (10.02%) ASP.NET MVC
10 239 (9.97%) Web Services
11 211 (8.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 158 (6.59%) Ajax
13 149 (6.22%) WPF
14 114 (4.76%) LINQ
15 100 (4.17%) HTML5
16 96 (4.01%) MDX
17 90 (3.76%) XSLT
17 90 (3.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 66 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 64 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 147 (6.14%) Clustering
2 98 (4.09%) Replication
3 87 (3.63%) NHS
4 40 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 39 (1.63%) Data Integration
5 39 (1.63%) N-Tier
6 34 (1.42%) Statistics
7 32 (1.34%) Fixed Income
8 24 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (0.96%) Derivative
10 22 (0.92%) Management Information System
10 22 (0.92%) Data Extraction
11 17 (0.71%) Open Source
11 17 (0.71%) Hedge funds
11 17 (0.71%) DTV
12 15 (0.63%) Client/Server
12 15 (0.63%) Mobile App
13 13 (0.54%) Equities
14 12 (0.50%) Visualisation
15 11 (0.46%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 530 (22.12%) Windows
2 272 (11.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 194 (8.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 80 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 72 (3.01%) Windows 7
6 50 (2.09%) Linux
7 48 (2.00%) UNIX
8 29 (1.21%) Windows XP
9 28 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (0.88%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.54%) Solaris
12 11 (0.46%) Windows 2000
13 10 (0.42%) AIX
14 8 (0.33%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.29%) Android
16 6 (0.25%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.21%) HPUX
18 4 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
19 2 (0.083%) Windows CE
19 2 (0.083%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (18.03%) MVC
2 402 (16.78%) Business Intelligence
3 308 (12.85%) ETL
4 245 (10.23%) Migration
5 238 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
6 208 (8.68%) Performance Tuning
7 165 (6.89%) TDD
8 155 (6.47%) OO
9 147 (6.14%) Scrum
10 133 (5.55%) Data Modelling
11 128 (5.34%) Unit Testing
12 107 (4.47%) ITIL
13 101 (4.22%) Web Development
14 98 (4.09%) CRM
15 94 (3.92%) Data Migration
16 91 (3.80%) E-Commerce
17 90 (3.76%) SOA
18 88 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
19 81 (3.38%) Continuous Integration
20 71 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1344 (56.09%) SQL
2 984 (41.07%) C#
3 626 (26.13%) T-SQL
4 383 (15.98%) JavaScript
5 123 (5.13%) VB.NET
6 108 (4.51%) PowerShell
7 89 (3.71%) VBA
8 73 (3.05%) VB
9 63 (2.63%) PL/SQL
10 47 (1.96%) Java
11 43 (1.79%) VBScript
12 33 (1.38%) VB6
13 28 (1.17%) C++
14 23 (0.96%) C
15 17 (0.71%) Python
16 16 (0.67%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.50%) Perl
17 12 (0.50%) XAML
18 10 (0.42%) VC++
19 7 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 123 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 109 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 108 (4.51%) Degree
4 81 (3.38%) SC Cleared
5 53 (2.21%) MCTS
5 53 (2.21%) MCITP
6 41 (1.71%) MCSE
7 23 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 18 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (0.63%) MCDBA
10 14 (0.58%) OCP
10 14 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
11 12 (0.50%) MCSA
12 9 (0.38%) ISEB
12 9 (0.38%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.33%) MCSD
13 8 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.33%) MCP
14 7 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.21%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.21%) QA
2 42 (1.75%) SLA
3 11 (0.46%) HL7
4 9 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.33%) Basel III
5 8 (0.33%) Solvency II
5 8 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.083%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.083%) EMIR
8 2 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.083%) COREP
8 2 (0.083%) FINREP
9 1 (0.042%) WCAG
9 1 (0.042%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 182 (7.60%) Active Directory
2 78 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (2.42%) Oracle RMAN
4 38 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
5 36 (1.50%) Hyper-V
6 34 (1.42%) vSphere
7 33 (1.38%) VMware ESX
8 20 (0.83%) XenApp
9 10 (0.42%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.17%) KVM
11 4 (0.17%) RHEV
12 3 (0.13%) XenServer
12 3 (0.13%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.083%) LiteSpeed
13 2 (0.083%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.083%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.083%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.083%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 50 (2.09%) Data Guard
2 35 (1.46%) SCOM
3 24 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 22 (0.92%) SCCM
5 17 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
6 13 (0.54%) Control-M
7 7 (0.29%) Tivoli
7 7 (0.29%) WSUS
7 7 (0.29%) AppDNA
8 6 (0.25%) Puppet
9 5 (0.21%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.17%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.17%) ARCserve
10 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.13%) Ionix
11 3 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 717 (29.92%) Microsoft
2 279 (11.64%) Oracle
3 130 (5.43%) VMware
4 63 (2.63%) Business Objects
5 60 (2.50%) Citrix
6 52 (2.17%) Cisco
7 45 (1.88%) HP
8 43 (1.79%) SAP
9 31 (1.29%) Informatica
9 31 (1.29%) Tableau
10 29 (1.21%) Red Hat
11 26 (1.09%) Cognos
12 24 (1.00%) Telerik
13 22 (0.92%) Sybase
14 19 (0.79%) EMC
15 18 (0.75%) NetApp
16 14 (0.58%) Google
17 12 (0.50%) DevExpress
18 11 (0.46%) Venda
18 11 (0.46%) EPiServer
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
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