The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 43 39 28
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 17 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.48% 3.04% 4.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.89% 13.04% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 19
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£388 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £221 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £405 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -14.28%
SQL Server 2008
East of 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 Essex region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
143 115 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 29.24% 23.28% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 58 51
Average daily rate £425 £373 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% +24.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 28
Average hourly rate £29.25 £25.50 £27.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.10 £25.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £27.45 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Colchester - 4 £403 -
Harlow - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (86.21%) SQL
3 15 (51.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (48.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (44.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (41.38%) .NET
7 11 (37.93%) C#
7 11 (37.93%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (37.93%) TDD
7 11 (37.93%) Finance
7 11 (37.93%) Unit Testing
8 9 (31.03%) Dimensional Modelling
9 8 (27.59%) MVC
9 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
9 8 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (27.59%) HTML
9 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
9 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
10 7 (24.14%) Data Mart
11 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (20.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 6 (20.69%) .NET Framework
11 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (17.24%) Autofac
12 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
12 5 (17.24%) Selenium
12 5 (17.24%) Castle Windsor
12 5 (17.24%) CSS3
12 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (17.24%) NUnit

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.45%) CICS
1 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (51.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (48.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (44.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (24.14%) Data Mart
7 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
9 1 (3.45%) IDMS
9 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (3.45%) Ingres
9 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
1 5 (17.24%) Selenium
1 5 (17.24%) NUnit
2 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) MSTest
3 1 (3.45%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Developer
3 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Business Developer
4 3 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (10.34%) DBA
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.34%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.90%) ETL Developer
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 8 (27.59%) HTML
2 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
3 6 (20.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 6 (20.69%) .NET Framework
4 5 (17.24%) Autofac
4 5 (17.24%) Castle Windsor
4 5 (17.24%) CSS3
4 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (17.24%) CSS
5 4 (13.79%) LINQ to SQL
5 4 (13.79%) WCF
5 4 (13.79%) LINQ
6 3 (10.34%) XML
7 2 (6.90%) Ajax
7 2 (6.90%) WPF
7 2 (6.90%) Silverlight
7 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
1 1 (3.45%) Clustering
1 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.45%) OpenVMS
1 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) TDD
1 11 (37.93%) Unit Testing
2 9 (31.03%) Dimensional Modelling
3 8 (27.59%) MVC
4 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.90%) ETL
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (3.45%) Master Data Management
6 1 (3.45%) Data Transformation
6 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Data Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Data Governance
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (86.21%) SQL
2 11 (37.93%) C#
3 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) XAML
5 1 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle