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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 53 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.59% 1.45% 3.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.62% 6.67% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 7
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £340 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £385 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%
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
151 105 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 23.97% 21.74% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 62 57
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £473 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 16
Average hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% +24.00%
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 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
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 3 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Chelmsford - 4 £350 -
Billericay - 1 £250 -
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 11 (61.11%) SQL
4 9 (50.00%) Finance
4 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (44.44%) T-SQL
5 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
9 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (22.22%) PowerBuilder
9 4 (22.22%) VBA
9 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (22.22%) MDX
9 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (16.67%) Change Management
10 3 (16.67%) VMware
10 3 (16.67%) Clearswift
10 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (16.67%) DTS
10 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 3 (16.67%) IIS
10 3 (16.67%) Windows
10 3 (16.67%) SAN
10 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (16.67%) Cisco
10 3 (16.67%) SMTP

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 3 (16.67%) IIS
1 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (16.67%) SMTP
2 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (5.56%) BGP
4 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
4 1 (5.56%) MGCP
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (16.67%) DTS
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (5.56%) OLAP
9 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
9 1 (5.56%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) DBA
1 6 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 4 (22.22%) PowerBuilder Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Business Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) MDX
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) MVC
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Database Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 8 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 4 (22.22%) VBA
4 1 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) DFS Replication
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Clearswift
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper