The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford 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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 23 25 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 2.68% 1.56% 4.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.81% 9.52% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
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£325 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.04 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.14%
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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 Guildford region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
37 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 24.83% 16.41% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 10
Average daily rate £340 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £439 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.04 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.39% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.05 £30.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -7.12%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) C#
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (62.50%) .NET
5 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (50.00%) Web Services
5 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) WCF
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
6 3 (37.50%) XML
6 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (25.00%) Windows
7 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (25.00%) Electronics
7 2 (25.00%) Finance
7 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (25.00%) Scrum
7 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (25.00%) SAP
7 2 (25.00%) DTV
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (25.00%) Marketing
7 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (25.00%) Programme Management

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (12.50%) DTS
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) DBA
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Developer
2 3 (37.50%) SQL DBA
2 3 (37.50%) C# Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) WCF
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (37.50%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) WPF
4 2 (25.00%) LINQ
5 1 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (12.50%) WinForms
5 1 (12.50%) Ajax
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
5 1 (12.50%) DHTML
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Database Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VBScript
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) SAP