The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 60 50 53
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 9 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.21% 1.05% 1.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.59% 4.86% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
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£463 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.22% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £217 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £393 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- -26.40%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
161 144 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.70% 21.69% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 68 81
Average daily rate £428 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.73% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £22.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -3.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £34.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-16.84% +20.00%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Watford - 7 £475 - 2
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (70.00%) SQL
4 11 (55.00%) MVC
4 11 (55.00%) C#
4 11 (55.00%) HTML
4 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (55.00%) .NET
4 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET
4 11 (55.00%) Windows
4 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 10 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (50.00%) T-SQL
6 9 (45.00%) XML
7 7 (35.00%) ADO.NET
7 7 (35.00%) Razor View Engine
7 7 (35.00%) jQuery
8 6 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
8 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (30.00%) Converged Infrastructure
8 6 (30.00%) Web Services
8 6 (30.00%) CSS
8 6 (30.00%) HP
8 6 (30.00%) DTS
8 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
8 6 (30.00%) Network Design
8 6 (30.00%) Ajax
9 5 (25.00%) WinForms

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) FTP
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (30.00%) DTS
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (10.00%) MySQL
7 2 (10.00%) DB2
7 2 (10.00%) OLAP
7 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Architect
2 6 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Applications Architect
3 5 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 5 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) HTML
1 11 (55.00%) .NET
1 11 (55.00%) ASP.NET
2 10 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 9 (45.00%) XML
4 7 (35.00%) ADO.NET
4 7 (35.00%) Razor View Engine
4 7 (35.00%) jQuery
5 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (30.00%) Web Services
5 6 (30.00%) CSS
5 6 (30.00%) Ajax
6 5 (25.00%) WinForms
6 5 (25.00%) DHTML
6 5 (25.00%) Entity Framework
7 3 (15.00%) SAP PI
7 3 (15.00%) HTML5
7 3 (15.00%) LINQ
7 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (15.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) iPad
2 2 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (10.00%) RIA
3 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Android
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) MVC
2 6 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (30.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 6 (30.00%) Network Design
3 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (25.00%) Database Tuning
3 5 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.00%) Workflow
5 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Change Control
6 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (10.00%) Product Management
6 2 (10.00%) ETL
6 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Use Case
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) C#
2 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (25.00%) VBScript
4 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Metastorm
3 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) Nintex
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle