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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 49 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.60% 1.97% 2.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.80% 9.86% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 8
Average daily rate
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£319 £350 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.85% +18.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £33.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-14.99% +20.53%
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
147 142 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.56% 20.00% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 74 108
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.93 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £260 -
Stevenage - 2 £281 -
Watford +12 1 £450 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Ware - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - - 1
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 15 (71.43%) SQL
4 11 (52.38%) T-SQL
4 11 (52.38%) Windows
4 11 (52.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (47.62%) .NET Framework
5 10 (47.62%) MVC
5 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
5 10 (47.62%) C#
5 10 (47.62%) HTML
5 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
5 10 (47.62%) .NET
6 9 (42.86%) ADO.NET
6 9 (42.86%) XML
6 9 (42.86%) Razor View Engine
7 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (38.10%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (33.33%) jQuery
9 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
9 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (28.57%) Web Services
10 5 (23.81%) CSS
10 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
10 5 (23.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (23.81%) DHTML
10 5 (23.81%) VBScript
10 5 (23.81%) VB.NET

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 2 (9.52%) IIS
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) FTP
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) DHCP
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (52.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (23.81%) DTS
5 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
8 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
8 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (9.52%) OLAP
9 1 (4.76%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Software Developer
2 5 (23.81%) .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
3 4 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) DBA
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) ITSM Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Data Warehouse Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Remedy Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Data Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) HTML
1 10 (47.62%) .NET
1 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
1 10 (47.62%) .NET Framework
2 9 (42.86%) ADO.NET
2 9 (42.86%) XML
2 9 (42.86%) Razor View Engine
3 7 (33.33%) jQuery
4 6 (28.57%) Web Services
5 5 (23.81%) DHTML
5 5 (23.81%) WinForms
5 5 (23.81%) CSS
5 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (23.81%) HTML5
5 5 (23.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (23.81%) LINQ
5 5 (23.81%) CSS3
6 4 (19.05%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (19.05%) StructureMap
7 3 (14.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (14.29%) Replication
3 2 (9.52%) Clustering
3 2 (9.52%) Statistics
3 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) MVC
2 8 (38.10%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (23.81%) Database Tuning
4 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Data Management
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.52%) ITSM
5 2 (9.52%) Security Management
5 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Coaching
5 2 (9.52%) Use Case
5 2 (9.52%) Analytics
6 1 (4.76%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) T-SQL
3 10 (47.62%) C#
3 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
4 5 (23.81%) VBScript
4 5 (23.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) MCDBA
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (9.52%) MCITP
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
1 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
1 2 (9.52%) vSphere
1 2 (9.52%) vCloud
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
1 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Acronis
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) BMC
3 2 (9.52%) Veritas
3 2 (9.52%) Symantec
3 2 (9.52%) Remedy
3 2 (9.52%) Sophos
4 1 (4.76%) Metastorm
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Nintex