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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 43 48 48
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 14 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.12% 2.55% 2.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.15% 15.24% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 13
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£350 £363 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.37% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £258 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £400 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £31.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +17.92%
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
153 105 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.15% 16.72% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 58 130
Average daily rate £365 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £276 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.93 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -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 27 January 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 27 January 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 - 3
Watford - 1 £450 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 2
Hitchin - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
St Albans - - - - 3
Ware - - - -
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
3 15 (65.22%) SQL
4 14 (60.87%) Windows
5 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (47.83%) T-SQL
7 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (39.13%) C#
8 9 (39.13%) HTML
8 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
8 9 (39.13%) .NET
8 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
8 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
8 9 (39.13%) MVC
8 9 (39.13%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (34.78%) Razor View Engine
9 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
9 8 (34.78%) ADO.NET
9 8 (34.78%) XML
10 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
10 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (26.09%) Web Services
11 6 (26.09%) DTS
11 6 (26.09%) jQuery
11 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
12 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
12 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (17.39%) IIS
1 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
1 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) FTP
2 4 (17.39%) DHCP
2 4 (17.39%) DNS
2 4 (17.39%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (26.09%) DTS
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
9 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
9 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (8.70%) OLAP
9 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (4.35%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Software Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) DBA
4 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) ITSM Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) SQL DBA
5 2 (8.70%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Data Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Senior SQL DBA
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Data Warehouse Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) HTML
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
1 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
1 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
2 8 (34.78%) Razor View Engine
2 8 (34.78%) ADO.NET
2 8 (34.78%) XML
3 6 (26.09%) Web Services
3 6 (26.09%) jQuery
4 5 (21.74%) WinForms
4 5 (21.74%) DHTML
5 4 (17.39%) HTML5
5 4 (17.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (17.39%) CSS3
5 4 (17.39%) CSS
5 4 (17.39%) LINQ
6 3 (13.04%) Ajax
6 3 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (13.04%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
2 4 (17.39%) Replication
3 3 (13.04%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (8.70%) Statistics
5 1 (4.35%) PKI
5 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 2000
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) AIX
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) MVC
1 9 (39.13%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (21.74%) Database Tuning
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) Coaching
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) ITSM
4 2 (8.70%) Security Management
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Use Case
4 2 (8.70%) Data Management
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) T-SQL
3 9 (39.13%) C#
3 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 5 (21.74%) VBScript
4 5 (21.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (8.70%) MCDBA
2 2 (8.70%) MCITP
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) vSphere
1 4 (17.39%) vCloud
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
1 4 (17.39%) VMware ESX
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
1 4 (17.39%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) Acronis
3 4 (17.39%) Symantec
3 4 (17.39%) Sophos
3 4 (17.39%) Veritas
3 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) BMC
4 2 (8.70%) Remedy
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) Metastorm
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Nintex
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