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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 40 49 55
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 17 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.51% 2.50% 2.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.41% 14.16% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 17
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£350 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £165 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +20.37%
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
137 113 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.21% 17.66% 24.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 67 123
Average daily rate £350 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £20.93 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £280 -
Watford - 3 £450 - 3
Welwyn Garden City 0 1 - -
Hitchin - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Ware - - - - 3
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 30 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (60.00%) Windows
4 17 (56.67%) SQL
5 15 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (43.33%) T-SQL
6 13 (43.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (36.67%) C#
7 11 (36.67%) .NET
7 11 (36.67%) .NET Framework
7 11 (36.67%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 10 (33.33%) Telecoms
9 9 (30.00%) MVC
9 9 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (30.00%) HTML
9 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
9 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
9 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (26.67%) DTS
10 8 (26.67%) XML
11 7 (23.33%) ADO.NET
11 7 (23.33%) Web Services
11 7 (23.33%) Razor View Engine
11 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 6 (20.00%) Database Tuning
12 6 (20.00%) jQuery

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (16.67%) IIS
1 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) DHCP
1 5 (16.67%) FTP
1 5 (16.67%) DNS
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (43.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 9 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (26.67%) DTS
6 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (10.00%) OLAP
8 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
9 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
9 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (3.33%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (3.33%) DB2
10 1 (3.33%) MySQL
10 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) DBA
3 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) SQL DBA
4 4 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) ITSM Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Data Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) .NET
1 11 (36.67%) .NET Framework
2 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 9 (30.00%) HTML
4 8 (26.67%) XML
5 7 (23.33%) ADO.NET
5 7 (23.33%) Web Services
5 7 (23.33%) Razor View Engine
6 6 (20.00%) jQuery
7 5 (16.67%) DHTML
7 5 (16.67%) WinForms
8 4 (13.33%) Ajax
8 4 (13.33%) CSS
8 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (10.00%) HTML5
9 3 (10.00%) CSS3
9 3 (10.00%) LINQ
9 3 (10.00%) MDX
10 2 (6.67%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Clustering
2 5 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 4 (13.33%) Replication
4 2 (6.67%) PKI
4 2 (6.67%) Statistics
4 2 (6.67%) Data Integration
4 2 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.33%) User Experience
5 1 (3.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) AIX
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
5 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (30.00%) MVC
3 6 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (20.00%) Database Tuning
4 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.67%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Change Management
5 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Data Management
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (6.67%) Coaching
6 2 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (6.67%) Analytics
6 2 (6.67%) Data Transformation
6 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.67%) ITSM
6 2 (6.67%) Security Management
6 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) SQL
2 13 (43.33%) T-SQL
3 11 (36.67%) C#
4 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (16.67%) VBScript
5 5 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (6.67%) MCITP
3 2 (6.67%) MCDBA
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 5 (16.67%) vSphere
1 5 (16.67%) vCloud
2 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 5 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) Acronis
3 5 (16.67%) Sophos
3 5 (16.67%) Citrix
3 5 (16.67%) Veritas
3 5 (16.67%) Symantec
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (6.67%) Remedy
5 2 (6.67%) BMC
6 1 (3.33%) SAP
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) Metastorm
6 1 (3.33%) Nintex
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago