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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 49 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.87% 2.20% 2.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.32% 9.66% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 12
Average daily rate £389 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.99% -3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £451 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.92%
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
94 145 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.32% 22.83% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 80 67
Average daily rate £390 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £263 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.93 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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
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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 3 £390 +50.00% 3
Watford -2 1 - - 2
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
5 5 (35.71%) MVC
5 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (35.71%) C#
5 5 (35.71%) .NET
5 5 (35.71%) Entity Framework
5 5 (35.71%) jQuery
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
7 3 (21.43%) Clustering
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (21.43%) ETL
7 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (21.43%) Red Gate
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
9 1 (7.14%) Ajax
9 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (7.14%) Cognos Powerplay
5 1 (7.14%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (7.14%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (7.14%) DB2
5 1 (7.14%) MySQL
5 1 (7.14%) OLAP
5 1 (7.14%) QlikView
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Developer
3 3 (21.43%) C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) DBA
3 3 (21.43%) SQL DBA
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (7.14%) ASP Developer
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Cognos Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Tableau Developer
5 1 (7.14%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
1 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
1 5 (35.71%) Entity Framework
1 5 (35.71%) jQuery
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.14%) Ajax
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) Kendo UI
3 1 (7.14%) MDX
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) RIA
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) MVC
2 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (21.43%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) B2B
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) Customer Segmentation
3 1 (7.14%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (7.14%) Logistics
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) Red Gate
2 1 (7.14%) Cognos
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Tableau