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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 53 37 52
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 18 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.27% 3.63% 2.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.59% 13.87% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £265 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -16.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £139 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-34.42% +1.66%
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
237 137 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 29.85% 26.20% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 84 142
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £46.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.52% +31.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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
Welwyn Garden City - 6 £413 -
Hemel Hempstead -6 3 - -
Watford -10 1 - - 1
Berkhamsted - - - - 2
Borehamwood - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - - 2
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (44.00%) .NET
2 11 (44.00%) C#
3 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 10 (40.00%) Windows
4 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (28.00%) T-SQL
6 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (24.00%) HTML
7 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
8 5 (20.00%) Migration
8 5 (20.00%) MVC
8 5 (20.00%) Ajax
8 5 (20.00%) Web Development
8 5 (20.00%) Web Services
9 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (16.00%) IIS
9 4 (16.00%) DTS
9 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
9 4 (16.00%) DNS
9 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
9 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (16.00%) IIS
1 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) DNS
2 3 (12.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) Intranet
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (16.00%) DTS
7 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (12.00%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (8.00%) DB2
8 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (4.00%) DataStage
9 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (4.00%) OLAP
9 1 (4.00%) MySQL
9 1 (4.00%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 5 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 5 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Web Developer
3 4 (16.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (12.00%) SQL DBA
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) DBA
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) .NET
2 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (24.00%) HTML
4 5 (20.00%) Ajax
4 5 (20.00%) Web Services
5 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (16.00%) jQuery
6 3 (12.00%) XML
6 3 (12.00%) SOAP
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.00%) Classic ASP
7 2 (8.00%) CSS
7 2 (8.00%) XSLT
8 1 (4.00%) LINQ
8 1 (4.00%) JSON
8 1 (4.00%) MDX
8 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Clustering
2 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.00%) RIA
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
3 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.00%) UNIX
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Migration
1 5 (20.00%) MVC
1 5 (20.00%) Web Development
2 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.00%) Data Transformation
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (8.00%) CRM
4 2 (8.00%) ETL
4 2 (8.00%) Change Management
4 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) TDD
5 1 (4.00%) Validation
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum
5 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) C#
2 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 7 (28.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) VB6
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) VBScript
4 1 (4.00%) VB
4 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (12.00%) vSphere
2 3 (12.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (12.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (12.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
2 3 (12.00%) Citrix
2 3 (12.00%) Veritas
2 3 (12.00%) Symantec
2 3 (12.00%) Sophos
2 3 (12.00%) Acronis
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Teradata