The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 58 54 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 11 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.42% 1.11% 1.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.40% 5.69% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 5
Average daily rate £438 £278 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.65% -14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £356 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
172 123 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.16% 19.46% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 78 107
Average daily rate £345 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 12
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £23.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 - £15.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 - £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
East of England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead 0 3 £475 - 1
St Albans -1 1 - -
Watford - 1 - - 3
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (82.76%) .NET
3 22 (75.86%) C#
4 21 (72.41%) ASP.NET
5 20 (68.97%) Web Services
6 18 (62.07%) MVC
7 15 (51.72%) Windows
8 14 (48.28%) XML
8 14 (48.28%) HTML
9 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (41.38%) SQL
9 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
10 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
10 11 (37.93%) NUnit
10 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
11 10 (34.48%) RESTful
11 10 (34.48%) T-SQL
11 10 (34.48%) SOAP
12 9 (31.03%) .NET Framework
12 9 (31.03%) Node.js
13 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (27.59%) CSS
13 8 (27.59%) MS Office
13 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
13 8 (27.59%) XSLT
14 7 (24.14%) IIS
14 7 (24.14%) Scrum
14 7 (24.14%) TDD

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (31.03%) Node.js
2 7 (24.14%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) CMS
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Office
2 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.90%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) SaaS
2 4 (13.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Intranet
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (20.69%) RavenDB
3 6 (20.69%) Neo4j
4 4 (13.79%) NoSQL
5 3 (10.34%) MySQL
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
7 1 (3.45%) DB2
7 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.45%) DTS
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) NUnit
2 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
3 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
4 6 (20.69%) TeamCity
5 4 (13.79%) MSTest
6 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (17.24%) Marketing
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Developer
2 13 (44.83%) .NET Developer
3 12 (41.38%) C# Developer
4 9 (31.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (17.24%) Architect
5 5 (17.24%) Technical Architect
6 4 (13.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Leader
7 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Systems Support
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
8 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (82.76%) .NET
2 21 (72.41%) ASP.NET
3 20 (68.97%) Web Services
4 14 (48.28%) XML
4 14 (48.28%) HTML
5 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 10 (34.48%) RESTful
6 10 (34.48%) SOAP
7 9 (31.03%) .NET Framework
8 8 (27.59%) CSS
8 8 (27.59%) XSLT
9 7 (24.14%) jQuery
9 7 (24.14%) HTML5
9 7 (24.14%) CSS3
10 6 (20.69%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (20.69%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (17.24%) DHTML
11 5 (17.24%) Classic ASP
11 5 (17.24%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) N-Tier
1 5 (17.24%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (13.79%) Taxonomies
3 3 (10.34%) Open Source
4 2 (6.90%) Reference Data
4 2 (6.90%) Data Integration
4 2 (6.90%) W3C
5 1 (3.45%) RIA
5 1 (3.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) CentOS
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) MVC
2 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Scrum
3 7 (24.14%) TDD
3 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
4 6 (20.69%) CQRS
5 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
5 5 (17.24%) SOA
5 5 (17.24%) OO
5 5 (17.24%) Domain-Driven Design
5 5 (17.24%) BDD
6 4 (13.79%) UML
6 4 (13.79%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (10.34%) CRM
7 3 (10.34%) System Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Procure-to-pay
8 2 (6.90%) User Stories
8 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) C#
2 12 (41.38%) SQL
3 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
4 10 (34.48%) T-SQL
5 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
6 5 (17.24%) VB.NET
6 5 (17.24%) Java
7 4 (13.79%) VBScript
8 2 (6.90%) VB6
8 2 (6.90%) Python
8 2 (6.90%) VB
9 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) MCSD
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle