The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 38 16 25
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 7 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.35% 7.69% 2.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.46% 30.14% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 2
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£388 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £149 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £430 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-36.06% +1.66%
SQL Server 2008
South East

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 Kent region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
74 73 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 24.83% 25.52% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 49 28
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
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 Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Kent region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Kent

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Kent region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 28 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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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
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 2
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (35.00%) .NET
4 7 (35.00%) C#
5 6 (30.00%) IIS
5 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (25.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 5 (25.00%) Windows
6 5 (25.00%) Web Services
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (20.00%) HTTP
7 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (20.00%) TDD
7 4 (20.00%) MVC
7 4 (20.00%) Clustering
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) SMTP
8 3 (15.00%) VMware
8 3 (15.00%) SCOM
8 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.00%) InfoPath
8 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (15.00%) Nintex

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (30.00%) IIS
3 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) InfoPath
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) HTTP
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.00%) DBA
3 3 (15.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.00%) webMethods Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Senior DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.00%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 5 (25.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (10.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) JMS
3 2 (10.00%) EntireX
3 2 (10.00%) JDBC
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) Ajax
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
1 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) MVC
1 4 (20.00%) TDD
2 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) OO
3 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (10.00%) SOA
3 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) BCP
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) VMware
1 3 (15.00%) Nintex
2 2 (10.00%) Software AG
2 2 (10.00%) webMethods