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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 34 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.82% 4.55% 3.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.88% 16.13% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 6
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.25 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +9.91%
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
85 62 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 31.02% 28.18% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 41 42
Average daily rate £355 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.47% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%

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 1 April 2015. 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
Tunbridge Wells -4 3 £400 +263.63%
Dartford - 2 - -
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Rochester - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (47.37%) MVC
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 8 (42.11%) .NET
4 8 (42.11%) XML
4 8 (42.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
5 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
6 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (26.32%) MVVM
7 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
7 5 (26.32%) C#
7 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
7 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
8 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
8 4 (21.05%) CSS
8 4 (21.05%) Web Services
8 4 (21.05%) Windows
8 4 (21.05%) CRM
8 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
8 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (21.05%) RDBMS
8 4 (21.05%) Informatica
8 4 (21.05%) PowerCenter

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
1 4 (21.05%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (52.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (42.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
4 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (21.05%) RDBMS
4 4 (21.05%) PowerCenter
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) .NET Developer
3 5 (26.32%) C# Developer
3 5 (26.32%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Informatica Developer
4 4 (21.05%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
6 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
1 8 (42.11%) XML
1 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
2 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
2 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
3 4 (21.05%) CSS
3 4 (21.05%) Web Services
3 4 (21.05%) jQuery
4 3 (15.79%) WCF
4 3 (15.79%) WPF
4 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (10.53%) HTML
5 2 (10.53%) Backbone.js
5 2 (10.53%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.26%) Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Phone
2 2 (10.53%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) MVC
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) MVVM
3 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (21.05%) CRM
4 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Domain-Driven Design
5 3 (15.79%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.79%) OOD
5 3 (15.79%) OOP
6 2 (10.53%) Android Development
6 2 (10.53%) Software Architecture
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) C#
4 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Informatica
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix