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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 32 38 17
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 13 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.28% 2.29% 7.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.29% 9.09% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 15
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£338 £388 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £358 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £453 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+47.50% -34.42%
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 77 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.96% 25.16% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 49 49
Average daily rate £325 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -4.61%

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 September 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
Maidstone - 7 £400 -
Dover - 1 - -
Tonbridge - 1 £325 -
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 15 (78.95%) .NET
3 12 (63.16%) SQL
4 10 (52.63%) C#
5 9 (47.37%) MVC
6 7 (36.84%) MVVM
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
7 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
8 5 (26.32%) IIS
8 5 (26.32%) Windows
8 5 (26.32%) OO
8 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
8 5 (26.32%) VB.NET
8 5 (26.32%) OOD
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
8 5 (26.32%) LINQ
8 5 (26.32%) Software Architecture
8 5 (26.32%) SDLC
9 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (21.05%) CMS
9 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
9 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
9 4 (21.05%) Backbone.js
9 4 (21.05%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (21.05%) ReSharper
9 4 (21.05%) TDD

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (26.32%) IIS
2 4 (21.05%) CMS
3 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
3 1 (5.26%) ArcGIS
3 1 (5.26%) ArcIMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
7 1 (5.26%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (5.26%) OLAP
7 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) ReSharper
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) CruiseControl
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 14 (73.68%) .NET Developer
3 7 (36.84%) C# Developer
3 7 (36.84%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (26.32%) VB.NET Developer
5 4 (21.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (15.79%) WPF Developer
7 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (5.26%) GIS Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
8 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
8 1 (5.26%) Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) Business Developer
8 1 (5.26%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
2 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
2 5 (26.32%) LINQ
3 4 (21.05%) Backbone.js
3 4 (21.05%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
3 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (21.05%) HTML
4 3 (15.79%) WCF
4 3 (15.79%) WPF
4 3 (15.79%) jQuery
5 2 (10.53%) MDX
6 1 (5.26%) Dojo
6 1 (5.26%) Web Services
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
6 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) W3C
2 1 (5.26%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) MVC
2 7 (36.84%) MVVM
3 5 (26.32%) Software Architecture
3 5 (26.32%) SDLC
3 5 (26.32%) OO
3 5 (26.32%) OOD
4 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.53%) ETL
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) C#
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
4 5 (26.32%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) VB6
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (5.26%) VB
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) ESRI
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle