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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 34 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 14 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.42% 4.76% 3.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.91% 18.84% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
Average daily rate £299 £338 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.48% +14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £285 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £381 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.92%
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
88 69 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.76% 25.27% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 33 31
Average daily rate £330 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £410 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Kent region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Maidstone -5 3 £250 -25.92%
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (59.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 12 (54.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
7 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (22.73%) Finance
9 5 (22.73%) Scrum
9 5 (22.73%) Windows
9 5 (22.73%) jQuery
9 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
9 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (18.18%) CSS
10 4 (18.18%) HTML
10 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
10 4 (18.18%) ETL
10 4 (18.18%) SMTP
10 4 (18.18%) HTTP
10 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
11 3 (13.64%) C#
11 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
11 3 (13.64%) .NET

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.55%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) HTTP
1 4 (18.18%) SMTP
1 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (59.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (54.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (9.09%) OLTP
7 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (4.55%) MS Access
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) ReSharper
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.55%) Xcode
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 11 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (13.64%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) DBA
5 2 (9.09%) Exchange Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Messaging Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) SQL BI Developer
5 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Developer
6 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Junior
6 1 (4.55%) Junior SQL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft BI Developer
6 1 (4.55%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
1 5 (22.73%) jQuery
2 4 (18.18%) CSS
2 4 (18.18%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) .NET
3 3 (13.64%) CSS3
3 3 (13.64%) HTML5
3 3 (13.64%) REST
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 2 (9.09%) WCF
4 2 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.55%) MDX
5 1 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Data Extraction
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Scrum
3 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (18.18%) ETL
4 3 (13.64%) Front End Development
4 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) MVC
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) High Availability
6 1 (4.55%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.55%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) VMware