The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 73 68 59
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 25 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.90% 1.28% 2.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.61% 4.95% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 11
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £330 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.58% +16.66%
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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 Leeds region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
378 303 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 28.66% 25.94% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 208 120
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Average hourly rate £19.75 £29.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.89% +141.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £26.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (63.46%) SQL
3 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (44.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (38.46%) .NET
5 19 (36.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (32.69%) T-SQL
7 14 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (25.00%) Windows
8 13 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (21.15%) TDD
10 11 (21.15%) Oracle
10 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
10 11 (21.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (19.23%) C#
11 10 (19.23%) ASP.NET
12 9 (17.31%) PL/SQL
12 9 (17.31%) CRM
12 9 (17.31%) Data Modelling
12 9 (17.31%) Data Mapping
12 9 (17.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
12 9 (17.31%) Oracle Database
13 8 (15.38%) MVC
13 8 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
13 8 (15.38%) ETL
14 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (11.54%) MDX

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.77%) SAS
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.85%) IIS
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.92%) Node.js
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) SPSS
2 1 (1.92%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) SAN
1 3 (5.77%) DNS
1 3 (5.77%) SSL
2 2 (3.85%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (3.85%) VPLS
2 2 (3.85%) HSRP
2 2 (3.85%) DMVPN
2 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (3.85%) LAN
2 2 (3.85%) WAN
2 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.85%) VPN
2 2 (3.85%) MPLS
2 2 (3.85%) OSPF
2 2 (3.85%) BGP
2 2 (3.85%) EIGRP
2 2 (3.85%) VRRP
2 2 (3.85%) IPsec
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (44.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (36.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (21.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (17.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (17.31%) Oracle Database
8 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (9.62%) OLAP
9 3 (5.77%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (3.85%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 2 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (1.92%) Essbase
11 1 (1.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Toad
1 6 (11.54%) NUnit
2 4 (7.69%) SpecFlow
3 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.92%) JIRA
5 1 (1.92%) Selenium
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Back Office
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (76.92%) Developer
2 16 (30.77%) SQL Developer
3 9 (17.31%) Oracle Developer
4 8 (15.38%) .NET Developer
5 6 (11.54%) CRM Developer
5 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Developer
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (3.85%) SQL Server BI Developer
8 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL Developer
9 1 (1.92%) .NET Technical Architect
9 1 (1.92%) .NET Programmer
9 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Developer
9 1 (1.92%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (38.46%) .NET
2 10 (19.23%) ASP.NET
3 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (11.54%) MDX
5 4 (7.69%) jQuery
6 3 (5.77%) HTML
6 3 (5.77%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.85%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.85%) CSS
8 1 (1.92%) ADO.NET
8 1 (1.92%) Web Services
8 1 (1.92%) XML
8 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.92%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.92%) WCF
8 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.69%) NHS
3 2 (3.85%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.92%) Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Windows Mobile
2 5 (9.62%) Android
2 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
2 5 (9.62%) Windows Phone
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.85%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (21.15%) TDD
4 9 (17.31%) CRM
4 9 (17.31%) Data Modelling
4 9 (17.31%) Data Mapping
5 8 (15.38%) MVC
5 8 (15.38%) ETL
6 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.62%) Kanban
7 5 (9.62%) Mobile Development
8 4 (7.69%) ITIL
8 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.69%) Migration
9 3 (5.77%) TOGAF
10 2 (3.85%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.85%) Business Continuity Planning
10 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
10 2 (3.85%) BCP
10 2 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (63.46%) SQL
2 17 (32.69%) T-SQL
3 10 (19.23%) C#
4 9 (17.31%) PL/SQL
4 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.62%) VBA
6 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (5.77%) MCSE
2 3 (5.77%) MCSA
2 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) VCAP
3 2 (3.85%) VCP5
3 2 (3.85%) CISSP
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.85%) CCNP
3 2 (3.85%) CCNA
3 2 (3.85%) CCDA
3 2 (3.85%) CCDP
3 2 (3.85%) CCSA
3 2 (3.85%) CCSE
4 1 (1.92%) MCTS
4 1 (1.92%) MCITP
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.92%) ISEB
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) vSphere
3 2 (3.85%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Nagios
1 1 (1.92%) WSUS
1 1 (1.92%) SCCM
1 1 (1.92%) SCOM
1 1 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (1.92%) Opsview
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Oracle
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) VMware
3 5 (9.62%) Xamarin
4 3 (5.77%) Cisco
5 2 (3.85%) RedPrairie
5 2 (3.85%) Sage
5 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.92%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.92%) Sophos
6 1 (1.92%) Twitter
6 1 (1.92%) Tableau
6 1 (1.92%) Veeam