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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 68 61 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -34
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 21 21 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.77% 1.98% 6.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.18% 8.02% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 23
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £355 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +20.68%
SQL Server 2008
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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
340 262 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 28.64% 24.74% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 177 80
Average daily rate £363 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £29.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +114.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (47.54%) SQL
2 29 (47.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (39.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 24 (39.34%) Windows
3 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
4 23 (37.70%) .NET
4 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (27.87%) VMware
6 16 (26.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (24.59%) ASP.NET
8 14 (22.95%) T-SQL
8 14 (22.95%) C#
9 13 (21.31%) NAS
10 12 (19.67%) Active Directory
11 11 (18.03%) MS Exchange
11 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (16.39%) vSphere
12 10 (16.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (16.39%) MVC
12 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (14.75%) ETL
13 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
13 9 (14.75%) TDD
13 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (13.11%) Dynamics CRM
14 8 (13.11%) SCCM
14 8 (13.11%) SCOM

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 11 (18.03%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (11.48%) IIS
4 5 (8.20%) Lotus Domino
5 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.92%) WorkSite
5 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.64%) Node.js
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.64%) SAS
6 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) SPSS
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.28%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) NAS
2 7 (11.48%) SAN
3 5 (8.20%) Internet
4 3 (4.92%) MPLS
4 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.92%) VPN
4 3 (4.92%) Firewall
5 2 (3.28%) IPsec
5 2 (3.28%) VPLS
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.28%) DMVPN
5 2 (3.28%) HSRP
5 2 (3.28%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (3.28%) DNS
5 2 (3.28%) SSL
5 2 (3.28%) OSPF
5 2 (3.28%) BGP
5 2 (3.28%) EIGRP
5 2 (3.28%) VRRP
5 2 (3.28%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (47.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (39.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (26.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
7 6 (9.84%) OLAP
7 6 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (6.56%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (3.28%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (3.28%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (1.64%) QlikView
10 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.64%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.28%) Toad
3 2 (3.28%) NUnit
4 1 (1.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 3 (4.92%) Legal
2 2 (3.28%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (59.02%) Developer
2 11 (18.03%) .NET Developer
2 11 (18.03%) SQL Developer
3 8 (13.11%) Senior Developer
4 7 (11.48%) CRM Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Administrator
5 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Exchange Administrator
5 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Project Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Exchange Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Exchange Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) DBA
8 2 (3.28%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.28%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (37.70%) .NET
2 15 (24.59%) ASP.NET
3 10 (16.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (9.84%) HTML
4 6 (9.84%) MDX
5 5 (8.20%) CSS
5 5 (8.20%) Web Services
5 5 (8.20%) jQuery
6 4 (6.56%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.92%) XML
8 2 (3.28%) Middleware
8 2 (3.28%) Ajax
8 2 (3.28%) SOAP
9 1 (1.64%) WCF
9 1 (1.64%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (1.64%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.92%) Replication
3 2 (3.28%) Clustering
3 2 (3.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 24 (39.34%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.20%) Apple iOS
3 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (8.20%) Windows Phone
3 5 (8.20%) Windows Mobile
3 5 (8.20%) Android
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.28%) Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.39%) MVC
2 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (14.75%) ETL
3 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
3 9 (14.75%) TDD
4 8 (13.11%) CRM
5 7 (11.48%) ITIL
6 6 (9.84%) Kanban
7 5 (8.20%) Migration
7 5 (8.20%) Mobile Development
8 4 (6.56%) TOGAF
8 4 (6.56%) Data Mapping
8 4 (6.56%) Scrum
9 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.92%) Project Management
9 3 (4.92%) Service Management
9 3 (4.92%) Data Modelling
10 2 (3.28%) BCP
10 2 (3.28%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) SQL
2 14 (22.95%) T-SQL
2 14 (22.95%) C#
3 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL
4 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.48%) MCSE
2 7 (11.48%) MCSA
2 7 (11.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.28%) VCAP
3 2 (3.28%) VCP5
3 2 (3.28%) CCNP
3 2 (3.28%) CCNA
3 2 (3.28%) CCDA
3 2 (3.28%) CCDP
3 2 (3.28%) CCSA
3 2 (3.28%) CCSE
3 2 (3.28%) CISSP
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.64%) MCTS
4 1 (1.64%) MCITP
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) HL7
2 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (19.67%) Active Directory
3 10 (16.39%) vSphere
4 8 (13.11%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) NetBackup
1 8 (13.11%) SCCM
1 8 (13.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 17 (27.87%) VMware
3 8 (13.11%) IBM
3 8 (13.11%) Oracle
3 8 (13.11%) EMC
3 8 (13.11%) Symantec
4 5 (8.20%) Xamarin
4 5 (8.20%) Lotus
5 4 (6.56%) Cisco
6 3 (4.92%) HP
6 3 (4.92%) Citrix
6 3 (4.92%) CommVault
6 3 (4.92%) Reuters
6 3 (4.92%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.28%) Sage
7 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.28%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.64%) Tableau
8 1 (1.64%) Twitter
8 1 (1.64%) Hyperion