The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Leeds region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 67 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 19 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.65% 2.76% 2.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.23% 11.54% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 16
Average daily rate £306 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £151 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £355 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.37% -10.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
305 182 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 26.43% 23.92% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 105 132
Average daily rate £325 £313 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.83% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £13.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.86% -1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £11.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £13.50 £14.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
West Yorkshire

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
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 24 April 2014, 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 43 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (58.14%) .NET
3 20 (46.51%) SQL
4 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
5 18 (41.86%) ASP.NET
5 18 (41.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (41.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (37.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (37.21%) C#
7 12 (27.91%) HTML
7 12 (27.91%) VB.NET
7 12 (27.91%) CSS
8 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
9 9 (20.93%) Web Services
9 9 (20.93%) Oracle
9 9 (20.93%) T-SQL
9 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
9 9 (20.93%) Oracle Database
10 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (18.60%) Web Development
10 8 (18.60%) WinForms
10 8 (18.60%) Migration
11 7 (16.28%) MVC
11 7 (16.28%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (16.28%) MS Office
11 7 (16.28%) Windows
11 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
11 7 (16.28%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (13.95%) JavaScript

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
1 7 (16.28%) SharePoint Server
1 7 (16.28%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.65%) IIS
2 2 (4.65%) LiveCycle
2 2 (4.65%) nginx
3 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.33%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
2 7 (16.28%) MS Office
3 5 (11.63%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) SAN
2 1 (2.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.33%) DHCP
2 1 (2.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (41.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 18 (41.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (37.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (20.93%) Oracle Database
5 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (9.30%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (6.98%) DTS
8 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
9 2 (4.65%) OLTP
10 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
10 1 (2.33%) VLDB
10 1 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (2.33%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.98%) NetAdvantage
2 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (6.98%) Publishing
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Developer
2 14 (32.56%) .NET Developer
3 11 (25.58%) DBA
4 9 (20.93%) SQL DBA
5 8 (18.60%) VB.NET Developer
6 6 (13.95%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (11.63%) Administrator
8 4 (9.30%) Oracle DBA
9 3 (6.98%) Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) SQL Developer
9 3 (6.98%) SharePoint Administrator
10 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Developer
10 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Server Administrator
10 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
11 1 (2.33%) Migration Consultant
11 1 (2.33%) Software Developer
11 1 (2.33%) Architect
11 1 (2.33%) C# Developer
11 1 (2.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (58.14%) .NET
2 18 (41.86%) ASP.NET
3 12 (27.91%) CSS
3 12 (27.91%) HTML
4 9 (20.93%) Web Services
4 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
5 8 (18.60%) WinForms
6 6 (13.95%) Ajax
6 6 (13.95%) jQuery
7 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.65%) XML
9 1 (2.33%) XSD
9 1 (2.33%) WSDL
9 1 (2.33%) SOAP
9 1 (2.33%) HTML5
9 1 (2.33%) REST
9 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (2.33%) MDX
9 1 (2.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Replication
2 3 (6.98%) Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Open Source
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Migration
1 8 (18.60%) Web Development
2 7 (16.28%) MVC
2 7 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.30%) Project Management
5 4 (9.30%) Service Management
5 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.98%) TDD
6 3 (6.98%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.98%) Information Management
6 3 (6.98%) ITSM
6 3 (6.98%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (6.98%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (6.98%) Scrum
6 3 (6.98%) Release Management
6 3 (6.98%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (4.65%) V-Model
7 2 (4.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) SQL
2 16 (37.21%) C#
3 12 (27.91%) VB.NET
4 9 (20.93%) T-SQL
5 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.63%) PL/SQL
7 4 (9.30%) VB
8 2 (4.65%) Ruby
8 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.65%) Java
9 1 (2.33%) VBScript
9 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) MCSE
1 3 (6.98%) ISEB
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.33%) OCP
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.33%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.65%) UAG
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Capistrano
1 2 (4.65%) Puppet
1 2 (4.65%) HAProxy
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.33%) SCOM
2 1 (2.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Infragistics
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) Splunk
4 2 (4.65%) Adobe
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) Informatica
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco