The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester 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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 29 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 1.36% 4.74% 6.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.92% 17.65% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£625 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Average hourly rate - £33.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.14%
SQL Server 2008
Leicestershire

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 Leicester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
51 51 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 34.69% 26.84% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 13
Average daily rate £375 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.86% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) HTML
3 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 6 (50.00%) jQuery
4 5 (41.67%) WCF
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
4 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
5 4 (33.33%) MVC
5 4 (33.33%) Ajax
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (25.00%) JSON
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (25.00%) HTML5
6 3 (25.00%) REST
6 3 (25.00%) CSS3
6 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (25.00%) OLAP
6 3 (25.00%) XML
6 3 (25.00%) SOAP
6 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (25.00%) OLAP
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (8.33%) QlikView
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Electronics
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) DBA
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
5 1 (8.33%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Database Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Server Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Database Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) MI Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
1 6 (50.00%) jQuery
2 5 (41.67%) WCF
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
2 5 (41.67%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) Ajax
4 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (25.00%) JSON
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (25.00%) HTML5
4 3 (25.00%) REST
4 3 (25.00%) CSS3
4 3 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) SOAP
4 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (16.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) DTV
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) MVC
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 2 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) SAP
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft