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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 15 21 14
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 5.35% 8.08% 8.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.39% 21.33% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £261 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £389 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £33.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-9.34% +16.37%
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
61 75 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 32.62% 37.88% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 15
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £379 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 22 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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 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 28 April 2015, 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 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (50.00%) CSS
2 6 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (33.33%) WinForms
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (25.00%) MVC
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (25.00%) WCF
5 3 (25.00%) WPF
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) VBA
6 2 (16.67%) VB
7 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 4 (33.33%) DBA
4 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 3 (25.00%) SQL DBA
4 3 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Report Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
6 1 (8.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
1 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) WinForms
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (25.00%) WCF
3 3 (25.00%) WPF
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 2 (16.67%) VBA
4 2 (16.67%) VB
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL