The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton 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 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 36 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.91% 1.22% 1.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.38% 7.69% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£314 - £319
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 - £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-36.06% +1.66%
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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 Luton region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
13 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 5.94% 15.85% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 15
Average daily rate £350 £338 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £463 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Luton

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) OO
2 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) jQuery
2 5 (83.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (66.67%) Eclipse
3 4 (66.67%) MyEclipse
3 4 (66.67%) ICEfaces
3 4 (66.67%) Analytics
3 4 (66.67%) JSF
3 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (66.67%) Ajax
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (66.67%) Web Development
3 4 (66.67%) Java EE
3 4 (66.67%) JBoss
3 4 (66.67%) RAD
3 4 (66.67%) JSP
3 4 (66.67%) Struts
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) UNIX
3 4 (66.67%) DB2
3 4 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (66.67%) DB2
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Eclipse
1 4 (66.67%) MyEclipse
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Java Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) jQuery
2 4 (66.67%) ICEfaces
2 4 (66.67%) JSP
2 4 (66.67%) Struts
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) JSF
2 4 (66.67%) Ajax
2 4 (66.67%) Java EE
3 1 (16.67%) WCF
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) ADO
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) NHibernate
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) OO
1 5 (83.33%) Migration
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) Web Development
2 4 (66.67%) RAD
2 4 (66.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) DSDM
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) JBoss
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle