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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 32 - 15
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.64% - 5.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 13.04% - 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate
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£340 - £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.10 £31.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +22.11%
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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
23 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 12.57% 17.11% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 17
Average daily rate £340 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

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 19 December 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 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) NSubstitute
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Revenue Management
4 1 (20.00%) Yield Management
4 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (20.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) NSubstitute
2 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
2 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) WPF Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) Autofac
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) ADO
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
1 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Revenue Management
3 1 (20.00%) Yield Management
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) DSDM
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft