The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 31 July 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 Milton Keynes 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 63 46 43
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 8 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.89% 2.95% 2.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.41% 16.94% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 8
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£300 £370 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £307 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £440 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
148 124 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 16.52% 17.39% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 73 63
Average daily rate £325 £370 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £312 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +37.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (63.16%) .NET
3 11 (57.89%) C#
4 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
5 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
5 9 (47.37%) SQL
6 7 (36.84%) T-SQL
6 7 (36.84%) Web Services
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (31.58%) CSS
7 6 (31.58%) HTML
7 6 (31.58%) MVC
8 5 (26.32%) Windows
8 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
8 5 (26.32%) jQuery
8 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (21.05%) WCF
9 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
9 4 (21.05%) XML
9 4 (21.05%) Migration
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.79%) HP
10 3 (15.79%) XSL
10 3 (15.79%) MS Office
10 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
10 3 (15.79%) LINQ
10 3 (15.79%) MDX
10 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
10 3 (15.79%) Web Development

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (10.53%) CMS
2 2 (10.53%) Papyrus
2 2 (10.53%) DNN
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Exstream
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
1 1 (5.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (10.53%) OLAP
5 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.26%) OLTP
5 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) MyEclipse
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Automotive
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.53%) MI Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
3 7 (36.84%) Web Services
4 6 (31.58%) HTML
4 6 (31.58%) CSS
5 5 (26.32%) jQuery
5 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
6 4 (21.05%) XML
6 4 (21.05%) WCF
6 4 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (15.79%) MDX
7 3 (15.79%) LINQ
7 3 (15.79%) XSL
8 2 (10.53%) ADO.NET
8 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (5.26%) JSF
9 1 (5.26%) Ajax
9 1 (5.26%) ICEfaces
9 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) CESG
2 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) MVC
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Web Development
3 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) SOA
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) RAD
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) VBA
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.26%) JBoss
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) VMware