The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 69 53 40
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.24% 1.74% 2.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.18% 10.94% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £359 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.34% +19.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +14.65%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
170 128 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.19% 15.88% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 70 33
Average daily rate £325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +22.76%

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
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 27 March 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (70.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) WPF
3 7 (70.00%) MVVM
4 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (50.00%) WinForms
5 5 (50.00%) TDD
5 5 (50.00%) XAML
5 5 (50.00%) BDD
5 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (50.00%) WCF
5 5 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
5 5 (50.00%) MSTest
5 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 1 (10.00%) OLTP
7 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Cerner
7 1 (10.00%) NHS

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) OLAP
3 1 (10.00%) OLTP
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (50.00%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) WPF Developer
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Senior SQL DBA
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) WPF
3 5 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
3 5 (50.00%) WinForms
3 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (50.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) MVVM
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
2 5 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (50.00%) XAML
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCITP
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Cerner