The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton 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 18 April 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 Northampton 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 21 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 4.98% 1.56% 2.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.78% 25.00% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate £400 £311 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.51% +27.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
36 8 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 17.91% 6.25% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 20
Average daily rate £313 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £363 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
Northamptonshire

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (92.86%) .NET
3 12 (85.71%) ASP.NET
4 10 (71.43%) C#
4 10 (71.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (50.00%) Windows
6 6 (42.86%) WCF
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (35.71%) AppFabric
7 5 (35.71%) XML
7 5 (35.71%) SOA
7 5 (35.71%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (28.57%) CSS
8 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 4 (28.57%) SQL
9 3 (21.43%) VB
9 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
9 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 3 (21.43%) DTS
9 3 (21.43%) Finance
9 3 (21.43%) jQuery
9 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (21.43%) MVC
10 2 (14.29%) Ajax
10 2 (14.29%) MCTS
10 2 (14.29%) VB6
10 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
10 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
10 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Enterprise Library

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 5 (35.71%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) CMS
3 1 (7.14%) DNN
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (71.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (21.43%) DTS
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Cognos Powerplay
5 1 (7.14%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Moq
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) BizTalk Developer
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 12 (85.71%) ASP.NET
3 6 (42.86%) WCF
4 5 (35.71%) AppFabric
4 5 (35.71%) XML
5 4 (28.57%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) jQuery
7 2 (14.29%) Ajax
7 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 2 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (14.29%) HTML5
7 2 (14.29%) HTML
8 1 (7.14%) Web Services
8 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (7.14%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) SOA
2 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Data Transformation
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Logistics
4 1 (7.14%) Content Management
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) SEO
4 1 (7.14%) E-Procurement
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) VB
4 2 (14.29%) VB6
4 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 2 (14.29%) VBA
4 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCTS
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Cognos
2 1 (7.14%) Teradata