The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 30 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 Northamptonshire 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 36 33 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.85% 1.92% 0.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.45% 12.20% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
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
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
55 41 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 15.58% 15.77% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 32
Average daily rate £325 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server 2008
East Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +1 2 - - 5
Brackley - - - -
SQL Server 2008
East Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 15 (75.00%) .NET
3 14 (70.00%) C#
3 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 14 (70.00%) WCF
4 11 (55.00%) XML
5 8 (40.00%) SOA
5 8 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (30.00%) AppFabric
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (30.00%) MVC
6 6 (30.00%) Windows
6 6 (30.00%) HTML
6 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (30.00%) SQL
7 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 5 (25.00%) Ajax
7 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
10 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
10 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
10 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
11 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
11 1 (5.00%) HTML5

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 8 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (5.00%) MySQL
5 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 6 (30.00%) .NET Developer
4 5 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Report Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Excel Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) DBA
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) .NET
2 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET
2 14 (70.00%) WCF
3 11 (55.00%) XML
4 6 (30.00%) AppFabric
4 6 (30.00%) HTML
5 5 (25.00%) Ajax
5 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.00%) HTML5
7 1 (5.00%) CSS
7 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) SOA
2 6 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Logistics
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) E-Procurement
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) C#
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) VB6
4 1 (5.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCTS
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft