The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth 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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 16 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.16% 2.22% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.88% 8.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +18.18%
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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 Portsmouth region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
17 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 19.77% 25.56% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 11
Average daily rate £325 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £33.75 £31.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (66.67%) Silverlight
3 6 (66.67%) C#
4 5 (55.56%) .NET
4 5 (55.56%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
4 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
4 5 (55.56%) Open Source
5 3 (33.33%) MS Project
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) V-Model
6 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
7 1 (11.11%) Replication
7 1 (11.11%) Military
7 1 (11.11%) Clustering
7 1 (11.11%) Service Management
7 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (11.11%) Validation
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (11.11%) BMC

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Programmer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Software Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Silverlight
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) V-Model
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Information Management
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) BMC
3 1 (11.11%) Remedy