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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 16 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.20% - 4.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 22.22% - 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£280 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%
SQL Server 2008
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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
9 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 9.89% 17.07% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 13
Average daily rate £313 £488 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.89% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £338 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £775 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (42.86%) Silverlight
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) Open Source
4 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) vSphere
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) Clustering
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) TDD
6 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
6 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Change Management
6 1 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (14.29%) Replication
6 1 (14.29%) VLAN

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) LiveCycle
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
1 1 (14.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (14.29%) MS Access
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst Programmer
1 3 (42.86%) Programmer
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
1 3 (42.86%) Silverlight
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Biometrics
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Open Source
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) V-Model
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Office Automation
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) WSUS
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe