The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 71 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.51% 1.94% 2.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.67% 11.81% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 18
Average daily rate £350 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £458 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.92%
SQL Server 2008
Berkshire

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 Reading region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
187 144 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.98% 16.44% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 80 96
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 3 1
Average hourly rate £9.50 £55.65 £9.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.92% +511.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 20 (74.07%) SQL
4 14 (51.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (48.15%) IIS
5 13 (48.15%) Windows
6 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
6 11 (40.74%) DNS
7 10 (37.04%) iSCSI
8 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
8 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
9 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (25.93%) VMware
9 7 (25.93%) T-SQL
10 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (18.52%) VMware ESX
11 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (18.52%) Citrix
11 5 (18.52%) DHCP
12 4 (14.81%) LAN
12 4 (14.81%) .NET
12 4 (14.81%) Web Services
12 4 (14.81%) Workflow
13 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (11.11%) VB.NET
13 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 13 (48.15%) IIS
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) DNS
1 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
2 10 (37.04%) iSCSI
3 5 (18.52%) DHCP
4 4 (14.81%) LAN
5 3 (11.11%) WAN
6 2 (7.41%) Network Security
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.70%) Firewall
7 1 (3.70%) Internet
7 1 (3.70%) SAN
7 1 (3.70%) VLAN
7 1 (3.70%) VPN
7 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (51.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (7.41%) MySQL
6 2 (7.41%) Power BI
6 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (3.70%) OLAP
7 1 (3.70%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (3.70%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Subversion
1 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
1 2 (7.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Administrator
2 9 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) DBA
3 7 (25.93%) SQL DBA
4 6 (22.22%) Applications Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) Applications Support
4 6 (22.22%) Applications Support Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (14.81%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Junior Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Junior Software Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (7.41%) Systems Support Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
2 2 (7.41%) Ajax
2 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.41%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (7.41%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (7.41%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) XSLT
3 1 (3.70%) MDX
3 1 (3.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.70%) HP Storage
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Workflow
2 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (11.11%) ETL
3 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) MVC
3 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.70%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (3.70%) ETL Development
4 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
3 7 (25.93%) T-SQL
4 3 (11.11%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 2 (7.41%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) PHP
5 2 (7.41%) Ruby
5 2 (7.41%) VB
5 2 (7.41%) VBScript
6 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) A+ Certification
2 2 (7.41%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (7.41%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) Altiris
4 2 (7.41%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) ProCurve