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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 59 60 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 9 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.05% 1.52% 1.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.03% 7.81% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 5
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £430 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £31.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +22.77%
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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 Reading region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
128 192 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.88% 19.41% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 97 72
Average daily rate £375 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £514 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £55.65 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
3 12 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (33.33%) .NET
5 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
5 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 9 (27.27%) C#
6 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 9 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (27.27%) Data Modelling
7 8 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (24.24%) Windows
7 8 (24.24%) HTML
7 8 (24.24%) OLAP
7 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
7 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (24.24%) jQuery
8 7 (21.21%) MVC
8 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
9 6 (18.18%) CSS
9 6 (18.18%) ETL
9 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
9 6 (18.18%) Scrum
9 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
10 5 (15.15%) Performance Management
10 5 (15.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 5 (15.15%) MCTS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) CMS
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.06%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) LiveCycle
4 1 (3.03%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) SAN
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (24.24%) OLAP
4 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (15.15%) Cognos Query Studio
5 5 (15.15%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 5 (15.15%) Cognos Report Studio
5 5 (15.15%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 5 (15.15%) Cognos Transformer
6 3 (9.09%) EDRMS
6 3 (9.09%) Star Schema
6 3 (9.09%) Data Mart
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (9.09%) QlikView
6 3 (9.09%) PerformancePoint
6 3 (9.09%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Publishing
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) .NET Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) DBA
4 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Cognos Developer
4 3 (9.09%) QlikView Developer
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Cognos Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Business Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (24.24%) HTML
2 8 (24.24%) jQuery
3 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
4 6 (18.18%) CSS
5 5 (15.15%) XML
5 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (6.06%) REST
7 2 (6.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (6.06%) WCF
7 2 (6.06%) WPF
7 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.06%) MDX
7 2 (6.06%) Ajax
7 2 (6.06%) Web Services
8 1 (3.03%) HTML5
8 1 (3.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Clustering
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.06%) Digital Media
4 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk
4 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.06%) Replication
4 2 (6.06%) NHS
5 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.03%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Data Modelling
3 8 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (21.21%) MVC
5 6 (18.18%) ETL
5 6 (18.18%) Scrum
6 5 (15.15%) Performance Management
6 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis
6 5 (15.15%) TDD
6 5 (15.15%) Migration
7 3 (9.09%) Validation
7 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Kanban
7 3 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (6.06%) Analytics
8 2 (6.06%) BDD
8 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.06%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) C#
2 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) MCTS
3 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
1 3 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Cognos
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.03%) Adobe
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.03%) Serena
5 1 (3.03%) Telerik