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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 68 48 63
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 2.15% 1.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.61% 14.39% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 4
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£220 £310 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -16.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%
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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
163 132 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.43% 14.93% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 65 70
Average daily rate £400 £350 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £258 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
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 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
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 31 July 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) MVC
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) HTML
4 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
5 3 (37.50%) XML
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (37.50%) Ajax
6 2 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (25.00%) Ruby
6 2 (25.00%) Subversion
6 2 (25.00%) jQuery
6 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (25.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (25.00%) XSLT
6 2 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (25.00%) Subversion
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Junior Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Junior Software Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Junior
3 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) DBA
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) Ajax
4 2 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (25.00%) XSLT
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (12.50%) RESTful
5 1 (12.50%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 2 (25.00%) Ruby
4 2 (25.00%) PHP
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) VBScript
4 2 (25.00%) VB
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Sitecore