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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 70 43 55
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 7 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.72% 3.48% 1.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.38% 18.27% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 31 4
Average daily rate
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£401 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.46% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.58% +16.66%
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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
160 197 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.51% 19.05% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 121 59
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 5 May 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 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) C#
3 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 9 (56.25%) Visual Studio
4 8 (50.00%) HTML
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
6 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
6 6 (37.50%) CSS
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (31.25%) jQuery
7 5 (31.25%) XML
7 5 (31.25%) MVC
8 4 (25.00%) CMS
8 4 (25.00%) Ajax
8 4 (25.00%) Web Services
9 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
9 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
9 3 (18.75%) OLAP
9 3 (18.75%) IIS
9 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (18.75%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (18.75%) WPF

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
2 4 (25.00%) CMS
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (18.75%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (18.75%) IIS
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (6.25%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (18.75%) PerformancePoint
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (18.75%) OLAP
5 3 (18.75%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (12.50%) MySQL
6 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (6.25%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (12.50%) Subversion
2 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Business Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Junior
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) HTML
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 6 (37.50%) CSS
4 5 (31.25%) XML
4 5 (31.25%) jQuery
5 4 (25.00%) Web Services
5 4 (25.00%) Ajax
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (18.75%) WPF
7 2 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (12.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 2 (12.50%) MDX
7 2 (12.50%) XSLT
8 1 (6.25%) SOAP
8 1 (6.25%) WCF
8 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) MVC
2 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Content Management
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby
5 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (12.50%) VBScript
5 2 (12.50%) VB
5 2 (12.50%) PHP
5 2 (12.50%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCTS
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Sitecore
3 1 (6.25%) Telerik