The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Somerset region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 13 33 16
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 47 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 11.06% 5.85% 13.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.00% 21.05% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 3 16
Average daily rate £368 £200 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.75% -45.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £180 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £308 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
100 57 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 23.53% 27.80% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 29 32
Average daily rate £363 £310 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.93% -13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £238 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £335 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +300.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
South West

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Taunton +8 30 £375 - 2
Bath -6 5 £331 -1.11% 3
Street - 1 - -
Winscombe - - - -
SQL Server 2008
South West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 85 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (63.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 42 (49.41%) Security Cleared
4 41 (48.24%) .NET
5 40 (47.06%) C#
5 40 (47.06%) SQL
5 40 (47.06%) SC Cleared
5 40 (47.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (38.82%) SharePoint
7 30 (35.29%) Microsoft
8 28 (32.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (32.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (29.41%) ASP.NET
10 24 (28.24%) jQuery
11 23 (27.06%) .NET Framework
11 23 (27.06%) PowerShell
12 22 (25.88%) MVC
13 21 (24.71%) CSS
14 19 (22.35%) Incident Management
14 19 (22.35%) Oracle
15 18 (21.18%) SLA
16 17 (20.00%) XML
16 17 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
17 16 (18.82%) Oracle Database
17 16 (18.82%) SharePoint 2010
17 16 (18.82%) HTML
18 15 (17.65%) JavaScript
18 15 (17.65%) T-SQL
18 15 (17.65%) Visual Studio

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 33 (38.82%) SharePoint
2 17 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 16 (18.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 14 (16.47%) IIS
5 13 (15.29%) SharePoint Server
6 12 (14.12%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.35%) SAS
8 1 (1.18%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) MS Office
2 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.35%) FastStats
3 2 (2.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (63.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 40 (47.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (32.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (32.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (18.82%) Oracle Database
6 15 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (16.47%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (16.47%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.71%) PhoneGap
General
1 9 (10.59%) Publishing
2 5 (5.88%) Marketing
3 4 (4.71%) Finance
4 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (50.59%) Developer
2 21 (24.71%) DBA
2 21 (24.71%) SQL DBA
3 17 (20.00%) Administrator
3 17 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 15 (17.65%) SharePoint Developer
5 14 (16.47%) SharePoint Administrator
6 12 (14.12%) BizTalk Developer
7 9 (10.59%) Senior .NET Developer
7 9 (10.59%) Senior Developer
8 8 (9.41%) Senior BizTalk Developer
9 7 (8.24%) SQL Server DBA
10 5 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
11 4 (4.71%) .NET Web Developer
11 4 (4.71%) Analyst
11 4 (4.71%) Web Developer
12 3 (3.53%) Database Developer
13 2 (2.35%) Applications Support Analyst
13 2 (2.35%) Server Administrator
13 2 (2.35%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (48.24%) .NET
2 25 (29.41%) ASP.NET
3 24 (28.24%) jQuery
4 23 (27.06%) .NET Framework
5 21 (24.71%) CSS
6 17 (20.00%) XML
7 16 (18.82%) HTML
8 12 (14.12%) WCF
8 12 (14.12%) XSLT
9 10 (11.76%) Ext JS
9 10 (11.76%) HTML5
10 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (9.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (8.24%) Sass
11 7 (8.24%) LESS
12 6 (7.06%) Ajax
13 3 (3.53%) XHTML
13 3 (3.53%) LINQ
14 1 (1.18%) DHTML
14 1 (1.18%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 9 (10.59%) Clustering
3 4 (4.71%) iPhone
3 4 (4.71%) Augmented Reality
3 4 (4.71%) iPad
4 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) Statistics
5 1 (1.18%) NHS
5 1 (1.18%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.18%) FMCG
5 1 (1.18%) IPTV
5 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.88%) Android
1 5 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.71%) Windows
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.88%) MVC
2 19 (22.35%) Incident Management
3 15 (17.65%) Migration
3 15 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (10.59%) Workflow
5 7 (8.24%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (7.06%) Information Management
7 5 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.88%) Web Development
8 4 (4.71%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (4.71%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.53%) Release Management
9 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (3.53%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (2.35%) High Availability
10 2 (2.35%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (2.35%) ITIL
10 2 (2.35%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (1.18%) Scrum
11 1 (1.18%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 40 (47.06%) C#
1 40 (47.06%) SQL
2 23 (27.06%) PowerShell
3 15 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 15 (17.65%) T-SQL
4 9 (10.59%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.35%) VB
6 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (49.41%) Security Cleared
2 40 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) ISEB
5 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.18%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (15.29%) ISA Server
2 11 (12.94%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.18%) SCOM
2 1 (1.18%) WSUS
2 1 (1.18%) SCSM
Vendors
1 30 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.35%) Oracle
3 13 (15.29%) Barracuda Networks