The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 41 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 33 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.33% 10.78% 17.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.52% 33.00% 39.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 25 26
Average daily rate £238 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +2.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.92%
SQL Server 2008
South West

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 Somerset region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
66 100 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 21.78% 32.68% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 71 68
Average daily rate £390 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £313 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 10
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.25 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +21.42%
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (40.00%) QlikView
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (20.00%) High Availability
5 1 (20.00%) Database Security
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (20.00%) DevOps
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Optimisation
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (20.00%) X++
5 1 (20.00%) MorphX

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (40.00%) QlikView
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (20.00%) MS Access
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) MorphX
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Axapta Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Database Developer
3 1 (20.00%) DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Report Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Database Security
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle