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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 13 8 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +20
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 32 43 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 10.22% 18.45% 4.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.56% 38.39% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £408 £287
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £31.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +16.98%
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
90 112 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 28.75% 48.07% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 73 37
Average daily rate £330 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £248 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 0
Average hourly rate £38.25 £31.70 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -5 17 £400 +11.11%
SQL Server 2008
South West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (69.44%) SQL
3 23 (63.89%) .NET
3 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
4 21 (58.33%) C#
5 14 (38.89%) Visual Studio
6 13 (36.11%) T-SQL
7 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
7 11 (30.56%) .NET Framework
8 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (27.78%) MVC
9 9 (25.00%) Web Services
10 8 (22.22%) CRM
10 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (22.22%) Data Integration
10 8 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (19.44%) XML
12 6 (16.67%) VB.NET
12 6 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (16.67%) Web Accessibility
13 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
13 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
13 5 (13.89%) WCF
14 4 (11.11%) CSS
14 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
14 4 (11.11%) HTML
14 4 (11.11%) HTML5
14 4 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 6 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (8.33%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) Visual Studio
2 8 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.56%) Subversion
3 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.56%) Bitbucket
3 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (72.22%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) DBA
3 8 (22.22%) SQL DBA
3 8 (22.22%) Database Developer
3 8 (22.22%) Administrator
4 7 (19.44%) .NET Developer
5 6 (16.67%) Senior Developer
6 5 (13.89%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (13.89%) BizTalk Developer
6 5 (13.89%) Senior BizTalk Developer
7 4 (11.11%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Server Administrator
8 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
9 1 (2.78%) Technical Developer
9 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Environment Manager
9 1 (2.78%) SQL Database Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (63.89%) .NET
2 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
2 11 (30.56%) .NET Framework
3 9 (25.00%) Web Services
4 7 (19.44%) XML
5 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (13.89%) WCF
6 4 (11.11%) CSS
6 4 (11.11%) HTML
6 4 (11.11%) HTML5
6 4 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (5.56%) ADO.NET
7 2 (5.56%) XSL
7 2 (5.56%) jQuery
7 2 (5.56%) Ext JS
7 2 (5.56%) Sass
7 2 (5.56%) LESS
8 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) MVC
2 8 (22.22%) CRM
3 6 (16.67%) Web Accessibility
4 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
4 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.33%) Web Development
6 2 (5.56%) Migration
6 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.78%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.78%) Test Management
7 1 (2.78%) Release Management
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.78%) Scrum
7 1 (2.78%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) SQL
2 21 (58.33%) C#
3 13 (36.11%) T-SQL
4 6 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.33%) Scala
6 3 (8.33%) Java
7 1 (2.78%) VB6
7 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Serena
3 1 (2.78%) HP