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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 36 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.96% 8.56% 12.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.90% 37.21% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 16
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£325 £360 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £365 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
84 43 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 24.85% 22.99% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 29 29
Average daily rate £323 £340 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.14% -4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £365 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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
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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
Bath -3 3 £325 +5.69% 2
Taunton -21 2 £359 +1.05%
Street - 2 £275 -
SQL Server 2008
South West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 57 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (70.18%) SQL
3 33 (57.89%) Security Cleared
3 33 (57.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (54.39%) SC Cleared
4 31 (54.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (49.12%) Oracle
6 24 (42.11%) SLA
7 21 (36.84%) T-SQL
7 21 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (36.84%) Oracle Database
8 19 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 19 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (29.82%) Data Guard
9 17 (29.82%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (28.07%) C#
10 16 (28.07%) .NET
10 16 (28.07%) Oracle RMAN
11 14 (24.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (22.81%) ASP.NET
13 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
13 11 (19.30%) MVC
13 11 (19.30%) Clustering
14 9 (15.79%) SharePoint
14 9 (15.79%) IIS
14 9 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
14 9 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (14.04%) XML
15 8 (14.04%) Migration

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (15.79%) IIS
1 9 (15.79%) SharePoint
1 9 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (12.28%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (12.28%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.75%) Commerce Server
4 1 (1.75%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.75%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (57.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 31 (54.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (36.84%) Oracle Database
5 19 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 19 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 14 (24.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (3.51%) QlikView
11 1 (1.75%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.51%) PhoneGap
4 1 (1.75%) MSTest
4 1 (1.75%) Moq
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.26%) Electronics
2 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (3.51%) Publishing
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (47.37%) DBA
2 26 (45.61%) SQL DBA
3 20 (35.09%) Developer
4 13 (22.81%) Administrator
5 11 (19.30%) .NET Developer
6 7 (12.28%) SQL Server DBA
6 7 (12.28%) Oracle DBA
6 7 (12.28%) SharePoint Administrator
7 4 (7.02%) SQL Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Web Developer
8 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (5.26%) BizTalk Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior BizTalk Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Server Administrator
9 2 (3.51%) Software Developer
10 1 (1.75%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.07%) .NET
2 13 (22.81%) ASP.NET
3 8 (14.04%) XML
4 6 (10.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework
4 6 (10.53%) WCF
5 5 (8.77%) jQuery
5 5 (8.77%) Ext JS
5 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (8.77%) HTML5
5 5 (8.77%) HTML
6 4 (7.02%) Sass
6 4 (7.02%) LESS
6 4 (7.02%) CSS
7 2 (3.51%) Web Services
7 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.75%) ADO.NET
8 1 (1.75%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.75%) LINQ
8 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Clustering
2 6 (10.53%) Statistics
3 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.77%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.26%) DTV
5 2 (3.51%) iPhone
5 2 (3.51%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (3.51%) iPad
6 1 (1.75%) RIA
6 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.75%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.51%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (19.30%) MVC
3 9 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
4 8 (14.04%) Migration
5 6 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
6 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.26%) Web Development
8 3 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (5.26%) Scrum
8 3 (5.26%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.51%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.51%) Data Modelling
9 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.51%) Kanban
9 2 (3.51%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 40 (70.18%) SQL
2 21 (36.84%) T-SQL
3 16 (28.07%) C#
4 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
5 6 (10.53%) VB.NET
6 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 31 (54.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (42.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (28.07%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (12.28%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (29.82%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.75%) SCSM
2 1 (1.75%) WSUS
2 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) Oracle
2 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.28%) Barracuda Networks
4 3 (5.26%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) ESRI