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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 41 37 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.83% 3.84% 8.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.45% 14.74% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 11
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£325 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £393 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%
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
93 95 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 28.35% 26.03% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 79 31
Average daily rate £350 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £413 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 29 July 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
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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
Taunton +9 1 £325 -13.33%
Bath -4 1 £200 -38.46% 4
SQL Server 2008
South West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (66.67%) .NET
3 11 (61.11%) C#
4 10 (55.56%) SQL
4 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET
5 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (38.89%) IIS
8 6 (33.33%) Web Services
8 6 (33.33%) VB.NET
8 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (27.78%) Software Deployment
9 5 (27.78%) SOA
9 5 (27.78%) VB
9 5 (27.78%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (27.78%) Asset Management
9 5 (27.78%) VB6
10 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
10 4 (22.22%) Windows
10 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 3 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (16.67%) MVC
12 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
12 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
12 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (38.89%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (5.56%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (5.56%) OLAP
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) MorphX
General
1 1 (5.56%) Back Office
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Integration Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Lead Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 6 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (11.11%) SOAP
4 2 (11.11%) WCF
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.56%) MDX
5 1 (5.56%) HTML
5 1 (5.56%) Silverlight
5 1 (5.56%) jQuery
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.56%) REST
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.56%) XML
5 1 (5.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Statistics
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) SOA
1 5 (27.78%) Asset Management
1 5 (27.78%) Technical Architecture
1 5 (27.78%) Software Deployment
2 3 (16.67%) MVC
3 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.56%) BDD
4 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Database Security
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) ETL
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C#
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 5 (27.78%) VB6
4 5 (27.78%) VB
5 1 (5.56%) X++
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) Capita