The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 162 81 80
Rank change year-on-year
-81 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 106 188 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.08% 2.12% 2.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.83% 11.30% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 122 78
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +25.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £31.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £112.75 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +18.18%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 South East region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1553 1664 1434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.85% 18.79% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 873 729
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 54
Average hourly rate £39.50 £23.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.73% -9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.55 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Hampshire -27 26 £351 +7.84% 19
Berkshire -35 24 £363 -5.84% 8
Surrey -8 23 £306 -9.25% 18
Kent -3 10 £338 +37.75% 3
Oxfordshire -8 10 £325 +25.00% 13
Buckinghamshire -25 8 £263 -26.77% 12
East Sussex +1 3 £325 +4.00% 5
West Sussex -23 1 £325 +26.21% 4
Middlesex - 1 £281 -
Sussex - - - -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 281 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 160 (56.94%) SQL
3 110 (39.15%) .NET
3 110 (39.15%) Microsoft
4 101 (35.94%) C#
5 99 (35.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 95 (33.81%) Windows
7 84 (29.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 81 (28.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 69 (24.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 65 (23.13%) T-SQL
11 62 (22.06%) ASP.NET
12 60 (21.35%) Visual Studio
13 59 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
14 57 (20.28%) HTML
15 52 (18.51%) JavaScript
16 51 (18.15%) MVC
17 48 (17.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 47 (16.73%) CSS
19 46 (16.37%) Data Warehouse
20 41 (14.59%) SharePoint
20 41 (14.59%) Business Intelligence
20 41 (14.59%) .NET Framework
21 40 (14.23%) Windows Server 2008
22 39 (13.88%) XML
23 35 (12.46%) jQuery
23 35 (12.46%) Team Foundation Server
24 34 (12.10%) ASP.NET MVC
25 33 (11.74%) Finance
26 31 (11.03%) Migration

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 41 (14.59%) SharePoint
2 23 (8.19%) SharePoint 2010
3 21 (7.47%) IIS
4 16 (5.69%) MS Exchange
5 12 (4.27%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (3.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (3.56%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (3.20%) CMS
8 9 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.42%) LiveCycle
12 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 2 (0.71%) Commerce Server
13 2 (0.71%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.71%) Commerce Server 2007
13 2 (0.71%) Kentico
13 2 (0.71%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 30 (10.68%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.63%) MS Office
3 3 (1.07%) MS Project
4 2 (0.71%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (4.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.36%) Agresso
4 1 (0.36%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.07%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.41%) SAN
2 17 (6.05%) LAN
3 12 (4.27%) DHCP
3 12 (4.27%) DNS
4 9 (3.20%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.85%) WAN
5 8 (2.85%) Firewall
6 7 (2.49%) SMTP
6 7 (2.49%) PBX
6 7 (2.49%) VoIP
6 7 (2.49%) IP Telephony
7 6 (2.14%) Internet
7 6 (2.14%) SSL
8 3 (1.07%) ISDN
8 3 (1.07%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (0.71%) Intranet
9 2 (0.71%) Extranet
10 1 (0.36%) DWDM
10 1 (0.36%) Wireless
10 1 (0.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 99 (35.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 84 (29.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 81 (28.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 69 (24.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 48 (17.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 46 (16.37%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (10.68%) Relational Database
9 25 (8.90%) SQL Server 2000
10 16 (5.69%) RDBMS
11 12 (4.27%) PowerCenter
12 9 (3.20%) OLAP
12 9 (3.20%) Oracle Database
13 8 (2.85%) OLTP
14 6 (2.14%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (1.78%) QlikView
15 5 (1.78%) Cognos Query Studio
15 5 (1.78%) Cognos Analysis Studio
15 5 (1.78%) Cognos Report Studio
15 5 (1.78%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 60 (21.35%) Visual Studio
2 35 (12.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (2.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (2.14%) MSTest
6 5 (1.78%) JIRA
6 5 (1.78%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.07%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.71%) Moq
8 2 (0.71%) NUnit
8 2 (0.71%) Subversion
9 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.36%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.36%) NCrunch
General
1 33 (11.74%) Finance
2 19 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.49%) Marketing
4 6 (2.14%) Banking
5 4 (1.42%) Legal
5 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.07%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Retail
7 2 (0.71%) Back Office
7 2 (0.71%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Military
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (53.02%) Developer
2 48 (17.08%) .NET Developer
3 39 (13.88%) Analyst
4 35 (12.46%) DBA
4 35 (12.46%) SQL DBA
5 24 (8.54%) C# Developer
6 23 (8.19%) SQL Developer
7 21 (7.47%) SQL Server DBA
7 21 (7.47%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (5.69%) Administrator
9 15 (5.34%) ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (4.98%) Consultant
11 13 (4.63%) Informatica Developer
12 10 (3.56%) Web Developer
12 10 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (3.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 9 (3.20%) SharePoint Developer
13 9 (3.20%) WPF Developer
13 9 (3.20%) Data Analyst
13 9 (3.20%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (39.15%) .NET
2 62 (22.06%) ASP.NET
3 57 (20.28%) HTML
4 47 (16.73%) CSS
5 41 (14.59%) .NET Framework
6 39 (13.88%) XML
7 35 (12.46%) jQuery
8 34 (12.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (9.61%) WCF
10 26 (9.25%) Web Services
11 25 (8.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 22 (7.83%) WPF
13 13 (4.63%) Silverlight
14 12 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 11 (3.91%) AngularJS
16 10 (3.56%) LINQ
16 10 (3.56%) Ajax
17 9 (3.20%) HTML5
17 9 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 8 (2.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (9.25%) Clustering
3 15 (5.34%) Open Source
4 11 (3.91%) Replication
5 7 (2.49%) IVR
5 7 (2.49%) NHS
6 6 (2.14%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.78%) Social Media
7 5 (1.78%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.07%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.07%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.71%) User Experience
9 2 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.71%) DTV
9 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.71%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.71%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 95 (33.81%) Windows
2 40 (14.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (9.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.85%) Windows 2000
5 8 (2.85%) UNIX
6 6 (2.14%) Linux
7 5 (1.78%) AIX
7 5 (1.78%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.42%) Android
9 3 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.71%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (18.15%) MVC
3 41 (14.59%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (11.03%) Migration
5 29 (10.32%) TDD
6 27 (9.61%) ITIL
6 27 (9.61%) Performance Tuning
7 26 (9.25%) ETL
8 24 (8.54%) Data Modelling
9 21 (7.47%) CRM
10 20 (7.12%) Scrum
11 15 (5.34%) MVVM
12 13 (4.63%) Waterfall
12 13 (4.63%) Data Migration
12 13 (4.63%) Data Analysis
13 11 (3.91%) Requirements Analysis
13 11 (3.91%) Capacity Planning
14 10 (3.56%) Kimball Methodology
14 10 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (3.20%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 160 (56.94%) SQL
2 101 (35.94%) C#
3 65 (23.13%) T-SQL
4 52 (18.51%) JavaScript
5 26 (9.25%) PowerShell
6 14 (4.98%) VBScript
6 14 (4.98%) VB.NET
7 11 (3.91%) VB
8 10 (3.56%) Java
9 7 (2.49%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.49%) XAML
10 5 (1.78%) VBA
11 4 (1.42%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.42%) Korn
11 4 (1.42%) Bourne shell
11 4 (1.42%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.07%) Ruby
13 2 (0.71%) PHP
13 2 (0.71%) C++
14 1 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (9.61%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.12%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.63%) MCTS
5 12 (4.27%) CCNA
5 12 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.07%) VCP4
7 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.71%) MCSA
7 2 (0.71%) MCITP
7 2 (0.71%) Degree
8 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.36%) MCP
8 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.20%) SLA
2 2 (0.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.36%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.49%) XenDesktop
3 7 (2.49%) vSphere
4 5 (1.78%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.07%) DFS Replication
5 3 (1.07%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.71%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (4.98%) SCOM
2 10 (3.56%) NetBackup
3 9 (3.20%) WSUS
4 7 (2.49%) SCCM
4 7 (2.49%) ARCserve
5 6 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (2.14%) Puppet
5 6 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.71%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 110 (39.15%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.03%) VMware
3 18 (6.41%) Oracle
4 15 (5.34%) Cisco
5 14 (4.98%) HP
6 13 (4.63%) Citrix
6 13 (4.63%) Informatica
7 12 (4.27%) Symantec
8 11 (3.91%) BMC
9 10 (3.56%) CA
9 10 (3.56%) Cognos
10 9 (3.20%) Ektron
11 7 (2.49%) Altiris
11 7 (2.49%) NetApp
11 7 (2.49%) Business Objects
12 6 (2.14%) SAP
12 6 (2.14%) 3PAR
13 4 (1.42%) Telerik
13 4 (1.42%) Adobe
13 4 (1.42%) Sun
Crawley, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Church International
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 10 days ago
Milton Keynes
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
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Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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