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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 151 81 72
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 126 207 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.27% 2.25% 2.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.96% 12.01% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 129 140
Average daily rate
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£345 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £474 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £45.88 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.85% +50.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -34.42%
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
2114 1723 1775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.35% 18.71% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1275 992 962
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 45
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +6.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.21 £13.04 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.80 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.51% -2.16%

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 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
Surrey -22 27 £350 +9.37% 10
Berkshire -20 22 £363 -3.33% 26
Hampshire -32 19 £365 +8.14% 4
Buckinghamshire -1 18 £300 -7.69% 8
Kent +10 13 £338 -10.00% 8
West Sussex -15 10 £338 +14.40% 5
East Sussex +7 7 £320 +21.90% 3
Oxfordshire -30 6 £378 +25.83% 8
Sussex - 2 £325 -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 265 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 180 (67.92%) SQL
3 115 (43.40%) T-SQL
4 112 (42.26%) .NET
4 112 (42.26%) Microsoft
5 104 (39.25%) C#
5 104 (39.25%) Windows
6 94 (35.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 91 (34.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 88 (33.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 68 (25.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 68 (25.66%) ASP.NET
10 56 (21.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 56 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 49 (18.49%) Business Intelligence
12 48 (18.11%) SharePoint
12 48 (18.11%) IIS
12 48 (18.11%) VMware
13 47 (17.74%) Data Warehouse
14 46 (17.36%) Visual Studio
15 44 (16.60%) JavaScript
16 42 (15.85%) HTML
17 41 (15.47%) Team Foundation Server
18 37 (13.96%) MVC
19 36 (13.58%) Windows Server 2012
19 36 (13.58%) .NET Framework
20 35 (13.21%) PowerShell
20 35 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
20 35 (13.21%) MS Excel
21 34 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 48 (18.11%) IIS
1 48 (18.11%) SharePoint
2 24 (9.06%) MS Exchange
3 19 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (3.77%) Lync
5 10 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (3.77%) Apache
6 8 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.64%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (2.64%) MQSeries
8 6 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.89%) CMS
9 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.13%) nginx
10 3 (1.13%) JBoss
10 3 (1.13%) MediaWiki
11 1 (0.38%) Node.js
11 1 (0.38%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.38%) ArcIMS
Applications
1 35 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.66%) MS Office
3 3 (1.13%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.75%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.75%) MS Project
4 2 (0.75%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.38%) Pivotal CRM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.13%) Office 365
2 2 (0.75%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Boomi
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.81%) SAN
2 15 (5.66%) DNS
3 12 (4.53%) DHCP
4 11 (4.15%) LAN
5 10 (3.77%) WAN
6 9 (3.40%) Intranet
7 7 (2.64%) Firewall
7 7 (2.64%) VPN
7 7 (2.64%) Wireshark
7 7 (2.64%) NAS
8 5 (1.89%) VLAN
8 5 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.51%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (1.51%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.51%) Internet
9 4 (1.51%) FTP
9 4 (1.51%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.13%) SNMP
10 3 (1.13%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.13%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 94 (35.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 91 (34.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 88 (33.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 68 (25.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 56 (21.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 47 (17.74%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (8.30%) Relational Database
9 14 (5.28%) Oracle Database
10 12 (4.53%) MySQL
11 11 (4.15%) RDBMS
11 11 (4.15%) OLAP
12 10 (3.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (3.40%) OLTP
14 8 (3.02%) OLAP Cube
15 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2000
15 6 (2.26%) Star Schema
16 5 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
16 5 (1.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 46 (17.36%) Visual Studio
2 41 (15.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (4.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 11 (4.15%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.64%) Fiddler
6 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.51%) Subversion
7 4 (1.51%) ReSharper
7 4 (1.51%) ERwin
7 4 (1.51%) NUnit
8 3 (1.13%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.75%) Selenium
9 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.75%) Hudson
9 2 (0.75%) WiX
9 2 (0.75%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.38%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.38%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.38%) Moq
10 1 (0.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 33 (12.45%) Finance
2 10 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.13%) Banking
3 3 (1.13%) Retail
3 3 (1.13%) Automotive
3 3 (1.13%) Advertising
4 2 (0.75%) Front Office
4 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.75%) Marketing
4 2 (0.75%) Military
5 1 (0.38%) Electronics
5 1 (0.38%) Games
5 1 (0.38%) Legal
5 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 124 (46.79%) Developer
2 48 (18.11%) DBA
3 46 (17.36%) .NET Developer
4 43 (16.23%) SQL DBA
5 39 (14.72%) SQL Developer
6 24 (9.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 22 (8.30%) C# Developer
7 22 (8.30%) Analyst
8 21 (7.92%) SQL Server DBA
9 20 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (6.79%) Administrator
11 16 (6.04%) SQL Server Developer
12 13 (4.91%) Consultant
13 12 (4.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 11 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (4.15%) Programmer
15 9 (3.40%) Analyst Programmer
15 9 (3.40%) Support Engineer
16 8 (3.02%) Architect
16 8 (3.02%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (42.26%) .NET
2 68 (25.66%) ASP.NET
3 42 (15.85%) HTML
4 36 (13.58%) .NET Framework
5 32 (12.08%) Web Services
6 30 (11.32%) CSS
6 30 (11.32%) WCF
7 29 (10.94%) jQuery
7 29 (10.94%) XML
8 24 (9.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (6.42%) MDX
10 16 (6.04%) Ajax
11 15 (5.66%) HTML5
12 14 (5.28%) KnockoutJS
13 13 (4.91%) AngularJS
14 11 (4.15%) Razor View Engine
14 11 (4.15%) WPF
14 11 (4.15%) XSLT
15 10 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
16 9 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.68%) Clustering
2 14 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.28%) Replication
3 13 (4.91%) Data Structures
4 10 (3.77%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.26%) NHS
5 6 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.89%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.51%) Informatics
7 4 (1.51%) W3C
7 4 (1.51%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.13%) Blog
8 3 (1.13%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.75%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.75%) Social Media
9 2 (0.75%) IVR
10 1 (0.38%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.38%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 104 (39.25%) Windows
2 56 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (13.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (9.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (5.66%) Linux
6 12 (4.53%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.89%) UNIX
8 4 (1.51%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.13%) CentOS
9 3 (1.13%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.13%) AIX
10 2 (0.75%) Android
11 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.38%) Solaris
11 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.49%) Business Intelligence
2 37 (13.96%) MVC
3 35 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (11.70%) ITIL
5 27 (10.19%) ETL
5 27 (10.19%) Performance Tuning
6 18 (6.79%) Migration
6 18 (6.79%) Unit Testing
7 17 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (5.66%) OO
8 15 (5.66%) CRM
9 14 (5.28%) Data Migration
9 14 (5.28%) SDLC
10 13 (4.91%) TDD
11 12 (4.53%) Business Continuity
11 12 (4.53%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (4.53%) MVVM
12 11 (4.15%) Web Development
13 10 (3.77%) Data Modelling
13 10 (3.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 180 (67.92%) SQL
2 115 (43.40%) T-SQL
3 104 (39.25%) C#
4 44 (16.60%) JavaScript
5 35 (13.21%) PowerShell
6 21 (7.92%) VB.NET
7 16 (6.04%) VBScript
7 16 (6.04%) Java
8 15 (5.66%) VB
9 13 (4.91%) C++
9 13 (4.91%) PL/SQL
10 9 (3.40%) X++
11 5 (1.89%) C
12 4 (1.51%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.13%) VBA
13 3 (1.13%) PHP
13 3 (1.13%) Groovy
13 3 (1.13%) Ruby
13 3 (1.13%) Korn
14 2 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (6.42%) Degree
3 16 (6.04%) Security Cleared
4 14 (5.28%) SC Cleared
5 13 (4.91%) MCTS
6 11 (4.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (3.40%) MCSE
8 8 (3.02%) MCSA
9 5 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.51%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.75%) MCITP
11 2 (0.75%) CCNA
11 2 (0.75%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.89%) SLA
2 4 (1.51%) QA
2 4 (1.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 34 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (12.45%) Active Directory
3 16 (6.04%) vSphere
4 11 (4.15%) VMware ESX
5 10 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (3.40%) Hyper-V
6 9 (3.40%) XenApp
7 5 (1.89%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.13%) Samba
9 2 (0.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.38%) vCloud
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (5.66%) SCOM
2 11 (4.15%) SCCM
3 9 (3.40%) EMC NetWorker
4 8 (3.02%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (1.89%) WSUS
6 4 (1.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.13%) cPanel
7 3 (1.13%) Webmin
7 3 (1.13%) EMC VPLEX
7 3 (1.13%) OpenView
7 3 (1.13%) OVSD
7 3 (1.13%) LiteSpeed
7 3 (1.13%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.13%) Plesk
8 2 (0.75%) Puppet
8 2 (0.75%) NetCrunch
8 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.75%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.75%) vMotion
Vendors
1 112 (42.26%) Microsoft
2 48 (18.11%) VMware
3 27 (10.19%) Oracle
4 24 (9.06%) Cisco
5 19 (7.17%) HP
6 10 (3.77%) EMC
7 9 (3.40%) Telerik
7 9 (3.40%) Tableau
8 8 (3.02%) BMC
9 7 (2.64%) Citrix
9 7 (2.64%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.64%) Brocade
10 6 (2.26%) Cognos
10 6 (2.26%) Red Gate
11 5 (1.89%) ProCurve
11 5 (1.89%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.51%) Remedy
13 3 (1.13%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.13%) IBM
14 2 (0.75%) CommVault
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Preferred Choice
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Preferred Choice
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Farnborough
Energon Global
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cobham
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 17 days ago