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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 119 74 68
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 154 229 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.54% 2.42% 2.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.22% 12.95% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 183 125
Average daily rate
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£325 £385 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +14.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £98.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.49% +240.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £61.75 £24.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £135.75 £34.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +9.75%
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
1670 1768 1624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.68% 18.69% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1031 1011 857
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 64
Average hourly rate £37.50 £52.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +81.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £70.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 -13 36 £363 -11.58% 16
Hampshire -18 33 £308 -1.60% 8
Buckinghamshire +4 24 £306 -14.57% 3
Berkshire -44 21 £400 +6.66% 7
Oxfordshire -16 14 £325 - 6
West Sussex -20 13 £340 +13.33% 4
Kent -10 7 £288 -32.35% 5
East Sussex -11 5 £315 -10.00% 3
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 264 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 162 (61.36%) SQL
3 115 (43.56%) .NET
4 108 (40.91%) C#
5 104 (39.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 101 (38.26%) Microsoft
7 86 (32.58%) Windows
7 86 (32.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 84 (31.82%) T-SQL
9 82 (31.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 68 (25.76%) ASP.NET
11 65 (24.62%) SQL Server 2005
12 61 (23.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 61 (23.11%) Visual Studio
13 58 (21.97%) Data Warehouse
13 58 (21.97%) Business Intelligence
14 49 (18.56%) SharePoint
14 49 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
15 48 (18.18%) XML
15 48 (18.18%) HTML
16 47 (17.80%) JavaScript
17 45 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
18 44 (16.67%) MVC
19 43 (16.29%) .NET Framework
20 40 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
21 37 (14.02%) VMware
21 37 (14.02%) CSS
22 35 (13.26%) ETL
23 33 (12.50%) jQuery
24 31 (11.74%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 49 (18.56%) SharePoint
2 19 (7.20%) IIS
3 17 (6.44%) MS Exchange
3 17 (6.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 16 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (3.41%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (3.41%) CMS
7 8 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.89%) Lync
9 3 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.76%) Apache
10 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.76%) nginx
10 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.76%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.38%) Kentico
11 1 (0.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 24 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.82%) MS Office
3 5 (1.89%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.52%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.76%) MS Project
6 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.38%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.52%) Office 365
2 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.95%) SAN
2 16 (6.06%) LAN
3 11 (4.17%) DNS
3 11 (4.17%) DHCP
4 10 (3.79%) Firewall
5 8 (3.03%) WAN
6 6 (2.27%) Intranet
7 5 (1.89%) VLAN
7 5 (1.89%) SMTP
8 4 (1.52%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.52%) VPN
8 4 (1.52%) DWDM
8 4 (1.52%) Internet
8 4 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.14%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.14%) NAS
9 3 (1.14%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.14%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 104 (39.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 86 (32.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 82 (31.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 65 (24.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 61 (23.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 58 (21.97%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (11.74%) Relational Database
9 21 (7.95%) RDBMS
10 13 (4.92%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (4.55%) PowerCenter
12 10 (3.79%) OLAP
12 10 (3.79%) OLAP Cube
13 8 (3.03%) Oracle Database
14 7 (2.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (2.27%) MySQL
16 5 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
16 5 (1.89%) QlikView
17 4 (1.52%) PerformancePoint
17 4 (1.52%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 61 (23.11%) Visual Studio
2 40 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (2.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (2.27%) MSTest
6 4 (1.52%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.52%) JIRA
7 3 (1.14%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.14%) Subversion
8 2 (0.76%) NUnit
9 1 (0.38%) NCrunch
9 1 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.38%) Moq
9 1 (0.38%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
General
1 29 (10.98%) Finance
2 11 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.27%) Banking
3 6 (2.27%) Marketing
4 4 (1.52%) Automotive
5 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.14%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Back Office
6 1 (0.38%) Electronics
6 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.38%) Military
6 1 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 163 (61.74%) Developer
2 49 (18.56%) .NET Developer
3 42 (15.91%) SQL Developer
4 31 (11.74%) DBA
5 29 (10.98%) Analyst
5 29 (10.98%) SQL DBA
6 28 (10.61%) C# Developer
7 25 (9.47%) C# .NET Developer
7 25 (9.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 17 (6.44%) SQL Server DBA
9 15 (5.68%) SQL Server Developer
10 13 (4.92%) WPF Developer
11 12 (4.55%) Informatica Developer
12 11 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
12 11 (4.17%) Consultant
13 10 (3.79%) Web Developer
14 9 (3.41%) Administrator
15 8 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
15 8 (3.03%) Architect
16 7 (2.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (43.56%) .NET
2 68 (25.76%) ASP.NET
3 48 (18.18%) XML
3 48 (18.18%) HTML
4 43 (16.29%) .NET Framework
5 37 (14.02%) CSS
6 33 (12.50%) jQuery
7 30 (11.36%) Web Services
8 29 (10.98%) WCF
8 29 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (9.85%) WPF
10 23 (8.71%) Entity Framework
11 16 (6.06%) MDX
12 11 (4.17%) HTML5
12 11 (4.17%) LINQ
13 10 (3.79%) Ajax
13 10 (3.79%) AngularJS
13 10 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 9 (3.41%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.44%) Replication
3 16 (6.06%) Clustering
4 9 (3.41%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.03%) NHS
6 7 (2.65%) Open Source
7 4 (1.52%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.52%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.52%) Social Media
8 3 (1.14%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.14%) User Experience
8 3 (1.14%) Blog
8 3 (1.14%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.14%) IVR
8 3 (1.14%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.38%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 86 (32.58%) Windows
2 45 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (8.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (3.41%) Linux
6 6 (2.27%) Windows 2000
6 6 (2.27%) Android
7 5 (1.89%) UNIX
8 4 (1.52%) AIX
9 3 (1.14%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.76%) CentOS
10 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.76%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.38%) Solaris
11 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (21.97%) Business Intelligence
2 49 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (16.67%) MVC
4 35 (13.26%) ETL
5 27 (10.23%) Performance Tuning
6 24 (9.09%) Migration
7 21 (7.95%) ITIL
8 20 (7.58%) MVVM
9 18 (6.82%) Data Modelling
9 18 (6.82%) TDD
10 16 (6.06%) Scrum
11 15 (5.68%) CRM
12 12 (4.55%) Kimball Methodology
13 11 (4.17%) Web Development
13 11 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
14 9 (3.41%) ITIL V3
14 9 (3.41%) Data Migration
14 9 (3.41%) Content Management
15 8 (3.03%) OO
15 8 (3.03%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 162 (61.36%) SQL
2 108 (40.91%) C#
3 84 (31.82%) T-SQL
4 47 (17.80%) JavaScript
5 18 (6.82%) VBScript
6 16 (6.06%) VB.NET
7 15 (5.68%) VB
7 15 (5.68%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.41%) X++
8 9 (3.41%) Java
9 7 (2.65%) XAML
9 7 (2.65%) C++
10 5 (1.89%) VBA
11 4 (1.52%) Ruby
11 4 (1.52%) Bourne shell
12 3 (1.14%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.14%) Korn
12 3 (1.14%) XPath
12 3 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.79%) MCTS
5 8 (3.03%) CCNA
5 8 (3.03%) MCSA
6 4 (1.52%) Degree
7 3 (1.14%) MCSE
8 2 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.38%) MCITP
9 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.52%) SLA
2 3 (1.14%) QA
3 2 (0.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (10.98%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.92%) vSphere
4 11 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.41%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.89%) XenApp
7 4 (1.52%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.14%) Samba
9 2 (0.76%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 15 (5.68%) SCCM
2 7 (2.65%) WSUS
3 5 (1.89%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.89%) ARCserve
4 4 (1.52%) SCOM
4 4 (1.52%) Puppet
4 4 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.76%) Plesk
6 2 (0.76%) cPanel
6 2 (0.76%) Webmin
7 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.38%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 101 (38.26%) Microsoft
2 37 (14.02%) VMware
3 20 (7.58%) Cisco
4 17 (6.44%) HP
5 12 (4.55%) Informatica
5 12 (4.55%) Oracle
6 10 (3.79%) Citrix
6 10 (3.79%) Brocade
7 9 (3.41%) Tableau
7 9 (3.41%) NetApp
8 8 (3.03%) 3PAR
9 7 (2.65%) Ektron
9 7 (2.65%) Telerik
10 6 (2.27%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.89%) Altiris
11 5 (1.89%) Symantec
11 5 (1.89%) CA
12 4 (1.52%) Cognos
12 4 (1.52%) Apple
12 4 (1.52%) ProCurve
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dartford
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Guildford
Lorien Resourcing - Vertical IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago