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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 80 69 73
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 204 223 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.23% 2.55% 2.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.86% 12.74% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 139 116
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 7
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-36.06% +1.66%
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
1720 1750 1798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.83% 20.01% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 941 867
Average daily rate £350 £368 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.22% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £16.65 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 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
Hampshire -18 51 £350 +5.66% 20
Surrey +25 46 £325 +16.07% 12
Berkshire +17 39 £370 +9.22% 6
Oxfordshire +9 19 £300 - 4
West Sussex +7 13 £295 -16.90% 7
Buckinghamshire -22 7 £325 -9.59% 4
Kent -22 7 £388 +25.00% 4
East Sussex -24 4 £263 -27.58% 4
Middlesex - - - - 4
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 400 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 227 (56.75%) .NET
3 219 (54.75%) C#
4 198 (49.50%) SQL
5 138 (34.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 134 (33.50%) ASP.NET
7 130 (32.50%) Windows
8 115 (28.75%) Microsoft
8 115 (28.75%) WCF
9 104 (26.00%) XML
10 103 (25.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 98 (24.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 86 (21.50%) JavaScript
13 85 (21.25%) Visual Studio
14 84 (21.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 82 (20.50%) MVC
16 73 (18.25%) HTML
16 73 (18.25%) T-SQL
17 69 (17.25%) Team Foundation Server
18 64 (16.00%) .NET Framework
19 61 (15.25%) CSS
20 58 (14.50%) jQuery
21 55 (13.75%) ASP.NET MVC
21 55 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
21 55 (13.75%) Web Services
22 50 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
23 49 (12.25%) Oracle
24 48 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
25 44 (11.00%) SharePoint
26 43 (10.75%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 44 (11.00%) SharePoint
2 39 (9.75%) IIS
3 36 (9.00%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (3.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 13 (3.25%) MS Exchange
6 11 (2.75%) CMS
7 8 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.50%) ArcGIS
10 4 (1.00%) Node.js
10 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.75%) Documentum
11 3 (0.75%) SAS
12 2 (0.50%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.50%) Papyrus
Applications
1 33 (8.25%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.75%) MS Office
3 6 (1.50%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.75%) FastStats
4 3 (0.75%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.75%) SPSS
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.50%) Exstream
4 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Agresso
4 1 (0.25%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.25%) Office 365
3 7 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.75%) SAN
2 9 (2.25%) Firewall
3 7 (1.75%) DNS
3 7 (1.75%) SSL
4 6 (1.50%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.50%) SMTP
5 4 (1.00%) HTTP
6 3 (0.75%) DHCP
6 3 (0.75%) Intranet
6 3 (0.75%) Network Security
7 2 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.50%) LAN
7 2 (0.50%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.25%) FTP
8 1 (0.25%) VPN
8 1 (0.25%) Internet
8 1 (0.25%) RTP
8 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.25%) IPsec
8 1 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 138 (34.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 103 (25.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 98 (24.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 84 (21.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 40 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (9.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (5.75%) Oracle Database
9 23 (5.75%) Relational Database
10 20 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
11 15 (3.75%) DTS
12 14 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (2.50%) RDBMS
13 10 (2.50%) QlikView
14 9 (2.25%) PowerCenter
15 7 (1.75%) OLAP
15 7 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (1.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 85 (21.25%) Visual Studio
2 69 (17.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.75%) NUnit
4 10 (2.50%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.25%) Subversion
6 6 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (1.25%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.25%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.75%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.75%) MSI
10 2 (0.50%) Selenium
10 2 (0.50%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.50%) WiX
10 2 (0.50%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.50%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.25%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.25%) Moq
11 1 (0.25%) Mocha
General
1 33 (8.25%) Finance
2 15 (3.75%) Marketing
3 14 (3.50%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.25%) Publishing
5 6 (1.50%) Electronics
5 6 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.75%) Military
6 3 (0.75%) Korean Language
7 2 (0.50%) Legal
7 2 (0.50%) Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Retail
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
8 1 (0.25%) German Language
8 1 (0.25%) Back Office
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Automotive
8 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 231 (57.75%) Developer
2 96 (24.00%) .NET Developer
3 63 (15.75%) C# Developer
4 48 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 44 (11.00%) DBA
6 35 (8.75%) ASP.NET Developer
7 32 (8.00%) SQL Developer
8 31 (7.75%) SQL DBA
8 31 (7.75%) Consultant
9 30 (7.50%) Administrator
10 26 (6.50%) Analyst
11 24 (6.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 22 (5.50%) Software Engineer
13 19 (4.75%) BizTalk Developer
14 18 (4.50%) VB.NET Developer
15 16 (4.00%) SQL Server DBA
16 12 (3.00%) Informatica Developer
16 12 (3.00%) Software Developer
17 11 (2.75%) Architect
18 10 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (56.75%) .NET
2 134 (33.50%) ASP.NET
3 115 (28.75%) WCF
4 104 (26.00%) XML
5 73 (18.25%) HTML
6 64 (16.00%) .NET Framework
7 61 (15.25%) CSS
8 58 (14.50%) jQuery
9 55 (13.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 55 (13.75%) Web Services
10 39 (9.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 38 (9.50%) LINQ
11 38 (9.50%) WPF
12 33 (8.25%) XSLT
13 30 (7.50%) Ajax
14 18 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 17 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web API
16 16 (4.00%) AppFabric
17 15 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 15 (3.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.50%) Clustering
2 20 (5.00%) Replication
3 11 (2.75%) N-Tier
4 8 (2.00%) Statistics
5 6 (1.50%) GIS
5 6 (1.50%) Open Source
6 5 (1.25%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.25%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.00%) DTV
7 4 (1.00%) CESG
8 3 (0.75%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.50%) Social Media
9 2 (0.50%) iPad
9 2 (0.50%) iPhone
9 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.50%) NHS
10 1 (0.25%) PMI
10 1 (0.25%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.25%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 130 (32.50%) Windows
2 48 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (10.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.00%) UNIX
6 7 (1.75%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.50%) Linux
8 4 (1.00%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.50%) Android
10 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (20.50%) MVC
2 55 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (10.50%) Scrum
4 39 (9.75%) Software Engineering
5 38 (9.50%) SOA
6 37 (9.25%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (7.00%) CRM
8 27 (6.75%) Performance Tuning
9 24 (6.00%) ETL
10 23 (5.75%) Migration
11 21 (5.25%) TDD
12 18 (4.50%) ITIL
12 18 (4.50%) Content Management
13 17 (4.25%) Unit Testing
13 17 (4.25%) OO
14 16 (4.00%) Data Modelling
15 15 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (3.25%) Validation
17 12 (3.00%) Requirements Analysis
18 11 (2.75%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 219 (54.75%) C#
2 198 (49.50%) SQL
3 86 (21.50%) JavaScript
4 73 (18.25%) T-SQL
5 32 (8.00%) VB.NET
6 26 (6.50%) PowerShell
7 22 (5.50%) Java
8 17 (4.25%) VBScript
9 13 (3.25%) VB
10 11 (2.75%) VBA
10 11 (2.75%) Python
11 9 (2.25%) VB6
12 7 (1.75%) C
13 4 (1.00%) XPath
14 3 (0.75%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.75%) C++
15 2 (0.50%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.50%) Perl
15 2 (0.50%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 43 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 37 (9.25%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.25%) MCTS
5 10 (2.50%) Degree
6 8 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (1.50%) MCSE
8 2 (0.50%) OCP
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.50%) CCNA
8 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.25%) MCSA
9 1 (0.25%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.25%) MCP
9 1 (0.25%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.00%) SLA
2 2 (0.50%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.25%) GxP
System Software
1 22 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (1.75%) vSphere
5 3 (0.75%) vCloud
5 3 (0.75%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.75%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.50%) XenApp
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (2.00%) SCCM
3 8 (2.00%) SCOM
4 4 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.00%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.75%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.75%) WSUS
5 3 (0.75%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.75%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.50%) Puppet
6 2 (0.50%) NetCrunch
6 2 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 115 (28.75%) Microsoft
2 49 (12.25%) Oracle
3 25 (6.25%) VMware
4 13 (3.25%) Informatica
5 8 (2.00%) Business Objects
5 8 (2.00%) SAP
5 8 (2.00%) Cisco
5 8 (2.00%) EMC
6 7 (1.75%) Citrix
7 6 (1.50%) ESRI
7 6 (1.50%) Telerik
8 5 (1.25%) Symantec
8 5 (1.25%) HP
8 5 (1.25%) CA
8 5 (1.25%) Red Gate
9 4 (1.00%) Altiris
9 4 (1.00%) Ektron
9 4 (1.00%) NetApp
10 3 (0.75%) Veritas
10 3 (0.75%) Sophos
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