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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 115 84 67
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 162 181 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.63% 2.13% 2.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.28% 9.86% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 104 119
Average daily rate
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£345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Average hourly rate £46.75 £33.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £24.96 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.88 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £29.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.52% +12.50%
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
1746 1835 1579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.62% 21.55% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1035 928 868
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 59 37
Average hourly rate £36.50 £22.46 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.54% -15.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £16.25 £20.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.50 £37.50 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -9.83%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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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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 +12 43 £363 +1.75% 6
Hampshire -28 39 £330 +4.76% 11
Berkshire +7 32 £350 -14.63% 7
Kent -16 12 £338 +5.46% 3
Buckinghamshire -30 12 £500 +53.84% 3
Oxfordshire -25 9 £375 +41.50% 5
Middlesex +5 6 £281 -
West Sussex -7 5 £340 +4.61% 1
East Sussex -8 1 £325 -7.14% 1
Sussex - - - -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 363 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 202 (55.65%) SQL
3 157 (43.25%) .NET
4 152 (41.87%) C#
5 117 (32.23%) Windows
6 116 (31.96%) Microsoft
7 110 (30.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 106 (29.20%) ASP.NET
9 104 (28.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 87 (23.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 77 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 75 (20.66%) HTML
13 73 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
14 72 (19.83%) T-SQL
15 65 (17.91%) MVC
16 64 (17.63%) XML
17 63 (17.36%) CSS
17 63 (17.36%) JavaScript
18 61 (16.80%) Visual Studio
19 58 (15.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 57 (15.70%) WCF
21 55 (15.15%) .NET Framework
22 54 (14.88%) Team Foundation Server
23 53 (14.60%) ASP.NET MVC
23 53 (14.60%) Data Warehouse
24 49 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
25 48 (13.22%) Security Cleared
26 46 (12.67%) Windows Server 2008
27 45 (12.40%) Finance
28 44 (12.12%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 37 (10.19%) SharePoint
2 31 (8.54%) IIS
3 30 (8.26%) BizTalk Server
4 21 (5.79%) MS Exchange
5 15 (4.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (3.03%) CMS
7 9 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.20%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.38%) LiveCycle
11 4 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.83%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.83%) SAS
13 2 (0.55%) Commerce Server
13 2 (0.55%) Node.js
13 2 (0.55%) Kentico
Applications
1 40 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.86%) MS Office
3 3 (0.83%) FastStats
3 3 (0.83%) PowerPivot
3 3 (0.83%) MS Project
3 3 (0.83%) SPSS
4 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.55%) Agresso
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.28%) Pivotal CRM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.28%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.83%) SaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.71%) SAN
2 13 (3.58%) SSL
2 13 (3.58%) LAN
3 11 (3.03%) DNS
3 11 (3.03%) DHCP
4 10 (2.75%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.48%) Firewall
6 7 (1.93%) IP Telephony
6 7 (1.93%) PBX
6 7 (1.93%) VoIP
6 7 (1.93%) WAN
6 7 (1.93%) SMTP
7 3 (0.83%) Asterisk PBX
7 3 (0.83%) Internet
7 3 (0.83%) ISDN
8 2 (0.55%) FTP
8 2 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.28%) VLAN
9 1 (0.28%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 363 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 110 (30.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 104 (28.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 87 (23.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 77 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (15.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 53 (14.60%) Data Warehouse
8 44 (12.12%) SQL Server 2000
9 35 (9.64%) Relational Database
10 17 (4.68%) RDBMS
11 14 (3.86%) PowerCenter
12 13 (3.58%) Oracle Database
13 11 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
13 11 (3.03%) OLAP
14 10 (2.75%) QlikView
15 9 (2.48%) EDRMS
16 7 (1.93%) OLTP
17 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 5 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
18 5 (1.38%) DTS
Development Applications
1 61 (16.80%) Visual Studio
2 54 (14.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (2.20%) Subversion
5 7 (1.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (1.65%) MSTest
6 6 (1.65%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (1.38%) NUnit
7 5 (1.38%) JIRA
7 5 (1.38%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.55%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.55%) Moq
9 1 (0.28%) LSMW
9 1 (0.28%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.28%) Toad
9 1 (0.28%) NCrunch
General
1 45 (12.40%) Finance
2 26 (7.16%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.86%) Marketing
4 6 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.65%) Publishing
5 5 (1.38%) Electronics
6 4 (1.10%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.10%) Legal
6 4 (1.10%) Banking
7 3 (0.83%) Retail
7 3 (0.83%) Korean Language
8 2 (0.55%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 205 (56.47%) Developer
2 67 (18.46%) .NET Developer
3 48 (13.22%) DBA
4 47 (12.95%) Analyst
5 43 (11.85%) SQL DBA
6 33 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 33 (9.09%) C# Developer
7 30 (8.26%) Administrator
8 27 (7.44%) C# .NET Developer
9 26 (7.16%) SQL Server DBA
10 24 (6.61%) ASP.NET Developer
11 18 (4.96%) Informatica Developer
12 14 (3.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 13 (3.58%) Consultant
14 12 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (3.31%) Support Analyst
15 11 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 11 (3.03%) Software Developer
16 10 (2.75%) Programmer
16 10 (2.75%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (43.25%) .NET
2 106 (29.20%) ASP.NET
3 75 (20.66%) HTML
4 64 (17.63%) XML
5 63 (17.36%) CSS
6 57 (15.70%) WCF
7 55 (15.15%) .NET Framework
8 53 (14.60%) ASP.NET MVC
9 44 (12.12%) jQuery
10 34 (9.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 30 (8.26%) Web Services
12 18 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 17 (4.68%) Ajax
14 15 (4.13%) REST
15 14 (3.86%) HTML5
15 14 (3.86%) WPF
16 13 (3.58%) Silverlight
16 13 (3.58%) WinForms
17 12 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 11 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.12%) Clustering
2 40 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.96%) Replication
4 16 (4.41%) Open Source
5 10 (2.75%) N-Tier
6 8 (2.20%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.20%) Statistics
7 7 (1.93%) IVR
7 7 (1.93%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.65%) NHS
8 6 (1.65%) GIS
9 4 (1.10%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.10%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.83%) Social Media
10 3 (0.83%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.83%) DTV
10 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.55%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 117 (32.23%) Windows
2 46 (12.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (11.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (6.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.48%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.20%) UNIX
7 7 (1.93%) Windows 2000
8 6 (1.65%) Linux
9 5 (1.38%) AIX
10 3 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (17.91%) MVC
3 49 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (8.82%) TDD
5 31 (8.54%) Migration
6 30 (8.26%) Scrum
7 28 (7.71%) ITIL
7 28 (7.71%) ETL
7 28 (7.71%) Performance Tuning
8 24 (6.61%) Data Modelling
9 22 (6.06%) CRM
10 17 (4.68%) SOA
11 16 (4.41%) Load Balancing
12 15 (4.13%) Data Analysis
13 14 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (3.86%) Requirements Analysis
13 14 (3.86%) Data Migration
14 13 (3.58%) Unit Testing
14 13 (3.58%) Capacity Planning
14 13 (3.58%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 202 (55.65%) SQL
2 152 (41.87%) C#
3 72 (19.83%) T-SQL
4 63 (17.36%) JavaScript
5 38 (10.47%) PowerShell
6 17 (4.68%) VBScript
7 16 (4.41%) VB.NET
7 16 (4.41%) Java
8 10 (2.75%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.20%) VB
10 7 (1.93%) XAML
11 5 (1.38%) Korn
11 5 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.38%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.10%) VBA
12 4 (1.10%) VB6
13 3 (0.83%) XPath
14 2 (0.55%) Perl
14 2 (0.55%) Ruby
15 1 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 48 (13.22%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.19%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (6.06%) MCTS
5 9 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.48%) CCNA
6 8 (2.20%) Degree
7 5 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.38%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.83%) MCSA
9 1 (0.28%) MCITP
9 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.28%) MCP
9 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.13%) SLA
2 2 (0.55%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.28%) GxP
System Software
1 22 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.75%) vSphere
4 8 (2.20%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.93%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.38%) vCloud
8 3 (0.83%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.83%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (4.68%) SCOM
2 10 (2.75%) NetBackup
3 9 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (1.93%) SCCM
4 7 (1.93%) ARCserve
5 5 (1.38%) WSUS
5 5 (1.38%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.10%) Puppet
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.55%) NetCrunch
7 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 116 (31.96%) Microsoft
2 40 (11.02%) Oracle
3 30 (8.26%) VMware
4 19 (5.23%) Informatica
5 15 (4.13%) Citrix
6 14 (3.86%) Cisco
6 14 (3.86%) Symantec
7 12 (3.31%) BMC
8 11 (3.03%) Ektron
8 11 (3.03%) HP
9 10 (2.75%) Cognos
9 10 (2.75%) CA
10 8 (2.20%) EMC
10 8 (2.20%) SAP
11 7 (1.93%) 3PAR
11 7 (1.93%) Business Objects
12 6 (1.65%) Altiris
13 5 (1.38%) Telerik
13 5 (1.38%) Acronis
13 5 (1.38%) Red Gate
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