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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 147 95 77
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 116 178 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.22% 1.94% 2.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.84% 10.21% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 115 128
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%
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
1986 1743 1661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.83% 18.95% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1244 997 878
Average daily rate £375 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 57
Average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £13.32 £17.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -4 28 £350 +27.27% 10
Buckinghamshire +12 21 £350 +16.66% 10
Hampshire -28 17 £390 +9.47% 9
Kent +4 14 £338 -10.00% 7
West Sussex -9 10 £338 +16.37% 4
Berkshire -30 8 £350 +12.00% 17
Oxfordshire -32 8 £380 +26.66% 5
East Sussex -1 7 £425 +41.66% 5
Sussex - 1 £400 - 1
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
2 167 (63.26%) SQL
3 116 (43.94%) .NET
4 111 (42.05%) C#
5 103 (39.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 98 (37.12%) Windows
7 97 (36.74%) Microsoft
8 95 (35.98%) T-SQL
9 85 (32.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 79 (29.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 70 (26.52%) ASP.NET
12 68 (25.76%) SQL Server 2005
13 58 (21.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 54 (20.45%) VMware
15 53 (20.08%) Windows Server 2008
16 50 (18.94%) SharePoint
17 49 (18.56%) Data Warehouse
18 47 (17.80%) HTML
19 46 (17.42%) JavaScript
19 46 (17.42%) Business Intelligence
20 45 (17.05%) Visual Studio
21 40 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
21 40 (15.15%) MVC
21 40 (15.15%) IIS
22 38 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
23 35 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
23 35 (13.26%) .NET Framework
24 34 (12.88%) PowerShell
24 34 (12.88%) Team Foundation Server
24 34 (12.88%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 50 (18.94%) SharePoint
2 40 (15.15%) IIS
3 24 (9.09%) MS Exchange
4 17 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (3.79%) Lync
6 10 (3.79%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.65%) Apache
9 6 (2.27%) CMS
10 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.52%) MQSeries
11 4 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.52%) MediaWiki
12 3 (1.14%) nginx
13 1 (0.38%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 30 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 19 (7.20%) MS Office
3 5 (1.89%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.52%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.76%) MS Project
5 2 (0.76%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.52%) 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 4 (1.52%) Office 365
2 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.76%) SaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.38%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.23%) SAN
2 14 (5.30%) DNS
3 13 (4.92%) Intranet
4 12 (4.55%) LAN
4 12 (4.55%) DHCP
5 10 (3.79%) WAN
6 7 (2.65%) NAS
7 6 (2.27%) Firewall
7 6 (2.27%) VPN
8 5 (1.89%) Internet
8 5 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (1.52%) VLAN
9 4 (1.52%) Wireshark
9 4 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.52%) DWDM
10 3 (1.14%) Extranet
10 3 (1.14%) SMTP
10 3 (1.14%) SNMP
10 3 (1.14%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 103 (39.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 85 (32.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 79 (29.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 68 (25.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 58 (21.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 49 (18.56%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (6.82%) Relational Database
9 13 (4.92%) Oracle Database
9 13 (4.92%) RDBMS
10 12 (4.55%) MySQL
11 10 (3.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (3.41%) OLAP
12 9 (3.41%) OLAP Cube
13 6 (2.27%) OLTP
14 5 (1.89%) QlikView
15 4 (1.52%) Big Data
15 4 (1.52%) Star Schema
15 4 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 45 (17.05%) Visual Studio
2 34 (12.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.79%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (1.52%) Subversion
6 4 (1.52%) ReSharper
6 4 (1.52%) Fiddler
7 3 (1.14%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.14%) NUnit
8 2 (0.76%) ERwin
8 2 (0.76%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.38%) Ant
9 1 (0.38%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.38%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.38%) JIRA
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.38%) Selenium
9 1 (0.38%) Moq
General
1 33 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.52%) Banking
3 4 (1.52%) Automotive
4 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.76%) Marketing
4 2 (0.76%) Military
5 1 (0.38%) Advertising
5 1 (0.38%) Games
5 1 (0.38%) Legal
5 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.38%) Front Office
5 1 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 140 (53.03%) Developer
2 57 (21.59%) .NET Developer
3 43 (16.29%) SQL Developer
3 43 (16.29%) DBA
4 39 (14.77%) SQL DBA
5 30 (11.36%) C# Developer
6 27 (10.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 25 (9.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 23 (8.71%) SQL Server DBA
9 17 (6.44%) Analyst
10 15 (5.68%) SQL Server Developer
11 14 (5.30%) Administrator
12 12 (4.55%) Consultant
12 12 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (3.41%) Architect
14 9 (3.41%) ASP.NET Developer
14 9 (3.41%) SharePoint Developer
15 8 (3.03%) Support Engineer
16 6 (2.27%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (43.94%) .NET
2 70 (26.52%) ASP.NET
3 47 (17.80%) HTML
4 35 (13.26%) .NET Framework
5 32 (12.12%) CSS
6 31 (11.74%) jQuery
7 28 (10.61%) Web Services
8 26 (9.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (9.85%) WCF
9 25 (9.47%) XML
10 18 (6.82%) WPF
10 18 (6.82%) MDX
11 17 (6.44%) HTML5
12 15 (5.68%) AngularJS
13 13 (4.92%) Ajax
14 12 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
15 11 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 10 (3.79%) Razor View Engine
16 10 (3.79%) KnockoutJS
16 10 (3.79%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.85%) Clustering
2 20 (7.58%) Replication
3 13 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.79%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.27%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.27%) NHS
6 5 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.52%) Informatics
7 4 (1.52%) Social Media
7 4 (1.52%) W3C
7 4 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.14%) Blog
8 3 (1.14%) User Experience
8 3 (1.14%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.76%) IVR
10 1 (0.38%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.38%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 98 (37.12%) Windows
2 53 (20.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (4.17%) Linux
6 9 (3.41%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.27%) Android
8 5 (1.89%) UNIX
9 4 (1.52%) AIX
10 3 (1.14%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.14%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.14%) CentOS
11 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.76%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.38%) Solaris
12 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.42%) Business Intelligence
2 40 (15.15%) MVC
2 40 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (10.98%) ETL
4 27 (10.23%) ITIL
5 25 (9.47%) Performance Tuning
6 17 (6.44%) CRM
6 17 (6.44%) Migration
7 16 (6.06%) OO
7 16 (6.06%) MVVM
8 15 (5.68%) Data Modelling
9 13 (4.92%) TDD
10 12 (4.55%) Kimball Methodology
11 11 (4.17%) SDLC
11 11 (4.17%) Unit Testing
11 11 (4.17%) Data Migration
12 10 (3.79%) Web Development
12 10 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (3.41%) Scrum
13 9 (3.41%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 167 (63.26%) SQL
2 111 (42.05%) C#
3 95 (35.98%) T-SQL
4 46 (17.42%) JavaScript
5 34 (12.88%) PowerShell
6 18 (6.82%) VB.NET
7 14 (5.30%) VBScript
8 13 (4.92%) C++
8 13 (4.92%) Java
9 11 (4.17%) VB
10 9 (3.41%) PL/SQL
10 9 (3.41%) X++
11 5 (1.89%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.52%) Korn
12 4 (1.52%) Bourne shell
13 3 (1.14%) Groovy
13 3 (1.14%) XPath
13 3 (1.14%) Ruby
13 3 (1.14%) VBA
13 3 (1.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (6.44%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.68%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.55%) Degree
5 11 (4.17%) MCTS
6 9 (3.41%) MCSE
7 8 (3.03%) MCSA
7 8 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.52%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.14%) CCNA
11 2 (0.76%) VCP4
12 1 (0.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.27%) SLA
2 4 (1.52%) QA
2 4 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 35 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (12.88%) Active Directory
3 19 (7.20%) vSphere
4 13 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (3.79%) VMware ESX
6 9 (3.41%) Hyper-V
7 8 (3.03%) XenApp
8 7 (2.65%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.14%) Samba
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (5.68%) SCCM
2 14 (5.30%) SCOM
3 6 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (1.89%) WSUS
5 4 (1.52%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (1.52%) Puppet
5 4 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (1.52%) EMC VPLEX
6 3 (1.14%) Plesk
6 3 (1.14%) cPanel
6 3 (1.14%) Webmin
6 3 (1.14%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.14%) ARCserve
6 3 (1.14%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.14%) OpenView
6 3 (1.14%) OVSD
6 3 (1.14%) LiteSpeed
7 2 (0.76%) vMotion
8 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 97 (36.74%) Microsoft
2 54 (20.45%) VMware
3 25 (9.47%) Cisco
4 24 (9.09%) HP
5 20 (7.58%) Oracle
6 9 (3.41%) Citrix
6 9 (3.41%) Brocade
6 9 (3.41%) Tableau
7 8 (3.03%) Telerik
8 7 (2.65%) EMC
9 6 (2.27%) 3PAR
10 5 (1.89%) Red Gate
10 5 (1.89%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.52%) BMC
11 4 (1.52%) NetApp
11 4 (1.52%) ProCurve
12 3 (1.14%) Cognos
12 3 (1.14%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.14%) Altiris
12 3 (1.14%) Nintex
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