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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 84 81 64
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 207 194 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.14% 2.30% 2.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.21% 10.26% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 126 132
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£350 £338 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 2
Average hourly rate £46.75 £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-28.46% +18.18%
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
1696 1891 1741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.51% 22.39% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 1012 858
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 41
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £16.10 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -0.82%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +29 61 £350 +3.70% 23
Hampshire -20 58 £330 +2.32% 16
Berkshire +20 44 £400 +18.51% 8
Oxfordshire -1 17 £300 -14.28% 5
West Sussex +6 7 £295 -22.87% 3
Buckinghamshire -24 5 £375 +7.14% 6
Kent -14 4 £356 +11.32% 6
East Sussex -17 4 £263 -16.00% 2
Middlesex +6 3 £259 - 2
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 373 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 203 (54.42%) SQL
3 168 (45.04%) .NET
4 164 (43.97%) C#
5 126 (33.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 124 (33.24%) Windows
7 121 (32.44%) ASP.NET
7 121 (32.44%) Microsoft
8 108 (28.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 78 (20.91%) JavaScript
10 77 (20.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 76 (20.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 76 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
12 71 (19.03%) MVC
13 70 (18.77%) HTML
14 68 (18.23%) T-SQL
14 68 (18.23%) WCF
15 63 (16.89%) CSS
16 60 (16.09%) XML
17 55 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC
18 54 (14.48%) jQuery
19 53 (14.21%) Visual Studio
20 51 (13.67%) SQL Server 2000
20 51 (13.67%) Security Cleared
21 49 (13.14%) Windows Server 2008
21 49 (13.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 49 (13.14%) Oracle
22 48 (12.87%) Windows Server 2003
22 48 (12.87%) Team Foundation Server
23 47 (12.60%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 36 (9.65%) SharePoint
2 35 (9.38%) IIS
3 30 (8.04%) BizTalk Server
4 21 (5.63%) MS Exchange
5 16 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.14%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.88%) CMS
10 5 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.34%) LiveCycle
11 4 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.80%) Node.js
12 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 3 (0.80%) SAS
12 3 (0.80%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.54%) Commerce Server
13 2 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 38 (10.19%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.75%) MS Office
3 3 (0.80%) MS Project
3 3 (0.80%) SPSS
3 3 (0.80%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.80%) FastStats
3 3 (0.80%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.27%) Agresso
4 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.27%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.27%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.07%) SaaS
3 2 (0.54%) Office 365
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.31%) SAN
2 14 (3.75%) DNS
3 12 (3.22%) SSL
4 11 (2.95%) Firewall
5 10 (2.68%) DHCP
6 9 (2.41%) LAN
7 8 (2.14%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.61%) PBX
8 6 (1.61%) VoIP
8 6 (1.61%) WAN
8 6 (1.61%) IP Telephony
9 5 (1.34%) SMTP
10 4 (1.07%) Internet
11 3 (0.80%) ISDN
11 3 (0.80%) Asterisk PBX
12 2 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.54%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.27%) FTP
13 1 (0.27%) RTP
13 1 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 126 (33.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 108 (28.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 77 (20.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 76 (20.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (13.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 49 (13.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 44 (11.80%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (6.70%) Relational Database
10 19 (5.09%) Oracle Database
11 17 (4.56%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (2.95%) RDBMS
13 10 (2.68%) QlikView
13 10 (2.68%) PowerCenter
14 9 (2.41%) OLAP
15 8 (2.14%) EDRMS
16 6 (1.61%) OLTP
16 6 (1.61%) DTS
17 5 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (14.21%) Visual Studio
2 48 (12.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.14%) Subversion
3 8 (2.14%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (1.88%) NUnit
5 6 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (1.07%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.80%) JIRA
7 3 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.80%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.54%) Selenium
8 2 (0.54%) Moq
8 2 (0.54%) MSI
8 2 (0.54%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.54%) WiX
8 2 (0.54%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.54%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.27%) Grunt
9 1 (0.27%) Mocha
General
1 42 (11.26%) Finance
2 25 (6.70%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.49%) Marketing
4 6 (1.61%) Publishing
4 6 (1.61%) Electronics
4 6 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.07%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.07%) Legal
6 3 (0.80%) Korean Language
6 3 (0.80%) Banking
6 3 (0.80%) Retail
7 2 (0.54%) Back Office
7 2 (0.54%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Local Government
8 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 202 (54.16%) Developer
2 76 (20.38%) .NET Developer
3 55 (14.75%) DBA
4 46 (12.33%) SQL DBA
5 37 (9.92%) C# Developer
6 36 (9.65%) Administrator
6 36 (9.65%) ASP.NET Developer
6 36 (9.65%) Analyst
7 32 (8.58%) C# .NET Developer
8 30 (8.04%) SQL Developer
9 25 (6.70%) SQL Server DBA
10 20 (5.36%) Consultant
11 19 (5.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 14 (3.75%) Informatica Developer
13 12 (3.22%) Software Developer
14 11 (2.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (2.95%) VB.NET Developer
15 10 (2.68%) Programmer
16 9 (2.41%) Support Analyst
16 9 (2.41%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (45.04%) .NET
2 121 (32.44%) ASP.NET
3 70 (18.77%) HTML
4 68 (18.23%) WCF
5 63 (16.89%) CSS
6 60 (16.09%) XML
7 55 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 54 (14.48%) jQuery
9 45 (12.06%) .NET Framework
10 34 (9.12%) Web Services
11 28 (7.51%) Ajax
12 27 (7.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 17 (4.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 17 (4.56%) Silverlight
14 16 (4.29%) XSLT
14 16 (4.29%) REST
15 15 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 12 (3.22%) HTML5
17 12 (3.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.60%) Clustering
2 38 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.09%) Replication
4 18 (4.83%) Open Source
5 9 (2.41%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.14%) N-Tier
6 8 (2.14%) Statistics
7 7 (1.88%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.61%) GIS
8 6 (1.61%) IVR
9 4 (1.07%) DTV
9 4 (1.07%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.07%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.07%) Social Media
10 3 (0.80%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.80%) NHS
11 2 (0.54%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.54%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.54%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 124 (33.24%) Windows
2 49 (13.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (12.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (6.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (2.95%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.41%) UNIX
6 9 (2.41%) Linux
7 6 (1.61%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.54%) AIX
10 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (19.03%) MVC
3 37 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (8.85%) ITIL
5 28 (7.51%) Scrum
5 28 (7.51%) TDD
6 27 (7.24%) Migration
6 27 (7.24%) CRM
6 27 (7.24%) Performance Tuning
7 25 (6.70%) ETL
8 20 (5.36%) Data Modelling
9 16 (4.29%) Load Balancing
10 15 (4.02%) SOA
11 14 (3.75%) OO
12 13 (3.49%) Unit Testing
12 13 (3.49%) Data Analysis
12 13 (3.49%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (3.49%) Waterfall
13 12 (3.22%) Kimball Methodology
13 12 (3.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 203 (54.42%) SQL
2 164 (43.97%) C#
3 78 (20.91%) JavaScript
4 68 (18.23%) T-SQL
5 39 (10.46%) PowerShell
6 22 (5.90%) VB.NET
7 20 (5.36%) Java
8 16 (4.29%) VBScript
9 9 (2.41%) VB
9 9 (2.41%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.61%) VB6
11 3 (0.80%) VBA
11 3 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.80%) Korn
11 3 (0.80%) XPath
11 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.54%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.54%) Python
12 2 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (13.67%) Security Cleared
2 41 (10.99%) SC Cleared
3 28 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (5.63%) MCTS
5 11 (2.95%) Degree
6 8 (2.14%) CCNA
6 8 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.88%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.80%) MCSA
10 2 (0.54%) MCP
11 1 (0.27%) MCSE
11 1 (0.27%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.27%) OCP
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.27%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.75%) SLA
2 2 (0.54%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.27%) GxP
System Software
1 24 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.95%) vSphere
3 10 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.14%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (1.34%) vCloud
6 5 (1.34%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.80%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.80%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.54%) XenApp
10 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (4.29%) SCOM
2 9 (2.41%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.61%) SCCM
4 6 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (1.34%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.34%) WSUS
5 5 (1.34%) Puppet
5 5 (1.34%) ARCserve
6 3 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.54%) NetCrunch
7 2 (0.54%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 121 (32.44%) Microsoft
2 49 (13.14%) Oracle
3 32 (8.58%) VMware
4 15 (4.02%) Informatica
5 13 (3.49%) Cisco
6 12 (3.22%) Citrix
6 12 (3.22%) Symantec
7 11 (2.95%) EMC
7 11 (2.95%) BMC
8 10 (2.68%) HP
9 9 (2.41%) CA
9 9 (2.41%) Business Objects
10 8 (2.14%) SAP
11 7 (1.88%) Cognos
12 6 (1.61%) Ektron
13 5 (1.34%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.34%) Red Gate
13 5 (1.34%) Acronis
13 5 (1.34%) Altiris
13 5 (1.34%) Adobe
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £35.00 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
H&R Talent
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Fuel Card
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £500 - £570 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Surrey
DP Connect
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Portsmouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Redhill
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £3500.00 - £4000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago