The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the South East region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 76 69 83
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 223 206 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.30% 2.46% 1.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.54% 12.98% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 119 115
Average daily rate £385 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.07% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 10
Average hourly rate £52.50 £29.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.03% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £27.60 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £126.50 £34.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1779 1587 1989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.37% 18.96% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1011 851 953
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 58 46
Average hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.25 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 60 £375 +15.38% 18
Surrey +8 46 £410 +26.15% 12
Hampshire -7 42 £313 -12.28% 13
Buckinghamshire -11 19 £329 +9.75% 11
Kent +4 14 £425 +13.33% 12
West Sussex -6 13 £300 -13.04% 9
Oxfordshire -3 10 £325 -3.70% 20
Thames Valley - 10 £450 -
East Sussex -13 7 £350 -12.50% 1
Middlesex -4 1 £300 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 423 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 253 (59.81%) .NET
3 234 (55.32%) SQL
4 220 (52.01%) C#
5 173 (40.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 141 (33.33%) Windows
7 135 (31.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 134 (31.68%) ASP.NET
9 130 (30.73%) Microsoft
10 125 (29.55%) T-SQL
11 124 (29.31%) XML
12 123 (29.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 119 (28.13%) WCF
14 106 (25.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 83 (19.62%) Visual Studio
16 70 (16.55%) HTML
17 68 (16.08%) JavaScript
18 62 (14.66%) MVC
18 62 (14.66%) Team Foundation Server
19 61 (14.42%) Windows Server 2008
20 57 (13.48%) .NET Framework
21 54 (12.77%) LINQ
22 53 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
23 51 (12.06%) Data Warehouse
23 51 (12.06%) CSS
23 51 (12.06%) Web Services
24 50 (11.82%) SOA
24 50 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
25 49 (11.58%) ETL
25 49 (11.58%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 49 (11.58%) SharePoint
2 44 (10.40%) IIS
3 42 (9.93%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 17 (4.02%) MS Exchange
6 12 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (2.36%) CMS
8 5 (1.18%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.71%) Node.js
10 3 (0.71%) Apache
10 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.71%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.47%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.47%) LiveCycle
11 2 (0.47%) Papyrus
11 2 (0.47%) Commerce Server 2007
11 2 (0.47%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 38 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.67%) MS Office
3 4 (0.95%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.24%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.24%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.42%) SAP FI
2 6 (1.42%) SAP MM
2 6 (1.42%) SAP SD
2 6 (1.42%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.95%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.47%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.47%) Exstream
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.24%) Magento
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.65%) Office 365
3 5 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.47%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.60%) TCP/IP
1 11 (2.60%) DNS
2 10 (2.36%) HTTP
3 8 (1.89%) Firewall
3 8 (1.89%) SAN
4 6 (1.42%) SSL
4 6 (1.42%) LAN
5 5 (1.18%) SMTP
5 5 (1.18%) Internet
6 4 (0.95%) DHCP
7 3 (0.71%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.71%) WAN
7 3 (0.71%) Network Security
8 2 (0.47%) BGP
8 2 (0.47%) OSPF
8 2 (0.47%) RIP
8 2 (0.47%) SMS
9 1 (0.24%) VoIP
9 1 (0.24%) VPN
9 1 (0.24%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 173 (40.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 135 (31.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 123 (29.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 106 (25.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (12.06%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (9.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 27 (6.38%) SQL Server 2000
9 19 (4.49%) Oracle Database
10 18 (4.26%) Relational Database
11 17 (4.02%) OLAP
12 16 (3.78%) DTS
13 14 (3.31%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (2.36%) QlikView
16 9 (2.13%) MS Access
16 9 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 8 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
18 6 (1.42%) RDBMS
18 6 (1.42%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 83 (19.62%) Visual Studio
2 62 (14.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.60%) NUnit
4 7 (1.65%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.42%) LSMW
6 5 (1.18%) Hudson
6 5 (1.18%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.95%) Selenium
7 4 (0.95%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.71%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.71%) Subversion
9 2 (0.47%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.47%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.47%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.47%) MSI
9 2 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.24%) PhoneGap
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.24%) XMLSpy
General
1 37 (8.75%) Finance
2 9 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 8 (1.89%) Marketing
4 6 (1.42%) Military
5 5 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (0.95%) Banking
6 4 (0.95%) Retail
6 4 (0.95%) Publishing
7 3 (0.71%) Legal
7 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.47%) Japanese Language
8 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.47%) Advertising
8 2 (0.47%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.24%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 245 (57.92%) Developer
2 107 (25.30%) .NET Developer
3 66 (15.60%) C# Developer
4 47 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 44 (10.40%) Consultant
6 41 (9.69%) SQL Developer
7 37 (8.75%) DBA
8 36 (8.51%) ASP.NET Developer
9 29 (6.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 28 (6.62%) SQL DBA
10 28 (6.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 26 (6.15%) BizTalk Developer
12 22 (5.20%) Software Engineer
13 20 (4.73%) SQL Server DBA
14 19 (4.49%) Analyst
14 19 (4.49%) Support Engineer
15 18 (4.26%) Architect
16 15 (3.55%) VB.NET Developer
17 12 (2.84%) Administrator
18 11 (2.60%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (59.81%) .NET
2 134 (31.68%) ASP.NET
3 124 (29.31%) XML
4 119 (28.13%) WCF
5 70 (16.55%) HTML
6 57 (13.48%) .NET Framework
7 54 (12.77%) LINQ
8 51 (12.06%) CSS
8 51 (12.06%) Web Services
9 48 (11.35%) WPF
10 44 (10.40%) jQuery
11 40 (9.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 36 (8.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 34 (8.04%) Ajax
14 31 (7.33%) XSLT
15 29 (6.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 23 (5.44%) AppFabric
17 17 (4.02%) MDX
18 16 (3.78%) ASP.NET MVC 3
19 15 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.02%) Clustering
2 13 (3.07%) N-Tier
3 10 (2.36%) Replication
4 7 (1.65%) NHS
5 5 (1.18%) AS400
5 5 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.18%) Data Conversion
6 4 (0.95%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.71%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.71%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.71%) CESG
8 2 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.47%) iPad
8 2 (0.47%) Open Source
8 2 (0.47%) Statistics
9 1 (0.24%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.24%) GIS
9 1 (0.24%) W3C
9 1 (0.24%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 141 (33.33%) Windows
2 61 (14.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (9.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.36%) UNIX
6 9 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.65%) Linux
8 4 (0.95%) Android
9 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.71%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.47%) CentOS
10 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.47%) HPUX
10 2 (0.47%) Solaris
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (14.66%) MVC
2 53 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
3 50 (11.82%) SOA
3 50 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (11.58%) ETL
5 40 (9.46%) Software Engineering
6 39 (9.22%) Scrum
7 30 (7.09%) Migration
8 29 (6.86%) ITIL
9 27 (6.38%) CRM
10 24 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
11 21 (4.96%) TDD
12 20 (4.73%) Validation
13 17 (4.02%) Unit Testing
13 17 (4.02%) Web Development
14 16 (3.78%) Content Management
14 16 (3.78%) Data Migration
14 16 (3.78%) Data Modelling
15 15 (3.55%) OO
15 15 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 234 (55.32%) SQL
2 220 (52.01%) C#
3 125 (29.55%) T-SQL
4 68 (16.08%) JavaScript
5 46 (10.87%) VB.NET
6 24 (5.67%) PowerShell
7 20 (4.73%) C
8 19 (4.49%) VB
9 15 (3.55%) Java
10 14 (3.31%) VBA
11 12 (2.84%) Perl
12 11 (2.60%) C++
13 9 (2.13%) VB6
14 8 (1.89%) Python
15 7 (1.65%) VBScript
16 3 (0.71%) ActionScript
16 3 (0.71%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.71%) ActionScript 2.0
17 2 (0.47%) Bourne shell
17 2 (0.47%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 24 (5.67%) Security Cleared
1 24 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (4.49%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.36%) Degree
3 10 (2.36%) MCSE
4 6 (1.42%) OCP
4 6 (1.42%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (1.18%) MCTS
6 4 (0.95%) MCSD
7 3 (0.71%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.47%) CCSA
8 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.47%) ISEB
8 2 (0.47%) CCNA
8 2 (0.47%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.24%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.24%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.65%) QA
2 4 (0.95%) SLA
3 3 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) GxP
System Software
1 32 (7.57%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.02%) vSphere
4 10 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (2.13%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (1.65%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.71%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.71%) XenApp
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.47%) XenServer
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (4.02%) SCOM
2 11 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (2.60%) NetBackup
2 11 (2.60%) SCCM
3 8 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (1.42%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.95%) Puppet
6 3 (0.71%) WSUS
7 2 (0.47%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.47%) Foglight
8 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 130 (30.73%) Microsoft
2 34 (8.04%) VMware
3 32 (7.57%) Oracle
4 12 (2.84%) Symantec
4 12 (2.84%) Citrix
4 12 (2.84%) Business Objects
4 12 (2.84%) SAP
5 10 (2.36%) AppSense
5 10 (2.36%) NetApp
5 10 (2.36%) Lumension
6 9 (2.13%) HP
6 9 (2.13%) Telerik
7 8 (1.89%) Ektron
8 7 (1.65%) Informatica
9 6 (1.42%) JD Edwards
9 6 (1.42%) Cognos
10 5 (1.18%) IBM
10 5 (1.18%) ESRI
10 5 (1.18%) Serena
11 4 (0.95%) McAfee
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Vertical IT
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £420 per day + Fuel Card
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Red10
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Hook
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 26 days ago