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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 153 130 75
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -55
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 100 126 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.17% 1.36% 2.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.67% 7.65% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 71 117
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Average hourly rate £60.62 £55.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.20% +74.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £28.69 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+38.55% -8.19%
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
1763 1648 1767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.61% 17.73% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1137 946 897
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 32 62
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +41.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £17.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £55.65 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 24 £425 +36.00% 18
Hampshire 0 22 £350 +4.39% 12
Oxfordshire +7 15 £325 +100.00% 3
Kent -4 14 £299 -11.48% 5
Berkshire -11 11 £353 +3.67% 15
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £425 +41.43% 6
East Sussex +1 4 £190 -55.29% 1
West Sussex +5 3 £338 -0.73% 3
Middlesex -4 1 £275 -2.13%
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 231 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 159 (68.83%) SQL
3 113 (48.92%) Microsoft
4 107 (46.32%) Windows
5 92 (39.83%) C#
6 89 (38.53%) .NET
7 73 (31.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 68 (29.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 64 (27.71%) T-SQL
10 63 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
11 62 (26.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 59 (25.54%) JavaScript
13 54 (23.38%) ASP.NET
13 54 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
14 53 (22.94%) Windows Server
15 47 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (18.18%) PowerShell
16 42 (18.18%) jQuery
17 40 (17.32%) IIS
18 39 (16.88%) HTML
19 38 (16.45%) MVC
19 38 (16.45%) .NET Framework
19 38 (16.45%) Windows Server 2012
20 36 (15.58%) VMware
20 36 (15.58%) CSS
21 35 (15.15%) Web Services
21 35 (15.15%) MS Excel
21 35 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
22 33 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
22 33 (14.29%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 40 (17.32%) IIS
2 22 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 15 (6.49%) MS Exchange
4 11 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.73%) Lync
9 3 (1.30%) JBoss
9 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.87%) Apache
10 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.87%) CMS
10 2 (0.87%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.43%) K2 blackpearl
11 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.43%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.52%) DNS
2 17 (7.36%) TCP/IP
3 15 (6.49%) DHCP
4 12 (5.19%) iSCSI
5 11 (4.76%) Firewall
5 11 (4.76%) SAN
6 8 (3.46%) FTP
6 8 (3.46%) HTTP
6 8 (3.46%) LAN
7 7 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (2.60%) WAN
9 5 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.73%) LDAP
10 4 (1.73%) SMTP
11 3 (1.30%) Internet
11 3 (1.30%) Network Security
11 3 (1.30%) VLAN
11 3 (1.30%) VPN
11 3 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.87%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 73 (31.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 68 (29.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 62 (26.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (12.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (10.39%) Relational Database
9 12 (5.19%) Oracle Database
9 12 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (5.19%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (3.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (3.90%) RDBMS
11 8 (3.46%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (2.60%) Power BI
13 5 (2.16%) InterSystems Cache
13 5 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (1.73%) Oracle9i Database
14 4 (1.73%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 28 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (8.66%) Visual Studio
3 15 (6.49%) Subversion
4 10 (4.33%) NUnit
4 10 (4.33%) TortoiseSVN
5 8 (3.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 7 (3.03%) Jasmine
6 7 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 7 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (2.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 6 (2.60%) MSBuild
7 6 (2.60%) Selenium
7 6 (2.60%) SpecFlow
8 5 (2.16%) CruiseControl
9 4 (1.73%) Moq
10 3 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.87%) ERwin
11 2 (0.87%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.87%) NMock
General
1 32 (13.85%) Finance
2 9 (3.90%) Banking
3 7 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.60%) Marketing
4 6 (2.60%) Retail
5 5 (2.16%) Advertising
5 5 (2.16%) Military
6 4 (1.73%) Front Office
7 2 (0.87%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 118 (51.08%) Developer
2 47 (20.35%) .NET Developer
3 45 (19.48%) SQL Developer
4 34 (14.72%) DBA
5 29 (12.55%) SQL DBA
6 23 (9.96%) C# Developer
7 19 (8.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 19 (8.23%) SQL Server Developer
8 18 (7.79%) Administrator
9 16 (6.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 14 (6.06%) Analyst
10 14 (6.06%) Support Engineer
11 13 (5.63%) SQL Server DBA
12 11 (4.76%) Software Developer
12 11 (4.76%) SQL BI Developer
13 10 (4.33%) ETL Developer
13 10 (4.33%) T-SQL Developer
14 9 (3.90%) Applications Engineer
14 9 (3.90%) Applications Support
14 9 (3.90%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (38.53%) .NET
2 54 (23.38%) ASP.NET
3 42 (18.18%) jQuery
4 39 (16.88%) HTML
5 38 (16.45%) .NET Framework
6 36 (15.58%) CSS
7 35 (15.15%) Web Services
8 33 (14.29%) XML
9 28 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (11.69%) Entity Framework
11 21 (9.09%) Ajax
11 21 (9.09%) HTML5
12 20 (8.66%) AngularJS
12 20 (8.66%) WCF
13 18 (7.79%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (5.63%) CSS3
15 10 (4.33%) Regular Expression
16 9 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 9 (3.90%) KnockoutJS
17 8 (3.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.93%) Clustering
2 11 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.90%) N-Tier
4 6 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.73%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.73%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.73%) Replication
6 3 (1.30%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.87%) CMDB
7 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.87%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.87%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.87%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.87%) NHS
7 2 (0.87%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.43%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.43%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 107 (46.32%) Windows
2 54 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (22.94%) Windows Server
4 38 (16.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (12.12%) Linux
6 21 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (4.33%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.90%) Unix
10 3 (1.30%) AIX
10 3 (1.30%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.87%) Solaris
11 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.43%) Android
12 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (16.45%) MVC
3 35 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (12.99%) ETL
5 21 (9.09%) OO
6 20 (8.66%) Migration
7 19 (8.23%) Unit Testing
8 18 (7.79%) ITIL
9 15 (6.49%) TDD
10 12 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (5.19%) Multithreading
10 12 (5.19%) SDLC
11 11 (4.76%) Configuration Management
11 11 (4.76%) High Availability
11 11 (4.76%) Integration Testing
11 11 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (4.33%) BDD
12 10 (4.33%) Scrum
13 9 (3.90%) Data Migration
13 9 (3.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 159 (68.83%) SQL
2 92 (39.83%) C#
3 64 (27.71%) T-SQL
4 59 (25.54%) JavaScript
5 42 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 17 (7.36%) VB.NET
7 16 (6.93%) Java
8 13 (5.63%) VBScript
9 10 (4.33%) C
10 9 (3.90%) C++
10 9 (3.90%) PL/SQL
11 7 (3.03%) TypeScript
11 7 (3.03%) VB
12 5 (2.16%) VBA
13 4 (1.73%) PHP
14 3 (1.30%) Perl
15 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.87%) Ruby
15 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (11.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (6.93%) SC Cleared
2 16 (6.93%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.19%) MCSE
4 9 (3.90%) Degree
5 7 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (2.16%) MCITP
6 5 (2.16%) MCSA
7 3 (1.30%) MCTS
8 2 (0.87%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.87%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.87%) MCP
8 2 (0.87%) MCT
8 2 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.87%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (0.87%) VCP5
8 2 (0.87%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.16%) QA
1 5 (2.16%) SLA
2 2 (0.87%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (12.55%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 10 (4.33%) XenApp
5 7 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.03%) vSphere
6 3 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (1.30%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.30%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.87%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (2.60%) Backup Exec
1 6 (2.60%) SCOM
1 6 (2.60%) WSUS
2 4 (1.73%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.73%) SCCM
2 4 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (1.73%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.30%) NetCrunch
3 3 (1.30%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.87%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.87%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.43%) OVSD
Vendors
1 113 (48.92%) Microsoft
2 36 (15.58%) VMware
3 23 (9.96%) Oracle
4 15 (6.49%) Citrix
5 12 (5.19%) Red Hat
6 11 (4.76%) Cisco
7 8 (3.46%) NetApp
8 6 (2.60%) HP
8 6 (2.60%) Red Gate
9 5 (2.16%) Dell
9 5 (2.16%) Telerik
10 4 (1.73%) EMC
10 4 (1.73%) IBM
10 4 (1.73%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.73%) Symantec
11 3 (1.30%) LANDesk
11 3 (1.30%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.30%) Splunk
11 3 (1.30%) Tableau
12 2 (0.87%) ComArch
Berkshire
Qualserv
Rate: From £250 to £311 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Grinstead, Sussex
RAPP
Posted: 6 days ago
Tadworth
iKas International
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago