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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 79 84 71
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 203 201 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.20% 2.31% 2.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.59% 10.86% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 127 126
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Average hourly rate £46.75 £37.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.14%
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
1612 1851 1870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.46% 21.29% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 998 890
Average daily rate £360 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 49
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.88 £45.00 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.05 £30.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -7.12%

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 September 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
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 September 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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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
Hampshire -24 53 £350 +3.70% 22
Surrey +32 50 £315 +6.32% 14
Berkshire +24 42 £413 +20.43% 13
Oxfordshire +8 19 £298 -0.83% 3
West Sussex +12 12 £290 -24.18% 2
Buckinghamshire -23 8 £325 -7.14% 12
Kent -23 6 £375 +19.04% 2
East Sussex -21 4 £263 -27.58% 4
Middlesex - - - - 3
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 387 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 205 (52.97%) .NET
3 199 (51.42%) C#
4 183 (47.29%) SQL
5 133 (34.37%) Windows
6 127 (32.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 123 (31.78%) ASP.NET
8 115 (29.72%) Microsoft
9 106 (27.39%) WCF
10 101 (26.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 93 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
12 92 (23.77%) XML
13 82 (21.19%) Visual Studio
13 82 (21.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 80 (20.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 78 (20.16%) JavaScript
16 74 (19.12%) MVC
17 68 (17.57%) Team Foundation Server
18 66 (17.05%) HTML
18 66 (17.05%) T-SQL
19 58 (14.99%) CSS
20 53 (13.70%) ASP.NET MVC
20 53 (13.70%) .NET Framework
21 50 (12.92%) Oracle
21 50 (12.92%) Security Cleared
22 49 (12.66%) jQuery
22 49 (12.66%) Web Services
22 49 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
22 49 (12.66%) SQL Server 2000
23 48 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 42 (10.85%) SharePoint
2 36 (9.30%) IIS
3 33 (8.53%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (5.17%) MS Exchange
5 15 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.33%) CMS
7 9 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.55%) ArcGIS
11 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (1.03%) Node.js
13 3 (0.78%) Documentum
13 3 (0.78%) SAS
13 3 (0.78%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.52%) Commerce Server
14 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.52%) Papyrus
Applications
1 34 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.65%) MS Office
3 4 (1.03%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.78%) FastStats
4 3 (0.78%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.78%) SPSS
5 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.52%) Exstream
5 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.26%) Agresso
5 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.26%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.26%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.33%) Office 365
3 7 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.75%) SAN
2 13 (3.36%) DNS
3 10 (2.58%) Firewall
4 9 (2.33%) DHCP
5 7 (1.81%) SSL
6 6 (1.55%) SMTP
7 4 (1.03%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.78%) LAN
8 3 (0.78%) Intranet
8 3 (0.78%) Network Security
9 2 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.52%) Internet
9 2 (0.52%) HTTP
9 2 (0.52%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.26%) VPN
10 1 (0.26%) FTP
10 1 (0.26%) RTP
10 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.26%) IPsec
10 1 (0.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 127 (32.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 101 (26.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 82 (21.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 80 (20.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 49 (12.66%) SQL Server 2000
7 39 (10.08%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (6.20%) Relational Database
10 22 (5.68%) Oracle Database
11 20 (5.17%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (2.58%) PowerCenter
13 10 (2.58%) RDBMS
14 9 (2.33%) QlikView
15 8 (2.07%) DTS
16 7 (1.81%) OLAP
16 7 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (1.55%) OLTP
17 6 (1.55%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 82 (21.19%) Visual Studio
2 68 (17.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.84%) NUnit
4 10 (2.58%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.33%) Subversion
6 5 (1.29%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.29%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.78%) MSI
7 3 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.78%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.52%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.52%) Selenium
8 2 (0.52%) Moq
8 2 (0.52%) WiX
8 2 (0.52%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.52%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.26%) Grunt
9 1 (0.26%) Mocha
9 1 (0.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 38 (9.82%) Finance
2 19 (4.91%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.88%) Marketing
4 10 (2.58%) Publishing
5 7 (1.81%) Electronics
5 7 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.78%) Military
7 3 (0.78%) Korean Language
8 2 (0.52%) Legal
8 2 (0.52%) Banking
8 2 (0.52%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Retail
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 215 (55.56%) Developer
2 87 (22.48%) .NET Developer
3 51 (13.18%) C# Developer
4 48 (12.40%) DBA
5 42 (10.85%) C# .NET Developer
6 37 (9.56%) SQL DBA
7 34 (8.79%) ASP.NET Developer
8 32 (8.27%) Administrator
9 31 (8.01%) SQL Developer
9 31 (8.01%) Consultant
10 26 (6.72%) Analyst
11 22 (5.68%) Software Engineer
11 22 (5.68%) SQL Server DBA
11 22 (5.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 14 (3.62%) BizTalk Developer
12 14 (3.62%) Informatica Developer
13 13 (3.36%) VB.NET Developer
13 13 (3.36%) Software Developer
14 10 (2.58%) Architect
14 10 (2.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (52.97%) .NET
2 123 (31.78%) ASP.NET
3 106 (27.39%) WCF
4 92 (23.77%) XML
5 66 (17.05%) HTML
6 58 (14.99%) CSS
7 53 (13.70%) .NET Framework
7 53 (13.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 49 (12.66%) jQuery
8 49 (12.66%) Web Services
9 36 (9.30%) WPF
10 33 (8.53%) LINQ
11 32 (8.27%) XSLT
12 31 (8.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 28 (7.24%) Ajax
14 16 (4.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 14 (3.62%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (3.36%) REST
17 12 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 12 (3.10%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.85%) Clustering
2 37 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.91%) Replication
4 11 (2.84%) N-Tier
5 8 (2.07%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.81%) Statistics
7 6 (1.55%) Open Source
7 6 (1.55%) GIS
8 5 (1.29%) DTV
9 4 (1.03%) NHS
9 4 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.78%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.52%) User Experience
11 2 (0.52%) Social Media
11 2 (0.52%) iPad
12 1 (0.26%) AS400
12 1 (0.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 133 (34.37%) Windows
2 49 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 48 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.58%) UNIX
6 9 (2.33%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.33%) Linux
7 6 (1.55%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (19.12%) MVC
3 46 (11.89%) Scrum
4 38 (9.82%) Software Engineering
5 37 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
6 33 (8.53%) SOA
7 29 (7.49%) CRM
8 23 (5.94%) Migration
8 23 (5.94%) Performance Tuning
9 22 (5.68%) ITIL
9 22 (5.68%) ETL
10 21 (5.43%) TDD
11 18 (4.65%) Content Management
12 16 (4.13%) Unit Testing
12 16 (4.13%) OO
13 14 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (3.36%) Data Modelling
14 13 (3.36%) Validation
15 11 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (2.84%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 199 (51.42%) C#
2 183 (47.29%) SQL
3 78 (20.16%) JavaScript
4 66 (17.05%) T-SQL
5 29 (7.49%) PowerShell
6 25 (6.46%) VB.NET
7 20 (5.17%) Java
8 17 (4.39%) VBScript
9 11 (2.84%) VB
9 11 (2.84%) Python
10 8 (2.07%) VBA
10 8 (2.07%) VB6
11 5 (1.29%) C
12 4 (1.03%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.78%) C++
13 3 (0.78%) XPath
14 2 (0.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.52%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 44 (11.37%) SC Cleared
3 35 (9.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (4.65%) MCTS
5 10 (2.58%) Degree
6 7 (1.81%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (1.55%) MCSE
8 3 (0.78%) MCSA
9 2 (0.52%) MCP
9 2 (0.52%) CCNA
9 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.26%) MCSD
10 1 (0.26%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.26%) OCP
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.84%) SLA
2 3 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.26%) GxP
System Software
1 25 (6.46%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.58%) vSphere
3 8 (2.07%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (2.07%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.55%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (1.29%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.29%) vCloud
6 3 (0.78%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.52%) XenApp
7 2 (0.52%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (3.36%) SCOM
1 13 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (2.07%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.55%) SCCM
5 5 (1.29%) ARCserve
5 5 (1.29%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.03%) WSUS
6 4 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.52%) Puppet
7 2 (0.52%) NetCrunch
7 2 (0.52%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 115 (29.72%) Microsoft
2 50 (12.92%) Oracle
3 32 (8.27%) VMware
4 15 (3.88%) Informatica
5 12 (3.10%) Citrix
6 11 (2.84%) HP
6 11 (2.84%) Symantec
7 10 (2.58%) EMC
8 9 (2.33%) CA
9 8 (2.07%) SAP
10 7 (1.81%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.81%) Cisco
11 6 (1.55%) BMC
11 6 (1.55%) ESRI
11 6 (1.55%) Altiris
11 6 (1.55%) Ektron
12 5 (1.29%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.29%) Red Gate
12 5 (1.29%) Acronis
12 5 (1.29%) Sophos
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Insource
Posted: 12 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £305.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £30 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago