The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 93 48 56
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 52 76 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.58% 3.39% 3.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.54% 15.32% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 51 59
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£350 £364 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £419 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Average hourly rate - £26.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £27.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+26.36% -4.34%
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 West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
690 496 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.98% 22.13% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 341 404
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 31
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.36% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.84 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+26.36% -11.29%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South West region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South West region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 November 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
Bristol -11 17 £350 +3.70% 19
Gloucestershire -16 14 £353 +28.18% 9
Somerset -16 7 £325 -18.75% 3
Wiltshire -31 4 £450 +33.33% 6
Dorset +3 1 - - 4
Devon - - - - 1
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 132 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 77 (58.33%) SQL
3 55 (41.67%) .NET
4 52 (39.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (38.64%) T-SQL
5 51 (38.64%) C#
6 42 (31.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 38 (28.79%) ASP.NET
8 36 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (24.24%) Finance
10 28 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 28 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (20.45%) JavaScript
11 27 (20.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (18.94%) ETL
13 24 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
14 22 (16.67%) HTML
15 20 (15.15%) SharePoint
16 19 (14.39%) MVC
16 19 (14.39%) Microsoft
17 17 (12.88%) Migration
17 17 (12.88%) Visual Studio
18 16 (12.12%) CSS
18 16 (12.12%) Data Migration
19 15 (11.36%) SharePoint 2010
19 15 (11.36%) XML
19 15 (11.36%) SQL Server 2000
20 14 (10.61%) OLAP
20 14 (10.61%) Kimball Methodology

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 20 (15.15%) SharePoint
2 15 (11.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (6.06%) IIS
4 6 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.79%) Lync
5 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.27%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.52%) CMS
7 2 (1.52%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.76%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.76%) SAS
8 1 (0.76%) JBoss
8 1 (0.76%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.03%) MS Project
2 4 (3.03%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.76%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) SSL
1 1 (0.76%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 52 (39.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (31.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 36 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (20.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (11.36%) SQL Server 2000
8 14 (10.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 14 (10.61%) OLAP
9 10 (7.58%) OLAP Cube
10 9 (6.82%) MySQL
11 6 (4.55%) Relational Database
12 3 (2.27%) QlikView
12 3 (2.27%) DTS
13 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (1.52%) PerformancePoint
13 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (12.88%) Visual Studio
2 14 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.76%) Introscope
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.76%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 32 (24.24%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.30%) Marketing
3 6 (4.55%) Military
3 6 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.79%) Electronics
5 3 (2.27%) Back Office
6 2 (1.52%) Publishing
6 2 (1.52%) Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (68.18%) Developer
2 30 (22.73%) SQL Developer
3 20 (15.15%) .NET Developer
4 18 (13.64%) C# Developer
5 13 (9.85%) Analyst
5 13 (9.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 9 (6.82%) Business Developer
6 9 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (5.30%) Integration Specialist
7 7 (5.30%) DBA
7 7 (5.30%) SQL DBA
8 5 (3.79%) SharePoint Developer
8 5 (3.79%) SQL Server DBA
8 5 (3.79%) Administrator
9 4 (3.03%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.03%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (2.27%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (2.27%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (41.67%) .NET
2 38 (28.79%) ASP.NET
3 22 (16.67%) HTML
4 16 (12.12%) CSS
5 15 (11.36%) XML
6 13 (9.85%) Web Services
6 13 (9.85%) jQuery
7 11 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (8.33%) XSLT
8 10 (7.58%) WCF
9 8 (6.06%) HTML5
10 7 (5.30%) .NET Framework
10 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 5 (3.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 4 (3.03%) JSON
12 4 (3.03%) Ajax
12 4 (3.03%) AngularJS
13 3 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 3 (2.27%) Razor View Engine
13 3 (2.27%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.55%) NHS
1 6 (4.55%) Informatics
2 5 (3.79%) DTV
3 4 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.27%) GIS
5 1 (0.76%) Replication
5 1 (0.76%) Clustering
5 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.76%) Open Source
5 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.09%) Windows
2 7 (5.30%) Windows 7
3 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (18.94%) ETL
3 24 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (14.39%) MVC
5 17 (12.88%) Migration
6 16 (12.12%) Data Migration
7 14 (10.61%) Kimball Methodology
8 10 (7.58%) Scrum
8 10 (7.58%) Dimensional Modelling
9 9 (6.82%) CRM
10 7 (5.30%) OO
10 7 (5.30%) Unit Testing
10 7 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (4.55%) Project Management
12 5 (3.79%) Service Management
12 5 (3.79%) Programme Management
12 5 (3.79%) Data Modelling
12 5 (3.79%) ITIL
12 5 (3.79%) Digital Marketing
12 5 (3.79%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 77 (58.33%) SQL
2 51 (38.64%) T-SQL
2 51 (38.64%) C#
3 27 (20.45%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.06%) VB.NET
5 6 (4.55%) Java
6 3 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.27%) VB
6 3 (2.27%) C++
7 2 (1.52%) COBOL
7 2 (1.52%) VBA
8 1 (0.76%) VB6
8 1 (0.76%) PHP
8 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.76%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 13 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.79%) MCSE
2 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.52%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) HL7
2 2 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.52%) SLA
2 2 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.79%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.76%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (3.79%) SCCM
1 5 (3.79%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.76%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 19 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.55%) SAP
3 5 (3.79%) Oracle
3 5 (3.79%) Remedy
3 5 (3.79%) McAfee
4 2 (1.52%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.52%) Cognos
5 1 (0.76%) Sybase
5 1 (0.76%) Adobe
5 1 (0.76%) HP
5 1 (0.76%) Cerner
5 1 (0.76%) CA
5 1 (0.76%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.76%) Serena
5 1 (0.76%) Teradata
5 1 (0.76%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.76%) F5
5 1 (0.76%) Talend
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