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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 101 49 75
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +26
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 43 98 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.40% 3.42% 1.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.75% 16.55% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 65 20
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+5.61% -14.42%
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
637 592 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.67% 20.63% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 389 270
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.00 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £175.00 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 7 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 7 July 2015. 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
Somerset +2 10 £325 -0.76% 4
Bristol -14 10 £324 -7.50% 17
Gloucestershire -8 8 £330 +4.76% 6
Devon -6 5 £313 +11.60% 4
Dorset 0 3 £325 +1.96% 3
Wiltshire -18 2 £350 +7.69% 6
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 111 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 72 (64.86%) SQL
3 46 (41.44%) .NET
3 46 (41.44%) C#
4 45 (40.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 36 (32.43%) Business Intelligence
7 35 (31.53%) T-SQL
8 34 (30.63%) ASP.NET
8 34 (30.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 33 (29.73%) SQL Server 2005
10 29 (26.13%) SQL Server 2012
11 23 (20.72%) HTML
12 22 (19.82%) Windows
13 21 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
13 21 (18.92%) Finance
14 20 (18.02%) IIS
14 20 (18.02%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (16.22%) JavaScript
16 17 (15.32%) SharePoint
16 17 (15.32%) ETL
16 17 (15.32%) XML
16 17 (15.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (14.41%) Web Services
17 16 (14.41%) MVC
18 15 (13.51%) SQL Server 2000
19 14 (12.61%) NHS
19 14 (12.61%) CSS
19 14 (12.61%) Visual Studio
19 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (18.02%) IIS
2 17 (15.32%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.31%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.50%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.90%) Node.js
7 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.90%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.90%) Lync
7 1 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.90%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.90%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.80%) MS Project
4 1 (0.90%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.31%) SAN
2 2 (1.80%) Firewall
2 2 (1.80%) DHCP
2 2 (1.80%) DNS
2 2 (1.80%) NAS
3 1 (0.90%) VPN
3 1 (0.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 45 (40.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (30.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (29.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 29 (26.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (15.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (13.51%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (3.60%) MySQL
9 4 (3.60%) ActiveReports
9 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
10 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
10 3 (2.70%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (2.70%) MS Access
10 3 (2.70%) OLAP
11 2 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.80%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 20 (18.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (12.61%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.70%) Log4Net
4 2 (1.80%) Subversion
4 2 (1.80%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.80%) Toad
4 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.90%) MorphX
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
General
1 21 (18.92%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.50%) Banking
3 4 (3.60%) Marketing
3 4 (3.60%) Electronics
3 4 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.70%) Back Office
5 2 (1.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.80%) Advertising
6 1 (0.90%) Billing
Job Titles
1 70 (63.06%) Developer
2 26 (23.42%) SQL Developer
3 19 (17.12%) .NET Developer
4 18 (16.22%) C# Developer
5 14 (12.61%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (9.91%) DBA
7 8 (7.21%) Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (5.41%) SQL DBA
8 6 (5.41%) Consultant
8 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Architect
9 5 (4.50%) Senior DBA
9 5 (4.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Report Developer
10 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (41.44%) .NET
2 34 (30.63%) ASP.NET
3 23 (20.72%) HTML
4 17 (15.32%) XML
5 16 (14.41%) Web Services
6 14 (12.61%) .NET Framework
6 14 (12.61%) CSS
7 11 (9.91%) XSL
8 10 (9.01%) jQuery
9 9 (8.11%) WCF
9 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (5.41%) WSDL
10 6 (5.41%) XML Schema
10 6 (5.41%) ADO.NET
11 5 (4.50%) SOAP
11 5 (4.50%) Ajax
12 4 (3.60%) COM+
13 3 (2.70%) Classic ASP
13 3 (2.70%) HTML5
13 3 (2.70%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.61%) NHS
2 8 (7.21%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.50%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (3.60%) DTV
5 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.70%) Clustering
6 2 (1.80%) Statistics
6 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.90%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.90%) User Experience
7 1 (0.90%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.90%) Physics
7 1 (0.90%) Replication
7 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.82%) Windows
2 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (7.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.80%) Linux
7 1 (0.90%) UNIX
7 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (32.43%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (15.32%) ETL
3 16 (14.41%) MVC
4 9 (8.11%) Migration
5 8 (7.21%) Data Migration
6 7 (6.31%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.41%) Scrum
7 6 (5.41%) Database Security
8 5 (4.50%) Performance Improvement
8 5 (4.50%) Software Deployment
8 5 (4.50%) Kimball Methodology
8 5 (4.50%) SOA
8 5 (4.50%) Asset Management
8 5 (4.50%) Software Engineering
8 5 (4.50%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (3.60%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (3.60%) Unit Testing
9 4 (3.60%) Business Analysis
9 4 (3.60%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 72 (64.86%) SQL
2 46 (41.44%) C#
3 35 (31.53%) T-SQL
4 18 (16.22%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.01%) VB
5 10 (9.01%) VB.NET
6 8 (7.21%) VB6
7 6 (5.41%) C++
8 4 (3.60%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.70%) Java
9 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.80%) Delphi
10 2 (1.80%) VBScript
11 1 (0.90%) VBA
11 1 (0.90%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.80%) MCITP
4 2 (1.80%) Degree
4 2 (1.80%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.90%) PhD
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) SLA
1 3 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.80%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.90%) vSphere
4 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.81%) Oracle
3 4 (3.60%) SAP
3 4 (3.60%) Citrix
3 4 (3.60%) VMware
4 2 (1.80%) Juniper
4 2 (1.80%) Websense
4 2 (1.80%) Red Gate
4 2 (1.80%) Cognos
4 2 (1.80%) HP
4 2 (1.80%) EMC
5 1 (0.90%) Adobe
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco
5 1 (0.90%) Tableau
5 1 (0.90%) Capita
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