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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 89 44 53
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 51 121 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.62% 3.75% 3.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.82% 16.60% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 76 46
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£350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £39.00 £55.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +50.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +9.75%
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
652 729 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.75% 22.59% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 462 325
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.60 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 April 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
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 April 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
Gloucestershire -11 16 £375 +25.00% 2
Bristol +4 11 £300 +6.66% 7
Somerset -25 10 £275 -25.17% 4
Wiltshire -12 7 £355 -2.06% 4
Dorset -1 2 £350 - 6
Devon -6 1 £185 -22.91% 2
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 142 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 97 (68.31%) SQL
3 67 (47.18%) Microsoft
4 62 (43.66%) .NET
4 62 (43.66%) C#
5 60 (42.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (33.80%) T-SQL
7 41 (28.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 40 (28.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 34 (23.94%) ASP.NET
10 33 (23.24%) Visual Studio
10 33 (23.24%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (23.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 30 (21.13%) Data Warehouse
11 30 (21.13%) JavaScript
12 26 (18.31%) Web Services
13 25 (17.61%) HTML
14 24 (16.90%) ETL
14 24 (16.90%) Windows
15 23 (16.20%) SharePoint
15 23 (16.20%) MVC
15 23 (16.20%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (14.79%) Finance
16 21 (14.79%) XML
17 19 (13.38%) VB.NET
17 19 (13.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 18 (12.68%) IIS
19 17 (11.97%) SQL Server 2000
19 17 (11.97%) WCF
20 16 (11.27%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 23 (16.20%) SharePoint
2 18 (12.68%) IIS
3 11 (7.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (5.63%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (4.23%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.11%) LiveCycle
7 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.70%) Node.js
9 1 (0.70%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.70%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.93%) MS Project
3 6 (4.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.93%) SAN
2 3 (2.11%) Firewall
2 3 (2.11%) DHCP
2 3 (2.11%) DNS
3 2 (1.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 60 (42.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (28.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (28.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 33 (23.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 30 (21.13%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (13.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (11.97%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (6.34%) MySQL
10 7 (4.93%) MS Access
11 6 (4.23%) OLAP
11 6 (4.23%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (4.23%) Oracle Database
12 5 (3.52%) OLAP Cube
12 5 (3.52%) Oracle OLAP
13 4 (2.82%) ActiveReports
14 3 (2.11%) Relational Database
14 3 (2.11%) DTS
15 2 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
15 2 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (23.24%) Visual Studio
2 23 (16.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (2.82%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (2.82%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.82%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.11%) Log4Net
6 2 (1.41%) Toad
6 2 (1.41%) Subversion
6 2 (1.41%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.70%) MorphX
General
1 21 (14.79%) Finance
2 5 (3.52%) Banking
2 5 (3.52%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.82%) Electronics
3 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.82%) Marketing
4 3 (2.11%) Retail
4 3 (2.11%) Advertising
5 2 (1.41%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Billing
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 89 (62.68%) Developer
2 25 (17.61%) DBA
3 22 (15.49%) SQL Developer
3 22 (15.49%) .NET Developer
4 19 (13.38%) SQL DBA
5 18 (12.68%) C# Developer
6 14 (9.86%) Administrator
7 13 (9.15%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (8.45%) Senior Developer
8 12 (8.45%) Analyst
9 11 (7.75%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (6.34%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 9 (6.34%) Database Developer
11 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Developer
12 7 (4.93%) Consultant
13 6 (4.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 6 (4.23%) Senior C# Developer
14 5 (3.52%) Senior DBA
14 5 (3.52%) BizTalk Developer
14 5 (3.52%) Senior BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (43.66%) .NET
2 34 (23.94%) ASP.NET
3 26 (18.31%) Web Services
4 25 (17.61%) HTML
5 21 (14.79%) XML
6 17 (11.97%) WCF
7 16 (11.27%) .NET Framework
8 15 (10.56%) CSS
9 14 (9.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (6.34%) jQuery
11 8 (5.63%) XSL
12 6 (4.23%) HTML5
13 5 (3.52%) Entity Framework
13 5 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 5 (3.52%) LINQ
13 5 (3.52%) XSLT
14 4 (2.82%) DHTML
14 4 (2.82%) SOAP
14 4 (2.82%) XSD
15 3 (2.11%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.45%) NHS
2 9 (6.34%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.63%) Data Integration
4 5 (3.52%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (2.82%) DTV
6 3 (2.11%) Open Source
7 2 (1.41%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.41%) Clustering
7 2 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.70%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.70%) Statistics
8 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.70%) Physics
8 1 (0.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.90%) Windows
2 11 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.11%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.11%) Linux
6 2 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.24%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (16.90%) ETL
3 23 (16.20%) MVC
4 16 (11.27%) CRM
5 11 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (6.34%) Migration
6 9 (6.34%) Data Migration
7 8 (5.63%) Scrum
8 7 (4.93%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (4.93%) E-Commerce
9 6 (4.23%) Validation
9 6 (4.23%) Web Accessibility
9 6 (4.23%) Software Delivery
10 5 (3.52%) Database Security
10 5 (3.52%) Kimball Methodology
10 5 (3.52%) Software Deployment
10 5 (3.52%) Performance Improvement
10 5 (3.52%) Asset Management
10 5 (3.52%) Software Engineering
10 5 (3.52%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 97 (68.31%) SQL
2 62 (43.66%) C#
3 48 (33.80%) T-SQL
4 30 (21.13%) JavaScript
5 19 (13.38%) VB.NET
6 10 (7.04%) VB6
6 10 (7.04%) VB
7 9 (6.34%) Java
8 7 (4.93%) C++
9 6 (4.23%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.52%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.11%) Scala
12 2 (1.41%) Delphi
12 2 (1.41%) VBA
13 1 (0.70%) X++
13 1 (0.70%) R
13 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.82%) MCDBA
4 4 (2.82%) MCITP
5 3 (2.11%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.41%) MCSE
6 2 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.41%) Degree
7 1 (0.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.41%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.41%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 67 (47.18%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.27%) Oracle
3 4 (2.82%) SAP
3 4 (2.82%) Citrix
3 4 (2.82%) Red Gate
3 4 (2.82%) VMware
4 3 (2.11%) Adobe
5 2 (1.41%) Siebel
5 2 (1.41%) Cognos
5 2 (1.41%) Websense
5 2 (1.41%) Cisco
5 2 (1.41%) HP
5 2 (1.41%) EMC
5 2 (1.41%) Juniper
6 1 (0.70%) Tableau
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