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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 89 76 43
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -33
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 44 66 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.50% 2.11% 3.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.45% 9.82% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 41 77
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £25.88 £39.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.65% -29.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -25.92%
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
591 672 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.18% 21.48% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 464 484
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 14
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -27.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 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
Bristol +1 14 £325 +4.00% 6
Gloucestershire -6 8 £375 -6.25% 2
Dorset +1 7 £325 -7.14% 2
Devon +8 5 £300 +62.16%
Wiltshire -7 3 £313 +13.63% 1
Somerset +1 2 £413 +41.02% 3
Cornwall - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 91 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 58 (63.74%) SQL
3 41 (45.05%) Microsoft
3 41 (45.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (43.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 34 (37.36%) .NET
6 30 (32.97%) C#
7 29 (31.87%) T-SQL
7 29 (31.87%) Business Intelligence
8 28 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (27.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (23.08%) Finance
10 21 (23.08%) SharePoint
10 21 (23.08%) ETL
11 20 (21.98%) MS Excel
11 20 (21.98%) ASP.NET
11 20 (21.98%) Windows
12 17 (18.68%) IIS
13 15 (16.48%) .NET Framework
13 15 (16.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (16.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (15.38%) Migration
15 11 (12.09%) MVC
15 11 (12.09%) Internet
15 11 (12.09%) PowerShell
16 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (10.99%) SQL Server 2000
16 10 (10.99%) Windows Server
17 9 (9.89%) SQL Server 2014
17 9 (9.89%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 21 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 17 (18.68%) IIS
3 6 (6.59%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (5.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.20%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.10%) CMS
6 1 (1.10%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (21.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.59%) InfoPath
3 3 (3.30%) MS Office
4 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (4.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.20%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.20%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.20%) SAP SCM
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.10%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Office 365
2 4 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.09%) Internet
2 7 (7.69%) Kerberos
3 3 (3.30%) Intranet
4 2 (2.20%) SAN
5 1 (1.10%) Broadband
5 1 (1.10%) DNS
5 1 (1.10%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (45.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (43.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (27.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (16.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (16.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (10.99%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (9.89%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (4.40%) OLAP
9 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database
9 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (3.30%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (2.20%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (2.20%) PowerPivot
11 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
11 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
11 2 (2.20%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (6.59%) ERwin
2 4 (4.40%) Cucumber
2 4 (4.40%) Moq
2 4 (4.40%) NUnit
2 4 (4.40%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (4.40%) SpecFlow
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Banking
2 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.40%) Advertising
3 4 (4.40%) Electronics
3 4 (4.40%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.40%) Marketing
4 2 (2.20%) Military
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (61.54%) Developer
2 24 (26.37%) SQL Developer
3 15 (16.48%) SSIS Developer
4 14 (15.38%) Analyst
5 12 (13.19%) DBA
6 11 (12.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 11 (12.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 10 (10.99%) .NET Developer
8 8 (8.79%) SQL Analyst
8 8 (8.79%) SQL DBA
8 8 (8.79%) SQL Server Developer
9 7 (7.69%) Administrator
9 7 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 7 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
10 6 (6.59%) ETL Developer
10 6 (6.59%) T-SQL Developer
11 5 (5.49%) Data Warehouse Analyst
11 5 (5.49%) SQL BI Developer
11 5 (5.49%) SQL Server Analyst
11 5 (5.49%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (37.36%) .NET
2 20 (21.98%) ASP.NET
3 15 (16.48%) .NET Framework
4 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (9.89%) HTML
5 8 (8.79%) Web Services
6 7 (7.69%) CSS
6 7 (7.69%) Entity Framework
7 6 (6.59%) WCF
7 6 (6.59%) XML
8 5 (5.49%) MSMQ
9 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 4 (4.40%) Gherkin
9 4 (4.40%) RESTful
10 2 (2.20%) MDX
10 2 (2.20%) NHibernate
11 1 (1.10%) HTML5
11 1 (1.10%) jQuery
11 1 (1.10%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.40%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.40%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.30%) Blog
3 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.30%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.30%) NHS
4 2 (2.20%) Replication
5 1 (1.10%) Clustering
5 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.10%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.98%) Windows
2 10 (10.99%) Windows Server
2 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.87%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (23.08%) ETL
3 14 (15.38%) Migration
4 11 (12.09%) MVC
5 9 (9.89%) Web Development
6 8 (8.79%) Mentoring
7 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 7 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 7 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 7 (7.69%) Problem Management
8 6 (6.59%) Coaching
8 6 (6.59%) SDLC
9 5 (5.49%) Data Analysis
9 5 (5.49%) Kimball Methodology
9 5 (5.49%) Scrum
10 4 (4.40%) OOP
10 4 (4.40%) Programme Management
10 4 (4.40%) SOA
10 4 (4.40%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 58 (63.74%) SQL
2 30 (32.97%) C#
3 29 (31.87%) T-SQL
4 11 (12.09%) PowerShell
5 9 (9.89%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.49%) VBA
7 4 (4.40%) Ruby
7 4 (4.40%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.10%) Java
8 1 (1.10%) VB
8 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.40%) Degree
1 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) MCSE
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.20%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) SCCM
2 1 (1.10%) DBAmp
2 1 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 41 (45.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.69%) Nintex
3 6 (6.59%) SAP
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle
5 3 (3.30%) Teradata
6 1 (1.10%) Altiris
6 1 (1.10%) Citrix
6 1 (1.10%) HP
6 1 (1.10%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.10%) Remedy
6 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.10%) Symantec
6 1 (1.10%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.10%) VMware
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