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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 104 56 24
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -32
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 44 98 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.47% 3.04% 6.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.48% 13.61% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 74 99
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £313 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.19%
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
679 720 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.69% 22.31% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 512 419
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 24
Average hourly rate £43.50 £32.00 £30.01
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.93% +6.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +14.28%

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 9 February 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
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 9 February 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 -3 26 £350 -6.66% 8
Gloucestershire +13 8 £413 +26.92% 5
Wiltshire -8 4 £300 -15.49% 5
Devon - 4 £188 -
Somerset -28 1 £238 -36.66% 3
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 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.

1 104 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 64 (61.54%) SQL
3 52 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (41.35%) Microsoft
5 36 (34.62%) T-SQL
5 36 (34.62%) .NET
5 36 (34.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (32.69%) ETL
7 33 (31.73%) Business Intelligence
8 30 (28.85%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (28.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (25.96%) C#
10 26 (25.00%) Finance
11 25 (24.04%) ASP.NET
11 25 (24.04%) JavaScript
12 23 (22.12%) HTML
13 18 (17.31%) SQL Server 2005
14 17 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (15.38%) MVC
16 15 (14.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (12.50%) TDD
17 13 (12.50%) .NET Framework
17 13 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
18 12 (11.54%) SQL Server 2014
18 12 (11.54%) Internet
19 11 (10.58%) Web Services
19 11 (10.58%) OO
19 11 (10.58%) Migration
19 11 (10.58%) Entity Framework
20 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 7 (6.73%) IIS
1 7 (6.73%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.69%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (6.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 52 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (34.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (28.85%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (28.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (17.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (14.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (11.54%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (6.73%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (4.81%) Oracle Database
10 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (3.85%) QlikView
11 3 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.92%) OLAP
12 2 (1.92%) OLAP Cube
12 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 8 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 8 (7.69%) Moq
1 8 (7.69%) NUnit
1 8 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (7.69%) SpecFlow
2 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.88%) ERwin
3 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.96%) MorphX
4 1 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.73%) Electronics
3 7 (6.73%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.73%) Marketing
4 4 (3.85%) Advertising
5 3 (2.88%) Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (61.54%) Developer
2 38 (36.54%) SQL Developer
3 16 (15.38%) Analyst
3 16 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 16 (15.38%) SQL Server Developer
4 14 (13.46%) DBA
5 13 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 11 (10.58%) SQL DBA
7 10 (9.62%) T-SQL Developer
8 9 (8.65%) C# Software Engineer
8 9 (8.65%) Software Engineer
9 8 (7.69%) .NET Developer
9 8 (7.69%) Applications Support
9 8 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
9 8 (7.69%) AWS Software Engineer
9 8 (7.69%) E-Commerce Engineer
9 8 (7.69%) SQL BI Developer
9 8 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
10 7 (6.73%) Business Developer
10 7 (6.73%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (34.62%) .NET
2 25 (24.04%) ASP.NET
3 23 (22.12%) HTML
4 13 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 13 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (10.58%) Entity Framework
5 11 (10.58%) Web Services
6 10 (9.62%) WCF
7 9 (8.65%) CSS
8 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 8 (7.69%) Gherkin
8 8 (7.69%) MSMQ
8 8 (7.69%) RESTful
9 7 (6.73%) XML
10 6 (5.77%) HTML5
10 6 (5.77%) jQuery
10 6 (5.77%) NHibernate
11 5 (4.81%) Ajax
12 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Client/Server
2 8 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 6 (5.77%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.85%) NHS
5 3 (2.88%) Clustering
5 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.88%) Replication
6 2 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.92%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.96%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.69%) Windows
2 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.96%) Linux
6 1 (0.96%) Unix
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (32.69%) ETL
2 33 (31.73%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (15.38%) MVC
5 13 (12.50%) TDD
6 11 (10.58%) Migration
6 11 (10.58%) OO
7 9 (8.65%) Scrum
7 9 (8.65%) Software Engineering
8 8 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 8 (7.69%) BDD
8 8 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 8 (7.69%) ETL Development
8 8 (7.69%) Kanban
8 8 (7.69%) OOP
9 7 (6.73%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (6.73%) Programme Management
10 6 (5.77%) Data Migration
10 6 (5.77%) Software Delivery
11 5 (4.81%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 64 (61.54%) SQL
2 36 (34.62%) T-SQL
3 27 (25.96%) C#
4 25 (24.04%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.69%) Ruby
6 5 (4.81%) VB
6 5 (4.81%) VB6
7 2 (1.92%) C++
7 2 (1.92%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.92%) VBA
8 1 (0.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.96%) Java
8 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.96%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (2.88%) Degree
2 1 (0.96%) MCSE
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (0.96%) DBAmp
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 43 (41.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.69%) SAP
3 5 (4.81%) Oracle
4 1 (0.96%) Altiris
4 1 (0.96%) Citrix
4 1 (0.96%) HP
4 1 (0.96%) Infoflex
4 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.96%) Symantec
4 1 (0.96%) Teradata
4 1 (0.96%) VMware
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