The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 24 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.61% 3.57% 3.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.24% 12.12% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
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£305 £288 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £405 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £19.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+51.28% -36.06%
SQL Server 2008
West Midlands

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 Staffordshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
49 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 29.52% 29.46% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 24
Average daily rate £400 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £8.00 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
Cannock -2 1 £161 -46.50%
Stafford - 1 - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - - 1
SQL Server 2008
West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) T-SQL
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (28.57%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) jQuery
6 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 2 (28.57%) C#
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 2 (28.57%) XML
6 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
6 2 (28.57%) .NET
6 2 (28.57%) IIS
6 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
7 1 (14.29%) SAP
7 1 (14.29%) MS Office
7 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 1 (14.29%) ETL
7 1 (14.29%) LAN
7 1 (14.29%) WAN
7 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (14.29%) OLTP
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (28.57%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) DBA
2 3 (42.86%) SQL DBA
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Database Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Server Support
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) T-SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 2 (28.57%) C#
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) SAP