The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Staffordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 11 14 30
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 12 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.38% 8.42% 0.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.77% 21.62% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 1
Average daily rate £315 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
39 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 30.47% 38.95% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 21
Average daily rate £320 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.90% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £15.31 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 7 £325 - 3
Burton-upon-Trent -1 2 £300 -
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Tamworth - - - -
SQL Server 2008
West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (84.21%) SQL
3 12 (63.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (52.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (47.37%) Finance
5 9 (47.37%) T-SQL
6 7 (36.84%) .NET
7 6 (31.58%) C#
7 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
8 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (21.05%) XML
9 4 (21.05%) Windows
9 4 (21.05%) N-Tier
9 4 (21.05%) SOA
9 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
9 4 (21.05%) OLAP
9 4 (21.05%) Financial Analysis
9 4 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (21.05%) MDX
9 4 (21.05%) WCF
10 3 (15.79%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (15.79%) VB
10 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (15.79%) WinForms
11 2 (10.53%) Lotus
11 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (10.53%) Workflow

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (10.53%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (63.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (52.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (21.05%) OLAP
6 3 (15.79%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (5.26%) SQLite
8 1 (5.26%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (5.26%) MySQL
8 1 (5.26%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) PowerBuilder
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) DBA
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Developer
2 4 (21.05%) SQL DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Web Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Report Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.26%) PowerBuilder Developer
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
3 4 (21.05%) XML
3 4 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (21.05%) MDX
3 4 (21.05%) WCF
4 3 (15.79%) WinForms
5 2 (10.53%) XSD
5 2 (10.53%) HTML
5 2 (10.53%) ADO.NET
5 2 (10.53%) WF
5 2 (10.53%) Ajax
5 2 (10.53%) REST
5 2 (10.53%) JSON
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.26%) HTML5
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 1 (5.26%) CSS3
6 1 (5.26%) WinRT
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.26%) PDA
2 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (21.05%) SOA
2 4 (21.05%) Financial Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Workflow
3 2 (10.53%) OOD
3 2 (10.53%) OOP
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.26%) MVVM
4 1 (5.26%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
4 1 (5.26%) Time Management
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Data Management
4 1 (5.26%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) T-SQL
3 6 (31.58%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) VB
5 2 (10.53%) LotusScript
5 2 (10.53%) VBA
5 2 (10.53%) VBScript
6 1 (5.26%) X++
6 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.26%) PHP
6 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.26%) VB6
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Lotus
2 2 (10.53%) Business Objects
2 2 (10.53%) DevExpress
3 1 (5.26%) WatchGuard
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago