The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 30 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 0.73% 3.85% 5.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.00% 14.29% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£380 £360 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +0.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -14.28%
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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 Taunton region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
25 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 18.25% 26.92% 39.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 10
Average daily rate £363 £339 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.79% -5.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £287 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £360 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 28 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (82.14%) SQL
2 23 (82.14%) Security Cleared
3 22 (78.57%) SC Cleared
4 21 (75.00%) Oracle
5 20 (71.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (71.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (67.86%) SLA
7 18 (64.29%) Oracle Database
8 16 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (57.14%) Oracle Database 10g
9 15 (53.57%) T-SQL
10 14 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
10 14 (50.00%) Data Guard
10 14 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (35.71%) Clustering
12 9 (32.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
14 5 (17.86%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
14 5 (17.86%) Barracuda Networks
14 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
14 5 (17.86%) Firewall
14 5 (17.86%) Migration
14 5 (17.86%) ISA Server
14 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
14 5 (17.86%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 5 (17.86%) SharePoint Server
1 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2013
1 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
1 5 (17.86%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (71.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 20 (71.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (64.29%) Oracle Database
4 16 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (57.14%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (32.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) DBA
2 21 (75.00%) SQL DBA
3 10 (35.71%) Administrator
4 6 (21.43%) SQL Server DBA
5 5 (17.86%) SharePoint Administrator
5 5 (17.86%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Server Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Clustering
2 4 (14.29%) Statistics
3 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
3 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.86%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) SQL
2 15 (53.57%) T-SQL
3 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) Security Cleared
2 22 (78.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (67.86%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (17.86%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (50.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Barracuda Networks
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft