The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Thames Valley 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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank - 2 3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - 50.00% 20.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 72.73% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Average daily rate
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- £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- -26.40%
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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 Thames Valley region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Thames Valley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 20.00% 68.75% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 1
Average daily rate - £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £34.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-16.84% +20.00%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley