The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 108 73 64
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1070 1347 1467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 2.57% 2.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.98% 11.17% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 880 914
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 37 36
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £18.22 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11909 12064 11317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.53% 23.05% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7804 7448 6630
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 250 292
Average hourly rate £31.40 £28.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.20 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 31 October 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
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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
England -38 962 £373 -0.66% 429
London -39 420 £425 - 128
South East -11 196 £350 +4.47% 76
City of London -16 119 £425 +6.11% 52
North West -6 85 £325 +1.56% 48
Yorkshire -17 62 £299 -0.41% 46
Surrey +29 59 £388 +12.72% 12
Scotland -8 57 £367 +12.92% 20
Hampshire -23 57 £329 +2.83% 17
East of England -36 54 £375 +25.00% 23
South West -38 52 £340 -6.84% 52
West Yorkshire -4 48 £300 - 35
West Midlands -16 47 £350 +12.90% 33
Berkshire +20 42 £400 +17.64% 9
Manchester -3 42 £315 -3.07% 29
Leeds -1 36 £314 +4.58% 23
Wales -21 34 £325 - 11
Glasgow -3 27 £333 +7.25% 10
North East -17 27 £350 +27.15% 8
Tyne and Wear -16 25 £351 +16.73% 8
Reading +28 24 £363 +3.94% 8
Birmingham -9 24 £350 -2.77% 11
Edinburgh -15 22 £400 +25.49% 4
Essex -9 21 £400 - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 21 £363 +20.63% 6
Bristol -10 18 £325 -5.79% 20
South Wales -19 18 £338 +3.84% 10
Cardiff -10 16 £338 +18.42% 5
Swansea -12 16 £300 -
West Wales -13 16 £300 -

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2253 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1372 (60.90%) SQL
3 1059 (47.00%) .NET
4 909 (40.35%) C#
5 808 (35.86%) Microsoft
6 715 (31.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 650 (28.85%) ASP.NET
8 647 (28.72%) SQL Server 2005
9 630 (27.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 588 (26.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 574 (25.48%) T-SQL
12 563 (24.99%) Windows
13 442 (19.62%) MVC
14 439 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
15 426 (18.91%) Finance
16 393 (17.44%) JavaScript
17 373 (16.56%) HTML
18 358 (15.89%) Business Intelligence
19 353 (15.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 346 (15.36%) MS Excel
21 342 (15.18%) .NET Framework
22 341 (15.14%) CSS
23 304 (13.49%) WCF
24 298 (13.23%) Data Warehouse
25 295 (13.09%) XML
26 293 (13.00%) Visual Studio
27 282 (12.52%) Windows Server 2008
28 281 (12.47%) ETL
29 268 (11.90%) jQuery
30 256 (11.36%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 256 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 202 (8.97%) IIS
3 121 (5.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 106 (4.70%) MS Exchange
5 77 (3.42%) BizTalk Server
6 68 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 52 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 47 (2.09%) CMS
9 41 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
10 33 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 31 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
12 18 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
13 15 (0.67%) Umbraco
13 15 (0.67%) Apache Solr
14 14 (0.62%) Node.js
15 12 (0.53%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.49%) JBoss
16 11 (0.49%) Apache
17 10 (0.44%) SAS
17 10 (0.44%) Lync
Applications
1 346 (15.36%) MS Excel
2 97 (4.31%) MS Office
3 23 (1.02%) PowerPivot
4 22 (0.98%) InfoPath
5 15 (0.67%) MS Project
6 13 (0.58%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (0.22%) SPSS
10 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.18%) FastStats
11 1 (0.044%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.044%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.044%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 77 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.29%) Markit EDM
3 19 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.58%) Agresso
5 12 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.53%) SAP BPC
6 10 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 9 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
9 5 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
11 3 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
11 3 (0.13%) Academy Housing
12 2 (0.089%) Cognos TM1
12 2 (0.089%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 77 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (1.42%) PaaS
3 13 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.44%) Office 365
5 5 (0.22%) SaaS
6 2 (0.089%) GitHub
7 1 (0.044%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.044%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 104 (4.62%) SAN
2 82 (3.64%) DNS
3 61 (2.71%) Firewall
4 56 (2.49%) TCP/IP
5 50 (2.22%) DHCP
6 39 (1.73%) Internet
7 31 (1.38%) NAS
8 30 (1.33%) WAN
9 28 (1.24%) LAN
10 27 (1.20%) HTTP
10 27 (1.20%) VPN
11 19 (0.84%) VoIP
12 18 (0.80%) SSL
13 14 (0.62%) Extranet
13 14 (0.62%) VLAN
14 13 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (0.53%) Intranet
16 11 (0.49%) FTP
17 7 (0.31%) Wireless
17 7 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2253 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 715 (31.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 647 (28.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 630 (27.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 588 (26.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 353 (15.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 298 (13.23%) Data Warehouse
8 195 (8.66%) SQL Server 2000
9 132 (5.86%) Relational Database
10 101 (4.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 99 (4.39%) Oracle Database
12 87 (3.86%) OLAP
13 69 (3.06%) RDBMS
14 67 (2.97%) QlikView
15 56 (2.49%) DTS
16 55 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
17 53 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
18 49 (2.17%) MySQL
19 43 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
20 40 (1.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 293 (13.00%) Visual Studio
2 225 (9.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (2.31%) NUnit
4 43 (1.91%) Subversion
5 41 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 32 (1.42%) MSTest
7 28 (1.24%) SpecFlow
8 25 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
8 25 (1.11%) Git (software)
9 19 (0.84%) TeamCity
9 19 (0.84%) JIRA
10 16 (0.71%) Selenium
10 16 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
11 15 (0.67%) MSBuild
12 13 (0.58%) Toad
13 11 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 11 (0.49%) Moq
14 10 (0.44%) ReSharper
15 9 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
15 9 (0.40%) CruiseControl
General
1 426 (18.91%) Finance
2 142 (6.30%) Banking
3 54 (2.40%) Retail
4 52 (2.31%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 45 (2.00%) Front Office
6 45 (2.00%) Marketing
7 28 (1.24%) Back Office
8 27 (1.20%) Legal
9 21 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.71%) Advertising
12 14 (0.62%) Electronics
13 13 (0.58%) Publishing
14 10 (0.44%) Law
15 8 (0.36%) Games
15 8 (0.36%) Military
16 7 (0.31%) Billing
17 5 (0.22%) Local Government
17 5 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1350 (59.92%) Developer
2 443 (19.66%) .NET Developer
3 313 (13.89%) SQL Developer
4 236 (10.47%) DBA
5 226 (10.03%) C# Developer
6 215 (9.54%) Analyst
7 199 (8.83%) SQL DBA
8 159 (7.06%) C# .NET Developer
9 139 (6.17%) Senior Developer
10 137 (6.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 103 (4.57%) Administrator
12 98 (4.35%) Consultant
13 97 (4.31%) ASP.NET Developer
14 94 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
15 91 (4.04%) Senior .NET Developer
16 85 (3.77%) SQL Server Developer
17 76 (3.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 56 (2.49%) Applications Support
19 53 (2.35%) Architect
20 49 (2.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1059 (47.00%) .NET
2 650 (28.85%) ASP.NET
3 373 (16.56%) HTML
4 342 (15.18%) .NET Framework
5 341 (15.14%) CSS
6 304 (13.49%) WCF
7 295 (13.09%) XML
8 268 (11.90%) jQuery
9 251 (11.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 210 (9.32%) Web Services
11 209 (9.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 143 (6.35%) Ajax
13 91 (4.04%) WPF
14 90 (3.99%) HTML5
15 72 (3.20%) LINQ
15 72 (3.20%) MDX
16 70 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 68 (3.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 60 (2.66%) Silverlight
18 60 (2.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 172 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (6.48%) Clustering
3 97 (4.31%) Replication
4 72 (3.20%) NHS
5 59 (2.62%) Open Source
6 41 (1.82%) N-Tier
7 33 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 28 (1.24%) Data Integration
8 28 (1.24%) Computer Science
9 22 (0.98%) Data Extraction
10 19 (0.84%) Visualisation
11 18 (0.80%) Hedge funds
12 17 (0.75%) Data Structures
12 17 (0.75%) Fixed Income
13 15 (0.67%) GIS
14 14 (0.62%) Statistics
14 14 (0.62%) iPad
15 12 (0.53%) Fat Client
15 12 (0.53%) Derivative
15 12 (0.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 563 (24.99%) Windows
2 282 (12.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 170 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 92 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (3.02%) Windows 7
6 50 (2.22%) UNIX
7 46 (2.04%) Linux
8 33 (1.46%) Windows XP
9 23 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (0.98%) AIX
11 21 (0.93%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.44%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.44%) Solaris
13 9 (0.40%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.36%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.36%) CentOS
15 7 (0.31%) HPUX
16 5 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.18%) Android
17 4 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (19.62%) MVC
2 439 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
3 358 (15.89%) Business Intelligence
4 281 (12.47%) ETL
5 212 (9.41%) Migration
6 183 (8.12%) TDD
7 167 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
8 163 (7.23%) Scrum
9 141 (6.26%) Data Modelling
10 138 (6.13%) OO
11 123 (5.46%) Unit Testing
12 114 (5.06%) CRM
13 105 (4.66%) ITIL
14 93 (4.13%) Data Migration
15 75 (3.33%) Web Development
16 68 (3.02%) Continuous Integration
17 64 (2.84%) User Acceptance Testing
18 61 (2.71%) E-Commerce
18 61 (2.71%) Data Analysis
19 58 (2.57%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 1372 (60.90%) SQL
2 909 (40.35%) C#
3 574 (25.48%) T-SQL
4 393 (17.44%) JavaScript
5 135 (5.99%) PowerShell
6 115 (5.10%) VBA
7 113 (5.02%) VB.NET
8 98 (4.35%) PL/SQL
9 91 (4.04%) VBScript
10 82 (3.64%) VB
11 72 (3.20%) Java
12 35 (1.55%) C++
13 34 (1.51%) Shell Script
14 28 (1.24%) VB6
15 24 (1.07%) C
16 19 (0.84%) Perl
17 16 (0.71%) XAML
18 15 (0.67%) Python
19 14 (0.62%) Ruby
20 10 (0.44%) Korn
Qualifications
1 130 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 126 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 91 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 85 (3.77%) Degree
5 57 (2.53%) MCTS
6 52 (2.31%) MCITP
7 50 (2.22%) MCSE
8 21 (0.93%) MCDBA
9 19 (0.84%) DV Cleared
10 15 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (0.62%) CCNA
11 14 (0.62%) MCSA
11 14 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.18%) CCEA
12 4 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.18%) MCP
13 3 (0.13%) MCT
13 3 (0.13%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.04%) QA
2 34 (1.51%) SLA
3 8 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.31%) HL7
5 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.089%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.044%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.044%) GxP
7 1 (0.044%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.044%) Basel III
System Software
1 178 (7.90%) Active Directory
2 110 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (2.66%) vSphere
4 55 (2.44%) VMware ESX
5 36 (1.60%) Hyper-V
6 26 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
7 20 (0.89%) XenApp
8 18 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
9 13 (0.58%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.31%) KVM
10 7 (0.31%) RHEV
11 6 (0.27%) UAG
11 6 (0.27%) vCloud
12 5 (0.22%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.13%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.089%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 60 (2.66%) SCOM
2 57 (2.53%) SCCM
3 24 (1.07%) NetBackup
3 24 (1.07%) Control-M
4 20 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (0.67%) Data Guard
6 13 (0.58%) Backup Exec
7 12 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.49%) Puppet
8 11 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (0.44%) Hyperic
9 10 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (0.36%) SCVMM
11 7 (0.31%) ARCserve
11 7 (0.31%) WSUS
12 6 (0.27%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.27%) SCDPM
13 5 (0.22%) AppDNA
13 5 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 808 (35.86%) Microsoft
2 247 (10.96%) Oracle
3 172 (7.63%) VMware
4 63 (2.80%) Business Objects
5 62 (2.75%) Citrix
6 55 (2.44%) HP
7 48 (2.13%) SAP
8 47 (2.09%) Cisco
9 38 (1.69%) Symantec
10 36 (1.60%) Cognos
11 35 (1.55%) EMC
12 28 (1.24%) IBM
12 28 (1.24%) Sybase
13 25 (1.11%) Informatica
14 24 (1.07%) Red Hat
15 23 (1.02%) Red Gate
16 22 (0.98%) Dell
17 21 (0.93%) Tableau
18 20 (0.89%) NetApp
18 20 (0.89%) BMC
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
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Rate: £250 to £325 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Rate: £400 to £500 per day
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London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £18 - £24 per hour
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H&R Talent
Rate: From £20 to £24 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £373.00 per day
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
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City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derbyshire
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
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Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £351.56 per day
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
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London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
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