The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 89 61 47
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 58 63 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.84% 2.63% 3.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.82% 10.70% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 38 46
Average daily rate
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£330 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.86% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £254 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £505 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+46.83% -35.24%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 Yorkshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
851 589 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 27.06% 24.57% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 354 401
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £481 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 36
Average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -32.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £14.82 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +1.63%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
West Yorkshire -16 53 £330 +9.09% 7
North Yorkshire -5 3 £413 -
South Yorkshire -28 2 £350 +40.00% 3
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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.

1 133 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 94 (70.68%) SQL
3 71 (53.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (44.36%) T-SQL
5 58 (43.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 51 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (38.35%) Microsoft
7 42 (31.58%) .NET
7 42 (31.58%) TDD
8 40 (30.08%) PowerShell
9 37 (27.82%) SQL Server 2005
9 37 (27.82%) Oracle
10 33 (24.81%) C#
11 32 (24.06%) Oracle Database
11 32 (24.06%) SDLC
12 31 (23.31%) Data Modelling
13 30 (22.56%) PL/SQL
13 30 (22.56%) Data Mapping
14 29 (21.80%) NUnit
14 29 (21.80%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
16 26 (19.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 26 (19.55%) ASP.NET
17 24 (18.05%) Finance
17 24 (18.05%) JavaScript
18 23 (17.29%) Toad
18 23 (17.29%) Business Intelligence
19 22 (16.54%) Data Warehouse
20 21 (15.79%) jQuery
21 18 (13.53%) WCF

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 18 (13.53%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.77%) Umbraco
2 9 (6.77%) IIS
3 8 (6.02%) CMS
4 3 (2.26%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.26%) EPiServer CMS
5 2 (1.50%) SAS
6 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.75%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.75%) FastStats
2 1 (0.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.75%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) SaaS
1 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.01%) HTTP
2 2 (1.50%) DNS
2 2 (1.50%) SSL
2 2 (1.50%) DHCP
3 1 (0.75%) SAN
3 1 (0.75%) Internet
3 1 (0.75%) Wireless
3 1 (0.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 71 (53.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 58 (43.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (27.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 32 (24.06%) Oracle Database
6 28 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
7 26 (19.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (16.54%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (3.01%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
11 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (1.50%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.50%) Data Mart
13 1 (0.75%) BODI
13 1 (0.75%) MySQL
13 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 29 (21.80%) NUnit
2 23 (17.29%) Toad
3 13 (9.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (8.27%) Visual Studio
5 8 (6.02%) SpecFlow
6 6 (4.51%) Git (software)
6 6 (4.51%) Subversion
7 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.75%) JIRA
8 1 (0.75%) Selenium
8 1 (0.75%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.75%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.75%) Moq
8 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
General
1 24 (18.05%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Back Office
3 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.75%) Legal
4 1 (0.75%) Advertising
4 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (67.67%) Developer
2 26 (19.55%) SQL Developer
3 22 (16.54%) Oracle Developer
4 18 (13.53%) .NET Developer
4 18 (13.53%) Analyst
5 17 (12.78%) Database Developer
6 16 (12.03%) DBA
7 12 (9.02%) SQL DBA
8 10 (7.52%) C# Developer
8 10 (7.52%) Applications Developer
8 10 (7.52%) Test Analyst
9 9 (6.77%) Data Analyst
10 8 (6.02%) SQL Server DBA
10 8 (6.02%) .NET Applications Developer
10 8 (6.02%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (5.26%) C# Application Developer
11 7 (5.26%) Web Applications Developer
11 7 (5.26%) SQL Database Developer
11 7 (5.26%) Java Developer
11 7 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (31.58%) .NET
2 26 (19.55%) ASP.NET
3 21 (15.79%) jQuery
4 18 (13.53%) WCF
5 14 (10.53%) HTML
6 13 (9.77%) CSS
7 10 (7.52%) HTML5
8 8 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (5.26%) CAML
10 5 (3.76%) .NET Framework
11 4 (3.01%) Ajax
11 4 (3.01%) XML
11 4 (3.01%) Entity Framework
11 4 (3.01%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (2.26%) REST
12 3 (2.26%) AngularJS
12 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 2 (1.50%) CSS3
13 2 (1.50%) Middleware
13 2 (1.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.77%) N-Tier
2 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.02%) NHS
4 4 (3.01%) Clustering
5 3 (2.26%) Replication
5 3 (2.26%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.50%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.75%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.75%) Statistics
7 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.28%) Windows
2 3 (2.26%) Linux
3 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.50%) UNIX
3 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (31.58%) TDD
3 32 (24.06%) SDLC
4 31 (23.31%) Data Modelling
5 30 (22.56%) Data Mapping
6 29 (21.80%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (17.29%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (13.53%) MVC
9 15 (11.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (10.53%) System Testing
11 12 (9.02%) CRM
12 11 (8.27%) Unit Testing
12 11 (8.27%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (7.52%) BDD
13 10 (7.52%) ETL
14 9 (6.77%) OO
14 9 (6.77%) Regression Testing
14 9 (6.77%) Integration Testing
14 9 (6.77%) Test Scripting
14 9 (6.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 94 (70.68%) SQL
2 59 (44.36%) T-SQL
3 40 (30.08%) PowerShell
4 33 (24.81%) C#
5 30 (22.56%) PL/SQL
6 24 (18.05%) JavaScript
7 8 (6.02%) VB
8 7 (5.26%) Java
8 7 (5.26%) FQL
9 4 (3.01%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.26%) VBA
11 1 (0.75%) VB6
11 1 (0.75%) X++
11 1 (0.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (3.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) MCSE
3 1 (0.75%) MCSA
3 1 (0.75%) ISEB
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.75%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Nagios
1 1 (0.75%) WSUS
1 1 (0.75%) SCCM
1 1 (0.75%) SCOM
1 1 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (0.75%) Opsview
Vendors
1 51 (38.35%) Microsoft
2 37 (27.82%) Oracle
3 7 (5.26%) EPiServer
4 4 (3.01%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (1.50%) VMware
6 1 (0.75%) Sophos
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco
6 1 (0.75%) Sybase
6 1 (0.75%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.75%) Veeam
6 1 (0.75%) Twitter