The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 46 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 12 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.80% 1.50% 1.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.05% 8.47% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 8
Median daily rate £350 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £302 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £523 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £22.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -32.83%
SQL Server 2008
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
149 177 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.41% 17.70% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 126 80
Median daily rate £415 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -51.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+49.37% -20.50%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +6 9 £375 -
Chester +1 1 £325 -18.75%
Macclesfield +1 1 £300 -6.25%
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) ETL
4 8 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 7 (43.75%) .NET
5 7 (43.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
5 7 (43.75%) Database Mirroring
6 6 (37.50%) High Availability
6 6 (37.50%) C#
6 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 6 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
8 4 (25.00%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) Advertising
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (25.00%) Hyperion
8 4 (25.00%) Cognos
8 4 (25.00%) VB.NET
8 4 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 3 (18.75%) Windows
9 3 (18.75%) WPF
9 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (43.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Advertising
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) DBA
2 5 (31.25%) SQL DBA
3 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Business Developer
5 1 (6.25%) ETL Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Junior
5 1 (6.25%) Junior SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (18.75%) WinForms
4 3 (18.75%) WPF
5 2 (12.50%) jQuery
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (6.25%) CSS
6 1 (6.25%) DHTML
6 1 (6.25%) HTML
6 1 (6.25%) MDX
6 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) ETL
2 8 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (43.75%) Database Mirroring
4 6 (37.50%) High Availability
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) MVC
7 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 1 (6.25%) CRM
7 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
7 1 (6.25%) Migration
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (6.25%) Project Management
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
4 6 (37.50%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Cognos
2 4 (25.00%) Hyperion