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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 49 56 43
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 15 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.03% 1.45% 2.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.42% 7.14% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 13
Average daily rate
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£338 £338 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £224 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £405 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.18% -56.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £31.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +22.77%
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
144 182 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.51% 20.34% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 96 81
Average daily rate £350 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.18% -56.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Knutsford - 3 £298 -
Chester +5 1 - - 1
Crewe - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 4
Wilmslow - - - - 2
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 30 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (56.67%) SQL
2 17 (56.67%) .NET
3 12 (40.00%) Windows
4 10 (33.33%) C#
5 9 (30.00%) HTML
5 9 (30.00%) IIS
5 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 9 (30.00%) CSS
5 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (26.67%) Clustering
6 8 (26.67%) Load Balancing
6 8 (26.67%) LINQ
6 8 (26.67%) jQuery
6 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
6 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 8 (26.67%) DNS
6 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio
7 7 (23.33%) OO
7 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (23.33%) MVC
7 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 7 (23.33%) Banking
7 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 9 (30.00%) IIS
1 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.33%) ArcGIS
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) PowerPivot
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
1 8 (26.67%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (10.00%) PowerCenter
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (6.67%) QlikView
6 2 (6.67%) DataStage
6 2 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (6.67%) DTS
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.00%) NUnit
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 7 (23.33%) Banking
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Administrator
3 6 (20.00%) SharePoint Administrator
3 6 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.67%) ETL Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (56.67%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) HTML
2 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (30.00%) CSS
3 8 (26.67%) LINQ
3 8 (26.67%) jQuery
4 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 5 (16.67%) Web Services
5 5 (16.67%) RESTful
6 4 (13.33%) XML
7 3 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (3.33%) XSL
8 1 (3.33%) XHTML
8 1 (3.33%) Classic ASP
8 1 (3.33%) Middleware
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Clustering
1 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.33%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Load Balancing
2 7 (23.33%) OO
2 7 (23.33%) MVC
3 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.67%) ETL
4 5 (16.67%) Data Transformation
5 3 (10.00%) B2B
5 3 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (6.67%) Analytics
6 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Web Development
6 2 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.33%) SOA
7 1 (3.33%) Workflow
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.33%) Change Management
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) C#
3 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (10.00%) Java
6 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) MCSE
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (16.67%) MCITP
1 5 (16.67%) MCTS
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Business Objects
3 3 (10.00%) Informatica
4 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.67%) Citrix
4 2 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) ESRI
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