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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 67 56 29
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -27
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 15 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.50% 2.65% 4.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.58% 13.38% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 11
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£325 £299 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -25.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £361 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.58% +16.66%
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
269 157 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.82% 19.82% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 91 65
Average daily rate £450 £326 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -13.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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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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
Chester -1 4 £400 +33.33% 2
Warrington - 3 £325 - 4
Ellesmere Port -4 1 - -
Northwich - 1 £325 - 1
Crewe - 1 £225 - 1
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 18 (60.00%) SQL
3 12 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 11 (36.67%) .NET
4 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
4 11 (36.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (33.33%) jQuery
5 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 10 (33.33%) C#
5 10 (33.33%) HTML
5 10 (33.33%) Visual Studio
6 9 (30.00%) CSS
6 9 (30.00%) MVC
6 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (26.67%) LINQ
7 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (26.67%) OO
7 8 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (23.33%) ETL
8 7 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (23.33%) Web Services
8 7 (23.33%) RESTful
8 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (20.00%) Data Transformation
10 5 (16.67%) Entity Framework
10 5 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) SMTP
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (36.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
6 3 (10.00%) PowerCenter
7 2 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (6.67%) DTS
7 2 (6.67%) QlikView
8 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
8 1 (3.33%) MS Access
8 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (13.33%) NUnit
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (83.33%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) SQL Developer
3 6 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) ETL Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) DBA
6 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) .NET
2 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 10 (33.33%) HTML
2 10 (33.33%) jQuery
3 9 (30.00%) CSS
4 8 (26.67%) LINQ
4 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 7 (23.33%) RESTful
5 7 (23.33%) Web Services
6 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 5 (16.67%) Entity Framework
6 5 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (10.00%) WCF
7 3 (10.00%) XML
7 3 (10.00%) EDI
7 3 (10.00%) JMS
7 3 (10.00%) EDIFACT
8 2 (6.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.33%) Tandem
3 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) MVC
1 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) OO
2 8 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (23.33%) ETL
4 6 (20.00%) Data Transformation
5 4 (13.33%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) B2B
6 3 (10.00%) Project Management
6 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (6.67%) Software Architecture
7 2 (6.67%) Analytics
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Web Development
7 2 (6.67%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 10 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (10.00%) Java
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) ActionScript 2.0
4 3 (10.00%) ActionScript
5 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Informatica
2 3 (10.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Business Objects
3 2 (6.67%) SAP
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