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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 55 63 45
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 14 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.79% 1.12% 2.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.54% 6.18% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 16
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£350 £313 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £263 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £388 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £29.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.52% +12.50%
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
164 178 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.03% 18.09% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 86 71
Average daily rate £376 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £400 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 10
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.15 £42.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.91% -59.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -9.83%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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
Knutsford - 3 £298 -
Chester - 3 £430 - 2
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - - 5
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (64.10%) SQL
3 20 (51.28%) .NET
4 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
5 15 (38.46%) Windows
5 15 (38.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (35.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (28.21%) SharePoint
8 11 (28.21%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (28.21%) IIS
8 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
8 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (28.21%) Clustering
8 11 (28.21%) Finance
9 10 (25.64%) Load Balancing
9 10 (25.64%) ASP.NET
9 10 (25.64%) C#
9 10 (25.64%) ETL
9 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
9 10 (25.64%) DNS
9 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
9 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (23.08%) HTML
10 9 (23.08%) CSS
10 9 (23.08%) QlikView
11 8 (20.51%) LINQ
11 8 (20.51%) jQuery
11 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 11 (28.21%) SharePoint
1 11 (28.21%) IIS
2 7 (17.95%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.56%) ArcGIS
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Academy Housing
2 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
1 10 (25.64%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (38.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (35.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (28.21%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (23.08%) QlikView
7 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (10.26%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
8 4 (10.26%) BODI
8 4 (10.26%) OLAP
9 3 (7.69%) OLTP
9 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 2 (5.13%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (5.13%) DataStage
10 2 (5.13%) DTS
11 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (2.56%) PowerCenter
11 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.69%) NUnit
4 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Administrator
3 6 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.38%) SharePoint Administrator
4 5 (12.82%) Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (12.82%) SQL Developer
5 4 (10.26%) SQL DBA
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) DBA
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Business Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Business Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (51.28%) .NET
2 10 (25.64%) ASP.NET
3 9 (23.08%) HTML
3 9 (23.08%) CSS
4 8 (20.51%) LINQ
4 8 (20.51%) jQuery
5 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 5 (12.82%) Web Services
6 5 (12.82%) RESTful
7 4 (10.26%) XML
8 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
8 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (2.56%) XSL
9 1 (2.56%) XHTML
9 1 (2.56%) Classic ASP
9 1 (2.56%) Middleware
9 1 (2.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Clustering
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) NHS
4 1 (2.56%) GIS
4 1 (2.56%) DTV
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (25.64%) Load Balancing
2 10 (25.64%) ETL
3 7 (17.95%) OO
3 7 (17.95%) MVC
4 6 (15.38%) Analytics
5 5 (12.82%) Data Analysis
6 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
6 4 (10.26%) Coaching
6 4 (10.26%) Kimball Methodology
6 4 (10.26%) Dimensional Modelling
6 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.13%) Web Development
7 2 (5.13%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.13%) Change Management
7 2 (5.13%) Migration
8 1 (2.56%) SOA
8 1 (2.56%) B2B
8 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) C#
2 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
3 6 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (17.95%) MCSE
1 7 (17.95%) MCITP
1 7 (17.95%) MCTS
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) Business Objects
3 4 (10.26%) Tableau
3 4 (10.26%) TIBCO
4 3 (7.69%) SAP
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (2.56%) ESRI
6 1 (2.56%) Informatica
6 1 (2.56%) VMware