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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 51 46 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 15 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.84% 2.93% 2.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.29% 14.14% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 12
Average daily rate
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£319 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £248 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.57 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-28.46% +8.33%
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
181 191 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.24% 20.76% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 93 93
Average daily rate £400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £26.28 £15.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.11% +72.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.36 £31.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +3.27%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +8 3 - -
Chester +5 2 £430 +63.80%
Warrington -22 1 £275 -8.33% 3
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 3
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 3
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 28 (71.79%) SQL
3 23 (58.97%) Windows
4 21 (53.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
6 18 (46.15%) .NET
6 18 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (43.59%) Clustering
7 17 (43.59%) IIS
7 17 (43.59%) SharePoint
7 17 (43.59%) TCP/IP
7 17 (43.59%) DNS
8 16 (41.03%) Load Balancing
8 16 (41.03%) PowerShell
9 13 (33.33%) Finance
9 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (30.77%) MCSE
10 12 (30.77%) MCITP
10 12 (30.77%) MCTS
10 12 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (28.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (28.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (25.64%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (25.64%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (23.08%) ETL
14 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
14 7 (17.95%) QlikView
15 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 17 (43.59%) SharePoint
1 17 (43.59%) IIS
2 12 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.13%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.56%) ArcGIS
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
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 17 (43.59%) TCP/IP
1 17 (43.59%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.56%) ADSL
2 1 (2.56%) Broadband
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
2 1 (2.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (53.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (28.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (28.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (25.64%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (17.95%) QlikView
6 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (10.26%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (10.26%) BODI
7 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
7 4 (10.26%) OLAP
8 3 (7.69%) OLTP
8 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 2 (5.13%) DataStage
10 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Developer
1 9 (23.08%) Administrator
2 6 (15.38%) SharePoint Administrator
3 5 (12.82%) SQL Developer
3 5 (12.82%) SQL DBA
3 5 (12.82%) Consultant
3 5 (12.82%) DBA
4 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Business Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Business Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Server Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (46.15%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.56%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (2.56%) WCF
3 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (43.59%) Clustering
2 3 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) DTV
3 1 (2.56%) GIS
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Load Balancing
2 10 (25.64%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (23.08%) ETL
4 5 (12.82%) Data Analysis
5 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
5 4 (10.26%) Dimensional Modelling
5 4 (10.26%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (10.26%) Analytics
5 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.26%) Coaching
5 4 (10.26%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.69%) Capacity Management
6 3 (7.69%) Change Management
6 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.13%) Migration
8 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 28 (71.79%) SQL
2 16 (41.03%) PowerShell
3 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.13%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) MCSE
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (30.77%) MCTS
1 12 (30.77%) MCITP
System Software
1 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) Business Objects
3 4 (10.26%) TIBCO
3 4 (10.26%) Tableau
4 3 (7.69%) Citrix
5 2 (5.13%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 1 (2.56%) Symantec
6 1 (2.56%) ESRI
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) IBM
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle