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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 53 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 15 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.06% 1.73% 2.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.00% 9.83% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 13
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£338 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £288 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £375 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%
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
150 173 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.58% 17.65% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 88 64
Average daily rate £400 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 11
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 £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 - 4 £298 -
Chester +14 3 £430 +81.05% 3
Crewe - 1 - - 2
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - - 4
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (65.96%) SQL
3 26 (55.32%) .NET
4 23 (48.94%) Windows
5 22 (46.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (40.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
7 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
8 17 (36.17%) TCP/IP
8 17 (36.17%) DNS
8 17 (36.17%) SharePoint
8 17 (36.17%) IIS
8 17 (36.17%) Clustering
9 16 (34.04%) Load Balancing
9 16 (34.04%) PowerShell
10 14 (29.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (29.79%) Finance
11 13 (27.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (25.53%) MCTS
12 12 (25.53%) MCITP
12 12 (25.53%) MCSE
12 12 (25.53%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (25.53%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (21.28%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET
13 10 (21.28%) C#
14 9 (19.15%) HTML
14 9 (19.15%) CSS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (36.17%) SharePoint
1 17 (36.17%) IIS
2 12 (25.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) ArcGIS
5 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) PowerPivot
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Academy Housing
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.17%) TCP/IP
1 17 (36.17%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.13%) ADSL
2 1 (2.13%) Broadband
2 1 (2.13%) LAN
2 1 (2.13%) WAN
2 1 (2.13%) DHCP
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (46.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (29.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (27.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (21.28%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (19.15%) QlikView
7 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (8.51%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
8 4 (8.51%) OLAP
8 4 (8.51%) BODI
9 3 (6.38%) OLTP
9 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (4.26%) DataStage
10 2 (4.26%) DTS
11 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (2.13%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.38%) NUnit
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Developer
2 9 (19.15%) Administrator
3 6 (12.77%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.77%) SharePoint Administrator
4 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Developer
4 5 (10.64%) SQL DBA
4 5 (10.64%) DBA
4 5 (10.64%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Business Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Business Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (55.32%) .NET
2 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET
3 9 (19.15%) HTML
3 9 (19.15%) CSS
4 8 (17.02%) LINQ
4 8 (17.02%) jQuery
5 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 5 (10.64%) Web Services
6 5 (10.64%) RESTful
7 4 (8.51%) XML
8 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
8 3 (6.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (6.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (2.13%) WCF
9 1 (2.13%) WPF
9 1 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (2.13%) XHTML
9 1 (2.13%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.17%) Clustering
2 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) NHS
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) GIS
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 23 (48.94%) Windows
2 19 (40.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Load Balancing
2 12 (25.53%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (19.15%) ETL
4 7 (14.89%) OO
4 7 (14.89%) MVC
5 6 (12.77%) Analytics
6 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis
7 4 (8.51%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (8.51%) Problem Management
7 4 (8.51%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.51%) Coaching
7 4 (8.51%) Data Modelling
7 4 (8.51%) Change Management
7 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.38%) Capacity Management
9 2 (4.26%) Web Development
9 2 (4.26%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (4.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (65.96%) SQL
2 16 (34.04%) PowerShell
3 10 (21.28%) C#
4 8 (17.02%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) MCTS
1 12 (25.53%) MCITP
1 12 (25.53%) MCSE
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
System Software
1 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Business Objects
3 4 (8.51%) Tableau
3 4 (8.51%) TIBCO
4 3 (6.38%) Citrix
4 3 (6.38%) SAP
5 2 (4.26%) VMware
6 1 (2.13%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 1 (2.13%) ESRI
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle
6 1 (2.13%) Symantec
6 1 (2.13%) IBM
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