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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 39 50 43
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 25 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.19% 3.04% 3.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.29% 14.89% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 12
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£305 £331 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.92% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £238 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £399 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £28.25 £34.25
% change year-on-year
-30.97% -17.51%
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
175 188 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.32% 20.43% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 92 124
Average daily rate £335 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £349 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.28% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 7
Average hourly rate £10.20 £40.57 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.85% +78.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

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 12 September 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 12 September 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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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
Chester +8 4 £261 -0.47% 2
Knutsford +12 3 - - 2
Warrington -12 3 £275 -29.48% 2
Crewe -5 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 - - 5
Macclesfield - 1 - - 5
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 48 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (64.58%) SQL
3 24 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (43.75%) Windows
5 20 (41.67%) .NET
5 20 (41.67%) Clustering
6 19 (39.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
7 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (35.42%) TCP/IP
8 17 (35.42%) DNS
8 17 (35.42%) IIS
8 17 (35.42%) SharePoint
9 16 (33.33%) Load Balancing
9 16 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 14 (29.17%) Finance
11 13 (27.08%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (27.08%) MCSE
11 13 (27.08%) ETL
11 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (25.00%) MCTS
12 12 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (25.00%) MCITP
12 12 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (22.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
15 7 (14.58%) QlikView
15 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (35.42%) SharePoint
1 17 (35.42%) IIS
2 12 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.08%) ArcGIS
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Academy Housing
2 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (35.42%) TCP/IP
1 17 (35.42%) DNS
2 2 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (2.08%) Internet
3 1 (2.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.08%) ADSL
3 1 (2.08%) Broadband
3 1 (2.08%) LAN
3 1 (2.08%) WAN
3 1 (2.08%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (27.08%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (22.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (14.58%) QlikView
6 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (12.50%) Relational Database
8 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (8.33%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (8.33%) BODI
9 4 (8.33%) OLAP
10 3 (6.25%) OLTP
10 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
11 2 (4.17%) MS Access
12 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (2.08%) Oracle9i Database
12 1 (2.08%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Developer
2 10 (20.83%) Administrator
3 8 (16.67%) DBA
4 7 (14.58%) SQL DBA
5 6 (12.50%) Consultant
5 6 (12.50%) SharePoint Administrator
6 5 (10.42%) SQL Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Tester
8 3 (6.25%) Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Business Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (6.25%) Business Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Data Migration Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (41.67%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.17%) jQuery
3 2 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.08%) ADO.NET
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.08%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (2.08%) WCF
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (41.67%) Clustering
2 5 (10.42%) NHS
3 3 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) DTV
4 1 (2.08%) GIS
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Windows
2 19 (39.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 13 (27.08%) ETL
3 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 6 (12.50%) Migration
4 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
6 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 4 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
6 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 4 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
6 4 (8.33%) Analytics
6 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.33%) Coaching
7 3 (6.25%) Capacity Management
7 3 (6.25%) Change Management
7 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.25%) MVC
7 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (64.58%) SQL
2 16 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
4 4 (8.33%) C#
5 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.17%) VBA
7 1 (2.08%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) MCSE
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (25.00%) MCTS
2 12 (25.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Business Objects
2 4 (8.33%) TIBCO
2 4 (8.33%) Tableau
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) VMware
4 1 (2.08%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (2.08%) Symantec
4 1 (2.08%) ESRI
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix
4 1 (2.08%) Cyber-Ark
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Rate: £120 - £145 per day + competitive
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