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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 59 54 50
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 8 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.03% 2.19% 1.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.65% 9.77% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 5
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£350 £344 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £253 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-4.39% +16.36%
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
172 174 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.19% 22.37% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 89 89
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+10.40% +11.60%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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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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
Alderley Edge - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 3
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 6
Wilmslow - - - -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (63.64%) SQL
3 10 (45.45%) .NET
4 9 (40.91%) C#
4 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
4 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (36.36%) LINQ
5 8 (36.36%) jQuery
5 8 (36.36%) CSS
5 8 (36.36%) HTML
6 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
6 7 (31.82%) OO
6 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 7 (31.82%) MVC
6 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 6 (27.27%) Data Transformation
7 6 (27.27%) Banking
7 6 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (22.73%) ETL
8 5 (22.73%) Web Services
8 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
8 5 (22.73%) RESTful
9 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (18.18%) XML
9 4 (18.18%) Business Objects

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (13.64%) PowerCenter
6 2 (9.09%) DataStage
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (9.09%) DTS
6 2 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (9.09%) QlikView
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.64%) NUnit
3 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 6 (27.27%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Developer
5 2 (9.09%) ETL Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Informatica ETL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
3 8 (36.36%) CSS
3 8 (36.36%) LINQ
3 8 (36.36%) jQuery
3 8 (36.36%) HTML
4 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 5 (22.73%) RESTful
5 5 (22.73%) Web Services
6 4 (18.18%) XML
7 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
7 3 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (13.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (9.09%) MDX
9 1 (4.55%) WCF
9 1 (4.55%) WPF
9 1 (4.55%) XSL
9 1 (4.55%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) OO
1 7 (31.82%) MVC
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Data Transformation
3 5 (22.73%) ETL
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum
4 3 (13.64%) B2B
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Web Development
5 2 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (9.09%) Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) MVVM
6 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.55%) Web Design
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) C#
3 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
4 3 (13.64%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Business Objects
3 3 (13.64%) Informatica
3 3 (13.64%) ServiceNow
4 2 (9.09%) SAP
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
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