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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 64 56 38
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.40% 1.85% 3.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.45% 9.22% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 24
Median daily rate £320 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £310 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+44.06% +48.16%
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
207 217 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.94% 20.11% 26.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 142 115
Median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £14.86 £33.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.96% +18.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.18 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +15.78%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -3 2 £316 +13.35%
Warrington +13 1 £325 -18.75%
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (60.00%) SQL
3 11 (55.00%) PowerShell
4 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) C#
5 8 (40.00%) .NET
5 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (35.00%) Java
7 6 (30.00%) VB
7 6 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (30.00%) CAML
7 6 (30.00%) FQL
7 6 (30.00%) Open Source
7 6 (30.00%) ServiceNow
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (25.00%) OWASP
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
8 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) SCCM
8 5 (25.00%) SCOM
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (25.00%) Data Management
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (25.00%) Law
8 5 (25.00%) T-SQL

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Internet
1 4 (20.00%) Skype
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Law
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Publishing
3 2 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 7 (35.00%) Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Technical Architect
4 5 (25.00%) SQL Developer
5 4 (20.00%) Digital Architect
5 4 (20.00%) Digital Technical Architect
6 3 (15.00%) Report Developer
6 3 (15.00%) Senior Architect
6 3 (15.00%) Senior Technical Architect
7 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
7 2 (10.00%) DBA
7 2 (10.00%) Senior Digital Architect
7 2 (10.00%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
7 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
8 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (5.00%) Designer
8 1 (5.00%) Lead Architect
8 1 (5.00%) SSIS Developer
8 1 (5.00%) SSRS Developer
8 1 (5.00%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (30.00%) CAML
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
1 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Open Source
2 6 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (25.00%) Data Management
3 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 5 (25.00%) OWASP
4 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Supplier Management
6 2 (10.00%) ETL
6 2 (10.00%) MVC
7 1 (5.00%) CRM
7 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
7 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.00%) ERP
7 1 (5.00%) High Availability
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (40.00%) C#
4 7 (35.00%) Java
5 6 (30.00%) FQL
5 6 (30.00%) VB
6 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.00%) PHP
8 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
1 5 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) ServiceNow
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Tableau
4 1 (5.00%) Talend
4 1 (5.00%) Vertica