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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 55 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 17 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.73% 3.12% 3.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.77% 12.95% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 11
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£325 £289 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.55% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.00 - £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%
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
174 193 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.72% 24.09% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 91 64
Average daily rate £375 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.25 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -35.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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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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 -3 5 £325 +22.64%
Chester -9 3 £279 +6.79% 3
Northwich +3 1 £300 +3.44%
Ellesmere Port +1 1 - -
Crewe - 1 £225 -
Runcorn - 1 £350 -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (65.63%) SQL
3 19 (59.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (56.25%) T-SQL
5 14 (43.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 11 (34.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (34.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (28.13%) ETL
10 8 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (21.88%) Finance
12 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
12 6 (18.75%) .NET
12 6 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (15.63%) Clustering
13 5 (15.63%) Banking
14 4 (12.50%) MDX
14 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (12.50%) Migration
14 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
14 4 (12.50%) C#
14 4 (12.50%) HTML
14 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
14 4 (12.50%) jQuery
14 4 (12.50%) PowerPivot
14 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
15 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
15 3 (9.38%) Data Migration

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
1 6 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) PowerPivot
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) SMTP
1 3 (9.38%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) Intranet
2 1 (3.13%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (59.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (43.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (34.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (34.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
7 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Power View
7 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
7 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (6.25%) OLAP
8 2 (6.25%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (3.13%) Informix
9 1 (3.13%) MS Access
9 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (3.13%) DTS
9 1 (3.13%) OLTP
9 1 (3.13%) MySQL
9 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.13%) NUnit
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Local Government
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (84.38%) Developer
2 13 (40.63%) SQL Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Database Developer
4 4 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 4 (12.50%) DBA
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Database Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (9.38%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Business Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Business Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 4 (12.50%) HTML
2 4 (12.50%) MDX
2 4 (12.50%) jQuery
3 3 (9.38%) WCF
3 3 (9.38%) CSS
3 3 (9.38%) Web Services
3 3 (9.38%) EDI
3 3 (9.38%) JMS
3 3 (9.38%) EDIFACT
3 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.25%) Entity Framework
4 2 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (6.25%) Ajax
4 2 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Tandem
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (28.13%) ETL
3 4 (12.50%) Migration
3 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.38%) MVC
4 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (6.25%) Software Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.25%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.25%) SDLC
5 2 (6.25%) Data Management
5 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (65.63%) SQL
2 18 (56.25%) T-SQL
3 4 (12.50%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.38%) ActionScript 2.0
4 3 (9.38%) ActionScript
5 1 (3.13%) VBA
5 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) SAP
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