The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 22 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.53% 2.75% 1.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.88% 10.91% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£430 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.80% -19.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.57 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
SQL Server 2008
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
41 55 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 31.30% 25.23% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 6
Average daily rate £400 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Chester region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Chester region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (66.67%) OLAP
3 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 3 (50.00%) QlikView
4 3 (50.00%) Academy Housing
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (50.00%) OLTP
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) NHS
4 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (50.00%) ETL
5 2 (33.33%) Business Objects
5 2 (33.33%) DataStage
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) Banking
6 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (16.67%) Electronics
6 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (16.67%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
6 1 (16.67%) DTV

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Academy Housing
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) OLAP
2 4 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 3 (50.00%) QlikView
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (50.00%) OLTP
4 2 (33.33%) DataStage
5 1 (16.67%) OLAP Cube
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (50.00%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (16.67%) SAP