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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 31 24 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 4 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.66% 6.05% 7.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.69% 26.00% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 5
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£400 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -16.92%
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
52 50 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.58% 23.26% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 32 16
Average daily rate £403 £313 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £230 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £376 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Chester region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) ActionScript
2 3 (75.00%) EDIFACT
2 3 (75.00%) Clustering
2 3 (75.00%) EDI
2 3 (75.00%) JMS
2 3 (75.00%) SMTP
2 3 (75.00%) HTTP
2 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SMTP
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) EDIFACT
1 3 (75.00%) EDI
1 3 (75.00%) JMS
1 3 (75.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) ActionScript
1 3 (75.00%) ActionScript 2.0