The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 27 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 13 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.08% 1.99% 2.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 17.81% 10.71% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Average daily rate £299 £419 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.71% +15.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £394 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £444 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
73 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.52% 18.54% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 12 6
Average daily rate £316 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.38% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £11.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
Cheshire

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 18 April 2014.

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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) ETL
4 7 (38.89%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 4 (22.22%) .NET
7 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 3 (16.67%) C#
7 3 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 3 (16.67%) Data Security
7 3 (16.67%) Back Office
7 3 (16.67%) MVC
7 3 (16.67%) Workflow
7 3 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 2 (11.11%) SCOM
8 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (11.11%) jQuery
8 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (11.11%) VLAN
8 2 (11.11%) Web Development

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) VLAN
1 2 (11.11%) LAN
1 2 (11.11%) WAN
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 3 (16.67%) Back Office
2 2 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Tester
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (11.11%) jQuery
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) Ajax
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ETL
2 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 3 (16.67%) Data Security
3 3 (16.67%) MVC
3 3 (16.67%) Workflow
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Transformation
5 1 (5.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) Citrix
1 2 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
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