The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 43 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.67% 3.01% 3.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.38% 14.71% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 8
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£300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.10 £31.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +22.11%
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 Lancashire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
126 34 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.00% 20.48% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 21 47
Average daily rate £373 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.16% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £170 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
Average hourly rate £34.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £20.00 £13.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £25.25 £31.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Blackpool -16 1 - - 1
Lytham St Annes - - - -
Preston - - - -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (85.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (78.57%) SQL
3 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
4 10 (71.43%) T-SQL
5 8 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (50.00%) Data Analysis
6 7 (50.00%) Windows
6 7 (50.00%) .NET
7 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
7 6 (42.86%) Finance
8 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
8 5 (35.71%) Marketing
8 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (35.71%) Time Management
9 4 (28.57%) OLAP Cube
9 4 (28.57%) MCSE
9 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (28.57%) OLAP
9 4 (28.57%) IIS
9 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (28.57%) Data Mart
10 3 (21.43%) Identity Management
10 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
10 3 (21.43%) Oracle
10 3 (21.43%) C

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 4 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (85.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (28.57%) OLAP Cube
5 4 (28.57%) OLAP
5 4 (28.57%) Data Mart
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Developer
3 3 (21.43%) SQL DBA
3 3 (21.43%) DBA
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Management Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Identity Management Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) MI Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Provisioning Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 2 (14.29%) WPF
4 1 (7.14%) LINQ
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
3 5 (35.71%) Time Management
4 3 (21.43%) Identity Management
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Campaign Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Data Mapping
6 1 (7.14%) MVVM
6 1 (7.14%) Content Management
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 10 (71.43%) T-SQL
3 3 (21.43%) C
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) VB
3 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) XAML
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) MCSE
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
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