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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 36 25 33
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 11 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.69% 4.41% 3.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.89% 20.00% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 8
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£420 £300 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £268 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £304 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-34.42% +6.08%
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
101 60 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.69% 22.06% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 37 64
Average daily rate £420 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £23.92 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.40% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £32.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.46 £32.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.30 £30.75 £27.60
% change year-on-year
+5.02% +11.41%

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 3 September 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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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 - 1 - - 1
Ormskirk - - - -
Preston - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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%) Microsoft
3 11 (78.57%) SQL
3 11 (78.57%) T-SQL
4 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (50.00%) Windows
6 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 7 (50.00%) Data Analysis
6 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (42.86%) Finance
7 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (42.86%) .NET
8 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
8 5 (35.71%) Marketing
8 5 (35.71%) Time Management
9 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (28.57%) Data Mart
9 4 (28.57%) OLAP
9 4 (28.57%) VB
9 4 (28.57%) MCSE
9 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
10 3 (21.43%) C
10 3 (21.43%) C#
10 3 (21.43%) Oracle
10 3 (21.43%) IIS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (21.43%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (85.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (28.57%) Data Mart
6 4 (28.57%) OLAP
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (7.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) T4 Templates
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
3 3 (21.43%) SQL DBA
3 3 (21.43%) DBA
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Identity Management Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Management Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) MI Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Provisioning Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) VB Developer
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) LINQ
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (7.14%) POCO
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) Classic ASP
3 1 (7.14%) WCF
3 1 (7.14%) WPF
3 1 (7.14%) WF
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
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
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 7 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
3 5 (35.71%) Time Management
4 3 (21.43%) Identity Management
5 2 (14.29%) Campaign Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Data Mapping
6 1 (7.14%) MVVM
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) MVC
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
1 11 (78.57%) T-SQL
2 4 (28.57%) VB
3 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
3 3 (21.43%) C
3 3 (21.43%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 1 (7.14%) VBScript
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) XAML
5 1 (7.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) MCSE
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
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