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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 38 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.53% 1.41% 1.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.01% 4.51% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Average daily rate £210 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +24.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £300 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.92%
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
111 133 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.10% 31.29% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 92 31
Average daily rate £375 £378 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +37.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 0
Average hourly rate £41.50 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Preston - 3 £210 -
Blackpool - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 49 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (73.47%) Visual Studio
3 35 (71.43%) .NET
4 34 (69.39%) C#
4 34 (69.39%) ASP.NET
5 18 (36.73%) VB
6 17 (34.69%) SQL
7 15 (30.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (26.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (26.53%) CAML
9 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
9 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
9 13 (26.53%) FQL
9 13 (26.53%) Internet
9 13 (26.53%) Java
9 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
9 13 (26.53%) CSS
9 13 (26.53%) SharePoint
10 12 (24.49%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (24.49%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (22.45%) TDD
11 11 (22.45%) OLAP Cube
11 11 (22.45%) Kimball Methodology
11 11 (22.45%) Mac OS X
11 11 (22.45%) Linux
11 11 (22.45%) Unix
11 11 (22.45%) T-SQL

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 13 (26.53%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.20%) Apache
2 5 (10.20%) IIS
2 5 (10.20%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) Internet
2 5 (10.20%) HTTP
2 5 (10.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (30.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (26.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (24.49%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (24.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (22.45%) OLAP
6 11 (22.45%) OLAP Cube
7 9 (18.37%) OLTP
8 7 (14.29%) MongoDB
8 7 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (8.16%) MySQL
9 4 (8.16%) SQLite
10 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 36 (73.47%) Visual Studio
2 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 10 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (18.37%) Git (software)
4 8 (16.33%) Eclipse
4 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
5 5 (10.20%) JUnit
5 5 (10.20%) NUnit
5 5 (10.20%) PHPUnit
5 5 (10.20%) Subversion
6 3 (6.12%) Hudson
6 3 (6.12%) IntelliJ
6 3 (6.12%) Maven
General
1 1 (2.04%) Banking
1 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (93.88%) Developer
2 22 (44.90%) C# Developer
3 15 (30.61%) .NET Developer
3 15 (30.61%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (20.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 9 (18.37%) Digital Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Business Developer
7 5 (10.20%) Java Developer
8 4 (8.16%) SQL Developer
9 3 (6.12%) DBA
9 3 (6.12%) SQL DBA
9 3 (6.12%) VB Developer
10 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.08%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 2 (4.08%) HTML Developer
10 2 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Developer
10 2 (4.08%) VB.NET Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (71.43%) .NET
2 34 (69.39%) ASP.NET
3 13 (26.53%) CAML
3 13 (26.53%) CSS
4 8 (16.33%) HTML
4 8 (16.33%) jQuery
4 8 (16.33%) Web Services
5 4 (8.16%) .NET Framework
5 4 (8.16%) Django
5 4 (8.16%) HTML5
5 4 (8.16%) LAMP
5 4 (8.16%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (8.16%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (6.12%) J2EE
6 3 (6.12%) REST
6 3 (6.12%) SOAP
6 3 (6.12%) Spring
7 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.04%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Statistics
3 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Linux
1 11 (22.45%) Mac OS X
1 11 (22.45%) Unix
2 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (22.45%) Kimball Methodology
2 11 (22.45%) TDD
3 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.41%) Data Modelling
3 10 (20.41%) Dimensional Modelling
3 10 (20.41%) Performance Analysis
4 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (16.33%) Data Management
5 5 (10.20%) Automated Testing
5 5 (10.20%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (10.20%) Web Design
6 4 (8.16%) ITIL
7 2 (4.08%) BDD
8 1 (2.04%) Migration
8 1 (2.04%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (69.39%) C#
2 18 (36.73%) VB
3 17 (34.69%) SQL
4 13 (26.53%) FQL
4 13 (26.53%) Java
4 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
4 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
5 11 (22.45%) T-SQL
6 7 (14.29%) VB.NET
7 4 (8.16%) C
7 4 (8.16%) C++
7 4 (8.16%) PHP
7 4 (8.16%) Python
7 4 (8.16%) Ruby
7 4 (8.16%) VB6
7 4 (8.16%) VBA
7 4 (8.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) MCITP
4 1 (2.04%) MCTS
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
1 5 (10.20%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft