The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Lancashire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 47 17 35
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.23% 7.30% 3.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.01% 28.57% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +2.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
99 70 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.60% 25.55% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 49 56
Average daily rate £400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £327 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £15.06 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.66% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.61 £30.50 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.68 £32.90 £23.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server 2008
North West

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 31 July 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
Blackburn - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Preston - - - - 1
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) VB6
4 1 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) NHS
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (25.00%) VBScript
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) HTML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (25.00%) QlikView
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Data Mart
4 1 (25.00%) OLAP
4 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) T4 Templates
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) VB Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Classic ASP
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) WF
2 1 (25.00%) LINQ
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) POCO
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Campaign Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) VB6
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
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