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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
North West / Lancashire
Rank 34 45 42
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.95% 2.01% 1.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.76% 6.92% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
Median daily rate £310 £210 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.38% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +48.13%

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
74 130 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.79% 29.02% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 94 80
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.63 £46.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.87% -7.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £38.38 £35.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £67.55 £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -4 1 £280 +33.33%
Chorley - 1 £375 -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (85.71%) SQL
3 11 (78.57%) .NET
4 10 (71.43%) C#
4 10 (71.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (50.00%) Web Services
8 6 (42.86%) VB.NET
8 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
9 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
9 5 (35.71%) IIS
9 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
10 4 (28.57%) XML
10 4 (28.57%) ITIL
10 4 (28.57%) Windows
10 4 (28.57%) CSS
10 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
10 4 (28.57%) HTML
10 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
11 3 (21.43%) MVC
11 3 (21.43%) VMware
11 3 (21.43%) VB
11 3 (21.43%) SOAP
11 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
11 3 (21.43%) Oracle
11 3 (21.43%) MCSE

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) IIS
1 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) SAS
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
1 2 (14.29%) NAS
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (71.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
6 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (7.14%) MySQL
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 9 (64.29%) .NET Developer
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Developer
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (21.43%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Administrator
7 1 (7.14%) DBA
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
7 1 (7.14%) Server Administrator
7 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (7.14%) SSIS Developer
7 1 (7.14%) SSRS Developer
7 1 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) Web Services
3 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
4 4 (28.57%) CSS
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 4 (28.57%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (21.43%) SOAP
5 3 (21.43%) WCF
6 2 (14.29%) ADO.NET
6 2 (14.29%) Ajax
6 2 (14.29%) Classic ASP
6 2 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (14.29%) LINQ
6 2 (14.29%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (14.29%) RESTful
6 2 (14.29%) WinForms
7 1 (7.14%) HTML5
7 1 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
1 2 (14.29%) Life Science
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) CentOS
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) MVC
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) ERP
4 2 (14.29%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) OOD
4 2 (14.29%) Release Management
4 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing
5 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 10 (71.43%) C#
3 6 (42.86%) VB.NET
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 3 (21.43%) VB
6 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 1 (7.14%) PHP
7 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (21.43%) MCSE
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (7.14%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (7.14%) HNC
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 2 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Kaseya
3 2 (14.29%) Kaspersky
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 2 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix