The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 34 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.43% 1.45% 1.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.75% 6.38% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
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
Merseyside

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 Liverpool region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
57 47 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 24.57% 22.71% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 26 12
Average daily rate £450 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £175.00
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 Liverpool

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
3 8 (80.00%) Finance
4 7 (70.00%) ITIL
4 7 (70.00%) Windows
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (30.00%) Banking
6 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
8 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (10.00%) Replication
8 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
8 1 (10.00%) Web Development
8 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
8 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 1 (10.00%) Solvency II
8 1 (10.00%) MS Access
8 1 (10.00%) ETL
8 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (10.00%) OLTP
8 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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.

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) MS Access
4 1 (10.00%) OLTP
4 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Applications Support
1 7 (70.00%) Applications Support Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Support Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Banking Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Developer
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Server Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Server Support
5 1 (10.00%) Server Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) OO
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft