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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 21 20 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 8 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 4.12% 5.03% 14.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.69% 16.00% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £180 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £350 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
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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
51 50 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 26.29% 31.45% 36.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 29
Average daily rate £338 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £199 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.71 £22.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.06% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 October 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (50.00%) .NET
5 4 (40.00%) C#
6 3 (30.00%) VBScript
6 3 (30.00%) VB
6 3 (30.00%) Siebel
6 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (20.00%) MDX
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (20.00%) CTI
7 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) CosmoCom
7 2 (20.00%) Actuate
7 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (20.00%) CSS
8 1 (10.00%) XML
8 1 (10.00%) XSD

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) CTI
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (10.00%) Spotfire
5 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (10.00%) OLAP
5 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Siebel Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Siebel Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (20.00%) MDX
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) XSD
4 1 (10.00%) XSLT
4 1 (10.00%) Ajax
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) Content Management
2 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (10.00%) Use Case
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
3 3 (30.00%) VB
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Siebel
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) CosmoCom
2 2 (20.00%) Actuate
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Veeam
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Business Objects