The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 33 45 38
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 57 34 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.30% 2.80% 4.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 19.26% 13.77% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 24 40
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£325 £319 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% +15.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £247 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £346 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £14.25 - £25.73
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 - £25.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 - £38.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-36.06% -12.85%
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 Manchester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
296 247 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.31% 20.33% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 141 203
Average daily rate £325 £325 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 16
Average hourly rate £18.75 £13.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.35 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 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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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
Salford +4 8 £325 +32.65% 2
Stockport - 2 - - 3
Altrincham - 2 £255 - 3
Bury - 1 £325 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Oldham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 2
Sale - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Wigan - - - - 2
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 91 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 60 (65.93%) SQL
3 51 (56.04%) .NET
4 47 (51.65%) C#
5 32 (35.16%) Microsoft
6 30 (32.97%) OO
7 29 (31.87%) ASP.NET
8 28 (30.77%) MVC
9 23 (25.27%) Finance
10 22 (24.18%) WCF
10 22 (24.18%) T-SQL
11 21 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (21.98%) HTML
12 20 (21.98%) CSS
12 20 (21.98%) Oracle
13 19 (20.88%) MS Excel
14 18 (19.78%) PL/SQL
14 18 (19.78%) OOD
14 18 (19.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (19.78%) Migration
14 18 (19.78%) Data Migration
15 17 (18.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (18.68%) JavaScript
16 16 (17.58%) .NET Framework
17 15 (16.48%) SQL Server 2000
18 14 (15.38%) Windows
18 14 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
19 13 (14.29%) WPF
19 13 (14.29%) Web Services
19 13 (14.29%) jQuery

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.40%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.30%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.20%) IIS
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (20.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (9.89%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (9.89%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (9.89%) Oracle 11i
2 9 (9.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (7.69%) Oracle Assets
3 7 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (6.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.10%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) Firewall
2 2 (2.20%) SAN
2 2 (2.20%) LAN
2 2 (2.20%) WAN
2 2 (2.20%) VLAN
3 1 (1.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 18 (19.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (18.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (16.48%) SQL Server 2000
6 12 (13.19%) Oracle Database
7 11 (12.09%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (7.69%) MS Access
10 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (1.10%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 1 (1.10%) RavenDB
13 1 (1.10%) Couchbase
13 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
13 1 (1.10%) Cognos Report Studio
13 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Visual Studio
1 10 (10.99%) NUnit
2 9 (9.89%) Toad
3 7 (7.69%) MSTest
4 3 (3.30%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.30%) Moq
4 3 (3.30%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.10%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 23 (25.27%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) General Ledger
2 7 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (2.20%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (83.52%) Developer
2 37 (40.66%) .NET Developer
3 25 (27.47%) C# Developer
4 24 (26.37%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (14.29%) SQL Developer
6 12 (13.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (13.19%) ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (9.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (6.59%) Web Developer
9 5 (5.49%) .NET Web Developer
9 5 (5.49%) C# Web Developer
9 5 (5.49%) Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) DBA
10 4 (4.40%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (4.40%) SQL DBA
10 4 (4.40%) Data Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) Senior .NET Developer
11 3 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
11 3 (3.30%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (56.04%) .NET
2 29 (31.87%) ASP.NET
3 22 (24.18%) WCF
4 20 (21.98%) HTML
4 20 (21.98%) CSS
5 16 (17.58%) .NET Framework
6 13 (14.29%) WPF
6 13 (14.29%) Web Services
6 13 (14.29%) jQuery
7 12 (13.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 12 (13.19%) XML
8 11 (12.09%) LINQ
8 11 (12.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (10.99%) HTML5
9 10 (10.99%) CSS3
9 10 (10.99%) Ajax
9 10 (10.99%) WinForms
10 7 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (5.49%) NHibernate
12 4 (4.40%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Data Extraction
2 6 (6.59%) NHS
3 4 (4.40%) RIA
3 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.20%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.10%) Open Source
5 1 (1.10%) Social Media
5 1 (1.10%) Replication
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.97%) OO
2 28 (30.77%) MVC
3 18 (19.78%) OOD
3 18 (19.78%) Migration
3 18 (19.78%) Data Migration
4 14 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (13.19%) Data Cleansing
6 11 (12.09%) TDD
7 10 (10.99%) Scrum
8 8 (8.79%) Data Mapping
8 8 (8.79%) Unit Testing
8 8 (8.79%) Business Analysis
9 7 (7.69%) Data Analysis
9 7 (7.69%) ETL
9 7 (7.69%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.59%) MVVM
10 6 (6.59%) Data Architecture
10 6 (6.59%) CRM
10 6 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (4.40%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 60 (65.93%) SQL
2 47 (51.65%) C#
3 22 (24.18%) T-SQL
4 18 (19.78%) PL/SQL
5 17 (18.68%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.89%) VBA
7 6 (6.59%) VB
7 6 (6.59%) VB6
8 2 (2.20%) VBScript
8 2 (2.20%) XAML
9 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.20%) MCSE
2 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (2.20%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 32 (35.16%) Microsoft
2 20 (21.98%) Oracle
3 7 (7.69%) Sage
4 2 (2.20%) EMC
4 2 (2.20%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.20%) VMware
5 1 (1.10%) Veeam
5 1 (1.10%) Northgate
5 1 (1.10%) SAP
5 1 (1.10%) Cognos
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