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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 61 50 28
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -22
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 31 30 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.21% 2.62% 5.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.48% 11.07% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 44
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£308 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £212 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 - £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +20.37%
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
327 271 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.29% 23.71% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 161 180
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 15
Average hourly rate £24.00 £21.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% -39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.15 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £157.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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
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 24 December 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
Altrincham - - - - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 89 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 52 (58.43%) .NET
2 52 (58.43%) SQL
3 43 (48.31%) C#
4 33 (37.08%) Microsoft
5 30 (33.71%) T-SQL
6 27 (30.34%) ASP.NET
6 27 (30.34%) MVC
6 27 (30.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 23 (25.84%) HTML
8 22 (24.72%) MS Excel
9 21 (23.60%) OO
9 21 (23.60%) CSS
9 21 (23.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
10 18 (20.22%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (19.10%) Ajax
12 16 (17.98%) jQuery
12 16 (17.98%) Mentoring
12 16 (17.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (16.85%) Migration
13 15 (16.85%) Data Migration
14 14 (15.73%) TDD
14 14 (15.73%) Visual Studio
14 14 (15.73%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (14.61%) OOD
15 13 (14.61%) Web Services
15 13 (14.61%) Finance

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (7.87%) CMS
1 7 (7.87%) Orchard CMS
2 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.62%) Apache
3 5 (5.62%) Apache Solr
3 5 (5.62%) Apache Spark
4 4 (4.49%) IIS
5 3 (3.37%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (24.72%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.74%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) Mingle
3 1 (1.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.37%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.25%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) Firewall
2 2 (2.25%) VLAN
2 2 (2.25%) SAN
2 2 (2.25%) LAN
2 2 (2.25%) WAN
3 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.12%) VPN
3 1 (1.12%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (30.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 21 (23.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (17.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (15.73%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (12.36%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (8.99%) Oracle Database
8 7 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (6.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (6.74%) RavenDB
9 6 (6.74%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (2.25%) MS Access
11 2 (2.25%) Cognos Report Studio
12 1 (1.12%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 1 (1.12%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (15.73%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.74%) Toad
4 5 (5.62%) NUnit
4 5 (5.62%) MSTest
4 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.12%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.12%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 70 (78.65%) Developer
2 35 (39.33%) .NET Developer
3 19 (21.35%) C# Developer
4 15 (16.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (15.73%) SQL Developer
6 10 (11.24%) Senior Developer
6 10 (11.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (8.99%) Senior .NET Developer
8 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.74%) Agile .NET Developer
9 5 (5.62%) SQL DBA
9 5 (5.62%) Senior C# Developer
9 5 (5.62%) DBA
9 5 (5.62%) Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Business Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Consultant
10 4 (4.49%) Migration Consultant
10 4 (4.49%) Data Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (58.43%) .NET
2 27 (30.34%) ASP.NET
3 23 (25.84%) HTML
4 21 (23.60%) CSS
5 18 (20.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (19.10%) Ajax
7 16 (17.98%) jQuery
8 13 (14.61%) LINQ
8 13 (14.61%) Web Services
9 12 (13.48%) XML
9 12 (13.48%) WCF
10 9 (10.11%) .NET Framework
10 9 (10.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (8.99%) WPF
12 7 (7.87%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (7.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (6.74%) RESTful
13 6 (6.74%) HTML5
13 6 (6.74%) XHTML
14 5 (5.62%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) NHS
2 7 (7.87%) Data Extraction
2 7 (7.87%) Open Source
2 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.25%) User Experience
4 2 (2.25%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.12%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.12%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.12%) GIS
5 1 (1.12%) Replication
5 1 (1.12%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.36%) Windows
2 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.34%) MVC
2 21 (23.60%) OO
3 16 (17.98%) Mentoring
4 15 (16.85%) Migration
4 15 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (16.85%) Data Migration
5 14 (15.73%) TDD
5 14 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (14.61%) OOD
7 11 (12.36%) Scrum
8 8 (8.99%) Data Cleansing
8 8 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (8.99%) ETL
9 7 (7.87%) Business Analysis
9 7 (7.87%) SOA
9 7 (7.87%) ITIL
10 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.74%) Data Analysis
11 5 (5.62%) Workflow
11 5 (5.62%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 52 (58.43%) SQL
2 43 (48.31%) C#
3 30 (33.71%) T-SQL
4 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
5 11 (12.36%) PL/SQL
6 8 (8.99%) VBA
6 8 (8.99%) Ruby
7 7 (7.87%) VB6
7 7 (7.87%) VB
8 4 (4.49%) VBScript
9 3 (3.37%) XAML
10 1 (1.12%) C
10 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.12%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Degree
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.37%) MCSE
4 2 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.25%) MCTS
4 2 (2.25%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.37%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.25%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 33 (37.08%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.36%) Oracle
3 6 (6.74%) Northgate
4 2 (2.25%) Cognos
4 2 (2.25%) EMC
4 2 (2.25%) Sage
4 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.25%) VMware
5 1 (1.12%) Telerik
5 1 (1.12%) Veeam
5 1 (1.12%) Tableau
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