The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Manchester region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 33 38 35
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 53 39 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.23% 3.46% 4.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 20.54% 16.81% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 37
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £350 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £14.25 - £34.62
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 - £25.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
258 232 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.61% 20.59% 26.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 132 204
Average daily rate £325 £320 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £252 £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 4 2 16
Average hourly rate £19.50 £13.75 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -46.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.15 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £16.35 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server 2008
North West

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 6 £323 +31.63%
Stockport - 1 - -
Altrincham - 1 £255 - 2
Bury - 1 £325 - 1
Cheadle - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 £350 - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 60 (67.42%) SQL
3 53 (59.55%) .NET
4 47 (52.81%) C#
5 34 (38.20%) ASP.NET
5 34 (38.20%) OO
6 29 (32.58%) MVC
7 28 (31.46%) Microsoft
8 27 (30.34%) WCF
9 25 (28.09%) T-SQL
10 22 (24.72%) PL/SQL
10 22 (24.72%) Oracle
11 21 (23.60%) OOD
11 21 (23.60%) Finance
12 18 (20.22%) Migration
12 18 (20.22%) .NET Framework
12 18 (20.22%) CSS
12 18 (20.22%) HTML
13 17 (19.10%) SQL Server 2005
13 17 (19.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (17.98%) Data Migration
14 16 (17.98%) JavaScript
14 16 (17.98%) MS Excel
15 15 (16.85%) Web Services
15 15 (16.85%) SQL Server 2000
16 14 (15.73%) jQuery
16 14 (15.73%) WPF
16 14 (15.73%) XML
17 13 (14.61%) Windows
17 13 (14.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.62%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (17.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (10.11%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (8.99%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (8.99%) Oracle 11i
2 8 (8.99%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (8.99%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (6.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (6.74%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (6.74%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (6.74%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) Firewall
2 1 (1.12%) VLAN
2 1 (1.12%) LAN
2 1 (1.12%) WAN
2 1 (1.12%) VPN
2 1 (1.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.10%) SQL Server 2005
2 17 (19.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (16.85%) SQL Server 2000
4 13 (14.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (12.36%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (10.11%) Oracle Database
7 8 (8.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (6.74%) MS Access
9 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.12%) RavenDB
10 1 (1.12%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (1.12%) DTS
10 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.12%) Couchbase
10 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (13.48%) Visual Studio
1 12 (13.48%) NUnit
2 8 (8.99%) Toad
3 7 (7.87%) MSTest
4 5 (5.62%) Moq
4 5 (5.62%) ReSharper
4 5 (5.62%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.12%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.12%) LLBLGen Pro
6 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 21 (23.60%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Retail
2 6 (6.74%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.25%) Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (84.27%) Developer
2 39 (43.82%) .NET Developer
3 26 (29.21%) C# Developer
4 25 (28.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (19.10%) ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (16.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 11 (12.36%) SQL Developer
7 11 (12.36%) Web Developer
8 10 (11.24%) .NET Web Developer
9 8 (8.99%) C# Web Developer
10 7 (7.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 6 (6.74%) Analyst
12 5 (5.62%) Data Analyst
13 3 (3.37%) Senior Developer
13 3 (3.37%) SQL DBA
13 3 (3.37%) Software Developer
13 3 (3.37%) DBA
13 3 (3.37%) Senior C# Developer
14 2 (2.25%) Senior .NET Developer
14 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (59.55%) .NET
2 34 (38.20%) ASP.NET
3 27 (30.34%) WCF
4 18 (20.22%) HTML
4 18 (20.22%) .NET Framework
4 18 (20.22%) CSS
5 15 (16.85%) Web Services
6 14 (15.73%) XML
6 14 (15.73%) WPF
6 14 (15.73%) jQuery
7 12 (13.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 11 (12.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (11.24%) WinForms
10 9 (10.11%) LINQ
10 9 (10.11%) HTML5
10 9 (10.11%) CSS3
11 8 (8.99%) Ajax
12 7 (7.87%) NHibernate
12 7 (7.87%) Silverlight
12 7 (7.87%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Data Extraction
2 7 (7.87%) RIA
2 7 (7.87%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.62%) NHS
4 3 (3.37%) Replication
5 2 (2.25%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.12%) Open Source
6 1 (1.12%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.61%) Windows
2 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.20%) OO
2 29 (32.58%) MVC
3 21 (23.60%) OOD
4 18 (20.22%) Migration
5 16 (17.98%) Data Migration
6 12 (13.48%) Data Cleansing
6 12 (13.48%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (11.24%) Scrum
7 10 (11.24%) TDD
8 8 (8.99%) Unit Testing
9 7 (7.87%) MVVM
9 7 (7.87%) User Stories
9 7 (7.87%) Data Mapping
9 7 (7.87%) Business Analysis
9 7 (7.87%) Data Analysis
10 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.74%) ETL
10 6 (6.74%) CRM
10 6 (6.74%) E-Commerce
10 6 (6.74%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 60 (67.42%) SQL
2 47 (52.81%) C#
3 25 (28.09%) T-SQL
4 22 (24.72%) PL/SQL
5 16 (17.98%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.74%) VBA
7 4 (4.49%) VB6
7 4 (4.49%) VB
8 2 (2.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.12%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 28 (31.46%) Microsoft
2 22 (24.72%) Oracle
3 6 (6.74%) Sage
4 2 (2.25%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.12%) VMware
5 1 (1.12%) Northgate
5 1 (1.12%) Veeam
5 1 (1.12%) SAP
5 1 (1.12%) EMC
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