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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 49 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 43 36 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.03% 3.12% 4.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 13.52% 14.40% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 38
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£315 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.54% -68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £11.00 £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £11.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
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
318 250 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.38% 21.68% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 146 175
Average daily rate £325 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 16
Average hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +41.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £143.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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
Stockport - 2 - - 3
Altrincham - 1 £255 - 2
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 2
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 98 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 60 (61.22%) SQL
3 54 (55.10%) .NET
4 47 (47.96%) C#
5 36 (36.73%) Microsoft
6 29 (29.59%) HTML
7 28 (28.57%) ASP.NET
7 28 (28.57%) MVC
8 26 (26.53%) OO
9 25 (25.51%) CSS
9 25 (25.51%) T-SQL
10 24 (24.49%) MS Excel
11 23 (23.47%) SQL Server 2005
12 22 (22.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (21.43%) Data Migration
13 21 (21.43%) Finance
13 21 (21.43%) Migration
14 20 (20.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (19.39%) JavaScript
16 17 (17.35%) Ajax
17 16 (16.33%) PL/SQL
18 15 (15.31%) Oracle
18 15 (15.31%) SQL Server 2000
18 15 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
18 15 (15.31%) TDD
18 15 (15.31%) jQuery
19 14 (14.29%) .NET Framework
19 14 (14.29%) Mentoring
19 14 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
19 14 (14.29%) OOD

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 10 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.08%) IIS
3 3 (3.06%) Apache
3 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.06%) CMS
3 3 (3.06%) Orchard CMS
3 3 (3.06%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.06%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (24.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.10%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (8.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (6.12%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (6.12%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (2.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.04%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) Firewall
2 2 (2.04%) VLAN
2 2 (2.04%) SAN
2 2 (2.04%) LAN
2 2 (2.04%) WAN
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) VPN
3 1 (1.02%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (23.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 22 (22.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (20.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (15.31%) SQL Server 2000
6 13 (13.27%) Oracle Database
7 11 (11.22%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (6.12%) MS Access
10 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (3.06%) RavenDB
13 2 (2.04%) Cognos Report Studio
13 2 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 12 (12.24%) Toad
2 10 (10.20%) Visual Studio
3 7 (7.14%) NUnit
4 6 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (5.10%) MSTest
6 3 (3.06%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.02%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.02%) LLBLGen Pro
7 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.02%) ReSharper
General
1 21 (21.43%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Retail
3 5 (5.10%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.02%) Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (80.61%) Developer
2 37 (37.76%) .NET Developer
3 20 (20.41%) C# Developer
4 19 (19.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (14.29%) SQL Developer
6 12 (12.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (5.10%) Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) Agile .NET Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Business Developer
11 3 (3.06%) Web Developer
11 3 (3.06%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.06%) Consultant
11 3 (3.06%) DBA
11 3 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
11 3 (3.06%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (55.10%) .NET
2 29 (29.59%) HTML
3 28 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 25 (25.51%) CSS
5 17 (17.35%) Ajax
6 15 (15.31%) jQuery
7 14 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 14 (14.29%) XML
8 13 (13.27%) WCF
8 13 (13.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (13.27%) LINQ
9 11 (11.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 10 (10.20%) Web Services
11 9 (9.18%) HTML5
12 8 (8.16%) CSS3
12 8 (8.16%) WinForms
13 7 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (7.14%) WPF
14 4 (4.08%) Razor View Engine
15 3 (3.06%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Data Extraction
2 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.16%) NHS
3 4 (4.08%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.06%) Open Source
4 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.04%) Replication
6 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.02%) GIS
6 1 (1.02%) Clustering
6 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.27%) Windows
2 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.57%) MVC
2 26 (26.53%) OO
3 21 (21.43%) Data Migration
3 21 (21.43%) Migration
4 15 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (15.31%) TDD
5 14 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 14 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (14.29%) OOD
6 13 (13.27%) Data Cleansing
7 10 (10.20%) Unit Testing
7 10 (10.20%) Scrum
8 8 (8.16%) Data Architecture
9 7 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 7 (7.14%) Data Mapping
9 7 (7.14%) Business Analysis
10 6 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.12%) ETL
10 6 (6.12%) CRM
11 5 (5.10%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 60 (61.22%) SQL
2 47 (47.96%) C#
3 25 (25.51%) T-SQL
4 19 (19.39%) JavaScript
5 16 (16.33%) PL/SQL
6 10 (10.20%) VBA
7 8 (8.16%) VB6
7 8 (8.16%) VB
8 4 (4.08%) VBScript
9 3 (3.06%) Ruby
10 2 (2.04%) XAML
11 1 (1.02%) C
11 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) Degree
1 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.06%) MCSE
3 2 (2.04%) MCTS
3 2 (2.04%) MCITP
3 2 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.04%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.04%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 36 (36.73%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.31%) Oracle
3 6 (6.12%) Sage
4 5 (5.10%) Northgate
5 2 (2.04%) VMware
5 2 (2.04%) EMC
5 2 (2.04%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.04%) Cognos
6 1 (1.02%) SAP
6 1 (1.02%) Telerik
6 1 (1.02%) Veeam
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