The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 41 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.87% 1.63% 2.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.33% 7.69% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Median daily rate £300 £300 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.20%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
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 Merseyside region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
129 78 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 37.61% 21.20% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 41 28
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £480 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+32.69% -17.46%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +3 2 - - 3
Birkenhead - 1 £300 -
Bootle - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Delphi
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 2 (28.57%) LINQ
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Replication
5 1 (14.29%) Clustering
5 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (14.29%) VBScript
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) Java

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) OLTP
4 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) YouTrack
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) DBA
2 3 (42.86%) SQL DBA
3 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) SSAS Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) LINQ
3 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Database Security
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Delphi
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (14.29%) Legato
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Tableau