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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
North West / Merseyside
Rank 31 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 7 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.30% 1.25% 1.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.77% 5.13% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £338 £325 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £297
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +48.13%

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
65 78 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.31% 24.38% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 57 35
Median daily rate £371 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.18% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -18.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Wirral +2 4 £335 -
Liverpool -6 2 £350 +7.69% 2
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (76.92%) C#
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 9 (69.23%) XML
4 7 (53.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (46.15%) Firewall
5 6 (46.15%) XSLT
5 6 (46.15%) Windows
5 6 (46.15%) VBScript
5 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (38.46%) .NET
7 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
7 4 (30.77%) MVC
7 4 (30.77%) WCF
7 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
8 3 (23.08%) Web Services
8 3 (23.08%) Ajax
8 3 (23.08%) CSS
8 3 (23.08%) HTML
8 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
8 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (15.38%) CSS3
9 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (15.38%) SDLC
9 2 (15.38%) Project Management
9 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (15.38%) Microsoft

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
2 1 (7.69%) Moq
2 1 (7.69%) NUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) XML
2 6 (46.15%) XSLT
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (30.77%) WCF
5 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
5 3 (23.08%) Ajax
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
5 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 2 (15.38%) CSS3
6 2 (15.38%) JSON
7 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 1 (7.69%) LINQ
7 1 (7.69%) NHibernate
7 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Blog
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
2 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) MVC
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) OO
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) SDLC
2 2 (15.38%) UML
2 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.69%) BDD
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Kanban
3 1 (7.69%) Logistics
3 1 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (7.69%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) SOLID
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 6 (46.15%) VBScript
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCAD
1 1 (7.69%) MCP
1 1 (7.69%) MCSD
1 1 (7.69%) MCTS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft