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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 40 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.24% 1.05% 3.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.02% 4.17% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
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
83 48 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.65% 25.13% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 30 29
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £175.00 £14.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-92.00% +1083.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
Liverpool -13 2 £300 -2.43% 2
St Helens - - - - 1
Wirral - - - - 1
Birkenhead - - - -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) SCCM
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) ETL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) MySQL
6 1 (12.50%) SSDT
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (12.50%) Data Mart
6 1 (12.50%) SMS
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) DHCP
6 1 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SMS
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
1 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) MySQL
5 1 (12.50%) SSDT
5 1 (12.50%) Data Mart
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
2 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Architect
2 1 (12.50%) ETL Developer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
1 1 (12.50%) MDX
1 1 (12.50%) WCF
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) CLARiiON
1 1 (12.50%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) ETL
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) PHP5
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) EMC
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
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