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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 32 37 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.53% 0.94% 2.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.33% 4.84% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £325 - £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.92%
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
79 62 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.23% 19.38% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 30 21
Average daily rate £413 £350 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +19.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -90.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wirral - 2 - -
Liverpool -6 1 £325 - 2
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (93.33%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (46.67%) Finance
4 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
5 6 (40.00%) ITIL
5 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 4 (26.67%) C#
8 3 (20.00%) HTML
8 3 (20.00%) CSS
8 3 (20.00%) MVC
8 3 (20.00%) jQuery
8 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
8 3 (20.00%) Mercurial
8 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (20.00%) YouTrack
9 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
9 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
9 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) NAS
1 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (6.67%) MS Access
7 1 (6.67%) OLTP
7 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (20.00%) Mercurial
2 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (20.00%) YouTrack
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Applications Support
1 6 (40.00%) Applications Support Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) DBA
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Server Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Server Support
5 1 (6.67%) Server Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
1 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (20.00%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (20.00%) MVC
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Database Security
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (6.67%) Legato
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Tableau
2 1 (6.67%) VMware