The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 92 74 48
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -26
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 59 60 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.56% 2.04% 3.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.20% 10.27% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 41 40
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£325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £218 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.29% +129.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £42.50 £130.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.25 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +9.91%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
819 584 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.70% 19.88% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 336 312
Average daily rate £400 £336 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.95% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £222 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 20
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £121.20 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 1 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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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
Manchester -18 26 £338 -3.57% 30
Cumbria +3 10 - -
Cheshire -14 10 £325 +3.17% 11
Merseyside -14 5 £300 -2.43% 4
Lancashire +4 3 - - 2
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 117 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 73 (62.39%) SQL
3 51 (43.59%) T-SQL
4 46 (39.32%) .NET
5 38 (32.48%) ASP.NET
6 37 (31.62%) C#
6 37 (31.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (29.91%) Microsoft
8 31 (26.50%) Windows
9 29 (24.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (23.93%) CSS
11 27 (23.08%) MVC
12 25 (21.37%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (21.37%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (21.37%) jQuery
13 24 (20.51%) SQL Server 2005
13 24 (20.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (20.51%) HTML
14 23 (19.66%) JavaScript
14 23 (19.66%) Visual Studio
14 23 (19.66%) Migration
14 23 (19.66%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (17.95%) Oracle
15 21 (17.95%) ETL
16 20 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (15.38%) LINQ
17 18 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (14.53%) SQL Server 2012
18 17 (14.53%) MS Excel

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 14 (11.97%) NetWeaver
2 8 (6.84%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.98%) CMS
3 7 (5.98%) Orchard CMS
4 6 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (5.13%) IIS
5 5 (4.27%) Apache
5 5 (4.27%) Apache Solr
5 5 (4.27%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (14.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.71%) PowerPivot
2 2 (1.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) Firewall
2 1 (0.85%) Wireless
2 1 (0.85%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) CTI
2 1 (0.85%) SAN
2 1 (0.85%) ATM
2 1 (0.85%) SMS
2 1 (0.85%) WAN
2 1 (0.85%) DHCP
2 1 (0.85%) DNS
2 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (31.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (24.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (21.37%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (20.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (14.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (12.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (11.97%) SAP HANA
9 6 (5.13%) RavenDB
10 5 (4.27%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (2.56%) PowerCenter
11 3 (2.56%) MySQL
11 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (2.56%) QlikView
11 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.71%) DTS
12 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (1.71%) DataStage
13 1 (0.85%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 23 (19.66%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.27%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.42%) NUnit
5 2 (1.71%) MSTest
6 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.85%) JIRA
6 1 (0.85%) ReSharper
General
1 10 (8.55%) Finance
2 6 (5.13%) Banking
3 5 (4.27%) Retail
4 3 (2.56%) Back Office
5 2 (1.71%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (58.12%) Developer
2 25 (21.37%) .NET Developer
3 24 (20.51%) SQL Developer
4 14 (11.97%) Analyst
4 14 (11.97%) Architect
5 13 (11.11%) SAP Architect
6 11 (9.40%) C# Developer
6 11 (9.40%) Senior Developer
7 9 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (6.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (6.84%) Senior .NET Developer
8 8 (6.84%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (5.98%) DBA
9 7 (5.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (5.98%) SQL DBA
10 6 (5.13%) Data Analyst
11 5 (4.27%) Consultant
11 5 (4.27%) Agile .NET Developer
12 4 (3.42%) Senior C# Developer
12 4 (3.42%) SAP Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (39.32%) .NET
2 38 (32.48%) ASP.NET
3 28 (23.93%) CSS
4 25 (21.37%) jQuery
5 24 (20.51%) ASP.NET MVC
5 24 (20.51%) HTML
6 18 (15.38%) LINQ
7 16 (13.68%) Web Services
8 15 (12.82%) .NET Framework
9 13 (11.11%) Entity Framework
10 12 (10.26%) RESTful
11 11 (9.40%) XML
11 11 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 8 (6.84%) WCF
12 8 (6.84%) Ajax
13 7 (5.98%) XHTML
13 7 (5.98%) SAP Basis
13 7 (5.98%) Ruby on Rails
14 6 (5.13%) MDX
14 6 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.55%) NHS
3 7 (5.98%) Open Source
3 7 (5.98%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.42%) Replication
5 3 (2.56%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.71%) User Experience
6 2 (1.71%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.71%) Clustering
7 1 (0.85%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.85%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.85%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.85%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.85%) Tandem
7 1 (0.85%) Statistics
7 1 (0.85%) Informatics
7 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.50%) Windows
2 23 (19.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (11.97%) Linux
4 14 (11.97%) UNIX
5 7 (5.98%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.08%) MVC
2 25 (21.37%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (19.66%) Migration
3 23 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (17.95%) ETL
5 16 (13.68%) Technical Architecture
6 15 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (11.97%) ERP
8 13 (11.11%) High Availability
9 12 (10.26%) OO
9 12 (10.26%) Scrum
10 8 (6.84%) SOA
11 7 (5.98%) Data Migration
11 7 (5.98%) TDD
11 7 (5.98%) Mentoring
12 6 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (5.13%) Data Transformation
12 6 (5.13%) Workflow
12 6 (5.13%) PRINCE2
13 5 (4.27%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 73 (62.39%) SQL
2 51 (43.59%) T-SQL
3 37 (31.62%) C#
4 23 (19.66%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.84%) Ruby
6 5 (4.27%) VBA
7 3 (2.56%) Java
8 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.71%) VB
9 1 (0.85%) XAML
9 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.85%) C
9 1 (0.85%) VBScript
9 1 (0.85%) PHP
9 1 (0.85%) SPARQL
9 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.85%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 15 (12.82%) SC Cleared
1 15 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.71%) vSphere
3 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.71%) SCCM
2 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.85%) SCOM
2 1 (0.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (29.91%) Microsoft
2 21 (17.95%) Oracle
3 16 (13.68%) SAP
4 5 (4.27%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.56%) VMware
5 3 (2.56%) Informatica
5 3 (2.56%) Citrix
5 3 (2.56%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.71%) Northgate
7 1 (0.85%) Siebel
7 1 (0.85%) CosmoCom
7 1 (0.85%) Actuate
7 1 (0.85%) HP
7 1 (0.85%) EMC
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco
7 1 (0.85%) Tableau
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