The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the North West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 58 48 44
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 84 101 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.78% 3.73% 3.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.63% 18.23% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 64 68
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £253 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
Average hourly rate £14.25 £40.57 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.87% +23.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £40.57 £24.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £40.57 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
665 554 809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.99% 20.45% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 301 462
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 34
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.57 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +57.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.66 £17.30 £18.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £40.57 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server 2008
England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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
Manchester +10 53 £325 +8.33% 20
Cheshire -1 24 £290 -3.33% 16
Merseyside -13 3 - - 6
Lancashire -30 1 £400 +33.33% 4
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 153 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 100 (65.36%) SQL
3 75 (49.02%) .NET
4 57 (37.25%) C#
5 50 (32.68%) Microsoft
6 44 (28.76%) ASP.NET
7 42 (27.45%) T-SQL
8 40 (26.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 36 (23.53%) OO
10 35 (22.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 34 (22.22%) Finance
12 33 (21.57%) MVC
13 32 (20.92%) Data Warehouse
14 30 (19.61%) Windows
14 30 (19.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 29 (18.95%) WCF
16 27 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
16 27 (17.65%) Migration
17 26 (16.99%) ETL
17 26 (16.99%) Oracle
18 24 (15.69%) HTML
18 24 (15.69%) OOD
19 23 (15.03%) MS Excel
19 23 (15.03%) PL/SQL
19 23 (15.03%) CSS
20 22 (14.38%) JavaScript
20 22 (14.38%) .NET Framework
21 21 (13.73%) Data Migration
22 20 (13.07%) jQuery
22 20 (13.07%) SQL Server 2000

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 19 (12.42%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.19%) IIS
3 8 (5.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.27%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.27%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (15.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.88%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (5.23%) Oracle 11i
2 8 (5.23%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (5.23%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (5.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (4.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (3.92%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (3.92%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (3.92%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (1.96%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.19%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.88%) DNS
3 5 (3.27%) WAN
3 5 (3.27%) LAN
4 3 (1.96%) SAN
4 3 (1.96%) VLAN
5 2 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.31%) Firewall
5 2 (1.31%) VoIP
6 1 (0.65%) ADSL
6 1 (0.65%) Broadband
6 1 (0.65%) DHCP
6 1 (0.65%) VPN
6 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (26.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 35 (22.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (20.92%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (19.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (13.07%) SQL Server 2000
6 20 (13.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (8.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (7.19%) Oracle Database
9 9 (5.88%) MS Access
10 8 (5.23%) QlikView
11 7 (4.58%) Relational Database
12 5 (3.27%) OLAP
13 4 (2.61%) BODI
13 4 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 4 (2.61%) SAP Data Services
14 3 (1.96%) OLTP
15 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
15 2 (1.31%) DTS
16 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (9.80%) Visual Studio
2 12 (7.84%) NUnit
3 8 (5.23%) Toad
4 7 (4.58%) MSTest
5 6 (3.92%) Moq
6 5 (3.27%) SpecFlow
6 5 (3.27%) ReSharper
7 3 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.31%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.65%) Selenium
9 1 (0.65%) Subversion
9 1 (0.65%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.65%) LLBLGen Pro
9 1 (0.65%) T4 Templates
9 1 (0.65%) YouTrack
9 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 34 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (3.92%) Retail
2 6 (3.92%) General Ledger
3 5 (3.27%) Banking
4 3 (1.96%) Marketing
4 3 (1.96%) Back Office
5 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.31%) Local Government
6 1 (0.65%) Games
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 94 (61.44%) Developer
2 46 (30.07%) .NET Developer
3 30 (19.61%) C# Developer
4 29 (18.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (13.73%) ASP.NET Developer
6 17 (11.11%) SQL Developer
6 17 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 16 (10.46%) DBA
8 15 (9.80%) SQL DBA
9 12 (7.84%) Analyst
9 12 (7.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 11 (7.19%) Web Developer
11 10 (6.54%) .NET Web Developer
12 8 (5.23%) C# Web Developer
12 8 (5.23%) Data Analyst
13 7 (4.58%) Consultant
14 6 (3.92%) Tester
15 5 (3.27%) Senior Developer
15 5 (3.27%) SQL Server DBA
16 4 (2.61%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (49.02%) .NET
2 44 (28.76%) ASP.NET
3 29 (18.95%) WCF
4 24 (15.69%) HTML
5 23 (15.03%) CSS
6 22 (14.38%) .NET Framework
7 20 (13.07%) jQuery
8 18 (11.76%) XML
9 16 (10.46%) Web Services
9 16 (10.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 14 (9.15%) WPF
11 12 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (7.19%) HTML5
12 11 (7.19%) Ajax
12 11 (7.19%) LINQ
13 10 (6.54%) WinForms
14 9 (5.88%) CSS3
15 8 (5.23%) XSD
15 8 (5.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 7 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.80%) NHS
2 13 (8.50%) Clustering
3 9 (5.88%) Replication
4 8 (5.23%) Data Extraction
5 7 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (4.58%) RIA
6 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) DTV
7 1 (0.65%) PKI
7 1 (0.65%) Open Source
7 1 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.61%) Windows
2 16 (10.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (9.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.53%) OO
2 33 (21.57%) MVC
3 27 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (17.65%) Migration
4 26 (16.99%) ETL
5 24 (15.69%) OOD
6 21 (13.73%) Data Migration
7 14 (9.15%) Data Cleansing
8 13 (8.50%) Data Analysis
9 12 (7.84%) TDD
10 11 (7.19%) E-Commerce
11 10 (6.54%) Scrum
12 9 (5.88%) Business Analysis
13 8 (5.23%) MVVM
13 8 (5.23%) Load Balancing
13 8 (5.23%) Unit Testing
14 7 (4.58%) Data Mapping
14 7 (4.58%) User Stories
14 7 (4.58%) CRM
14 7 (4.58%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 100 (65.36%) SQL
2 57 (37.25%) C#
3 42 (27.45%) T-SQL
4 23 (15.03%) PL/SQL
5 22 (14.38%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.23%) VBA
8 6 (3.92%) VB
9 5 (3.27%) VB6
10 3 (1.96%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.96%) Java
11 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.88%) MCSE
3 7 (4.58%) MCTS
3 7 (4.58%) MCITP
4 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 16 (10.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.96%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.96%) vSphere
4 2 (1.31%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.31%) SCCM
1 2 (1.31%) SCOM
2 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 50 (32.68%) Microsoft
2 26 (16.99%) Oracle
3 7 (4.58%) VMware
4 6 (3.92%) Sage
5 4 (2.61%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.61%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.61%) Tableau
6 3 (1.96%) Veeam
6 3 (1.96%) SAP
6 3 (1.96%) Citrix
7 2 (1.31%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.31%) Cisco
8 1 (0.65%) IBM
8 1 (0.65%) NetApp
8 1 (0.65%) EMC
8 1 (0.65%) Symantec
8 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.65%) Northgate
8 1 (0.65%) Capita
8 1 (0.65%) Wincor Nixdorf
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