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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 89 69 33
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -36
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 65 67 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.75% 2.18% 5.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.74% 10.84% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 49 73
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£325 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 £9.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -77.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -13.46%
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
840 618 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.60% 20.12% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 329 287
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £474 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 9
Average hourly rate £33.00 £23.15 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.54% -36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £11.45 £17.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £44.50 £61.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%

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 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 July 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 -22 30 £325 - 30
Cheshire -11 22 £325 +14.03% 11
Merseyside - 4 £230 - 3
Lancashire +7 3 £325 +71.05% 5
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 125 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 82 (65.60%) SQL
3 61 (48.80%) T-SQL
4 52 (41.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (30.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (28.00%) Microsoft
7 31 (24.80%) .NET
8 29 (23.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 28 (22.40%) Windows
10 26 (20.80%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (20.80%) Migration
11 25 (20.00%) ASP.NET
12 24 (19.20%) C#
12 24 (19.20%) ETL
12 24 (19.20%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (18.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (16.80%) Oracle
14 21 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 19 (15.20%) SQL Server 2005
17 18 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
17 18 (14.40%) SAP
18 17 (13.60%) JavaScript
18 17 (13.60%) SharePoint
19 16 (12.80%) HTML
19 16 (12.80%) Visual Studio
19 16 (12.80%) Finance
19 16 (12.80%) Disaster Recovery
19 16 (12.80%) Security Cleared
20 15 (12.00%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 17 (13.60%) SharePoint
2 14 (11.20%) NetWeaver
3 10 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (5.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (4.80%) IIS
6 4 (3.20%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.60%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.80%) CMS
8 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.80%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.80%) MS Office
3 4 (3.20%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) Office 365
1 1 (0.80%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.20%) HTTP
1 4 (3.20%) SAN
2 3 (2.40%) Firewall
2 3 (2.40%) SMTP
3 2 (1.60%) VPN
3 2 (1.60%) Internet
3 2 (1.60%) NAS
4 1 (0.80%) Wireless
4 1 (0.80%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.80%) Intranet
4 1 (0.80%) DNS
4 1 (0.80%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.80%) DHCP
4 1 (0.80%) FTP
4 1 (0.80%) ATM
4 1 (0.80%) SMS
4 1 (0.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 52 (41.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (30.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (23.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (19.20%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (15.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (11.20%) SAP HANA
9 6 (4.80%) Relational Database
9 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (4.00%) MySQL
10 5 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (4.00%) OLAP
10 5 (4.00%) Oracle Database
11 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (2.40%) RDBMS
12 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Power View
13 2 (1.60%) OLAP Cube
13 2 (1.60%) SAP Data Services
13 2 (1.60%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 16 (12.80%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.60%) NUnit
5 1 (0.80%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.80%) MSTest
5 1 (0.80%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.80%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (12.80%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Banking
2 4 (3.20%) Back Office
3 3 (2.40%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Local Government
4 1 (0.80%) Marketing
4 1 (0.80%) Legal
4 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.80%) Advertising
4 1 (0.80%) Electronics
4 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (56.80%) Developer
2 32 (25.60%) SQL Developer
3 14 (11.20%) SQL DBA
3 14 (11.20%) Architect
3 14 (11.20%) DBA
4 13 (10.40%) Analyst
4 13 (10.40%) .NET Developer
4 13 (10.40%) SAP Architect
5 7 (5.60%) Data Analyst
6 6 (4.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.00%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.20%) SAP Technical Architect
8 4 (3.20%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Database Developer
8 4 (3.20%) CRM Developer
8 4 (3.20%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.20%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (24.80%) .NET
2 25 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 16 (12.80%) HTML
4 15 (12.00%) CSS
5 14 (11.20%) .NET Framework
6 10 (8.00%) WCF
6 10 (8.00%) jQuery
7 9 (7.20%) MDX
8 8 (6.40%) Entity Framework
8 8 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (5.60%) SAP Basis
9 7 (5.60%) Web Services
10 5 (4.00%) LINQ
11 4 (3.20%) AngularJS
11 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 4 (3.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (3.20%) Ajax
12 3 (2.40%) EDI
12 3 (2.40%) JMS
12 3 (2.40%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.40%) Clustering
1 8 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.60%) Replication
3 4 (3.20%) NHS
4 3 (2.40%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.60%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.60%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.80%) User Experience
6 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.80%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.80%) DTV
6 1 (0.80%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.80%) Tandem
6 1 (0.80%) Statistics
6 1 (0.80%) Informatics
6 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.40%) Windows
2 23 (18.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (11.20%) UNIX
4 14 (11.20%) Linux
5 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.80%) Android
7 1 (0.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.80%) Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.80%) Migration
2 24 (19.20%) ETL
3 18 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (12.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (10.40%) ERP
5 13 (10.40%) MVC
5 13 (10.40%) Technical Architecture
5 13 (10.40%) High Availability
6 9 (7.20%) Data Migration
7 8 (6.40%) Scrum
8 7 (5.60%) OO
8 7 (5.60%) Unit Testing
9 6 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.00%) Data Transformation
10 5 (4.00%) CRM
10 5 (4.00%) Data Analysis
11 4 (3.20%) Validation
11 4 (3.20%) Data Modelling
11 4 (3.20%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (65.60%) SQL
2 61 (48.80%) T-SQL
3 24 (19.20%) C#
4 17 (13.60%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.20%) Java
5 4 (3.20%) VBA
5 4 (3.20%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.40%) ActionScript
6 3 (2.40%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (1.60%) PHP
7 2 (1.60%) VBScript
7 2 (1.60%) VB
8 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.80%) VB6
8 1 (0.80%) PHP5
8 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (12.80%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.60%) Degree
4 2 (1.60%) MCSE
4 2 (1.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.20%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.40%) vSphere
4 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.40%) SCCM
2 1 (0.80%) SCOM
2 1 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.80%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (16.80%) Oracle
3 18 (14.40%) SAP
4 5 (4.00%) VMware
5 3 (2.40%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.60%) Veeam
6 2 (1.60%) Citrix
6 2 (1.60%) Informatica
6 2 (1.60%) Cisco
6 2 (1.60%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.60%) Adobe
7 1 (0.80%) HP
7 1 (0.80%) EMC
7 1 (0.80%) Symantec
7 1 (0.80%) InterSystems
7 1 (0.80%) Northgate
7 1 (0.80%) Google
7 1 (0.80%) Infor
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