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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 84 50 56
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 87 102 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 3.31% 3.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.90% 14.09% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 74 53
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£350 £323 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £33.00 £19.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -51.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £19.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+51.28% -36.06%
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
977 724 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.59% 23.47% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 415 316
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £14.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £67.00 £41.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Lancashire +5 21 £408 -1.03% 6
Merseyside +6 20 £325 -13.33% 5
Manchester -50 20 £325 - 28
Cheshire -22 17 £325 +8.33% 9
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 143 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 105 (73.43%) SQL
3 73 (51.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 73 (51.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 68 (47.55%) T-SQL
5 50 (34.97%) Microsoft
6 43 (30.07%) .NET
7 37 (25.87%) Finance
8 36 (25.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 35 (24.48%) SharePoint
10 34 (23.78%) ASP.NET
11 33 (23.08%) Visual Studio
12 32 (22.38%) C#
12 32 (22.38%) Data Warehouse
12 32 (22.38%) Business Intelligence
13 31 (21.68%) ETL
13 31 (21.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 27 (18.88%) JavaScript
15 26 (18.18%) CSS
15 26 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
16 24 (16.78%) HTML
16 24 (16.78%) Windows
17 21 (14.69%) ITIL
17 21 (14.69%) SharePoint 2010
17 21 (14.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 20 (13.99%) .NET Framework
19 18 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
20 16 (11.19%) Team Foundation Server
20 16 (11.19%) Migration
20 16 (11.19%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (24.48%) SharePoint
2 21 (14.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 16 (11.19%) IIS
4 11 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.80%) Apache
5 4 (2.80%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.80%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.40%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.70%) CMS
8 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 16 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.99%) MS Office
3 4 (2.80%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (6.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) GitHub
2 1 (0.70%) Google Drive
2 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.99%) HTTP
1 10 (6.99%) Internet
2 7 (4.90%) SMTP
3 3 (2.10%) Firewall
3 3 (2.10%) SAN
4 2 (1.40%) NAS
4 2 (1.40%) VPN
5 1 (0.70%) DNS
5 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.70%) DHCP
5 1 (0.70%) FTP
5 1 (0.70%) ATM
5 1 (0.70%) WAN
5 1 (0.70%) Intranet
5 1 (0.70%) Wireless
5 1 (0.70%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 73 (51.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 73 (51.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (25.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 32 (22.38%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (21.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (9.09%) OLAP
8 11 (7.69%) MySQL
8 11 (7.69%) OLAP Cube
9 9 (6.29%) MongoDB
10 8 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (4.90%) OLTP
11 7 (4.90%) Relational Database
12 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (2.80%) SQLite
14 3 (2.10%) QlikView
14 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Power View
14 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 21 (14.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 16 (11.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (6.99%) Git (software)
5 8 (5.59%) Jenkins
5 8 (5.59%) Eclipse
6 7 (4.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (4.20%) NUnit
7 6 (4.20%) Subversion
8 4 (2.80%) Maven
8 4 (2.80%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.80%) JUnit
8 4 (2.80%) PHPUnit
8 4 (2.80%) Hudson
9 2 (1.40%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.70%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.70%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 37 (25.87%) Finance
2 12 (8.39%) Banking
3 2 (1.40%) Advertising
3 2 (1.40%) Back Office
4 1 (0.70%) Electronics
4 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.70%) Legal
4 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.70%) Local Government
4 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 87 (60.84%) Developer
2 34 (23.78%) SQL Developer
3 25 (17.48%) Analyst
4 20 (13.99%) DBA
5 19 (13.29%) SQL DBA
6 14 (9.79%) Support Analyst
7 13 (9.09%) Applications Support
8 11 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (6.99%) Applications Support Analyst
10 9 (6.29%) .NET Developer
10 9 (6.29%) Microsoft Developer
11 8 (5.59%) CRM Developer
12 7 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 7 (4.90%) Business Developer
13 6 (4.20%) SQL Server Developer
13 6 (4.20%) Database Developer
14 5 (3.50%) Data Analyst
14 5 (3.50%) SQL Server DBA
14 5 (3.50%) Support Engineer
15 4 (2.80%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (30.07%) .NET
2 34 (23.78%) ASP.NET
3 26 (18.18%) CSS
4 24 (16.78%) HTML
5 20 (13.99%) .NET Framework
6 15 (10.49%) jQuery
7 13 (9.09%) Web Services
8 10 (6.99%) CAML
9 9 (6.29%) WCF
10 6 (4.20%) MDX
10 6 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (4.20%) AngularJS
11 5 (3.50%) HTML5
11 5 (3.50%) Entity Framework
12 4 (2.80%) REST
12 4 (2.80%) Django
12 4 (2.80%) SOAP
12 4 (2.80%) J2EE
12 4 (2.80%) Spring
12 4 (2.80%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.69%) Clustering
3 10 (6.99%) Replication
4 6 (4.20%) NHS
5 4 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.10%) Data Extraction
6 3 (2.10%) Statistics
7 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.40%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.70%) DTV
8 1 (0.70%) Informatics
8 1 (0.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.78%) Windows
2 9 (6.29%) Linux
2 9 (6.29%) Mac OS X
2 9 (6.29%) UNIX
3 8 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.70%) Android
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.38%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (21.68%) ETL
3 21 (14.69%) ITIL
4 18 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (11.19%) Migration
6 13 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
7 12 (8.39%) TDD
7 12 (8.39%) Data Modelling
8 11 (7.69%) CRM
8 11 (7.69%) Data Management
9 10 (6.99%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.29%) Dimensional Modelling
10 9 (6.29%) Data Migration
10 9 (6.29%) MVC
11 7 (4.90%) Unit Testing
11 7 (4.90%) Performance Analysis
12 6 (4.20%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (4.20%) Web Design
13 5 (3.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 105 (73.43%) SQL
2 68 (47.55%) T-SQL
3 32 (22.38%) C#
4 27 (18.88%) JavaScript
5 13 (9.09%) VB
6 12 (8.39%) Java
7 10 (6.99%) PowerShell
7 10 (6.99%) FQL
8 6 (4.20%) VBA
8 6 (4.20%) PHP
8 6 (4.20%) VBScript
9 5 (3.50%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.80%) Python
10 4 (2.80%) Ruby
10 4 (2.80%) C
10 4 (2.80%) C++
11 3 (2.10%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.10%) ActionScript 2.0
11 3 (2.10%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (6.99%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.20%) Degree
2 6 (4.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.40%) MCSE
4 2 (1.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.50%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.80%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.40%) SCCM
2 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 50 (34.97%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.50%) SAP
3 4 (2.80%) Oracle
4 2 (1.40%) Veeam
4 2 (1.40%) VMware
4 2 (1.40%) Cisco
4 2 (1.40%) Remedy
4 2 (1.40%) Adobe
5 1 (0.70%) Citrix
5 1 (0.70%) Sage
5 1 (0.70%) Symantec
5 1 (0.70%) InterSystems
5 1 (0.70%) Google
5 1 (0.70%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.70%) Infor
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