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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 118 82 50
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -32
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 37 90 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 2.00% 3.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.07% 8.84% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 52 78
Median daily rate £300 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £473 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+44.06% +49.70%
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
910 1018 776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.60% 22.64% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 681 473
Median daily rate £375 £415 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +22.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 13
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £67.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 20 £300 -11.11% 25
Merseyside -8 8 £325 +18.18% 4
Cheshire -9 6 £320 -8.57% 4
Cumbria - 2 £375 -
Lancashire -7 1 £338 -23.55% 2
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 53 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (50.94%) SQL
3 26 (49.06%) .NET
4 24 (45.28%) T-SQL
4 24 (45.28%) C#
5 22 (41.51%) ASP.NET
6 14 (26.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (26.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (24.53%) VB
7 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
8 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (20.75%) .NET Framework
9 11 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (18.87%) XML
11 9 (16.98%) SOAP
11 9 (16.98%) Web Services
11 9 (16.98%) ETL
11 9 (16.98%) WinForms
11 9 (16.98%) Finance
11 9 (16.98%) Entity Framework
11 9 (16.98%) PowerShell
12 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (15.09%) VB6
12 8 (15.09%) Windows
13 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
13 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
13 7 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (11.32%) Performance Tuning

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) SAS
3 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) Network Security
2 1 (1.89%) Skype
2 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (26.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (26.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.77%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (3.77%) Ingres
8 2 (3.77%) MySQL
8 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.89%) DTS
9 1 (1.89%) OLAP
9 1 (1.89%) OLTP
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.43%) Moq
2 5 (9.43%) NUnit
2 5 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.77%) WiX
4 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.89%) JIRA
4 1 (1.89%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.89%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Law
3 3 (5.66%) Publishing
4 2 (3.77%) Advertising
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Billing
5 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (64.15%) Developer
2 15 (28.30%) .NET Developer
3 14 (26.42%) SQL Developer
4 13 (24.53%) C# Developer
5 10 (18.87%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Architect
6 5 (9.43%) DBA
6 5 (9.43%) SQL DBA
6 5 (9.43%) Technical Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Report Developer
7 4 (7.55%) SSIS Developer
7 4 (7.55%) T-SQL Developer
8 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Digital Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Digital Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Digital Technical Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Technical Architect
8 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (5.66%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (49.06%) .NET
2 22 (41.51%) ASP.NET
3 11 (20.75%) .NET Framework
4 10 (18.87%) XML
5 9 (16.98%) Entity Framework
5 9 (16.98%) SOAP
5 9 (16.98%) Web Services
5 9 (16.98%) WinForms
6 5 (9.43%) CAML
7 4 (7.55%) WCF
7 4 (7.55%) WPF
8 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (5.66%) HTML
8 3 (5.66%) LINQ
9 2 (3.77%) CSS
9 2 (3.77%) jQuery
10 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (1.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.89%) Blog
3 1 (1.89%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Licensing
3 1 (1.89%) Replication
3 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.66%) Linux
4 2 (3.77%) Unix
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.89%) AIX
5 1 (1.89%) Solaris
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (16.98%) ETL
4 6 (11.32%) MVC
4 6 (11.32%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (9.43%) Migration
5 5 (9.43%) Open Source
5 5 (9.43%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (7.55%) Data Management
6 4 (7.55%) Data Protection
6 4 (7.55%) High Availability
6 4 (7.55%) OWASP
6 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.55%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.66%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.66%) Database Mirroring
7 3 (5.66%) Supplier Management
8 2 (3.77%) ERP
8 2 (3.77%) OO
8 2 (3.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.94%) SQL
2 24 (45.28%) C#
2 24 (45.28%) T-SQL
3 13 (24.53%) VB
4 9 (16.98%) PowerShell
5 8 (15.09%) VB6
6 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
7 6 (11.32%) Java
8 5 (9.43%) FQL
9 2 (3.77%) Delphi
9 2 (3.77%) PHP
9 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.89%) ISEB
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) MCAD
3 1 (1.89%) MCP
3 1 (1.89%) MCSD
3 1 (1.89%) MCTS
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.89%) XenApp
3 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) SCOM
2 1 (1.89%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle
3 5 (9.43%) ServiceNow
4 4 (7.55%) VMware
5 3 (5.66%) Tableau
6 2 (3.77%) Cognos
6 2 (3.77%) Hyperion
6 2 (3.77%) Teradata
7 1 (1.89%) Citrix
7 1 (1.89%) SAP
7 1 (1.89%) Talend
7 1 (1.89%) Vertica
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