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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 91 69 41
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -28
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 62 67 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 2.18% 4.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.05% 11.34% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 48 46
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £222 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £408 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.29% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £42.50 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £42.50 £130.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.58% +16.66%
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
880 591 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.70% 19.20% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 346 261
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 21
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £136.50 £72.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -23 30 £331 -5.35% 38
Cheshire -11 15 £325 +8.87% 16
Cumbria -2 6 - -
Merseyside -12 4 £300 -2.43% 5
Lancashire +2 3 £325 +39.78% 6
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 116 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 72 (62.07%) SQL
3 57 (49.14%) T-SQL
4 41 (35.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (31.03%) .NET
6 33 (28.45%) C#
7 31 (26.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (25.86%) Microsoft
9 29 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 26 (22.41%) Windows
11 25 (21.55%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (21.55%) Migration
12 24 (20.69%) ETL
12 24 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (19.83%) Visual Studio
13 23 (19.83%) MVC
14 22 (18.97%) SQL Server 2012
15 21 (18.10%) Oracle
15 21 (18.10%) SQL Server 2005
15 21 (18.10%) jQuery
16 20 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 20 (17.24%) HTML
16 20 (17.24%) CSS
16 20 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (16.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 19 (16.38%) ASP.NET MVC
17 19 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (14.66%) SAP
18 17 (14.66%) JavaScript
19 16 (13.79%) Technical Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (12.07%) NetWeaver
2 5 (4.31%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.45%) CMS
3 4 (3.45%) Orchard CMS
4 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.59%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.72%) Apache
5 2 (1.72%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.86%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) MS Office
2 2 (1.72%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.86%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) HTTP
2 3 (2.59%) SMTP
2 3 (2.59%) Firewall
3 2 (1.72%) SAN
3 2 (1.72%) VPN
4 1 (0.86%) DNS
4 1 (0.86%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.86%) DHCP
4 1 (0.86%) FTP
4 1 (0.86%) ATM
4 1 (0.86%) SMS
4 1 (0.86%) WAN
4 1 (0.86%) Internet
4 1 (0.86%) Wireless
4 1 (0.86%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (35.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (26.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (18.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (18.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (16.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (12.07%) SAP HANA
9 5 (4.31%) MySQL
10 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (3.45%) Relational Database
11 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database
11 3 (2.59%) RavenDB
11 3 (2.59%) QlikView
11 3 (2.59%) PowerCenter
11 3 (2.59%) RDBMS
11 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (2.59%) OLAP
12 2 (1.72%) DTS
12 2 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 23 (19.83%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.31%) NUnit
4 2 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.72%) MSTest
5 1 (0.86%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.86%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.86%) ReSharper
General
1 13 (11.21%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Retail
3 3 (2.59%) Banking
3 3 (2.59%) Back Office
4 1 (0.86%) Electronics
4 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.86%) Legal
4 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (58.62%) Developer
2 26 (22.41%) SQL Developer
3 19 (16.38%) .NET Developer
4 14 (12.07%) SQL DBA
4 14 (12.07%) Architect
4 14 (12.07%) DBA
5 13 (11.21%) SAP Architect
6 11 (9.48%) C# Developer
7 10 (8.62%) Analyst
8 8 (6.90%) Senior Developer
9 7 (6.03%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (6.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (6.03%) Data Analyst
9 7 (6.03%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (3.45%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.45%) SAP Technical Architect
11 4 (3.45%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (31.03%) .NET
2 29 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 21 (18.10%) jQuery
4 20 (17.24%) CSS
4 20 (17.24%) HTML
5 19 (16.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (12.07%) Web Services
6 14 (12.07%) LINQ
6 14 (12.07%) .NET Framework
7 13 (11.21%) Entity Framework
8 10 (8.62%) RESTful
8 10 (8.62%) WCF
8 10 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 8 (6.90%) XML
10 7 (6.03%) SAP Basis
10 7 (6.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (5.17%) Ajax
12 5 (4.31%) MDX
13 4 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.03%) NHS
3 6 (5.17%) Replication
3 6 (5.17%) Clustering
4 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.45%) Open Source
5 3 (2.59%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.72%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.72%) User Experience
7 1 (0.86%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.86%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.86%) Tandem
7 1 (0.86%) Statistics
7 1 (0.86%) Informatics
7 1 (0.86%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.86%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.41%) Windows
2 20 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (12.07%) UNIX
3 14 (12.07%) Linux
4 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.72%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.86%) Android
6 1 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.55%) Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.55%) Migration
2 24 (20.69%) ETL
3 23 (19.83%) MVC
4 19 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (13.79%) Technical Architecture
6 14 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (11.21%) ERP
7 13 (11.21%) High Availability
8 12 (10.34%) OO
9 9 (7.76%) Scrum
10 7 (6.03%) Data Migration
11 6 (5.17%) Data Transformation
11 6 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (4.31%) Data Cleansing
12 5 (4.31%) Unit Testing
12 5 (4.31%) Data Analysis
13 4 (3.45%) Web Development
13 4 (3.45%) Load Balancing
13 4 (3.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 72 (62.07%) SQL
2 57 (49.14%) T-SQL
3 33 (28.45%) C#
4 17 (14.66%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.31%) VBA
5 5 (4.31%) Ruby
6 3 (2.59%) ActionScript
6 3 (2.59%) Java
6 3 (2.59%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.86%) XAML
8 1 (0.86%) PHP5
8 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.86%) SPARQL
8 1 (0.86%) PHP
8 1 (0.86%) VBScript
8 1 (0.86%) VB
8 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (12.93%) SC Cleared
1 15 (12.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.17%) Degree
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.86%) MCSE
4 1 (0.86%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) SCCM
2 1 (0.86%) SCOM
2 1 (0.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (25.86%) Microsoft
2 21 (18.10%) Oracle
3 17 (14.66%) SAP
4 4 (3.45%) VMware
5 3 (2.59%) Informatica
5 3 (2.59%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.59%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.72%) Cisco
6 2 (1.72%) Veeam
6 2 (1.72%) Northgate
7 1 (0.86%) Infor
7 1 (0.86%) InterSystems
7 1 (0.86%) Tableau
7 1 (0.86%) HP
7 1 (0.86%) EMC
7 1 (0.86%) Citrix
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