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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 141 76 57
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -19
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 12 82 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 2.14% 2.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.32% 9.77% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 53 62
Median daily rate £313 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £225 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +131.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% +17.50%
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
909 839 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.84% 21.92% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 540 391
Median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 14
Median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +76.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £19.00 £9.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%

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
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 July 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
Merseyside -11 4 £313 +13.63% 2
Cheshire -14 4 £316 -2.69% 5
Manchester -36 4 £288 -11.53% 15
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 45 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (66.67%) SQL
3 18 (40.00%) .NET
3 18 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 15 (33.33%) C#
5 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET
5 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
6 13 (28.89%) PowerShell
7 12 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (24.44%) SharePoint
9 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio
9 10 (22.22%) Windows
9 10 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (20.00%) Java
11 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
12 7 (15.56%) ETL
12 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
13 6 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (13.33%) ServiceNow
13 6 (13.33%) Open Source
13 6 (13.33%) FQL
13 6 (13.33%) VB
13 6 (13.33%) MVC
13 6 (13.33%) Finance
13 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management

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 11 (24.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.89%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (8.89%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.22%) Apache
4 1 (2.22%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) SAS
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) Internet
2 4 (8.89%) Skype
3 1 (2.22%) HTTP
3 1 (2.22%) Network Security
3 1 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.22%) SMTP
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (4.44%) MySQL
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.44%) Mercurial
2 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.44%) YouTrack
3 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA
3 1 (2.22%) JUnit
3 1 (2.22%) NUnit
3 1 (2.22%) PHPUnit
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.22%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.22%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Law
3 4 (8.89%) Publishing
4 3 (6.67%) Advertising
5 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Developer
2 16 (35.56%) SQL Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Architect
4 6 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 5 (11.11%) DBA
5 5 (11.11%) Report Developer
5 5 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 5 (11.11%) SSIS Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Digital Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Digital Technical Architect
6 4 (8.89%) T-SQL Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Technical Architect
7 3 (6.67%) SSRS Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Tester
8 2 (4.44%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) .NET
2 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET
3 6 (13.33%) CAML
4 5 (11.11%) jQuery
5 4 (8.89%) HTML
6 3 (6.67%) CSS
6 3 (6.67%) WPF
7 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.44%) LINQ
8 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.22%) HTML5
8 1 (2.22%) SAML
8 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.22%) iPad
4 1 (2.22%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.89%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.22%) Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.22%) Unix
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (15.56%) ETL
4 6 (13.33%) Data Management
4 6 (13.33%) Data Protection
4 6 (13.33%) MVC
4 6 (13.33%) Open Source
4 6 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (11.11%) OWASP
6 4 (8.89%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.67%) Migration
7 3 (6.67%) Supplier Management
8 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
8 2 (4.44%) Kanban
8 2 (4.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (66.67%) SQL
2 15 (33.33%) C#
2 15 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 13 (28.89%) PowerShell
4 9 (20.00%) Java
5 6 (13.33%) FQL
5 6 (13.33%) VB
6 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.44%) Delphi
7 2 (4.44%) PHP
7 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.22%) C++
8 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.22%) ISEB
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) SCCM
1 5 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.22%) Legato
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) ServiceNow
3 4 (8.89%) Tableau
4 3 (6.67%) VMware
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.22%) Talend
6 1 (2.22%) Teradata
6 1 (2.22%) Vertica