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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 86 79 34
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -45
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 46 42 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.46% 1.57% 4.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.81% 7.19% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 73
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £207 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £385 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £16.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £16.50 £42.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £31.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +22.77%
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
675 584 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.46% 21.88% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 332 363
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 26
Average hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £16.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £39.30 £42.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 0 26 £308 +13.88% 32
Cheshire +7 15 £338 - 10
Merseyside -7 3 - - 5
Lancashire -18 2 £300 +26.31% 10
Cumbria - - - -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 132 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 87 (65.91%) SQL
3 68 (51.52%) .NET
4 54 (40.91%) T-SQL
5 50 (37.88%) Microsoft
6 46 (34.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 45 (34.09%) C#
8 41 (31.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 40 (30.30%) ASP.NET
10 33 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
11 32 (24.24%) CSS
11 32 (24.24%) HTML
11 32 (24.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 31 (23.48%) MVC
13 30 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (21.97%) MS Excel
14 29 (21.97%) Windows
15 27 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC
15 27 (20.45%) JavaScript
16 26 (19.70%) jQuery
17 24 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 21 (15.91%) SharePoint
20 20 (15.15%) IIS
20 20 (15.15%) Finance
20 20 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
21 19 (14.39%) LINQ
21 19 (14.39%) Visual Studio
21 19 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
22 17 (12.88%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (15.91%) SharePoint
2 20 (15.15%) IIS
3 12 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (5.30%) CMS
4 7 (5.30%) Orchard CMS
5 5 (3.79%) Apache Solr
5 5 (3.79%) Apache
5 5 (3.79%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (3.79%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.52%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.76%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (21.97%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.30%) MS Office
3 3 (2.27%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.76%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.52%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (1.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.52%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.82%) DNS
1 9 (6.82%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.03%) Firewall
3 2 (1.52%) CTI
3 2 (1.52%) SAN
3 2 (1.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.76%) VLAN
4 1 (0.76%) LDAP
4 1 (0.76%) LAN
4 1 (0.76%) SMS
4 1 (0.76%) WAN
4 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (34.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 41 (31.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (24.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (5.30%) Oracle Database
9 6 (4.55%) RavenDB
10 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (3.79%) OLAP
10 5 (3.79%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (2.27%) QlikView
11 3 (2.27%) Data Mart
11 3 (2.27%) PowerCenter
11 3 (2.27%) OLAP Cube
12 2 (1.52%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (1.52%) DataStage
12 2 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 19 (14.39%) Visual Studio
2 12 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.30%) Toad
4 6 (4.55%) NUnit
5 5 (3.79%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.52%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.76%) MSTest
7 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.76%) JIRA
7 1 (0.76%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 20 (15.15%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Banking
3 7 (5.30%) Retail
4 4 (3.03%) Marketing
5 2 (1.52%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 90 (68.18%) Developer
2 28 (21.21%) .NET Developer
3 23 (17.42%) SQL Developer
4 14 (10.61%) Analyst
4 14 (10.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 10 (7.58%) DBA
5 10 (7.58%) Senior Developer
5 10 (7.58%) SQL DBA
6 9 (6.82%) C# Developer
7 8 (6.06%) Administrator
7 8 (6.06%) Consultant
7 8 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.30%) Senior .NET Developer
9 6 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.55%) SharePoint Administrator
9 6 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (4.55%) Agile .NET Developer
10 5 (3.79%) Business Developer
11 4 (3.03%) ETL Developer
11 4 (3.03%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (51.52%) .NET
2 40 (30.30%) ASP.NET
3 32 (24.24%) CSS
3 32 (24.24%) HTML
4 27 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (19.70%) jQuery
6 19 (14.39%) LINQ
7 17 (12.88%) XML
8 15 (11.36%) Web Services
9 14 (10.61%) .NET Framework
10 13 (9.85%) Ajax
11 11 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 11 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 11 (8.33%) RESTful
12 7 (5.30%) WCF
12 7 (5.30%) WPF
12 7 (5.30%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (5.30%) XHTML
12 7 (5.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (3.79%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.36%) NHS
3 9 (6.82%) Clustering
4 8 (6.06%) Data Extraction
5 7 (5.30%) Open Source
6 6 (4.55%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.27%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.52%) GIS
8 2 (1.52%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.76%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.76%) Informatics
9 1 (0.76%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.76%) Replication
9 1 (0.76%) User Experience
9 1 (0.76%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.97%) Windows
2 20 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (5.30%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.48%) MVC
2 30 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (12.88%) ETL
5 15 (11.36%) OO
5 15 (11.36%) Scrum
6 14 (10.61%) Migration
7 12 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 11 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (8.33%) Data Analysis
9 10 (7.58%) TDD
9 10 (7.58%) Data Cleansing
10 9 (6.82%) Load Balancing
11 8 (6.06%) SOA
11 8 (6.06%) PRINCE2
11 8 (6.06%) Business Analysis
12 7 (5.30%) Workflow
13 6 (4.55%) Mentoring
13 6 (4.55%) ITIL
13 6 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 87 (65.91%) SQL
2 54 (40.91%) T-SQL
3 45 (34.09%) C#
4 27 (20.45%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 10 (7.58%) VB
6 10 (7.58%) PowerShell
7 9 (6.82%) VBA
8 8 (6.06%) Ruby
9 7 (5.30%) VBScript
10 5 (3.79%) XAML
11 4 (3.03%) C
11 4 (3.03%) VB6
12 3 (2.27%) Java
13 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.76%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (9.85%) Degree
1 13 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.33%) MCSE
3 7 (5.30%) MCTS
3 7 (5.30%) MCITP
4 2 (1.52%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) WSUS
1 1 (0.76%) SCCM
1 1 (0.76%) SCOM
1 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (37.88%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.85%) Oracle
3 6 (4.55%) Northgate
4 5 (3.79%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.27%) Siebel
5 3 (2.27%) VMware
5 3 (2.27%) Citrix
5 3 (2.27%) Informatica
6 2 (1.52%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.52%) Sage
6 2 (1.52%) CosmoCom
6 2 (1.52%) Actuate
6 2 (1.52%) EMC
6 2 (1.52%) Cognos
6 2 (1.52%) SAP
7 1 (0.76%) Telerik
7 1 (0.76%) HP
7 1 (0.76%) ESRI
7 1 (0.76%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.76%) Tableau
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