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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 108 75 67
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 46 71 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 2.18% 2.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.09% 9.18% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 37 40
Average daily rate £325 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £286 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +81.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.92%
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
755 773 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.13% 23.74% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 480 349
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £24.80 £17.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.65 £67.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -26 23 £338 +3.84% 34
Lancashire +1 10 £210 -30.00% 1
Merseyside +5 5 £325 - 2
Cheshire -15 5 £338 -3.57% 4
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 90 (62.94%) SQL
3 76 (53.15%) .NET
4 72 (50.35%) C#
5 67 (46.85%) ASP.NET
6 64 (44.76%) Visual Studio
7 62 (43.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 60 (41.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 47 (32.87%) T-SQL
9 47 (32.87%) Microsoft
10 36 (25.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 34 (23.78%) JavaScript
12 33 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 29 (20.28%) CSS
13 29 (20.28%) jQuery
14 28 (19.58%) Windows
14 28 (19.58%) HTML
15 27 (18.88%) Business Intelligence
15 27 (18.88%) SQL Server 2005
16 25 (17.48%) .NET Framework
16 25 (17.48%) MS Excel
16 25 (17.48%) MVC
16 25 (17.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 24 (16.78%) Team Foundation Server
18 23 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
18 23 (16.08%) SharePoint
19 22 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
19 22 (15.38%) Finance
20 20 (13.99%) VB
20 20 (13.99%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 23 (16.08%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (6.99%) IIS
4 5 (3.50%) Apache
4 5 (3.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.80%) CMS
5 4 (2.80%) Umbraco
6 3 (2.10%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (17.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.20%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) GitHub
2 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.49%) Internet
2 6 (4.20%) HTTP
3 5 (3.50%) SMTP
4 2 (1.40%) Firewall
5 1 (0.70%) Extranet
5 1 (0.70%) NAS
5 1 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.70%) SAN
5 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 62 (43.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 60 (41.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (25.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 33 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (18.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (9.09%) OLAP
9 12 (8.39%) OLAP Cube
10 10 (6.99%) OLTP
11 9 (6.29%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (4.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (4.90%) MongoDB
13 7 (4.90%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (4.20%) Relational Database
15 5 (3.50%) Crystal Reports
16 4 (2.80%) MS Access
16 4 (2.80%) MySQL
16 4 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 64 (44.76%) Visual Studio
2 25 (17.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 24 (16.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (6.99%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.99%) Subversion
5 9 (6.29%) Jenkins
6 8 (5.59%) Eclipse
7 5 (3.50%) JUnit
7 5 (3.50%) MSTest
7 5 (3.50%) NUnit
7 5 (3.50%) PHPUnit
7 5 (3.50%) TeamCity
7 5 (3.50%) YouTrack
8 4 (2.80%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 4 (2.80%) Mercurial
8 4 (2.80%) Xcode
9 3 (2.10%) Hudson
9 3 (2.10%) IntelliJ
9 3 (2.10%) Maven
9 3 (2.10%) NuGet
General
1 22 (15.38%) Finance
2 6 (4.20%) Banking
3 5 (3.50%) Retail
4 2 (1.40%) Advertising
4 2 (1.40%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Back Office
5 1 (0.70%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Publishing
5 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 98 (68.53%) Developer
2 32 (22.38%) SQL Developer
3 31 (21.68%) .NET Developer
3 31 (21.68%) C# Developer
4 25 (17.48%) DBA
4 25 (17.48%) SQL DBA
5 22 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (11.19%) Analyst
7 13 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 13 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
8 9 (6.29%) Digital Developer
9 7 (4.90%) Applications Support
9 7 (4.90%) Business Developer
9 7 (4.90%) SQL Analyst
10 6 (4.20%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (4.20%) Consultant
10 6 (4.20%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.20%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.50%) C# Software Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (53.15%) .NET
2 67 (46.85%) ASP.NET
3 29 (20.28%) CSS
3 29 (20.28%) jQuery
4 28 (19.58%) HTML
5 25 (17.48%) .NET Framework
6 18 (12.59%) Web Services
7 14 (9.79%) CAML
7 14 (9.79%) HTML5
8 12 (8.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (6.99%) Entity Framework
10 8 (5.59%) Ajax
10 8 (5.59%) XML
11 7 (4.90%) Razor View Engine
11 7 (4.90%) WCF
12 4 (2.80%) Android SDK
12 4 (2.80%) AngularJS
12 4 (2.80%) iOS SDK
12 4 (2.80%) LAPP Stack
12 4 (2.80%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.39%) Replication
3 7 (4.90%) Clustering
4 5 (3.50%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.50%) Statistics
5 4 (2.80%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.80%) NHS
6 2 (1.40%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.40%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.40%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.70%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.58%) Windows
2 14 (9.79%) Windows Server
3 13 (9.09%) Unix
4 12 (8.39%) Linux
5 11 (7.69%) Mac OS X
6 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.80%) Android
7 4 (2.80%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.40%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.88%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (17.48%) MVC
3 23 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (13.29%) TDD
5 17 (11.89%) ITIL
6 15 (10.49%) Kimball Methodology
7 13 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (9.09%) ETL
7 13 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (8.39%) Data Modelling
9 10 (6.99%) Data Management
9 10 (6.99%) Dimensional Modelling
9 10 (6.99%) Performance Analysis
10 8 (5.59%) Migration
11 7 (4.90%) OO
11 7 (4.90%) SDLC
11 7 (4.90%) Service Delivery
11 7 (4.90%) Software Engineering
12 6 (4.20%) Unit Testing
12 6 (4.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 90 (62.94%) SQL
2 72 (50.35%) C#
3 47 (32.87%) T-SQL
4 34 (23.78%) JavaScript
5 20 (13.99%) PowerShell
5 20 (13.99%) VB
6 19 (13.29%) Java
7 16 (11.19%) VB.NET
8 14 (9.79%) FQL
9 7 (4.90%) PHP
10 6 (4.20%) VBA
11 5 (3.50%) C++
11 5 (3.50%) Python
11 5 (3.50%) VBScript
12 4 (2.80%) C
12 4 (2.80%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.80%) Ruby
12 4 (2.80%) VB6
13 1 (0.70%) ANSI SQL
13 1 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 16 (11.19%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.39%) Degree
2 12 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.70%) MCITP
4 1 (0.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.80%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.50%) BitLocker
3 4 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.80%) Data Guard
1 4 (2.80%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.70%) Legato
2 1 (0.70%) SCCM
2 1 (0.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (32.87%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.50%) Oracle
3 4 (2.80%) Appcelerator
3 4 (2.80%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.10%) EPiServer
4 3 (2.10%) OpenText
5 2 (1.40%) Tableau
6 1 (0.70%) Cognos
6 1 (0.70%) Google
6 1 (0.70%) Kaspersky
6 1 (0.70%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.70%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.70%) Remedy
6 1 (0.70%) Sage
6 1 (0.70%) SAP
6 1 (0.70%) Teradata
6 1 (0.70%) VMware
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