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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 98 74 37
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -37
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 54 59 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.47% 1.92% 4.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.70% 10.02% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 46 57
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£325 £331 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +3.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £393 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £40.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 - £24.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 - £145.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -23.07%
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
806 589 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.94% 19.22% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 338 285
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £12.50 £17.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.56 £49.00 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.24% +10.00%

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 26 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 26 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 -18 29 £338 -3.57% 37
Cheshire -14 16 £325 +9.42% 13
Merseyside -9 4 £300 -2.43% 2
Lancashire +6 3 £325 +39.78% 4
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 111 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 72 (64.86%) SQL
3 56 (50.45%) T-SQL
4 40 (36.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (27.93%) .NET
6 28 (25.23%) Microsoft
7 27 (24.32%) C#
7 27 (24.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 26 (23.42%) Windows
8 26 (23.42%) Migration
9 25 (22.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (21.62%) ASP.NET
11 23 (20.72%) Oracle
12 22 (19.82%) ETL
13 21 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (18.02%) SQL Server 2005
14 20 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (17.12%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (17.12%) JavaScript
16 17 (15.32%) SAP
17 16 (14.41%) CSS
17 16 (14.41%) Visual Studio
17 16 (14.41%) Technical Architecture
17 16 (14.41%) Security Cleared
18 15 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 15 (13.51%) SC Cleared
18 15 (13.51%) HTML
18 15 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 (12.61%) NetWeaver
2 9 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.50%) CMS
4 4 (3.60%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.60%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.60%) Orchard CMS
5 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.80%) IIS
6 2 (1.80%) Apache
6 2 (1.80%) LiveCycle
6 2 (1.80%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (11.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) HTTP
2 3 (2.70%) SMTP
2 3 (2.70%) SAN
2 3 (2.70%) Firewall
3 2 (1.80%) VPN
4 1 (0.90%) NAS
4 1 (0.90%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.90%) DNS
4 1 (0.90%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.90%) DHCP
4 1 (0.90%) FTP
4 1 (0.90%) ATM
4 1 (0.90%) SMS
4 1 (0.90%) WAN
4 1 (0.90%) Intranet
4 1 (0.90%) Internet
4 1 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (36.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (24.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (22.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (18.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (17.12%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (12.61%) SAP HANA
9 6 (5.41%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (4.50%) Oracle Database
10 5 (4.50%) MySQL
10 5 (4.50%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
12 3 (2.70%) RavenDB
12 3 (2.70%) RDBMS
12 3 (2.70%) OLAP
12 3 (2.70%) PowerCenter
13 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (1.80%) SAP Data Services
14 1 (0.90%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 16 (14.41%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.80%) NUnit
3 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.90%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.90%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.90%) MSTest
4 1 (0.90%) ReSharper
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
2 3 (2.70%) Retail
2 3 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (0.90%) Banking
3 1 (0.90%) Marketing
3 1 (0.90%) Electronics
3 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (54.05%) Developer
2 25 (22.52%) SQL Developer
3 15 (13.51%) .NET Developer
4 14 (12.61%) Architect
4 14 (12.61%) DBA
4 14 (12.61%) SQL DBA
5 13 (11.71%) SAP Architect
6 12 (10.81%) Analyst
7 9 (8.11%) C# Developer
8 7 (6.31%) Data Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (4.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (3.60%) SQL Server DBA
10 4 (3.60%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.60%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (3.60%) SAP Technical Architect
10 4 (3.60%) ETL Developer
10 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.93%) .NET
2 24 (21.62%) ASP.NET
3 16 (14.41%) CSS
4 15 (13.51%) HTML
5 14 (12.61%) jQuery
6 12 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (9.91%) WCF
7 11 (9.91%) .NET Framework
8 9 (8.11%) Entity Framework
9 8 (7.21%) Web Services
10 7 (6.31%) LINQ
10 7 (6.31%) Ajax
10 7 (6.31%) SAP Basis
11 5 (4.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (4.50%) AngularJS
11 5 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 5 (4.50%) RESTful
11 5 (4.50%) MDX
11 5 (4.50%) XML
12 4 (3.60%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.41%) Clustering
2 6 (5.41%) Replication
3 4 (3.60%) NHS
3 4 (3.60%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (2.70%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.90%) Linked Data
6 1 (0.90%) User Experience
6 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.90%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.90%) Tandem
6 1 (0.90%) Informatics
6 1 (0.90%) Statistics
6 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.90%) DTV
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.42%) Windows
2 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (12.61%) Linux
4 14 (12.61%) UNIX
5 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.90%) Android
7 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.42%) Migration
2 22 (19.82%) ETL
3 21 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (14.41%) Technical Architecture
5 15 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (13.51%) MVC
6 13 (11.71%) High Availability
6 13 (11.71%) ERP
7 12 (10.81%) Scrum
8 8 (7.21%) Data Migration
9 7 (6.31%) Data Analysis
10 6 (5.41%) OO
10 6 (5.41%) TDD
10 6 (5.41%) Unit Testing
10 6 (5.41%) Open Source
10 6 (5.41%) Data Transformation
10 6 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (4.50%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 72 (64.86%) SQL
2 56 (50.45%) T-SQL
3 27 (24.32%) C#
4 19 (17.12%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.50%) Ruby
5 5 (4.50%) Java
5 5 (4.50%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.50%) VBA
6 3 (2.70%) ActionScript 2.0
6 3 (2.70%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.80%) VBScript
7 2 (1.80%) VB
8 1 (0.90%) SPARQL
8 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.90%) PHP5
8 1 (0.90%) VB6
8 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (14.41%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) Degree
4 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.90%) MCSE
5 1 (0.90%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.80%) SCCM
2 1 (0.90%) SCOM
2 1 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (25.23%) Microsoft
2 23 (20.72%) Oracle
3 17 (15.32%) SAP
4 4 (3.60%) VMware
5 3 (2.70%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.70%) Informatica
6 2 (1.80%) Cisco
6 2 (1.80%) Adobe
6 2 (1.80%) Northgate
6 2 (1.80%) Veeam
7 1 (0.90%) Infor
7 1 (0.90%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.90%) HP
7 1 (0.90%) EMC
7 1 (0.90%) Citrix
7 1 (0.90%) InterSystems
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich
Real Staffing
Rate: £290 - £310 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £18 - £23 per hour + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago