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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 140 75 62
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 26 77 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 2.09% 2.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.23% 9.17% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 49 50
Median daily rate £400 £325 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.73% +111.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -8.33%
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
805 840 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.56% 22.80% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 549 371
Median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 18
Median hourly rate £20.50 £33.00 £23.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.87% +42.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.50 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+32.69% -17.46%

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
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 31 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
Cheshire -7 17 £460 +41.61% 1
Manchester -49 4 £400 +20.75% 21
Merseyside -8 3 £300 - 4
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 63 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (63.49%) SQL
3 30 (47.62%) .NET
4 25 (39.68%) C#
4 25 (39.68%) ASP.NET
5 21 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (30.16%) Visual Studio
6 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
7 18 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (26.98%) T-SQL
8 17 (26.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (23.81%) SharePoint
10 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (22.22%) PowerShell
11 12 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (17.46%) Windows
12 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (15.87%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (15.87%) Java
14 9 (14.29%) CSS
14 9 (14.29%) Active Directory
15 8 (12.70%) ETL
15 8 (12.70%) HTML
15 8 (12.70%) MVC
15 8 (12.70%) Windows Server
16 7 (11.11%) CAML
16 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
16 7 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (11.11%) FQL

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 15 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (7.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (6.35%) Skype for Business
5 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
6 2 (3.17%) Apache
6 2 (3.17%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 6 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) Internet
2 4 (6.35%) Skype
3 2 (3.17%) SMTP
4 1 (1.59%) Extranet
4 1 (1.59%) HTTP
4 1 (1.59%) Network Security
4 1 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (26.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
9 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.59%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (1.59%) OLTP
10 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.59%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (30.16%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.76%) Mercurial
2 3 (4.76%) TeamCity
2 3 (4.76%) YouTrack
3 2 (3.17%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.17%) JUnit
3 2 (3.17%) NUnit
3 2 (3.17%) PHPUnit
3 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.17%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.59%) JIRA
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.59%) Subversion
4 1 (1.59%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
1 5 (7.94%) Law
2 4 (6.35%) Publishing
3 1 (1.59%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (55.56%) Developer
2 17 (26.98%) SQL Developer
3 14 (22.22%) DBA
3 14 (22.22%) SQL DBA
4 8 (12.70%) .NET Developer
4 8 (12.70%) Architect
4 8 (12.70%) C# Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Technical Architect
6 5 (7.94%) Report Developer
6 5 (7.94%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (7.94%) SSIS Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Digital Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Digital Technical Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Technical Architect
8 3 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (4.76%) SSAS Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Tester
8 3 (4.76%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (47.62%) .NET
2 25 (39.68%) ASP.NET
3 9 (14.29%) CSS
4 8 (12.70%) HTML
5 7 (11.11%) CAML
6 5 (7.94%) jQuery
7 4 (6.35%) .NET Framework
7 4 (6.35%) XML
8 3 (4.76%) Ajax
8 3 (4.76%) XHTML
9 2 (3.17%) LINQ
9 2 (3.17%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (3.17%) Web Services
9 2 (3.17%) WPF
10 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (1.59%) Castle Windsor
10 1 (1.59%) CSS3
10 1 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Replication
2 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.76%) Clustering
5 2 (3.17%) NHS
6 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.59%) iPad
6 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.35%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.17%) Linux
5 2 (3.17%) Unix
6 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (15.87%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (12.70%) ETL
4 8 (12.70%) MVC
5 7 (11.11%) Data Management
6 6 (9.52%) Data Protection
6 6 (9.52%) Open Source
6 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 6 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.94%) Migration
7 5 (7.94%) OWASP
8 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.35%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.76%) ETL Development
9 3 (4.76%) Supplier Management
9 3 (4.76%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.76%) Web Development
10 2 (3.17%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (63.49%) SQL
2 25 (39.68%) C#
3 17 (26.98%) T-SQL
4 14 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 10 (15.87%) Java
6 7 (11.11%) FQL
6 7 (11.11%) VB
7 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.76%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.17%) Delphi
9 2 (3.17%) PHP
9 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.59%) C++
10 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.52%) Degree
3 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.59%) ISEB
5 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) SCCM
1 5 (7.94%) SCOM
2 1 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.59%) Legato
Vendors
1 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.52%) ServiceNow
3 4 (6.35%) Tableau
4 3 (4.76%) VMware
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle
6 1 (1.59%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.59%) Talend
6 1 (1.59%) Vertica
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