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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 88 80 47
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -33
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 57 51 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 1.87% 3.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.39% 8.66% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 55
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£325 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £420 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £24.00 £42.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.52% +129.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +18.18%
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
771 589 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.47% 21.54% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 330 320
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 19
Average hourly rate £46.09 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.66% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £16.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £121.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 -5 31 £325 +12.06% 28
Cheshire -8 8 £350 +3.70% 9
Lancashire -10 2 - - 3
Merseyside -13 2 - - 4
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 82 (62.12%) SQL
3 56 (42.42%) .NET
4 50 (37.88%) T-SQL
5 45 (34.09%) Microsoft
6 40 (30.30%) C#
7 39 (29.55%) ASP.NET
8 38 (28.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 37 (28.03%) Windows
10 36 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
11 31 (23.48%) Data Warehouse
12 29 (21.97%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (21.97%) CSS
12 29 (21.97%) HTML
12 29 (21.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 28 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (20.45%) Migration
15 26 (19.70%) MVC
15 26 (19.70%) jQuery
16 25 (18.94%) Oracle
17 24 (18.18%) MS Excel
17 24 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
18 23 (17.42%) ASP.NET MVC
18 23 (17.42%) JavaScript
19 21 (15.91%) Visual Studio
20 20 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
21 19 (14.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 18 (13.64%) ETL
22 18 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
23 17 (12.88%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (10.61%) NetWeaver
2 12 (9.09%) IIS
3 11 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.30%) CMS
4 7 (5.30%) Orchard CMS
5 6 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (3.79%) Apache Spark
6 5 (3.79%) Apache Solr
6 5 (3.79%) Apache
7 4 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 24 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.03%) MS Office
3 3 (2.27%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.76%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.76%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.27%) Firewall
2 2 (1.52%) CTI
2 2 (1.52%) Internet
2 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.52%) DNS
3 1 (0.76%) SAN
3 1 (0.76%) LDAP
3 1 (0.76%) SMS
3 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (28.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 31 (23.48%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (14.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (10.61%) SAP HANA
8 12 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (4.55%) RavenDB
10 5 (3.79%) Oracle Database
10 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (2.27%) PowerCenter
12 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (2.27%) QlikView
13 2 (1.52%) DataStage
13 2 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (1.52%) DTS
13 2 (1.52%) OLAP
14 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (15.91%) Visual Studio
2 10 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.55%) Toad
4 5 (3.79%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.03%) NUnit
6 2 (1.52%) MSTest
6 2 (1.52%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.76%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 12 (9.09%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Banking
2 7 (5.30%) Retail
3 3 (2.27%) Back Office
4 2 (1.52%) Marketing
4 2 (1.52%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (57.58%) Developer
2 26 (19.70%) .NET Developer
3 22 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 14 (10.61%) Analyst
5 13 (9.85%) Architect
5 13 (9.85%) SAP Architect
6 12 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 10 (7.58%) SQL DBA
7 10 (7.58%) DBA
7 10 (7.58%) Senior Developer
8 9 (6.82%) C# Developer
9 8 (6.06%) Consultant
9 8 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (5.30%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (3.79%) Agile .NET Developer
13 4 (3.03%) SAP Technical Architect
13 4 (3.03%) ETL Developer
13 4 (3.03%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (42.42%) .NET
2 39 (29.55%) ASP.NET
3 29 (21.97%) CSS
3 29 (21.97%) HTML
4 26 (19.70%) jQuery
5 23 (17.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (12.88%) LINQ
6 17 (12.88%) XML
7 16 (12.12%) Web Services
8 14 (10.61%) .NET Framework
9 12 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 11 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 11 (8.33%) RESTful
11 10 (7.58%) Ajax
12 7 (5.30%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (5.30%) SAP Basis
12 7 (5.30%) XHTML
13 6 (4.55%) MDX
13 6 (4.55%) WCF
14 5 (3.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.33%) NHS
3 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.30%) Data Extraction
3 7 (5.30%) Open Source
4 3 (2.27%) Clustering
4 3 (2.27%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.27%) Replication
5 2 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.52%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.52%) User Experience
6 1 (0.76%) Linked Data
6 1 (0.76%) Statistics
6 1 (0.76%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.76%) GIS
6 1 (0.76%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 37 (28.03%) Windows
2 29 (21.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (10.61%) Linux
4 14 (10.61%) UNIX
5 7 (5.30%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.97%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (20.45%) Migration
3 26 (19.70%) MVC
4 24 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (13.64%) ETL
6 16 (12.12%) OO
6 16 (12.12%) Technical Architecture
7 15 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (10.61%) ERP
9 13 (9.85%) High Availability
10 12 (9.09%) Data Migration
11 11 (8.33%) Scrum
12 10 (7.58%) Data Cleansing
13 8 (6.06%) Data Analysis
13 8 (6.06%) SOA
14 7 (5.30%) PRINCE2
14 7 (5.30%) Workflow
14 7 (5.30%) TDD
14 7 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
15 6 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 82 (62.12%) SQL
2 50 (37.88%) T-SQL
3 40 (30.30%) C#
4 23 (17.42%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.58%) PL/SQL
6 8 (6.06%) Ruby
7 6 (4.55%) VBA
8 5 (3.79%) VB
9 4 (3.03%) C
10 3 (2.27%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.27%) VBScript
10 3 (2.27%) Java
11 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.52%) XAML
12 1 (0.76%) VB6
12 1 (0.76%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 16 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.33%) Degree
4 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.27%) MCSE
6 2 (1.52%) MCTS
6 2 (1.52%) MCITP
6 2 (1.52%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.52%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.76%) WSUS
1 1 (0.76%) SCCM
1 1 (0.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (34.09%) Microsoft
2 25 (18.94%) Oracle
3 16 (12.12%) SAP
4 7 (5.30%) Northgate
5 6 (4.55%) Business Objects
6 4 (3.03%) VMware
7 3 (2.27%) Informatica
7 3 (2.27%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.27%) Citrix
8 2 (1.52%) CosmoCom
8 2 (1.52%) Actuate
8 2 (1.52%) Siebel
9 1 (0.76%) Tableau
9 1 (0.76%) Sage
9 1 (0.76%) Telerik
9 1 (0.76%) HP
9 1 (0.76%) EMC
9 1 (0.76%) Cognos
Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £0.30 - £0.40 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Birkenhead
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago