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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 57 55 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 103 92 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.22% 3.16% 3.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 13.81% 15.31% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 56 70
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£325 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £248 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £14.25 £40.57 £25.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.87% +56.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £40.57 £24.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £40.57 £43.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-36.06% -12.85%
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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
746 601 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.36% 20.65% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 318 481
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 36
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.57 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +62.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £20.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 +12 57 £325 +1.96% 35
Cheshire +2 32 £300 -4.00% 12
Merseyside -10 5 £375 +11.11% 7
Lancashire -17 5 £413 +37.50% 4
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 163 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 106 (65.03%) SQL
3 80 (49.08%) .NET
4 57 (34.97%) C#
4 57 (34.97%) Microsoft
5 54 (33.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 45 (27.61%) T-SQL
7 43 (26.38%) Finance
8 42 (25.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 40 (24.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 39 (23.93%) ASP.NET
11 37 (22.70%) Windows
11 37 (22.70%) Data Warehouse
12 33 (20.25%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (19.63%) MVC
14 30 (18.40%) MS Excel
14 30 (18.40%) OO
15 28 (17.18%) SharePoint
16 26 (15.95%) ETL
16 26 (15.95%) HTML
16 26 (15.95%) Migration
17 25 (15.34%) Oracle
17 25 (15.34%) CSS
18 24 (14.72%) JavaScript
18 24 (14.72%) WCF
19 22 (13.50%) Data Migration
20 21 (12.88%) Active Directory
21 20 (12.27%) Windows Server 2003
21 20 (12.27%) Clustering
21 20 (12.27%) PL/SQL

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 28 (17.18%) SharePoint
2 18 (11.04%) IIS
3 14 (8.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (3.68%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.07%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.61%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 30 (18.40%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (6.13%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (5.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (5.52%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (5.52%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (5.52%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (4.29%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (4.29%) Oracle Assets
3 7 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (4.29%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (1.84%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.61%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Office 365
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.82%) TCP/IP
1 16 (9.82%) DNS
2 4 (2.45%) SAN
2 4 (2.45%) WAN
2 4 (2.45%) LAN
3 3 (1.84%) Firewall
4 2 (1.23%) VoIP
4 2 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.23%) VLAN
4 2 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.61%) ADSL
5 1 (0.61%) Broadband
5 1 (0.61%) DHCP
5 1 (0.61%) VPN
5 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (33.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 42 (25.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (24.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (22.70%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (11.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (11.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (10.43%) SQL Server 2000
8 14 (8.59%) Oracle Database
9 10 (6.13%) MS Access
10 8 (4.91%) OLAP
10 8 (4.91%) QlikView
11 7 (4.29%) Relational Database
12 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (2.45%) BODI
12 4 (2.45%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 4 (2.45%) SAP Data Services
13 3 (1.84%) Data Mart
13 3 (1.84%) OLTP
14 2 (1.23%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (7.98%) Visual Studio
2 10 (6.13%) NUnit
3 9 (5.52%) Toad
4 7 (4.29%) MSTest
5 6 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.45%) Moq
7 3 (1.84%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.84%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.61%) LLBLGen Pro
8 1 (0.61%) T4 Templates
8 1 (0.61%) Subversion
8 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.61%) Selenium
General
1 43 (26.38%) Finance
2 8 (4.91%) Retail
3 7 (4.29%) General Ledger
4 6 (3.68%) Banking
5 5 (3.07%) Marketing
6 3 (1.84%) Back Office
7 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Games
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 101 (61.96%) Developer
2 41 (25.15%) .NET Developer
3 27 (16.56%) C# Developer
4 26 (15.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (13.50%) SQL Developer
6 15 (9.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 15 (9.20%) ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (9.20%) DBA
7 14 (8.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (8.59%) SQL DBA
8 12 (7.36%) Analyst
9 9 (5.52%) Administrator
10 7 (4.29%) Data Analyst
10 7 (4.29%) Consultant
11 6 (3.68%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.68%) Web Developer
12 5 (3.07%) .NET Web Developer
12 5 (3.07%) SQL Server DBA
12 5 (3.07%) C# Web Developer
12 5 (3.07%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (49.08%) .NET
2 39 (23.93%) ASP.NET
3 26 (15.95%) HTML
4 25 (15.34%) CSS
5 24 (14.72%) WCF
6 20 (12.27%) .NET Framework
7 18 (11.04%) jQuery
8 16 (9.82%) XML
9 15 (9.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 14 (8.59%) Web Services
10 14 (8.59%) WPF
10 14 (8.59%) LINQ
11 13 (7.98%) Ajax
12 12 (7.36%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (6.75%) HTML5
14 10 (6.13%) WinForms
14 10 (6.13%) CSS3
15 9 (5.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 5 (3.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 5 (3.07%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.27%) Clustering
2 16 (9.82%) NHS
3 9 (5.52%) Data Extraction
4 7 (4.29%) Replication
5 4 (2.45%) RIA
5 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.23%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.61%) Open Source
7 1 (0.61%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.61%) Social Media
7 1 (0.61%) PKI
7 1 (0.61%) Informatics
7 1 (0.61%) GIS
7 1 (0.61%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.70%) Windows
2 20 (12.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (12.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.25%) Business Intelligence
2 32 (19.63%) MVC
3 30 (18.40%) OO
4 26 (15.95%) ETL
4 26 (15.95%) Migration
5 22 (13.50%) Data Migration
6 19 (11.66%) OOD
7 16 (9.82%) Data Analysis
8 15 (9.20%) Load Balancing
9 14 (8.59%) Data Cleansing
10 13 (7.98%) TDD
11 12 (7.36%) Business Analysis
12 11 (6.75%) Scrum
13 10 (6.13%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (5.52%) E-Commerce
15 8 (4.91%) Data Mapping
15 8 (4.91%) Unit Testing
15 8 (4.91%) MVVM
16 7 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (4.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 106 (65.03%) SQL
2 57 (34.97%) C#
3 45 (27.61%) T-SQL
4 24 (14.72%) JavaScript
5 20 (12.27%) PL/SQL
6 15 (9.20%) PowerShell
7 11 (6.75%) VBA
8 10 (6.13%) VB
9 7 (4.29%) VB6
10 4 (2.45%) VBScript
11 3 (1.84%) Java
11 3 (1.84%) XAML
12 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (10.43%) MCSE
3 12 (7.36%) MCITP
3 12 (7.36%) MCTS
4 3 (1.84%) Degree
5 2 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 21 (12.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.84%) vSphere
2 3 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.84%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.23%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.23%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.61%) XenApp
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) SCCM
2 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 57 (34.97%) Microsoft
2 25 (15.34%) Oracle
3 7 (4.29%) Sage
4 6 (3.68%) VMware
5 4 (2.45%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.45%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.45%) Tableau
6 3 (1.84%) Veeam
7 2 (1.23%) EMC
7 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.23%) SAP
7 2 (1.23%) Cisco
8 1 (0.61%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.61%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (0.61%) Northgate
8 1 (0.61%) IBM
8 1 (0.61%) Cognos
8 1 (0.61%) Siebel
8 1 (0.61%) ESRI
8 1 (0.61%) Symantec
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