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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 93 84 61
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -23
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 66 83 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.07% 1.98% 2.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.07% 9.66% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 57 54
Median daily rate £325 £305 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £485 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £22.50 £31.10
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -27.64%
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
818 859 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.69% 20.50% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 538 471
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £15.90 £17.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £52.47 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+49.37% -17.93%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Manchester +4 36 £320 -5.18% 14
Cheshire +13 12 £350 -17.64%
Lancashire -14 10 £343 +63.09% 2
Merseyside +2 7 £356 +73.78% 2
Cumbria +12 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 88 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 59 (67.05%) SQL
3 45 (51.14%) .NET
4 41 (46.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (43.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (40.91%) C#
7 35 (39.77%) T-SQL
8 33 (37.50%) Microsoft
9 32 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 27 (30.68%) ASP.NET
11 26 (29.55%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (23.86%) Windows
14 20 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
15 19 (21.59%) .NET Framework
16 18 (20.45%) Web Services
16 18 (20.45%) XML
17 15 (17.05%) JavaScript
18 14 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
18 14 (15.91%) ETL
18 14 (15.91%) Finance
19 13 (14.77%) Entity Framework
20 12 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
20 12 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
20 12 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
20 12 (13.64%) WinForms
20 12 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
20 12 (13.64%) SQL Server 2000
20 12 (13.64%) MVC
20 12 (13.64%) VB

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 7 (7.95%) IIS
1 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.55%) SAS
3 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.27%) CMS
3 2 (2.27%) Kentico
3 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.27%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.14%) Apache
4 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.14%) GitHub
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (1.14%) Internet
2 1 (1.14%) Skype
2 1 (1.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (46.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (43.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (13.64%) SQL Server 2000
8 12 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (11.36%) Oracle Database
10 7 (7.95%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (6.82%) Ingres
11 6 (6.82%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (6.82%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (6.82%) Oracle9i Database
12 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (5.68%) MySQL
12 5 (5.68%) Relational Database
13 4 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (3.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 12 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.68%) Moq
2 5 (5.68%) NUnit
3 2 (2.27%) JIRA
3 2 (2.27%) WiX
4 1 (1.14%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.14%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (15.91%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Advertising
3 3 (3.41%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.27%) Billing
4 2 (2.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (69.32%) Developer
2 26 (29.55%) .NET Developer
3 21 (23.86%) SQL Developer
4 17 (19.32%) C# Developer
5 16 (18.18%) DBA
5 16 (18.18%) SQL DBA
6 14 (15.91%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (11.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (9.09%) Analyst
8 8 (9.09%) SSIS Developer
9 7 (7.95%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (5.68%) Oracle DBA
10 5 (5.68%) SSRS Developer
11 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (4.55%) Business Developer
11 4 (4.55%) Database Analyst
11 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
11 4 (4.55%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
11 4 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
11 4 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (51.14%) .NET
2 27 (30.68%) ASP.NET
3 19 (21.59%) .NET Framework
4 18 (20.45%) Web Services
4 18 (20.45%) XML
5 13 (14.77%) Entity Framework
6 12 (13.64%) WinForms
7 11 (12.50%) SOAP
8 10 (11.36%) HTML
9 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (9.09%) CSS
9 8 (9.09%) WCF
10 4 (4.55%) Ajax
10 4 (4.55%) jQuery
10 4 (4.55%) MDX
10 4 (4.55%) WPF
11 3 (3.41%) AngularJS
11 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) Oracle Licensing
2 5 (5.68%) Replication
3 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.41%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.14%) Blog
4 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.86%) Windows
2 8 (9.09%) Linux
3 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.82%) Unix
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.14%) AIX
5 1 (1.14%) CentOS
5 1 (1.14%) Solaris
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (15.91%) ETL
3 12 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (13.64%) MVC
3 12 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (10.23%) Database Mirroring
4 9 (10.23%) Unit Testing
5 8 (9.09%) Migration
6 7 (7.95%) High Availability
7 6 (6.82%) Software Licensing
8 5 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.68%) SDLC
8 5 (5.68%) Web Development
9 4 (4.55%) OO
10 3 (3.41%) Change Management
10 3 (3.41%) CRM
10 3 (3.41%) Data Modelling
10 3 (3.41%) Project Management
10 3 (3.41%) TDD
10 3 (3.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 59 (67.05%) SQL
2 36 (40.91%) C#
3 35 (39.77%) T-SQL
4 15 (17.05%) JavaScript
5 12 (13.64%) VB
6 11 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 10 (11.36%) VB.NET
7 10 (11.36%) VB6
8 4 (4.55%) PHP
9 3 (3.41%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.41%) VBScript
10 2 (2.27%) C++
10 2 (2.27%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.14%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.27%) Degree
2 2 (2.27%) MCP
2 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.14%) MCAD
3 1 (1.14%) MCSD
3 1 (1.14%) MCSE
3 1 (1.14%) MCTS
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (5.68%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.14%) MetaFrame
3 1 (1.14%) Shibboleth
3 1 (1.14%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.14%) XenApp
3 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (5.68%) Data Guard
2 5 (5.68%) SCOM
3 1 (1.14%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 33 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.64%) Oracle
3 8 (9.09%) VMware
4 4 (4.55%) Cognos
4 4 (4.55%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.27%) Citrix
5 2 (2.27%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.27%) Tableau
5 2 (2.27%) Teradata
6 1 (1.14%) BMC
6 1 (1.14%) Pega
6 1 (1.14%) Remedy
6 1 (1.14%) SAP
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