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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 85 60 39
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 70 82 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.83% 2.72% 4.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.71% 12.37% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 57 72
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £253 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £33.00 £14.25 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.57% -64.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -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
804 663 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.97% 21.97% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 370 309
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £472 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 13
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.42 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.69% -18.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £10.08 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £67.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -32 29 £325 - 31
Cheshire -14 19 £325 +12.55% 11
Merseyside -3 12 £275 - 5
Lancashire +11 1 - - 7
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 137 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 91 (66.42%) SQL
3 65 (47.45%) T-SQL
4 60 (43.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 55 (40.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 46 (33.58%) Microsoft
7 33 (24.09%) .NET
7 33 (24.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (23.36%) ETL
9 29 (21.17%) Windows
10 27 (19.71%) Business Intelligence
10 27 (19.71%) Migration
11 26 (18.98%) Finance
11 26 (18.98%) ASP.NET
12 25 (18.25%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (16.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 22 (16.06%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (16.06%) C#
15 21 (15.33%) Oracle
15 21 (15.33%) SQL Server 2005
16 20 (14.60%) SharePoint
16 20 (14.60%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (13.87%) Visual Studio
18 18 (13.14%) SAP
18 18 (13.14%) JavaScript
19 17 (12.41%) HTML
19 17 (12.41%) CSS
20 16 (11.68%) Disaster Recovery
20 16 (11.68%) .NET Framework
21 15 (10.95%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 20 (14.60%) SharePoint
2 14 (10.22%) NetWeaver
2 14 (10.22%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (8.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (7.30%) IIS
5 4 (2.92%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.46%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.73%) CMS
8 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.73%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (10.95%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.30%) MS Office
3 4 (2.92%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (6.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Office 365
1 1 (0.73%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.92%) HTTP
2 3 (2.19%) SMTP
2 3 (2.19%) SAN
2 3 (2.19%) Firewall
3 2 (1.46%) NAS
3 2 (1.46%) VPN
4 1 (0.73%) DNS
4 1 (0.73%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.73%) DHCP
4 1 (0.73%) FTP
4 1 (0.73%) ATM
4 1 (0.73%) WAN
4 1 (0.73%) Wireless
4 1 (0.73%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.73%) Intranet
4 1 (0.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 60 (43.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (40.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (24.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (18.25%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (16.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (15.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (10.22%) SAP HANA
9 8 (5.84%) Relational Database
10 7 (5.11%) MySQL
11 5 (3.65%) OLAP
11 5 (3.65%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (3.65%) Oracle Database
12 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (2.19%) QlikView
13 3 (2.19%) RDBMS
13 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Power View
13 3 (2.19%) OLAP Cube
14 2 (1.46%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 19 (13.87%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.11%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.46%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.73%) NUnit
5 1 (0.73%) MSTest
5 1 (0.73%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 26 (18.98%) Finance
2 8 (5.84%) Banking
3 4 (2.92%) Back Office
4 2 (1.46%) Retail
5 1 (0.73%) Local Government
5 1 (0.73%) Marketing
5 1 (0.73%) Legal
5 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.73%) Advertising
5 1 (0.73%) Electronics
5 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (53.28%) Developer
2 35 (25.55%) SQL Developer
3 19 (13.87%) Analyst
3 19 (13.87%) DBA
4 18 (13.14%) SQL DBA
5 14 (10.22%) Architect
6 13 (9.49%) SAP Architect
7 11 (8.03%) .NET Developer
8 9 (6.57%) Microsoft Developer
9 8 (5.84%) CRM Developer
10 7 (5.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 7 (5.11%) Support Analyst
11 6 (4.38%) Data Analyst
11 6 (4.38%) Database Developer
12 5 (3.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Developer
12 5 (3.65%) SQL Server DBA
13 4 (2.92%) C# Developer
13 4 (2.92%) SAP Technical Architect
13 4 (2.92%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (24.09%) .NET
2 26 (18.98%) ASP.NET
3 17 (12.41%) CSS
3 17 (12.41%) HTML
4 16 (11.68%) .NET Framework
5 9 (6.57%) WCF
6 8 (5.84%) MDX
6 8 (5.84%) jQuery
7 7 (5.11%) SAP Basis
7 7 (5.11%) Web Services
8 6 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.38%) Entity Framework
9 4 (2.92%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (2.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (2.92%) Ajax
9 4 (2.92%) LINQ
10 3 (2.19%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (2.19%) EDI
10 3 (2.19%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.76%) Clustering
2 11 (8.03%) Replication
3 6 (4.38%) NHS
4 3 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.46%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.46%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.46%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.73%) DTV
6 1 (0.73%) Tandem
6 1 (0.73%) Statistics
6 1 (0.73%) Informatics
6 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.73%) User Experience
6 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.17%) Windows
2 22 (16.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (14.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (10.22%) UNIX
4 14 (10.22%) Linux
5 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.73%) Android
6 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.36%) ETL
2 27 (19.71%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (19.71%) Migration
3 16 (11.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (9.49%) ERP
4 13 (9.49%) Technical Architecture
4 13 (9.49%) High Availability
5 12 (8.76%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (7.30%) CRM
6 10 (7.30%) ITIL
6 10 (7.30%) MVC
6 10 (7.30%) Data Migration
6 10 (7.30%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (5.11%) Unit Testing
7 7 (5.11%) OO
8 5 (3.65%) Scrum
9 4 (2.92%) Data Analysis
9 4 (2.92%) Business Analysis
9 4 (2.92%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.92%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 91 (66.42%) SQL
2 65 (47.45%) T-SQL
3 22 (16.06%) C#
4 18 (13.14%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.92%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.19%) ActionScript 2.0
6 3 (2.19%) ActionScript
6 3 (2.19%) VBA
6 3 (2.19%) VB
7 2 (1.46%) VBScript
7 2 (1.46%) PHP
7 2 (1.46%) Java
8 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.73%) VB6
8 1 (0.73%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 15 (10.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.46%) Degree
4 2 (1.46%) MCSE
4 2 (1.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.92%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.19%) vSphere
3 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.73%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.46%) SCCM
2 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 46 (33.58%) Microsoft
2 21 (15.33%) Oracle
3 18 (13.14%) SAP
4 4 (2.92%) VMware
5 2 (1.46%) Adobe
5 2 (1.46%) Cisco
5 2 (1.46%) Veeam
6 1 (0.73%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.73%) Citrix
6 1 (0.73%) Symantec
6 1 (0.73%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.73%) Northgate
6 1 (0.73%) Google
6 1 (0.73%) Infor
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