The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 57 35 43
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 83 119 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.76% 4.47% 3.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.89% 20.73% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 75 69
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £262 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £395 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
Average hourly rate £14.25 £40.57 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.87% +23.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £40.57 £24.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £40.57 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
644 574 816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.42% 21.55% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 314 465
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 34
Average hourly rate £19.50 £33.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.90% +28.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.48 £17.40 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -0.66%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +11 54 £325 +8.33% 20
Cheshire -3 24 £290 -9.01% 11
Merseyside -15 2 - - 9
Lancashire -34 1 £400 +33.33% 1
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 150 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 97 (64.67%) SQL
3 73 (48.67%) .NET
4 55 (36.67%) C#
5 47 (31.33%) Microsoft
6 44 (29.33%) ASP.NET
7 42 (28.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 40 (26.67%) T-SQL
9 34 (22.67%) OO
10 33 (22.00%) MVC
10 33 (22.00%) Finance
10 33 (22.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 32 (21.33%) Data Warehouse
12 31 (20.67%) Windows
13 30 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 29 (19.33%) WCF
15 26 (17.33%) Oracle
15 26 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (17.33%) Migration
16 24 (16.00%) ETL
16 24 (16.00%) HTML
17 23 (15.33%) PL/SQL
17 23 (15.33%) CSS
17 23 (15.33%) MS Excel
18 22 (14.67%) OOD
18 22 (14.67%) JavaScript
18 22 (14.67%) .NET Framework
19 20 (13.33%) jQuery
19 20 (13.33%) Data Migration
20 19 (12.67%) SQL Server 2000

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 18 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.33%) IIS
3 8 (5.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (15.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.00%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (5.33%) Oracle 11i
2 8 (5.33%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (5.33%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (5.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (4.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (4.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (4.00%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (4.00%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (2.00%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.33%) TCP/IP
2 9 (6.00%) DNS
3 5 (3.33%) WAN
3 5 (3.33%) LAN
4 3 (2.00%) SAN
4 3 (2.00%) VLAN
5 2 (1.33%) Firewall
5 2 (1.33%) VoIP
6 1 (0.67%) ADSL
6 1 (0.67%) Broadband
6 1 (0.67%) DHCP
6 1 (0.67%) VPN
6 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.67%) Internet
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (28.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 33 (22.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (21.33%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (12.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 19 (12.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (7.33%) Oracle Database
9 9 (6.00%) MS Access
10 7 (4.67%) QlikView
11 6 (4.00%) Relational Database
12 5 (3.33%) OLAP
13 4 (2.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 3 (2.00%) BODI
14 3 (2.00%) SAP Data Services
14 3 (2.00%) OLTP
15 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
15 2 (1.33%) DTS
16 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 12 (8.00%) NUnit
3 8 (5.33%) Toad
4 7 (4.67%) MSTest
5 6 (4.00%) Moq
6 5 (3.33%) SpecFlow
6 5 (3.33%) ReSharper
7 3 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.33%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.67%) Selenium
9 1 (0.67%) Subversion
9 1 (0.67%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.67%) LLBLGen Pro
9 1 (0.67%) T4 Templates
9 1 (0.67%) YouTrack
9 1 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 33 (22.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Retail
2 6 (4.00%) General Ledger
3 5 (3.33%) Banking
4 3 (2.00%) Marketing
4 3 (2.00%) Back Office
5 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.33%) Local Government
6 1 (0.67%) Games
6 1 (0.67%) Electronics
6 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (60.67%) Developer
2 44 (29.33%) .NET Developer
3 28 (18.67%) C# Developer
4 27 (18.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (14.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 17 (11.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 16 (10.67%) SQL Developer
8 15 (10.00%) DBA
9 14 (9.33%) SQL DBA
10 13 (8.67%) Analyst
11 12 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 11 (7.33%) Web Developer
13 10 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
14 8 (5.33%) C# Web Developer
14 8 (5.33%) Data Analyst
15 7 (4.67%) Consultant
16 6 (4.00%) Tester
17 5 (3.33%) SQL Server DBA
18 4 (2.67%) Senior Developer
19 3 (2.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (48.67%) .NET
2 44 (29.33%) ASP.NET
3 29 (19.33%) WCF
4 24 (16.00%) HTML
5 23 (15.33%) CSS
6 22 (14.67%) .NET Framework
7 20 (13.33%) jQuery
8 18 (12.00%) XML
9 16 (10.67%) Web Services
9 16 (10.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 14 (9.33%) WPF
11 12 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (7.33%) HTML5
12 11 (7.33%) Ajax
12 11 (7.33%) LINQ
13 10 (6.67%) WinForms
14 9 (6.00%) CSS3
15 8 (5.33%) XSD
15 8 (5.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 7 (4.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.00%) NHS
2 12 (8.00%) Clustering
3 8 (5.33%) Data Extraction
3 8 (5.33%) Replication
4 7 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.67%) RIA
5 2 (1.33%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.67%) DTV
6 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.67%) PKI
6 1 (0.67%) Open Source
6 1 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.67%) Windows
2 17 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (1.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.67%) OO
2 33 (22.00%) MVC
3 26 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (17.33%) Migration
4 24 (16.00%) ETL
5 22 (14.67%) OOD
6 20 (13.33%) Data Migration
7 14 (9.33%) Data Cleansing
8 12 (8.00%) TDD
8 12 (8.00%) Data Analysis
9 11 (7.33%) E-Commerce
10 10 (6.67%) Scrum
11 9 (6.00%) Business Analysis
12 8 (5.33%) MVVM
12 8 (5.33%) Load Balancing
12 8 (5.33%) Unit Testing
13 7 (4.67%) Data Mapping
13 7 (4.67%) User Stories
13 7 (4.67%) CRM
14 6 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 97 (64.67%) SQL
2 55 (36.67%) C#
3 40 (26.67%) T-SQL
4 23 (15.33%) PL/SQL
5 22 (14.67%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.00%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.33%) VBA
8 6 (4.00%) VB
9 5 (3.33%) VB6
10 3 (2.00%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.00%) Java
11 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.00%) MCSE
3 7 (4.67%) MCTS
3 7 (4.67%) MCITP
4 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 16 (10.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.33%) vSphere
5 1 (0.67%) XenApp
5 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.33%) SCOM
2 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (31.33%) Microsoft
2 26 (17.33%) Oracle
3 6 (4.00%) Sage
3 6 (4.00%) VMware
4 3 (2.00%) TIBCO
4 3 (2.00%) Business Objects
4 3 (2.00%) SAP
4 3 (2.00%) Citrix
4 3 (2.00%) Tableau
5 2 (1.33%) Veeam
5 2 (1.33%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.67%) NetApp
6 1 (0.67%) EMC
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco
6 1 (0.67%) IBM
6 1 (0.67%) Symantec
6 1 (0.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.67%) Northgate
6 1 (0.67%) Capita
6 1 (0.67%) Wincor Nixdorf
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