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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England / North West
Rank 80 119 77
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -42
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 51 39 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.93% 1.02% 2.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.76% 4.98% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 24 35
Median daily rate £350 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £399 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +48.13%

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
657 783 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.84% 20.50% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 503 481
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 39 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £67.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -44.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +31 32 £375 +7.14% 17
Merseyside -2 7 £338 +3.84% 2
Cheshire +32 6 £363 +13.28% 6
Lancashire +6 6 £295 +42.04% 1
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 113 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 64 (56.64%) .NET
3 63 (55.75%) SQL
4 56 (49.56%) C#
5 45 (39.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (37.17%) ASP.NET
7 41 (36.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (31.86%) Microsoft
8 36 (31.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 34 (30.09%) Windows
9 34 (30.09%) T-SQL
10 32 (28.32%) JavaScript
10 32 (28.32%) SQL Server 2014
11 29 (25.66%) MVC
12 28 (24.78%) HTML
12 28 (24.78%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (24.78%) Team Foundation Server
13 27 (23.89%) CSS
14 25 (22.12%) XML
14 25 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (19.47%) .NET Framework
15 22 (19.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (17.70%) jQuery
16 20 (17.70%) Web Services
17 18 (15.93%) CMS
17 18 (15.93%) PowerShell
18 17 (15.04%) HTML5
18 17 (15.04%) Umbraco
18 17 (15.04%) ASP.NET Web API
19 16 (14.16%) SQL Server 2005

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 18 (15.93%) CMS
2 17 (15.04%) Umbraco
3 10 (8.85%) IIS
4 6 (5.31%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.42%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.65%) Kentico
6 3 (2.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.77%) Apache
7 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.88%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.88%) JBoss
8 1 (0.88%) SAS
8 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.88%) GitHub
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.08%) Firewall
2 3 (2.65%) DNS
3 2 (1.77%) DHCP
3 2 (1.77%) IP Telephony
3 2 (1.77%) NAS
3 2 (1.77%) SAN
4 1 (0.88%) FTP
4 1 (0.88%) Internet
4 1 (0.88%) Skype
4 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.88%) VLAN
4 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 45 (39.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (36.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (31.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (28.32%) SQL Server 2014
6 22 (19.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (14.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (10.62%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (8.85%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (7.96%) Oracle Database
11 7 (6.19%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (6.19%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (6.19%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (6.19%) Oracle9i Database
12 6 (5.31%) Ingres
13 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (4.42%) MySQL
14 4 (3.54%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
15 3 (2.65%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 28 (24.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (12.39%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.42%) Moq
3 5 (4.42%) NUnit
4 2 (1.77%) JIRA
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.77%) WiX
5 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.88%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 11 (9.73%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.65%) Banking
4 2 (1.77%) Advertising
4 2 (1.77%) Billing
4 2 (1.77%) Legal
4 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (69.03%) Developer
2 26 (23.01%) .NET Developer
3 18 (15.93%) DBA
3 18 (15.93%) SQL DBA
4 17 (15.04%) C# Developer
5 14 (12.39%) Senior Developer
5 14 (12.39%) SQL Developer
5 14 (12.39%) Umbraco Developer
6 13 (11.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 13 (11.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (8.85%) Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (4.42%) SSIS Developer
10 4 (3.54%) Business Developer
10 4 (3.54%) Database Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (3.54%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.54%) SQL Server DBA
10 4 (3.54%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (56.64%) .NET
2 42 (37.17%) ASP.NET
3 28 (24.78%) HTML
4 27 (23.89%) CSS
5 25 (22.12%) XML
6 22 (19.47%) .NET Framework
7 20 (17.70%) jQuery
7 20 (17.70%) Web Services
8 17 (15.04%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (15.04%) HTML5
9 15 (13.27%) Entity Framework
10 14 (12.39%) WinForms
11 12 (10.62%) SOAP
12 10 (8.85%) WCF
13 9 (7.96%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (5.31%) Ajax
14 6 (5.31%) XSLT
15 4 (3.54%) JSON
15 4 (3.54%) MDX
15 4 (3.54%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Replication
2 6 (5.31%) Oracle Licensing
3 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.77%) Clustering
4 2 (1.77%) Life Science
5 1 (0.88%) Blog
5 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 34 (30.09%) Windows
2 13 (11.50%) Windows Server
3 12 (10.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.19%) Linux
6 5 (4.42%) Unix
7 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.66%) MVC
2 28 (24.78%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (13.27%) Data Modelling
5 13 (11.50%) Scrum
6 12 (10.62%) ETL
7 11 (9.73%) Unit Testing
8 10 (8.85%) Migration
9 9 (7.96%) Database Mirroring
9 9 (7.96%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (6.19%) Web Development
11 6 (5.31%) Change Management
11 6 (5.31%) CRM
11 6 (5.31%) High Availability
11 6 (5.31%) SDLC
11 6 (5.31%) Software Licensing
12 5 (4.42%) Document Management
12 5 (4.42%) OO
13 4 (3.54%) ITIL
13 4 (3.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 63 (55.75%) SQL
2 56 (49.56%) C#
3 34 (30.09%) T-SQL
4 32 (28.32%) JavaScript
5 18 (15.93%) PowerShell
6 13 (11.50%) VB
7 11 (9.73%) VB.NET
8 10 (8.85%) VB6
9 7 (6.19%) VBScript
10 5 (4.42%) C++
11 4 (3.54%) PHP
12 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.65%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.88%) Java
13 1 (0.88%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.54%) Degree
2 4 (3.54%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.65%) DBS Check
3 3 (2.65%) MCSE
4 2 (1.77%) MCITP
4 2 (1.77%) MCP
5 1 (0.88%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.88%) HNC
5 1 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.88%) MCAD
5 1 (0.88%) MCSD
5 1 (0.88%) MCTS
5 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (4.42%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.88%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.88%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.88%) XenApp
5 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.31%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (4.42%) Data Guard
2 5 (4.42%) SCOM
3 2 (1.77%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.77%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (31.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.50%) Oracle
3 10 (8.85%) VMware
4 4 (3.54%) Cognos
4 4 (3.54%) Hyperion
5 3 (2.65%) SAP
5 3 (2.65%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.77%) Citrix
6 2 (1.77%) Kaseya
6 2 (1.77%) Kaspersky
6 2 (1.77%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.77%) Symantec
7 1 (0.88%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.88%) BMC
7 1 (0.88%) HP
7 1 (0.88%) IBM
7 1 (0.88%) Pega
7 1 (0.88%) Remedy
7 1 (0.88%) Sencha
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
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