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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 48 51 44
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 105 94 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.37% 3.18% 3.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.69% 15.24% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 59 73
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£320 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £20.25 £40.57 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.08% +57.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £19.87 £19.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £40.57 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.14%
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
715 617 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.95% 20.89% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 332 438
Average daily rate £338 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.86% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 33
Average hourly rate £67.00 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.15% +47.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 58 £315 -1.17% 31
Cheshire -2 25 £305 -7.92% 19
Lancashire -16 11 £420 +40.00% 1
Merseyside -8 8 £375 +20.00% 10
Cumbria - - - -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 168 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 110 (65.48%) SQL
3 81 (48.21%) .NET
4 66 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 59 (35.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 58 (34.52%) C#
7 47 (27.98%) Finance
8 45 (26.79%) T-SQL
8 45 (26.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 43 (25.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 42 (25.00%) Windows
11 38 (22.62%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (22.02%) Business Intelligence
13 35 (20.83%) MS Excel
14 33 (19.64%) ASP.NET
15 30 (17.86%) HTML
15 30 (17.86%) Migration
15 30 (17.86%) MVC
16 28 (16.67%) OO
16 28 (16.67%) SharePoint
17 27 (16.07%) CSS
18 26 (15.48%) Oracle
18 26 (15.48%) Data Migration
19 25 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
19 25 (14.88%) Active Directory
20 24 (14.29%) PL/SQL
20 24 (14.29%) IIS
21 23 (13.69%) JavaScript
21 23 (13.69%) Windows Server 2003
22 22 (13.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 24 (14.29%) IIS
3 14 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.60%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.95%) Oracle EBS R12
1 10 (5.95%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (5.36%) Oracle 11i
2 9 (5.36%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (5.36%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (4.76%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (4.17%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (4.17%) Oracle Assets
4 7 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.79%) Academy Housing
6 2 (1.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (1.19%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Office 365
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.71%) TCP/IP
1 18 (10.71%) DNS
2 5 (2.98%) Firewall
3 4 (2.38%) LAN
3 4 (2.38%) WAN
4 3 (1.79%) SAN
5 2 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.19%) VoIP
5 2 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.19%) VLAN
6 1 (0.60%) LDAP
6 1 (0.60%) DHCP
6 1 (0.60%) VPN
6 1 (0.60%) ADSL
6 1 (0.60%) Broadband
6 1 (0.60%) CTI
6 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 59 (35.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 45 (26.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (25.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (22.62%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (13.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (11.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (10.71%) SQL Server 2000
9 17 (10.12%) Oracle Database
10 10 (5.95%) MS Access
11 9 (5.36%) OLAP
12 8 (4.76%) QlikView
13 7 (4.17%) Relational Database
14 6 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (2.98%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
16 4 (2.38%) SAP Data Services
16 4 (2.38%) Data Mart
16 4 (2.38%) BODI
17 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 3 (1.79%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 13 (7.74%) Toad
2 11 (6.55%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (4.76%) NUnit
5 5 (2.98%) MSTest
6 1 (0.60%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.60%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.60%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 47 (27.98%) Finance
2 8 (4.76%) Retail
3 7 (4.17%) General Ledger
3 7 (4.17%) Marketing
4 6 (3.57%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Games
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Electronics
5 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (61.90%) Developer
2 36 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 24 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 23 (13.69%) C# Developer
5 22 (13.10%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (11.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 15 (8.93%) DBA
8 14 (8.33%) SQL DBA
9 11 (6.55%) Analyst
10 10 (5.95%) Consultant
10 10 (5.95%) Administrator
10 10 (5.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (5.95%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (3.57%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.57%) SharePoint Administrator
12 5 (2.98%) SharePoint Developer
12 5 (2.98%) Data Analyst
12 5 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
12 5 (2.98%) Senior Developer
13 4 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (48.21%) .NET
2 33 (19.64%) ASP.NET
3 30 (17.86%) HTML
4 27 (16.07%) CSS
5 18 (10.71%) XML
5 18 (10.71%) .NET Framework
6 17 (10.12%) WCF
7 15 (8.93%) Ajax
7 15 (8.93%) jQuery
8 12 (7.14%) LINQ
8 12 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 11 (6.55%) CSS3
9 11 (6.55%) HTML5
9 11 (6.55%) Web Services
10 10 (5.95%) WPF
10 10 (5.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (4.76%) WinForms
12 4 (2.38%) Razor View Engine
13 3 (1.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.50%) Clustering
2 16 (9.52%) NHS
3 13 (7.74%) Data Extraction
4 10 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.17%) Replication
6 3 (1.79%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.19%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.19%) RIA
8 1 (0.60%) PKI
8 1 (0.60%) Informatics
8 1 (0.60%) DTV
8 1 (0.60%) GIS
8 1 (0.60%) User Experience
8 1 (0.60%) Social Media
8 1 (0.60%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 42 (25.00%) Windows
2 25 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (13.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.19%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.02%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (17.86%) Migration
2 30 (17.86%) MVC
3 28 (16.67%) OO
4 26 (15.48%) Data Migration
5 21 (12.50%) ETL
6 20 (11.90%) Data Analysis
7 18 (10.71%) Data Cleansing
8 17 (10.12%) Load Balancing
8 17 (10.12%) OOD
8 17 (10.12%) Mentoring
9 16 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (7.74%) TDD
10 13 (7.74%) Business Analysis
11 11 (6.55%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (5.95%) Scrum
12 10 (5.95%) Data Mapping
12 10 (5.95%) Unit Testing
13 9 (5.36%) Data Architecture
14 8 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 110 (65.48%) SQL
2 58 (34.52%) C#
3 45 (26.79%) T-SQL
4 24 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 23 (13.69%) JavaScript
6 17 (10.12%) PowerShell
7 14 (8.33%) VBA
8 13 (7.74%) VB
9 8 (4.76%) VB6
10 6 (3.57%) VBScript
11 3 (1.79%) C
11 3 (1.79%) XAML
12 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.60%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (11.31%) MCSE
3 14 (8.33%) MCTS
3 14 (8.33%) MCITP
4 3 (1.79%) Degree
5 2 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 25 (14.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.79%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.79%) vSphere
4 2 (1.19%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.19%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.19%) SCCM
2 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 66 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 26 (15.48%) Oracle
3 8 (4.76%) Sage
4 7 (4.17%) VMware
5 4 (2.38%) Tableau
5 4 (2.38%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.38%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.38%) Northgate
6 3 (1.79%) Veeam
7 2 (1.19%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.19%) Cognos
7 2 (1.19%) Siebel
7 2 (1.19%) Cisco
7 2 (1.19%) EMC
7 2 (1.19%) SAP
8 1 (0.60%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (0.60%) Telerik
8 1 (0.60%) Citrix
8 1 (0.60%) IBM
8 1 (0.60%) Actuate
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