Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 85 74
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11 -22
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 16 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.20% 0.89% 1.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.69% 3.59% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 22
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.57% +14.75%
10th Percentile £233 £286 £278
90th Percentile £446 £425 £523
North West median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% - +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.00 - £33.00
North West median hourly rate £27.00 - £33.50

SQL Server 2008 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 281 362 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.05% 24.71% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 268 279
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £300
90th Percentile £625 £583 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.50 £14.86 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.60% -54.97% +106.25%
10th Percentile £9.00 £12.90 £20.83
90th Percentile £27.00 £20.34 £34.85
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +19.58% -10.63% +45.45%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Cheshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Cheshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Cheshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Cheshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +10 4 £400 +14.29%
Knutsford - 4 £280 -
Chester +13 3 £388 +22.53%
Wilmslow - 1 £175 -
SQL Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 10 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (56.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (56.25%) Windows
5 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (31.25%) Replication
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (25.00%) Performance Management
8 4 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
8 4 (25.00%) Oracle
8 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 4 (25.00%) Clustering
8 4 (25.00%) SAN
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 3 (18.75%) SDLC
9 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (18.75%) Remedy
9 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
9 3 (18.75%) Migration
9 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
9 3 (18.75%) C#
9 3 (18.75%) .NET
9 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (18.75%) Data Structures

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (6.25%) PegaRULES
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) PaaS
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) IPsec
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) NAS
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) VLAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (56.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
9 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (6.25%) OLAP
10 1 (6.25%) OLTP
10 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
10 1 (6.25%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) FxCop
1 1 (6.25%) MSBuild
1 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
1 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (6.25%) T4 Templates
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) DBA
2 7 (43.75%) Administrator
2 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) SQL DBA
3 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Database Developer
5 1 (6.25%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) HTML Developer
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (6.25%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) CSS3
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) MDX
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) WCF
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Replication
2 4 (25.00%) Clustering
3 3 (18.75%) Data Structures
3 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
5 1 (6.25%) DataPower
5 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Solaris
4 2 (12.50%) Unix
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
1 4 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
2 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
2 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (18.75%) SDLC
3 2 (12.50%) High Availability
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (6.25%) Database Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Facilities Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (6.25%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (18.75%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) VBA
5 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Perfmon
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) Remedy
4 2 (12.50%) EMC
4 2 (12.50%) Symantec
4 2 (12.50%) Veeam
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) CA
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) Lumension
5 1 (6.25%) McAfee
5 1 (6.25%) Pega
5 1 (6.25%) RedGate