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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 74 63
Rank change year-on-year +28 -11  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 7 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.31% 0.73% 1.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.00% 3.57% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 8
Median daily rate £350 £320 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -5.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £316 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £324 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £334
% change year-on-year -0.63% +5.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -55.29% +70.00%  

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 140 196 226
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 26.27% 20.31% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 123 154
Median daily rate £388 £340 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -22.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.54 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Warrington +24 2 £410 +28.12% 2
Chester +10 2 £355 - 1
Crewe - 1 £313 -
Macclesfield - 1 £300 - 1
Northwich - 1 £350 -
SQL Server 2008
North West

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) .NET
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 8 (47.06%) ETL
5 7 (41.18%) T-SQL
5 7 (41.18%) C#
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
7 5 (29.41%) Database Mirroring
7 5 (29.41%) High Availability
7 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
7 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
8 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
8 4 (23.53%) Windows
8 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
8 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
9 3 (17.65%) jQuery
9 3 (17.65%) WPF
9 3 (17.65%) WinForms
9 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
9 3 (17.65%) Migration
9 3 (17.65%) Replication
9 3 (17.65%) VB.NET

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 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) VLAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.76%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) DBA
2 6 (35.29%) SQL DBA
3 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
2 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
3 3 (17.65%) jQuery
3 3 (17.65%) WinForms
3 3 (17.65%) WPF
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 2 (11.76%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) Ajax
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.88%) CSS3
5 1 (5.88%) DHTML
5 1 (5.88%) HTML5
5 1 (5.88%) MDX
5 1 (5.88%) Node.js
5 1 (5.88%) REST
5 1 (5.88%) Web Services
5 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ETL
2 6 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (29.41%) Database Mirroring
3 5 (29.41%) High Availability
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.76%) MVC
7 1 (5.88%) BDD
7 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.88%) Database Tuning
7 1 (5.88%) Kanban
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (5.88%) SOLID
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) T-SQL
3 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
4 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.88%) R
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (5.88%) Perfmon
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Cognos
2 3 (17.65%) Hyperion
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.88%) EqualLogic
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Tableau