Period
to 22 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 70 97
Rank change year-on-year -20 +27 -16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.23% 1.01% 1.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.06% 4.44% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 13
Cheshire median daily rate - £350 £350
North West median daily rate £383 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +9.29% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £27.50

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 282 248 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.88% 22.75% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 187 266
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £256 £263 £226
90th Percentile £538 £518 £525
North West median daily rate £387 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.07% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.00 £24.50 £20.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.61% +17.90% -16.04%
10th Percentile £12.13 £14.64 £15.00
90th Percentile £22.50 £44.38 £36.25
North West median hourly rate £46.25 £28.75 £38.63
% change year-on-year +60.87% -25.57% +10.36%

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 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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Back Office
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Skype
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V2
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) ProCurve
3 1 (33.33%) HP ASE
3 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA

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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (66.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Support
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V2
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) HP ASE
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) ProCurve