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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 67 54
Rank change year-on-year +14 -13  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.79% 1.52% 2.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.24% 6.48% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 17
Median daily rate £360 £451 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.08% +38.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £550 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £26.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +55.76% +11.82%  

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 118 216 250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 18.55% 23.48% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 164 159
Median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.78 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.40% -37.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.27 £26.75
% change year-on-year +21.52% +16.89%  

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 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Chester +16 2 £374 +43.75% 1
Warrington +16 1 £400 -17.52%
SQL Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (25.00%) Local Government
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) SCCM
4 3 (25.00%) High Availability
4 3 (25.00%) JSON
4 3 (25.00%) jQuery
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (16.67%) Perfmon

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 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SAS
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) DMZ
3 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (8.33%) IPsec
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (8.33%) OLAP
6 1 (8.33%) OLTP
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (8.33%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) DBA
2 4 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 3 (25.00%) Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Database Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) jQuery
2 3 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) CSS3
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) HTML5
3 2 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) MDX
4 1 (8.33%) Node.js
4 1 (8.33%) RESTful
4 1 (8.33%) WinForms
4 1 (8.33%) WPF
4 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) High Availability
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Database Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) ETL
2 2 (16.67%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) BDD
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) R
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Perfmon
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) EqualLogic
2 2 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (8.33%) Ab Initio
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) RedGate
3 1 (8.33%) Tableau