Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 77 89
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 15 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.13% 1.08% 1.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.19% 5.10% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 12
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +6.67% +3.85%
10th Percentile £200 £295 £255
90th Percentile £355 £420 £548
North West median daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +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 289 255 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.70% 21.11% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 196 323
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £386 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -0.32% -3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £280 £242
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £20.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -25.41% -37.03%
10th Percentile £9.00 £13.85 £13.99
90th Percentile £22.00 £27.25 £36.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £29.53
% change year-on-year -15.15% +39.71% -23.81%

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018. 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
Ellesmere Port - 8 £250 - 1
Chester -2 3 - - 1
Macclesfield -1 1 £350 +16.67%
Crewe - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 10 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (60.00%) Windows
5 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (46.67%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (40.00%) SQL
6 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
7 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
7 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 4 (26.67%) DNS
7 4 (26.67%) Office 365
7 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (13.33%) QlikView
9 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (13.33%) Release Management
9 2 (13.33%) Back Office
9 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (13.33%) Skype
9 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business

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 10 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 10 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 10 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (26.67%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) Skype
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (13.33%) QlikView
4 1 (6.67%) Big Data
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Excel Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) QlikView Developer
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) FMCG
2 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Release Management
2 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Data Security
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) ETL
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL V2
3 1 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (6.67%) Microservices
3 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) CCNP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) HP ASE
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) MCITP
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio
2 1 (6.67%) AppDynamics
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) ProCurve
2 1 (6.67%) RedGate
2 1 (6.67%) Talend
2 1 (6.67%) Vertica
2 1 (6.67%) VMware