Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 70 88
Rank change year-on-year -11 +18 -17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 8 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.62% 1.31% 1.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.77% 5.88% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 17
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -6.67% +11.11%
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £27.00 - £35.00

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 289 272 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.32% 22.26% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 193 256
Cheshire median daily rate £383 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.29% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £258 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £528
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £385
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.25 £24.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.35% +40.00% -32.69%
10th Percentile £9.00 £15.35 £14.00
90th Percentile £27.00 £45.63 £25.63
North West median hourly rate £43.05 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.82% -3.75% +27.39%

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

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 18 February 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
Warrington -5 3 - - 1
Knutsford - 1 £280 -
SQL Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (50.00%) Performance Management
5 4 (50.00%) Windows
6 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
6 3 (37.50%) Migration
6 3 (37.50%) Replication
6 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
6 3 (37.50%) Oracle
6 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (37.50%) Remedy
6 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
6 3 (37.50%) SDLC
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
6 3 (37.50%) Data Structures
7 2 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
7 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (25.00%) Linux Command Line

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) DBA
2 5 (62.50%) SQL DBA
3 3 (37.50%) Administrator
3 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (12.50%) Senior DBA
5 1 (12.50%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Structures
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (37.50%) Replication
2 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Solaris
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
2 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) Remedy
2 2 (25.00%) EMC
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Veeam
3 1 (12.50%) IBM