Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 20 July 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 47 45
Rank change year-on-year +13 -2 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.92% 1.85% 1.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.25% 5.47% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Chester median daily rate £360 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.20% -21.88% +39.13%
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +10.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Chester median hourly rate - - £33.50
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £33.00

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 Chester with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 69 128 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 26.54% 33.77% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 102 61
Chester median daily rate £350 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.03% +26.92%
10th Percentile £276 £256 £285
90th Percentile £475 £488 £481
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year -1.32% -5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Chester median hourly rate £42.50 £20.39 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.44% -39.13% -21.18%
10th Percentile £36.50 £15.35 £33.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £36.63 £34.80
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.25 £20.78 £33.00
% change year-on-year -7.36% -37.03% +37.50%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Chester

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Chester

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Chester over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Chester

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Chester region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (40.00%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (40.00%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) High Availability
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (40.00%) Perfmon
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) EqualLogic
4 2 (40.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (40.00%) Local Government
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) VLAN
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) SCOM

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (20.00%) PegaRULES
1 1 (20.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Pega PRPC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VLAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (20.00%) FxCop
2 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) T4 Templates
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Database Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (20.00%) DataPower
2 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Database Tuning
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Optimisation
1 2 (40.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Facilities Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) R
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Perfmon
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) EqualLogic
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Ab Initio
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) Pega
2 1 (20.00%) Tableau