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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 30 34
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.65% 2.09% 1.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.56% 7.02% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £355 £305 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.39% -23.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £26.85
% change year-on-year -20.00% -11.52%  

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 36 57 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 29.75% 29.84% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 40 39
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £290 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.23% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 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 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 30 April 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) MDX
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) DHTML
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) Database Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
3 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (33.33%) R
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability

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 (33.33%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Business Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Data Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Manager
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) DHTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Database Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) R
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Perfmon
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Ab Initio
2 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Tableau
2 1 (33.33%) VMware