The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
North West / Lancashire
Rank 27 48 40
Rank change year-on-year +21 -8  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.95% 1.17% 1.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.00% 4.35% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £342 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.90% -  
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 £51.56 £26.85
% change year-on-year -63.14% +92.05%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 50 115 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 24.39% 26.87% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 73 59
Median daily rate £375 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £537 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £38.63 £45.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.54 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Lancashire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Lancashire

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (86.67%) SQL
3 12 (80.00%) .NET
4 11 (73.33%) C#
4 11 (73.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (53.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (53.33%) Web Services
7 7 (46.67%) VB.NET
7 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
8 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
9 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (33.33%) CSS
9 5 (33.33%) XML
9 5 (33.33%) ITIL
9 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
9 5 (33.33%) HTML
9 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 5 (33.33%) IIS
10 4 (26.67%) VB
10 4 (26.67%) Windows
10 4 (26.67%) MVC
10 4 (26.67%) WCF
10 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
10 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (20.00%) LINQ to SQL
11 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 5 (33.33%) IIS
1 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) SAS
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
1 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
1 2 (13.33%) NAS
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (53.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
7 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (6.67%) MySQL
8 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
8 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Developer
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Administrator
7 1 (6.67%) DBA
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
7 1 (6.67%) Server Administrator
7 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (6.67%) SSIS Developer
7 1 (6.67%) SSRS Developer
7 1 (6.67%) VMware Specialist
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) Web Services
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (33.33%) CSS
4 5 (33.33%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
5 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (26.67%) WCF
6 3 (20.00%) ADO.NET
6 3 (20.00%) Classic ASP
6 3 (20.00%) LINQ
6 3 (20.00%) LINQ to SQL
6 3 (20.00%) SOAP
7 2 (13.33%) Ajax
7 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
7 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (13.33%) RESTful
7 2 (13.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
1 2 (13.33%) Life Science
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) CentOS
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) ERP
4 2 (13.33%) OO
4 2 (13.33%) OOD
4 2 (13.33%) Release Management
4 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Web Application Development
4 2 (13.33%) Web Development
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) SQL
2 11 (73.33%) C#
3 7 (46.67%) VB.NET
4 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (26.67%) VB
6 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (6.67%) PHP
7 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (20.00%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) HNC
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (13.33%) MCITP
4 1 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (13.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (13.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Kaseya
3 2 (13.33%) Kaspersky
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
3 2 (13.33%) Symantec
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix