The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 June 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
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 142 70
Rank change year-on-year +29 -72  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 24 19 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.82% 0.49% 2.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.93% 2.30% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 56
Median daily rate £355 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.51% +30.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £26.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +55.76% +11.82%  

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 the North West with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 611 826 857
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 20.85% 21.49% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 525 537
Median daily rate £375 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +4.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 24
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.31% -37.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £16.45 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.95 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.27 £26.75
% change year-on-year +21.52% +16.89%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the North West over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the North West

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +23 14 £350 -12.50% 10
Cheshire +14 5 £360 -20.08% 2
Merseyside -1 5 £413 - 2
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 62 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (53.23%) SQL
3 31 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 27 (43.55%) .NET
4 27 (43.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (40.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (38.71%) C#
7 21 (33.87%) JavaScript
8 20 (32.26%) HTML
8 20 (32.26%) ASP.NET
8 20 (32.26%) CSS
8 20 (32.26%) MVC
8 20 (32.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 19 (30.65%) Windows
9 19 (30.65%) jQuery
10 16 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (25.81%) HTML5
10 16 (25.81%) ASP.NET Web API
10 16 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
12 14 (22.58%) Data Modelling
13 13 (20.97%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (20.97%) Umbraco
14 12 (19.35%) T-SQL
14 12 (19.35%) Migration
14 12 (19.35%) CMS
15 11 (17.74%) Scrum
16 10 (16.13%) SQL Server 2016
16 10 (16.13%) Windows Server

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 13 (20.97%) Umbraco
2 12 (19.35%) CMS
3 4 (6.45%) IIS
4 3 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.61%) Apache
6 1 (1.61%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.61%) JBoss
6 1 (1.61%) SAS
6 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) IaaS
2 1 (1.61%) PaaS
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) SAN
2 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.84%) DNS
3 3 (4.84%) LAN
3 3 (4.84%) NAS
3 3 (4.84%) VLAN
3 3 (4.84%) WAN
4 2 (3.23%) DHCP
4 2 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (3.23%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.61%) DMZ
5 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.61%) FTP
5 1 (1.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 27 (43.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (40.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (32.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (16.13%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (14.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (12.90%) DTS
10 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 2 (3.23%) Power BI
12 2 (3.23%) SSDT
13 1 (1.61%) DB2
13 1 (1.61%) OLAP
13 1 (1.61%) OLTP
13 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
13 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.61%) Lombardi
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Banking
2 3 (4.84%) Local Government
2 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (48.39%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) Consultant
2 11 (17.74%) DBA
2 11 (17.74%) SQL DBA
2 11 (17.74%) Umbraco Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Senior Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (8.06%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Administrator
5 5 (8.06%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (4.84%) Designer
6 3 (4.84%) Lead Developer
6 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Lead .NET Developer
7 2 (3.23%) SSIS Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) SSRS Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Designer
7 2 (3.23%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (43.55%) .NET
2 20 (32.26%) ASP.NET
2 20 (32.26%) CSS
2 20 (32.26%) HTML
3 19 (30.65%) jQuery
4 16 (25.81%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (25.81%) HTML5
5 5 (8.06%) .NET Framework
6 4 (6.45%) WCF
6 4 (6.45%) Web Services
6 4 (6.45%) XML
7 3 (4.84%) JSON
8 2 (3.23%) ADO.NET
8 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (3.23%) CSS3
8 2 (3.23%) Entity Framework
8 2 (3.23%) LINQ
8 2 (3.23%) LINQ to SQL
8 2 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Replication
2 5 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.45%) Clustering
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) Life Science
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) MVC
2 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.58%) Data Modelling
4 13 (20.97%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (19.35%) Migration
6 11 (17.74%) Scrum
7 9 (14.52%) Database Mirroring
8 4 (6.45%) Change Management
8 4 (6.45%) ETL
8 4 (6.45%) High Availability
8 4 (6.45%) ITIL
8 4 (6.45%) Web Development
9 3 (4.84%) CRM
9 3 (4.84%) Document Management
10 2 (3.23%) Data Management
10 2 (3.23%) ERP
10 2 (3.23%) Release Management
10 2 (3.23%) Service Management
10 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (53.23%) SQL
2 24 (38.71%) C#
3 21 (33.87%) JavaScript
4 12 (19.35%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.45%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.84%) C++
7 2 (3.23%) VB
8 1 (1.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.61%) Java
8 1 (1.61%) Perl
8 1 (1.61%) R
8 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) DBS Check
1 2 (3.23%) Degree
1 2 (3.23%) HNC
1 2 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (3.23%) MCITP
1 2 (3.23%) MCSE
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.23%) vSphere
4 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) Failover Clustering
2 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (4.84%) SCCM
4 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.23%) Perfmon
4 2 (3.23%) SCOM
4 2 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.23%) WSUS
5 1 (1.61%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) VMware
3 4 (6.45%) HP
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle
3 4 (6.45%) Symantec
4 3 (4.84%) SAP
5 2 (3.23%) 3PAR
5 2 (3.23%) Citrix
5 2 (3.23%) EqualLogic
5 2 (3.23%) Kaseya
5 2 (3.23%) Kaspersky
5 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.61%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.61%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.61%) IBM
6 1 (1.61%) RedGate
6 1 (1.61%) Sencha
6 1 (1.61%) Tableau
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
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