Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 150 89
Rank change year-on-year -22 -61 -29
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 34 78 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.60% 1.14% 2.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.64% 4.54% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 66 112
North West median daily rate £381 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.31% - +0.78%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £205
90th Percentile £504 £425 £487
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
North West median hourly rate £27.00 - £33.50
England median hourly rate £38.50 £20.12 £26.50
% change year-on-year +91.35% -24.08% +20.45%

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1287 1719 1897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.57% 25.15% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 1139 1201
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £622 £544 £530
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 41
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £35.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.58% -10.63% +45.45%
10th Percentile £21.30 £14.38 £18.50
90th Percentile £61.13 £59.31 £57.25
England median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +1.82% +11.11%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Cheshire +7 16 £360 +10.77% 1
Manchester -12 15 £394 +31.25% 4
Merseyside -5 2 £400 +18.59%
Lancashire +5 1 £315 -6.67% 1
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 34 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (55.88%) SQL
3 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (47.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (41.18%) Windows
6 13 (38.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (32.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (26.47%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (26.47%) T-SQL
10 8 (23.53%) .NET
11 7 (20.59%) C#
11 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (20.59%) Migration
11 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
12 6 (17.65%) Replication
12 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (17.65%) ETL
13 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
13 5 (14.71%) SAN
13 5 (14.71%) Data Migration
13 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (14.71%) Clustering
13 5 (14.71%) Database Mirroring
13 5 (14.71%) SDLC
13 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (11.76%) PowerShell

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 3 (8.82%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.88%) Apache
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.94%) PegaRULES
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.82%) PaaS
2 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) SAN
2 3 (8.82%) DNS
2 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.82%) VLAN
3 2 (5.88%) FTP
4 1 (2.94%) DHCP
4 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.94%) Intranet
4 1 (2.94%) IPsec
4 1 (2.94%) LAN
4 1 (2.94%) NAS
4 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (47.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (38.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (32.35%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (26.47%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (8.82%) Apache Hive
9 3 (8.82%) Big Data
9 3 (8.82%) Hadoop
9 3 (8.82%) Impala
9 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
10 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (5.88%) Power BI
10 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
10 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.94%) FxCop
3 1 (2.94%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.94%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.94%) T4 Templates
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Advertising
2 2 (5.88%) Local Government
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) DBA
3 9 (26.47%) SQL DBA
4 7 (20.59%) Administrator
5 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (14.71%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (11.76%) SQL Developer
7 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Big Data Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Data Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Hadoop Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Database Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (5.88%) SSIS Developer
9 1 (2.94%) .NET Designer
9 1 (2.94%) ETL Developer
9 1 (2.94%) HTML Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Senior DBA
9 1 (2.94%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) .NET
2 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
3 4 (11.76%) CSS
3 4 (11.76%) HTML
4 3 (8.82%) WCF
4 3 (8.82%) Web Services
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (5.88%) CSS3
5 2 (5.88%) HTML5
5 2 (5.88%) jQuery
5 2 (5.88%) RESTful
6 1 (2.94%) Ajax
6 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.94%) JSON
6 1 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.94%) MDX
6 1 (2.94%) REST
6 1 (2.94%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Replication
2 5 (14.71%) Clustering
3 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.82%) Data Structures
4 3 (8.82%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.94%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.94%) DataPower
6 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Solaris
5 2 (5.88%) Unix
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (20.59%) Migration
3 6 (17.65%) ETL
4 5 (14.71%) Data Migration
4 5 (14.71%) Database Mirroring
4 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (14.71%) SDLC
5 4 (11.76%) MVC
5 4 (11.76%) Performance Management
6 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.82%) Analytics
6 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
6 3 (8.82%) Business Continuity
6 3 (8.82%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (8.82%) Web Development
7 2 (5.88%) Data Transformation
7 2 (5.88%) High Availability
7 2 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (5.88%) Security Hardening
7 2 (5.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) T-SQL
3 7 (20.59%) C#
4 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.82%) Python
6 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
6 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.94%) VBA
6 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (8.82%) Oozie
3 2 (5.88%) BladeLogic
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (5.88%) SCOM
4 1 (2.94%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Perfmon
4 1 (2.94%) SCCM
4 1 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) VMware
3 3 (8.82%) HP
3 3 (8.82%) Remedy
4 2 (5.88%) AppDynamics
4 2 (5.88%) EMC
4 2 (5.88%) Symantec
4 2 (5.88%) Veeam
5 1 (2.94%) CA
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.94%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) Lumension
5 1 (2.94%) McAfee
5 1 (2.94%) Pega
5 1 (2.94%) RedGate