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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England / North West
Rank 92 130 87
Rank change year-on-year +38 -43  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 38 29 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.46% 0.76% 1.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.02% 3.67% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 21
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £398 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £338
% change year-on-year -0.70% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £26.85
% change year-on-year -55.29% +58.31%  

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 631 791 802
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 24.27% 20.69% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 500 464
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 38 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £57.75 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 26 £375 -0.99% 23
Cheshire +31 7 £350 +9.37% 4
Lancashire +17 4 £342 +36.90% 2
Merseyside -2 1 - - 2
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 63 (61.76%) SQL
3 55 (53.92%) .NET
4 48 (47.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (46.08%) C#
6 39 (38.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (38.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 37 (36.27%) SQL Server 2014
8 33 (32.35%) ASP.NET
8 33 (32.35%) Microsoft
9 32 (31.37%) Windows
10 31 (30.39%) JavaScript
11 29 (28.43%) HTML
11 29 (28.43%) MVC
12 28 (27.45%) CSS
13 27 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
14 25 (24.51%) Team Foundation Server
15 24 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (23.53%) T-SQL
16 21 (20.59%) SQL Server 2005
16 21 (20.59%) jQuery
16 21 (20.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 18 (17.65%) CMS
17 18 (17.65%) Umbraco
17 18 (17.65%) HTML5
17 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
18 17 (16.67%) XML
19 16 (15.69%) Data Modelling
19 16 (15.69%) PowerShell
20 13 (12.75%) Scrum

SQL Server 2008
Top Related 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 18 (17.65%) CMS
1 18 (17.65%) Umbraco
2 10 (9.80%) IIS
3 6 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.90%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.94%) Kentico
5 3 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.96%) Apache
6 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.96%) SAS
7 1 (0.98%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.98%) JBoss
7 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.98%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.86%) Firewall
2 3 (2.94%) DNS
3 2 (1.96%) DHCP
3 2 (1.96%) IP Telephony
3 2 (1.96%) NAS
3 2 (1.96%) SAN
3 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.96%) VLAN
4 1 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.98%) FTP
4 1 (0.98%) LAN
4 1 (0.98%) Skype
4 1 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 48 (47.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 39 (38.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 39 (38.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (36.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 21 (20.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (20.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (8.82%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (6.86%) Oracle Database
8 6 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (5.88%) Oracle9i Database
9 4 (3.92%) DTS
9 4 (3.92%) Ingres
9 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (3.92%) MySQL
9 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
10 3 (2.94%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 25 (24.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (12.75%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.96%) JIRA
5 1 (0.98%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (10.78%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.94%) Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Advertising
4 2 (1.96%) Legal
4 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.98%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 66 (64.71%) Developer
2 20 (19.61%) DBA
2 20 (19.61%) SQL DBA
3 17 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 14 (13.73%) Senior Developer
4 14 (13.73%) Umbraco Developer
5 12 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 12 (11.76%) SQL Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) C# Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Consultant
9 5 (4.90%) SQL Server DBA
9 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (4.90%) SSIS Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Business Developer
10 4 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (3.92%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.92%) SSRS Developer
11 3 (2.94%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (53.92%) .NET
2 33 (32.35%) ASP.NET
3 29 (28.43%) HTML
4 28 (27.45%) CSS
5 21 (20.59%) jQuery
6 18 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 18 (17.65%) HTML5
7 17 (16.67%) XML
8 13 (12.75%) .NET Framework
9 12 (11.76%) Web Services
10 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (6.86%) Entity Framework
11 7 (6.86%) WCF
12 6 (5.88%) XSLT
13 5 (4.90%) Ajax
13 5 (4.90%) WinForms
14 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 4 (3.92%) JSON
14 4 (3.92%) MDX
14 4 (3.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Replication
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle Licensing
3 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.94%) Clustering
4 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.96%) Life Science
6 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (31.37%) Windows
2 13 (12.75%) Windows Server
3 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.90%) Linux
6 4 (3.92%) Unix
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.98%) CentOS
8 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.43%) MVC
2 27 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (15.69%) Data Modelling
5 13 (12.75%) Scrum
6 11 (10.78%) Database Mirroring
7 10 (9.80%) ETL
7 10 (9.80%) Migration
8 7 (6.86%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (6.86%) Unit Testing
8 7 (6.86%) Web Development
9 6 (5.88%) Change Management
9 6 (5.88%) CRM
9 6 (5.88%) High Availability
9 6 (5.88%) SDLC
10 5 (4.90%) Document Management
10 5 (4.90%) ITIL
10 5 (4.90%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.90%) Software Licensing
11 3 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 63 (61.76%) SQL
2 47 (46.08%) C#
3 31 (30.39%) JavaScript
4 24 (23.53%) T-SQL
5 16 (15.69%) PowerShell
6 11 (10.78%) VB.NET
7 7 (6.86%) VBScript
8 6 (5.88%) VB
9 5 (4.90%) C++
10 4 (3.92%) PHP
11 3 (2.94%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.94%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.96%) VB6
13 1 (0.98%) Java
13 1 (0.98%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.98%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.92%) Degree
2 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.94%) DBS Check
3 3 (2.94%) MCSE
4 2 (1.96%) HNC
4 2 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.96%) MCITP
5 1 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.98%) MCP
5 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (3.92%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.98%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.98%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) Failover Clustering
1 5 (4.90%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (4.90%) SCOM
2 4 (3.92%) Data Guard
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.96%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.96%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.96%) WSUS
4 1 (0.98%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.78%) VMware
3 10 (9.80%) Oracle
4 3 (2.94%) Cognos
4 3 (2.94%) Hyperion
4 3 (2.94%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.96%) Kaseya
5 2 (1.96%) Kaspersky
5 2 (1.96%) SAP
5 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.96%) Symantec
6 1 (0.98%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.98%) BMC
6 1 (0.98%) Citrix
6 1 (0.98%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.98%) HP
6 1 (0.98%) IBM
6 1 (0.98%) Pega
6 1 (0.98%) Remedy
6 1 (0.98%) Sencha
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago