The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 34 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.79% 2.38% 2.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.52% 9.26% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£333 £250 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.00% -41.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £31.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +16.98%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
63 54 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 18.81% 25.71% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 31 13
Average daily rate £351 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.55% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £465 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £99.10 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +519.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 19 (79.17%) Windows
3 19 (79.17%) MS Excel
4 18 (75.00%) SQL
5 17 (70.83%) C#
5 17 (70.83%) ASP.NET
5 17 (70.83%) .NET
5 17 (70.83%) Security Cleared
6 16 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (62.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (62.50%) VB.NET
7 15 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (58.33%) N-Tier
8 14 (58.33%) VBA
8 14 (58.33%) MS Office
8 14 (58.33%) VBScript
8 14 (58.33%) Data Management
8 14 (58.33%) Service Delivery
9 13 (54.17%) SC Cleared
10 12 (50.00%) Web Design
10 12 (50.00%) VB
10 12 (50.00%) Web Services
11 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (41.67%) MDX
11 10 (41.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
13 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (79.17%) MS Excel
2 14 (58.33%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (62.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 10 (41.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
6 5 (20.83%) RDBMS
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 4 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (4.17%) Programmer
4 1 (4.17%) ETL Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) ASP.NET
1 17 (70.83%) .NET
2 12 (50.00%) Web Services
3 10 (41.67%) MDX
4 2 (8.33%) SOAP
4 2 (8.33%) XML
4 2 (8.33%) jQuery
5 1 (4.17%) WinForms
5 1 (4.17%) Ajax
5 1 (4.17%) CSS
5 1 (4.17%) HTML
5 1 (4.17%) REST
5 1 (4.17%) FusionCharts
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) N-Tier
2 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) NHS
4 1 (4.17%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (58.33%) Data Management
2 14 (58.33%) Service Delivery
3 12 (50.00%) Web Design
4 5 (20.83%) Problem Management
4 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.33%) ETL
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.17%) B2B
6 1 (4.17%) Web Application Development
6 1 (4.17%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) SQL
2 17 (70.83%) C#
3 15 (62.50%) VB.NET
4 14 (58.33%) VBA
4 14 (58.33%) VBScript
5 12 (50.00%) VB
6 3 (12.50%) C
7 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) Security Cleared
2 13 (54.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) HP