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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 45 22 35
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 17 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.01% 1.27% 0.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.56% 6.45% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 0
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£352 £301 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.99% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+30.90% +1.85%
SQL Server 2008
Tyne and Wear

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
161 31 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 28.50% 19.62% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 23 29
Average daily rate £388 £301 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.95% -10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £466 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £28.75 £12.99 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.32% -52.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014, 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 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (75.86%) SQL
2 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
3 21 (72.41%) Security Cleared
4 19 (65.52%) Windows
4 19 (65.52%) MS Excel
5 17 (58.62%) C#
5 17 (58.62%) ASP.NET
5 17 (58.62%) .NET
5 17 (58.62%) SC Cleared
6 16 (55.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (55.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (55.17%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (51.72%) VB.NET
7 15 (51.72%) Web Services
8 14 (48.28%) MS Office
8 14 (48.28%) N-Tier
8 14 (48.28%) VBA
8 14 (48.28%) VBScript
8 14 (48.28%) Service Delivery
8 14 (48.28%) Data Management
9 12 (41.38%) Web Design
9 12 (41.38%) VB
10 11 (37.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (34.48%) MDX
11 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
13 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (17.24%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (65.52%) MS Excel
2 14 (48.28%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) LAN
1 3 (10.34%) WAN
1 3 (10.34%) DHCP
1 3 (10.34%) VPN
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
1 3 (10.34%) SAN
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) Extranet
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (55.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 16 (55.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (37.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
6 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) Applications Support
2 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Developer
3 3 (10.34%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) ETL Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Designer
5 1 (3.45%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Server Support
5 1 (3.45%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) .NET
1 17 (58.62%) ASP.NET
2 15 (51.72%) Web Services
3 10 (34.48%) MDX
4 3 (10.34%) Middleware
5 2 (6.90%) XML
5 2 (6.90%) SOAP
5 2 (6.90%) jQuery
6 1 (3.45%) REST
6 1 (3.45%) FusionCharts
6 1 (3.45%) HTML
6 1 (3.45%) CSS
6 1 (3.45%) WinForms
6 1 (3.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) N-Tier
2 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
3 3 (10.34%) Open Source
3 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
4 2 (6.90%) NHS
5 1 (3.45%) Smartcard
5 1 (3.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (10.34%) UNIX
3 3 (10.34%) AIX
3 3 (10.34%) HPUX
3 3 (10.34%) Solaris
3 3 (10.34%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (48.28%) Service Delivery
2 14 (48.28%) Data Management
3 12 (41.38%) Web Design
4 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
5 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
6 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Change Data Capture
6 3 (10.34%) Service Management
7 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
7 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.90%) ETL
8 1 (3.45%) B2B
8 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.45%) Coaching
8 1 (3.45%) Dimensional Modelling
8 1 (3.45%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) SQL
2 17 (58.62%) C#
3 15 (51.72%) VB.NET
4 14 (48.28%) VBA
4 14 (48.28%) VBScript
5 12 (41.38%) VB
6 3 (10.34%) C
7 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (72.41%) Security Cleared
2 17 (58.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (10.34%) KVM
1 3 (10.34%) RHEV
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) HP
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix
3 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.34%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Veritas