The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 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 over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 23 30 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 84 23 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 9.27% 4.67% 15.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.16% 18.40% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 16 60
Average daily rate £314 £320 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.95% +30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £378 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £346 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.08% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £15.68 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.10 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.33% +1.90%
SQL Server
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
186 125 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 20.53% 25.35% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 75 122
Average daily rate £338 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £540 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £15.68 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -8.28%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

SQL Server
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 across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing SQL Server 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.

1 62 (44.93%) Oracle
2 61 (44.20%) SQL
3 53 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (36.96%) C#
4 51 (36.96%) Microsoft
5 47 (34.06%) .NET
6 44 (31.88%) Security Cleared
7 43 (31.16%) Java
8 41 (29.71%) ASP.NET
9 39 (28.26%) Windows
10 37 (26.81%) Web Services
10 37 (26.81%) SC Cleared
11 36 (26.09%) JavaScript
11 36 (26.09%) MS Excel
11 36 (26.09%) Relational Database
12 35 (25.36%) Test Scripting
13 34 (24.64%) VB
14 33 (23.91%) Finance
14 33 (23.91%) Mentoring
15 32 (23.19%) HP
16 31 (22.46%) Linux
16 31 (22.46%) SDLC
17 30 (21.74%) ITIL
17 30 (21.74%) Unix
18 27 (19.57%) Windows Server
19 25 (18.12%) ServiceNow
20 23 (16.67%) Visual Studio
20 23 (16.67%) DB2
20 23 (16.67%) Perl
20 23 (16.67%) CA

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing SQL Server 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (9.42%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.70%) IIS
3 9 (6.52%) Apache
4 6 (4.35%) CICS
4 6 (4.35%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.62%) Node.js
6 4 (2.90%) CMS
7 3 (2.17%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.45%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.72%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (9.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.04%) SAN
2 17 (12.32%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.52%) DHCP
3 9 (6.52%) DNS
3 9 (6.52%) Internet
4 6 (4.35%) FTP
4 6 (4.35%) SSL
4 6 (4.35%) WinSCP
5 3 (2.17%) Firewall
6 2 (1.45%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.72%) HTTP
7 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.72%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (26.09%) Relational Database
2 23 (16.67%) DB2
3 22 (15.94%) RDBMS
4 20 (14.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (12.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (12.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (9.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (7.97%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 11 (7.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (6.52%) MS Access
9 8 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (4.35%) Easytrieve
11 5 (3.62%) Oracle Database
11 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (2.17%) Data Mining
13 3 (2.17%) GIS
13 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 6 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.62%) ERwin
4 5 (3.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (3.62%) Subversion
5 3 (2.17%) MSI
6 1 (0.72%) Maven
6 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.72%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 33 (23.91%) Finance
2 19 (13.77%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.35%) Banking
4 4 (2.90%) Advertising
5 3 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (60.87%) Developer
2 27 (19.57%) Java Developer
3 18 (13.04%) .NET Developer
4 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Developer
5 12 (8.70%) Applications Developer
6 11 (7.97%) DBA
6 11 (7.97%) SQL Developer
7 10 (7.25%) C# Developer
7 10 (7.25%) SQL DBA
8 9 (6.52%) CRM Developer
9 8 (5.80%) T-SQL Developer
10 7 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 7 (5.07%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.35%) Senior Microsoft Developer
11 6 (4.35%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
12 5 (3.62%) ASP Developer
12 5 (3.62%) SQL Server Developer
13 4 (2.90%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (34.06%) .NET
2 41 (29.71%) ASP.NET
3 37 (26.81%) Web Services
4 19 (13.77%) HTML
4 19 (13.77%) XML
5 17 (12.32%) CSS
5 17 (12.32%) Java EE
5 17 (12.32%) Java EE 5
5 17 (12.32%) Java SE
6 15 (10.87%) jQuery
7 14 (10.14%) ADO.NET
8 8 (5.80%) HTML5
9 7 (5.07%) AngularJS
10 6 (4.35%) ISPF
10 6 (4.35%) MDX
11 5 (3.62%) Classic ASP
11 5 (3.62%) J2EE
12 4 (2.90%) .NET Framework
12 4 (2.90%) CAML
12 4 (2.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.32%) Mobile App
2 15 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.25%) Clustering
4 8 (5.80%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (4.35%) Mainframe
5 6 (4.35%) Replication
5 6 (4.35%) VSAM
6 5 (3.62%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.17%) Data Extraction
7 3 (2.17%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.45%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.72%) NHS
9 1 (0.72%) Statistics
9 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (28.26%) Windows
2 31 (22.46%) Linux
3 30 (21.74%) Unix
4 27 (19.57%) Windows Server
5 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (5.07%) Mac OS X
9 6 (4.35%) MVS
10 1 (0.72%) Solaris
10 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (25.36%) Test Scripting
3 33 (23.91%) Mentoring
4 31 (22.46%) SDLC
5 30 (21.74%) ITIL
6 22 (15.94%) Integration Testing
7 17 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (10.14%) Incident Management
9 13 (9.42%) CRM
10 11 (7.97%) Server Monitoring
11 10 (7.25%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (7.25%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (7.25%) Web Development
12 9 (6.52%) Change Management
12 9 (6.52%) MVC
12 9 (6.52%) Open Source
12 9 (6.52%) Scrum
12 9 (6.52%) Test Automation
13 8 (5.80%) Problem Management
13 8 (5.80%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (44.20%) SQL
2 51 (36.96%) C#
3 43 (31.16%) Java
4 36 (26.09%) JavaScript
5 34 (24.64%) VB
6 23 (16.67%) Perl
7 18 (13.04%) Shell Script
7 18 (13.04%) T-SQL
8 14 (10.14%) PowerShell
8 14 (10.14%) VBA
9 9 (6.52%) VBScript
10 7 (5.07%) C++
11 6 (4.35%) Assembly Language
11 6 (4.35%) CLIST
11 6 (4.35%) COBOL
11 6 (4.35%) JCL
11 6 (4.35%) REXX
12 5 (3.62%) PL/SQL
12 5 (3.62%) Scala
13 4 (2.90%) FQL
Qualifications
1 44 (31.88%) Security Cleared
2 37 (26.81%) SC Cleared
3 21 (15.22%) Degree
4 20 (14.49%) Oracle Certification
5 18 (13.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (13.04%) OCP
6 17 (12.32%) OCA
6 17 (12.32%) OCAJ
7 10 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (5.80%) AAT
9 4 (2.90%) MCDBA
10 2 (1.45%) ISEB
10 2 (1.45%) MCSA
10 2 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.70%) SLA
2 4 (2.90%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.90%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.72%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (9.42%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.07%) Terminal Services
2 7 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.35%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.90%) XenApp
5 2 (1.45%) Firmware
5 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.45%) vSphere
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (12.32%) MOM
1 17 (12.32%) Tivoli
2 15 (10.87%) HP SiteScope
3 8 (5.80%) Perfmon
4 4 (2.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.17%) HP SIM
5 3 (2.17%) OpenView
5 3 (2.17%) SCCM
5 3 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.17%) WSUS
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 62 (44.93%) Oracle
2 51 (36.96%) Microsoft
3 32 (23.19%) HP
4 25 (18.12%) ServiceNow
5 23 (16.67%) CA
6 17 (12.32%) BMC
7 8 (5.80%) Citrix
8 7 (5.07%) VMware
9 6 (4.35%) IBM
9 6 (4.35%) Micro Focus
10 5 (3.62%) Informatica
11 4 (2.90%) Meridio
12 3 (2.17%) Lotus
12 3 (2.17%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.72%) AppDynamics
13 1 (0.72%) AppSense
13 1 (0.72%) Sitecore
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