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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 16 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 120 81 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 10.82% 10.18% 8.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.81% 40.91% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 57 20
Median daily rate £333 £475 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.89% +47.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £560 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £32.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £32.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.20 £31.76 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+23.42% +33.72%
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
251 198 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 22.63% 24.87% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 137 75
Median daily rate £375 £417 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.96% +19.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Median hourly rate £27.00 £27.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £34.95 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.14 £33.55 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.71% +34.20%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 178 (64.96%) Windows
2 175 (63.87%) SQL
3 172 (62.77%) Security Cleared
4 163 (59.49%) Microsoft
5 152 (55.47%) SC Cleared
6 126 (45.99%) ITIL
7 119 (43.43%) HP
8 117 (42.70%) Windows Server
9 112 (40.88%) Active Directory
10 92 (33.58%) Oracle
11 88 (32.12%) VMware
12 86 (31.39%) MS Excel
13 77 (28.10%) Microsoft Certification
14 71 (25.91%) Linux
15 69 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
16 68 (24.82%) VB
17 62 (22.63%) TCP/IP
17 62 (22.63%) Citrix
18 60 (21.90%) Clustering
19 59 (21.53%) DNS
20 55 (20.07%) CA
21 53 (19.34%) Shell Script
21 53 (19.34%) Unix
22 52 (18.98%) BMC
23 51 (18.61%) Perl
23 51 (18.61%) BPSS Clearance
24 49 (17.88%) ServiceNow
24 49 (17.88%) C#
24 49 (17.88%) DB2
24 49 (17.88%) Tivoli

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 42 (15.33%) IIS
2 24 (8.76%) Apache
3 21 (7.66%) IBM Notes
4 17 (6.20%) MS Exchange
5 15 (5.47%) SharePoint
6 14 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (4.38%) OpenStack
8 10 (3.65%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (3.65%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.46%) SAS
10 4 (1.46%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.09%) CMS
11 3 (1.09%) Confluence
11 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.09%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.73%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 86 (31.39%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.46%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.84%) Office 365
2 13 (4.74%) IaaS
2 13 (4.74%) PaaS
2 13 (4.74%) SaaS
3 6 (2.19%) HP Helion
4 4 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.73%) DigitalOcean
5 2 (0.73%) GitHub
5 2 (0.73%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.73%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.73%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 62 (22.63%) TCP/IP
2 59 (21.53%) DNS
3 47 (17.15%) Firewall
3 47 (17.15%) SAN
4 43 (15.69%) DHCP
5 10 (3.65%) HTTP
5 10 (3.65%) NAS
6 7 (2.55%) HTTPS
6 7 (2.55%) iSCSI
7 6 (2.19%) VPN
8 3 (1.09%) 3G
8 3 (1.09%) Internet
8 3 (1.09%) SNMP
8 3 (1.09%) SSL
8 3 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.73%) FTP
9 2 (0.73%) IPsec
9 2 (0.73%) Skype
10 1 (0.36%) PBX
10 1 (0.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (17.88%) DB2
2 33 (12.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (10.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 27 (9.85%) Relational Database
5 26 (9.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (9.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (8.39%) RDBMS
8 16 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (4.74%) Oracle Database
10 9 (3.28%) MySQL
11 8 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 8 (2.92%) OLTP
11 8 (2.92%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.73%) DataStage
14 2 (0.73%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 22 (8.03%) MSI
2 16 (5.84%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.82%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.46%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.46%) JIRA
6 3 (1.09%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.09%) HP UFT
6 3 (1.09%) JMeter
6 3 (1.09%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.09%) Selenium
7 2 (0.73%) GitLab
7 2 (0.73%) NMock
7 2 (0.73%) Subversion
7 2 (0.73%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.73%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.73%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.73%) WiX
8 1 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (4.01%) Manufacturing
2 4 (1.46%) Advertising
2 4 (1.46%) Law
3 3 (1.09%) Finance
4 2 (0.73%) Retail
5 1 (0.36%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (15.33%) Developer
2 35 (12.77%) DBA
3 22 (8.03%) SQL DBA
3 22 (8.03%) Support Engineer
4 20 (7.30%) .NET Developer
5 15 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (4.74%) Wintel Support
7 12 (4.38%) Consultant
7 12 (4.38%) Technical Leader
7 12 (4.38%) Wintel Engineer
8 11 (4.01%) Administrator
9 10 (3.65%) Oracle DBA
10 9 (3.28%) Office 365 Engineer
10 9 (3.28%) Server Support
11 8 (2.92%) Analyst
12 7 (2.55%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (2.55%) Architect
12 7 (2.55%) C# Developer
12 7 (2.55%) Mobility Engineer
12 7 (2.55%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (16.42%) .NET
2 28 (10.22%) Middleware
3 21 (7.66%) XML
4 20 (7.30%) ASP.NET
5 16 (5.84%) HTML
5 16 (5.84%) Web Services
6 11 (4.01%) .NET Framework
7 7 (2.55%) jQuery
8 5 (1.82%) ADO.NET
8 5 (1.82%) CSS
8 5 (1.82%) WCF
9 4 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.46%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (1.46%) MDX
10 3 (1.09%) ActiveX
10 3 (1.09%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.09%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.09%) WPF
11 2 (0.73%) J2EE
11 2 (0.73%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 60 (21.90%) Clustering
2 20 (7.30%) Computer Science
3 18 (6.57%) Management Information System
4 17 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.65%) Replication
6 9 (3.28%) CMDB
6 9 (3.28%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.19%) CESG
8 5 (1.82%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.82%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.82%) PKI
8 5 (1.82%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.82%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.09%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.09%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.73%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.73%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 178 (64.96%) Windows
2 117 (42.70%) Windows Server
3 71 (25.91%) Linux
4 53 (19.34%) Unix
5 33 (12.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (11.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (9.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (4.01%) Android
8 11 (4.01%) Apple iOS
9 9 (3.28%) Windows 7
10 8 (2.92%) Windows Phone
11 6 (2.19%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.09%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.09%) Solaris
13 2 (0.73%) CentOS
13 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.73%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.36%) AIX
14 1 (0.36%) HPUX
14 1 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (45.99%) ITIL
2 47 (17.15%) Incident Management
3 33 (12.04%) Mentoring
4 32 (11.68%) Configuration Management
5 31 (11.31%) High Availability
5 31 (11.31%) Problem Management
6 27 (9.85%) Application Packaging
6 27 (9.85%) Change Management
7 25 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (9.12%) Server Monitoring
8 23 (8.39%) CRM
8 23 (8.39%) Root Cause Analysis
9 19 (6.93%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (6.57%) Content Management
10 18 (6.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (6.57%) Integration Testing
10 18 (6.57%) Service Delivery
11 17 (6.20%) ITIL V3
11 17 (6.20%) Load Balancing
12 15 (5.47%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 175 (63.87%) SQL
2 68 (24.82%) VB
3 53 (19.34%) Shell Script
4 51 (18.61%) Perl
5 49 (17.88%) C#
6 46 (16.79%) PowerShell
7 30 (10.95%) JavaScript
8 26 (9.49%) Java
9 23 (8.39%) T-SQL
10 20 (7.30%) C
10 20 (7.30%) VBScript
11 9 (3.28%) Python
12 8 (2.92%) VB.NET
13 7 (2.55%) Jython
14 5 (1.82%) Ruby
15 4 (1.46%) VBA
16 3 (1.09%) PHP
17 1 (0.36%) C++
17 1 (0.36%) Groovy
17 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 172 (62.77%) Security Cleared
2 152 (55.47%) SC Cleared
3 77 (28.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (18.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 39 (14.23%) Degree
6 25 (9.12%) MCSE
7 22 (8.03%) AAT
8 14 (5.11%) MCSA
9 13 (4.74%) MCTS
10 10 (3.65%) OCP
10 10 (3.65%) Oracle Certification
11 8 (2.92%) MCITP
11 8 (2.92%) MCP
12 6 (2.19%) DV Cleared
12 6 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (2.19%) MCDBA
12 6 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (14.23%) SLA
2 11 (4.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.19%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 112 (40.88%) Active Directory
2 69 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (11.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (8.76%) Terminal Services
5 16 (5.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 16 (5.84%) Virtual Servers
5 16 (5.84%) vSphere
6 14 (5.11%) Hyper-V
7 10 (3.65%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (2.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 7 (2.55%) Firmware
9 7 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.55%) XenApp
10 5 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.46%) Xen
12 2 (0.73%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 49 (17.88%) MOM
1 49 (17.88%) Tivoli
2 46 (16.79%) HP SiteScope
3 41 (14.96%) Microsoft Clustering
4 28 (10.22%) Perfmon
5 23 (8.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 20 (7.30%) OpenView
7 14 (5.11%) HP SIM
8 10 (3.65%) Oracle RMAN
8 10 (3.65%) Puppet
9 8 (2.92%) NetBackup
9 8 (2.92%) WSUS
10 7 (2.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 6 (2.19%) AirWatch
11 6 (2.19%) PowerCLI
11 6 (2.19%) SCCM
12 5 (1.82%) BladeLogic
12 5 (1.82%) SCOrch
13 4 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (1.46%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 163 (59.49%) Microsoft
2 119 (43.43%) HP
3 92 (33.58%) Oracle
4 88 (32.12%) VMware
5 62 (22.63%) Citrix
6 55 (20.07%) CA
7 52 (18.98%) BMC
8 49 (17.88%) ServiceNow
9 21 (7.66%) Lotus
10 11 (4.01%) AppSense
10 11 (4.01%) Veritas
11 9 (3.28%) Siemens
12 8 (2.92%) Apple
12 8 (2.92%) Dell
13 6 (2.19%) Meridio
14 5 (1.82%) Samsung
15 4 (1.46%) Google
15 4 (1.46%) LexisNexis
15 4 (1.46%) Sitecore
15 4 (1.46%) Xamarin