The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 48 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 22 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.76% 1.34% 1.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.17% 5.88% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 1
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£341 £301 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.56% -24.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.10 £31.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +22.11%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 North East region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
197 85 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.69% 22.79% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 43 35
Average daily rate £375 £301 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.79% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £226 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £459 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Average hourly rate £21.25 £28.10 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.36% +38.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £28.02 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.17 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the North East

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the North East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the North East region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -11 20 £341 +13.56% 6
Durham - 1 £375 - 3
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 44 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (81.82%) SQL
3 32 (72.73%) ASP.NET
3 32 (72.73%) .NET
4 31 (70.45%) Microsoft
5 30 (68.18%) C#
6 25 (56.82%) MS Excel
7 22 (50.00%) Web Services
7 22 (50.00%) Security Cleared
8 21 (47.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (45.45%) Windows
9 20 (45.45%) VB.NET
10 19 (43.18%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (40.91%) SQL Server 2005
12 16 (36.36%) MS Office
12 16 (36.36%) VBA
12 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
13 15 (34.09%) VBScript
13 15 (34.09%) Service Delivery
13 15 (34.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (34.09%) jQuery
13 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
14 14 (31.82%) Data Management
14 14 (31.82%) N-Tier
14 14 (31.82%) T-SQL
14 14 (31.82%) XML
15 13 (29.55%) VB
16 12 (27.27%) Web Design
17 11 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (25.00%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 11 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (56.82%) MS Excel
2 16 (36.36%) MS Office
3 10 (22.73%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) Extranet
2 7 (15.91%) HTTP
3 1 (2.27%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) LAN
3 1 (2.27%) WAN
3 1 (2.27%) DHCP
3 1 (2.27%) VPN
3 1 (2.27%) DNS
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (47.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (40.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (34.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
8 5 (11.36%) RDBMS
9 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
10 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (2.27%) DTS
10 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Publishing
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (77.27%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 6 (13.64%) SQL Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Programmer
7 2 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Data Migration Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) ETL Developer
8 1 (2.27%) UNIX Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Junior .NET Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (72.73%) ASP.NET
1 32 (72.73%) .NET
2 22 (50.00%) Web Services
3 15 (34.09%) jQuery
4 14 (31.82%) XML
5 10 (22.73%) MDX
6 7 (15.91%) REST
7 5 (11.36%) Ajax
8 4 (9.09%) CSS
8 4 (9.09%) HTML
9 3 (6.82%) FusionCharts
9 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
10 2 (4.55%) SOAP
11 1 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (2.27%) WinForms
11 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (2.27%) ActiveX
11 1 (2.27%) DCOM
11 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) N-Tier
2 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) NHS
4 2 (4.55%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) Web 2.0
5 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.27%) RIA
5 1 (2.27%) Open Source
5 1 (2.27%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.27%) UNIX
3 1 (2.27%) AIX
3 1 (2.27%) HPUX
3 1 (2.27%) Solaris
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (34.09%) Service Delivery
3 14 (31.82%) Data Management
4 12 (27.27%) Web Design
5 10 (22.73%) B2B
6 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.36%) Problem Management
8 4 (9.09%) Web Application Development
9 3 (6.82%) Migration
9 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
9 3 (6.82%) ETL
10 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity
10 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (4.55%) Database Security
11 1 (2.27%) Change Data Capture
11 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.27%) Coaching
11 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (2.27%) Information Management
11 1 (2.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (81.82%) SQL
2 30 (68.18%) C#
3 20 (45.45%) VB.NET
4 16 (36.36%) VBA
4 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 15 (34.09%) VBScript
6 14 (31.82%) T-SQL
7 13 (29.55%) VB
8 3 (6.82%) C
9 1 (2.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) KVM
1 1 (2.27%) RHEV
1 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 31 (70.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) VMware
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) Citrix
3 1 (2.27%) Veritas
3 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
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