The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the North East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 50 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 14 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.14% 2.31% 2.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.14% 9.21% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 8
Average daily rate £250 £365 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £215 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £405 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
196 76 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 29.97% 25.08% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 45 53
Average daily rate £275 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £550 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.90 £13.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% +14.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -23 10 £238 -23.69% 6
Durham - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (60.00%) SQL
3 10 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (40.00%) .NET
6 7 (35.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (30.00%) C#
7 6 (30.00%) HTML
7 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 5 (25.00%) ETL
8 5 (25.00%) WCF
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (20.00%) Migration
9 4 (20.00%) VMware
9 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.00%) MVC
10 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
10 3 (15.00%) XML
10 3 (15.00%) Windows
10 3 (15.00%) Ajax
10 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (10.00%) REST
11 2 (10.00%) CSS3
11 2 (10.00%) Data Cleansing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (5.00%) DTS
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (5.00%) OLAP
8 1 (5.00%) MS Access
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
1 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (20.00%) DBA
4 3 (15.00%) Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Database Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) HTML
3 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (25.00%) WCF
3 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (15.00%) XML
4 3 (15.00%) Ajax
5 2 (10.00%) REST
5 2 (10.00%) CSS3
5 2 (10.00%) HTML5
5 2 (10.00%) Classic ASP
5 2 (10.00%) CSS
5 2 (10.00%) SOAP
6 1 (5.00%) Middleware
6 1 (5.00%) Web Services
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Statistics
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) AIX
3 1 (5.00%) HPUX
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (25.00%) ETL
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) MVC
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (10.00%) Database Tuning
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) RDF
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL
6 1 (5.00%) Data Management
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Software Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) C#
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) VBA
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCDBA
2 1 (5.00%) MCITP
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCOM
1 2 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) VMware
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.00%) Cognos