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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 59 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 20 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.52% 1.69% 1.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.52% 8.96% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 1
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£363 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.69% +10.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-26.15% +18.18%
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
210 67 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 26.45% 18.93% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 37 41
Average daily rate £375 £301 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.79% -11.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £9.75 £15.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.85% -37.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £6.50 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £12.99 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +1.65%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -24 18 £368 +22.29% 8
Durham -1 1 £325 +30.00%
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 42 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 35 (83.33%) SQL
3 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 26 (61.90%) .NET
3 26 (61.90%) ASP.NET
4 24 (57.14%) C#
5 19 (45.24%) MS Excel
5 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
6 17 (40.48%) Windows
6 17 (40.48%) T-SQL
7 15 (35.71%) Web Services
7 15 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 14 (33.33%) VB.NET
9 13 (30.95%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (26.19%) VB
11 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
11 11 (26.19%) MS Office
11 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
11 11 (26.19%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (23.81%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (23.81%) VBScript
12 10 (23.81%) VBA
12 10 (23.81%) XML
12 10 (23.81%) B2B
12 10 (23.81%) Extranet
12 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
12 10 (23.81%) InfoPath

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (26.19%) SharePoint
2 10 (23.81%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (45.24%) MS Excel
2 11 (26.19%) MS Office
3 10 (23.81%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) Extranet
2 7 (16.67%) HTTP
3 6 (14.29%) Firewall
3 6 (14.29%) DNS
3 6 (14.29%) DHCP
4 4 (9.52%) SAN
4 4 (9.52%) VPN
4 4 (9.52%) LAN
4 4 (9.52%) WAN
5 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 15 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (26.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (11.90%) RDBMS
6 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
7 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
7 4 (9.52%) DTS
7 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
8 1 (2.38%) SSDT
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Publishing
2 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) SharePoint Developer
3 6 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Applications Support
5 4 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.52%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Server Support
7 2 (4.76%) Programmer
7 2 (4.76%) Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) VMware Support Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Administrator
8 1 (2.38%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (61.90%) .NET
1 26 (61.90%) ASP.NET
2 15 (35.71%) Web Services
3 10 (23.81%) XML
3 10 (23.81%) jQuery
4 7 (16.67%) REST
5 5 (11.90%) MDX
6 4 (9.52%) Middleware
6 4 (9.52%) ActiveX
6 4 (9.52%) DCOM
7 3 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.76%) SOAP
8 2 (4.76%) MSMQ
9 1 (2.38%) WinForms
9 1 (2.38%) Ajax
9 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) N-Tier
2 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) Open Source
3 4 (9.52%) Thin Client
3 4 (9.52%) Fat Client
4 3 (7.14%) NHS
5 2 (4.76%) Clustering
5 2 (4.76%) User Experience
6 1 (2.38%) Web 2.0
6 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.38%) RIA
6 1 (2.38%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (9.52%) UNIX
3 4 (9.52%) AIX
3 4 (9.52%) Solaris
3 4 (9.52%) Linux
4 3 (7.14%) HPUX
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (23.81%) B2B
2 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
3 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 9 (21.43%) Data Management
4 7 (16.67%) Web Design
5 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
6 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Service Management
7 3 (7.14%) Change Data Capture
8 2 (4.76%) Database Security
8 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.76%) Migration
8 2 (4.76%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.76%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.76%) ETL
9 1 (2.38%) Six Sigma
9 1 (2.38%) ITIL
9 1 (2.38%) UML
9 1 (2.38%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 35 (83.33%) SQL
2 24 (57.14%) C#
3 17 (40.48%) T-SQL
4 14 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 11 (26.19%) VB
5 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
6 10 (23.81%) VBScript
6 10 (23.81%) VBA
7 4 (9.52%) VB6
8 2 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
2 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) VMware ESX
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.14%) KVM
2 3 (7.14%) RHEV
3 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) HP
3 6 (14.29%) VMware
4 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco
5 2 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (2.38%) Veritas
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