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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 89 68 35
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -33
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 26 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.75% 1.38% 4.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.23% 5.83% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 14
Median daily rate £330 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £212 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £335 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% +17.50%
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
316 223 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.29% 23.67% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 150 78
Median daily rate £329 £365 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.93% +11.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 2 1
Median hourly rate £32.66 £27.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.94% -16.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -31 26 £330 +20.00% 1
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 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 North East region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (78.72%) SQL
3 34 (72.34%) Microsoft
4 29 (61.70%) Windows
5 26 (55.32%) PowerShell
6 25 (53.19%) Security Cleared
7 23 (48.94%) SC Cleared
7 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
8 21 (44.68%) .NET
9 20 (42.55%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (42.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (40.43%) MS Office
11 18 (38.30%) T-SQL
11 18 (38.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (34.04%) Windows Server
12 16 (34.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (31.91%) VBScript
13 15 (31.91%) C#
14 13 (27.66%) VB
14 13 (27.66%) MS Excel
14 13 (27.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (25.53%) Content Management
15 12 (25.53%) Load Balancing
15 12 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (25.53%) Office 365
15 12 (25.53%) MS Exchange
15 12 (25.53%) DNS
15 12 (25.53%) Firewall
16 10 (21.28%) VMware

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 12 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2013
1 12 (25.53%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (40.43%) MS Office
2 13 (27.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) DNS
1 12 (25.53%) Firewall
2 5 (10.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (42.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 20 (42.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (34.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (27.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.51%) Advertising
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Marketing
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Developer
2 12 (25.53%) .NET Developer
3 9 (19.15%) Office 365 Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) VB.NET Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Consultant
5 5 (10.64%) SQL Developer
6 4 (8.51%) C# Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Office 365 Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.26%) ASP Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Engineering Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior SQL Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Software Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (44.68%) .NET
2 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET
3 8 (17.02%) .NET Framework
4 6 (12.77%) Web Services
4 6 (12.77%) XML
5 5 (10.64%) CAML
5 5 (10.64%) CSS
5 5 (10.64%) HTML
5 5 (10.64%) HTML5
5 5 (10.64%) jQuery
6 4 (8.51%) MDX
7 2 (4.26%) Classic ASP
7 2 (4.26%) WCF
7 2 (4.26%) WPF
8 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Clustering
2 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (19.15%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.64%) N-Tier
4 3 (6.38%) Virtual Team
5 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (61.70%) Windows
2 16 (34.04%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Mac OS X
3 4 (8.51%) Unix
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Content Management
1 12 (25.53%) Load Balancing
2 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (21.28%) Database Mirroring
3 9 (19.15%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (17.02%) Data Management
5 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Office Automation
5 6 (12.77%) OO
5 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.51%) SDLC
7 4 (8.51%) TDD
7 4 (8.51%) Web Design
8 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.38%) ITIL
8 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.38%) Software Delivery
9 2 (4.26%) Revenue Management
9 2 (4.26%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (78.72%) SQL
2 26 (55.32%) PowerShell
3 18 (38.30%) T-SQL
4 15 (31.91%) C#
4 15 (31.91%) VBScript
5 13 (27.66%) VB
6 10 (21.28%) VB.NET
7 5 (10.64%) FQL
7 5 (10.64%) Java
7 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
7 5 (10.64%) VBA
8 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (53.19%) Security Cleared
2 23 (48.94%) SC Cleared
3 18 (38.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (21.28%) MCSE
5 9 (19.15%) Degree
6 8 (17.02%) MCITP
6 8 (17.02%) MCP
6 8 (17.02%) MCTS
7 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (6.38%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (6.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (72.34%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.28%) VMware
3 9 (19.15%) Citrix
4 4 (8.51%) ServiceNow
5 3 (6.38%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) NetApp