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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 66 46 29
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.39% 1.88% 2.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.49% 8.15% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 5
Average daily rate
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£235 £263 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.47% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £250 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £296 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -29.23%
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
201 135 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.94% 23.08% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 91 42
Average daily rate £350 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £208 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £453 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.47 - £14.26
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.68 - £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.59 - £15.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.69% +8.33%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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 -18 2 £180 -33.02% 2
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) QlikView
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) QlikView
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft