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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank - 43 30
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - 3.02% 2.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 9.93% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +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
128 151 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.77% 30.38% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 98 24
Average daily rate £325 £263 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -27.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £198 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £28.19 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.78% +8.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

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
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 3 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Durham - - - - 1
Northumberland - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 5
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 15 (68.18%) MS Excel
3 15 (68.18%) SQL
3 15 (68.18%) Security Cleared
4 14 (63.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (63.64%) C#
4 14 (63.64%) ASP.NET
4 14 (63.64%) .NET
4 14 (63.64%) Windows
5 13 (59.09%) VB.NET
6 10 (45.45%) VBA
6 10 (45.45%) Web Services
6 10 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (40.91%) Service Delivery
7 9 (40.91%) MS Office
7 9 (40.91%) VBScript
8 8 (36.36%) N-Tier
8 8 (36.36%) Data Management
8 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
8 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (31.82%) Web Design
10 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (27.27%) MDX
10 6 (27.27%) VB
10 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
11 5 (22.73%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

Applications
1 15 (68.18%) MS Excel
2 9 (40.91%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (63.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
5 5 (22.73%) RDBMS
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) .NET Developer
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Applications Support
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) ETL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) .NET
1 14 (63.64%) ASP.NET
2 10 (45.45%) Web Services
3 6 (27.27%) MDX
4 5 (22.73%) jQuery
5 4 (18.18%) XML
5 4 (18.18%) HTML
5 4 (18.18%) Ajax
5 4 (18.18%) CSS
6 3 (13.64%) FusionCharts
7 2 (9.09%) SOAP
8 1 (4.55%) WinForms
8 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) N-Tier
1 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) NHS
3 1 (4.55%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (40.91%) Service Delivery
3 8 (36.36%) Data Management
4 7 (31.82%) Web Design
5 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
5 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.64%) Web Application Development
7 2 (9.09%) ETL
7 2 (9.09%) Migration
7 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
8 1 (4.55%) Web Development
8 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
8 1 (4.55%) Dimensional Modelling
8 1 (4.55%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 14 (63.64%) C#
3 13 (59.09%) VB.NET
4 10 (45.45%) VBA
5 9 (40.91%) VBScript
6 6 (27.27%) VB
7 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
8 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
8 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) Security Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) HP