The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 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 over the 3 months to 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 75 40 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.91% 7.91% 7.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.66% 36.36% 36.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 32 17
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£300 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £375 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.47 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -8.00%
SQL Server
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
194 110 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 23.04% 21.74% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 69 34
Average daily rate £363 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.47 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

SQL Server
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 across the North East region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in the North East

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the North East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

SQL Server
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 across the North East region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the North East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

SQL Server
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 within the North East region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
Tyne and Wear -14 38 £288 -3.36% 29
Durham +10 32 £325 -8.45% 11
Teesside - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing SQL Server 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.

1 76 (55.88%) .NET
2 69 (50.74%) Microsoft
3 49 (36.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (36.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (33.82%) C#
5 36 (26.47%) SQL
6 33 (24.26%) ASP.NET
6 33 (24.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 32 (23.53%) Visual Studio
7 32 (23.53%) Manufacturing
8 30 (22.06%) MVC
9 29 (21.32%) HTML
9 29 (21.32%) VB
10 27 (19.85%) .NET Framework
11 26 (19.12%) jQuery
12 25 (18.38%) Finance
12 25 (18.38%) IBM
12 25 (18.38%) Entity Framework
13 24 (17.65%) SQL Server 2000
14 22 (16.18%) CSS
14 22 (16.18%) FTP
14 22 (16.18%) KnockoutJS
14 22 (16.18%) VB6
15 18 (13.24%) Oracle
16 17 (12.50%) Web Services
16 17 (12.50%) MS Excel
17 16 (11.76%) Windows
18 15 (11.03%) AngularJS
18 15 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
19 14 (10.29%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing SQL Server 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (10.29%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.15%) SAS
3 6 (4.41%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.94%) IIS
5 2 (1.47%) JBoss
5 2 (1.47%) CMS
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.74%) Apache
6 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.74%) MS Project
4 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.74%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.74%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.74%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.74%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.74%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.74%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.74%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.18%) FTP
2 6 (4.41%) SAN
3 4 (2.94%) DNS
4 3 (2.21%) DHCP
5 2 (1.47%) Internet
5 2 (1.47%) Firewall
6 1 (0.74%) NAS
6 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (36.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 49 (36.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 33 (24.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (17.65%) SQL Server 2000
4 12 (8.82%) Relational Database
5 11 (8.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (7.35%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 9 (6.62%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (4.41%) MS Access
9 5 (3.68%) RDBMS
9 5 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (2.21%) QlikView
11 3 (2.21%) Cognos Report Studio
11 3 (2.21%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 2 (1.47%) Cognos Transformer
12 2 (1.47%) OLAP Cube
12 2 (1.47%) MySQL
12 2 (1.47%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 32 (23.53%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.41%) Toad
4 1 (0.74%) Selenium
General
1 32 (23.53%) Manufacturing
2 25 (18.38%) Finance
3 6 (4.41%) Back Office
4 2 (1.47%) Banking
4 2 (1.47%) Retail
5 1 (0.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (49.26%) Developer
2 26 (19.12%) .NET Developer
3 22 (16.18%) Programmer
4 19 (13.97%) VB Programmer
5 12 (8.82%) SQL Developer
6 10 (7.35%) Consultant
7 8 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.15%) MI Developer
8 7 (5.15%) GIS Consultant
9 6 (4.41%) Front-End Developer
9 6 (4.41%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.41%) Analyst
9 6 (4.41%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.68%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (2.21%) Administrator
12 3 (2.21%) VB.NET Developer
12 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (55.88%) .NET
2 33 (24.26%) ASP.NET
3 29 (21.32%) HTML
4 27 (19.85%) .NET Framework
5 26 (19.12%) jQuery
6 25 (18.38%) Entity Framework
7 22 (16.18%) KnockoutJS
7 22 (16.18%) CSS
8 17 (12.50%) Web Services
9 15 (11.03%) AngularJS
10 14 (10.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (8.82%) WCF
12 9 (6.62%) Backbone.js
12 9 (6.62%) LESS
13 8 (5.88%) HTML5
14 5 (3.68%) Java EE 5
14 5 (3.68%) Java SE
14 5 (3.68%) Java EE
15 4 (2.94%) XML
15 4 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.35%) GIS
1 10 (7.35%) Inversion of Control
1 10 (7.35%) Data Structures
2 5 (3.68%) Mainframe
2 5 (3.68%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.94%) Clustering
4 3 (2.21%) iPhone
4 3 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.21%) NHS
5 2 (1.47%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.76%) Windows
2 9 (6.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.94%) Solaris
4 4 (2.94%) Linux
4 4 (2.94%) UNIX
5 2 (1.47%) VME
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.74%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.06%) MVC
2 15 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (6.62%) Data Modelling
3 9 (6.62%) MVVM
4 8 (5.88%) ITIL
5 7 (5.15%) Scrum
5 7 (5.15%) WFM
5 7 (5.15%) Integration Testing
5 7 (5.15%) Test Scripting
6 6 (4.41%) Mentoring
6 6 (4.41%) SDLC
7 5 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (3.68%) Project Management
8 4 (2.94%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.94%) CRM
8 4 (2.94%) Migration
8 4 (2.94%) Business Analysis
8 4 (2.94%) TDD
8 4 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (33.82%) C#
2 36 (26.47%) SQL
3 29 (21.32%) VB
4 22 (16.18%) VB6
5 13 (9.56%) Java
5 13 (9.56%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.62%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.15%) MapBasic
7 7 (5.15%) VBA
8 4 (2.94%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.21%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.21%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.47%) COBOL
11 1 (0.74%) Perl
11 1 (0.74%) PHP
11 1 (0.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.41%) Degree
4 5 (3.68%) OCAJ
4 5 (3.68%) OCP
4 5 (3.68%) OCA
4 5 (3.68%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (2.94%) MCSE
5 4 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.47%) MCP
7 1 (0.74%) MCSA
7 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.47%) vSphere
4 1 (0.74%) KVM
4 1 (0.74%) iptables
4 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (4.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 69 (50.74%) Microsoft
2 25 (18.38%) IBM
3 18 (13.24%) Oracle
4 10 (7.35%) Mapinfo
5 7 (5.15%) VMware
6 5 (3.68%) HP
7 3 (2.21%) Cognos
8 2 (1.47%) Citrix
8 2 (1.47%) CA
8 2 (1.47%) EnterpriseDB
9 1 (0.74%) Nintex
9 1 (0.74%) Aareon
9 1 (0.74%) Kypera
9 1 (0.74%) Siemens
9 1 (0.74%) Veritas
9 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.74%) Juniper
9 1 (0.74%) Cisco
9 1 (0.74%) Sybase
9 1 (0.74%) SAP
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