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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 52 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.57% 4.66% 5.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.39% 26.09% 28.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 11
Average daily rate
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£328 £294 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.70% -13.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £31.80 - £13.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.59%
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
132 69 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.75% 17.88% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 36 38
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £32.30 £6.50 £13.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+396.84% -52.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £6.50 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £6.50 £16.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 22 August 2014.

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
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 22 August 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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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 -1 33 £332 +3.23% 34
Durham +7 12 £325 +18.18% 10
Northumberland - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 55 (55.00%) SQL
2 50 (50.00%) .NET
3 42 (42.00%) C#
4 36 (36.00%) Microsoft
5 35 (35.00%) ASP.NET
5 35 (35.00%) Windows
6 34 (34.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (32.00%) Security Cleared
8 25 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (25.00%) Oracle
9 21 (21.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (21.00%) SC Cleared
10 20 (20.00%) T-SQL
10 20 (20.00%) UNIX
11 19 (19.00%) SharePoint
11 19 (19.00%) Web Services
12 18 (18.00%) VB.NET
12 18 (18.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 17 (17.00%) JavaScript
13 17 (17.00%) SQL Server 2000
14 16 (16.00%) Finance
14 16 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (16.00%) Clustering
15 15 (15.00%) XML
16 14 (14.00%) MS Excel
17 13 (13.00%) VMware
17 13 (13.00%) Relational Database
18 12 (12.00%) jQuery
18 12 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 11 (11.00%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 19 (19.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (7.00%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (6.00%) WebLogic
4 6 (6.00%) IIS
4 6 (6.00%) MQSeries
5 4 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (3.00%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.00%) SAS
7 2 (2.00%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.00%) Apache
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.00%) InfoPath
3 8 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.00%) Extranet
2 10 (10.00%) Firewall
3 9 (9.00%) DHCP
3 9 (9.00%) DNS
4 7 (7.00%) HTTP
5 5 (5.00%) VPN
5 5 (5.00%) LAN
5 5 (5.00%) WAN
5 5 (5.00%) SAN
6 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.00%) Intranet
7 2 (2.00%) Internet
8 1 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (34.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 25 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (21.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (18.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (17.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 13 (13.00%) Relational Database
7 12 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (10.00%) RDBMS
9 8 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 7 (7.00%) Oracle Database
10 7 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (6.00%) DB2
11 6 (6.00%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (4.00%) DTS
13 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (1.00%) SSDT
14 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
14 1 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
14 1 (1.00%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (6.00%) JUnit
3 5 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (16.00%) Finance
2 10 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.00%) Marketing
3 1 (1.00%) Front Office
3 1 (1.00%) Back Office
3 1 (1.00%) Advertising
3 1 (1.00%) Publishing
3 1 (1.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (51.00%) Developer
2 10 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 9 (9.00%) Server Support
4 8 (8.00%) Analyst
4 8 (8.00%) Programmer
5 7 (7.00%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.00%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.00%) Applications Support
6 6 (6.00%) DBA
6 6 (6.00%) UNIX Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) SQL DBA
6 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (5.00%) SQL Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Scala Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.00%) Development Team Leader
8 4 (4.00%) Server Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (3.00%) Server Support Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (50.00%) .NET
2 35 (35.00%) ASP.NET
3 19 (19.00%) Web Services
4 15 (15.00%) XML
5 12 (12.00%) jQuery
6 8 (8.00%) J2EE
6 8 (8.00%) REST
7 6 (6.00%) CSS
7 6 (6.00%) HTML
7 6 (6.00%) JMS
7 6 (6.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (6.00%) Play Framework
8 5 (5.00%) WinForms
8 5 (5.00%) Middleware
9 4 (4.00%) DCOM
9 4 (4.00%) ActiveX
9 4 (4.00%) MDX
9 4 (4.00%) WCF
10 3 (3.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (3.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Clustering
2 7 (7.00%) Replication
2 7 (7.00%) N-Tier
3 5 (5.00%) Open Source
3 5 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.00%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.00%) IVR
6 2 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (35.00%) Windows
2 20 (20.00%) UNIX
3 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (8.00%) Linux
5 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (7.00%) AIX
5 7 (7.00%) HPUX
6 6 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.00%) Solaris
8 3 (3.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (10.00%) B2B
2 10 (10.00%) Data Management
3 9 (9.00%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (8.00%) ITIL
5 7 (7.00%) Service Management
5 7 (7.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.00%) SOA
6 6 (6.00%) ETL
6 6 (6.00%) CRM
6 6 (6.00%) Integration Testing
6 6 (6.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (6.00%) Software Architecture
7 5 (5.00%) Web Design
7 5 (5.00%) Performance Testing
7 5 (5.00%) Data Modelling
7 5 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.00%) Change Management
8 4 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.00%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 55 (55.00%) SQL
2 42 (42.00%) C#
3 20 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 18 (18.00%) VB.NET
5 17 (17.00%) JavaScript
6 11 (11.00%) Java
7 10 (10.00%) VB
8 9 (9.00%) VBA
9 6 (6.00%) C++
9 6 (6.00%) VBScript
9 6 (6.00%) Scala
10 4 (4.00%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.00%) VB6
11 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.00%) C
13 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (21.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.00%) Degree
4 7 (7.00%) DV Cleared
4 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.00%) MCDBA
5 4 (4.00%) MCT
6 3 (3.00%) MCSE
7 1 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 6 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.00%) VMware ESX
2 5 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.00%) KVM
3 4 (4.00%) RHEV
4 2 (2.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.00%) WSUS
3 1 (1.00%) SCOM
3 1 (1.00%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 36 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (25.00%) Oracle
3 13 (13.00%) VMware
4 9 (9.00%) Veritas
5 8 (8.00%) Citrix
6 7 (7.00%) Cisco
6 7 (7.00%) HP
6 7 (7.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.00%) SAP
7 3 (3.00%) Genesys
8 2 (2.00%) Dell
8 2 (2.00%) CA
8 2 (2.00%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.00%) Cognos
9 1 (1.00%) IBM
9 1 (1.00%) Progress
9 1 (1.00%) Informatica
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