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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 9 15
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 61 90 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.30% 13.93% 7.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.70% 45.23% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 69 14
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£288 £246 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.86% -24.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £198 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.50 £25.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.74% -43.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £14.50 £15.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.19 £14.50 £36.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.54%
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
181 199 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.63% 30.80% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 137 45
Average daily rate £300 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £198 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £18.47 £14.50 £15.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.37% -8.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.68 £14.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.59 £14.50 £31.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 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 -3 45 £288 +17.34% 40
Durham +3 13 £285 +17.52% 6
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 67 (56.30%) Microsoft
2 57 (47.90%) .NET
3 44 (36.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (36.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (28.57%) SQL
6 32 (26.89%) Manufacturing
7 30 (25.21%) C#
8 28 (23.53%) Windows
9 27 (22.69%) Visual Studio
9 27 (22.69%) ASP.NET
10 26 (21.85%) VB
10 26 (21.85%) SQL Server 2000
10 26 (21.85%) Security Cleared
11 25 (21.01%) jQuery
12 24 (20.17%) SQL Server 2012
13 22 (18.49%) JavaScript
13 22 (18.49%) IBM
14 21 (17.65%) FTP
14 21 (17.65%) Finance
14 21 (17.65%) VB6
15 16 (13.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (13.45%) MS Excel
16 15 (12.61%) VBA
17 14 (11.76%) VB.NET
17 14 (11.76%) Oracle
17 14 (11.76%) Web Services
17 14 (11.76%) ITIL
17 14 (11.76%) Active Directory
17 14 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (8.40%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.56%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.20%) JBoss
4 4 (3.36%) IIS
5 2 (1.68%) Apache
6 1 (0.84%) SAS
6 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.84%) CMS
6 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.84%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.84%) Node.js
Applications
1 16 (13.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) MS Project
3 1 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.84%) arcHouse
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.84%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.84%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.84%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.84%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.84%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.65%) FTP
2 8 (6.72%) SAN
3 5 (4.20%) DHCP
3 5 (4.20%) DNS
4 3 (2.52%) Firewall
5 2 (1.68%) Internet
5 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.84%) VPN
6 1 (0.84%) LDAP
6 1 (0.84%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (36.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 43 (36.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (21.85%) SQL Server 2000
4 24 (20.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (9.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (7.56%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (6.72%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 7 (5.88%) RDBMS
9 7 (5.88%) Relational Database
10 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (3.36%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (2.52%) QlikView
13 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.84%) MySQL
13 1 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.84%) Base SAS
13 1 (0.84%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 1 (0.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 27 (22.69%) Visual Studio
2 13 (10.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (26.89%) Manufacturing
2 21 (17.65%) Finance
3 7 (5.88%) Back Office
4 3 (2.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (38.66%) Developer
2 23 (19.33%) Programmer
3 22 (18.49%) .NET Developer
4 21 (17.65%) VB Programmer
5 10 (8.40%) SQL Developer
6 9 (7.56%) Consultant
7 8 (6.72%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) GIS Consultant
9 6 (5.04%) Administrator
10 5 (4.20%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.20%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) IT Support
11 4 (3.36%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (3.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Developer
11 4 (3.36%) Analyst
11 4 (3.36%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.36%) VB.NET Developer
11 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (47.90%) .NET
2 27 (22.69%) ASP.NET
3 25 (21.01%) jQuery
4 14 (11.76%) Web Services
5 10 (8.40%) .NET Framework
5 10 (8.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 10 (8.40%) HTML
6 9 (7.56%) CSS
6 9 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (7.56%) Entity Framework
7 8 (6.72%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (4.20%) SOAP
8 5 (4.20%) XML
8 5 (4.20%) J2EE
8 5 (4.20%) Ajax
8 5 (4.20%) WCF
8 5 (4.20%) MDX
8 5 (4.20%) JPA
9 4 (3.36%) Java EE 5
9 4 (3.36%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) Clustering
2 10 (8.40%) GIS
2 10 (8.40%) Data Structures
3 7 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.04%) N-Tier
5 5 (4.20%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.36%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.36%) NHS
6 4 (3.36%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.84%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.53%) Windows
2 16 (13.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.72%) UNIX
5 7 (5.88%) Solaris
5 7 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.04%) Linux
7 2 (1.68%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.76%) ITIL
2 13 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (9.24%) MVC
4 11 (9.24%) Web Development
5 10 (8.40%) Data Modelling
6 9 (7.56%) Reverse Engineering
7 8 (6.72%) Integration Testing
7 8 (6.72%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.88%) Change Management
8 7 (5.88%) Test Scripting
8 7 (5.88%) Software Delivery
9 6 (5.04%) Data Management
10 5 (4.20%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.20%) Web Design
11 4 (3.36%) Web Application Development
11 4 (3.36%) Project Management
12 3 (2.52%) CRM
12 3 (2.52%) ETL
12 3 (2.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 34 (28.57%) SQL
2 30 (25.21%) C#
3 26 (21.85%) VB
4 22 (18.49%) JavaScript
5 21 (17.65%) VB6
6 15 (12.61%) VBA
7 14 (11.76%) VB.NET
8 12 (10.08%) Java
9 8 (6.72%) T-SQL
10 7 (5.88%) MapBasic
11 5 (4.20%) VBScript
11 5 (4.20%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.52%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.68%) COBOL
14 1 (0.84%) Python
14 1 (0.84%) C
14 1 (0.84%) Perl
14 1 (0.84%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (21.85%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.72%) DV Cleared
3 8 (6.72%) MCSE
4 5 (4.20%) MCSA
5 4 (3.36%) OCAJ
5 4 (3.36%) OCP
5 4 (3.36%) OCA
5 4 (3.36%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (2.52%) Degree
7 1 (0.84%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.20%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.52%) vSphere
5 2 (1.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.84%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.84%) Xen
6 1 (0.84%) KVM
6 1 (0.84%) iptables
Systems Management
1 12 (10.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.68%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.84%) OpenView
3 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.84%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (56.30%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.49%) IBM
3 14 (11.76%) Oracle
4 10 (8.40%) Mapinfo
5 9 (7.56%) HP
5 9 (7.56%) VMware
6 6 (5.04%) Cisco
7 5 (4.20%) CA
8 4 (3.36%) Citrix
9 2 (1.68%) EnterpriseDB
9 2 (1.68%) Veritas
10 1 (0.84%) Juniper
10 1 (0.84%) Siemens
10 1 (0.84%) Cognos
10 1 (0.84%) Sybase
10 1 (0.84%) SAP
10 1 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.84%) Lotus
10 1 (0.84%) Northgate
10 1 (0.84%) Civica
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