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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 74 65 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.97% 10.59% 14.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.76% 48.87% 50.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 41
Average daily rate £336 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £422 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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
233 133 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.08% 21.66% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 92 80
Average daily rate £400 £350 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +26.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £99.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -84.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 62 £350 +16.66% 33
Durham -5 8 £280 -25.33% 2
Northumberland - 2 £315 - 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 100 (47.85%) .NET
2 90 (43.06%) SQL
3 87 (41.63%) Microsoft
4 82 (39.23%) JavaScript
5 77 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (33.01%) C#
7 67 (32.06%) HTML
8 65 (31.10%) Oracle
9 59 (28.23%) ASP.NET
10 57 (27.27%) CSS
11 52 (24.88%) jQuery
12 47 (22.49%) Web Services
13 45 (21.53%) HTML5
14 43 (20.57%) Java
14 43 (20.57%) Finance
15 41 (19.62%) T-SQL
15 41 (19.62%) SDLC
16 40 (19.14%) Test Scripting
16 40 (19.14%) MS Excel
17 37 (17.70%) Unix
17 37 (17.70%) Windows
17 37 (17.70%) Linux
18 35 (16.75%) ETL
18 35 (16.75%) Security Cleared
19 34 (16.27%) Relational Database
20 33 (15.79%) VB
21 31 (14.83%) C++
22 30 (14.35%) Informatica
22 30 (14.35%) SQL Server 2008
23 29 (13.88%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (11.00%) CMS
2 15 (7.18%) IIS
3 12 (5.74%) SAS
3 12 (5.74%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.78%) Node.js
5 7 (3.35%) Drupal
6 6 (2.87%) Apache
6 6 (2.87%) CICS
6 6 (2.87%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.91%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.91%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.96%) Lync
8 2 (0.96%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 40 (19.14%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (8.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.87%) GitHub
2 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.48%) FTP
2 19 (9.09%) 3G
2 19 (9.09%) 4G
2 19 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (7.66%) SSH
4 10 (4.78%) Internet
5 7 (3.35%) DNS
5 7 (3.35%) SSL
6 6 (2.87%) DHCP
6 6 (2.87%) WinSCP
7 5 (2.39%) Intranet
8 4 (1.91%) SAN
9 2 (0.96%) Firewall
9 2 (0.96%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.96%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.96%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.48%) HTTP
10 1 (0.48%) MPLS
10 1 (0.48%) SNMP
10 1 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.27%) Relational Database
2 30 (14.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (12.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (11.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (8.61%) RDBMS
5 18 (8.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (5.26%) MS Access
6 11 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (4.78%) MySQL
7 10 (4.78%) Oracle Database
8 9 (4.31%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 9 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.87%) DB2
10 6 (2.87%) Easytrieve
11 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (2.39%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (1.91%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 29 (13.88%) Visual Studio
2 25 (11.96%) ERwin
3 13 (6.22%) GitLab
4 10 (4.78%) Eclipse
4 10 (4.78%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.78%) Subversion
5 8 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.48%) Maven
7 1 (0.48%) Toad
7 1 (0.48%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 43 (20.57%) Finance
2 18 (8.61%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.35%) Banking
4 2 (0.96%) Advertising
5 1 (0.48%) German Language
5 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 151 (72.25%) Developer
2 34 (16.27%) .NET Developer
3 30 (14.35%) Java Developer
4 17 (8.13%) C# Developer
4 17 (8.13%) SQL Developer
5 13 (6.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (6.22%) Senior Developer
5 13 (6.22%) Tester
6 12 (5.74%) Microsoft Developer
7 11 (5.26%) DBA
7 11 (5.26%) ETL Tester
7 11 (5.26%) Software Developer
8 10 (4.78%) CRM Developer
8 10 (4.78%) SQL DBA
9 9 (4.31%) Applications Developer
10 8 (3.83%) Analyst
10 8 (3.83%) Consultant
10 8 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 8 (3.83%) ETL Developer
10 8 (3.83%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (47.85%) .NET
2 67 (32.06%) HTML
3 59 (28.23%) ASP.NET
4 57 (27.27%) CSS
5 52 (24.88%) jQuery
6 47 (22.49%) Web Services
7 45 (21.53%) HTML5
8 23 (11.00%) XML
9 19 (9.09%) AngularJS
9 19 (9.09%) RSS
10 16 (7.66%) .NET Framework
11 15 (7.18%) Java EE
11 15 (7.18%) Java EE 5
11 15 (7.18%) Java SE
12 12 (5.74%) ADO.NET
13 10 (4.78%) Entity Framework
14 9 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 9 (4.31%) JSON
14 9 (4.31%) WCF
15 8 (3.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.09%) Social Media
2 18 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.18%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.78%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.87%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (2.87%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.87%) Statistics
5 6 (2.87%) VSAM
6 5 (2.39%) Clustering
6 5 (2.39%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.39%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.39%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.39%) Replication
7 3 (1.44%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.44%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.44%) NHS
8 2 (0.96%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.96%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.96%) User Experience
9 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.70%) Linux
1 37 (17.70%) Unix
1 37 (17.70%) Windows
2 21 (10.05%) Windows Server
3 18 (8.61%) Mac OS
4 13 (6.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (5.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.83%) Mac OS X
6 8 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.87%) MVS
8 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.48%) Android
9 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (19.62%) SDLC
3 40 (19.14%) Test Scripting
4 35 (16.75%) ETL
5 28 (13.40%) Data Modelling
5 28 (13.40%) MVC
6 27 (12.92%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (11.00%) Open Source
8 20 (9.57%) Content Management
8 20 (9.57%) Mentoring
9 19 (9.09%) Integration Testing
9 19 (9.09%) SEO
9 19 (9.09%) Web Design
10 17 (8.13%) CRM
11 16 (7.66%) Change Control
11 16 (7.66%) TDD
12 15 (7.18%) Scrum
13 14 (6.70%) Data Management
13 14 (6.70%) Data Security
13 14 (6.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 90 (43.06%) SQL
2 82 (39.23%) JavaScript
3 69 (33.01%) C#
4 43 (20.57%) Java
5 41 (19.62%) T-SQL
6 33 (15.79%) VB
7 31 (14.83%) C++
8 27 (12.92%) PL/SQL
9 23 (11.00%) PHP
10 21 (10.05%) ActionScript
11 20 (9.57%) VBA
12 13 (6.22%) VBScript
13 12 (5.74%) PowerShell
14 10 (4.78%) VB.NET
15 6 (2.87%) Assembly Language
15 6 (2.87%) C
15 6 (2.87%) COBOL
15 6 (2.87%) JCL
15 6 (2.87%) Perl
15 6 (2.87%) REXX
Qualifications
1 35 (16.75%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.05%) Degree
2 21 (10.05%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.18%) OCA
3 15 (7.18%) OCAJ
3 15 (7.18%) OCP
3 15 (7.18%) Oracle Certification
4 9 (4.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.87%) ISEB
6 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.91%) OCPJP
6 4 (1.91%) OCPJWCD
7 2 (0.96%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.96%) MCSA
7 2 (0.96%) MCT
8 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (4.31%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.96%) SLA
4 1 (0.48%) HL7
System Software
1 12 (5.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.87%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (1.91%) vSphere
4 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (2.87%) SCCM
2 5 (2.39%) WSUS
3 4 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.44%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 87 (41.63%) Microsoft
2 65 (31.10%) Oracle
3 30 (14.35%) Informatica
4 8 (3.83%) HP
4 8 (3.83%) VMware
5 7 (3.35%) CA
6 6 (2.87%) IBM
6 6 (2.87%) Micro Focus
6 6 (2.87%) Twitter
7 5 (2.39%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.91%) Cisco
9 3 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.96%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.96%) Veritas
11 1 (0.48%) Citrix
11 1 (0.48%) Dell
11 1 (0.48%) EMC
11 1 (0.48%) Juniper
11 1 (0.48%) McAfee
11 1 (0.48%) Remedy
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