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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 13 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 71 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 9.07% 9.04% 5.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.97% 39.08% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 16 11
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£331 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.24% -11.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £231 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £21.25 - £20.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
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
187 87 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 23.88% 23.14% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 44 31
Average daily rate £375 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Average hourly rate £21.25 £28.10 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.36% +38.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £28.02 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.17 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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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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 50 £313 +1.79% 17
Durham -4 16 £400 +33.33% 3
Northumberland - - - -
Teesside - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 70 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 67 (51.54%) SQL
2 67 (51.54%) Windows
3 53 (40.77%) .NET
4 46 (35.38%) C#
5 45 (34.62%) Security Cleared
6 43 (33.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 43 (33.08%) ASP.NET
7 39 (30.00%) MS Excel
8 33 (25.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (25.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (23.85%) HP
10 29 (22.31%) JavaScript
10 29 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (21.54%) Web Services
12 27 (20.77%) Clustering
13 26 (20.00%) jQuery
13 26 (20.00%) VBA
13 26 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
14 25 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (18.46%) Oracle
15 24 (18.46%) SC Cleared
16 23 (17.69%) SQL Server 2005
17 22 (16.92%) Finance
17 22 (16.92%) VB.NET
17 22 (16.92%) ITIL
17 22 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (16.15%) Citrix
19 20 (15.38%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 20 (15.38%) IIS
1 20 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (6.15%) Apache
4 7 (5.38%) IBM Notes
5 6 (4.62%) JBoss
6 5 (3.85%) MS Exchange
7 4 (3.08%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.77%) Node.js
8 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.77%) SAS
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (12.31%) MS Office
3 10 (7.69%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.08%) Firewall
2 13 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (7.69%) DNS
3 10 (7.69%) DHCP
3 10 (7.69%) Extranet
4 7 (5.38%) HTTP
5 6 (4.62%) SAN
6 2 (1.54%) LDAP
7 1 (0.77%) LAN
7 1 (0.77%) WAN
7 1 (0.77%) FTP
7 1 (0.77%) Internet
7 1 (0.77%) VPN
7 1 (0.77%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (33.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 33 (25.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 33 (25.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (17.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (10.77%) Relational Database
5 13 (10.00%) RDBMS
5 13 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 10 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (6.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 7 (5.38%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (3.08%) DB2
9 4 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.77%) DTS
11 1 (0.77%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.77%) Crystal Enterprise
11 1 (0.77%) OLAP
11 1 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (6.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.15%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.08%) JUnit
4 1 (0.77%) MSI
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (16.92%) Finance
2 9 (6.92%) Back Office
3 7 (5.38%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.31%) Banking
5 1 (0.77%) Publishing
5 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.77%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 61 (46.92%) Developer
2 20 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 15 (11.54%) SQL Developer
3 15 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 14 (10.77%) Wintel Engineer
5 12 (9.23%) Applications Support
6 11 (8.46%) Analyst
7 10 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
8 8 (6.15%) Administrator
9 5 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) SQL DBA
9 5 (3.85%) DBA
9 5 (3.85%) IT Support
9 5 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Wintel Support
10 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Scala Developer
11 3 (2.31%) Wintel Support Engineer
11 3 (2.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 3 (2.31%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (40.77%) .NET
2 43 (33.08%) ASP.NET
3 28 (21.54%) Web Services
4 26 (20.00%) jQuery
5 20 (15.38%) XML
6 10 (7.69%) J2EE
6 10 (7.69%) MDX
6 10 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (6.92%) SOAP
8 8 (6.15%) Middleware
8 8 (6.15%) .NET Framework
8 8 (6.15%) HTML
9 7 (5.38%) REST
10 6 (4.62%) Ajax
10 6 (4.62%) JPA
10 6 (4.62%) CSS
11 5 (3.85%) WCF
12 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (3.08%) JMS
12 4 (3.08%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.77%) Clustering
2 22 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (11.54%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.62%) NHS
4 6 (4.62%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.54%) User Experience
5 2 (1.54%) CMDB
6 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.77%) RIA
6 1 (0.77%) Open Source
6 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.77%) Replication
6 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.77%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.77%) IVR
6 1 (0.77%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.77%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 67 (51.54%) Windows
2 29 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (13.85%) UNIX
4 18 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (6.15%) Linux
6 6 (4.62%) Solaris
7 4 (3.08%) HPUX
8 2 (1.54%) AIX
8 2 (1.54%) VME
9 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (16.92%) ITIL
3 18 (13.85%) Service Delivery
4 16 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (12.31%) Data Management
5 13 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (9.23%) Web Design
7 11 (8.46%) Time Management
8 10 (7.69%) Change Control
8 10 (7.69%) Web Development
8 10 (7.69%) Change Management
8 10 (7.69%) B2B
9 9 (6.92%) Reverse Engineering
10 8 (6.15%) Configuration Management
11 7 (5.38%) MVC
11 7 (5.38%) Problem Management
11 7 (5.38%) Integration Testing
11 7 (5.38%) Test Scripting
12 6 (4.62%) ETL
12 6 (4.62%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 67 (51.54%) SQL
2 46 (35.38%) C#
3 29 (22.31%) JavaScript
4 26 (20.00%) VBA
5 22 (16.92%) VB.NET
6 16 (12.31%) T-SQL
7 15 (11.54%) VBScript
8 14 (10.77%) VB
9 13 (10.00%) Java
10 4 (3.08%) C
10 4 (3.08%) C++
10 4 (3.08%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.08%) Scala
11 3 (2.31%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.54%) VB6
12 2 (1.54%) COBOL
13 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 25 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (18.46%) SC Cleared
4 19 (14.62%) MCSE
5 9 (6.92%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.85%) MCSA
7 1 (0.77%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.77%) MCT
7 1 (0.77%) OCP
7 1 (0.77%) OCA
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.77%) Degree
7 1 (0.77%) OCAJ
7 1 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (10.77%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 12 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.38%) Terminal Services
4 6 (4.62%) vSphere
5 5 (3.85%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.31%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.54%) XenApp
8 1 (0.77%) KVM
8 1 (0.77%) RHEV
8 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 12 (9.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (5.38%) HP SIM
4 6 (4.62%) OpenView
5 2 (1.54%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.77%) SCOM
6 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.77%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 70 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 31 (23.85%) HP
3 24 (18.46%) Oracle
4 21 (16.15%) Citrix
5 20 (15.38%) VMware
6 14 (10.77%) Veritas
7 8 (6.15%) Cisco
8 7 (5.38%) Lotus
9 4 (3.08%) CA
10 3 (2.31%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.54%) EnterpriseDB
12 1 (0.77%) Informatica
12 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.77%) IBM
12 1 (0.77%) Business Objects
12 1 (0.77%) SAP
12 1 (0.77%) Genesys
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