The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the North East region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 88 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.79% 7.57% 6.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.90% 30.67% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 13 19
Average daily rate £253 £325 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.15% -8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £224 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £390 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.87 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.93% +47.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+14.54% +6.79%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
196 75 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 30.72% 24.67% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 44 55
Average daily rate £275 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.90 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% -9.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
England

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 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +9 74 £245 -24.61% 25
Durham +3 5 £243 -21.77% 4
Northumberland - - - - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (45.45%) .NET
2 54 (44.63%) Security Cleared
3 45 (37.19%) Oracle
3 45 (37.19%) SQL
4 40 (33.06%) Microsoft
5 37 (30.58%) SC Cleared
6 35 (28.93%) Test Scripting
7 33 (27.27%) RDBMS
7 33 (27.27%) C#
7 33 (27.27%) Relational Database
8 32 (26.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 31 (25.62%) Integration Testing
9 31 (25.62%) ASP.NET
9 31 (25.62%) Finance
10 30 (24.79%) Manufacturing
10 30 (24.79%) UNIX
10 30 (24.79%) Windows
10 30 (24.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (22.31%) SharePoint
12 24 (19.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 23 (19.01%) VMware
14 22 (18.18%) Java
15 21 (17.36%) Degree
16 19 (15.70%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (15.70%) CRM
17 18 (14.88%) Linux
18 17 (14.05%) SOA
19 16 (13.22%) VB.NET
19 16 (13.22%) BizTalk Server
19 16 (13.22%) Performance Tuning

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (22.31%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.22%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (11.57%) WebSphere
4 11 (9.09%) Tuxedo
5 6 (4.96%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.31%) IIS
7 3 (2.48%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.65%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (12.40%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.61%) SAN
2 6 (4.96%) LAN
3 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.13%) VPN
3 5 (4.13%) VLAN
4 4 (3.31%) IPsec
5 2 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.65%) DNS
5 2 (1.65%) WAN
5 2 (1.65%) DHCP
6 1 (0.83%) Intranet
6 1 (0.83%) Internet
6 1 (0.83%) Extranet
6 1 (0.83%) 3G
6 1 (0.83%) Firewall
6 1 (0.83%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.27%) RDBMS
1 33 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 32 (26.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (24.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (19.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (15.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (11.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (10.74%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (10.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (7.44%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 4 (3.31%) DTS
11 3 (2.48%) DB2
12 2 (1.65%) OLAP
12 2 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.83%) PerformancePoint
13 1 (0.83%) IDOL
13 1 (0.83%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 15 (12.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (5.79%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.65%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.65%) Subversion
3 2 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.65%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.83%) JUnit
General
1 31 (25.62%) Finance
2 30 (24.79%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.48%) Legal
4 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.65%) Military
4 2 (1.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 62 (51.24%) Developer
2 15 (12.40%) Analyst
3 14 (11.57%) DBA
4 12 (9.92%) Programmer
4 12 (9.92%) Microsoft Developer
5 11 (9.09%) SQL DBA
6 10 (8.26%) SOA Developer
7 9 (7.44%) SQL Developer
7 9 (7.44%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.79%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.96%) Administrator
9 6 (4.96%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.31%) Web Developer
10 4 (3.31%) Server Support
10 4 (3.31%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.31%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.31%) Development Team Leader
10 4 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (45.45%) .NET
2 31 (25.62%) ASP.NET
3 13 (10.74%) Middleware
4 12 (9.92%) HTML
4 12 (9.92%) Oracle Fusion
5 8 (6.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 7 (5.79%) XML
7 5 (4.13%) WinForms
7 5 (4.13%) Ajax
7 5 (4.13%) J2EE
7 5 (4.13%) CSS
7 5 (4.13%) .NET Framework
7 5 (4.13%) WCF
8 4 (3.31%) Web Services
8 4 (3.31%) Java EE
8 4 (3.31%) REST
8 4 (3.31%) CSS3
8 4 (3.31%) HTML5
8 4 (3.31%) SOAP
9 3 (2.48%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.74%) Clustering
2 8 (6.61%) Replication
3 6 (4.96%) NHS
4 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.31%) PKI
5 2 (1.65%) Statistics
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.83%) Open Source
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.79%) UNIX
1 30 (24.79%) Windows
2 18 (14.88%) Linux
3 10 (8.26%) Windows 8
3 10 (8.26%) Solaris
4 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.13%) AIX
7 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.83%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.93%) Test Scripting
2 31 (25.62%) Integration Testing
3 19 (15.70%) CRM
4 17 (14.05%) SOA
5 16 (13.22%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (9.09%) ETL
6 11 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (6.61%) Migration
8 7 (5.79%) OO
9 6 (4.96%) MVC
10 5 (4.13%) Change Management
10 5 (4.13%) ITIL
10 5 (4.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (2.48%) Information Management
11 3 (2.48%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.48%) Data Security
11 3 (2.48%) Data Modelling
11 3 (2.48%) Infrastructure Management
11 3 (2.48%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (2.48%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 45 (37.19%) SQL
2 33 (27.27%) C#
3 22 (18.18%) Java
4 16 (13.22%) VB.NET
5 12 (9.92%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.44%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.65%) VBA
8 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.83%) Scala
8 1 (0.83%) PHP
8 1 (0.83%) C++
8 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (44.63%) Security Cleared
2 37 (30.58%) SC Cleared
3 21 (17.36%) Degree
4 14 (11.57%) DV Cleared
5 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (6.61%) MCDBA
7 7 (5.79%) MCT
8 2 (1.65%) OCAJ
8 2 (1.65%) OCP
8 2 (1.65%) OCA
8 2 (1.65%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.65%) MCSE
9 1 (0.83%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) QA
System Software
1 14 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (10.74%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.83%) XenApp
4 1 (0.83%) XenServer
4 1 (0.83%) vSphere
4 1 (0.83%) UAG
4 1 (0.83%) KVM
4 1 (0.83%) RHEV
4 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (4.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.48%) SCOM
3 3 (2.48%) WSUS
4 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (37.19%) Oracle
2 40 (33.06%) Microsoft
3 23 (19.01%) VMware
4 12 (9.92%) TIBCO
5 11 (9.09%) HP
6 8 (6.61%) Cisco
6 8 (6.61%) Veritas
7 5 (4.13%) Splunk
8 3 (2.48%) IBM
9 2 (1.65%) JBoss
9 2 (1.65%) Cognos
9 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.65%) Citrix
9 2 (1.65%) webMethods
9 2 (1.65%) Lagan
10 1 (0.83%) Typemock
10 1 (0.83%) AppSense
10 1 (0.83%) CA
10 1 (0.83%) NetApp
10 1 (0.83%) Progress
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