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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 9 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 47 79 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.94% 15.90% 6.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.15% 52.67% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 54 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £245 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -38.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £199 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £329 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £32.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -55.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
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
130 150 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.96% 30.18% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 99 27
Average daily rate £325 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £198 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £92.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.73% +254.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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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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 -10 30 £295 +20.90% 35
Durham +6 13 £400 +33.33% 7
Northumberland - - - - 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 71 (55.91%) Microsoft
2 53 (41.73%) Windows
3 45 (35.43%) SQL
4 44 (34.65%) .NET
4 44 (34.65%) Security Cleared
5 33 (25.98%) C#
6 32 (25.20%) ASP.NET
7 31 (24.41%) MS Excel
7 31 (24.41%) HP
7 31 (24.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (22.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (21.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (19.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (19.69%) Clustering
11 23 (18.11%) JavaScript
12 22 (17.32%) ITIL
12 22 (17.32%) VMware
12 22 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (17.32%) SQL Server 2008
13 21 (16.54%) jQuery
14 20 (15.75%) Finance
15 19 (14.96%) VBA
15 19 (14.96%) Active Directory
15 19 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (14.17%) Oracle
16 18 (14.17%) Citrix
16 18 (14.17%) SC Cleared
16 18 (14.17%) SQL Server 2012
17 17 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (13.39%) OpenView Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 17 (13.39%) IIS
2 13 (10.24%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.87%) MS Exchange
4 8 (6.30%) Apache
5 7 (5.51%) JBoss
5 7 (5.51%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.79%) Node.js
6 1 (0.79%) CMS
6 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (24.41%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.09%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Academy Housing
1 1 (0.79%) arcHouse
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.02%) Firewall
2 10 (7.87%) DNS
2 10 (7.87%) DHCP
2 10 (7.87%) TCP/IP
3 9 (7.09%) SAN
4 7 (5.51%) FTP
5 2 (1.57%) LDAP
6 1 (0.79%) Network Security
6 1 (0.79%) Internet
6 1 (0.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (21.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (17.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (14.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (12.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (9.45%) RDBMS
6 12 (9.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 12 (9.45%) Relational Database
7 8 (6.30%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (6.30%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (4.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.79%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.79%) Cognos Report Studio
10 1 (0.79%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (11.81%) Visual Studio
2 13 (10.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.79%) MSI
General
1 20 (15.75%) Finance
2 16 (12.60%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.30%) Back Office
4 3 (2.36%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 46 (36.22%) Developer
2 22 (17.32%) .NET Developer
3 14 (11.02%) Support Engineer
3 14 (11.02%) SQL Developer
4 12 (9.45%) Wintel Engineer
5 9 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (7.09%) Administrator
6 8 (6.30%) Programmer
6 8 (6.30%) Consultant
7 7 (5.51%) VB Programmer
8 6 (4.72%) Applications Support
8 6 (4.72%) Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) GIS Consultant
9 5 (3.94%) IT Support
9 5 (3.94%) SQL DBA
9 5 (3.94%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) DBA
10 4 (3.15%) Database Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.15%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (34.65%) .NET
2 32 (25.20%) ASP.NET
3 21 (16.54%) jQuery
4 15 (11.81%) Web Services
5 11 (8.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 10 (7.87%) HTML
7 9 (7.09%) SOAP
8 8 (6.30%) CSS
9 7 (5.51%) JPA
9 7 (5.51%) Middleware
9 7 (5.51%) J2EE
10 6 (4.72%) XML
10 6 (4.72%) .NET Framework
10 6 (4.72%) MDX
10 6 (4.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (4.72%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (3.94%) Ajax
12 4 (3.15%) WCF
13 3 (2.36%) FusionCharts
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.69%) Clustering
2 19 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.09%) GIS
3 9 (7.09%) N-Tier
3 9 (7.09%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.94%) NHS
4 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.36%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.57%) CMDB
7 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.79%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 53 (41.73%) Windows
2 28 (22.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (19.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (11.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (8.66%) UNIX
6 9 (7.09%) Solaris
7 8 (6.30%) Linux
8 3 (2.36%) VME
9 1 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.32%) ITIL
2 17 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (12.60%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (8.66%) Web Development
4 11 (8.66%) Service Delivery
5 10 (7.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (7.09%) Reverse Engineering
6 9 (7.09%) Data Management
6 9 (7.09%) Change Management
6 9 (7.09%) MVC
7 8 (6.30%) Data Modelling
7 8 (6.30%) Change Control
7 8 (6.30%) Integration Testing
7 8 (6.30%) Test Scripting
7 8 (6.30%) Time Management
8 7 (5.51%) Problem Management
8 7 (5.51%) Configuration Management
8 7 (5.51%) Web Design
9 6 (4.72%) Mentoring
10 5 (3.94%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (35.43%) SQL
2 33 (25.98%) C#
3 23 (18.11%) JavaScript
4 19 (14.96%) VBA
5 15 (11.81%) VB.NET
6 13 (10.24%) VB
7 11 (8.66%) Java
8 9 (7.09%) VBScript
9 7 (5.51%) VB6
10 6 (4.72%) MapBasic
11 5 (3.94%) PowerShell
12 4 (3.15%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.36%) COBOL
14 2 (1.57%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.57%) C
15 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (34.65%) Security Cleared
2 22 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (14.17%) SC Cleared
4 16 (12.60%) MCSE
5 12 (9.45%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.94%) MCSA
7 2 (1.57%) OCP
7 2 (1.57%) OCA
7 2 (1.57%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.57%) OCAJ
8 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.57%) SLA
1 2 (1.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (14.96%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (5.51%) Terminal Services
5 6 (4.72%) vSphere
6 5 (3.94%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.57%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.57%) XenApp
8 1 (0.79%) KVM
8 1 (0.79%) Xen
8 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (13.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (7.87%) NetBackup
3 7 (5.51%) HP SIM
4 6 (4.72%) OpenView
5 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.79%) SCOM
6 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 71 (55.91%) Microsoft
2 31 (24.41%) HP
3 22 (17.32%) VMware
4 18 (14.17%) Oracle
4 18 (14.17%) Citrix
5 10 (7.87%) Veritas
6 9 (7.09%) Mapinfo
7 8 (6.30%) Cisco
7 8 (6.30%) IBM
8 7 (5.51%) Lotus
9 5 (3.94%) CA
10 3 (2.36%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.36%) EnterpriseDB
11 1 (0.79%) Northgate
11 1 (0.79%) Civica
11 1 (0.79%) Capita
11 1 (0.79%) Orchard
11 1 (0.79%) Juniper
11 1 (0.79%) SAP
11 1 (0.79%) Sybase
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