The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 36 29 24
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 9 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.24% 2.33% 2.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.54% 10.34% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
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£290 £250 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -41.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £31.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +22.77%
SQL Server 2008
North East

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 Tyne and Wear region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
78 58 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 19.40% 22.48% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 29 14
Average daily rate £325 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £466 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £99.10 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +371.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Tyne and Wear region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Tyne and Wear region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 6 £333 +33.00% 3
Sunderland +2 3 £225 -
SQL Server 2008
North East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing SQL Server 2008 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 2008.

1 28 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (75.00%) .NET
2 21 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 21 (75.00%) SQL
2 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (71.43%) C#
4 19 (67.86%) Windows
4 19 (67.86%) MS Excel
5 18 (64.29%) VB.NET
5 18 (64.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
6 16 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (53.57%) Web Services
7 15 (53.57%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (50.00%) N-Tier
8 14 (50.00%) VBA
8 14 (50.00%) MS Office
8 14 (50.00%) VBScript
8 14 (50.00%) Service Delivery
8 14 (50.00%) Data Management
9 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
10 12 (42.86%) Web Design
10 12 (42.86%) VB
11 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (35.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (35.71%) MDX
12 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
13 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (17.86%) Relational Database

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing SQL Server 2008 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 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (67.86%) MS Excel
2 14 (50.00%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (64.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 10 (35.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
6 5 (17.86%) RDBMS
7 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Applications Support
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Designer
5 1 (3.57%) ETL Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Junior .NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Junior Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.57%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (3.57%) Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (75.00%) .NET
1 21 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 15 (53.57%) Web Services
3 10 (35.71%) MDX
4 5 (17.86%) jQuery
4 5 (17.86%) XML
4 5 (17.86%) Ajax
5 4 (14.29%) CSS
5 4 (14.29%) HTML
6 3 (10.71%) FusionCharts
7 2 (7.14%) SOAP
8 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.57%) REST
8 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.57%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) RIA
4 1 (3.57%) Web 2.0
4 1 (3.57%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 14 (50.00%) Data Management
3 12 (42.86%) Web Design
4 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
4 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
5 4 (14.29%) Web Application Development
6 2 (7.14%) ETL
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.57%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (3.57%) MVC
7 1 (3.57%) B2B
7 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.57%) UML
7 1 (3.57%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (3.57%) OO
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) SQL
2 20 (71.43%) C#
3 18 (64.29%) VB.NET
4 14 (50.00%) VBA
4 14 (50.00%) VBScript
5 12 (42.86%) VB
6 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 3 (10.71%) C
7 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) HP