The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Tyne and Wear 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 50 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.86% 2.40% 3.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.92% 9.80% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Average daily rate £238 £311 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.69% -12.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £212 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £407 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
169 51 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 31.47% 24.52% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 30 27
Average daily rate £263 £400 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.11 £10.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
North East

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
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 18 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 9 £238 -41.35% 5
Sunderland -2 1 - -
Gateshead - - - -
Prudhoe - - - -
SQL Server 2008
North East

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (53.33%) .NET
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) C#
4 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (33.33%) WCF
5 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (20.00%) Ajax
7 3 (20.00%) MVC
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) Windows
7 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (20.00%) XML
7 3 (20.00%) ETL
8 2 (13.33%) Classic ASP
8 2 (13.33%) CSS
8 2 (13.33%) SOAP
8 2 (13.33%) IIS
8 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (6.67%) DTS
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (6.67%) OLAP
6 1 (6.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Database Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Web Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) HTML
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 5 (33.33%) WCF
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (20.00%) Ajax
4 3 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (13.33%) Classic ASP
5 2 (13.33%) CSS
5 2 (13.33%) SOAP
5 2 (13.33%) REST
5 2 (13.33%) CSS3
5 2 (13.33%) HTML5
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.67%) Middleware
6 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Statistics
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) HPUX
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (20.00%) MVC
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) RDF
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) Database Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Data Management
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VBA
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) MCDBA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.67%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) WSUS
1 2 (13.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) Cognos