The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 72 62 44
Rank change year-on-year -10 -18  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.37% 0.92% 1.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.53% 4.32% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Median daily rate £318 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +5.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £338 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £439 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £338
% change year-on-year -0.70% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £26.85
% change year-on-year -55.29% +58.31%  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 131 139 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 24.13% 21.35% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 95 59
Median daily rate £425 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +4.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £725 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £9.00 £21.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.14% +58.49%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Newcastle upon Tyne

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Newcastle upon Tyne

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
4 9 (52.94%) Linux
4 9 (52.94%) Unix
5 8 (47.06%) ITIL
5 8 (47.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (47.06%) Open Source
5 8 (47.06%) SaaS
5 8 (47.06%) PaaS
5 8 (47.06%) Change Management
5 8 (47.06%) IaaS
6 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (41.18%) Problem Management
6 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (41.18%) Data Management
6 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
7 6 (35.29%) LDAP
7 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (35.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 6 (35.29%) DevOps
8 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
8 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
8 5 (29.41%) AIX
8 5 (29.41%) DB2
9 4 (23.53%) Oracle
9 4 (23.53%) Ingres

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
2 8 (47.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) IaaS
1 8 (47.06%) PaaS
1 8 (47.06%) SaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) DB2
2 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
3 4 (23.53%) Ingres
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (5.88%) Data Mart
6 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) DBA
2 10 (58.82%) SQL DBA
3 5 (29.41%) Administrator
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Ingres DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) CSS3
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) Unix
3 5 (29.41%) AIX
4 4 (23.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (47.06%) Change Management
2 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 8 (47.06%) Open Source
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Data Management
3 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
3 7 (41.18%) Problem Management
4 6 (35.29%) DevOps
4 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (35.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) High Availability
6 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
7 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.88%) CRM
7 1 (5.88%) Data Security
7 1 (5.88%) ETL
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.76%) VB
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) HND
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) NetApp
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Sage