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 28 June 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 92 55
Rank change year-on-year +55 -37  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 8 31 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.30% 2.30% 0.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.67% 10.80% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 3
Median daily rate £400 £320 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +16.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year - +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

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 48 287 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 13.79% 21.34% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 447 256
Median daily rate £475 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -27.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £755 £493 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 41 3
Median hourly rate - £32.66 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +108.32%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) MCSE
3 5 (50.00%) MCSA
3 5 (50.00%) Migration
3 5 (50.00%) SCCM
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (50.00%) Office 365
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Clustering
5 3 (30.00%) Replication
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (20.00%) Perfmon
6 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring 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 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (10.00%) DB2
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) DBA
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
1 3 (30.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) MVS
2 1 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (20.00%) QMS
2 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (20.00%) Release Management
2 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) REXX
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) MCSA
2 5 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) HND
5 1 (10.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Time Sharing Option
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) Perfmon
3 1 (10.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (10.00%) BMC
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) NetApp
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) VMware