The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 30 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England / North East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 59 57
Rank change year-on-year -20 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.69% 1.61% 0.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.98% 7.78% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 5
Median daily rate £275 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.34% -17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £288 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £406 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £356 £338
% change year-on-year -1.75% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -55.29% +70.00%  

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 the North East with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 168 180 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 23.17% 20.71% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 115 104
Median daily rate £423 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.59% +9.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £700 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £9.00 £21.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.14% +47.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the North East

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the North East

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -20 5 £275 -4.34% 6
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 North East region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (71.43%) SQL
3 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 11 (52.38%) Windows
4 11 (52.38%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
6 9 (42.86%) Linux
6 9 (42.86%) Unix
7 8 (38.10%) ITIL
7 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (38.10%) Change Management
7 8 (38.10%) IaaS
7 8 (38.10%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (38.10%) Open Source
7 8 (38.10%) SaaS
7 8 (38.10%) PaaS
8 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
8 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (33.33%) Data Management
8 7 (33.33%) PRINCE2
9 6 (28.57%) LDAP
9 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (28.57%) DevOps
9 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (23.81%) MongoDB
10 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
10 5 (23.81%) AIX
10 5 (23.81%) VB
10 5 (23.81%) DB2

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 8 (38.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) IaaS
1 8 (38.10%) PaaS
1 8 (38.10%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) LDAP
2 3 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (23.81%) DB2
3 5 (23.81%) MongoDB
4 4 (19.05%) Ingres
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (4.76%) Data Mart
7 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) DBA
2 10 (47.62%) SQL DBA
3 5 (23.81%) Administrator
3 5 (23.81%) Developer
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Ingres DBA
6 1 (4.76%) Lead C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) CSS3
3 1 (4.76%) HTML5
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) Unix
3 5 (23.81%) AIX
4 4 (19.05%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Change Management
2 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 8 (38.10%) Open Source
3 7 (33.33%) Data Management
3 7 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 6 (28.57%) DevOps
4 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) High Availability
6 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.76%) Data Security
7 1 (4.76%) Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) VB
3 4 (19.05%) C#
4 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 3 (14.29%) VB6
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) Java
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco
3 3 (14.29%) NetApp
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (4.76%) Sage
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