Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 12 December 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 (MS SQL)
England > North East
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 17 14
Rank change year-on-year -21 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 61 242 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.01% 9.33% 10.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.11% 43.45% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 173 181
North East median daily rate £350 £344 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.74% -8.27% +13.29%
10th Percentile £275 £265 £263
90th Percentile £482 £524 £563
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 8
North East median hourly rate - £28.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +43.59% -35.00%
England median hourly rate £36.31 £28.00 £25.44
% change year-on-year +29.68% +10.06% +1.76%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following 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 or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 217 557 491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.83% 21.47% 24.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 389 311
North East median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £534 £560
England median daily rate £463 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 15
North East median hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £20.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.91% +8.37% -32.33%
10th Percentile £11.65 £15.00 £15.52
90th Percentile £22.15 £30.40 £33.10
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.36% - +5.77%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the North East

SQL Server
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 in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in the North East

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the North East over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in the North East

SQL Server
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 in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in the North East

SQL Server
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 within the North East region over the 6 months to 12 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -37 39 £375 +12.61% 10
Durham -6 10 £350 -9.97% 6
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 40 (65.57%) SQL
2 34 (55.74%) Microsoft
3 24 (39.34%) .NET
4 18 (29.51%) Oracle
5 17 (27.87%) Migration
6 15 (24.59%) C#
6 15 (24.59%) Windows
7 13 (21.31%) T-SQL
8 11 (18.03%) Oracle Database
8 11 (18.03%) Windows Server
9 10 (16.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (16.39%) Java
9 10 (16.39%) ITIL
10 9 (14.75%) XML
10 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (14.75%) TDD
11 8 (13.11%) Web Services
11 8 (13.11%) MySQL
11 8 (13.11%) DevOps
11 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (13.11%) OOXML
12 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
12 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (11.48%) Visual Studio
12 7 (11.48%) VB.NET
12 7 (11.48%) SMS
12 7 (11.48%) Management Information System

SQL Server
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 6 (9.84%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.92%) CMS
3 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.92%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.28%) Drupal
4 2 (3.28%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.64%) Apache
5 1 (1.64%) Confluence
5 1 (1.64%) IIS
5 1 (1.64%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.92%) Maximo
3 2 (3.28%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.64%) iTrent
4 1 (1.64%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.56%) Office 365
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.92%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (4.92%) IaaS
4 3 (4.92%) PaaS
4 3 (4.92%) Serverless
5 1 (1.64%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (1.64%) G Suite
5 1 (1.64%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) SMS
2 5 (8.20%) FTP
3 4 (6.56%) Firewall
4 3 (4.92%) SAN
5 2 (3.28%) DNS
5 2 (3.28%) NAS
5 2 (3.28%) Skype
5 2 (3.28%) VPN
6 1 (1.64%) DHCP
6 1 (1.64%) LAN
6 1 (1.64%) Modbus
6 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.64%) VSAN
6 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) Oracle Database
2 10 (16.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (13.11%) MySQL
3 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
4 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
6 4 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (6.56%) RDBMS
6 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (4.92%) SQLPlus
8 2 (3.28%) ActiveReports
8 2 (3.28%) DTS
8 2 (3.28%) GIS
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.56%) Selenium
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (4.92%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.92%) Subversion
3 3 (4.92%) Toad
3 3 (4.92%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.64%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.64%) gulp
4 1 (1.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) Maven
4 1 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.64%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) General Ledger
2 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Developer
2 11 (18.03%) .NET Developer
3 10 (16.39%) DBA
4 6 (9.84%) Administrator
5 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.56%) SQL DBA
7 3 (4.92%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.92%) Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Maximo Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Data Architect
8 2 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (3.28%) Report Writer
8 2 (3.28%) Senior DBA
8 2 (3.28%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (3.28%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) VB Developer
8 2 (3.28%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (39.34%) .NET
2 9 (14.75%) XML
3 8 (13.11%) OOXML
3 8 (13.11%) Web Services
4 4 (6.56%) CSS
4 4 (6.56%) HTML
4 4 (6.56%) jQuery
4 4 (6.56%) RESTful
5 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.92%) JMS
5 3 (4.92%) JSON
5 3 (4.92%) MSMQ
5 3 (4.92%) SOAP
5 3 (4.92%) XSD
5 3 (4.92%) XSLT
6 2 (3.28%) JDBC
7 1 (1.64%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.64%) Ajax
7 1 (1.64%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.84%) Public Cloud
3 5 (8.20%) Clustering
4 3 (4.92%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.28%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.28%) NHS
5 2 (3.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.59%) Windows
2 11 (18.03%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.84%) Linux
4 6 (9.84%) Unix
5 4 (6.56%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) Migration
2 10 (16.39%) ITIL
3 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.75%) TDD
4 8 (13.11%) DevOps
5 5 (8.20%) Open Source
5 5 (8.20%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (8.20%) Service Management
6 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (6.56%) CRM
6 4 (6.56%) ETL
6 4 (6.56%) Scrum
6 4 (6.56%) SOLID
7 3 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (4.92%) Kanban
7 3 (4.92%) Software Delivery
7 3 (4.92%) Telematics
7 3 (4.92%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 40 (65.57%) SQL
2 15 (24.59%) C#
3 13 (21.31%) T-SQL
4 10 (16.39%) Java
5 7 (11.48%) VB.NET
6 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.84%) Shell Script
7 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
7 4 (6.56%) Python
8 3 (4.92%) Groovy
8 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.92%) VB
9 1 (1.64%) Jython
9 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.64%) PHP
9 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) MCSE
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.56%) MCSA
2 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) AWS Certification
3 2 (3.28%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) OCP
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.28%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.64%) QA
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.92%) Docker
3 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.64%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.64%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.64%) Xen
4 1 (1.64%) XenApp
4 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Ansible
1 4 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (6.56%) Puppet
1 4 (6.56%) SCCM
2 3 (4.92%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (4.92%) Nagios
2 3 (4.92%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) OpenNMS
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.64%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.64%) SafeCom
3 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.64%) vRealize
Vendors
1 34 (55.74%) Microsoft
2 18 (29.51%) Oracle
3 6 (9.84%) VMware
4 4 (6.56%) IBM
4 4 (6.56%) SaltStack
5 3 (4.92%) OpenText
5 3 (4.92%) Rackspace
6 2 (3.28%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.28%) Google
6 2 (3.28%) HP
7 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.64%) Citrix
7 1 (1.64%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.64%) Tableau
7 1 (1.64%) ThinPrint
7 1 (1.64%) Veeam