Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 38 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 -22 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 78 68 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.47% 5.56% 10.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.55% 29.82% 50.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 42 225
North East median daily rate £375 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +3.03% -5.71%
10th Percentile £266 £264 £246
90th Percentile £508 £444 £476
England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 23
North East median hourly rate - - £32.66
England median hourly rate £23.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -30.30% +1.54% +36.13%

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 264 228 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.91% 18.63% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 147 435
North East median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £290 £280 £260
90th Percentile £600 £556 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 34
North East median hourly rate - £18.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.93% +38.96%
England median hourly rate £32.48 £30.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +6.48% +7.02% +3.64%

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018. 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 +10 64 £355 -3.40% 31
Durham -16 9 £400 +17.65% 12
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 58 (74.36%) Microsoft
2 45 (57.69%) SQL
3 29 (37.18%) Windows
4 27 (34.62%) JavaScript
5 26 (33.33%) C#
5 26 (33.33%) .NET
5 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 24 (30.77%) Windows Server
7 23 (29.49%) Security Cleared
8 22 (28.21%) ASP.NET
8 22 (28.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (26.92%) SC Cleared
10 19 (24.36%) CSS
11 18 (23.08%) MVC
12 16 (20.51%) Scrum
12 16 (20.51%) T-SQL
12 16 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
13 15 (19.23%) TDD
14 14 (17.95%) HTML
14 14 (17.95%) ITIL
14 14 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
15 13 (16.67%) Linux
15 13 (16.67%) Oracle
15 13 (16.67%) MS Exchange
15 13 (16.67%) VMware

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 13 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.56%) Confluence
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.28%) Apache
3 1 (1.28%) Documentum
3 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.13%) IaaS
3 4 (5.13%) iPaaS
3 4 (5.13%) PaaS
3 4 (5.13%) SaaS
3 4 (5.13%) Serverless
4 3 (3.85%) Azure Functions
4 3 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (3.85%) GitHub
5 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.28%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.28%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) Firewall
2 6 (7.69%) DHCP
2 6 (7.69%) DNS
3 5 (6.41%) HTTP
3 5 (6.41%) HTTPS
3 5 (6.41%) iSCSI
3 5 (6.41%) NAS
3 5 (6.41%) SAN
4 3 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (3.85%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (28.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (14.10%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.41%) MySQL
4 5 (6.41%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.13%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.85%) Big Data
6 3 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.56%) DB2
7 2 (2.56%) MS Access
7 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.28%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.28%) DataStage
8 1 (1.28%) Power BI
8 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) MSTest
2 8 (10.26%) GitLab
3 5 (6.41%) NCrunch
3 5 (6.41%) NUnit
4 4 (5.13%) Artifactory
4 4 (5.13%) Jasmine
4 4 (5.13%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (5.13%) SpecFlow
4 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (3.85%) JIRA
6 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.56%) Subversion
6 2 (2.56%) Toad
7 1 (1.28%) Selenium
7 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.13%) Retail
2 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.28%) Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (47.44%) Developer
2 12 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 11 (14.10%) SQL Developer
4 10 (12.82%) C# Developer
5 8 (10.26%) Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Administrator
6 6 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Architect
7 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.41%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (6.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.41%) Systems Support
7 5 (6.41%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (5.13%) .NET Web Applications Developer
8 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
8 4 (5.13%) C# Web Application Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (33.33%) .NET
2 22 (28.21%) ASP.NET
3 19 (24.36%) CSS
4 14 (17.95%) HTML
5 12 (15.38%) XML
6 11 (14.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (11.54%) .NET Framework
7 9 (11.54%) HTML5
7 9 (11.54%) XML Schema
8 8 (10.26%) AngularJS
8 8 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (10.26%) CSS3
8 8 (10.26%) Middleware
8 8 (10.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET Core
9 7 (8.97%) OAuth
9 7 (8.97%) Web Services
10 5 (6.41%) LINQ
11 4 (5.13%) Entity Framework
11 4 (5.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Clustering
2 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.97%) N-Tier
2 7 (8.97%) User Experience
3 6 (7.69%) PKI
4 4 (5.13%) Reinsurance
5 3 (3.85%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.56%) Social Media
7 1 (1.28%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.28%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 29 (37.18%) Windows
2 24 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 16 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (16.67%) Linux
5 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.69%) Android
6 6 (7.69%) Apple iOS
6 6 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (7.69%) Windows Phone
6 6 (7.69%) Windows Phone 8
7 4 (5.13%) Unix
8 3 (3.85%) DC/OS
9 2 (2.56%) AIX
9 2 (2.56%) Mesosphere
9 2 (2.56%) VMS
10 1 (1.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.08%) MVC
3 16 (20.51%) Scrum
4 15 (19.23%) TDD
5 14 (17.95%) ITIL
5 14 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (14.10%) OO
7 10 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (12.82%) Open Source
8 9 (11.54%) ETL
9 8 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (10.26%) Microservices
9 8 (10.26%) SDLC
10 7 (8.97%) API Development
10 7 (8.97%) DevOps
10 7 (8.97%) Issue Tracking
10 7 (8.97%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (8.97%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (8.97%) Security Hardening
10 7 (8.97%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 45 (57.69%) SQL
2 27 (34.62%) JavaScript
3 26 (33.33%) C#
4 16 (20.51%) T-SQL
5 7 (8.97%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.41%) Java
7 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.85%) Perl
8 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.56%) C
9 2 (2.56%) Python
9 2 (2.56%) VBA
10 1 (1.28%) Jython
10 1 (1.28%) PHP
10 1 (1.28%) Ruby
10 1 (1.28%) Scala
10 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (29.49%) Security Cleared
2 21 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.28%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 24 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.97%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (8.97%) XenApp
3 7 (8.97%) XenDesktop
4 5 (6.41%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.41%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.13%) Docker
6 1 (1.28%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (10.26%) Puppet
3 7 (8.97%) SCCM
3 7 (8.97%) SCOM
3 7 (8.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (8.97%) vCenter Server
4 6 (7.69%) AirWatch
4 6 (7.69%) SAP Afaria
4 6 (7.69%) vMotion
4 6 (7.69%) XenMobile
5 5 (6.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 3 (3.85%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (3.85%) Terraform
7 2 (2.56%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (2.56%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.56%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.28%) Ansible
8 1 (1.28%) Nagios
8 1 (1.28%) OpenNMS
8 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 58 (74.36%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.67%) Oracle
2 13 (16.67%) VMware
3 11 (14.10%) HP
4 7 (8.97%) 3PAR
4 7 (8.97%) BMC
5 6 (7.69%) Apple
5 6 (7.69%) Citrix
5 6 (7.69%) EMC
5 6 (7.69%) McAfee
5 6 (7.69%) SAP
6 5 (6.41%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.85%) Cisco
7 3 (3.85%) Google
8 2 (2.56%) NetApp
8 2 (2.56%) Sage
9 1 (1.28%) IBM
9 1 (1.28%) Pega
9 1 (1.28%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.28%) Sybase