Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 2019 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 43 47
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4 -28
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 74 76 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.68% 5.81% 5.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.94% 28.90% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 63 50
North East median daily rate £425 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.83% -11.54% +3.17%
10th Percentile £226 £155 £262
90th Percentile £495 £424 £432
England median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
North East median hourly rate £55.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year -4.11% -3.31% +32.46%

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 218 263 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 19.68% 20.12% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 190 179
North East median daily rate £446 £365 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.26% -6.41% +15.13%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £275
90th Percentile £600 £551 £550
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
North East median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +288.89% -68.14%
10th Percentile £51.30 £35.00 £8.75
90th Percentile £57.40 £35.00 £9.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% +15.00% +5.26%

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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 2019. 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 +5 43 £443 +54.59% 22
Durham +12 31 £425 +17.57% 4
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, 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 31 (41.89%) SQL
2 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
2 27 (36.49%) .NET
3 26 (35.14%) C#
4 22 (29.73%) JavaScript
5 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (27.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (21.62%) T-SQL
6 16 (21.62%) ASP.NET
6 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
7 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (20.27%) Migration
8 14 (18.92%) Windows
8 14 (18.92%) PowerShell
9 13 (17.57%) Visual Studio
10 12 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (14.86%) ETL
11 11 (14.86%) IIS
11 11 (14.86%) Oracle
11 11 (14.86%) TDD
11 11 (14.86%) .NET Framework
11 11 (14.86%) Scrum
12 10 (13.51%) CMS
12 10 (13.51%) QA
12 10 (13.51%) HTML
12 10 (13.51%) CSS
12 10 (13.51%) jQuery
12 10 (13.51%) HTML5
12 10 (13.51%) PaaS
12 10 (13.51%) Node.js

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 11 (14.86%) IIS
2 10 (13.51%) CMS
3 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.11%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (13.51%) PaaS
3 9 (12.16%) IaaS
4 7 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (8.11%) Power Platform
6 4 (5.41%) Serverless
7 2 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.70%) CloudFront
7 2 (2.70%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.35%) iPaaS
8 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Firewall
2 4 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (5.41%) LAN
3 2 (2.70%) SAN
4 1 (1.35%) Internet
4 1 (1.35%) NAS
4 1 (1.35%) Skype
4 1 (1.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (13.51%) Redis
3 8 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (10.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 6 (8.11%) Power BI
6 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (4.05%) Big Data
7 3 (4.05%) MySQL
7 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.70%) Data Lake
8 2 (2.70%) Data Mart
8 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
2 13 (17.57%) Visual Studio
3 9 (12.16%) Bower
3 9 (12.16%) Grunt
4 7 (9.46%) Selenium
5 5 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.41%) Jasmine
7 3 (4.05%) JIRA
7 3 (4.05%) JMeter
7 3 (4.05%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (2.70%) GitLab
8 2 (2.70%) GoCD
8 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.70%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.35%) ProC
9 1 (1.35%) Toad
General
1 3 (4.05%) Finance
1 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.35%) Back Office
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (41.89%) Developer
2 13 (17.57%) DBA
3 12 (16.22%) Analyst
3 12 (16.22%) SQL DBA
4 10 (13.51%) .NET Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Administrator
6 7 (9.46%) SQL Server DBA
7 6 (8.11%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (6.76%) CRM Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Systems Support
9 4 (5.41%) Systems Support Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) ETL Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Test Automation Developer
11 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (2.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 2 (2.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.49%) .NET
2 16 (21.62%) ASP.NET
3 11 (14.86%) .NET Framework
4 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET Core
4 10 (13.51%) CSS
4 10 (13.51%) CSS3
4 10 (13.51%) HTML
4 10 (13.51%) HTML5
4 10 (13.51%) jQuery
4 10 (13.51%) Node.js
4 10 (13.51%) Razor View Engine
4 10 (13.51%) Sass
5 9 (12.16%) .NET Core
5 9 (12.16%) OAuth
5 9 (12.16%) OAuth2
5 9 (12.16%) RESTful
5 9 (12.16%) Swagger
6 2 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.70%) Sensu
6 2 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Replication
2 3 (4.05%) Clustering
2 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) Robotics
4 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.35%) RIA
4 1 (1.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.92%) Windows
2 6 (8.11%) Linux
3 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.70%) CentOS
4 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Solaris
5 1 (1.35%) Unix
5 1 (1.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (20.27%) Migration
3 12 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (14.86%) ETL
4 11 (14.86%) Scrum
4 11 (14.86%) TDD
5 10 (13.51%) Coaching
5 10 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (12.16%) API Design
6 9 (12.16%) Infrastructure Automation
6 9 (12.16%) Microservices
7 8 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (10.81%) Unit Testing
8 7 (9.46%) CRM
8 7 (9.46%) High Availability
9 5 (6.76%) Change Management
9 5 (6.76%) Data Migration
10 4 (5.41%) Analytics
10 4 (5.41%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.89%) SQL
2 26 (35.14%) C#
3 22 (29.73%) JavaScript
4 16 (21.62%) T-SQL
5 14 (18.92%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.76%) Bash Shell
6 5 (6.76%) VB
7 4 (5.41%) Perl
7 4 (5.41%) Python
8 3 (4.05%) Java
9 2 (2.70%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.35%) COBOL
10 1 (1.35%) JCL
10 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.11%) MCITP
3 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.35%) MCP
5 1 (1.35%) Novell Certification
5 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.51%) QA
2 9 (12.16%) WCAG
3 2 (2.70%) SLA
4 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.41%) Docker
1 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (5.41%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.70%) Ansible
3 2 (2.70%) Consul
3 2 (2.70%) Grafana
3 2 (2.70%) HAProxy
3 2 (2.70%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.70%) Packer
3 2 (2.70%) Puppet
3 2 (2.70%) Rundeck
3 2 (2.70%) Terraform
3 2 (2.70%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.35%) Nagios
4 1 (1.35%) Opsview
4 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.86%) Oracle
3 6 (8.11%) Cisco
4 3 (4.05%) VMware
5 2 (2.70%) ABBYY
5 2 (2.70%) Kofax
5 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.70%) RedGate
6 1 (1.35%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.35%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.35%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.35%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.35%) Sage