Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 49 17
Rank change year-on-year +17 -32 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 77 80 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.18% 4.92% 8.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.56% 24.32% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 59 109
North East median daily rate £290 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.77% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £155 £262 £268
90th Percentile £461 £500 £441
England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
North East median hourly rate - - £19.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +55.56% -21.58%

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 205 329 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.47% 20.23% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 232 265
North East median daily rate £350 £394 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +10.92% +1.80%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £277
90th Percentile £529 £528 £540
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
North East median hourly rate £35.00 £9.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +288.89% -55.56% +35.00%
England median hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +12.07% +11.54% -13.33%

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 April 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 25 April 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 +9 57 £285 -14.29% 35
Durham -2 12 £326 +0.38% 10
Northumberland - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 55 (71.43%) SQL
2 54 (70.13%) Microsoft
3 44 (57.14%) .NET
4 42 (54.55%) Windows
5 41 (53.25%) C#
6 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (38.96%) ASP.NET
8 27 (35.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (32.47%) MVC
9 25 (32.47%) Windows Server
10 24 (31.17%) Scrum
11 23 (29.87%) Security Cleared
12 22 (28.57%) Linux
13 21 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (25.97%) T-SQL
15 19 (24.68%) ITIL
15 19 (24.68%) Degree
16 18 (23.38%) TDD
16 18 (23.38%) Active Directory
17 17 (22.08%) JavaScript
17 17 (22.08%) ASP.NET MVC
18 16 (20.78%) Problem-Solving
19 15 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (19.48%) HTML
19 15 (19.48%) CSS
19 15 (19.48%) Citrix
20 14 (18.18%) DNS
20 14 (18.18%) DHCP
20 14 (18.18%) BDD
20 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.90%) IIS
4 2 (2.60%) CMS
4 2 (2.60%) K2 blackpearl
4 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.30%) Confluence
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.30%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.30%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Maximo
2 1 (1.30%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.90%) Office 365
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.30%) AWS Data Pipeline
3 1 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.18%) DHCP
1 14 (18.18%) DNS
2 3 (3.90%) Firewall
3 2 (2.60%) SAN
3 2 (2.60%) SMS
4 1 (1.30%) HTTP
4 1 (1.30%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.30%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.30%) ISDN
4 1 (1.30%) LAN
4 1 (1.30%) NAS
4 1 (1.30%) PBX
4 1 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.30%) VoIP
4 1 (1.30%) VPN
4 1 (1.30%) VSAN
4 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (35.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 21 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (9.09%) MySQL
3 7 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.30%) Big Data
8 1 (1.30%) JasperReports
8 1 (1.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (18.18%) SpecFlow
2 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.49%) Subversion
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.60%) Selenium
4 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.30%) Gitweb
5 1 (1.30%) gulp
5 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.30%) JIRA
5 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (11.69%) Banking
2 8 (10.39%) Finance
3 4 (5.19%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (54.55%) Developer
2 23 (29.87%) C# Developer
3 14 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 12 (15.58%) Mobility Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (7.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (7.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Junior
8 4 (5.19%) Junior C# Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Junior Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Administrator
9 3 (3.90%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.90%) Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) SQL Developer
9 3 (3.90%) T-SQL Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Mobility Consultant
10 2 (2.60%) Network Engineer
10 2 (2.60%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (57.14%) .NET
2 30 (38.96%) ASP.NET
3 17 (22.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (19.48%) CSS
4 15 (19.48%) HTML
5 8 (10.39%) .NET Framework
5 8 (10.39%) jQuery
5 8 (10.39%) JSON
6 6 (7.79%) XML
7 5 (6.49%) AngularJS
7 5 (6.49%) HTML5
7 5 (6.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (6.49%) Web Services
8 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (5.19%) OOXML
9 3 (3.90%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (2.60%) Ajax
10 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (2.60%) Ember.js
10 2 (2.60%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (15.58%) PKI
3 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.19%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.90%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.30%) Clustering
6 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.30%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.30%) NHS
6 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (54.55%) Windows
2 25 (32.47%) Windows Server
3 22 (28.57%) Linux
4 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (15.58%) Android
6 12 (15.58%) Apple iOS
6 12 (15.58%) Windows Phone
6 12 (15.58%) Windows Phone 8
7 3 (3.90%) Unix
7 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.47%) MVC
3 24 (31.17%) Scrum
4 19 (24.68%) ITIL
5 18 (23.38%) TDD
6 16 (20.78%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (18.18%) BDD
8 13 (16.88%) Content Management
9 12 (15.58%) Incident Management
10 9 (11.69%) Migration
11 7 (9.09%) OO
12 6 (7.79%) Web Development
13 5 (6.49%) CRM
14 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
14 4 (5.19%) Kanban
14 4 (5.19%) OOP
14 4 (5.19%) Technical Architecture
15 3 (3.90%) Data Management
15 3 (3.90%) ETL
15 3 (3.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 55 (71.43%) SQL
2 41 (53.25%) C#
3 20 (25.97%) T-SQL
4 17 (22.08%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.49%) Java
7 4 (5.19%) Python
8 2 (2.60%) Perl
8 2 (2.60%) PHP
8 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.60%) Ruby
8 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.60%) VB
8 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.30%) C++
9 1 (1.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (29.87%) Security Cleared
2 19 (24.68%) Degree
3 14 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 10 (12.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (12.99%) Citrix Certification
4 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.60%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (23.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.60%) XenApp
4 1 (1.30%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) AirWatch
1 12 (15.58%) SAP Afaria
1 12 (15.58%) XenMobile
2 5 (6.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.60%) Nagios
3 2 (2.60%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.30%) SafeCom
4 1 (1.30%) SCCM
4 1 (1.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (70.13%) Microsoft
2 15 (19.48%) Citrix
3 13 (16.88%) SAP
4 12 (15.58%) Apple
4 12 (15.58%) McAfee
5 7 (9.09%) Oracle
6 4 (5.19%) VMware
7 2 (2.60%) Rackspace
7 2 (2.60%) Twitter
8 1 (1.30%) Altiris
8 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.30%) Cisco
8 1 (1.30%) Dell
8 1 (1.30%) EMC
8 1 (1.30%) HP
8 1 (1.30%) Meraki
8 1 (1.30%) Mitel
8 1 (1.30%) OpenText
8 1 (1.30%) ThinPrint
8 1 (1.30%) Veeam