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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 21 16
Rank change year-on-year -27 -5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 28 108 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.21% 9.65% 8.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.42% 45.96% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 70 47
Median daily rate £313 £320 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.34% +11.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £272 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year - +0.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +34.42% -6.15%  

SQL Server 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 152 235 190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 22.86% 21.00% 25.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 153 120
Median daily rate £430 £338 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.40% +7.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £9.00 £18.50 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.35% +8.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year -4.61% +0.61%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing SQL Server 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 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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 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 -28 21 £313 -0.39% 24
Durham -2 5 £300 -22.07% 3
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 41 (54.67%) Microsoft
2 32 (42.67%) SQL
3 31 (41.33%) .NET
4 30 (40.00%) C#
5 29 (38.67%) Windows
6 23 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (28.00%) JavaScript
8 20 (26.67%) Oracle
9 19 (25.33%) MVC
9 19 (25.33%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (22.67%) Unix
11 16 (21.33%) Open Source
12 15 (20.00%) Linux
13 14 (18.67%) HTML
14 13 (17.33%) CSS
14 13 (17.33%) ITIL
15 12 (16.00%) Change Management
15 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
15 12 (16.00%) SaaS
15 12 (16.00%) PaaS
15 12 (16.00%) IaaS
15 12 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (14.67%) DevOps
16 11 (14.67%) Performance Tuning
16 11 (14.67%) Data Management
16 11 (14.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 11 (14.67%) .NET Framework
16 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET
16 11 (14.67%) Java
17 10 (13.33%) T-SQL

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 8 (10.67%) IIS
2 6 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (6.67%) SAS
4 4 (5.33%) CMS
5 3 (4.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (4.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.00%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.00%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.67%) Apache
6 2 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.67%) Jetty
6 2 (2.67%) Mongrel
6 2 (2.67%) nginx
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.33%) GeoServer
7 1 (1.33%) JBoss
7 1 (1.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (14.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.00%) IaaS
1 12 (16.00%) PaaS
1 12 (16.00%) SaaS
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.67%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.33%) GitHub
5 1 (1.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) LDAP
2 5 (6.67%) FTP
3 4 (5.33%) Internet
4 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.67%) DHCP
5 2 (2.67%) DNS
5 2 (2.67%) HTTP
5 2 (2.67%) IPsec
5 2 (2.67%) SSL
6 1 (1.33%) Firewall
6 1 (1.33%) Network Security
6 1 (1.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (8.00%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.67%) DB2
5 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.33%) Ingres
5 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (4.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (4.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.67%) MySQL
7 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.33%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.67%) Selenium
4 2 (2.67%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.33%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.33%) Subversion
5 1 (1.33%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (13.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Advertising
3 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.67%) Marketing
3 2 (2.67%) Retail
3 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Electronics
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (53.33%) Developer
2 20 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 16 (21.33%) DBA
4 13 (17.33%) SQL DBA
5 8 (10.67%) Administrator
6 7 (9.33%) SQL Server DBA
7 6 (8.00%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (5.33%) Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Sitecore Developer
10 3 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (4.00%) Scala Developer
10 3 (4.00%) VB.NET Developer
11 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Java Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
11 2 (2.67%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.67%) SQL Developer
11 2 (2.67%) SSIS Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (41.33%) .NET
2 14 (18.67%) HTML
3 13 (17.33%) CSS
4 11 (14.67%) .NET Framework
4 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET
5 8 (10.67%) AngularJS
5 8 (10.67%) Web Services
6 7 (9.33%) Entity Framework
6 7 (9.33%) XML
7 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (8.00%) J2EE
7 6 (8.00%) WPF
8 5 (6.67%) jQuery
8 5 (6.67%) REST
9 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (4.00%) Ajax
10 3 (4.00%) LINQ
10 3 (4.00%) SOAP
11 2 (2.67%) OOCSS
11 2 (2.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.00%) Clustering
5 2 (2.67%) FlexPod
5 2 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.67%) Replication
6 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.33%) NHS
6 1 (1.33%) PMI
6 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (38.67%) Windows
2 17 (22.67%) Unix
3 15 (20.00%) Linux
4 10 (13.33%) AIX
5 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.33%) zOS
6 3 (4.00%) Windows 2000
6 3 (4.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.67%) Solaris
7 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.33%) Android
8 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.33%) MVC
3 16 (21.33%) Open Source
4 13 (17.33%) ITIL
5 12 (16.00%) Change Management
6 11 (14.67%) Data Management
6 11 (14.67%) DevOps
6 11 (14.67%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (12.00%) High Availability
7 9 (12.00%) Scrum
8 8 (10.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (10.67%) Problem Management
9 7 (9.33%) PRINCE2
9 7 (9.33%) SDLC
10 6 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.00%) CRM
10 6 (8.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 6 (8.00%) SOA
11 5 (6.67%) ETL
12 4 (5.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.67%) SQL
2 30 (40.00%) C#
3 21 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.67%) Java
5 10 (13.33%) T-SQL
6 7 (9.33%) VB
7 6 (8.00%) VB.NET
8 5 (6.67%) Scala
9 4 (5.33%) VB6
10 3 (4.00%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.67%) C
12 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.33%) HND
4 1 (1.33%) MCSE
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) SLA
2 4 (5.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (4.00%) QA
4 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.67%) Xen
3 1 (1.33%) Docker
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.33%) Shibboleth
3 1 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.33%) XenApp
3 1 (1.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (2.67%) Puppet
1 2 (2.67%) SCCM
1 2 (2.67%) SCOM
2 1 (1.33%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.33%) OpenAM
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (1.33%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 41 (54.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (26.67%) Oracle
3 7 (9.33%) VMware
4 4 (5.33%) Cisco
4 4 (5.33%) NetApp
4 4 (5.33%) Sitecore
5 3 (4.00%) Citrix
5 3 (4.00%) Google
6 1 (1.33%) HP
6 1 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.33%) SAP
6 1 (1.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.33%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.33%) Tableau
6 1 (1.33%) Veritas
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