Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 26 17
Rank change year-on-year -17 -9 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 53 193 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.34% 8.23% 10.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.49% 39.88% 41.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 144 161
North East median daily rate £340 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £264 £285 £275
90th Percentile £520 £536 £563
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
North East median hourly rate - £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% -32.17%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year +12.90% +18.10% +5.00%

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 186 484 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.23% 20.64% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 354 298
North East median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £274
90th Percentile £540 £536 £566
England median daily rate £475 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +10.14% +1.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 14
North East median hourly rate £20.25 £22.00 £20.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.95% +9.18% -26.73%
10th Percentile £12.48 £20.40 £15.40
90th Percentile £31.40 £23.60 £28.53
England median hourly rate £31.15 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +13.27% -6.78% +7.27%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -32 30 £363 +3.57% 25
Durham -8 12 £328 -19.88% 7
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 33 (62.26%) SQL
2 31 (58.49%) Microsoft
3 24 (45.28%) .NET
4 17 (32.08%) C#
5 13 (24.53%) Windows
6 12 (22.64%) Migration
7 11 (20.75%) Oracle
7 11 (20.75%) Windows Server
8 10 (18.87%) ITIL
8 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (16.98%) TDD
9 9 (16.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (16.98%) Java
10 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
10 8 (15.09%) T-SQL
10 8 (15.09%) MySQL
10 8 (15.09%) Web Services
10 8 (15.09%) XML
10 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database
10 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (15.09%) OOXML
10 8 (15.09%) DevOps
11 7 (13.21%) Public Cloud
11 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (13.21%) VMware
12 6 (11.32%) Visual Studio
12 6 (11.32%) Linux
12 6 (11.32%) VB.NET
13 5 (9.43%) WebLogic

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 5 (9.43%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.66%) CMS
2 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.77%) IIS
3 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.89%) Apache
4 1 (1.89%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.89%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.77%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (3.77%) Maximo
3 1 (1.89%) iTrent
3 1 (1.89%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.66%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (5.66%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (5.66%) IaaS
3 3 (5.66%) Office 365
3 3 (5.66%) PaaS
3 3 (5.66%) Serverless
4 1 (1.89%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (1.89%) G Suite
4 1 (1.89%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) Firewall
2 4 (7.55%) FTP
2 4 (7.55%) SAN
3 3 (5.66%) NAS
4 2 (3.77%) DNS
4 2 (3.77%) SMS
4 2 (3.77%) VPN
5 1 (1.89%) DHCP
5 1 (1.89%) HTTP
5 1 (1.89%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.89%) ISDN
5 1 (1.89%) LAN
5 1 (1.89%) Modbus
5 1 (1.89%) PBX
5 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.89%) Skype
5 1 (1.89%) VoIP
5 1 (1.89%) VSAN
5 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (15.09%) MySQL
2 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database
2 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (9.43%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.66%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.77%) ActiveReports
6 2 (3.77%) DTS
6 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.89%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (1.89%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.55%) Selenium
2 4 (7.55%) Subversion
3 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (5.66%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (5.66%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.66%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.89%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.89%) gulp
5 1 (1.89%) JIRA
5 1 (1.89%) Maven
5 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.89%) Toad
5 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) General Ledger
2 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Developer
2 11 (20.75%) .NET Developer
3 4 (7.55%) DBA
4 3 (5.66%) Administrator
4 3 (5.66%) Architect
5 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (3.77%) Applications Support
5 2 (3.77%) Data Architect
5 2 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (3.77%) Report Writer
5 2 (3.77%) Server Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) VB Developer
6 1 (1.89%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (1.89%) Project Support Engineer
6 1 (1.89%) Sitecore Developer
6 1 (1.89%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (45.28%) .NET
2 8 (15.09%) OOXML
2 8 (15.09%) Web Services
2 8 (15.09%) XML
3 5 (9.43%) CSS
3 5 (9.43%) HTML
3 5 (9.43%) jQuery
4 4 (7.55%) AngularJS
4 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.55%) JSON
4 4 (7.55%) RESTful
5 3 (5.66%) MSMQ
5 3 (5.66%) SOAP
5 3 (5.66%) XSD
5 3 (5.66%) XSLT
6 2 (3.77%) Ajax
6 2 (3.77%) JDBC
6 2 (3.77%) JMS
7 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Public Cloud
2 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.66%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.77%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.77%) NHS
6 1 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.32%) Linux
4 4 (7.55%) Unix
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Migration
2 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.87%) ITIL
3 9 (16.98%) TDD
4 8 (15.09%) DevOps
5 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.55%) CRM
6 4 (7.55%) Scrum
6 4 (7.55%) SOLID
6 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.66%) Content Management
7 3 (5.66%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (5.66%) Kanban
7 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.66%) MVC
7 3 (5.66%) Open Source
7 3 (5.66%) Process Management
7 3 (5.66%) SOA
7 3 (5.66%) Software Delivery
7 3 (5.66%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 33 (62.26%) SQL
2 17 (32.08%) C#
3 9 (16.98%) Java
4 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
4 8 (15.09%) T-SQL
5 6 (11.32%) VB.NET
6 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
6 5 (9.43%) Python
7 4 (7.55%) Groovy
7 4 (7.55%) Shell Script
8 3 (5.66%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.66%) VB
9 2 (3.77%) PHP
9 2 (3.77%) Ruby
10 1 (1.89%) C++
10 1 (1.89%) Jython
10 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) MCSE
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.77%) AWS Certification
4 2 (3.77%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) MCSA
5 1 (1.89%) OCP
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.77%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.89%) GDPR
3 1 (1.89%) QA
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.66%) Docker
3 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.77%) XenApp
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.89%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.89%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.89%) Xen
5 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Ansible
1 4 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (7.55%) Puppet
2 3 (5.66%) Nagios
2 3 (5.66%) ZABBIX
3 2 (3.77%) SCCM
3 2 (3.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.89%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (1.89%) OpenNMS
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.89%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.89%) SafeCom
4 1 (1.89%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (58.49%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.75%) Oracle
3 7 (13.21%) VMware
4 4 (7.55%) SaltStack
5 3 (5.66%) HP
5 3 (5.66%) OpenText
5 3 (5.66%) Rackspace
6 2 (3.77%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.77%) Citrix
6 2 (3.77%) Google
6 2 (3.77%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Altiris
7 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.89%) Meraki
7 1 (1.89%) Mitel
7 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.89%) Tableau
7 1 (1.89%) Twitter
7 1 (1.89%) Veeam