Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 46 18
Rank change year-on-year +14 -28 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 89 60 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.74% 4.86% 9.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.71% 27.27% 42.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 34 177
North East median daily rate £375 £340 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -1.16% -8.27%
10th Percentile £231 £266 £270
90th Percentile £475 £482 £523
England median daily rate £438 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +2.94% +7.59% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
North East median hourly rate - - £28.00
England median hourly rate £24.99 £36.91 £28.00
% change year-on-year -32.29% +31.80% +10.06%

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 264 220 573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 19.98% 17.81% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 146 405
North East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £289 £275 £263
90th Percentile £571 £550 £532
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 18
North East median hourly rate £47.50 £18.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.76% -15.91% +8.37%
10th Percentile £46.25 £11.65 £15.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £22.15 £30.40
England median hourly rate £32.50 £32.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -0.76% +19.09% -

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +21 69 £365 -2.67% 37
Durham -8 14 £391 +20.38% 11
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 54 (60.67%) SQL
2 53 (59.55%) Microsoft
3 29 (32.58%) JavaScript
3 29 (32.58%) Windows
3 29 (32.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (31.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (29.21%) C#
5 26 (29.21%) .NET
5 26 (29.21%) Active Directory
5 26 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (28.09%) Security Cleared
6 25 (28.09%) Windows Server
7 23 (25.84%) SC Cleared
8 21 (23.60%) ASP.NET
9 20 (22.47%) CSS
9 20 (22.47%) Oracle
10 19 (21.35%) Scrum
10 19 (21.35%) Microsoft Azure
11 18 (20.22%) TDD
12 17 (19.10%) T-SQL
12 17 (19.10%) OO
13 16 (17.98%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (16.85%) HTML
14 15 (16.85%) HP
14 15 (16.85%) MVC
15 14 (15.73%) Firewall
15 14 (15.73%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (15.73%) XML
15 14 (15.73%) ITIL
16 13 (14.61%) Middleware

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 9 (10.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.62%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.37%) CMS
3 3 (3.37%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.12%) Confluence
4 1 (1.12%) Documentum
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Line 500
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Infor CloudSuite
2 1 (1.12%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.87%) IaaS
2 7 (7.87%) PaaS
3 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.49%) iPaaS
4 4 (4.49%) SaaS
4 4 (4.49%) Serverless
5 3 (3.37%) Azure Functions
5 3 (3.37%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (3.37%) GitHub
6 1 (1.12%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.73%) Firewall
2 9 (10.11%) NAS
2 9 (10.11%) SAN
3 8 (8.99%) HTTP
3 8 (8.99%) HTTPS
3 8 (8.99%) iSCSI
4 4 (4.49%) LAN
5 3 (3.37%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (3.37%) DHCP
5 3 (3.37%) DNS
6 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (32.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 28 (31.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (15.73%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.62%) MS Access
4 5 (5.62%) Power BI
5 4 (4.49%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (4.49%) DB2
5 4 (4.49%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.49%) MySQL
5 4 (4.49%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.37%) Redis
6 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.25%) Big Data
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 10 (11.24%) GitLab
2 9 (10.11%) MSTest
3 6 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.62%) NCrunch
4 5 (5.62%) NUnit
4 5 (5.62%) Toad
4 5 (5.62%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.49%) Artifactory
5 4 (4.49%) Jasmine
5 4 (4.49%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (4.49%) SpecFlow
5 4 (4.49%) Subversion
5 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (3.37%) Bower
6 3 (3.37%) Grunt
7 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.25%) JIRA
8 1 (1.12%) Selenium
General
1 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
1 4 (4.49%) Retail
2 2 (2.25%) Finance
3 1 (1.12%) Back Office
3 1 (1.12%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (49.44%) Developer
2 14 (15.73%) SQL Developer
3 12 (13.48%) Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) C# Developer
5 9 (10.11%) Support Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) Full Stack Developer
6 8 (8.99%) Systems Support
7 7 (7.87%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Administrator
8 5 (5.62%) Applications Support
8 5 (5.62%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.62%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (5.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Systems Support Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (29.21%) .NET
2 21 (23.60%) ASP.NET
3 20 (22.47%) CSS
4 15 (16.85%) HTML
5 14 (15.73%) XML
6 13 (14.61%) Middleware
7 12 (13.48%) .NET Framework
7 12 (13.48%) XML Schema
8 11 (12.36%) HTML5
9 10 (11.24%) ASP.NET Core
9 10 (11.24%) CSS3
9 10 (11.24%) OAuth
10 9 (10.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (8.99%) AngularJS
11 8 (8.99%) jQuery
12 7 (7.87%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (7.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (6.74%) OAuth2
13 6 (6.74%) Web Services
14 5 (5.62%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Clustering
2 7 (7.87%) N-Tier
2 7 (7.87%) User Experience
3 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.49%) Reinsurance
5 3 (3.37%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.37%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.25%) PKI
7 1 (1.12%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.12%) DataPower
7 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.12%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.58%) Windows
2 25 (28.09%) Windows Server
3 12 (13.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (13.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (12.36%) Linux
5 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.37%) DC/OS
8 2 (2.25%) Android
8 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.25%) Mesosphere
8 2 (2.25%) Unix
8 2 (2.25%) VMS
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (1.12%) AIX
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.35%) Scrum
3 18 (20.22%) TDD
4 17 (19.10%) OO
5 16 (17.98%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (16.85%) MVC
7 14 (15.73%) ITIL
8 12 (13.48%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (12.36%) ETL
10 10 (11.24%) Open Source
11 9 (10.11%) DevOps
11 9 (10.11%) ITSM
11 9 (10.11%) Migration
11 9 (10.11%) Runbook
12 8 (8.99%) BDD
12 8 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (8.99%) Microservices
12 8 (8.99%) SDLC
12 8 (8.99%) Software Distribution
12 8 (8.99%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 54 (60.67%) SQL
2 29 (32.58%) JavaScript
3 26 (29.21%) C#
4 17 (19.10%) T-SQL
5 7 (7.87%) Java
5 7 (7.87%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.62%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.62%) VBA
7 4 (4.49%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.37%) Perl
9 2 (2.25%) C
9 2 (2.25%) Python
9 2 (2.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (28.09%) Security Cleared
2 23 (25.84%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.99%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.12%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.12%) Degree
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) QA
1 3 (3.37%) WCAG
2 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (29.21%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.87%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (7.87%) XenApp
3 7 (7.87%) XenDesktop
4 5 (5.62%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (10.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 7 (7.87%) Puppet
3 7 (7.87%) SCCM
3 7 (7.87%) SCOM
3 7 (7.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (7.87%) vCenter Server
4 6 (6.74%) vMotion
5 3 (3.37%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (3.37%) Terraform
6 2 (2.25%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.25%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (2.25%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.25%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (2.25%) XenMobile
7 1 (1.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (59.55%) Microsoft
2 20 (22.47%) Oracle
3 15 (16.85%) HP
4 12 (13.48%) VMware
5 7 (7.87%) 3PAR
5 7 (7.87%) BMC
6 6 (6.74%) EMC
7 5 (5.62%) Cisco
7 5 (5.62%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.62%) Sage
8 2 (2.25%) Apple
8 2 (2.25%) Citrix
8 2 (2.25%) Google
8 2 (2.25%) McAfee
8 2 (2.25%) NetApp
8 2 (2.25%) SAP
9 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.12%) Infor
9 1 (1.12%) Pega
9 1 (1.12%) Sybase