Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 38 19
Rank change year-on-year +1 -19 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 86 74 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.67% 5.74% 10.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.39% 27.11% 52.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 54 183
North East median daily rate £290 £328 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.45% +3.97% +5.00%
10th Percentile £155 £263 £245
90th Percentile £418 £435 £401
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 22
North East median hourly rate - - £32.66
England median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year -10.83% +37.72% +20.00%

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 283 273 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.96% 21.16% 20.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 185 339
North East median daily rate £365 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +21.21% -5.71%
10th Percentile £256 £289 £255
90th Percentile £550 £556 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 35
North East median hourly rate - £9.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.86% +51.60%
England median hourly rate £33.50 £29.56 £28.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.72% +14.00%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +12 77 £290 -10.77% 48
Durham -17 4 £325 -4.41% 7
Northumberland - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 65 (75.58%) Microsoft
2 62 (72.09%) SQL
3 48 (55.81%) .NET
4 46 (53.49%) C#
5 44 (51.16%) Windows
6 40 (46.51%) ASP.NET
6 40 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (39.53%) MVC
8 31 (36.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (34.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 27 (31.40%) Scrum
10 27 (31.40%) Security Cleared
11 25 (29.07%) Windows Server
12 24 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (26.74%) Linux
13 23 (26.74%) T-SQL
14 22 (25.58%) JavaScript
14 22 (25.58%) CSS
15 21 (24.42%) Active Directory
16 20 (23.26%) Citrix
16 20 (23.26%) DHCP
16 20 (23.26%) DNS
16 20 (23.26%) HTML
16 20 (23.26%) TDD
16 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
16 20 (23.26%) Degree
17 19 (22.09%) BDD
17 19 (22.09%) SAP
17 19 (22.09%) ITIL
18 18 (20.93%) Apple

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 17 (19.77%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.33%) CMS
3 2 (2.33%) K2 blackpearl
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
4 1 (1.16%) Confluence
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.16%) IIS
4 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Line 500
2 1 (1.16%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.49%) GitHub
2 2 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.16%) AWS Data Pipeline
3 1 (1.16%) DigitalOcean
3 1 (1.16%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.16%) IaaS
3 1 (1.16%) Linode
3 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.26%) DHCP
1 20 (23.26%) DNS
2 2 (2.33%) Firewall
2 2 (2.33%) LAN
2 2 (2.33%) SMS
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.16%) SAN
3 1 (1.16%) VPN
3 1 (1.16%) VSAN
3 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (36.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 30 (34.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.81%) MySQL
5 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.49%) Big Data
7 2 (2.33%) DB2
7 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.33%) MS Access
7 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.16%) DataStage
8 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (20.93%) SpecFlow
2 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.98%) Subversion
3 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.33%) MSTest
3 2 (2.33%) NCrunch
3 2 (2.33%) Selenium
3 2 (2.33%) Toad
3 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.16%) GitLab
4 1 (1.16%) Gitweb
4 1 (1.16%) JIRA
4 1 (1.16%) NUnit
4 1 (1.16%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.16%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (11.63%) Banking
2 7 (8.14%) Finance
3 5 (5.81%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (61.63%) Developer
2 29 (33.72%) C# Developer
3 18 (20.93%) .NET Developer
4 16 (18.60%) Mobility Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (9.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (9.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (6.98%) SQL Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Junior
7 4 (4.65%) Junior C# Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Junior Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.49%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Systems Support
8 3 (3.49%) T-SQL Developer
9 2 (2.33%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (55.81%) .NET
2 40 (46.51%) ASP.NET
3 24 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (25.58%) CSS
5 20 (23.26%) HTML
6 10 (11.63%) .NET Framework
7 9 (10.47%) JSON
8 7 (8.14%) jQuery
8 7 (8.14%) XML
9 6 (6.98%) Web Services
10 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (5.81%) HTML5
10 5 (5.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (3.49%) Entity Framework
11 3 (3.49%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (3.49%) XSLT
12 2 (2.33%) Middleware
12 2 (2.33%) XForms
12 2 (2.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.93%) PKI
2 17 (19.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.49%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.33%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.33%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.33%) Social Media
6 1 (1.16%) Clustering
6 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 44 (51.16%) Windows
2 25 (29.07%) Windows Server
3 23 (26.74%) Linux
4 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (20.93%) Android
5 18 (20.93%) Apple iOS
5 18 (20.93%) Windows Phone
5 18 (20.93%) Windows Phone 8
5 18 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.49%) Unix
7 2 (2.33%) AIX
8 1 (1.16%) CentOS
8 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (39.53%) MVC
3 27 (31.40%) Scrum
4 20 (23.26%) TDD
5 19 (22.09%) BDD
5 19 (22.09%) ITIL
6 17 (19.77%) Content Management
6 17 (19.77%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (18.60%) Incident Management
8 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.14%) OO
8 7 (8.14%) Web Development
9 6 (6.98%) ETL
9 6 (6.98%) Prototyping
10 5 (5.81%) Change Control
10 5 (5.81%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (5.81%) Test Automation
11 4 (4.65%) Microservices
11 4 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (4.65%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (72.09%) SQL
2 46 (53.49%) C#
3 23 (26.74%) T-SQL
4 22 (25.58%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.65%) Java
5 4 (4.65%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.65%) Python
6 2 (2.33%) Perl
6 2 (2.33%) PHP
6 2 (2.33%) Ruby
6 2 (2.33%) VB
6 2 (2.33%) VBA
7 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.16%) Jython
7 1 (1.16%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (31.40%) Security Cleared
2 20 (23.26%) Degree
3 17 (19.77%) SC Cleared
4 14 (16.28%) BPSS Clearance
4 14 (16.28%) Citrix Certification
4 14 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (4.65%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (24.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.16%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.16%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.16%) Xen
4 1 (1.16%) XenApp
4 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (20.93%) AirWatch
1 18 (20.93%) SAP Afaria
1 18 (20.93%) XenMobile
2 3 (3.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.16%) Ansible
4 1 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.16%) Nagios
4 1 (1.16%) OpenNMS
4 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.16%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.16%) Puppet
4 1 (1.16%) SafeCom
4 1 (1.16%) vRealize
4 1 (1.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (75.58%) Microsoft
2 20 (23.26%) Citrix
3 19 (22.09%) SAP
4 18 (20.93%) Apple
4 18 (20.93%) McAfee
5 4 (4.65%) Oracle
6 3 (3.49%) VMware
7 2 (2.33%) Cisco
7 2 (2.33%) Sage
8 1 (1.16%) Dell
8 1 (1.16%) EMC
8 1 (1.16%) Google
8 1 (1.16%) IBM
8 1 (1.16%) OpenText
8 1 (1.16%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.16%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.16%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.16%) ThinPrint
8 1 (1.16%) Twitter
8 1 (1.16%) Veeam