Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 June 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)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 51 19
Rank change year-on-year +11 -32 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 67 45 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 6.27% 4.55% 10.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.06% 22.28% 50.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 37 140
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £285 £313 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.80% +0.81% +3.33%
10th Percentile £155 £257 £240
90th Percentile £424 £437 £390
North East median daily rate £286 £325 £313
% change year-on-year -11.92% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 15
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £32.66
North East median hourly rate - - £33.08

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 209 202 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 19.57% 20.40% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 142 282
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £363 £394 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.94% +15.64% -7.35%
10th Percentile £256 £276 £260
90th Percentile £572 £542 £525
North East median daily rate £365 £385 £350
% change year-on-year -5.19% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 23
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £35.00 £9.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +288.89% -68.42% +95.37%
North East median hourly rate £35.00 £9.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +288.89% -68.42% +90.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Tyne and Wear

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Tyne and Wear

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Tyne and Wear

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Tyne and Wear

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 19 June 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +20 64 £285 -8.80% 24
Gateshead -1 2 £338 -12.90% 5
Sunderland +6 1 £275 - 5
SQL Server
North East

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 52 (77.61%) Microsoft
2 50 (74.63%) SQL
3 42 (62.69%) .NET
4 41 (61.19%) C#
4 41 (61.19%) Windows
5 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (50.75%) ASP.NET
7 28 (41.79%) MVC
8 26 (38.81%) Scrum
8 26 (38.81%) Security Cleared
9 25 (37.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (34.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (34.33%) Windows Server
11 21 (31.34%) T-SQL
11 21 (31.34%) Linux
12 20 (29.85%) Degree
12 20 (29.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (28.36%) Active Directory
14 18 (26.87%) Citrix
14 18 (26.87%) ITIL
15 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
15 17 (25.37%) HTML
15 17 (25.37%) CSS
15 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (25.37%) DNS
15 17 (25.37%) DHCP
15 17 (25.37%) TDD
15 17 (25.37%) BDD
15 17 (25.37%) SpecFlow
15 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.99%) CMS
4 1 (1.49%) Apache
4 1 (1.49%) Confluence
4 1 (1.49%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.48%) GitHub
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.49%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 1 (1.49%) DigitalOcean
2 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.49%) IaaS
2 1 (1.49%) Linode
2 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.37%) DHCP
1 17 (25.37%) DNS
2 2 (2.99%) SAN
2 2 (2.99%) SMS
3 1 (1.49%) Firewall
3 1 (1.49%) HTTP
3 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.49%) NAS
3 1 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.49%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (37.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 23 (34.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.97%) MySQL
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.49%) Big Data
5 1 (1.49%) DataStage
5 1 (1.49%) DB2
5 1 (1.49%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) SpecFlow
2 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.97%) Subversion
3 1 (1.49%) GitLab
3 1 (1.49%) Gitweb
3 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.49%) JIRA
3 1 (1.49%) Selenium
3 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (14.93%) Banking
2 7 (10.45%) Finance
3 5 (7.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (64.18%) Developer
2 27 (40.30%) C# Developer
3 15 (22.39%) .NET Developer
4 14 (20.90%) Mobility Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (10.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (10.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Junior
6 4 (5.97%) Junior C# Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Junior Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) T-SQL Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Graduate Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Mobility Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Python Developer
8 2 (2.99%) SQL Developer
8 2 (2.99%) SSIS Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (62.69%) .NET
2 34 (50.75%) ASP.NET
3 20 (29.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (25.37%) CSS
4 17 (25.37%) HTML
5 7 (10.45%) .NET Framework
6 6 (8.96%) jQuery
6 6 (8.96%) JSON
7 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (4.48%) HTML5
8 3 (4.48%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (4.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (4.48%) Web Services
8 3 (4.48%) XML
9 2 (2.99%) Entity Framework
9 2 (2.99%) Middleware
9 2 (2.99%) RESTful
9 2 (2.99%) XForms
9 2 (2.99%) XSD
9 2 (2.99%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) PKI
2 15 (22.39%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.48%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.48%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.99%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (61.19%) Windows
2 23 (34.33%) Windows Server
3 21 (31.34%) Linux
4 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (23.88%) Android
5 16 (23.88%) Apple iOS
5 16 (23.88%) Windows Phone
5 16 (23.88%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (2.99%) Unix
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.49%) AIX
7 1 (1.49%) CentOS
7 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (41.79%) MVC
3 26 (38.81%) Scrum
4 18 (26.87%) ITIL
5 17 (25.37%) BDD
5 17 (25.37%) TDD
6 16 (23.88%) Content Management
6 16 (23.88%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (22.39%) Incident Management
8 6 (8.96%) Web Development
9 5 (7.46%) OO
10 4 (5.97%) Change Control
10 4 (5.97%) OOP
10 4 (5.97%) Prototyping
10 4 (5.97%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (5.97%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (5.97%) Usability Testing
10 4 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.48%) Kanban
11 3 (4.48%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 50 (74.63%) SQL
2 41 (61.19%) C#
3 21 (31.34%) T-SQL
4 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.48%) Java
5 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.48%) Python
6 2 (2.99%) VB
7 1 (1.49%) C++
7 1 (1.49%) Groovy
7 1 (1.49%) Jython
7 1 (1.49%) PHP
7 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (38.81%) Security Cleared
2 20 (29.85%) Degree
3 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
4 13 (19.40%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (19.40%) Citrix Certification
4 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.42%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (5.97%) QA
System Software
1 19 (28.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.99%) XenApp
4 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.49%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.49%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.49%) Xen
4 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (23.88%) AirWatch
1 16 (23.88%) SAP Afaria
1 16 (23.88%) XenMobile
2 2 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.49%) Ansible
3 1 (1.49%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (1.49%) Nagios
3 1 (1.49%) OpenNMS
3 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.49%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.49%) Puppet
3 1 (1.49%) SafeCom
3 1 (1.49%) SCCM
3 1 (1.49%) vRealize
3 1 (1.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (77.61%) Microsoft
2 18 (26.87%) Citrix
3 16 (23.88%) Apple
3 16 (23.88%) McAfee
3 16 (23.88%) SAP
4 3 (4.48%) VMware
5 1 (1.49%) Altiris
5 1 (1.49%) Google
5 1 (1.49%) HP
5 1 (1.49%) IBM
5 1 (1.49%) OpenText
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle
5 1 (1.49%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.49%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.49%) ThinPrint