Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 39 43
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 28 46 62
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.75% 5.18% 5.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.35% 26.14% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 56
Median daily rate £390 £446 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.61% +56.58% -12.31%
10th Percentile £256 £226 £155
90th Percentile £604 £490 £434
North East median daily rate £381 £434 £285
% change year-on-year -12.10% +52.19% -12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £53.50 -
North East median hourly rate - £53.50 -

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 115 176 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 23.61% 19.82% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 122 150
Median daily rate £430 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +24.14% -5.84%
10th Percentile £314 £307 £255
90th Percentile £900 £586 £551
North East median daily rate £410 £450 £365
% change year-on-year -8.89% +23.29% -3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £10.50 £53.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -80.37% +52.86% +288.89%
Median hourly rate £10.50 £53.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -80.37% +52.86% +288.89%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Tyne and Wear.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in Tyne and Wear

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Tyne and Wear

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Tyne and Wear.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +19 21 £405 -6.36% 7
Sunderland +5 6 £263 +15.38% 3
SQL Server
North East

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 14 (50.00%) ITIL
2 13 (46.43%) Linux
2 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
3 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (42.86%) Oracle
3 12 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (39.29%) Java
4 11 (39.29%) Unix
4 11 (39.29%) JDBC
4 11 (39.29%) SOAP
4 11 (39.29%) Web Services
4 11 (39.29%) XML
4 11 (39.29%) JMS
4 11 (39.29%) HTTP
4 11 (39.29%) RDBMS
4 11 (39.29%) TIBCO
4 11 (39.29%) BusinessWorks
4 11 (39.29%) Project Management
4 11 (39.29%) Relational Database
4 11 (39.29%) Algorithms
4 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
4 11 (39.29%) TIBCO EMS
4 11 (39.29%) XPath
4 11 (39.29%) Degree
4 11 (39.29%) Integration Testing
5 9 (32.14%) SQL
6 8 (28.57%) Spotfire
7 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (25.00%) ETL
7 7 (25.00%) Clustering

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 2 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (39.29%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon S3
1 3 (10.71%) AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (7.14%) Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Power Platform
2 2 (7.14%) Serverless
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon SageMaker
3 1 (3.57%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) HTTP
2 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) Firewall
3 2 (7.14%) HTTPS
3 2 (7.14%) SSL
3 2 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) RDBMS
1 11 (39.29%) Relational Database
2 8 (28.57%) Spotfire
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (10.71%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
6 2 (7.14%) OLAP
6 2 (7.14%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (7.14%) Power BI
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (3.57%) Data Mart
7 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
7 1 (3.57%) QlikView
7 1 (3.57%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
2 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.71%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (35.71%) TIBCO Developer
3 5 (17.86%) DBA
4 4 (14.29%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Architect
6 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Data Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Wintel Support
6 2 (7.14%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Principal Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) JDBC
1 11 (39.29%) JMS
1 11 (39.29%) SOAP
1 11 (39.29%) TIBCO EMS
1 11 (39.29%) Web Services
1 11 (39.29%) XML
2 2 (7.14%) Node.js
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Core
3 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.57%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (39.29%) Algorithms
3 7 (25.00%) Clustering
4 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Linux
2 11 (39.29%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) ITIL
2 12 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (39.29%) Integration Testing
3 11 (39.29%) Project Management
4 7 (25.00%) ETL
5 6 (21.43%) High Availability
6 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (17.86%) Decision-Making
7 4 (14.29%) Migration
8 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.71%) Data Management
8 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
8 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
8 3 (10.71%) DevOps
8 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (10.71%) ITSM
8 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
8 3 (10.71%) Service Management
8 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Java
1 11 (39.29%) XPath
2 9 (32.14%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) VBA
4 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
4 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) AWS Certification
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (17.86%) vSphere
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Oracle
2 11 (39.29%) TIBCO
3 5 (17.86%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) RedGate
5 1 (3.57%) SAP