Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 50 21
Rank change year-on-year +24 -29 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 83 44 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 8.37% 4.78% 10.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.78% 23.28% 51.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 35 158
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £300 £325 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.42% +3.75%
10th Percentile £255 £253 £244
90th Percentile £458 £436 £375
North East median daily rate £300 £325 £315
% change year-on-year -7.69% +3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 21
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £32.66
North East median hourly rate - - £32.66

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 232 189 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 23.39% 20.52% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 125 310
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £365 £390 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.41% +18.18% -12.00%
10th Percentile £256 £290 £245
90th Percentile £587 £554 £500
North East median daily rate £375 £388 £330
% change year-on-year -3.23% +17.42% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 33
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £10.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.29% +30.23%
North East median hourly rate - £10.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year - -64.29% +40.11%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +27 78 £300 -11.11% 19
Sunderland +5 4 £275 - 4
Gateshead -2 1 £350 -9.68% 6
SQL Server
North East

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 61 (73.49%) SQL
1 61 (73.49%) Microsoft
2 43 (51.81%) C#
3 42 (50.60%) .NET
4 41 (49.40%) Windows
5 38 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (43.37%) ASP.NET
7 31 (37.35%) MVC
8 30 (36.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (34.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 28 (33.73%) Security Cleared
11 25 (30.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (30.12%) Scrum
11 25 (30.12%) Windows Server
12 24 (28.92%) JavaScript
12 24 (28.92%) T-SQL
13 22 (26.51%) TDD
14 21 (25.30%) Active Directory
15 20 (24.10%) CSS
15 20 (24.10%) ITIL
16 19 (22.89%) Linux
16 19 (22.89%) Citrix
16 19 (22.89%) DHCP
16 19 (22.89%) DNS
16 19 (22.89%) BDD
16 19 (22.89%) SC Cleared
16 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2008
17 18 (21.69%) Android
17 18 (21.69%) PKI
17 18 (21.69%) SpecFlow

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 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.82%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.20%) Apache
4 1 (1.20%) CMS
4 1 (1.20%) Confluence
4 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.61%) GitHub
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.20%) AWS Data Pipeline
3 1 (1.20%) DigitalOcean
3 1 (1.20%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.20%) IaaS
3 1 (1.20%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.89%) DHCP
1 19 (22.89%) DNS
2 4 (4.82%) Firewall
3 3 (3.61%) SAN
4 2 (2.41%) HTTP
4 2 (2.41%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.41%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.41%) NAS
4 2 (2.41%) SMS
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.20%) LAN
5 1 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.20%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (36.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 29 (34.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.43%) MySQL
4 5 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.82%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.82%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.41%) Big Data
7 2 (2.41%) DB2
7 2 (2.41%) MS Access
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.20%) DataStage
8 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (21.69%) SpecFlow
2 5 (6.02%) MSTest
2 5 (6.02%) NCrunch
3 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.82%) Subversion
4 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.41%) Selenium
4 2 (2.41%) Toad
5 1 (1.20%) GitLab
5 1 (1.20%) Gitweb
5 1 (1.20%) JIRA
5 1 (1.20%) NUnit
5 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.20%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (12.05%) Banking
2 7 (8.43%) Finance
3 5 (6.02%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (61.45%) Developer
2 29 (34.94%) C# Developer
3 18 (21.69%) .NET Developer
4 16 (19.28%) Mobility Engineer
5 11 (13.25%) SQL Developer
6 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (12.05%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (12.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (4.82%) .NET Applications Developer
7 4 (4.82%) .NET Web Applications Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Applications Developer
7 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
7 4 (4.82%) C# Application Developer
7 4 (4.82%) C# Web Application Developer
7 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Web Applications Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (50.60%) .NET
2 36 (43.37%) ASP.NET
3 25 (30.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (24.10%) CSS
5 15 (18.07%) HTML
6 8 (9.64%) JSON
7 7 (8.43%) XML
8 5 (6.02%) LINQ
8 5 (6.02%) Web Services
9 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (4.82%) HTML5
9 4 (4.82%) Middleware
10 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
10 3 (3.61%) jQuery
10 3 (3.61%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (3.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (3.61%) XSLT
11 2 (2.41%) Entity Framework
11 2 (2.41%) RESTful
11 2 (2.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.69%) PKI
2 14 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.61%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.41%) Social Media
6 1 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.20%) DataPower
6 1 (1.20%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 41 (49.40%) Windows
2 25 (30.12%) Windows Server
3 19 (22.89%) Linux
3 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (21.69%) Android
4 18 (21.69%) Apple iOS
4 18 (21.69%) Windows Phone
4 18 (21.69%) Windows Phone 8
4 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.61%) Unix
6 2 (2.41%) AIX
6 2 (2.41%) DC/OS
6 2 (2.41%) Mesosphere
6 2 (2.41%) VMS
7 1 (1.20%) CentOS
7 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (37.35%) MVC
3 25 (30.12%) Scrum
4 22 (26.51%) TDD
5 20 (24.10%) ITIL
6 19 (22.89%) BDD
7 17 (20.48%) Content Management
8 16 (19.28%) Incident Management
8 16 (19.28%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (9.64%) OO
10 7 (8.43%) ETL
10 7 (8.43%) Test Automation
11 6 (7.23%) Prototyping
11 6 (7.23%) Time Management
12 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (6.02%) Change Control
12 5 (6.02%) Open Source
12 5 (6.02%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (6.02%) Web Application Development
13 4 (4.82%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 61 (73.49%) SQL
2 43 (51.81%) C#
3 24 (28.92%) JavaScript
3 24 (28.92%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.02%) Java
5 4 (4.82%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.61%) Python
7 2 (2.41%) VB
7 2 (2.41%) VBA
8 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.20%) C
8 1 (1.20%) Jython
8 1 (1.20%) Perl
8 1 (1.20%) PHP
8 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (33.73%) Security Cleared
2 19 (22.89%) SC Cleared
3 16 (19.28%) Degree
4 14 (16.87%) BPSS Clearance
4 14 (16.87%) Citrix Certification
4 14 (16.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (4.82%) QA
System Software
1 21 (25.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.41%) Docker
2 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.20%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.20%) Xen
3 1 (1.20%) XenApp
3 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (21.69%) AirWatch
1 18 (21.69%) SAP Afaria
1 18 (21.69%) XenMobile
2 2 (2.41%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (2.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 2 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.41%) Terraform
3 1 (1.20%) Ansible
3 1 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.20%) Nagios
3 1 (1.20%) OpenNMS
3 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.20%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.20%) Puppet
3 1 (1.20%) SafeCom
3 1 (1.20%) vRealize
3 1 (1.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (73.49%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.89%) Citrix
3 18 (21.69%) Apple
3 18 (21.69%) McAfee
3 18 (21.69%) SAP
4 4 (4.82%) Oracle
5 2 (2.41%) HP
5 2 (2.41%) Sage
5 2 (2.41%) VMware
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco
6 1 (1.20%) Google
6 1 (1.20%) IBM
6 1 (1.20%) OpenText
6 1 (1.20%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.20%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.20%) ThinPrint