Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 40 18
Rank change year-on-year +9 -22 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 67 45 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 7.55% 5.07% 11.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.52% 26.16% 52.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 30 206
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £368 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -31.49%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £246
90th Percentile £494 £476 £472
North East median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year +7.35% +4.21% -6.79%
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 206 172 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 23.22% 19.39% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 112 386
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -15.97%
10th Percentile £270 £290 £248
90th Percentile £600 £556 £511
North East median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 31
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £18.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.93% +43.59%
North East median hourly rate - £18.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year - -33.93% +51.60%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +19 60 £370 +0.68% 35
Sunderland 0 7 £245 -30.50% 3
SQL Server
North East

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 48 (71.64%) Microsoft
2 38 (56.72%) SQL
3 28 (41.79%) Windows
4 24 (35.82%) Windows Server
5 23 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (32.84%) Active Directory
6 22 (32.84%) Security Cleared
7 21 (31.34%) JavaScript
8 20 (29.85%) SC Cleared
9 19 (28.36%) C#
9 19 (28.36%) .NET
10 17 (25.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (23.88%) ASP.NET
11 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (20.90%) MVC
12 14 (20.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (20.90%) ITIL
12 14 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Clustering
13 13 (19.40%) CSS
14 12 (17.91%) Linux
14 12 (17.91%) Oracle
14 12 (17.91%) MS Exchange
14 12 (17.91%) VMware
15 11 (16.42%) OO
15 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (14.93%) HP

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 12 (17.91%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.99%) Confluence
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.49%) Apache
3 1 (1.49%) Documentum
3 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.48%) GitHub
4 2 (2.99%) IaaS
4 2 (2.99%) PaaS
4 2 (2.99%) SaaS
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.49%) AWS Data Pipeline
5 1 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.49%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.49%) Linode
5 1 (1.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) Firewall
2 6 (8.96%) DHCP
2 6 (8.96%) DNS
3 5 (7.46%) HTTP
3 5 (7.46%) HTTPS
3 5 (7.46%) iSCSI
3 5 (7.46%) NAS
3 5 (7.46%) SAN
4 3 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (4.48%) LAN
5 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (20.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (8.96%) MySQL
4 5 (7.46%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.99%) Big Data
6 2 (2.99%) DB2
6 2 (2.99%) MS Access
6 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.49%) KDB
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.49%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) GitLab
2 5 (7.46%) MSTest
2 5 (7.46%) NCrunch
3 4 (5.97%) Artifactory
3 4 (5.97%) SpecFlow
4 3 (4.48%) JIRA
5 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.99%) Subversion
5 2 (2.99%) Toad
6 1 (1.49%) NUnit
6 1 (1.49%) Selenium
6 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.97%) Retail
2 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) .NET Developer
2 11 (16.42%) C# Developer
2 11 (16.42%) SQL Developer
3 7 (10.45%) Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (7.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (7.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) Systems Support
5 5 (7.46%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (5.97%) .NET Web Applications Developer
6 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) C# Web Application Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (5.97%) Mobility Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.36%) .NET
2 16 (23.88%) ASP.NET
3 13 (19.40%) CSS
4 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (11.94%) HTML
5 8 (11.94%) Middleware
6 5 (7.46%) LINQ
6 5 (7.46%) XML
7 4 (5.97%) JSON
7 4 (5.97%) Web Services
8 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (2.99%) HTML5
9 2 (2.99%) J2EE
9 2 (2.99%) XML Schema
10 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.49%) Entity Framework
10 1 (1.49%) Java EE
10 1 (1.49%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (1.49%) REST
10 1 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Clustering
2 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.96%) PKI
4 3 (4.48%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.48%) User Experience
5 2 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.99%) Social Media
6 1 (1.49%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.49%) DataPower
6 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.79%) Windows
2 24 (35.82%) Windows Server
3 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (17.91%) Linux
5 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.96%) Android
6 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
6 6 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (8.96%) Windows Phone
6 6 (8.96%) Windows Phone 8
7 4 (5.97%) Unix
8 2 (2.99%) AIX
8 2 (2.99%) DC/OS
8 2 (2.99%) Mesosphere
8 2 (2.99%) VMS
9 1 (1.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.90%) ITIL
2 14 (20.90%) MVC
2 14 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (16.42%) OO
4 9 (13.43%) ETL
4 9 (13.43%) Open Source
4 9 (13.43%) Scrum
5 8 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (11.94%) TDD
6 7 (10.45%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (10.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (10.45%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (10.45%) Security Hardening
6 7 (10.45%) Test Automation
7 6 (8.96%) DevOps
7 6 (8.96%) Migration
7 6 (8.96%) Time Management
8 5 (7.46%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 38 (56.72%) SQL
2 21 (31.34%) JavaScript
3 19 (28.36%) C#
4 9 (13.43%) T-SQL
5 7 (10.45%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.46%) Java
7 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.48%) Perl
8 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.99%) C
9 2 (2.99%) Python
9 2 (2.99%) VBA
10 1 (1.49%) Jython
10 1 (1.49%) PHP
10 1 (1.49%) Ruby
10 1 (1.49%) Scala
10 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (32.84%) Security Cleared
2 20 (29.85%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.46%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (5.97%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.49%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (4.48%) QA
System Software
1 22 (32.84%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.96%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (8.96%) XenApp
3 6 (8.96%) XenDesktop
4 5 (7.46%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.48%) Docker
7 1 (1.49%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (11.94%) Puppet
3 6 (8.96%) AirWatch
3 6 (8.96%) SAP Afaria
3 6 (8.96%) SCCM
3 6 (8.96%) SCOM
3 6 (8.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (8.96%) vCenter Server
3 6 (8.96%) XenMobile
4 5 (7.46%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 5 (7.46%) vMotion
5 3 (4.48%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (4.48%) Terraform
6 2 (2.99%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (2.99%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.49%) Ansible
7 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.49%) Nagios
7 1 (1.49%) OpenNMS
7 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (71.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.91%) Oracle
2 12 (17.91%) VMware
3 10 (14.93%) HP
4 6 (8.96%) 3PAR
4 6 (8.96%) Apple
4 6 (8.96%) BMC
4 6 (8.96%) Citrix
4 6 (8.96%) McAfee
4 6 (8.96%) SAP
5 5 (7.46%) EMC
5 5 (7.46%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco
7 2 (2.99%) Google
7 2 (2.99%) Sage
8 1 (1.49%) IBM
8 1 (1.49%) NetApp
8 1 (1.49%) Pega
8 1 (1.49%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.49%) Sybase