Period
to 20 August 2017

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 20 August 2017 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
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 21 26
Rank change year-on-year -30 +5 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 42 245 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.60% 10.80% 6.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.20% 51.15% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 159 59
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £325 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% -8.58%
10th Percentile £252 £244 £240
90th Percentile £436 £375 £515
North East median daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 21 2
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £32.66 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.57% -25.88%
North East median hourly rate - £32.66 £18.47
% change year-on-year - +76.80% -41.37%

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 181 479 338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 19.82% 21.11% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 311 223
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £391 £330 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.56% -13.16% +13.58%
10th Percentile £290 £245 £258
90th Percentile £556 £500 £570
North East median daily rate £388 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +17.42% -5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 33 5
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £10.00 £28.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.29% +30.23% -33.85%
North East median hourly rate £10.00 £28.00 £19.99
% change year-on-year -64.29% +40.11% -36.56%

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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 2017. 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 -30 36 £350 +12.90% 11
Gateshead - 2 £388 - 1
Sunderland -7 1 - - 3
SQL Server
North East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 20 (47.62%) SQL
1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 16 (38.10%) .NET
3 14 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (30.95%) Windows
5 12 (28.57%) C#
6 11 (26.19%) Oracle
7 10 (23.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
8 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 9 (21.43%) Migration
9 8 (19.05%) Clustering
9 8 (19.05%) ITIL
9 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
9 8 (19.05%) MVC
9 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (16.67%) Office 365
10 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (16.67%) Windows 10
10 7 (16.67%) MCSE
10 7 (16.67%) MCSA
10 7 (16.67%) T-SQL
10 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (16.67%) SCCM
10 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared

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 8 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) Drupal
3 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.38%) CMS
4 1 (2.38%) SAS
4 1 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) SMS
2 4 (9.52%) FTP
3 2 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (23.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database
4 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (9.52%) MongoDB
5 4 (9.52%) RDBMS
5 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
6 3 (7.14%) MySQL
6 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.76%) GIS
7 2 (4.76%) SQLPlus
8 1 (2.38%) ActiveReports
8 1 (2.38%) DB2
8 1 (2.38%) MariaDB
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (4.76%) Toad
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.38%) Selenium
5 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Advertising
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Developer
2 13 (30.95%) .NET Developer
2 13 (30.95%) DBA
3 9 (21.43%) SQL DBA
4 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior DBA
8 1 (2.38%) Agile Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Applications Support Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.38%) DB2 DBA
8 1 (2.38%) Senior SQL DBA
8 1 (2.38%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 6 (14.29%) Web Services
3 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
3 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.90%) CSS
4 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (7.14%) HTML
5 2 (4.76%) Entity Framework
5 2 (4.76%) jQuery
5 2 (4.76%) OOCSS
5 2 (4.76%) REST
6 1 (2.38%) Angular 2
6 1 (2.38%) Classic ASP
6 1 (2.38%) CSS3
6 1 (2.38%) HTML5
6 1 (2.38%) RESTful
6 1 (2.38%) SOAP
6 1 (2.38%) WPF
6 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Clustering
2 5 (11.90%) Replication
3 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.14%) Unix
6 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.38%) Linux
6 1 (2.38%) MVS
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Migration
2 8 (19.05%) ITIL
2 8 (19.05%) MVC
3 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.90%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (11.90%) Scrum
4 4 (9.52%) Service Management
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
5 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.76%) Analytics
6 2 (4.76%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.76%) QMS
6 2 (4.76%) Release Management
6 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 12 (28.57%) C#
3 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 7 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 4 (9.52%) VB.NET
6 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.14%) VB
6 3 (7.14%) VB6
7 2 (4.76%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.38%) Java
8 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.38%) REXX
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (16.67%) MCSA
3 7 (16.67%) MCSE
3 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) OCP
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (4.76%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.38%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (9.52%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (4.76%) Perfmon
4 1 (2.38%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) HP
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.38%) BMC
4 1 (2.38%) CA
4 1 (2.38%) Google
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Sitecore