Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 54 18
Rank change year-on-year +27 -36 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 69 38 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 7.19% 4.09% 9.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.66% 21.84% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 21 165
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £365 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +11.11% -24.58%
10th Percentile £226 £263 £268
90th Percentile £475 £488 £514
North East median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £28.00
North East median hourly rate - - £28.00

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 205 174 510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 21.35% 18.73% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 120 371
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £419 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +6.67% -11.24%
10th Percentile £280 £275 £263
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
North East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 14
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £47.50 £18.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.76% -27.45% +7.37%
10th Percentile £46.25 £11.65 £15.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £22.15 £33.60
North East median hourly rate £47.50 £18.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +156.76% -15.91% +8.37%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +25 54 £375 - 28
Sunderland 0 12 £215 -39.01% 2
Gateshead - 3 £450 - 4
SQL Server
North East

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 45 (65.22%) SQL
2 42 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 24 (34.78%) Windows
4 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
5 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
5 21 (30.43%) Windows Server
6 20 (28.99%) SC Cleared
7 19 (27.54%) JavaScript
7 19 (27.54%) Oracle
7 19 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (27.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (24.64%) OO
10 16 (23.19%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (21.74%) .NET
11 15 (21.74%) C#
12 13 (18.84%) Middleware
12 13 (18.84%) ITIL
12 13 (18.84%) HP
12 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Clustering
13 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (17.39%) Firewall
13 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (15.94%) MVC
14 11 (15.94%) VMware
14 11 (15.94%) TDD
14 11 (15.94%) ASP.NET
15 10 (14.49%) CSS
15 10 (14.49%) Linux
15 10 (14.49%) T-SQL

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 (11.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.45%) Confluence
4 1 (1.45%) Documentum
4 1 (1.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Line 500
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.35%) GitHub
4 2 (2.90%) IaaS
4 2 (2.90%) PaaS
4 2 (2.90%) SaaS
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) Firewall
2 8 (11.59%) HTTP
2 8 (11.59%) HTTPS
2 8 (11.59%) iSCSI
2 8 (11.59%) NAS
2 8 (11.59%) SAN
3 3 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (4.35%) LAN
4 2 (2.90%) DHCP
4 2 (2.90%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 18 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (7.25%) MS Access
5 4 (5.80%) DB2
5 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.80%) MySQL
5 4 (5.80%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.80%) Power BI
6 3 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.45%) Big Data
8 1 (1.45%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.45%) KDB
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) GitLab
2 5 (7.25%) MSTest
2 5 (7.25%) NCrunch
2 5 (7.25%) Toad
3 4 (5.80%) Artifactory
3 4 (5.80%) SpecFlow
3 4 (5.80%) Subversion
4 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.90%) JIRA
4 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.45%) NUnit
5 1 (1.45%) Selenium
General
1 4 (5.80%) Retail
2 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (47.83%) Developer
2 14 (20.29%) SQL Developer
3 10 (14.49%) Analyst
3 10 (14.49%) C# Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Support Analyst
4 8 (11.59%) Systems Support
5 7 (10.14%) .NET Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Administrator
6 5 (7.25%) Applications Support
6 5 (7.25%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (7.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Systems Support Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) Applications Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) .NET
2 13 (18.84%) Middleware
3 11 (15.94%) ASP.NET
4 10 (14.49%) CSS
5 9 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (10.14%) XML
7 5 (7.25%) HTML
7 5 (7.25%) LINQ
7 5 (7.25%) XML Schema
8 4 (5.80%) J2EE
8 4 (5.80%) Java EE
9 3 (4.35%) Hibernate
9 3 (4.35%) JSP
9 3 (4.35%) Spring
9 3 (4.35%) Web Services
10 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.90%) JSON
11 1 (1.45%) HTML5
11 1 (1.45%) jQuery
11 1 (1.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Clustering
2 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.35%) User Experience
4 2 (2.90%) PKI
4 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.45%) DataPower
5 1 (1.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (34.78%) Windows
2 21 (30.43%) Windows Server
3 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (14.49%) Linux
4 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.90%) Android
6 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.90%) DC/OS
6 2 (2.90%) Mesosphere
6 2 (2.90%) Unix
6 2 (2.90%) VMS
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Phone
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (1.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.64%) OO
3 16 (23.19%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (18.84%) ITIL
5 11 (15.94%) MVC
5 11 (15.94%) TDD
6 9 (13.04%) ETL
6 9 (13.04%) Open Source
6 9 (13.04%) Scrum
7 8 (11.59%) BDD
7 8 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (11.59%) DevOps
7 8 (11.59%) ITSM
7 8 (11.59%) Runbook
7 8 (11.59%) Software Distribution
7 8 (11.59%) Virtual Environments
8 7 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (10.14%) Migration
8 7 (10.14%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (10.14%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 45 (65.22%) SQL
2 19 (27.54%) JavaScript
3 15 (21.74%) C#
4 10 (14.49%) T-SQL
5 7 (10.14%) Java
5 7 (10.14%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.25%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.25%) VBA
7 4 (5.80%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.35%) Perl
9 2 (2.90%) C
9 2 (2.90%) Python
9 2 (2.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
2 20 (28.99%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.59%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.45%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.45%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (8.70%) XenApp
3 6 (8.70%) XenDesktop
4 5 (7.25%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (11.59%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 7 (10.14%) Puppet
4 6 (8.70%) SCCM
4 6 (8.70%) SCOM
4 6 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (8.70%) vCenter Server
5 5 (7.25%) vMotion
6 3 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (4.35%) Terraform
7 2 (2.90%) AirWatch
7 2 (2.90%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (2.90%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (2.90%) XenMobile
8 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 19 (27.54%) Oracle
3 13 (18.84%) HP
4 11 (15.94%) VMware
5 6 (8.70%) 3PAR
5 6 (8.70%) BMC
6 5 (7.25%) EMC
6 5 (7.25%) Red Hat
6 5 (7.25%) Sage
7 3 (4.35%) Cisco
8 2 (2.90%) Apple
8 2 (2.90%) Citrix
8 2 (2.90%) McAfee
8 2 (2.90%) SAP
9 1 (1.45%) Google
9 1 (1.45%) NetApp
9 1 (1.45%) Pega
9 1 (1.45%) Sybase