Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 17 17
Rank change year-on-year -35 0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 38 215 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.12% 9.73% 10.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.97% 43.43% 42.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 160 141
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £340 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -20.00% +36.00%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £275
90th Percentile £488 £522 £563
North East median daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -2.86% -6.67% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £28.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +43.59% -32.17%
North East median hourly rate - £28.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +43.59% -35.00%

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 173 495 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 18.74% 22.41% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 361 240
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -10.71% +20.00%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £288
90th Percentile £550 £525 £560
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 12
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £18.50 £25.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.45% +7.37% -17.39%
10th Percentile £11.65 £15.00 £16.50
90th Percentile £22.15 £35.20 £35.28
North East median hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £20.30
% change year-on-year -15.91% +8.37% -32.33%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -40 27 £375 +10.29% 8
Sunderland +4 11 £353 -17.06% 1
SQL Server
North East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 28 (73.68%) SQL
2 27 (71.05%) Microsoft
3 13 (34.21%) Windows
4 12 (31.58%) .NET
5 10 (26.32%) Oracle
5 10 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
6 9 (23.68%) ITIL
7 8 (21.05%) T-SQL
7 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (18.42%) DevOps
8 7 (18.42%) Migration
8 7 (18.42%) MySQL
8 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
8 7 (18.42%) Web Services
9 6 (15.79%) VB.NET
9 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
9 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
10 5 (13.16%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (13.16%) Public Cloud
10 5 (13.16%) Finance
10 5 (13.16%) Service Management
10 5 (13.16%) VMware
10 5 (13.16%) Clustering
10 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) Drupal
2 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Confluence
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (2.63%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.89%) Office 365
4 2 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (5.26%) IaaS
4 2 (5.26%) PaaS
4 2 (5.26%) Serverless
5 1 (2.63%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (2.63%) G Suite
5 1 (2.63%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) FTP
1 5 (13.16%) SMS
2 3 (7.89%) Firewall
2 3 (7.89%) SAN
3 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) NAS
3 2 (5.26%) Skype
3 2 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) DHCP
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) Modbus
4 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.63%) VSAN
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (18.42%) MySQL
3 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
4 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
5 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (10.53%) RDBMS
5 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
5 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (7.89%) SQLPlus
7 2 (5.26%) ActiveReports
7 2 (5.26%) GIS
7 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (2.63%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (2.63%) MariaDB
8 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.89%) Selenium
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (7.89%) Toad
3 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.26%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.26%) Subversion
3 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.63%) gulp
4 1 (2.63%) JIRA
4 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) General Ledger
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) DBA
2 9 (23.68%) Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.89%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (5.26%) Report Writer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior DBA
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (5.26%) VB Developer
6 2 (5.26%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Linux Support
7 1 (2.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Senior SQL DBA
7 1 (2.63%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) .NET
2 7 (18.42%) Web Services
3 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.89%) CSS
3 3 (7.89%) HTML
3 3 (7.89%) jQuery
3 3 (7.89%) MSMQ
3 3 (7.89%) RESTful
3 3 (7.89%) XML
4 2 (5.26%) JSON
4 2 (5.26%) SOAP
4 2 (5.26%) XSD
4 2 (5.26%) XSLT
5 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.63%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.63%) Ajax
5 1 (2.63%) LAMP
5 1 (2.63%) LINQ
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 5 (13.16%) Clustering
2 5 (13.16%) Public Cloud
3 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.26%) Replication
5 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.53%) Unix
5 3 (7.89%) Linux
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) DevOps
3 7 (18.42%) Migration
4 5 (13.16%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (13.16%) Service Management
5 4 (10.53%) Open Source
5 4 (10.53%) Scrum
6 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (7.89%) ETL
6 3 (7.89%) Kanban
6 3 (7.89%) Telematics
7 2 (5.26%) Content Management
7 2 (5.26%) Facilities Management
7 2 (5.26%) Process Management
7 2 (5.26%) Project Management
7 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 28 (73.68%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) T-SQL
3 6 (15.79%) VB.NET
4 5 (13.16%) C#
5 4 (10.53%) Java
5 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 4 (10.53%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.89%) Python
6 3 (7.89%) VB
7 2 (5.26%) Groovy
8 1 (2.63%) Jython
8 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.63%) PHP
8 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) MCSE
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) MCSA
4 2 (5.26%) AWS Certification
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) OCP
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
1 2 (5.26%) PMBOK
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Docker
2 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.63%) VirtualBox
3 1 (2.63%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.63%) Xen
3 1 (2.63%) XenApp
3 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Ansible
1 3 (7.89%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (7.89%) Nagios
1 3 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (7.89%) Puppet
1 3 (7.89%) SCCM
1 3 (7.89%) ZABBIX
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) OpenNMS
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.63%) PowerCLI
2 1 (2.63%) SafeCom
2 1 (2.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (26.32%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) VMware
4 3 (7.89%) Rackspace
4 3 (7.89%) SaltStack
5 2 (5.26%) 3PAR
5 2 (5.26%) Google
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) OpenText
6 1 (2.63%) Citrix
6 1 (2.63%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.63%) Tableau
6 1 (2.63%) ThinPrint
6 1 (2.63%) Veeam