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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 17 12
Rank change year-on-year -30 -5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 21 100 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.98% 10.75% 8.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 17.07% 50.25% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 65 40
Median daily rate £313 £313 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £392 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +41.37% -10.76%  

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 123 199 154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 23.34% 21.40% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 135 101
Median daily rate £416 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £543 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £9.00 £18.50 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.35% +18.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.84% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 16 £319 +2.00% 12
Gateshead - 2 £388 - 4
SQL Server
North East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 34 (53.13%) Microsoft
2 30 (46.88%) SQL
3 27 (42.19%) Windows
4 24 (37.50%) .NET
5 23 (35.94%) C#
6 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (29.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (28.13%) Oracle
9 17 (26.56%) JavaScript
9 17 (26.56%) Unix
10 16 (25.00%) Open Source
11 14 (21.88%) MVC
11 14 (21.88%) Linux
11 14 (21.88%) ITIL
12 12 (18.75%) HTML
12 12 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
12 12 (18.75%) Change Management
12 12 (18.75%) SaaS
12 12 (18.75%) PaaS
12 12 (18.75%) IaaS
12 12 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (17.19%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (17.19%) DevOps
13 11 (17.19%) Data Management
13 11 (17.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 11 (17.19%) CSS
14 10 (15.63%) Java
14 10 (15.63%) Finance
15 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET
15 9 (14.06%) AIX

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 6 (9.38%) IIS
2 5 (7.81%) SAS
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (4.69%) CMS
4 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.69%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.13%) Apache
5 2 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.13%) Jetty
5 2 (3.13%) Mongrel
5 2 (3.13%) nginx
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (3.13%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.56%) GeoServer
6 1 (1.56%) Liferay
6 1 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (17.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.75%) IaaS
1 12 (18.75%) PaaS
1 12 (18.75%) SaaS
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.13%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.56%) GitHub
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) LDAP
2 5 (7.81%) FTP
3 4 (6.25%) Internet
4 3 (4.69%) HTTP
4 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.13%) DHCP
5 2 (3.13%) DNS
5 2 (3.13%) Firewall
5 2 (3.13%) IPsec
5 2 (3.13%) SSL
6 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.56%) NAS
6 1 (1.56%) Network Security
6 1 (1.56%) SAN
6 1 (1.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (29.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (9.38%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.81%) DB2
5 4 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.25%) Ingres
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (4.69%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.13%) MySQL
7 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.56%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.13%) Selenium
3 2 (3.13%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.56%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Advertising
3 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.13%) Marketing
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (50.00%) Developer
2 16 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 15 (23.44%) DBA
4 12 (18.75%) SQL DBA
5 7 (10.94%) Administrator
6 6 (9.38%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (6.25%) Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (6.25%) Sitecore Developer
8 3 (4.69%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Scala Developer
8 3 (4.69%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Development Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.13%) SSIS Developer
10 1 (1.56%) Automation Engineer
10 1 (1.56%) C# .NET Developer
10 1 (1.56%) Full Stack Developer
10 1 (1.56%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
10 1 (1.56%) Tableau Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (37.50%) .NET
2 12 (18.75%) HTML
3 11 (17.19%) CSS
4 9 (14.06%) .NET Framework
4 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET
5 7 (10.94%) AngularJS
6 6 (9.38%) J2EE
6 6 (9.38%) Web Services
6 6 (9.38%) XML
7 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (7.81%) Entity Framework
7 5 (7.81%) jQuery
7 5 (7.81%) WPF
8 3 (4.69%) Ajax
8 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (4.69%) LINQ
8 3 (4.69%) REST
9 2 (3.13%) OOCSS
9 2 (3.13%) Servlets
10 1 (1.56%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Clustering
3 3 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.13%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.56%) PMI
5 1 (1.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.19%) Windows
2 17 (26.56%) Unix
3 14 (21.88%) Linux
4 9 (14.06%) AIX
5 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.25%) zOS
6 3 (4.69%) Windows 2000
6 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.56%) Android
7 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.56%) Solaris
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.00%) Open Source
3 14 (21.88%) ITIL
3 14 (21.88%) MVC
4 12 (18.75%) Change Management
5 11 (17.19%) Data Management
5 11 (17.19%) DevOps
5 11 (17.19%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 7 (10.94%) High Availability
7 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
7 7 (10.94%) Scrum
7 7 (10.94%) SDLC
8 6 (9.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.81%) ITSM
9 5 (7.81%) SOA
10 4 (6.25%) Configuration Management
10 4 (6.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) SQL
2 23 (35.94%) C#
3 17 (26.56%) JavaScript
4 10 (15.63%) Java
5 8 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 7 (10.94%) VB
7 6 (9.38%) VB.NET
8 5 (7.81%) Scala
9 4 (6.25%) VB6
10 2 (3.13%) C
10 2 (3.13%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) HND
4 1 (1.56%) MCSE
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.56%) OCA
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) SLA
2 4 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.13%) QA
4 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.13%) Xen
3 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.56%) Docker
3 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.56%) Shibboleth
3 1 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (3.13%) Puppet
2 1 (1.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.56%) OpenAM
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.56%) Perfmon
2 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (53.13%) Microsoft
2 18 (28.13%) Oracle
3 6 (9.38%) VMware
4 4 (6.25%) Cisco
4 4 (6.25%) NetApp
4 4 (6.25%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.13%) Citrix
5 2 (3.13%) Google
5 2 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (1.56%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.56%) SAP
6 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.56%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.56%) Tableau
6 1 (1.56%) Veritas