The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 58 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 10 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.32% 0.27% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.59% 1.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
179 148 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.55% 19.92% 26.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 64 142
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £277 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £26.25 £40.57 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.89 £21.00 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
SQL Server 2012
North West

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Cheshire region.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 2 - - 1
Warrington - 2 - - 3
Chester +5 1 - - 2
Crewe - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
SQL Server 2012
North West

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2012.

1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (80.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) C#
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
6 5 (33.33%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
7 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
8 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (20.00%) MVC
8 3 (20.00%) Replication
8 3 (20.00%) Clustering
9 2 (13.33%) HTML
9 2 (13.33%) CSS
9 2 (13.33%) Windows
9 2 (13.33%) DTS
9 2 (13.33%) ETL
9 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (13.33%) Migration
9 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2012. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (53.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (13.33%) DTS
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) DBA
1 7 (46.67%) SQL DBA
2 6 (40.00%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Data Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Server Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
1 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (13.33%) jQuery
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) WPF
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (6.67%) WinForms
3 1 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Replication
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) TDD
3 2 (13.33%) Data Management
3 2 (13.33%) Document Management
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Database Security
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
4 1 (6.67%) Use Case
4 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.67%) Kanban
4 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
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