The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 52 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 11 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.37% 0.47% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.98% 2.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£408 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-27.41% -11.42%
SQL Server 2012
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
184 169 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.97% 19.77% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 78 145
Average daily rate £335 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £441 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.57 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +56.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%

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 2 September 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
Warrington - 3 £365 - 1
Chester +9 1 - - 1
Knutsford +9 1 - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
SQL Server 2012
North West

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (94.12%) SQL
3 12 (70.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (58.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (52.94%) T-SQL
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 7 (41.18%) Replication
6 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
9 4 (23.53%) C#
9 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (17.65%) Clustering
10 3 (17.65%) Finance
10 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
10 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
10 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (11.76%) DTS
11 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
11 2 (11.76%) Windows
11 2 (11.76%) .NET
11 2 (11.76%) ETL
11 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (11.76%) Migration
11 2 (11.76%) Data Management
11 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
11 2 (11.76%) Database Security

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
1 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (70.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (11.76%) DTS
9 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) DBA
1 11 (64.71%) SQL DBA
2 9 (52.94%) Developer
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Developer
4 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Server Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.88%) WinForms
2 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Replication
2 3 (17.65%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) CCTV
3 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Data Management
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) ETL
3 2 (11.76%) Database Security
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Wealth Management
4 1 (5.88%) Use Case
4 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.88%) Kanban
4 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) T-SQL
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 1 (5.88%) Sybase
2 1 (5.88%) IBM