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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 62 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 8 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.02% 0.89% 0.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.76% 3.87% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
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£275 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +23.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.25 -
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
168 181 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.37% 22.97% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 90 89
Average daily rate £325 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.27% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +142.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

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 27 February 2015. 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 0 8 £275 -28.10% 8
Alderley Edge - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
SQL Server 2012
North West

SQL Server 2012
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (50.00%) QlikView
5 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) DTS
5 3 (37.50%) ETL
5 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Data Management
6 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (25.00%) Validation
6 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (25.00%) VCP4
7 1 (12.50%) Degree
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (12.50%) MCTS
7 1 (12.50%) MCITP
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (12.50%) ERP

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (50.00%) QlikView
3 3 (37.50%) DTS
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Report Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) VCP4
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCTS
3 1 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft