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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 65 72 60
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.55% 0.43% 0.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.80% 2.14% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
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£275 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +1.81%
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
143 187 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.56% 20.04% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 96 78
Average daily rate £344 £340 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% +1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 11
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.15 £42.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.91% -59.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%

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 23 January 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 -6 4 £275 -31.25% 6
Chester - - - - 2
Crewe - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
SQL Server 2012
North West

SQL Server 2012
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
3 5 (55.56%) Replication
3 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (44.44%) .NET
4 4 (44.44%) C#
5 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Data Management
6 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
6 2 (22.22%) Validation
7 1 (11.11%) Sybase
7 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (11.11%) Retail
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (11.11%) Open Source
7 1 (11.11%) NoSQL

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Developer
3 5 (55.56%) SQL DBA
3 5 (55.56%) DBA
4 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Replication
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (22.22%) Data Management
2 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 4 (44.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Sybase