The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 29 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.19% 0.75% 0.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.70% 3.23% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£279 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.52 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.48% +27.27%
SQL Server 2012
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
23 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.69% 23.31% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 11
Average daily rate £388 £263 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% -27.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £431 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SQL Server 2012
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (66.67%) PowerPivot
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Power View
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) MDX
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Power View
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Business Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) MDX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL