The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 58 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 29 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.52% 1.05% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.67% 4.02% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 4
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£320 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £263 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £358 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £305
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +10.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.71%
SQL Server 2012
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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 Leeds region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
300 249 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 26.04% 26.18% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 152 132
Average daily rate £350 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £230 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £18.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +16.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £35.80 £23.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Leeds region.

SQL Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (84.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
4 17 (51.52%) Windows
5 16 (48.48%) VMware
6 15 (45.45%) NAS
6 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (42.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (39.39%) SQL
9 12 (36.36%) MS Exchange
9 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
10 11 (33.33%) EMC
10 11 (33.33%) IBM
10 11 (33.33%) Symantec
10 11 (33.33%) VMware ESX
10 11 (33.33%) NetBackup
10 11 (33.33%) SCCM
10 11 (33.33%) SCOM
10 11 (33.33%) vSphere
10 11 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (30.30%) .NET
12 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (21.21%) C#
13 7 (21.21%) IIS
13 7 (21.21%) Lotus Domino
13 7 (21.21%) Internet
13 7 (21.21%) Lotus
14 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (18.18%) PRINCE2
14 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 12 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 11 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (21.21%) IIS
3 7 (21.21%) Lotus Domino
4 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (9.09%) WorkSite
5 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (45.45%) NAS
2 7 (21.21%) Internet
3 5 (15.15%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) IPsec
4 1 (3.03%) VPLS
4 1 (3.03%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) SSL
4 1 (3.03%) MPLS
4 1 (3.03%) OSPF
4 1 (3.03%) BGP
4 1 (3.03%) EIGRP
4 1 (3.03%) VRRP
4 1 (3.03%) DMVPN
4 1 (3.03%) HSRP
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (84.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (42.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (9.09%) OLAP
8 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
9 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (3.03%) QlikView
9 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (3.03%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (3.03%) OLTP
9 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
9 1 (3.03%) MySQL
9 1 (3.03%) DB2
9 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
9 1 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Administrator
2 7 (21.21%) Administrator
3 6 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Exchange Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Exchange Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Project Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) CRM Developer
6 2 (6.06%) SQL DBA
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) DBA
7 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.06%) jQuery
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (6.06%) WCF
3 2 (6.06%) WPF
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.03%) MDX
4 1 (3.03%) Ninject
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (3.03%) Backbone.js
4 1 (3.03%) Mustache
4 1 (3.03%) Underscore.js
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (3.03%) SignalR
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.03%) NLog
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Replication
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
4 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
4 4 (12.12%) CRM
4 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.09%) Web Development
5 3 (9.09%) ETL
5 3 (9.09%) Kanban
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.06%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.06%) Scrum
6 2 (6.06%) MVC
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Service Management
7 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) C#
3 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (15.15%) MCSE
2 5 (15.15%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) CCSA
3 1 (3.03%) MCTS
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) CCSE
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) CCDA
3 1 (3.03%) CCDP
3 1 (3.03%) CISSP
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) VCAP
3 1 (3.03%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 11 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 11 (33.33%) vSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 11 (33.33%) SCCM
1 11 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 16 (48.48%) VMware
3 11 (33.33%) EMC
3 11 (33.33%) IBM
3 11 (33.33%) Symantec
4 7 (21.21%) Lotus
5 3 (9.09%) CommVault
5 3 (9.09%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix
5 3 (9.09%) Reuters
5 3 (9.09%) ServiceNow
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.03%) Tableau