The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 82 76 80
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 9 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.64% 0.61% 0.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.70% 2.49% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.00% -31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £206 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £282 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+30.43% +4.54%
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 Manchester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
333 281 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.70% 24.33% 25.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 166 177
Average daily rate £325 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 19
Average hourly rate £24.00 £21.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% -29.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.15 £17.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £157.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SQL Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Wigan - - - - 1
SQL Server 2012
North West

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) .NET
3 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 5 (29.41%) NUnit
4 5 (29.41%) MVC
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (23.53%) WCF
5 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
6 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) MS Office
7 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
7 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
7 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (11.76%) JMeter
7 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
8 1 (5.88%) Veeam
8 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (5.88%) High Availability
8 1 (5.88%) Tableau

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (5.88%) QlikView
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) NUnit
2 2 (11.76%) JMeter
2 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Consultant
2 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (5.88%) Analyst
2 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
2 1 (5.88%) Business Developer
2 1 (5.88%) Consultant
2 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
2 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) WCF
2 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Data Extraction
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) TDD
1 5 (29.41%) MVC
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) High Availability
3 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) VB6
4 1 (5.88%) C
4 1 (5.88%) VB
4 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Veeam
2 1 (5.88%) Tableau