The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 115 107 112
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 17 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.52% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.52% 2.40% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £290 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -12.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £198 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £404 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +3.63%
SQL Server 2012
England

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 North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
675 584 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.46% 21.88% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 332 363
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 26
Average hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £16.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £39.30 £42.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 30 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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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
Manchester -4 7 £275 +22.22% 18
Cheshire +5 4 £275 -31.25% 11
Merseyside - 4 £200 - 3
Lancashire -16 2 £343 - 3
SQL Server 2012
England

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 40 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (67.50%) SQL
3 17 (42.50%) T-SQL
4 14 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (30.00%) C#
5 12 (30.00%) .NET
6 11 (27.50%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (27.50%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (17.50%) Migration
10 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (15.00%) Finance
11 5 (12.50%) Replication
11 5 (12.50%) MVC
11 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (12.50%) TDD
11 5 (12.50%) NUnit
12 4 (10.00%) WCF
12 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
12 4 (10.00%) Windows
13 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
13 3 (7.50%) ETL
13 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (7.50%) NHS
13 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (5.00%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) VoIP
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) OSPF
2 1 (2.50%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.50%) TACACS
2 1 (2.50%) FWSM
2 1 (2.50%) HSRP
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (35.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (27.50%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
8 1 (2.50%) DTS
8 1 (2.50%) MS Access
8 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 7
8 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (2.50%) SSDT
8 1 (2.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) NUnit
2 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (5.00%) JMeter
3 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
2 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) SQL Developer
3 7 (17.50%) DBA
3 7 (17.50%) SQL DBA
4 6 (15.00%) Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Administrator
8 1 (2.50%) Network Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Data Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) WCF
2 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.00%) MDX
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) SOAP
4 1 (2.50%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (2.50%) Sass
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Replication
2 3 (7.50%) NHS
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.50%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.50%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (17.50%) Migration
3 5 (12.50%) MVC
3 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (12.50%) TDD
4 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (7.50%) ETL
4 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis
4 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.00%) Data Management
5 2 (5.00%) Release Management
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.00%) High Availability
5 2 (5.00%) CRM
5 2 (5.00%) Validation
5 2 (5.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.50%) SOA
6 1 (2.50%) Data Architecture
6 1 (2.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (67.50%) SQL
2 17 (42.50%) T-SQL
3 12 (30.00%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) C
4 1 (2.50%) VBScript
4 1 (2.50%) VB
4 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.50%) VBA
4 1 (2.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) MCP
4 1 (2.50%) MCSD
4 1 (2.50%) MCDBA
4 1 (2.50%) CCNP
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) MCITP
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco
2 1 (2.50%) Tableau
2 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
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