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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 106 112 107
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 51 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.34% 1.01% 1.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.66% 4.26% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 15
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £200 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £397 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +29.31%
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
766 774 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.08% 23.77% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 481 346
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £24.80 £17.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.65 £67.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.16%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 28 £325 -13.33% 19
Cheshire 0 13 £325 +18.18% 5
Merseyside +1 5 £400 +100.00% 4
Cumbria - 1 £350 -
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 94 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 60 (63.83%) SQL
3 44 (46.81%) Microsoft
3 44 (46.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (44.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (44.68%) .NET
5 36 (38.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (34.04%) ASP.NET
6 32 (34.04%) Windows
7 29 (30.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (29.79%) C#
9 27 (28.72%) Visual Studio
10 25 (26.60%) T-SQL
10 25 (26.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (24.47%) MVC
12 21 (22.34%) Windows Server
13 20 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (21.28%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (20.21%) jQuery
15 18 (19.15%) Finance
16 17 (18.09%) .NET Framework
17 16 (17.02%) Entity Framework
17 16 (17.02%) TDD
17 16 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (15.96%) JavaScript
18 15 (15.96%) Migration
18 15 (15.96%) ASP.NET MVC
19 14 (14.89%) Windows 7
19 14 (14.89%) Web Services
19 14 (14.89%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 11 (11.70%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.64%) IIS
3 4 (4.26%) CMS
3 4 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.19%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.06%) Apache
6 1 (1.06%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (11.70%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.51%) MS Office
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.06%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) GitHub
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.83%) DNS
2 4 (4.26%) LAN
2 4 (4.26%) SAN
3 3 (3.19%) Firewall
3 3 (3.19%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.06%) DHCP
4 1 (1.06%) Extranet
4 1 (1.06%) Internet
4 1 (1.06%) NAS
4 1 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 44 (46.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (44.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (38.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (26.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (13.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (13.83%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (11.70%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (6.38%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (4.26%) Power BI
10 2 (2.13%) DTS
10 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Power View
10 2 (2.13%) PowerPivot
10 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.06%) MS Access
11 1 (1.06%) MySQL
11 1 (1.06%) OLAP
11 1 (1.06%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 27 (28.72%) Visual Studio
2 20 (21.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.32%) MSTest
4 4 (4.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 4 (4.26%) Xcode
5 3 (3.19%) NuGet
5 3 (3.19%) Subversion
6 2 (2.13%) Moq
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.06%) JIRA
7 1 (1.06%) Mocha
7 1 (1.06%) Selenium
7 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.06%) tSQLt
7 1 (1.06%) YouTrack
General
1 18 (19.15%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Banking
3 3 (3.19%) Advertising
4 2 (2.13%) Retail
4 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (59.57%) Developer
2 24 (25.53%) DBA
3 22 (23.40%) SQL Developer
4 19 (20.21%) .NET Developer
4 19 (20.21%) SQL DBA
5 12 (12.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 12 (12.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (12.77%) C# Developer
6 10 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 8 (8.51%) Applications Developer
7 8 (8.51%) Applications Engineer
7 8 (8.51%) SQL Server DBA
8 7 (7.45%) Consultant
9 6 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (6.38%) Business Developer
10 5 (5.32%) Senior DBA
10 5 (5.32%) T-SQL Developer
11 4 (4.26%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 4 (4.26%) Mobile Developer
11 4 (4.26%) Senior Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (44.68%) .NET
2 32 (34.04%) ASP.NET
3 19 (20.21%) jQuery
4 17 (18.09%) .NET Framework
5 16 (17.02%) Entity Framework
6 15 (15.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (14.89%) Web Services
8 12 (12.77%) HTML
9 10 (10.64%) Ajax
10 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (7.45%) HTML5
11 7 (7.45%) XML
12 6 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 6 (6.38%) WCF
13 5 (5.32%) CSS
13 5 (5.32%) MDX
14 4 (4.26%) Android SDK
14 4 (4.26%) iOS SDK
14 4 (4.26%) PhoneGap
15 3 (3.19%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) NHS
1 8 (8.51%) Replication
2 5 (5.32%) Clustering
3 4 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.13%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.13%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.13%) PKI
5 2 (2.13%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.06%) CCTV
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.06%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 32 (34.04%) Windows
2 29 (30.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (22.34%) Windows Server
4 16 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (14.89%) Windows 7
6 10 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.26%) Android
7 4 (4.26%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.13%) Linux
9 1 (1.06%) Unix
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.47%) MVC
2 20 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (17.02%) TDD
4 15 (15.96%) Migration
5 14 (14.89%) ETL
6 11 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (9.57%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (7.45%) Unit Testing
9 6 (6.38%) Data Modelling
9 6 (6.38%) ITIL
9 6 (6.38%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.32%) High Availability
10 5 (5.32%) Software Architecture
10 5 (5.32%) Translating Business Requirements
10 5 (5.32%) Web Development
11 4 (4.26%) Mobile Application Development
11 4 (4.26%) OO
12 3 (3.19%) Database Tuning
12 3 (3.19%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 60 (63.83%) SQL
2 28 (29.79%) C#
3 25 (26.60%) T-SQL
4 15 (15.96%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.45%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.26%) Java
6 4 (4.26%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.13%) PHP
7 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.06%) ANSI SQL
8 1 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.06%) Python
8 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.26%) Degree
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.06%) MCITP
3 1 (1.06%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.06%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (7.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.06%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.06%) SCCM
2 1 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.26%) Appcelerator
2 4 (4.26%) OpenText
2 4 (4.26%) Xamarin
3 3 (3.19%) 3PAR
3 3 (3.19%) Cisco
3 3 (3.19%) Citrix
3 3 (3.19%) EPiServer
3 3 (3.19%) HP
3 3 (3.19%) Symantec
4 2 (2.13%) Cognos
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle
4 2 (2.13%) Tableau
4 2 (2.13%) Teradata
4 2 (2.13%) VMware
5 1 (1.06%) Mitel
5 1 (1.06%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.06%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.06%) SimCorp
5 1 (1.06%) WatchGuard
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