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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 146 103 88
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 11 47 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 1.29% 1.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.31% 5.55% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 32 20
Median daily rate £278 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £266 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £396 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
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
837 847 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.20% 23.28% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 543 353
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 19
Median hourly rate £20.50 £33.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.87% +62.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £18.68 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £56.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.27 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+20.26% -13.33%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SQL Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -2 4 £283 -13.07%
Manchester -34 4 £400 +23.07% 5
Merseyside -2 2 £275 - 2
Cumbria - 1 £250 - 2
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (75.61%) SQL
3 18 (43.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (41.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (41.46%) T-SQL
5 14 (34.15%) Windows
6 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
6 12 (29.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (29.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (26.83%) TDD
7 11 (26.83%) Finance
7 11 (26.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (26.83%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (24.39%) Windows Server
8 10 (24.39%) SharePoint
8 10 (24.39%) .NET
9 9 (21.95%) MVC
10 8 (19.51%) C#
10 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
10 8 (19.51%) Web Services
10 8 (19.51%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (17.07%) Entity Framework
11 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (17.07%) ETL
11 7 (17.07%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
12 6 (14.63%) jQuery
12 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (24.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.32%) IIS
3 3 (7.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (7.32%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.44%) CMS
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.32%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Skype
2 2 (4.88%) LAN
2 2 (4.88%) NetScaler
2 2 (4.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (43.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (41.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (29.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (29.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (26.83%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (17.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
8 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (4.88%) Power BI
8 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
8 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
9 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
9 1 (2.44%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (2.44%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.88%) JIRA
2 2 (4.88%) Moq
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Developer
2 12 (29.27%) SQL Developer
3 7 (17.07%) .NET Developer
3 7 (17.07%) C# Developer
3 7 (17.07%) SSIS Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (14.63%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (14.63%) DBA
4 6 (14.63%) SQL DBA
5 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) ETL Developer
6 4 (9.76%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (7.32%) Business Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Data Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Data Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) SSAS Developer
7 3 (7.32%) SSRS Developer
7 3 (7.32%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) .NET
2 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
2 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (19.51%) Web Services
3 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
3 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (17.07%) Entity Framework
4 6 (14.63%) jQuery
5 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 4 (9.76%) WCF
6 1 (2.44%) .NET Remoting
6 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (2.44%) JSON
6 1 (2.44%) MDX
6 1 (2.44%) NHibernate
6 1 (2.44%) Node.js
6 1 (2.44%) RESTful
6 1 (2.44%) WinForms
6 1 (2.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Replication
2 2 (4.88%) Clustering
2 2 (4.88%) Data Extraction
2 2 (4.88%) Data Integration
2 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.44%) iPad
3 1 (2.44%) NHS
3 1 (2.44%) PKI
3 1 (2.44%) Social Network
3 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (24.39%) Windows Server
4 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.88%) Solaris
6 2 (4.88%) Unix
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) TDD
2 9 (21.95%) MVC
3 8 (19.51%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (17.07%) ETL
5 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (14.63%) High Availability
5 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
6 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (12.20%) ITIL
6 5 (12.20%) Migration
7 4 (9.76%) Database Tuning
7 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.76%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (9.76%) Web Development
8 3 (7.32%) Change Management
8 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 31 (75.61%) SQL
2 17 (41.46%) T-SQL
3 8 (19.51%) C#
4 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (2.44%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
6 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) SCCM
1 5 (12.20%) SCOM
2 2 (4.88%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.44%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) VMware
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) 3PAR
5 2 (4.88%) Citrix
5 2 (4.88%) HP
5 2 (4.88%) SAP
5 2 (4.88%) Symantec
6 1 (2.44%) AppSense
6 1 (2.44%) EMC
6 1 (2.44%) Facebook
6 1 (2.44%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.44%) OpenText
6 1 (2.44%) SimCorp
6 1 (2.44%) Tableau
6 1 (2.44%) Twitter