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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 125 117 105
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 24 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.58% 0.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.10% 2.73% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 8
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£275 £331 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.98% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £281 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £401 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.25 -
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
773 586 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.43% 21.29% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 333 319
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 17
Average hourly rate £46.09 £33.00 £29.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.66% +10.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £16.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £143.50 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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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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
Cheshire 0 9 £275 -25.67% 10
Manchester -15 7 £275 -10.56% 19
Merseyside -10 4 £200 - 2
Lancashire - 4 £350 - 1
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 44 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (65.91%) SQL
3 19 (43.18%) T-SQL
3 19 (43.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (38.64%) C#
4 17 (38.64%) .NET
5 15 (34.09%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (34.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 9 (20.45%) ETL
9 9 (20.45%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (13.64%) QlikView
13 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
13 5 (11.36%) Migration
13 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (11.36%) DTS
13 5 (11.36%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (9.09%) Windows
14 4 (9.09%) MVC
14 4 (9.09%) VCP4
14 4 (9.09%) Finance
14 4 (9.09%) TDD
14 4 (9.09%) NUnit
14 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
15 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
15 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (4.55%) OpenEdge
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.27%) FWSM
2 1 (2.27%) HSRP
2 1 (2.27%) VoIP
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) OSPF
2 1 (2.27%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.27%) TACACS
2 1 (2.27%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (43.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (34.09%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (34.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (20.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (13.64%) QlikView
8 5 (11.36%) DTS
8 5 (11.36%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (2.27%) SSDT
11 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
11 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
11 1 (2.27%) MS Access
11 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) NUnit
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) JMeter
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Local Government
2 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (56.82%) Developer
2 9 (20.45%) SQL Developer
3 7 (15.91%) SQL DBA
3 7 (15.91%) DBA
3 7 (15.91%) .NET Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Report Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Business Developer
6 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (38.64%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) WCF
2 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.55%) CSS
3 2 (4.55%) HTML
3 2 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.55%) MDX
4 1 (2.27%) JSON
4 1 (2.27%) jQuery
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (2.27%) Sass
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Replication
3 2 (4.55%) NHS
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Statistics
4 1 (2.27%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.27%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (20.45%) ETL
3 5 (11.36%) Migration
4 4 (9.09%) MVC
4 4 (9.09%) TDD
5 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
5 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.55%) CRM
6 2 (4.55%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.55%) High Availability
6 2 (4.55%) Release Management
6 2 (4.55%) Validation
6 2 (4.55%) Data Management
7 1 (2.27%) Refactoring
7 1 (2.27%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.27%) Data Architecture
7 1 (2.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (65.91%) SQL
2 19 (43.18%) T-SQL
3 17 (38.64%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) VB6
4 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.27%) C
4 1 (2.27%) VBScript
4 1 (2.27%) VB
4 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.09%) VCP4
2 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) MCITP
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) MCTS
4 1 (2.27%) MCP
4 1 (2.27%) MCSD
4 1 (2.27%) MCDBA
4 1 (2.27%) CCNP
4 1 (2.27%) CCNA
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
1 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
2 1 (2.27%) Tableau
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco
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