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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 141 94 99
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 23 63 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 1.62% 1.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.85% 6.72% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 34 17
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £421 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £25.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+39.80% -32.23%
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
807 938 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.00% 24.13% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 569 384
Median daily rate £375 £395 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +17.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £613 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 21
Median hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -6.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.09 £120.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.69% -8.28%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -9 15 £283 -13.07% 1
Manchester -31 6 £395 +8.96% 7
Merseyside -5 2 £275 -12.00% 5
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 79 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 55 (69.62%) SQL
3 34 (43.04%) .NET
4 33 (41.77%) Windows
5 30 (37.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (37.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (36.71%) ASP.NET
7 28 (35.44%) Microsoft
8 26 (32.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (31.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 24 (30.38%) T-SQL
11 22 (27.85%) Windows Server
12 21 (26.58%) C#
13 19 (24.05%) MVC
14 18 (22.78%) Visual Studio
14 18 (22.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (21.52%) Web Services
16 16 (20.25%) Finance
16 16 (20.25%) Team Foundation Server
17 15 (18.99%) Migration
18 14 (17.72%) TDD
18 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (17.72%) SharePoint
18 14 (17.72%) .NET Framework
19 13 (16.46%) jQuery
19 13 (16.46%) Windows 7
19 13 (16.46%) Entity Framework
19 13 (16.46%) DNS
19 13 (16.46%) Business Intelligence
19 13 (16.46%) SQL Server 2014

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 14 (17.72%) SharePoint
2 9 (11.39%) IIS
3 7 (8.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (5.06%) CMS
4 4 (5.06%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.80%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.80%) Umbraco
6 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.27%) Apache
7 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (12.66%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) GitHub
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.46%) DNS
2 4 (5.06%) LAN
3 3 (3.80%) Firewall
3 3 (3.80%) NetScaler
3 3 (3.80%) SAN
3 3 (3.80%) Skype
4 1 (1.27%) DHCP
4 1 (1.27%) Extranet
4 1 (1.27%) Internet
4 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (37.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (32.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (31.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (22.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (16.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (10.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (3.80%) Power BI
11 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Power View
12 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
12 1 (1.27%) Impala
12 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (1.27%) PowerPivot
12 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
12 1 (1.27%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 18 (22.78%) Visual Studio
2 16 (20.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.06%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 4 (5.06%) Xcode
4 3 (3.80%) Moq
4 3 (3.80%) Subversion
5 2 (2.53%) JIRA
5 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.27%) Mocha
6 1 (1.27%) NuGet
6 1 (1.27%) Selenium
6 1 (1.27%) tSQLt
6 1 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (20.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Advertising
3 2 (2.53%) Legal
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (58.23%) Developer
2 21 (26.58%) SQL Developer
3 20 (25.32%) DBA
4 15 (18.99%) .NET Developer
4 15 (18.99%) SQL DBA
5 10 (12.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 10 (12.66%) C# Developer
6 9 (11.39%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (10.13%) Applications Developer
7 8 (10.13%) SSIS Developer
8 7 (8.86%) Applications Engineer
8 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 6 (7.59%) ETL Developer
9 6 (7.59%) SQL Server DBA
10 5 (6.33%) Business Developer
10 5 (6.33%) Senior DBA
10 5 (6.33%) SSRS Developer
11 4 (5.06%) SSAS Developer
11 4 (5.06%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (43.04%) .NET
2 29 (36.71%) ASP.NET
3 17 (21.52%) Web Services
4 14 (17.72%) .NET Framework
5 13 (16.46%) Entity Framework
5 13 (16.46%) jQuery
6 12 (15.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (13.92%) HTML
8 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (10.13%) Ajax
9 8 (10.13%) WCF
10 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 7 (8.86%) XML
11 6 (7.59%) CSS
12 5 (6.33%) HTML5
13 4 (5.06%) Android SDK
13 4 (5.06%) iOS SDK
13 4 (5.06%) PhoneGap
14 3 (3.80%) XHTML
15 2 (2.53%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Replication
2 8 (10.13%) NHS
3 4 (5.06%) Clustering
3 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.80%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) CCTV
6 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.27%) iPad
6 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.27%) PKI
6 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 33 (41.77%) Windows
2 30 (37.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (27.85%) Windows Server
4 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (16.46%) Windows 7
6 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.06%) Android
7 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.80%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.27%) Linux
9 1 (1.27%) Solaris
9 1 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) MVC
2 15 (18.99%) Migration
3 14 (17.72%) TDD
4 13 (16.46%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (12.66%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.13%) ETL
7 7 (8.86%) High Availability
7 7 (8.86%) ITIL
7 7 (8.86%) Software Engineering
8 6 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (6.33%) Translating Business Requirements
9 5 (6.33%) Web Development
10 4 (5.06%) Database Tuning
10 4 (5.06%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (5.06%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (5.06%) OO
10 4 (5.06%) Test Automation
11 3 (3.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (69.62%) SQL
2 24 (30.38%) T-SQL
3 21 (26.58%) C#
4 11 (13.92%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.86%) VB.NET
6 4 (5.06%) Java
6 4 (5.06%) Objective-C
6 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.53%) PHP
9 1 (1.27%) ANSI SQL
9 1 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.27%) Python
9 1 (1.27%) VB
9 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.06%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.27%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) SCCM
1 4 (5.06%) SCOM
2 3 (3.80%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.27%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 28 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.33%) VMware
3 4 (5.06%) Appcelerator
3 4 (5.06%) OpenText
3 4 (5.06%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.80%) 3PAR
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco
4 3 (3.80%) Citrix
4 3 (3.80%) EPiServer
4 3 (3.80%) HP
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle
4 3 (3.80%) Symantec
5 1 (1.27%) AppSense
5 1 (1.27%) Mitel
5 1 (1.27%) NetApp
5 1 (1.27%) RedGate
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
5 1 (1.27%) SimCorp
5 1 (1.27%) Tableau
5 1 (1.27%) WatchGuard
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