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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 124 108 105
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 34 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.80% 1.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.26% 3.61% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 23
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.52 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.48% +27.27%
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
798 665 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.85% 22.14% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 374 308
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £460 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 12
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £10.66 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £67.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Manchester 0 16 £323 +17.27% 11
Cheshire -8 13 £375 -11.76% 9
Lancashire - 4 £265 - 3
Merseyside -13 1 £380 - 1
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 76 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 57 (75.00%) SQL
3 47 (61.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 36 (47.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (43.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 30 (39.47%) ETL
8 26 (34.21%) Microsoft
8 26 (34.21%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (26.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (21.05%) Migration
12 15 (19.74%) .NET
13 11 (14.47%) C#
14 10 (13.16%) DTS
14 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (11.84%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (11.84%) Finance
15 9 (11.84%) Windows
16 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
16 8 (10.53%) QA
16 8 (10.53%) QlikView
16 8 (10.53%) Data Migration
17 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
17 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET
18 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
18 6 (7.89%) Replication
18 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.32%) SAS
5 1 (1.32%) CMS
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.32%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) PowerPivot
3 2 (2.63%) MS Office
3 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.32%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) Firewall
1 3 (3.95%) SAN
2 2 (2.63%) VPN
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) WAN
3 1 (1.32%) DHCP
3 1 (1.32%) HTTP
3 1 (1.32%) Wireless
3 1 (1.32%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.32%) NAS
3 1 (1.32%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 47 (61.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (47.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (43.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (34.21%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (26.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (13.16%) DTS
8 9 (11.84%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (10.53%) QlikView
10 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (6.58%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
12 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Power View
12 3 (3.95%) OLAP Cube
12 3 (3.95%) OLAP
13 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
14 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (1.32%) MySQL
14 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (11.84%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.32%) Legal
2 1 (1.32%) Advertising
2 1 (1.32%) Games
2 1 (1.32%) Banking
2 1 (1.32%) Retail
2 1 (1.32%) Local Government
2 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (57.89%) Developer
2 21 (27.63%) SQL Developer
3 16 (21.05%) SQL DBA
3 16 (21.05%) DBA
4 11 (14.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 8 (10.53%) Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Business Developer
7 6 (7.89%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Report Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) SQL Server DBA
10 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (2.63%) Database Developer
10 2 (2.63%) Project Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Developer
10 2 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) SQL Database Developer
10 2 (2.63%) Data Migration Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
10 2 (2.63%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.74%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.58%) CSS
4 4 (5.26%) HTML
5 3 (3.95%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.95%) MDX
5 3 (3.95%) jQuery
5 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.63%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.63%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.32%) Sass
7 1 (1.32%) WCF
7 1 (1.32%) JSON
7 1 (1.32%) SOAP
7 1 (1.32%) Web Services
7 1 (1.32%) XML
7 1 (1.32%) Flash
7 1 (1.32%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Replication
1 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Clustering
3 2 (2.63%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.32%) User Experience
4 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.32%) NHS
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Statistics
4 1 (1.32%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (39.47%) ETL
2 24 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (21.05%) Migration
4 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.53%) Data Migration
6 5 (6.58%) Data Modelling
6 5 (6.58%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (6.58%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (3.95%) Analytics
7 3 (3.95%) Dimensional Modelling
7 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.95%) MVC
7 3 (3.95%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.95%) Data Management
8 2 (2.63%) TOGAF
8 2 (2.63%) Data Analysis
8 2 (2.63%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.63%) ITIL
8 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (75.00%) SQL
2 38 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 11 (14.47%) C#
4 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.95%) Degree
3 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) MCSE
3 2 (2.63%) MCSA
3 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.32%) MCTS
4 1 (1.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.95%) SAP
3 2 (2.63%) Cisco
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (2.63%) VMware
3 2 (2.63%) Veeam
3 2 (2.63%) Twitter
4 1 (1.32%) Facebook
4 1 (1.32%) Google
4 1 (1.32%) Citrix
4 1 (1.32%) Symantec
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Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago