The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the North West region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 116 102 124
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +22
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 26 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.69% 0.065%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.30% 2.97% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 0
Average daily rate £338 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
605 572 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.14% 23.26% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 272 362
Average daily rate £340 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 35
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £79.00 £33.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £29.16
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.97%
SQL Server 2012
England

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 17 £344 -3.50% 13
Cheshire -11 5 £350 -6.54% 11
Merseyside +1 2 - - 6
Lancashire -21 2 £190 -30.90% 1
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 40 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (60.00%) SQL
3 17 (42.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (40.00%) .NET
5 15 (37.50%) C#
5 15 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (35.00%) Migration
7 13 (32.50%) ASP.NET
8 12 (30.00%) Oracle
9 10 (25.00%) HTML
9 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 10 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (25.00%) MVC
9 10 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (22.50%) T-SQL
10 9 (22.50%) Database Tuning
10 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (22.50%) .NET Framework
10 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (22.50%) Performance Analysis
10 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database
11 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
11 7 (17.50%) CSS
11 7 (17.50%) jQuery
12 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
13 5 (12.50%) XML
13 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) LAN
1 1 (2.50%) WAN
1 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (42.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database
6 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
7 2 (5.00%) QlikView
7 2 (5.00%) DTS
7 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (2.50%) MS Access
8 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (2.50%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (2.50%) RavenDB
8 1 (2.50%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.00%) LLBLGen Pro
3 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.50%) YouTrack
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Billing
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (32.50%) DBA
2 13 (32.50%) SQL DBA
3 8 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 7 (17.50%) SQL Developer
5 6 (15.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Database Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Administrator
8 1 (2.50%) Server Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) .NET
2 13 (32.50%) ASP.NET
3 10 (25.00%) HTML
4 9 (22.50%) .NET Framework
4 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (17.50%) CSS
5 7 (17.50%) jQuery
6 5 (12.50%) XML
6 5 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (10.00%) HTML5
8 3 (7.50%) Web Services
8 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (5.00%) WCF
10 1 (2.50%) WinForms
10 1 (2.50%) COM
10 1 (2.50%) ODBC
10 1 (2.50%) SOAP
10 1 (2.50%) NHibernate
10 1 (2.50%) WPF
10 1 (2.50%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Replication
2 2 (5.00%) Data Conversion
2 2 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Migration
2 10 (25.00%) MVC
2 10 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (22.50%) Database Tuning
3 9 (22.50%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (10.00%) Document Management
4 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.00%) TDD
5 3 (7.50%) ETL
5 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.00%) Release Management
6 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.00%) ERP
6 2 (5.00%) Information Management
7 1 (2.50%) Workflow
7 1 (2.50%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) SQL
2 15 (37.50%) C#
3 9 (22.50%) T-SQL
4 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) MCSE
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) vSphere
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle
2 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) Google
5 1 (2.50%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) NetApp
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