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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 105 100 101
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 43 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.17% 0.93% 0.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.31% 4.77% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 18
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £46.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-58.91% +68.18%
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
810 587 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.07% 19.41% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 342 277
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £455 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.49 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.64% +13.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 23 £325 -7.14% 18
Cheshire -8 11 £325 -13.33% 6
Lancashire +12 5 £275 +44.73% 3
Merseyside -12 1 - - 5
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 65 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (78.46%) SQL
3 35 (53.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (49.23%) T-SQL
5 25 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (32.31%) ETL
6 21 (32.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (26.15%) .NET
8 16 (24.62%) C#
8 16 (24.62%) Migration
9 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 15 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (16.92%) DTS
12 9 (13.85%) Windows
12 9 (13.85%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (13.85%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (12.31%) QA
13 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET
14 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (9.23%) Finance
16 5 (7.69%) Replication
16 5 (7.69%) Data Migration
16 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
16 5 (7.69%) QlikView
16 5 (7.69%) CSS
16 5 (7.69%) Crystal Reports

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.54%) CMS
4 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.54%) IIS
4 1 (1.54%) SAS
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.54%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Firewall
1 3 (4.62%) SAN
2 2 (3.08%) VPN
3 1 (1.54%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.54%) Wireless
3 1 (1.54%) DAB
3 1 (1.54%) DNS
3 1 (1.54%) WAN
3 1 (1.54%) DHCP
3 1 (1.54%) HTTP
3 1 (1.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 35 (53.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (32.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (16.92%) DTS
7 9 (13.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 9 (13.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (7.69%) QlikView
9 5 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
11 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
11 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 7
12 1 (1.54%) OLAP
12 1 (1.54%) SSDT
12 1 (1.54%) Big Data
12 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Banking
2 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (60.00%) Developer
2 20 (30.77%) SQL Developer
3 16 (24.62%) DBA
3 16 (24.62%) SQL DBA
4 9 (13.85%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (6.15%) Report Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Administrator
8 2 (3.08%) Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Business Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Consultant
8 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (1.54%) Data Analyst
9 1 (1.54%) IT Support Engineer
9 1 (1.54%) Project Engineer
9 1 (1.54%) Data Modeller
9 1 (1.54%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.15%) .NET
2 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.69%) CSS
4 4 (6.15%) HTML
5 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.62%) jQuery
5 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.08%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.54%) JSON
7 1 (1.54%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.54%) WCF
7 1 (1.54%) SOAP
7 1 (1.54%) Web Services
7 1 (1.54%) Flash
7 1 (1.54%) Sass
7 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.69%) Replication
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) Clustering
4 1 (1.54%) Statistics
4 1 (1.54%) Social Network
4 1 (1.54%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
4 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.85%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.31%) ETL
2 16 (24.62%) Migration
3 13 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 5 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.15%) Data Analysis
6 4 (6.15%) Data Management
7 2 (3.08%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.08%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (3.08%) Analytics
7 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.08%) Release Management
7 2 (3.08%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.08%) MVC
7 2 (3.08%) Validation
8 1 (1.54%) TOGAF
8 1 (1.54%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (1.54%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 51 (78.46%) SQL
2 32 (49.23%) T-SQL
3 16 (24.62%) C#
4 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.15%) VBScript
5 1 (1.54%) VB6
5 1 (1.54%) VB
5 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) MCTS
4 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.54%) MCITP
4 1 (1.54%) MCSE
4 1 (1.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) HL7
2 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.08%) Veeam
2 2 (3.08%) Twitter
2 2 (3.08%) Cisco
3 1 (1.54%) VMware
3 1 (1.54%) Google
3 1 (1.54%) Facebook
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