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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 107 110 99
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 43 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.11% 0.80% 0.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.79% 4.19% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 13
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£325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £305 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £375 £398
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 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-52.50% +45.45%
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
897 596 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.08% 19.00% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 348 274
Average daily rate £400 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 21
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £142.00 £72.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 5 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 5 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 -1 19 £350 - 17
Cheshire +1 12 £325 -3.70% 4
Lancashire +9 7 £275 +44.73% 2
Merseyside -11 2 £200 - 7
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 48 (78.69%) SQL
3 32 (52.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (49.18%) T-SQL
5 23 (37.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (32.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (31.15%) ETL
8 16 (26.23%) .NET
8 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
9 15 (24.59%) C#
10 13 (21.31%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (21.31%) Migration
11 12 (19.67%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (18.03%) DTS
13 10 (16.39%) Windows
14 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (13.11%) QA
15 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
17 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET
17 6 (9.84%) QlikView
17 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
17 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
18 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
18 5 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
18 5 (8.20%) Replication
18 5 (8.20%) Crystal Reports
19 4 (6.56%) VBScript

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Office
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) Firewall
2 2 (3.28%) VPN
2 2 (3.28%) SAN
3 1 (1.64%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.64%) NAS
3 1 (1.64%) Wireless
3 1 (1.64%) DAB
3 1 (1.64%) DNS
3 1 (1.64%) WAN
3 1 (1.64%) DHCP
3 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (52.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (37.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (32.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (21.31%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (18.03%) DTS
7 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2000
7 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (9.84%) QlikView
8 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (8.20%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
11 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
12 1 (1.64%) SSDT
12 1 (1.64%) Big Data
12 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
12 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (57.38%) Developer
2 16 (26.23%) SQL Developer
3 15 (24.59%) SQL DBA
3 15 (24.59%) DBA
4 8 (13.11%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.20%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Report Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Business Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.28%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (1.64%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
9 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (1.64%) Data Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.23%) .NET
2 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.56%) CSS
4 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (4.92%) jQuery
4 3 (4.92%) HTML
5 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.28%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (1.64%) Sass
6 1 (1.64%) JSON
6 1 (1.64%) WCF
6 1 (1.64%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.64%) SOAP
6 1 (1.64%) Web Services
6 1 (1.64%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) Replication
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Social Network
4 1 (1.64%) Statistics
4 1 (1.64%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Windows
2 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) ETL
2 13 (21.31%) Migration
3 12 (19.67%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.56%) Data Management
6 4 (6.56%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.28%) Validation
7 2 (3.28%) Release Management
7 2 (3.28%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.28%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.28%) MVC
7 2 (3.28%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.28%) Kimball Methodology
8 1 (1.64%) Analytics
8 1 (1.64%) Automation Testing
8 1 (1.64%) Data Architecture
8 1 (1.64%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (1.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 48 (78.69%) SQL
2 30 (49.18%) T-SQL
3 15 (24.59%) C#
4 4 (6.56%) VBScript
5 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.64%) VB6
6 1 (1.64%) VB
6 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) MCTS
4 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.64%) MCITP
4 1 (1.64%) MCSE
4 1 (1.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.64%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco
2 2 (3.28%) Veeam
2 2 (3.28%) Twitter
3 1 (1.64%) Tableau
3 1 (1.64%) Facebook
3 1 (1.64%) VMware
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £325 - £390 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
North West
TRG
Rate: 250-400 Per Day Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago