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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 111 109 138
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +29
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 28 27 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.91% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.85% 4.29% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 1
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£273 £331 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.73% +50.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.38% -7.14%
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
727 629 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.90% 21.14% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 335 442
Average daily rate £338 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 34
Average hourly rate £67.00 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.15% +47.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
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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
Cheshire +13 8 £365 - 10
Manchester -8 8 £275 -3.50% 10
Merseyside 0 6 £275 -21.42% 4
Lancashire -24 4 £204 -31.91% 2
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 58 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (74.14%) SQL
3 22 (37.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (34.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (34.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (32.76%) T-SQL
6 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
7 17 (29.31%) Migration
8 14 (24.14%) C#
9 13 (22.41%) .NET
9 13 (22.41%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (18.97%) Replication
11 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (17.24%) Oracle
11 10 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (17.24%) Database Tuning
11 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database
11 10 (17.24%) Performance Analysis
12 8 (13.79%) MVC
13 7 (12.07%) Finance
13 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
13 7 (12.07%) Windows
13 7 (12.07%) HTML
13 7 (12.07%) ASP.NET
13 7 (12.07%) CSS
13 7 (12.07%) Performance Tuning

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
3 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.72%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) VoIP
1 3 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (3.45%) Firewall
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.72%) HSRP
3 1 (1.72%) LAN
3 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.72%) FWSM
3 1 (1.72%) WAN
3 1 (1.72%) VPN
3 1 (1.72%) SAN
3 1 (1.72%) OSPF
3 1 (1.72%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.72%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (37.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (34.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (34.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database 10g
4 10 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (17.24%) Oracle Database
5 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
7 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (3.45%) DTS
8 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.72%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.72%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.45%) JMeter
2 2 (3.45%) NUnit
2 2 (3.45%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.72%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Local Government
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) Developer
2 22 (37.93%) DBA
2 22 (37.93%) SQL DBA
3 11 (18.97%) SQL Developer
4 8 (13.79%) SQL Server DBA
5 6 (10.34%) C# Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Data Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Administrator
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Database Engineer
9 1 (1.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Consultant
9 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Architect
9 1 (1.72%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) .NET
2 7 (12.07%) ASP.NET
2 7 (12.07%) CSS
2 7 (12.07%) HTML
3 6 (10.34%) XML
3 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
3 6 (10.34%) jQuery
4 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (6.90%) WCF
6 3 (5.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.45%) NHibernate
7 2 (3.45%) CSS3
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (3.45%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (3.45%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (3.45%) JSON
7 2 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Replication
2 4 (6.90%) Clustering
3 3 (5.17%) NHS
4 2 (3.45%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) CCTV
5 1 (1.72%) Open Source
5 1 (1.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) Migration
2 13 (22.41%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (17.24%) Database Tuning
3 10 (17.24%) Performance Analysis
4 8 (13.79%) MVC
5 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.07%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.62%) TDD
8 4 (6.90%) ETL
9 3 (5.17%) Data Analysis
9 3 (5.17%) Performance Testing
10 2 (3.45%) Data Management
10 2 (3.45%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.45%) Software Engineering
10 2 (3.45%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (3.45%) Test-First Development
10 2 (3.45%) Scrum
10 2 (3.45%) Extreme Programming
10 2 (3.45%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 43 (74.14%) SQL
2 19 (32.76%) T-SQL
3 14 (24.14%) C#
4 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.72%) MCITP
2 1 (1.72%) MCP
2 1 (1.72%) MCSD
2 1 (1.72%) MCSE
2 1 (1.72%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.72%) CCNP
2 1 (1.72%) CCNA
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.17%) vSphere
2 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.24%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Cisco
3 3 (5.17%) VMware
3 3 (5.17%) Veeam
4 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.72%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (1.72%) NetApp
4 1 (1.72%) IBM
4 1 (1.72%) Sybase
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