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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 136 109 106
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 33 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.88% 0.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.36% 3.79% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 18
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£350 £300 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £201 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £364 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £21.75 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+70.29% -31.49%
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
982 712 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.55% 23.25% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 407 317
Average daily rate £400 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.58% +2.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% +9.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.37 £16.60 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £67.00 £40.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.80 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.51% -2.16%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Cheshire -5 18 £375 -7.97% 9
Manchester -17 11 £320 +6.66% 15
Lancashire -14 3 £463 +131.25% 3
Merseyside -11 1 £380 - 3
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 73 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (73.97%) SQL
3 48 (65.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (49.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (47.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 33 (45.21%) T-SQL
7 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
8 27 (36.99%) ETL
9 26 (35.62%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (31.51%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (30.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (24.66%) Migration
13 12 (16.44%) Windows
13 12 (16.44%) .NET
14 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (15.07%) Finance
15 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (12.33%) Data Migration
16 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
17 8 (10.96%) Visual Studio
17 8 (10.96%) C#
18 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2000
18 7 (9.59%) DTS
18 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2005
18 7 (9.59%) Performance Tuning
19 6 (8.22%) QA
19 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
19 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
20 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.48%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (5.48%) IIS
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.37%) SAS
5 1 (1.37%) CMS
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.48%) PowerPivot
3 2 (2.74%) MS Office
3 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.74%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.37%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (1.37%) SAP Business One
3 1 (1.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.37%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) SAN
1 3 (4.11%) Firewall
2 2 (2.74%) VPN
3 1 (1.37%) DNS
3 1 (1.37%) WAN
3 1 (1.37%) DHCP
3 1 (1.37%) HTTP
3 1 (1.37%) Wireless
3 1 (1.37%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.37%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 48 (65.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (49.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (47.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (31.51%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (30.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (9.59%) DTS
7 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (5.48%) OLAP
9 4 (5.48%) OLAP Cube
9 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
10 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Power View
10 3 (4.11%) QlikView
11 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
12 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
12 1 (1.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (15.07%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Advertising
3 1 (1.37%) Games
3 1 (1.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Local Government
3 1 (1.37%) Marketing
3 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.37%) Legal
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (52.05%) Developer
2 21 (28.77%) SQL Developer
3 15 (20.55%) SQL DBA
3 15 (20.55%) DBA
4 12 (16.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 8 (10.96%) Business Developer
5 8 (10.96%) Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.48%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (4.11%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Database Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.11%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) SQL Database Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Data Migration Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Project Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (2.74%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (2.74%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) .NET
2 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.48%) MDX
4 3 (4.11%) CSS
4 3 (4.11%) HTML
5 2 (2.74%) Middleware
5 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.74%) jQuery
5 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.37%) HTML5
6 1 (1.37%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.37%) Sass
6 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.37%) WCF
6 1 (1.37%) JSON
6 1 (1.37%) Ajax
6 1 (1.37%) SOAP
6 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Replication
2 3 (4.11%) Clustering
3 2 (2.74%) NHS
3 2 (2.74%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) User Experience
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.44%) Windows
2 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.99%) ETL
2 26 (35.62%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (24.66%) Migration
4 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.33%) Data Migration
6 7 (9.59%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.85%) Kimball Methodology
7 5 (6.85%) Data Modelling
8 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.11%) MVC
8 3 (4.11%) Data Management
8 3 (4.11%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.11%) Analytics
8 3 (4.11%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (4.11%) ETL Development
9 2 (2.74%) Automation Testing
9 2 (2.74%) Business Analysis
9 2 (2.74%) ITIL
9 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.74%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 54 (73.97%) SQL
2 33 (45.21%) T-SQL
3 8 (10.96%) C#
4 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (2.74%) Degree
2 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.74%) MCSE
2 2 (2.74%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) SCCM
2 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.48%) SAP
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle
3 2 (2.74%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (2.74%) Remedy
3 2 (2.74%) VMware
3 2 (2.74%) Veeam
3 2 (2.74%) Cisco
4 1 (1.37%) Facebook
4 1 (1.37%) Twitter
4 1 (1.37%) Teradata
4 1 (1.37%) Google
4 1 (1.37%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.37%) Cognos
4 1 (1.37%) Citrix
4 1 (1.37%) Sage
4 1 (1.37%) Symantec
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