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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 113 104 131
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 27 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.77% 0.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.68% 3.66% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 3
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£323 £349 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.46% +58.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+43.84% -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
734 601 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.84% 21.07% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 317 379
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.56% +0.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 30
Average hourly rate £67.00 £26.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+155.23% +41.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.36 £31.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +3.27%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Manchester -6 9 £325 - 15
Merseyside 0 6 £278 -20.71% 4
Cheshire +8 5 £365 - 9
Lancashire -16 4 £204 -35.15% 2
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 49 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (67.35%) SQL
3 22 (44.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (34.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (34.69%) T-SQL
4 17 (34.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
6 14 (28.57%) C#
7 13 (26.53%) .NET
8 12 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (22.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (18.37%) Finance
11 9 (18.37%) Migration
11 9 (18.37%) Replication
12 8 (16.33%) MVC
13 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (14.29%) TDD
13 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
14 6 (12.24%) E-Commerce
15 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
15 5 (10.20%) XML
15 5 (10.20%) NUnit
15 5 (10.20%) WCF
15 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
16 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API
16 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio
16 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET
16 4 (8.16%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) OpenEdge
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) VoIP
1 3 (6.12%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.08%) Firewall
2 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.04%) HSRP
3 1 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.04%) FWSM
3 1 (2.04%) VPN
3 1 (2.04%) OSPF
3 1 (2.04%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.04%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (44.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (34.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (34.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (22.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
8 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
8 1 (2.04%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) NUnit
2 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.08%) JMeter
3 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.04%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Legal
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
2 1 (2.04%) Local Government
2 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Developer
2 12 (24.49%) DBA
2 12 (24.49%) SQL DBA
3 11 (22.45%) SQL Developer
4 7 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) .NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Data Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Administrator
9 1 (2.04%) Network Analyst
9 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) .NET
2 5 (10.20%) XML
2 5 (10.20%) WCF
3 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.16%) CSS
3 4 (8.16%) HTML
3 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (6.12%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.12%) jQuery
5 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.08%) JSON
5 2 (4.08%) MDX
5 2 (4.08%) XSLT
5 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (4.08%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.08%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.04%) WinForms
6 1 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Replication
2 4 (8.16%) NHS
3 2 (4.08%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.08%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) CCTV
4 1 (2.04%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (18.37%) Migration
3 8 (16.33%) MVC
4 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.29%) TDD
5 6 (12.24%) E-Commerce
6 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.12%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.08%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.08%) Database Tuning
8 2 (4.08%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (4.08%) Scrum
8 2 (4.08%) Extreme Programming
8 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.08%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.08%) ETL
8 2 (4.08%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (4.08%) OO
8 2 (4.08%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 33 (67.35%) SQL
2 17 (34.69%) T-SQL
3 14 (28.57%) C#
4 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) C++
5 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.04%) MCITP
2 1 (2.04%) MCP
2 1 (2.04%) MCSD
2 1 (2.04%) MCDBA
2 1 (2.04%) CCNP
2 1 (2.04%) CCNA
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Veeam
2 3 (6.12%) Cisco
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) VMware
4 1 (2.04%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.04%) Sybase
4 1 (2.04%) IBM
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