The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 75 102 87
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 60 42 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.05% 1.36% 2.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.15% 6.31% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 29 35
Average daily rate £350 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £308 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-22.33% -32.23%
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 South West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
591 666 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.17% 21.52% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 459 486
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 14
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -27.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the South West region.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the South West region.

SQL Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol +4 19 £369 +2.43% 4
Gloucestershire +3 11 £350 -13.84% 1
Wiltshire -1 10 £375 +30.43% 1
Dorset 0 5 £288 -17.85%
Cornwall - 3 £325 -
Devon - 3 £275 - 1
Somerset +10 2 £400 +26.98% 3
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 90 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 48 (53.33%) SQL
3 44 (48.89%) Microsoft
4 41 (45.56%) Windows
5 40 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (35.56%) .NET
7 28 (31.11%) C#
8 26 (28.89%) Windows Server
9 23 (25.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (25.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (24.44%) .NET Framework
11 21 (23.33%) ASP.NET
11 21 (23.33%) MVC
12 20 (22.22%) T-SQL
12 20 (22.22%) Active Directory
12 20 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (22.22%) Security Cleared
13 18 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (17.78%) MS Excel
14 16 (17.78%) JavaScript
15 15 (16.67%) HTML
15 15 (16.67%) IIS
15 15 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
16 14 (15.56%) Entity Framework
16 14 (15.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (15.56%) SharePoint
17 13 (14.44%) Finance
17 13 (14.44%) ASP.NET MVC
18 12 (13.33%) SC Cleared
18 12 (13.33%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 15 (16.67%) IIS
2 14 (15.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.22%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.11%) CMS
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (17.78%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.67%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.67%) Office 365
3 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.22%) Internet
2 8 (8.89%) DNS
2 8 (8.89%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.78%) Kerberos
4 4 (4.44%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (4.44%) SAN
5 3 (3.33%) Intranet
5 3 (3.33%) VLAN
6 1 (1.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (25.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (15.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (12.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (3.33%) QlikView
10 2 (2.22%) Biml
10 2 (2.22%) MySQL
10 2 (2.22%) Power BI
11 1 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (1.11%) Data Mart
11 1 (1.11%) DB2
11 1 (1.11%) MS Access
11 1 (1.11%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
11 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.56%) ERwin
3 4 (4.44%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.44%) Moq
3 4 (4.44%) NUnit
3 4 (4.44%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (4.44%) SpecFlow
3 4 (4.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.11%) Selenium
General
1 13 (14.44%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Advertising
2 2 (2.22%) Electronics
2 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.22%) Marketing
2 2 (2.22%) Retail
2 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.11%) Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Military
3 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (46.67%) Developer
2 16 (17.78%) .NET Developer
3 13 (14.44%) SQL Developer
4 12 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (11.11%) Analyst
6 9 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 8 (8.89%) SSIS Developer
8 7 (7.78%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (7.78%) C# Developer
8 7 (7.78%) SharePoint Developer
9 6 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (6.67%) DBA
10 5 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (5.56%) Administrator
10 5 (5.56%) Business Developer
10 5 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 5 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Analyst
10 5 (5.56%) Server Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (35.56%) .NET
2 22 (24.44%) .NET Framework
3 21 (23.33%) ASP.NET
4 15 (16.67%) HTML
5 14 (15.56%) Entity Framework
6 13 (14.44%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (13.33%) CSS
8 11 (12.22%) WCF
9 9 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 7 (7.78%) LINQ
11 6 (6.67%) jQuery
12 5 (5.56%) AngularJS
12 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 5 (5.56%) Dapper ORM
12 5 (5.56%) HTML5
12 5 (5.56%) JSON
12 5 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (5.56%) Web Services
13 4 (4.44%) Gherkin
13 4 (4.44%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) Client/Server
2 8 (8.89%) Clustering
3 7 (7.78%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.78%) Replication
4 3 (3.33%) Blog
4 3 (3.33%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.22%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 41 (45.56%) Windows
2 26 (28.89%) Windows Server
3 23 (25.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.78%) Linux
6 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.33%) MVC
2 20 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (8.89%) ETL
4 7 (7.78%) TDD
5 6 (6.67%) BDD
5 6 (6.67%) Coaching
5 6 (6.67%) Data Analysis
5 6 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 6 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 6 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 6 (6.67%) Scrum
5 6 (6.67%) SDLC
5 6 (6.67%) SOA
5 6 (6.67%) Web Development
6 5 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 5 (5.56%) OO
6 5 (5.56%) OOP
6 5 (5.56%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 48 (53.33%) SQL
2 28 (31.11%) C#
3 20 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 16 (17.78%) JavaScript
5 10 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.44%) Ruby
7 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.56%) Degree
4 2 (2.22%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.22%) MCSE
4 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) HND
5 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 20 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.89%) vSphere
4 6 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (5.56%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.22%) WSUS
2 2 (2.22%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 44 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.89%) VMware
3 7 (7.78%) Nintex
3 7 (7.78%) Sun
4 5 (5.56%) RedGate
4 5 (5.56%) Twitter
5 4 (4.44%) IBM
5 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.22%) SAP
7 1 (1.11%) Altiris
7 1 (1.11%) Citrix
7 1 (1.11%) HP
7 1 (1.11%) IFS
7 1 (1.11%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.11%) Oracle
7 1 (1.11%) Remedy
7 1 (1.11%) Symantec
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