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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 121 99 105
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 23 32 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 1.12% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.61% 5.41% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 6
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£339 £344 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.45% +83.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.07% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +27.27%
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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
637 592 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.67% 20.63% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 389 270
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.00 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £175.00 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 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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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
Somerset +5 6 £350 +6.87% 3
Gloucestershire -1 4 £400 +14.28% 3
Bristol -4 4 £305 -23.75% 15
Devon -4 3 £300 -20.00% 3
Wiltshire +3 1 £425 +54.54% 4
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England

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (68.85%) SQL
3 31 (50.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (47.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (44.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (42.62%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
8 20 (32.79%) .NET
9 19 (31.15%) T-SQL
9 19 (31.15%) ASP.NET
10 18 (29.51%) SQL Server 2005
11 17 (27.87%) ETL
11 17 (27.87%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (22.95%) MS Excel
12 14 (22.95%) C#
12 14 (22.95%) HTML
13 13 (21.31%) CSS
13 13 (21.31%) Windows
13 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
14 9 (14.75%) MVC
14 9 (14.75%) MS Access
14 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
14 9 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (13.11%) TDD
15 8 (13.11%) Migration
15 8 (13.11%) Management Information System
15 8 (13.11%) Scrum
15 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.64%) IIS
3 1 (1.64%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (22.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) MS Project
3 2 (3.28%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) SAN
2 4 (6.56%) LAN
3 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (50.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (47.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (44.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (29.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (27.87%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (14.75%) MS Access
8 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 3 (4.92%) SSDT
10 3 (4.92%) Cognos Report Studio
11 2 (3.28%) OLAP Cube
11 2 (3.28%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (3.28%) MySQL
11 2 (3.28%) OLAP
12 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.20%) Banking
2 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.92%) Finance
4 2 (3.28%) Advertising
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (55.74%) Developer
2 16 (26.23%) DBA
2 16 (26.23%) SQL Developer
3 11 (18.03%) SQL DBA
4 10 (16.39%) Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Administrator
5 5 (8.20%) Senior DBA
5 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (4.92%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.28%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (3.28%) Programmer
8 2 (3.28%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (3.28%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.79%) .NET
2 19 (31.15%) ASP.NET
3 14 (22.95%) HTML
4 13 (21.31%) CSS
5 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (11.48%) jQuery
6 7 (11.48%) .NET Framework
7 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 5 (8.20%) WCF
9 4 (6.56%) Entity Framework
10 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.92%) Ajax
10 3 (4.92%) HTML5
10 3 (4.92%) Classic ASP
11 2 (3.28%) Silverlight
11 2 (3.28%) Unity DI Container
11 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (3.28%) KnockoutJS
12 1 (1.64%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.20%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (4.92%) NHS
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.64%) DTV
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) Clustering
5 1 (1.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Windows
2 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (42.62%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (27.87%) ETL
3 9 (14.75%) MVC
3 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (13.11%) TDD
4 8 (13.11%) Migration
4 8 (13.11%) Scrum
5 7 (11.48%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (9.84%) Database Security
7 5 (8.20%) Office Automation
7 5 (8.20%) V-Model
7 5 (8.20%) Open Source
7 5 (8.20%) Waterfall
7 5 (8.20%) Performance Improvement
8 4 (6.56%) Data Migration
9 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.92%) Information Management
9 3 (4.92%) Data Analysis
9 3 (4.92%) Business Analysis
9 3 (4.92%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 42 (68.85%) SQL
2 19 (31.15%) T-SQL
3 14 (22.95%) C#
4 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.48%) VB.NET
6 5 (8.20%) VBA
6 5 (8.20%) Java
7 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.28%) VBScript
8 2 (3.28%) VB
9 1 (1.64%) C++
9 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.28%) MCITP
4 2 (3.28%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
1 2 (3.28%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) JD Edwards
3 3 (4.92%) Cognos
4 2 (3.28%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix
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