The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 27 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.81% 1.79% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.12% 6.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£280 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.77 £21.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+89.38% -32.25%
SQL Server 2012
West Midlands

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 Staffordshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
49 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 29.52% 29.46% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 24
Average daily rate £400 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £8.00 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Cannock -2 1 £161 -46.50%
Stafford - 1 - -
SQL Server 2012
West Midlands

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) MDX
3 1 (33.33%) QlikView
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) QlikView
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Server Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) MDX
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft