The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 84 93 109
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 29 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 0.72% 0.088%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.71% 3.25% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 2
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£320 £270 £663
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -59.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £633
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £693
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-32.25% -11.42%
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 West Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
432 462 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.04% 22.24% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 279 260
Average daily rate £330 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 13
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.21% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £20.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £37.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SQL Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Coventry - 10 £320 -
Birmingham +4 7 £363 +72.61% 1
Warwickshire -14 4 £335 +24.07% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £288 - 1
Worcestershire -4 1 - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 32 (65.31%) SQL
3 25 (51.02%) .NET
3 25 (51.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (42.86%) C#
5 20 (40.82%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (38.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (36.73%) JavaScript
7 18 (36.73%) ASP.NET
8 17 (34.69%) jQuery
8 17 (34.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (34.69%) MVC
9 13 (26.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (26.53%) CSS
9 13 (26.53%) HTML
9 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
10 10 (20.41%) Ajax
10 10 (20.41%) TDD
10 10 (20.41%) CSS3
10 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (18.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 9 (18.37%) Git (software)
11 9 (18.37%) MicroStrategy
11 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
11 9 (18.37%) Web Services
11 9 (18.37%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
12 8 (16.33%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.16%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.04%) Node.js
3 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) HTTP
2 2 (4.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (51.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (38.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (34.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (26.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (18.37%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
8 3 (6.12%) MySQL
9 2 (4.08%) MS Access
9 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (4.08%) OLAP
9 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
10 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (2.04%) DB2
10 1 (2.04%) DTS
10 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
10 1 (2.04%) SAP BW
10 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.04%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.08%) Publishing
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (73.47%) Developer
2 14 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 11 (22.45%) Analyst
3 11 (22.45%) Business Developer
4 10 (20.41%) Business Analyst
4 10 (20.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 9 (18.37%) C# Developer
6 7 (14.29%) Architect
7 6 (12.24%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (10.20%) CRM Developer
9 4 (8.16%) Developer Analyst
9 4 (8.16%) .NET Developer
9 4 (8.16%) Lead Developer
10 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
10 3 (6.12%) DBA
10 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence Architect
11 2 (4.08%) Database Architect
11 2 (4.08%) SQL Developer
11 2 (4.08%) SQL DBA
11 2 (4.08%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (51.02%) .NET
2 18 (36.73%) ASP.NET
3 17 (34.69%) jQuery
4 13 (26.53%) HTML
4 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (26.53%) CSS
5 10 (20.41%) Ajax
5 10 (20.41%) CSS3
5 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 9 (18.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (18.37%) Web Services
7 8 (16.33%) WCF
7 8 (16.33%) Semantic HTML
7 8 (16.33%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (6.12%) .NET Framework
9 2 (4.08%) XML
9 2 (4.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Data Extraction
2 2 (4.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) UNIX
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (34.69%) MVC
3 10 (20.41%) TDD
4 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (16.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 8 (16.33%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (16.33%) Functional Programming
5 7 (14.29%) Migration
6 6 (12.24%) CRM
7 5 (10.20%) ETL
8 3 (6.12%) ERP
8 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Web Development
9 2 (4.08%) Data Modelling
9 2 (4.08%) Change Control
10 1 (2.04%) Web Application Development
10 1 (2.04%) Benchmarking
10 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (2.04%) Document Management
10 1 (2.04%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (65.31%) SQL
2 21 (42.86%) C#
3 18 (36.73%) JavaScript
4 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
5 7 (14.29%) VBA
6 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.08%) VB
7 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) Java
8 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) MCP
2 1 (2.04%) MCAD
2 1 (2.04%) MCSD
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.04%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (2.04%) Xen
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) SCCM
1 1 (2.04%) SCOM
1 1 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.37%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) SAP
4 2 (4.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) Veeam
5 1 (2.04%) Tableau
5 1 (2.04%) Facebook
5 1 (2.04%) Dell
5 1 (2.04%) CA
5 1 (2.04%) NetApp