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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 86 92 99
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 21 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.97% 0.82% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.10% 3.74% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 5
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£365 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +3.63%
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
412 454 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.05% 21.79% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 255 235
Average daily rate £363 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 16
Average hourly rate £33.50 £27.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £17.09 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
Birmingham -6 6 £300 +2.12% 2
Coventry - 2 £425 - 3
Warwickshire - 2 - - 3
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Staffordshire - - - -
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (73.17%) SQL
3 25 (60.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (56.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (53.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (51.22%) T-SQL
7 19 (46.34%) C#
7 19 (46.34%) .NET
7 19 (46.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
9 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
10 14 (34.15%) ASP.NET
11 13 (31.71%) HTML
11 13 (31.71%) MVC
11 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (29.27%) CSS
13 11 (26.83%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
14 10 (24.39%) jQuery
14 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
17 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 6 (14.63%) MicroStrategy
18 6 (14.63%) Ajax
18 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
18 6 (14.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 6 (14.63%) Razor View Engine
19 5 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (12.20%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.44%) Node.js
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (60.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (56.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (53.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (46.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (4.88%) QlikView
10 1 (2.44%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (2.44%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
10 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (2.44%) MySQL
10 1 (2.44%) OLAP
10 1 (2.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (4.88%) Subversion
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Publishing
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (87.80%) Developer
2 10 (24.39%) .NET Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 9 (21.95%) SQL Developer
4 8 (19.51%) Analyst
5 7 (17.07%) C# Developer
6 6 (14.63%) Business Developer
7 4 (9.76%) Data Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Business Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Developer
9 2 (4.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.88%) CRM Developer
9 2 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 1 (2.44%) QlikView Developer
10 1 (2.44%) Oracle Architect
10 1 (2.44%) Excel Developer
10 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (46.34%) .NET
2 14 (34.15%) ASP.NET
3 13 (31.71%) HTML
4 12 (29.27%) CSS
5 10 (24.39%) jQuery
5 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 6 (14.63%) Ajax
7 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (14.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (14.63%) Razor View Engine
8 5 (12.20%) CSS3
8 5 (12.20%) Semantic HTML
9 3 (7.32%) MDX
9 3 (7.32%) XML
10 2 (4.88%) Web Services
10 2 (4.88%) WSDL
10 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
10 2 (4.88%) WCF
10 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.44%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) MVC
1 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.83%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (12.20%) Functional Programming
3 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (12.20%) TDD
3 5 (12.20%) CRM
3 5 (12.20%) Data Modelling
4 4 (9.76%) Data Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) Migration
5 3 (7.32%) ETL
5 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.88%) Workflow
6 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.44%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (2.44%) Data Transformation
7 1 (2.44%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (73.17%) SQL
2 21 (51.22%) T-SQL
3 19 (46.34%) C#
4 15 (36.59%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.32%) Java
6 2 (4.88%) C++
6 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.88%) PHP
7 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) MCTS
1 1 (2.44%) MCITP
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Tableau
4 1 (2.44%) VMware
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