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 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 92 91 94
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 23 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.99% 1.14% 0.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.28% 6.18% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 6
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£335 £310 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% +8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £419
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%
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
537 437 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.23% 18.42% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 267 192
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -37.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £15.25 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £36.50 £42.20
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 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 7 July 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 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
Birmingham -3 8 £345 +25.45% 8
Coventry +1 3 £315 -1.56% 3
Shropshire - 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £335 -
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (69.23%) SQL
3 33 (63.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (53.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (53.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (51.92%) T-SQL
6 21 (40.38%) .NET
7 20 (38.46%) C#
8 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
9 14 (26.92%) XML
9 14 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 13 (25.00%) HTML
10 13 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (23.08%) CSS
12 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
12 11 (21.15%) .NET Framework
12 11 (21.15%) WCF
13 10 (19.23%) jQuery
14 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (17.31%) MVC
14 9 (17.31%) Web Services
14 9 (17.31%) Windows
15 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
15 8 (15.38%) Entity Framework
16 7 (13.46%) Red Gate
16 7 (13.46%) CSS3
16 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
16 7 (13.46%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (63.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (53.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (53.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (11.54%) MySQL
6 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (1.92%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (1.92%) HOLAP
9 1 (1.92%) QlikView
9 1 (1.92%) OLAP
9 1 (1.92%) MOLAP
9 1 (1.92%) ROLAP
9 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.62%) ReSharper
2 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) XMLUnit
4 1 (1.92%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.92%) Moq
4 1 (1.92%) NUnit
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Advertising
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (71.15%) Developer
2 12 (23.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 11 (21.15%) SQL Developer
3 11 (21.15%) SQL DBA
3 11 (21.15%) DBA
4 9 (17.31%) Administrator
5 7 (13.46%) Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) C# Developer
7 5 (9.62%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Analyst Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Architect
10 2 (3.85%) AWS Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Senior Web Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Architect
10 2 (3.85%) Data Analyst
11 1 (1.92%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (40.38%) .NET
2 14 (26.92%) XML
3 13 (25.00%) HTML
3 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (23.08%) CSS
5 11 (21.15%) .NET Framework
5 11 (21.15%) WCF
6 10 (19.23%) jQuery
7 9 (17.31%) Web Services
8 8 (15.38%) Entity Framework
9 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (13.46%) HTML5
9 7 (13.46%) CSS3
9 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 6 (11.54%) Ajax
11 5 (9.62%) SOAP
11 5 (9.62%) Semantic HTML
11 5 (9.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (9.62%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.92%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (17.31%) MVC
4 7 (13.46%) TDD
5 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (9.62%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (9.62%) Functional Programming
5 5 (9.62%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (9.62%) Migration
5 5 (9.62%) SOA
6 4 (7.69%) ETL
6 4 (7.69%) OO
6 4 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.77%) OOD
7 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.77%) Scrum
7 3 (5.77%) Workflow
7 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.77%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (69.23%) SQL
2 27 (51.92%) T-SQL
3 20 (38.46%) C#
4 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.54%) MCITP
3 5 (9.62%) MCDBA
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) MCSE
5 1 (1.92%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Red Gate
3 6 (11.54%) Oracle
4 4 (7.69%) Tableau
5 3 (5.77%) Nintex
5 3 (5.77%) Telerik
6 2 (3.85%) Cognos
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco
7 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.92%) Citrix
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