The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SQL Server 2012 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 61 52
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 4 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.65% 1.23% 1.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.86% 6.49% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 6
Median daily rate £350 £330 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.49%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year - +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +31.94% +7.46%  

SQL Server 2012 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 140 154 164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 22.80% 18.92% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 106 116
Median daily rate £378 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.62% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing SQL Server 2012 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2012 in Birmingham

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Cognos
5 4 (28.57%) MVC
5 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) LDAP
5 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (28.57%) SCOrch
5 4 (28.57%) Entity Framework
5 4 (28.57%) Web Application Development
6 3 (21.43%) REST
6 3 (21.43%) Skype
6 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
6 3 (21.43%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (21.43%) ETL
6 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) LDAP
2 3 (21.43%) Skype
3 1 (7.14%) 3G
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (21.43%) SSRS Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) ETL Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SSIS Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Cognos Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (7.14%) DBA
5 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
1 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
1 4 (28.57%) Entity Framework
2 3 (21.43%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) JSON
3 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (28.57%) MVC
2 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 4 (28.57%) Web Application Development
3 3 (21.43%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Governance
4 2 (14.29%) Data Mapping
4 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
5 1 (7.14%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) High Availability
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Cognos
3 2 (14.29%) IDERA
3 2 (14.29%) RedGate
3 2 (14.29%) Tableau
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Kaspersky
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
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