The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 26 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 77 65
Rank change year-on-year +28 -12  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 8 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.25% 0.55% 1.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.56% 2.31% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Median daily rate £360 £283 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.43% -13.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £249 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £317 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year - +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +31.94% +5.88%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 122 216 245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 19.12% 23.56% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 165 157
Median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.78 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.40% -37.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Cheshire

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in Cheshire

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Cheshire

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 £360 - 1
Warrington +20 1 - - 1
SQL Server 2012
North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (60.00%) High Availability
5 8 (53.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (53.33%) SQL
6 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 5 (33.33%) C#
8 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (26.67%) HTML5
9 4 (26.67%) JSON
9 4 (26.67%) CSS3
9 4 (26.67%) HTML
9 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
9 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
9 4 (26.67%) .NET
9 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
9 4 (26.67%) CSS
9 4 (26.67%) XML
9 4 (26.67%) ITIL
9 4 (26.67%) Windows
9 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
9 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (26.67%) Local Government
9 4 (26.67%) Clustering
9 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (20.00%) OneDrive
2 3 (20.00%) Yammer
3 1 (6.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) VLAN
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (53.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (6.67%) OLAP
10 1 (6.67%) OLTP
10 1 (6.67%) Power BI
10 1 (6.67%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
General
1 4 (26.67%) Local Government
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) DBA
2 5 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (20.00%) SharePoint Architect
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
4 2 (13.33%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.67%) ETL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) HTML Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Power BI Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SSIS Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) SSRS Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
1 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
1 4 (26.67%) CSS3
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) HTML5
1 4 (26.67%) JSON
1 4 (26.67%) XML
2 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (20.00%) Ajax
2 3 (20.00%) MDX
2 3 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (20.00%) WAP
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Clustering
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (13.33%) Replication
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) High Availability
2 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Database Tuning
3 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) ETL
3 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (13.33%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (13.33%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (6.67%) MVC
5 1 (6.67%) Remarketing
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) COBIT
2 1 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) UAG
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (13.33%) Perfmon
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) EqualLogic
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Google
3 1 (6.67%) RedGate
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec
3 1 (6.67%) Twitter