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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
North West / Cheshire
Rank 47 64 64
Rank change year-on-year +17 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 7 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.30% 1.76% 1.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.96% 8.67% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Median daily rate £360 £325 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% +9.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £325 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -4.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.88% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -36.47% +157.57%  

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 141 196 217
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 26.21% 20.29% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 123 150
Median daily rate £388 £340 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -22.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £508 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.54 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +9 2 £360 - 2
Warrington +17 1 £388 +19.23% 4
Northwich - 1 £350 -
SQL Server 2012
North West

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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
3 10 (66.67%) SQL
4 8 (53.33%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (46.67%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (46.67%) ETL
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 5 (33.33%) MDX
7 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
8 4 (26.67%) Local Government
8 4 (26.67%) High Availability
9 3 (20.00%) Database Mirroring
9 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 3 (20.00%) Clustering
10 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (13.33%) Windows
10 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (13.33%) CRM
10 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (13.33%) .NET
10 2 (13.33%) C#
10 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2012
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
1 1 (6.67%) 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 7 (46.67%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (13.33%) Power BI
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) DBA
2 5 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) CRM Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (6.67%) ETL Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Junior DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) MDX
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (46.67%) ETL
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) High Availability
5 3 (20.00%) Database Mirroring
6 2 (13.33%) CRM
7 1 (6.67%) Change Management
7 1 (6.67%) Dashboard Development
7 1 (6.67%) Database Tuning
7 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL
7 1 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (6.67%) MVC
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (13.33%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Perfmon
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Alteryx
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos
2 1 (6.67%) EqualLogic
2 1 (6.67%) Hyperion
2 1 (6.67%) Tableau
2 1 (6.67%) VMware