The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 / Merseyside
Rank 36 40 34
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.62% 0.30% 1.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.03% 0.83% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £331 - £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -4.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
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 Merseyside with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 66 120 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 20.37% 35.61% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 85 36
Median daily rate £375 £407 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.80% +11.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £14.00
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Merseyside

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside 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
Liverpool +3 1 £313 -
SQL Server 2012
North West

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) ETL
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (40.00%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (40.00%) Power BI
5 1 (20.00%) SOLID
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (20.00%) Functional Programming
5 1 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (20.00%) OLAP
5 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (40.00%) Power BI
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) OLAP
4 1 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (20.00%) OLTP
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft