The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 28 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
England / Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 29 23
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.84% 0.47% 1.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.76% 1.82% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the Midlands with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 21 55 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 17.65% 25.94% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 31 22
Median daily rate £420 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.62 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% -  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the Midlands

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) ETL
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Presales
2 2 (66.67%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (66.67%) IT Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) MSBuild
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (66.67%) SAML
2 2 (66.67%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) C#

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (66.67%) MQSeries
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) SAS EBI
3 1 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MSBuild
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) SAS Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) MSMQ
1 2 (66.67%) SAML
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ETL
2 2 (66.67%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) IT Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Presales
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (66.67%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) VMware