Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 173 132
Rank change year-on-year -7 -41 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 63 91 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.77% 0.94% 1.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.10% 4.50% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 74 88
Midlands median daily rate £325 £361 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.03% +7.84% -
10th Percentile £243 £255 £263
90th Percentile £438 £475 £450
England median daily rate £413 £381 £375
% change year-on-year +8.20% +1.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £15.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.90% -4.29% -59.60%
10th Percentile £23.88 £13.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £30.81 £15.75 £23.75
England median hourly rate £31.15 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -30.78% +100.00% -40.00%

SQL Server 2012 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following 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 or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1538 2022 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.70% 20.79% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 1235 1140
Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +12.36%
10th Percentile £270 £262 £225
90th Percentile £538 £550 £510
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 32 48
Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.92% -11.25% -
10th Percentile £18.20 £13.28 £12.75
90th Percentile £56.37 £33.90 £38.75
England median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £27.78
% change year-on-year +13.39% +0.79% +12.24%

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing SQL Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the Midlands

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the Midlands

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -7 34 £350 - 2
East Midlands +5 29 £315 -13.10% 7
SQL Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 63 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (57.14%) SQL
3 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
4 25 (39.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (34.92%) .NET
5 22 (34.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (31.75%) Windows
7 16 (25.40%) Active Directory
8 15 (23.81%) T-SQL
8 15 (23.81%) PowerShell
8 15 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (19.05%) Retail
11 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
12 11 (17.46%) Oracle
12 11 (17.46%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (15.87%) ETL
13 10 (15.87%) MVC
13 10 (15.87%) Windows Server
13 10 (15.87%) Entity Framework
13 10 (15.87%) .NET Framework
14 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (12.70%) Relational Database
15 8 (12.70%) SCCM
15 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
15 8 (12.70%) LAN

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 5 (7.94%) IIS
1 5 (7.94%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
1 5 (7.94%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (6.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.59%) Apache
3 1 (1.59%) Confluence
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.94%) Office 365
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) DHCP
1 8 (12.70%) DNS
1 8 (12.70%) LAN
1 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.11%) LDAP
3 5 (7.94%) Firewall
3 5 (7.94%) NAS
3 5 (7.94%) SAN
4 4 (6.35%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (6.35%) VLAN
4 4 (6.35%) WAN
4 4 (6.35%) Wireless
5 2 (3.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (39.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (34.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (12.70%) Relational Database
9 7 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database
10 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (4.76%) Power BI
11 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
12 2 (3.17%) DTS
12 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (1.59%) MySQL
13 1 (1.59%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.59%) JIRA
3 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (19.05%) Retail
2 6 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 6 (9.52%) Publishing
3 2 (3.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Local Government
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (34.92%) Developer
2 12 (19.05%) DBA
2 12 (19.05%) SQL DBA
2 12 (19.05%) SQL Developer
3 6 (9.52%) Database Developer
3 6 (9.52%) SQL Database Developer
4 5 (7.94%) Analyst
4 5 (7.94%) Architect
4 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Developer
4 5 (7.94%) Tester
5 4 (6.35%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Administrator
5 4 (6.35%) Applications Support
5 4 (6.35%) EPoS Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Technician
5 4 (6.35%) SharePoint Architect
5 4 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (34.92%) .NET
2 10 (15.87%) .NET Framework
2 10 (15.87%) Entity Framework
3 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 6 (9.52%) REST
5 3 (4.76%) CSS
5 3 (4.76%) HTML
5 3 (4.76%) jQuery
6 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.17%) HTML5
6 2 (3.17%) Kendo UI
6 2 (3.17%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (3.17%) MDX
7 1 (1.59%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.59%) JSON
7 1 (1.59%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.52%) Clustering
3 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.35%) EPoS
4 4 (6.35%) Replication
5 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.17%) FMCG
5 2 (3.17%) NHS
5 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.75%) Windows
2 10 (15.87%) Windows Server
3 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.52%) Linux
4 6 (9.52%) Unix
5 5 (7.94%) HPUX
5 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.35%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.35%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.17%) AIX
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.59%) Solaris
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (17.46%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (15.87%) ETL
3 10 (15.87%) MVC
4 8 (12.70%) ITIL
5 7 (11.11%) Runbook
5 7 (11.11%) Web Application Development
6 6 (9.52%) Business Analysis
6 6 (9.52%) CRM
6 6 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (9.52%) Proactive Management
6 6 (9.52%) Problem Management
6 6 (9.52%) System Testing
6 6 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.94%) Data Reconciliation
7 5 (7.94%) Functional Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Manual Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Mathematics
7 5 (7.94%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (6.35%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 36 (57.14%) SQL
2 15 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 15 (23.81%) T-SQL
3 8 (12.70%) C#
4 5 (7.94%) PL/SQL
5 4 (6.35%) Java
5 4 (6.35%) VB.NET
5 4 (6.35%) VBScript
6 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.17%) CCNA
3 2 (3.17%) CCNP
3 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.17%) MCSA
4 1 (1.59%) Degree
4 1 (1.59%) MCITP
4 1 (1.59%) MCSE
4 1 (1.59%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) COBIT
2 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (25.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.52%) XenApp
4 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) SCCM
2 7 (11.11%) SCOrch
3 3 (4.76%) SCOM
4 2 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.46%) Oracle
3 7 (11.11%) Citrix
3 7 (11.11%) HP
3 7 (11.11%) VMware
4 4 (6.35%) Dell
4 4 (6.35%) RedGate
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco
5 2 (3.17%) GoCardless
5 2 (3.17%) Google
5 2 (3.17%) Symantec
6 1 (1.59%) Altova
6 1 (1.59%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.59%) StorageTek
6 1 (1.59%) Sun
6 1 (1.59%) Xamarin