Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 July 2018 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 > North West
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 141 205
Rank change year-on-year -59 +64 -62
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 22 65 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.36% 1.14% 0.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.74% 5.00% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 44 16
North West median daily rate £360 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £253 £226 £251
90th Percentile £440 £438 £413
England median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
North West median hourly rate - £35.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +89.19% -2.63%
England median hourly rate £33.50 £46.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year -27.57% +172.06% -38.55%

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 North West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,268 1,299 1,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.61% 22.74% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 802 1,058
North West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £531 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 55
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.63 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.92% +6.05% -7.65%
10th Percentile £12.53 £14.64 £15.80
90th Percentile £54.85 £50.50 £58.69
England median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +14.00%

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2012 in the North West

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the North West

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in the North West over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the North West

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the North West

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. 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
Manchester -40 11 £368 +13.08% 9
Cheshire -14 7 £373 +1.36% 5
Lancashire -11 4 £300 -12.34% 2
SQL Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (86.36%) SQL
3 10 (45.45%) C#
4 9 (40.91%) .NET
5 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
6 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
7 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
7 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (27.27%) MVC
7 6 (27.27%) Finance
7 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
7 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
7 6 (27.27%) Entity Framework
8 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
8 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
8 5 (22.73%) Windows
9 4 (18.18%) SOA
9 4 (18.18%) HTML
9 4 (18.18%) Protractor
9 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (18.18%) Angular 2
9 4 (18.18%) CQRS
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (18.18%) TypeScript

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (18.18%) NServiceBus
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SSL
2 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
7 1 (4.55%) OLAP
7 1 (4.55%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (4.55%) OLTP
7 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (4.55%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
3 4 (18.18%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (18.18%) Protractor
3 4 (18.18%) TeamCity
4 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (9.09%) WiX
5 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
5 1 (4.55%) MSTest
5 1 (4.55%) NSubstitute
5 1 (4.55%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (4.55%) Subversion
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) Advertising
3 2 (9.09%) Local Government
4 1 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) DBA
3 7 (31.82%) .NET Developer
3 7 (31.82%) SQL DBA
4 3 (13.64%) Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Sage 200 Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Sage Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Development DBA
6 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Development DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
3 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 6 (27.27%) Entity Framework
4 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (18.18%) Angular 2
5 4 (18.18%) HTML
6 3 (13.64%) CSS
6 3 (13.64%) jQuery
6 3 (13.64%) WPF
7 2 (9.09%) COM
7 2 (9.09%) DOM
7 2 (9.09%) HTML5
7 2 (9.09%) REST
7 2 (9.09%) SAX
7 2 (9.09%) XML
8 1 (4.55%) Ajax
8 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (13.64%) Replication
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
1 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) MVC
2 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (18.18%) CQRS
3 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (18.18%) SOA
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) ETL
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
4 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.09%) High Availability
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Patch Management
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (9.09%) SDLC
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) E-business
6 1 (4.55%) Logistics
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) TypeScript
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.09%) C++
5 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Sage
3 1 (4.55%) arcserve
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) VMware