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 3 months to 23 June 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 / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 151 95
Rank change year-on-year +45 -56  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 34 12 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.16% 0.31% 1.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.44% 1.46% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 35
Median daily rate £360 £278 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.61% -14.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £247 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year - +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +31.94% +7.46%  

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 625 824 866
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.24% 21.54% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 523 542
Median daily rate £375 £388 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +5.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £512 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 24
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.31% -37.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £16.45 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.95 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 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
Manchester +22 14 £325 -18.75% 7
Cheshire +27 8 £360 +27.43% 2
Merseyside +6 7 £394 +43.18% 2
Cumbria +2 3 £225 -10.00%
SQL Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 63 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (68.25%) SQL
3 39 (61.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (55.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 28 (44.44%) Windows
6 27 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (38.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
8 23 (36.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (26.98%) Windows Server
11 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (23.81%) T-SQL
12 15 (23.81%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (19.05%) .NET
14 12 (19.05%) Migration
15 11 (17.46%) Finance
15 11 (17.46%) Database Mirroring
15 11 (17.46%) Failover Clustering
16 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Clustering
16 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
16 10 (15.87%) MDX
16 10 (15.87%) ETL
17 9 (14.29%) VMware
17 9 (14.29%) DTS
17 9 (14.29%) ITIL
17 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET
17 9 (14.29%) High Availability
18 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2016

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 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.94%) IIS
4 4 (6.35%) Apache
4 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Foundation
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (4.76%) Office 365
3 3 (4.76%) OneDrive
3 3 (4.76%) Yammer
4 1 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (1.59%) PaaS
4 1 (1.59%) SaaS
4 1 (1.59%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.94%) DNS
3 3 (4.76%) SAN
3 3 (4.76%) VLAN
4 2 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (3.17%) LAN
4 2 (3.17%) WAN
5 1 (1.59%) FTP
5 1 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (61.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (55.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 27 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (38.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (36.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (23.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (14.29%) DTS
10 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (6.35%) Power BI
11 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 2 (3.17%) OLAP
12 2 (3.17%) SSDT
13 1 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 1 (1.59%) MySQL
13 1 (1.59%) OLAP Cube
13 1 (1.59%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.17%) JIRA
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.59%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (17.46%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Local Government
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (3.17%) Front Office
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Automotive
5 1 (1.59%) Electronics
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (38.10%) Developer
2 12 (19.05%) DBA
2 12 (19.05%) SQL DBA
3 11 (17.46%) Consultant
4 10 (15.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 8 (12.70%) Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) SQL Developer
6 7 (11.11%) SSIS Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Architect
7 5 (7.94%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (6.35%) .NET Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Administrator
8 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 4 (6.35%) SharePoint Architect
8 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Consultant
8 4 (6.35%) SSRS Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Senior SQL Developer
9 3 (4.76%) SSIS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) .NET
2 10 (15.87%) MDX
3 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 7 (11.11%) CSS
4 7 (11.11%) HTML
4 7 (11.11%) XML
5 6 (9.52%) Web Services
6 5 (7.94%) .NET Framework
7 4 (6.35%) CSS3
7 4 (6.35%) HTML5
7 4 (6.35%) JSON
8 3 (4.76%) Ajax
8 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (4.76%) JSP
8 3 (4.76%) SOAP
8 3 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (4.76%) WAP
9 2 (3.17%) ADO.NET
9 2 (3.17%) Classic ASP
9 2 (3.17%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Replication
2 4 (6.35%) Clustering
2 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 28 (44.44%) Windows
2 17 (26.98%) Windows Server
3 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.94%) Windows 10
6 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.17%) HPUX
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (19.05%) Migration
3 11 (17.46%) Database Mirroring
4 10 (15.87%) ETL
5 9 (14.29%) High Availability
5 9 (14.29%) ITIL
6 8 (12.70%) CRM
7 7 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.35%) Data Transformation
8 4 (6.35%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (6.35%) MVC
9 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.76%) Change Management
9 3 (4.76%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.76%) Document Management
9 3 (4.76%) ITIL V3
9 3 (4.76%) ITSM
9 3 (4.76%) Service Management
9 3 (4.76%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 43 (68.25%) SQL
2 15 (23.81%) T-SQL
3 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
4 8 (12.70%) C#
5 7 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.76%) C++
7 2 (3.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (3.17%) VB
7 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.59%) C
8 1 (1.59%) Perl
8 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) DBS Check
1 2 (3.17%) HNC
1 2 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) MCPD
2 1 (1.59%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) COBIT
2 1 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.59%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.76%) UAG
2 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.17%) vSphere
4 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (17.46%) Failover Clustering
2 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (9.52%) SCCM
3 6 (9.52%) SCOM
4 4 (6.35%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (6.35%) SCOrch
5 2 (3.17%) Perfmon
6 1 (1.59%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.29%) VMware
3 5 (7.94%) HP
4 4 (6.35%) Cisco
4 4 (6.35%) EMC
5 2 (3.17%) 3PAR
5 2 (3.17%) Citrix
5 2 (3.17%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.59%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.59%) Google
6 1 (1.59%) RedGate
6 1 (1.59%) SAP
6 1 (1.59%) Symantec
6 1 (1.59%) Twitter
6 1 (1.59%) Veeam
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