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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
England / North West
Rank 99 128 107
Rank change year-on-year +29 -21  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 29 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.13% 0.83% 1.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.62% 3.97% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 18
Median daily rate £339 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £324 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £396 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £355
% change year-on-year -7.14% -1.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.88% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -36.47% +73.46%  

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 628 807 797
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 24.55% 21.02% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 512 462
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +1.93% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 38 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £57.75 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +1.53%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 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
Manchester +17 16 £326 -17.40% 6
Cheshire +14 7 £360 +10.76% 5
Merseyside +1 2 £331 -
Lancashire - 2 £342 - 1
Cumbria - 1 £220 -
SQL Server 2012
England

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 72 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 56 (77.78%) SQL
3 52 (72.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (56.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (54.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (48.61%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (41.67%) T-SQL
8 28 (38.89%) .NET
8 28 (38.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 20 (27.78%) SQL Server 2014
11 19 (26.39%) C#
11 19 (26.39%) Windows
12 16 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (18.06%) ETL
13 13 (18.06%) Windows Server
14 12 (16.67%) Migration
15 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (13.89%) MDX
16 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET
17 9 (12.50%) CRM
17 9 (12.50%) Replication
17 9 (12.50%) Database Mirroring
18 8 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
18 8 (11.11%) Web Services
18 8 (11.11%) VB.NET
18 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
18 8 (11.11%) Visual Studio
19 7 (9.72%) MVC

SQL Server 2012
Top Related 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 6 (8.33%) IIS
1 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.94%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.17%) Apache
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.39%) SAS
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint Foundation
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.39%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) DNS
1 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.78%) VLAN
2 1 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.39%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) FTP
2 1 (1.39%) Intranet
2 1 (1.39%) LAN
2 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 52 (72.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (56.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (54.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (38.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (27.78%) SQL Server 2014
7 16 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (9.72%) Power BI
10 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (5.56%) DTS
12 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (2.78%) MySQL
13 2 (2.78%) OLAP
13 2 (2.78%) OLAP Cube
13 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
14 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
14 1 (1.39%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.17%) JIRA
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.39%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (5.56%) Local Government
2 3 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Advertising
3 1 (1.39%) Electronics
3 1 (1.39%) Legal
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Marketing
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (59.72%) Developer
2 17 (23.61%) DBA
2 17 (23.61%) SQL DBA
2 17 (23.61%) SQL Developer
3 14 (19.44%) .NET Developer
4 9 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 7 (9.72%) Consultant
5 7 (9.72%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
7 5 (6.94%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Administrator
8 4 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (5.56%) SSIS Developer
8 4 (5.56%) SSRS Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Business Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 3 (4.17%) Microsoft BI Developer
9 3 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (38.89%) .NET
2 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET
2 10 (13.89%) MDX
3 8 (11.11%) Web Services
4 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (6.94%) HTML
4 5 (6.94%) XML
5 4 (5.56%) .NET Framework
5 4 (5.56%) CSS
6 3 (4.17%) ADO.NET
6 3 (4.17%) Classic ASP
6 3 (4.17%) Entity Framework
6 3 (4.17%) LINQ
6 3 (4.17%) LINQ to SQL
7 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (2.78%) HTML5
7 2 (2.78%) jQuery
7 2 (2.78%) WCF
8 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Replication
2 5 (6.94%) Clustering
3 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.39%) Windows
2 13 (18.06%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.39%) CentOS
6 1 (1.39%) Linux
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (48.61%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (18.06%) ETL
3 12 (16.67%) Migration
4 9 (12.50%) CRM
4 9 (12.50%) Database Mirroring
5 7 (9.72%) MVC
5 7 (9.72%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.94%) Change Management
7 5 (6.94%) Document Management
7 5 (6.94%) ITIL
8 4 (5.56%) Business Analysis
8 4 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.56%) Data Modelling
8 4 (5.56%) High Availability
8 4 (5.56%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (4.17%) Data Migration
10 2 (2.78%) Data Visualisation
10 2 (2.78%) Waterfall
10 2 (2.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (77.78%) SQL
2 30 (41.67%) T-SQL
3 19 (26.39%) C#
4 8 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 7 (9.72%) PowerShell
6 6 (8.33%) VB
7 5 (6.94%) C++
7 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.17%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.78%) VB6
10 1 (1.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.39%) PHP
10 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) DBS Check
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.78%) Degree
3 2 (2.78%) HNC
3 2 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.39%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.39%) MCP
4 1 (1.39%) MCPD
4 1 (1.39%) MCSE
4 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) GDPR
1 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) MetaFrame
3 1 (1.39%) Shibboleth
3 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Failover Clustering
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.78%) SCCM
2 2 (2.78%) SCOM
3 1 (1.39%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.39%) Perfmon
3 1 (1.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 24 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.94%) VMware
3 2 (2.78%) Cognos
3 2 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (1.39%) Alteryx
4 1 (1.39%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco
4 1 (1.39%) Citrix
4 1 (1.39%) EMC
4 1 (1.39%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.39%) HP
4 1 (1.39%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle
4 1 (1.39%) Sun
4 1 (1.39%) Tableau
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