Period
to 22 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 136 155
Rank change year-on-year -35 +19 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 33 71 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 1.18% 1.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.63% 4.73% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 59 66
North West median daily rate £381 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.93% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £275 £274 £275
90th Percentile £488 £406 £463
England median daily rate £411 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +9.67% -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.58 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -32.06% +100.00% -25.00%

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 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 1,254 1,500 1,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.29% 24.85% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 1,036 1,186
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £275 £269 £250
90th Percentile £625 £556 £526
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 46
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £28.50 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.61% -24.50% +16.15%
10th Percentile £14.20 £13.93 £16.25
90th Percentile £64.36 £44.00 £66.38
England median hourly rate £30.75 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +11.82% -8.33% +9.09%

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 January 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 January 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 -9 17 £400 +15.11% 12
Cheshire 0 11 £375 +15.38% 1
Merseyside +2 1 - - 3
SQL Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (63.64%) Windows
3 20 (60.61%) SQL
4 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
5 15 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (36.36%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (30.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
7 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (27.27%) .NET
9 8 (24.24%) Migration
9 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (24.24%) VMware
9 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (24.24%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (21.21%) Clustering
10 7 (21.21%) Replication
10 7 (21.21%) SAN
11 6 (18.18%) HP
11 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
12 5 (15.15%) T-SQL
12 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (15.15%) Database Mirroring
12 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (12.12%) Oracle
13 4 (12.12%) C#
13 4 (12.12%) Finance

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 2 (6.06%) Apache
1 2 (6.06%) IIS
1 2 (6.06%) NServiceBus
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) PaaS
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) SAN
2 4 (12.12%) DNS
3 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.06%) FTP
4 2 (6.06%) NAS
4 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.06%) VLAN
5 1 (3.03%) DHCP
5 1 (3.03%) DMZ
5 1 (3.03%) Firewall
5 1 (3.03%) Internet
5 1 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.03%) IPsec
5 1 (3.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (36.36%) SQL Server 2014
4 10 (30.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
9 2 (6.06%) MS Access
9 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (6.06%) Power BI
9 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
9 2 (6.06%) SSDT
10 1 (3.03%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.12%) Mercurial
1 4 (12.12%) TeamCity
2 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.06%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (6.06%) Protractor
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (6.06%) Subversion
3 2 (6.06%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) DBA
2 10 (30.30%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) SQL DBA
3 5 (15.15%) Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Server Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Server Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Sitecore Developer
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft BI Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning DBA
6 1 (3.03%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) .NET
2 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
2 4 (12.12%) Entity Framework
3 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.06%) Angular 2
4 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.06%) LINQ
5 1 (3.03%) ODBC
5 1 (3.03%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Clustering
1 7 (21.21%) Replication
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.06%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.09%) Unix
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.06%) Linux
6 2 (6.06%) Solaris
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Migration
1 8 (24.24%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (15.15%) Database Mirroring
3 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.12%) MVC
3 4 (12.12%) TDD
4 3 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.06%) Case Management
5 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.06%) ETL
5 2 (6.06%) ETL Development
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) Security Hardening
5 2 (6.06%) Server Building
5 2 (6.06%) SOA
5 2 (6.06%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (6.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 5 (15.15%) T-SQL
4 4 (12.12%) C#
5 2 (6.06%) TypeScript
5 2 (6.06%) VBA
5 2 (6.06%) VBScript
6 1 (3.03%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
4 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) BladeLogic
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.03%) EdgeSight
3 1 (3.03%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.03%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (3.03%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) HP
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle
5 3 (9.09%) EMC
5 3 (9.09%) Remedy
6 2 (6.06%) AppDynamics
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix
6 2 (6.06%) Sitecore
6 2 (6.06%) Veeam
7 1 (3.03%) Avaya
7 1 (3.03%) CA
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) Ivanti
7 1 (3.03%) Lumension
7 1 (3.03%) McAfee
7 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec