Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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 > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 169 148
Rank change year-on-year +4 -21 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 36 59 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.63% 0.86% 1.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.79% 3.41% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 47 60
North West median daily rate £381 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.39% +1.43% +12.90%
10th Percentile £268 £275 £276
90th Percentile £450 £406 £475
England median daily rate £413 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
North West median hourly rate - £24.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.36% +65.43%
England median hourly rate £31.15 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -30.78% +100.00% -35.71%

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 1292 1729 1915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.73% 25.08% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1144 1208
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £263
90th Percentile £621 £544 £535
England median daily rate £455 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 41
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £35.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.58% -10.63% +63.27%
10th Percentile £21.30 £14.38 £18.50
90th Percentile £61.13 £59.31 £57.25
England median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +16.67%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Cheshire +16 16 £375 +15.38% 1
Manchester +9 13 £388 +10.71% 1
Merseyside -1 1 £451 +20.13%
Cumbria -5 1 £225 -28.00% 1
SQL Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (58.33%) SQL
3 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 16 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (44.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 15 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (41.67%) Windows
5 13 (36.11%) .NET
5 13 (36.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (25.00%) C#
7 8 (22.22%) T-SQL
7 8 (22.22%) Finance
7 8 (22.22%) .NET Framework
7 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
8 7 (19.44%) Clustering
9 6 (16.67%) DNS
9 6 (16.67%) Replication
9 6 (16.67%) VMware
9 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET
9 6 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (16.67%) Entity Framework
9 6 (16.67%) High Availability
10 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills

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 (11.11%) IIS
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (8.33%) NServiceBus
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) Apache
3 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) PaaS
3 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.56%) Office 365
3 2 (5.56%) OneDrive
3 2 (5.56%) Yammer
4 1 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) DNS
2 5 (13.89%) SAN
2 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.33%) VLAN
4 2 (5.56%) FTP
5 1 (2.78%) DHCP
5 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.78%) IPsec
5 1 (2.78%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) NAS
5 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (44.44%) SQL Server 2014
2 16 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (36.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (11.11%) Power BI
8 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (8.33%) SSDT
9 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
9 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (2.78%) OLAP
10 1 (2.78%) OLTP
10 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (2.78%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) TeamCity
2 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (8.33%) Protractor
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.56%) Mercurial
3 2 (5.56%) YouTrack
4 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Local Government
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) DBA
3 10 (27.78%) SQL DBA
4 7 (19.44%) SQL Server DBA
5 6 (16.67%) Administrator
5 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 4 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (11.11%) C# Developer
7 3 (8.33%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Microsoft BI Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning DBA
8 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Sitecore Developer
9 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 1 (2.78%) SSAS Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) .NET
2 8 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (16.67%) Entity Framework
4 3 (8.33%) Angular 2
4 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (8.33%) Web Services
5 2 (5.56%) Ajax
5 2 (5.56%) CSS
5 2 (5.56%) CSS3
5 2 (5.56%) HTML
5 2 (5.56%) HTML5
5 2 (5.56%) JSON
5 2 (5.56%) LINQ
5 2 (5.56%) MDX
5 2 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (5.56%) WAP
5 2 (5.56%) XML
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Clustering
2 6 (16.67%) Replication
3 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.78%) Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Solaris
6 1 (2.78%) Unix
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (16.67%) High Availability
4 5 (13.89%) Database Mirroring
4 5 (13.89%) MVC
4 5 (13.89%) TDD
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.11%) ETL
6 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 3 (8.33%) CQRS
6 3 (8.33%) CRM
6 3 (8.33%) ETL Development
6 3 (8.33%) ITIL
6 3 (8.33%) Migration
6 3 (8.33%) SOA
7 2 (5.56%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (5.56%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 2 (5.56%) Security Hardening
7 2 (5.56%) TOGAF
7 2 (5.56%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) C#
3 8 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.33%) TypeScript
6 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (2.78%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) VBA
7 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) MCSE
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) COBIT
2 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) UAG
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
4 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (8.33%) SCOM
3 2 (5.56%) BladeLogic
3 2 (5.56%) SCCM
4 1 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Perfmon
4 1 (2.78%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) AppDynamics
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) EMC
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) Remedy
4 2 (5.56%) Sitecore
4 2 (5.56%) Symantec
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco
5 1 (2.78%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) Lumension
5 1 (2.78%) McAfee
5 1 (2.78%) RedGate
5 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.78%) Veeam