The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
England / West Midlands
Rank 91 109 84
Rank change year-on-year +18 -25  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 27 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.17% 0.78% 1.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.88% 3.05% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 30
Median daily rate £285 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.45% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £500 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -4.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -36.47% +157.57%  

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 459 689 571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.93% 25.57% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 388 318
Median daily rate £400 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £506 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 11
Median hourly rate £41.00 £16.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.25% -39.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

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

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

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

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Herefordshire - 11 £285 -
Birmingham +2 10 £280 -32.32% 3
Coventry +2 1 £400 +6.66%
Staffordshire +1 1 £388 +29.16% 3
SQL Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 56 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (57.14%) SQL
3 27 (48.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (46.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 21 (37.50%) T-SQL
7 20 (35.71%) .NET
8 19 (33.93%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
9 18 (32.14%) SDLC
10 16 (28.57%) C#
10 16 (28.57%) Test Automation
11 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET
11 15 (26.79%) MVC
12 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 14 (25.00%) HTML
13 13 (23.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (23.21%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (21.43%) CSS
15 11 (19.64%) Windows
15 11 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (19.64%) Data Management
15 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2016
15 11 (19.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 11 (19.64%) Master Data Management
15 11 (19.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 10 (17.86%) Test Planning
17 9 (16.07%) Defect Management
17 9 (16.07%) TDD

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.14%) Office 365
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.79%) IaaS
4 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) LDAP
2 1 (1.79%) 3G
2 1 (1.79%) DAB
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) Intranet
2 1 (1.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (48.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (46.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (33.93%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (23.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (12.50%) Data Lake
8 7 (12.50%) MySQL
8 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (7.14%) MongoDB
9 4 (7.14%) NoSQL
10 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (3.57%) Power BI
12 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (1.79%) Event Store
12 1 (1.79%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (19.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.79%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (60.71%) Developer
2 11 (19.64%) .NET Developer
2 11 (19.64%) Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 6 (10.71%) Business Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (10.71%) SSRS Developer
5 5 (8.93%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Cognos Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Digital User Researcher
7 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) User Researcher
7 3 (5.36%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse Manager
8 2 (3.57%) ETL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.71%) .NET
2 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET
3 14 (25.00%) HTML
4 12 (21.43%) CSS
5 11 (19.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 6 (10.71%) Angular 2
6 6 (10.71%) AngularJS
6 6 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
8 4 (7.14%) Entity Framework
9 3 (5.36%) XML
10 2 (3.57%) .NET Core
10 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (3.57%) JSON
11 1 (1.79%) Ajax
11 1 (1.79%) Apache Cordova
11 1 (1.79%) HTML5
11 1 (1.79%) jQuery
11 1 (1.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) Clustering
2 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.14%) SDLC
3 16 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 15 (26.79%) MVC
5 11 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (19.64%) Data Management
5 11 (19.64%) Master Data Management
6 10 (17.86%) Test Planning
7 9 (16.07%) Defect Management
7 9 (16.07%) TDD
8 8 (14.29%) Migration
8 8 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 7 (12.50%) BDD
9 7 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
9 7 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 7 (12.50%) Use Case
10 5 (8.93%) Data Analysis
10 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.93%) ETL
10 5 (8.93%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (57.14%) SQL
2 21 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 16 (28.57%) C#
4 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (16.07%) Java
6 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.71%) Docker
3 5 (8.93%) VMware ESX
4 4 (7.14%) XenApp
5 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.29%) Google
3 6 (10.71%) Cognos
4 5 (8.93%) VMware
5 4 (7.14%) Citrix
5 4 (7.14%) Veeam
6 2 (3.57%) IDERA
6 2 (3.57%) RedGate
6 2 (3.57%) Tableau
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco
7 1 (1.79%) Dell
7 1 (1.79%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) JDA
7 1 (1.79%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.79%) Xamarin
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