The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 250 198 218
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +20
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 475 686 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 1.24% 1.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.28% 5.36% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 516 394
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £288 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £538 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 11
Median hourly rate £45.00 £12.30 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+265.85% -67.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £10.80 £17.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £22.50 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £12.30 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+204.87% -67.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11098 12804 12253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.44% 23.13% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7354 8542 8101
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 193 190
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.37% -15.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.75 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.75 £31.40
% change year-on-year
+47.57% -17.99%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend

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

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SQL Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

SQL Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -49 454 £375 -1.31% 127
London -79 167 £425 -5.55% 49
South East +3 59 £400 +6.66% 23
South West +31 55 £340 - 16
North West -1 51 £360 +2.85% 13
Yorkshire +15 43 £375 +7.14% 13
City of London -28 35 £425 -9.57% 12
West Midlands -24 30 £378 +7.85% 5
East Midlands -8 22 £330 +5.60% 2
South Yorkshire +8 21 £390 +4.06% 1
West Yorkshire -3 20 £360 +2.85% 10
Manchester -13 20 £350 +3.32% 6
Leeds +6 18 £360 +2.85% 9
East of England -11 18 £325 -3.70% 5
Berkshire +3 17 £413 +10.00% 3
Bristol +2 16 £330 -4.34% 8
Sheffield +2 16 £438 +16.66% 1
Hampshire +24 13 £400 +5.96% 4
Wiltshire +4 13 £350 -3.44% 2
Coventry -16 13 £425 +25.77%
Scotland +8 12 £375 - 5
Somerset +31 11 £325 +6.12% 2
Leicestershire +6 11 £363 +16.00% 1
Birmingham -8 11 £295 -34.44% 1
Leicester +16 10 £363 +16.00%
Reading +7 10 £385 +9.92% 2
Lancashire +5 10 £343 -2.14% 1
Cheshire +13 9 £350 -6.66% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 9 £278 -23.44% 3
North East -29 9 £400 +28.00% 1

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 990 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 675 (68.18%) SQL
3 474 (47.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 461 (46.57%) Microsoft
5 375 (37.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 371 (37.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 340 (34.34%) .NET
8 328 (33.13%) C#
9 317 (32.02%) T-SQL
10 311 (31.41%) Business Intelligence
11 271 (27.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 258 (26.06%) Data Warehouse
13 247 (24.95%) Windows
14 239 (24.14%) ETL
15 236 (23.84%) SQL Server 2014
16 222 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
17 195 (19.70%) ASP.NET
18 161 (16.26%) MVC
19 152 (15.35%) Team Foundation Server
20 149 (15.05%) Finance
20 149 (15.05%) Windows Server
21 146 (14.75%) HTML
22 144 (14.55%) JavaScript
23 130 (13.13%) MS Excel
24 128 (12.93%) Visual Studio
25 126 (12.73%) .NET Framework
26 122 (12.32%) SQL Server 2005
27 117 (11.82%) CSS
28 111 (11.21%) Active Directory
28 111 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 105 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 77 (7.78%) IIS
3 55 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 42 (4.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 39 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 29 (2.93%) CMS
8 27 (2.73%) Sitecore CMS
8 27 (2.73%) Skype for Business
9 26 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 24 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
12 15 (1.52%) Tomcat
13 11 (1.11%) JBoss
14 10 (1.01%) Apache
14 10 (1.01%) NServiceBus
15 7 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
16 6 (0.61%) K2 blackpearl
17 5 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
18 4 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 130 (13.13%) MS Excel
2 35 (3.54%) MS Office
3 10 (1.01%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 42 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.40%) FastStats
5 3 (0.30%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.20%) Demantra
6 2 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.20%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.20%) OpenText MBPM
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.20%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.10%) Endur
7 1 (0.10%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 100 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.93%) Office 365
4 17 (1.72%) IaaS
5 14 (1.41%) PaaS
6 8 (0.81%) Data Lake Analytics
7 7 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.40%) GitHub
8 4 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.20%) SaaS
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.10%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.10%) CallidusCloud
10 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.10%) G Suite
10 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.25%) DNS
2 40 (4.04%) DHCP
3 29 (2.93%) SAN
4 23 (2.32%) TCP/IP
5 20 (2.02%) LAN
6 18 (1.82%) Firewall
7 16 (1.62%) WAN
8 11 (1.11%) Skype
8 11 (1.11%) SMTP
9 10 (1.01%) VPN
10 9 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (0.71%) Internet
11 7 (0.71%) iSCSI
11 7 (0.71%) MPLS
12 6 (0.61%) NAS
12 6 (0.61%) SSL
12 6 (0.61%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.61%) Wireless
13 4 (0.40%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 990 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 474 (47.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 375 (37.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 371 (37.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 271 (27.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 258 (26.06%) Data Warehouse
7 236 (23.84%) SQL Server 2014
8 122 (12.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 60 (6.06%) Power BI
10 49 (4.95%) Relational Database
11 43 (4.34%) OLAP
12 42 (4.24%) MongoDB
13 36 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 35 (3.54%) SQL Server 2016
15 29 (2.93%) NoSQL
16 28 (2.83%) Oracle Database
17 21 (2.12%) QlikView
18 19 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
18 19 (1.92%) PowerPivot
19 18 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 152 (15.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 128 (12.93%) Visual Studio
3 39 (3.94%) Git (software)
4 37 (3.74%) NUnit
5 24 (2.42%) Selenium
5 24 (2.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 23 (2.32%) SpecFlow
7 21 (2.12%) MSTest
7 21 (2.12%) TeamCity
8 17 (1.72%) Subversion
9 14 (1.41%) Jenkins
10 12 (1.21%) JIRA
10 12 (1.21%) Moq
11 7 (0.71%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.61%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.61%) MbUnit
12 6 (0.61%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.51%) FxCop
13 5 (0.51%) ReSharper
13 5 (0.51%) WebDriver
General
1 149 (15.05%) Finance
2 44 (4.44%) Banking
3 37 (3.74%) Advertising
4 26 (2.63%) Retail
5 19 (1.92%) Legal
6 15 (1.52%) Back Office
7 12 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.21%) Marketing
8 8 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.61%) Billing
10 6 (0.61%) Electronics
10 6 (0.61%) Law
10 6 (0.61%) Military
11 5 (0.51%) Local Government
12 4 (0.40%) Front Office
12 4 (0.40%) Games
12 4 (0.40%) Publishing
13 3 (0.30%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 562 (56.77%) Developer
2 208 (21.01%) SQL Developer
3 166 (16.77%) .NET Developer
4 143 (14.44%) DBA
5 131 (13.23%) SQL DBA
6 114 (11.52%) SSIS Developer
7 112 (11.31%) C# Developer
8 98 (9.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 79 (7.98%) C# .NET Developer
9 79 (7.98%) SQL Server Developer
10 71 (7.17%) Analyst
11 58 (5.86%) SSRS Developer
12 56 (5.66%) Senior Developer
13 54 (5.45%) ETL Developer
14 53 (5.35%) Administrator
14 53 (5.35%) SQL Server DBA
15 51 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 47 (4.75%) Consultant
17 46 (4.65%) Architect
17 46 (4.65%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (34.34%) .NET
2 195 (19.70%) ASP.NET
3 146 (14.75%) HTML
4 126 (12.73%) .NET Framework
5 117 (11.82%) CSS
6 105 (10.61%) WCF
7 96 (9.70%) Web Services
8 89 (8.99%) HTML5
8 89 (8.99%) jQuery
9 87 (8.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 78 (7.88%) Entity Framework
11 75 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web API
12 74 (7.47%) XML
13 62 (6.26%) AngularJS
14 53 (5.35%) MDX
15 45 (4.55%) RESTful
16 42 (4.24%) LINQ
17 33 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 32 (3.23%) SOAP
19 30 (3.03%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (6.46%) Clustering
3 56 (5.66%) Replication
4 36 (3.64%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.32%) N-Tier
5 23 (2.32%) Visualisation
6 17 (1.72%) Data Structures
6 17 (1.72%) NHS
7 16 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.52%) Data Integration
9 12 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.11%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.11%) Data Extraction
11 10 (1.01%) Computer Science
12 9 (0.91%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.61%) Fixed Income
15 5 (0.51%) Derivative
15 5 (0.51%) Equities
15 5 (0.51%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 247 (24.95%) Windows
2 149 (15.05%) Windows Server
3 111 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 87 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (2.63%) Android
5 26 (2.63%) Linux
6 24 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (1.72%) Windows 7
8 15 (1.52%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.11%) Unix
10 8 (0.81%) Windows Phone
10 8 (0.81%) Windows Phone 8
11 7 (0.71%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.51%) CentOS
13 5 (0.51%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.40%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.30%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.30%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (31.41%) Business Intelligence
2 239 (24.14%) ETL
3 222 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
4 161 (16.26%) MVC
5 95 (9.60%) TDD
6 92 (9.29%) Scrum
7 80 (8.08%) Migration
8 76 (7.68%) Performance Tuning
9 69 (6.97%) CRM
10 66 (6.67%) Data Modelling
11 59 (5.96%) Kimball Methodology
12 56 (5.66%) Unit Testing
13 54 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (4.65%) ETL Development
15 45 (4.55%) ITIL
15 45 (4.55%) OO
16 43 (4.34%) BDD
16 43 (4.34%) High Availability
16 43 (4.34%) Web Development
17 36 (3.64%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 675 (68.18%) SQL
2 328 (33.13%) C#
3 317 (32.02%) T-SQL
4 144 (14.55%) JavaScript
5 91 (9.19%) PowerShell
6 48 (4.85%) VB.NET
7 28 (2.83%) Java
8 23 (2.32%) VB
9 19 (1.92%) PL/SQL
10 17 (1.72%) TypeScript
11 14 (1.41%) C++
12 12 (1.21%) VBScript
13 10 (1.01%) VBA
14 9 (0.91%) Python
15 7 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 7 (0.71%) PHP
16 5 (0.51%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.40%) R
17 4 (0.40%) Ruby
17 4 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 84 (8.48%) Security Cleared
2 58 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 37 (3.74%) Degree
5 34 (3.43%) MCSE
6 15 (1.52%) MCSA
7 13 (1.31%) MCTS
8 12 (1.21%) MCITP
9 10 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.91%) MCP
11 8 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.71%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.71%) MCSD
13 6 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.51%) CCNA
14 5 (0.51%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.40%) MCDST
15 4 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.40%) PMP
16 3 (0.30%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.33%) QA
2 20 (2.02%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.31%) SLA
4 10 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.10%) MiFID
6 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 111 (11.21%) Active Directory
2 53 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (3.43%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (1.92%) vSphere
5 19 (1.92%) XenApp
6 9 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.51%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.40%) Docker
9 4 (0.40%) XenServer
10 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.10%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.10%) Squid
11 1 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 33 (3.33%) SCCM
2 20 (2.02%) NetBackup
3 19 (1.92%) SCOM
4 17 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (1.31%) WSUS
6 11 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
7 10 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
8 9 (0.91%) AirWatch
9 8 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.61%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.51%) Puppet
12 4 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.40%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
14 2 (0.20%) Ansible
14 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (0.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 461 (46.57%) Microsoft
2 78 (7.88%) VMware
3 57 (5.76%) Oracle
4 36 (3.64%) HP
5 31 (3.13%) Sitecore
6 30 (3.03%) Citrix
7 25 (2.53%) Cisco
8 23 (2.32%) Tableau
9 22 (2.22%) Symantec
10 17 (1.72%) IBM
11 16 (1.62%) Cognos
11 16 (1.62%) Sun
12 15 (1.52%) SAP
13 12 (1.21%) Dell
14 11 (1.11%) RedGate
15 10 (1.01%) EMC
16 9 (0.91%) IFS
16 9 (0.91%) MobileIron
17 8 (0.81%) NetApp
17 8 (0.81%) Twitter
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