The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 27 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 34 44
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.08% 0.65% 0.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.89% 5.26% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £500 - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -6.07% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 38 38 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 13.72% 12.42% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 70
Median daily rate £325 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) XSLT
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) SSL
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) Advertising

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) DBA
1 3 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
1 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Nintex
2 1 (16.67%) VMware