The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 June 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
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 72 67
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 6 2 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.59% 0.21% 1.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.74% 0.81% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 13
Median daily rate £313 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year - +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +31.94% +5.88%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 219 246 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.41% 25.76% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 111 140
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £310 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Milton Keynes - 6 £313 - 1
SQL Server 2012
South East

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

1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (68.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (62.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (50.00%) Windows
5 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
5 7 (43.75%) HP
5 7 (43.75%) Citrix
5 7 (43.75%) VMware
5 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
5 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (37.50%) Marketing
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 6 (37.50%) C#
6 6 (37.50%) .NET
7 5 (31.25%) HTML
7 5 (31.25%) XML
7 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
7 5 (31.25%) MVC
7 5 (31.25%) Clustering
7 5 (31.25%) TDD
7 5 (31.25%) Intranet
7 5 (31.25%) Extranet
7 5 (31.25%) jQuery
7 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (25.00%) Apache
1 4 (25.00%) IIS
1 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Extranet
1 5 (31.25%) Intranet
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) NAS
2 4 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (68.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (62.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (18.75%) Big Data
5 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
6 1 (6.25%) MySQL
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (37.50%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) C# Developer
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (18.75%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Database Developer
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Database Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Support Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) DBA
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) Ajax
2 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
2 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) HTML5
2 5 (31.25%) jQuery
2 5 (31.25%) Razor View Engine
2 5 (31.25%) XML
3 3 (18.75%) WinForms
4 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Clustering
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
1 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (25.00%) Solaris
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
3 5 (31.25%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) DevOps
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (18.75%) ITSM
5 3 (18.75%) Service Management
5 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (18.75%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (12.50%) Change Management
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Web Development
7 1 (6.25%) Android Development
7 1 (6.25%) Migration
7 1 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) MCDBA
3 3 (18.75%) MCITP
3 3 (18.75%) MCP
3 3 (18.75%) MCSA
3 3 (18.75%) MCSE
4 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
1 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (25.00%) SCOM
3 3 (18.75%) OVSD
4 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Citrix
1 7 (43.75%) HP
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) StorageTek
3 4 (25.00%) Sun
4 1 (6.25%) Apple
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp