The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 28 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 37 55
Rank change year-on-year 0 +18  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 2 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.66% 1.69% 1.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.26% 6.52% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 9
Median daily rate £394 £245 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -32.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £233 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £357 £388
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 Cambridge with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 38 92 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 12.58% 25.84% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 122 135
Median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £233 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £506 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £8.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 - £7.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 - £9.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing SQL Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2012 in Cambridge

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) MCDBA
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) OCP
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (33.33%) DTS
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 2 (33.33%) Clustering
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (33.33%) WCF
4 2 (33.33%) WPF
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (33.33%) DTS
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) DBA
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
1 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# WPF Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft BI Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Report Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Reporting Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (16.67%) SSAS Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SSIS Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SSRS Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SSRS Developer
2 1 (16.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (33.33%) WCF
2 2 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Database Security
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (16.67%) MVVM
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCDBA
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) OCP
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Data Guard
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle