Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 6 months to 23 February 2018 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 162 113
Rank change year-on-year +1 -49 +51
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 89 65 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.25% 1.06% 1.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.11% 3.81% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 52 104
City of London median daily rate £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £344 £383 £331
90th Percentile £538 £538 £544
Central London median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

SQL Server 2012 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,743 1,708 1,762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.50% 27.86% 26.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,485 1,374 1,433
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +10.47%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 £33.67 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.32% -27.21% +40.15%
10th Percentile £19.37 £23.75 £24.35
90th Percentile £48.76 £45.05 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £27.50 £33.67 £29.74
% change year-on-year -18.32% +13.22% +9.67%

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2012 in the City of London

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the City of London

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the City of London

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 89 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 58 (65.17%) C#
3 52 (58.43%) Finance
4 47 (52.81%) .NET
5 42 (47.19%) SQL Server 2014
5 42 (47.19%) SQL Server 2016
6 40 (44.94%) Microsoft Azure
7 37 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (41.57%) TDD
8 34 (38.20%) WCF
9 33 (37.08%) Multithreading
9 33 (37.08%) SQL
10 32 (35.96%) OO
10 32 (35.96%) SOA
10 32 (35.96%) Mathematics
11 31 (34.83%) WPF
11 31 (34.83%) MVVM
11 31 (34.83%) Task Parallel Library
12 29 (32.58%) Greenfield Project
12 29 (32.58%) Degree
12 29 (32.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 28 (31.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 28 (31.46%) Waterfall
13 28 (31.46%) OOA/OOD
14 27 (30.34%) Microsoft
15 26 (29.21%) SQL Server 2008
16 18 (20.22%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (17.98%) ASP.NET
17 16 (17.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 14 (15.73%) HTML

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.37%) IIS
3 3 (3.37%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.12%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.12%) CMS
5 1 (1.12%) Drupal
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (44.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.49%) Office 365
3 1 (1.12%) IaaS
3 1 (1.12%) PaaS
3 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) DNS
1 2 (2.25%) SAN
2 1 (1.12%) DHCP
2 1 (1.12%) Firewall
2 1 (1.12%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.12%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.12%) LAN
2 1 (1.12%) NAS
2 1 (1.12%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.12%) Skype
2 1 (1.12%) SMTP
2 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.12%) VoIP
2 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (47.19%) SQL Server 2014
2 42 (47.19%) SQL Server 2016
3 29 (32.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (31.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (29.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (17.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (10.11%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (10.11%) Relational Database
8 8 (8.99%) PerformancePoint
8 8 (8.99%) Power BI
8 8 (8.99%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (7.87%) MS Access
9 7 (7.87%) OLAP
10 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database
11 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (2.25%) MySQL
11 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (1.12%) BODI
Development Applications
1 9 (10.11%) NUnit
2 7 (7.87%) MSTest
3 6 (6.74%) Moq
3 6 (6.74%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (5.62%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.25%) Grunt
7 2 (2.25%) Selenium
7 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.12%) Bower
8 1 (1.12%) FxCop
8 1 (1.12%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.12%) JSHint
8 1 (1.12%) NDepend
8 1 (1.12%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.12%) StyleCop
8 1 (1.12%) Subversion
8 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (58.43%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Financial Institution
2 4 (4.49%) Front Office
2 4 (4.49%) Legal
3 3 (3.37%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Back Office
4 2 (2.25%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Law
5 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 68 (76.40%) Developer
2 37 (41.57%) C# Developer
3 29 (32.58%) WPF Developer
4 25 (28.09%) C# WPF Developer
5 11 (12.36%) Senior Developer
5 11 (12.36%) SQL Developer
5 11 (12.36%) SSAS Developer
5 11 (12.36%) SSIS Developer
6 8 (8.99%) DBA
7 7 (7.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (7.87%) SQL DBA
8 6 (6.74%) Lead Developer
9 5 (5.62%) .NET Developer
9 5 (5.62%) SQL Server DBA
10 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (4.49%) SQL BI Developer
10 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Developer
11 3 (3.37%) Administrator
11 3 (3.37%) Microsoft BI Developer
11 3 (3.37%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (52.81%) .NET
2 34 (38.20%) WCF
3 31 (34.83%) Task Parallel Library
3 31 (34.83%) WPF
4 16 (17.98%) ASP.NET
5 14 (15.73%) HTML
6 12 (13.48%) AngularJS
7 9 (10.11%) CSS
8 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (7.87%) MDX
9 7 (7.87%) Web Services
10 6 (6.74%) jQuery
10 6 (6.74%) REST
11 5 (5.62%) .NET Framework
11 5 (5.62%) Ajax
11 5 (5.62%) JSON
12 4 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (4.49%) Aurelia
12 4 (4.49%) HTML5
13 3 (3.37%) Lucene.Net
Miscellaneous
1 29 (32.58%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.25%) Replication
5 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.12%) Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) Equities
5 1 (1.12%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.12%) PKI
5 1 (1.12%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.61%) Windows
2 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (8.99%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.49%) Linux
5 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.25%) VMS
7 1 (1.12%) CentOS
7 1 (1.12%) Solaris
7 1 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
1 37 (41.57%) TDD
2 33 (37.08%) Multithreading
3 32 (35.96%) Mathematics
3 32 (35.96%) OO
3 32 (35.96%) SOA
4 31 (34.83%) MVVM
5 28 (31.46%) OOA/OOD
5 28 (31.46%) Waterfall
6 18 (20.22%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (15.73%) MVC
8 9 (10.11%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (10.11%) Web Development
9 7 (7.87%) DevOps
10 5 (5.62%) Asset Management
10 5 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.62%) ETL
10 5 (5.62%) Scrum
11 4 (4.49%) Migration
11 4 (4.49%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 58 (65.17%) C#
2 33 (37.08%) SQL
3 12 (13.48%) T-SQL
4 7 (7.87%) PowerShell
5 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.74%) TypeScript
6 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.49%) VBA
7 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (2.25%) PHP
7 2 (2.25%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.12%) ES6
8 1 (1.12%) Java
8 1 (1.12%) Perl
8 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.12%) Python
8 1 (1.12%) VB
8 1 (1.12%) VBScript
8 1 (1.12%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (32.58%) Degree
2 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.12%) MCITP
3 1 (1.12%) MCTS
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.37%) Docker
2 3 (3.37%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.37%) XenApp
3 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.12%) HDFS
4 1 (1.12%) UAG
4 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.25%) SCCM
2 1 (1.12%) Ionix
2 1 (1.12%) SCOM
2 1 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (30.34%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.49%) Oracle
2 4 (4.49%) VMware
3 3 (3.37%) Citrix
4 2 (2.25%) Altiris
4 2 (2.25%) Cisco
4 2 (2.25%) IDERA
4 2 (2.25%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.25%) Tableau
5 1 (1.12%) CommVault
5 1 (1.12%) Dell
5 1 (1.12%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.12%) iManage
5 1 (1.12%) Informatica
5 1 (1.12%) Ivanti
5 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.12%) SAP
5 1 (1.12%) Sun
5 1 (1.12%) Veeam