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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
London / City of London
Rank 120 105 108
Rank change year-on-year -15 +3  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 34 54 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.14% 1.62% 1.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.27% 5.86% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 44 75
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £316 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -4.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the City of London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 796 922 1270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 26.59% 27.71% 24.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 746 986
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Median hourly rate £22.34 £31.29 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.60% -13.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in the City of London.

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

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 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 City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 72 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 55 (76.39%) SQL
3 43 (59.72%) C#
4 42 (58.33%) .NET
5 35 (48.61%) Microsoft
6 34 (47.22%) T-SQL
7 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (34.72%) TDD
10 23 (31.94%) Windows
10 23 (31.94%) .NET Framework
11 21 (29.17%) Finance
11 21 (29.17%) WCF
12 20 (27.78%) Entity Framework
13 19 (26.39%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (26.39%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (23.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (22.22%) NUnit
15 16 (22.22%) Scrum
15 16 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
16 15 (20.83%) HTML
16 15 (20.83%) RESTful
16 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
17 14 (19.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 14 (19.44%) Multithreading
17 14 (19.44%) MSTest
17 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET
17 14 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
18 13 (18.06%) SOA

SQL Server 2012
Top Related 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 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) JBoss
2 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.39%) SAS
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.17%) IaaS
3 2 (2.78%) GitHub
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.39%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) AMQP
1 2 (2.78%) LAN
1 2 (2.78%) WAN
2 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.39%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (26.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (23.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (19.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (13.89%) NoSQL
8 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (11.11%) Power BI
10 6 (8.33%) SSDT
11 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
12 4 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (4.17%) OLAP
13 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (2.78%) DB2
14 2 (2.78%) MariaDB
14 2 (2.78%) QlikView
15 1 (1.39%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) NUnit
2 14 (19.44%) MSTest
3 9 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 8 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 4 (5.56%) Selenium
6 4 (5.56%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.17%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.78%) Moq
8 2 (2.78%) MSBuild
8 2 (2.78%) MSI
9 1 (1.39%) Calabash
9 1 (1.39%) Capybara
9 1 (1.39%) Gradle
9 1 (1.39%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.39%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 21 (29.17%) Finance
2 11 (15.28%) Banking
3 7 (9.72%) Front Office
4 6 (8.33%) Back Office
5 3 (4.17%) Legal
6 2 (2.78%) Advertising
6 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.78%) Marketing
7 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.39%) Law
7 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (75.00%) Developer
2 26 (36.11%) C# Developer
3 22 (30.56%) SQL Developer
4 13 (18.06%) Senior Developer
5 11 (15.28%) Analyst
5 11 (15.28%) SSIS Developer
6 10 (13.89%) Senior C# Developer
7 9 (12.50%) .NET Developer
7 9 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
7 9 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
8 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (8.33%) WPF Developer
10 5 (6.94%) C# WPF Developer
10 5 (6.94%) DBA
10 5 (6.94%) SQL BI Developer
11 4 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (5.56%) Power BI Developer
11 4 (5.56%) Senior C# Software Developer
11 4 (5.56%) Software Developer
11 4 (5.56%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (58.33%) .NET
2 23 (31.94%) .NET Framework
3 21 (29.17%) WCF
4 20 (27.78%) Entity Framework
5 15 (20.83%) HTML
5 15 (20.83%) RESTful
6 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET
7 9 (12.50%) WPF
8 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (11.11%) LINQ
8 8 (11.11%) Task Parallel Library
9 7 (9.72%) CSS
9 7 (9.72%) jQuery
10 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (8.33%) REST
11 5 (6.94%) AngularJS
11 5 (6.94%) Caliburn.Micro
12 4 (5.56%) HTML5
13 3 (4.17%) Ajax
13 3 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Fixed Income
2 4 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.56%) Replication
3 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.17%) Derivative
3 3 (4.17%) Equities
3 3 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.78%) Clustering
5 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.39%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.94%) Windows
2 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.78%) Linux
6 1 (1.39%) Android
6 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (34.72%) TDD
3 19 (26.39%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (22.22%) Scrum
5 14 (19.44%) Multithreading
6 13 (18.06%) SOA
7 12 (16.67%) OOP
8 11 (15.28%) Data Modelling
8 11 (15.28%) MVC
9 10 (13.89%) OO
10 9 (12.50%) ETL
10 9 (12.50%) MVVM
11 7 (9.72%) Dependency Injection
11 7 (9.72%) Unit Testing
12 6 (8.33%) BDD
12 6 (8.33%) DevOps
12 6 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (6.94%) Asset Management
13 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
14 4 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 55 (76.39%) SQL
2 43 (59.72%) C#
3 34 (47.22%) T-SQL
4 12 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 12 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.78%) Java
6 2 (2.78%) Python
6 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.39%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.39%) Ruby
7 1 (1.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) CCNA
2 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.39%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) SLA
3 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.78%) Docker
1 2 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.39%) XenApp
2 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Galera Cluster
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.39%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) SCOM
2 1 (1.39%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.39%) SCSM
2 1 (1.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 35 (48.61%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.17%) Infragistics
2 3 (4.17%) Tableau
2 3 (4.17%) VMware
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle
3 2 (2.78%) Sybase
3 2 (2.78%) Telerik
3 2 (2.78%) Teradata
3 2 (2.78%) WorldPay
4 1 (1.39%) AppSense
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco
4 1 (1.39%) Citrix
4 1 (1.39%) EMC
4 1 (1.39%) Google
4 1 (1.39%) iManage