Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 175 104
Rank change year-on-year +3 -71 +77
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 70 65 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.98% 0.97% 2.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.02% 3.71% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 53 173
City of London median daily rate £481 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £306
90th Percentile £538 £548 £565
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £29.62 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.18% - -
Central London median hourly rate £29.62 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -34.18% - -

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 1742 1752 2368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.36% 26.28% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1394 1894
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +6.63%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £697 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 9
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.89% +80.00% -18.88%
10th Percentile £20.75 £42.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £33.25 £47.50 £70.75
Central London median hourly rate £25.99 £45.00 £21.98
% change year-on-year -42.24% +104.78% -25.46%

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 24 November 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 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 24 November 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 70 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 47 (67.14%) C#
3 38 (54.29%) .NET
4 34 (48.57%) Finance
5 31 (44.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (38.57%) SQL
7 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (32.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (32.86%) WCF
8 23 (32.86%) SQL Server 2014
9 22 (31.43%) SQL Server 2016
9 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
10 21 (30.00%) Windows
11 20 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
11 20 (28.57%) AngularJS
12 19 (27.14%) HTML
12 19 (27.14%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (27.14%) MVC
13 18 (25.71%) TDD
13 18 (25.71%) jQuery
14 17 (24.29%) Ajax
14 17 (24.29%) CSS
15 16 (22.86%) SOA
16 15 (21.43%) T-SQL
16 15 (21.43%) NUnit
16 15 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (21.43%) Multithreading
16 15 (21.43%) WPF

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 3 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.86%) IIS
2 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.43%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.43%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.43%) SAS
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.29%) Office 365
4 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.43%) IaaS
5 1 (1.43%) PaaS
5 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) SAN
2 1 (1.43%) DNS
2 1 (1.43%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.43%) LAN
2 1 (1.43%) NAS
2 1 (1.43%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.43%) Skype
2 1 (1.43%) SMTP
2 1 (1.43%) VoIP
2 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (44.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (32.86%) SQL Server 2014
3 23 (32.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (31.43%) SQL Server 2016
5 20 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (15.71%) Relational Database
8 9 (12.86%) Power BI
9 7 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (10.00%) MS Access
9 7 (10.00%) PerformancePoint
10 6 (8.57%) OLAP
11 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
12 2 (2.86%) DB2
12 2 (2.86%) MySQL
12 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
12 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (21.43%) Moq
1 15 (21.43%) NUnit
2 14 (20.00%) MSTest
3 5 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.14%) TeamCity
4 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.29%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.86%) ERwin
5 2 (2.86%) ReSharper
5 2 (2.86%) Subversion
5 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.43%) Bower
6 1 (1.43%) FxCop
6 1 (1.43%) Grunt
6 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.43%) JSHint
6 1 (1.43%) NDepend
6 1 (1.43%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.43%) Selenium
6 1 (1.43%) StyleCop
General
1 34 (48.57%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
2 3 (4.29%) Front Office
3 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.43%) Advertising
4 1 (1.43%) Digital Economy
4 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (75.71%) Developer
2 25 (35.71%) C# Developer
3 14 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 13 (18.57%) WPF Developer
5 12 (17.14%) SSIS Developer
6 11 (15.71%) Senior Developer
6 11 (15.71%) SQL Developer
6 11 (15.71%) SSAS Developer
7 9 (12.86%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (12.86%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (11.43%) C# WPF Developer
9 7 (10.00%) DBA
10 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (8.57%) Lead Developer
11 5 (7.14%) Angular Developer
11 5 (7.14%) Microsoft BI Developer
11 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
11 5 (7.14%) SQL BI Developer
11 5 (7.14%) SQL DBA
12 4 (5.71%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (54.29%) .NET
2 23 (32.86%) WCF
3 20 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 19 (27.14%) HTML
5 18 (25.71%) jQuery
6 17 (24.29%) Ajax
6 17 (24.29%) CSS
7 15 (21.43%) WPF
8 14 (20.00%) Task Parallel Library
9 13 (18.57%) ASP.NET
10 8 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (10.00%) MDX
11 7 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
11 7 (10.00%) REST
12 6 (8.57%) Aurelia
13 5 (7.14%) Web Services
14 4 (5.71%) JSON
15 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
15 3 (4.29%) HTML5
15 3 (4.29%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.29%) Clustering
2 3 (4.29%) Replication
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) Fintech
4 1 (1.43%) Linked Data
4 1 (1.43%) PKI
4 1 (1.43%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.43%) RIA
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.00%) Windows
2 6 (8.57%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.29%) Linux
5 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) Solaris
6 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.14%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (27.14%) MVC
3 18 (25.71%) TDD
4 16 (22.86%) SOA
5 15 (21.43%) Multithreading
5 15 (21.43%) MVVM
6 13 (18.57%) Mathematics
7 12 (17.14%) OO
8 11 (15.71%) OOA/OOD
8 11 (15.71%) Waterfall
9 8 (11.43%) Web Development
10 5 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
10 5 (7.14%) SDLC
11 4 (5.71%) BDD
11 4 (5.71%) ETL
11 4 (5.71%) Migration
12 3 (4.29%) Data Modelling
12 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (4.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (67.14%) C#
2 27 (38.57%) SQL
3 15 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 8 (11.43%) PowerShell
5 6 (8.57%) TypeScript
6 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.71%) VBA
7 3 (4.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (4.29%) Python
7 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.86%) R
8 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.43%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.43%) ES6
9 1 (1.43%) Java
9 1 (1.43%) Perl
9 1 (1.43%) PHP
9 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.43%) VB
9 1 (1.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (17.14%) Degree
2 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.43%) MCITP
4 1 (1.43%) MCTS
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) Docker
3 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.86%) XenApp
4 1 (1.43%) HDFS
4 1 (1.43%) UAG
4 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) Ionix
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.43%) Nagios
2 1 (1.43%) Opsview
2 1 (1.43%) SCOM
2 1 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) Oracle
3 4 (5.71%) SolarWinds
4 3 (4.29%) VMware
5 2 (2.86%) Altiris
5 2 (2.86%) Citrix
5 2 (2.86%) NetApp
5 2 (2.86%) Tableau
6 1 (1.43%) AppSense
6 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco
6 1 (1.43%) CommVault
6 1 (1.43%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.43%) Informatica
6 1 (1.43%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.43%) SAP
6 1 (1.43%) Splunk
6 1 (1.43%) Sun
6 1 (1.43%) Symantec