The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 30 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 111 106
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 24 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.13% 0.68% 0.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.02% 4.24% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 18
Median daily rate £325 £418 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.15% +12.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £350 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £353
% change year-on-year -4.28% -0.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -13.60% +89.39%  

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 East of England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 399 401 568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.75% 15.95% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 236 351
Median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £503 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 29
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +32.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £19.00 £17.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the East of England

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in the East of England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the East of England

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the East of England

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Cambridgeshire +13 10 £356 -25.00%
Hertfordshire +8 8 £319 - 4
Essex -17 4 £438 +16.66%
Bedfordshire 0 2 £500 +23.07%
SQL Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 East of England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (66.67%) SQL
3 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 17 (43.59%) .NET
5 15 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (35.90%) C#
6 14 (35.90%) T-SQL
6 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (35.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (28.21%) MVC
8 11 (28.21%) ASP.NET
8 11 (28.21%) ITIL
9 10 (25.64%) Windows
9 10 (25.64%) .NET Framework
9 10 (25.64%) Windows Server
10 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (23.08%) WCF
10 9 (23.08%) VMware
11 8 (20.51%) XSLT
11 8 (20.51%) XML
11 8 (20.51%) CSS
11 8 (20.51%) HTML
11 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (17.95%) Entity Framework
12 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (17.95%) VBScript
12 7 (17.95%) JavaScript

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (15.38%) IIS
2 4 (10.26%) JBoss
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Firewall
1 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (35.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (12.82%) DTS
6 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
6 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
7 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (5.13%) OLAP
8 2 (5.13%) OLTP
8 2 (5.13%) QlikView
8 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (10.26%) FxCop
2 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.26%) JIRA
2 4 (10.26%) Moq
2 4 (10.26%) ReSharper
2 4 (10.26%) StyleCop
3 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Advertising
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) DBA
2 10 (25.64%) SQL DBA
3 8 (20.51%) .NET Developer
4 7 (17.95%) C# Developer
5 6 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (10.26%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (7.69%) Access Developer
7 3 (7.69%) ETL Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (7.69%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Applications Support
8 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Environment Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (43.59%) .NET
2 11 (28.21%) ASP.NET
3 10 (25.64%) .NET Framework
4 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (23.08%) WCF
5 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (20.51%) CSS
5 8 (20.51%) HTML
5 8 (20.51%) XML
5 8 (20.51%) XSLT
6 7 (17.95%) Entity Framework
6 7 (17.95%) LINQ
7 5 (12.82%) ADO.NET
7 5 (12.82%) Dapper ORM
7 5 (12.82%) NHibernate
7 5 (12.82%) REST
7 5 (12.82%) SOAP
7 5 (12.82%) XSL
8 4 (10.26%) AutoMapper
8 4 (10.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Clustering
2 4 (10.26%) Contactless
2 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) EMV
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) AS400
4 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Windows
1 10 (25.64%) Windows Server
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.21%) ITIL
2 11 (28.21%) MVC
3 7 (17.95%) Scrum
3 7 (17.95%) TDD
4 6 (15.38%) BDD
4 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (15.38%) Defect Management
5 5 (12.82%) Code Coverage
5 5 (12.82%) Data Analysis
5 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
5 5 (12.82%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (12.82%) ETL
5 5 (12.82%) OO
5 5 (12.82%) OOP
5 5 (12.82%) Refactoring
5 5 (12.82%) SOLID
5 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.26%) Data Integration
6 4 (10.26%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) C#
2 14 (35.90%) T-SQL
3 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.95%) VBScript
4 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
5 4 (10.26%) Java
6 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.69%) MCDBA
2 3 (7.69%) MCSE
2 3 (7.69%) OCP
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) GDPR
2 3 (7.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (5.13%) IFRS
3 2 (5.13%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.56%) XenApp
5 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Data Guard
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.56%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) VMware
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle
4 4 (10.26%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix
5 1 (2.56%) Nintex
5 1 (2.56%) Temenos
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