The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 25 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 90 76
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 5 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.45% 0.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.16% 2.08% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
Median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.44%  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 231 288 282
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 19.41% 21.74% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 153 163
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (66.67%) Relational Database
4 5 (41.67%) MCITP
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (25.00%) Statistics
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) RDBMS
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (25.00%) MCSA
7 2 (16.67%) MCDBA
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (16.67%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) Banking
7 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) Replication
7 2 (16.67%) Clustering
7 2 (16.67%) Security Patching

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (25.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (8.33%) Big Data
6 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (8.33%) PowerPivot
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) DBA
1 5 (41.67%) SQL DBA
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Database Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) ETL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) SAS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL BI Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SSIS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) MVS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (25.00%) Statistics
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) Security Patching
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) SFIA
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) R
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) MCITP
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCSA
3 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) MCDBA
4 1 (8.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Ab Initio
2 1 (8.33%) CA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) F5
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) VMware