Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 22 May 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 371 258 273
Rank change year-on-year -113 +15 -82
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 607 823 908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.99% 0.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.92% 4.36% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 597 631
England median daily rate £400 £370 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £300 £238 £269
90th Percentile £550 £500 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £369 £378
% change year-on-year +8.47% -2.32% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 10
England median hourly rate £31.25 £40.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.88% +116.22% -6.92%
10th Percentile £23.13 £17.30 £13.00
90th Percentile £38.38 £57.50 £46.73
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% +81.13%

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 England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 20,754 18,859 21,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.55% 22.63% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,573 12,677 14,677
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £470 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +8.05% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 224 336
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% -4.15%
10th Percentile £14.14 £9.25 £12.23
90th Percentile £53.50 £48.53 £53.13
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £29.82 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.33% +8.42% -4.15%

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2012 in England

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in England

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in England over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in England

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in England

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in England over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in England

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 22 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -42 320 £475 +11.76% 85
South East -60 108 £375 - 36
Midlands -40 74 £350 +27.27% 26
North of England -83 58 £350 - 25
East Midlands -15 38 £330 +36.08% 9
West Midlands -35 35 £350 +14.29% 17
East of England -9 33 £350 - 16
Yorkshire -26 33 £343 -4.86% 9
North West -70 24 £360 +2.86% 14
South West -55 20 £350 +3.70% 20
North East -8 1 £228 -24.17% 2
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 607 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 363 (59.80%) SQL
3 301 (49.59%) .NET
4 268 (44.15%) C#
5 229 (37.73%) Agile Software Development
6 207 (34.10%) Microsoft
7 198 (32.62%) SQL Server 2016
8 176 (29.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 168 (27.68%) Microsoft Azure
10 163 (26.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 162 (26.69%) SQL Server 2014
12 152 (25.04%) Finance
13 149 (24.55%) Windows
14 136 (22.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 134 (22.08%) T-SQL
16 115 (18.95%) TDD
17 111 (18.29%) ASP.NET
18 105 (17.30%) HTML
19 103 (16.97%) CSS
20 99 (16.31%) MVC
21 98 (16.14%) Business Intelligence
22 97 (15.98%) AngularJS
23 94 (15.49%) WCF
24 90 (14.83%) Windows Server
25 89 (14.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 87 (14.33%) ETL
27 86 (14.17%) Data Warehouse
28 85 (14.00%) Web Services
29 83 (13.67%) Oracle
29 83 (13.67%) Windows Server 2012

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 35 (5.77%) IIS
2 31 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.81%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.32%) CMS
6 7 (1.15%) Confluence
6 7 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (0.82%) Apache
8 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.66%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.49%) SAS
11 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (7.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.82%) Sage 200
3 4 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.33%) Demantra
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.33%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.16%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.16%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.16%) SnowdropKCS
5 1 (0.16%) Summit
5 1 (0.16%) SunGard APT
5 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 168 (27.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.47%) PaaS
4 12 (1.98%) Office 365
5 10 (1.65%) npm
6 8 (1.32%) IaaS
7 5 (0.82%) SaaS
8 4 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.28%) WinSCP
2 24 (3.95%) PuTTY
3 15 (2.47%) Firewall
4 13 (2.14%) SAN
5 11 (1.81%) LAN
5 11 (1.81%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.65%) DHCP
6 10 (1.65%) DNS
7 6 (0.99%) HTTP
7 6 (0.99%) WAN
8 5 (0.82%) FTP
8 5 (0.82%) SMTP
9 4 (0.66%) Internet
9 4 (0.66%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.66%) Wireless
10 3 (0.49%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.49%) SMS
10 3 (0.49%) VoIP
11 2 (0.33%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 607 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 198 (32.62%) SQL Server 2016
3 176 (29.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 163 (26.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 162 (26.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 136 (22.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 89 (14.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 86 (14.17%) Data Warehouse
9 60 (9.88%) Relational Database
10 56 (9.23%) SQL Server 2005
11 49 (8.07%) Power BI
12 47 (7.74%) Oracle Database
13 41 (6.75%) Oracle Database 11g
14 31 (5.11%) Oracle Database 10g
15 28 (4.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 17 (2.80%) Azure SQL Database
17 15 (2.47%) OLAP
18 12 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
18 12 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
18 12 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 79 (13.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 68 (11.20%) Visual Studio
3 46 (7.58%) Git (software)
4 40 (6.59%) NUnit
4 40 (6.59%) Selenium
5 38 (6.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 30 (4.94%) Oracle APEX
6 30 (4.94%) SoapUI
6 30 (4.94%) SpecFlow
7 29 (4.78%) Ant
7 29 (4.78%) Eclipse
7 29 (4.78%) TestNG
8 28 (4.61%) HP UFT
9 25 (4.12%) MSTest
10 23 (3.79%) Jenkins
11 22 (3.62%) TeamCity
12 20 (3.29%) LoadRunner
12 20 (3.29%) Visual Studio Team System
13 17 (2.80%) Moq
14 14 (2.31%) webpack
General
1 152 (25.04%) Finance
2 29 (4.78%) Retail
3 17 (2.80%) Banking
4 14 (2.31%) Front Office
5 12 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.81%) Advertising
7 10 (1.65%) Back Office
8 9 (1.48%) Law
8 9 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.15%) Legal
10 6 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.66%) Local Government
12 3 (0.49%) Marketing
12 3 (0.49%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.33%) Automotive
13 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.33%) Publishing
14 1 (0.16%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) French Language
14 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 367 (60.46%) Developer
2 114 (18.78%) .NET Developer
3 111 (18.29%) SQL Developer
4 107 (17.63%) C# Developer
5 82 (13.51%) DBA
6 72 (11.86%) SQL DBA
7 66 (10.87%) Senior Developer
8 51 (8.40%) WPF Developer
9 44 (7.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 44 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
10 43 (7.08%) C# WPF Developer
11 41 (6.75%) Analyst
12 38 (6.26%) Senior .NET Developer
13 34 (5.60%) SQL Server Developer
14 30 (4.94%) Administrator
15 24 (3.95%) Consultant
15 24 (3.95%) SSIS Developer
16 23 (3.79%) SQL Server DBA
17 22 (3.62%) Full Stack Developer
18 21 (3.46%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (49.59%) .NET
2 111 (18.29%) ASP.NET
3 105 (17.30%) HTML
4 103 (16.97%) CSS
5 97 (15.98%) AngularJS
6 94 (15.49%) WCF
7 85 (14.00%) Web Services
8 73 (12.03%) WPF
9 71 (11.70%) ASP.NET Web API
10 67 (11.04%) .NET Framework
11 61 (10.05%) jQuery
12 55 (9.06%) ASP.NET MVC
13 54 (8.90%) HTML5
14 46 (7.58%) Task Parallel Library
15 36 (5.93%) JSON
16 34 (5.60%) REST
16 34 (5.60%) XML
17 30 (4.94%) Entity Framework
18 29 (4.78%) CSS3
19 27 (4.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.21%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.78%) Clustering
4 14 (2.31%) Replication
5 13 (2.14%) Fintech
5 13 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (1.81%) Fixed Income
7 10 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.65%) Equities
8 9 (1.48%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.32%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.32%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.15%) NHS
10 7 (1.15%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.99%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.99%) Data Centre
11 6 (0.99%) User Experience
12 5 (0.82%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.82%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 149 (24.55%) Windows
2 90 (14.83%) Windows Server
3 83 (13.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (7.25%) Linux
4 44 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.31%) Windows 7
7 13 (2.14%) Windows 10
7 13 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.32%) CentOS
9 7 (1.15%) Unix
10 4 (0.66%) HPUX
11 3 (0.49%) Android
11 3 (0.49%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.33%) AIX
12 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.33%) VMS
12 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (37.73%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (18.95%) TDD
3 99 (16.31%) MVC
4 98 (16.14%) Business Intelligence
5 87 (14.33%) ETL
6 82 (13.51%) DevOps
7 75 (12.36%) Scrum
8 74 (12.19%) SOA
9 61 (10.05%) Multithreading
9 61 (10.05%) MVVM
10 57 (9.39%) Test Automation
11 53 (8.73%) OO
11 53 (8.73%) Performance Tuning
12 52 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
13 50 (8.24%) Waterfall
14 46 (7.58%) Web Development
15 43 (7.08%) Migration
16 42 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (6.75%) Mathematics
17 41 (6.75%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 363 (59.80%) SQL
2 268 (44.15%) C#
3 134 (22.08%) T-SQL
4 80 (13.18%) JavaScript
5 48 (7.91%) Java
6 46 (7.58%) PowerShell
7 40 (6.59%) TypeScript
8 28 (4.61%) F#
9 27 (4.45%) VBA
10 17 (2.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 17 (2.80%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.81%) Python
12 9 (1.48%) C
12 9 (1.48%) VBScript
13 6 (0.99%) C++
13 6 (0.99%) VB
14 5 (0.82%) R
15 4 (0.66%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.49%) Perl
16 3 (0.49%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 61 (10.05%) Security Cleared
2 52 (8.57%) Degree
3 50 (8.24%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.46%) ISEB
4 21 (3.46%) ISEB Practitioner
4 21 (3.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.32%) MCSE
7 6 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.99%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.99%) MCITP
8 5 (0.82%) CCNA
8 5 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.49%) CCSP
10 3 (0.49%) MCSA
11 2 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.16%) CLAS
12 1 (0.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.81%) Data Quality
1 11 (1.81%) GDPR
1 11 (1.81%) SLA
2 6 (0.99%) QA
3 5 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (5.27%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.61%) Docker
3 26 (4.28%) vSphere
4 23 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.47%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.48%) XenApp
8 6 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.33%) NFS
10 2 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.16%) HDFS
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (3.95%) HP ALM
2 17 (2.80%) SCCM
3 15 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.99%) Puppet
5 6 (0.99%) vCenter Server
6 5 (0.82%) vRealize
7 4 (0.66%) SCOM
7 4 (0.66%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.33%) Ansible
8 2 (0.33%) Automic
8 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.33%) Terraform
8 2 (0.33%) vMotion
8 2 (0.33%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.16%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.16%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.16%) Nagios
9 1 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 207 (34.10%) Microsoft
2 83 (13.67%) Oracle
3 65 (10.71%) VMware
4 47 (7.74%) Tableau
5 43 (7.08%) HP
6 29 (4.78%) Software AG
6 29 (4.78%) webMethods
7 27 (4.45%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.80%) Citrix
9 13 (2.14%) Cisco
10 12 (1.98%) Telerik
11 10 (1.65%) Cognos
11 10 (1.65%) Google
12 8 (1.32%) Capita
13 7 (1.15%) SAP
13 7 (1.15%) SolarWinds
14 6 (0.99%) Charles River
14 6 (0.99%) Dell
14 6 (0.99%) RedGate
15 5 (0.82%) F5