Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 372 295 293
Rank change year-on-year -77 -2 -127
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 612 741 877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.84% 0.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.83% 3.71% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 534 621
England median daily rate £400 £395 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +2.60% +4.48%
10th Percentile £295 £275 £281
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 13
England median hourly rate £33.50 £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.47% +11.76% +28.79%
10th Percentile £20.38 £38.64 £13.70
90th Percentile £54.28 £72.50 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £47.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -29.47% +31.94% +9.09%

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 21,604 19,965 22,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.96% 22.62% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,226 13,427 15,231
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £286
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 229 333
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.07%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.18 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.60 £52.50 £49.90
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £31.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -7.26% +8.77% +4.34%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -23 314 £475 +5.56% 70
South East -15 125 £375 +7.14% 26
Midlands -28 56 £350 +6.87% 19
North of England -76 55 £375 +15.38% 26
East of England 0 44 £375 +3.45% 10
Yorkshire -26 32 £375 +15.38% 3
East Midlands -7 30 £330 +3.13% 9
West Midlands -38 26 £356 +5.56% 10
North West -51 22 £360 - 22
South West -54 21 £363 -3.33% 15
North East -20 1 £275 -8.33% 1
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 612 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 357 (58.33%) SQL
3 296 (48.37%) .NET
4 261 (42.65%) C#
5 221 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
6 214 (34.97%) Microsoft
7 182 (29.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 168 (27.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 164 (26.80%) SQL Server 2016
10 163 (26.63%) Microsoft Azure
11 147 (24.02%) T-SQL
12 143 (23.37%) Windows
13 139 (22.71%) Finance
13 139 (22.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 132 (21.57%) SQL Server 2014
15 114 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
16 113 (18.46%) ASP.NET
17 107 (17.48%) CSS
18 106 (17.32%) HTML
18 106 (17.32%) MVC
18 106 (17.32%) TDD
19 105 (17.16%) Team Foundation Server
20 102 (16.67%) AngularJS
21 98 (16.01%) WCF
22 95 (15.52%) ETL
23 94 (15.36%) Data Warehouse
24 90 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 88 (14.38%) Web Services
25 88 (14.38%) ASP.NET Web API
26 85 (13.89%) JavaScript

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 36 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 35 (5.72%) IIS
3 23 (3.76%) MS Exchange
4 16 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (2.12%) CMS
6 12 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.14%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.82%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.49%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.49%) Confluence
12 3 (0.49%) Kentico
12 3 (0.49%) SAS
12 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (7.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.63%) Sage 200
2 8 (1.31%) SAP APO
2 8 (1.31%) SAP MM
3 6 (0.98%) SAP MDM
4 5 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.65%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.65%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.33%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.16%) Demantra
8 1 (0.16%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.16%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 163 (26.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.61%) npm
3 16 (2.61%) PaaS
4 13 (2.12%) Office 365
5 11 (1.80%) Azure Data Factory
6 10 (1.63%) IaaS
7 8 (1.31%) SaaS
8 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.92%) PuTTY
1 24 (3.92%) WinSCP
2 17 (2.78%) DHCP
2 17 (2.78%) DNS
3 13 (2.12%) LAN
3 13 (2.12%) SAN
4 12 (1.96%) HTTP
5 10 (1.63%) Firewall
6 6 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.82%) NetScaler
7 5 (0.82%) VPN
7 5 (0.82%) WAN
8 4 (0.65%) FTP
8 4 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (0.65%) SMS
8 4 (0.65%) SMTP
8 4 (0.65%) Wireless
9 3 (0.49%) Internet
9 3 (0.49%) VoIP
10 2 (0.33%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 612 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 182 (29.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 168 (27.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 164 (26.80%) SQL Server 2016
5 139 (22.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 132 (21.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 94 (15.36%) Data Warehouse
8 90 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 52 (8.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 49 (8.01%) Power BI
11 47 (7.68%) Relational Database
12 42 (6.86%) Oracle Database
13 35 (5.72%) Oracle Database 11g
14 32 (5.23%) Oracle Database 10g
15 25 (4.08%) Azure SQL Database
15 25 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 23 (3.76%) OLAP
17 19 (3.10%) MySQL
18 16 (2.61%) NoSQL
18 16 (2.61%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 105 (17.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 62 (10.13%) Visual Studio
3 46 (7.52%) Git (software)
4 41 (6.70%) Selenium
5 38 (6.21%) Octopus Deploy
5 38 (6.21%) SpecFlow
6 30 (4.90%) Oracle APEX
6 30 (4.90%) SoapUI
7 29 (4.74%) HP UFT
7 29 (4.74%) NUnit
8 28 (4.58%) Eclipse
8 28 (4.58%) Jenkins
9 27 (4.41%) Ant
9 27 (4.41%) TestNG
10 22 (3.59%) LoadRunner
10 22 (3.59%) TeamCity
10 22 (3.59%) webpack
11 16 (2.61%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (2.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 13 (2.12%) JIRA
General
1 139 (22.71%) Finance
2 35 (5.72%) Retail
3 22 (3.59%) Front Office
4 20 (3.27%) Banking
5 18 (2.94%) Advertising
6 13 (2.12%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.14%) Back Office
7 7 (1.14%) Law
8 6 (0.98%) Legal
8 6 (0.98%) Local Government
8 6 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.82%) Marketing
10 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.49%) Automotive
11 3 (0.49%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.49%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 373 (60.95%) Developer
2 122 (19.93%) .NET Developer
3 109 (17.81%) C# Developer
3 109 (17.81%) SQL Developer
4 77 (12.58%) Senior Developer
5 71 (11.60%) DBA
6 63 (10.29%) SQL DBA
7 54 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 53 (8.66%) C# .NET Developer
9 52 (8.50%) Senior .NET Developer
10 49 (8.01%) Analyst
11 43 (7.03%) WPF Developer
12 37 (6.05%) C# WPF Developer
13 30 (4.90%) Consultant
14 29 (4.74%) Senior C# Developer
15 28 (4.58%) Senior C# .NET Developer
16 27 (4.41%) Full Stack Developer
17 26 (4.25%) SQL Server Developer
17 26 (4.25%) SSIS Developer
18 23 (3.76%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (48.37%) .NET
2 113 (18.46%) ASP.NET
3 107 (17.48%) CSS
4 106 (17.32%) HTML
5 102 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 98 (16.01%) WCF
7 88 (14.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 88 (14.38%) Web Services
8 74 (12.09%) WPF
9 67 (10.95%) .NET Framework
10 66 (10.78%) jQuery
11 64 (10.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 58 (9.48%) HTML5
13 43 (7.03%) JSON
13 43 (7.03%) REST
14 37 (6.05%) Entity Framework
15 35 (5.72%) CSS3
16 33 (5.39%) Task Parallel Library
17 32 (5.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 32 (5.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.03%) Greenfield Project
2 35 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.25%) Clustering
4 20 (3.27%) Hedge funds
5 18 (2.94%) Fixed Income
6 13 (2.12%) Replication
7 12 (1.96%) Data Centre
7 12 (1.96%) Equities
7 12 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.63%) User Experience
10 8 (1.31%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.31%) Fintech
11 7 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.14%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.98%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.98%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.98%) Reinsurance
13 5 (0.82%) Derivative
13 5 (0.82%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 143 (23.37%) Windows
2 78 (12.75%) Windows Server
3 70 (11.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 51 (8.33%) Linux
5 41 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (2.61%) Windows 10
8 15 (2.45%) Windows 7
9 13 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.98%) Android
11 5 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (0.65%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.49%) CentOS
13 3 (0.49%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.16%) AIX
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
3 106 (17.32%) MVC
3 106 (17.32%) TDD
4 95 (15.52%) ETL
5 71 (11.60%) DevOps
5 71 (11.60%) Scrum
6 61 (9.97%) MVVM
7 59 (9.64%) Multithreading
8 57 (9.31%) Web Development
9 54 (8.82%) Test Automation
10 52 (8.50%) SOA
11 49 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
12 45 (7.35%) Migration
13 44 (7.19%) SDLC
14 43 (7.03%) Analytics
15 42 (6.86%) OO
16 38 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (5.72%) Waterfall
18 32 (5.23%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 357 (58.33%) SQL
2 261 (42.65%) C#
3 147 (24.02%) T-SQL
4 85 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 57 (9.31%) PowerShell
6 50 (8.17%) Java
7 42 (6.86%) TypeScript
8 29 (4.74%) F#
9 28 (4.58%) VBA
10 23 (3.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 18 (2.94%) PL/SQL
12 14 (2.29%) C
13 12 (1.96%) Python
14 7 (1.14%) VBScript
15 6 (0.98%) C++
16 5 (0.82%) R
16 5 (0.82%) VB
16 5 (0.82%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.65%) Apple Swift
17 4 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 56 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 49 (8.01%) SC Cleared
3 32 (5.23%) Degree
4 24 (3.92%) ISEB
4 24 (3.92%) ISEB Practitioner
4 24 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.82%) MCSA
8 4 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.33%) CCNA
10 2 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.16%) CCNP
11 1 (0.16%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.16%) MCP
11 1 (0.16%) OCA
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.92%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.47%) GDPR
2 9 (1.47%) SLA
3 7 (1.14%) QA
4 4 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) EMIR
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 39 (6.37%) vSphere
2 36 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.88%) Docker
3 26 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (2.61%) XenApp
6 13 (2.12%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.65%) HDFS
9 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.33%) NFS
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (4.90%) HP ALM
2 28 (4.58%) SCCM
3 14 (2.29%) Microsoft Clustering
4 12 (1.96%) SCOM
5 9 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.98%) SCOrch
6 6 (0.98%) vCenter Server
6 6 (0.98%) vRealize
7 4 (0.65%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.65%) Oozie
8 3 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.49%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.33%) vMotion
10 1 (0.16%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.16%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 214 (34.97%) Microsoft
2 72 (11.76%) Oracle
2 72 (11.76%) VMware
3 54 (8.82%) HP
4 47 (7.68%) Tableau
5 30 (4.90%) Software AG
5 30 (4.90%) webMethods
6 29 (4.74%) Red Hat
7 25 (4.08%) Citrix
8 17 (2.78%) SAP
9 14 (2.29%) Charles River
10 12 (1.96%) Cisco
11 10 (1.63%) Sage
12 9 (1.47%) NetApp
12 9 (1.47%) Telerik
13 8 (1.31%) Cognos
13 8 (1.31%) RedGate
14 7 (1.14%) SolarWinds
14 7 (1.14%) Workday
15 6 (0.98%) Trend Micro