Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 2020 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 464 462 334
Rank change year-on-year -2 -128 -96
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 256 441 673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.49% 0.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.82% 2.15% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 320 495
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £538 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
England median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £30.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.57% +14.47% -32.06%
10th Percentile £13.75 £18.15 £25.63
90th Percentile £60.65 £38.00 £49.38
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £28.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -48.67% -29.38% -11.11%

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 14,101 20,479 19,968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.26% 22.61% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,510 14,238 14,057
England median daily rate £475 £483 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.61% +2.17% +9.88%
10th Percentile £325 £323 £313
90th Percentile £673 £650 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 217 223
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £31.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.36% +13.27%
10th Percentile £13.60 £14.80 £15.19
90th Percentile £56.70 £56.53 £58.38
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £30.63
% change year-on-year -3.85% +6.12% +9.38%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020. 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 +23 119 £450 -10.00% 40
South East +42 70 £425 +7.59% 19
North of England +31 26 £393 +9.03% 30
Midlands -6 20 £375 -6.25% 22
East of England +31 17 £400 -5.88% 11
North West +7 13 £363 - 14
East Midlands -1 11 £363 -4.61% 8
Yorkshire +32 10 £468 +33.57% 13
West Midlands +20 9 £375 -21.05% 14
South West -3 5 £444 +14.52% 7
North East - 3 £325 - 3
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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.

1 256 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 160 (62.50%) SQL
3 133 (51.95%) Microsoft
4 102 (39.84%) Windows
5 100 (39.06%) C#
6 90 (35.16%) .NET
7 88 (34.38%) SQL Server 2016
8 84 (32.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 77 (30.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 70 (27.34%) Azure
11 66 (25.78%) SQL Server 2014
12 64 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 57 (22.27%) T-SQL
14 51 (19.92%) Finance
15 50 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
16 47 (18.36%) Business Intelligence
17 46 (17.97%) Oracle
18 45 (17.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 44 (17.19%) Windows Server
20 42 (16.41%) IIS
20 42 (16.41%) ETL
21 41 (16.02%) Migration
22 40 (15.63%) HTML
22 40 (15.63%) Active Directory
23 39 (15.23%) Office 365
24 38 (14.84%) JavaScript
25 36 (14.06%) Data Warehouse
26 33 (12.89%) VMware
27 32 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
28 31 (12.11%) PowerShell

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 42 (16.41%) IIS
2 29 (11.33%) SharePoint
3 24 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
4 21 (8.20%) MS Exchange
5 15 (5.86%) Apache
6 13 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (4.30%) WebSphere
8 9 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (3.52%) WebLogic
9 8 (3.13%) Skype for Business
10 7 (2.73%) K2 blackpearl
11 5 (1.95%) JBoss
12 3 (1.17%) Apache Spark
12 3 (1.17%) Confluence
12 3 (1.17%) nginx
12 3 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 19 (7.42%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.95%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (1.56%) NetSuite
5 3 (1.17%) Line 500
6 2 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.39%) FastStats
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.39%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 70 (27.34%) Azure
2 39 (15.23%) Office 365
3 20 (7.81%) AWS
4 17 (6.64%) Power Platform
5 13 (5.08%) IaaS
6 10 (3.91%) PaaS
7 9 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (3.52%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (3.13%) GCP
8 8 (3.13%) npm
9 5 (1.95%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (1.56%) Azure Functions
10 4 (1.56%) Serverless
11 3 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.17%) GitHub
11 3 (1.17%) Lucidchart
11 3 (1.17%) Mimecast
11 3 (1.17%) PowerApps
11 3 (1.17%) SaaS
12 2 (0.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.20%) DNS
2 17 (6.64%) SAN
3 15 (5.86%) DHCP
3 15 (5.86%) WAN
4 14 (5.47%) LAN
5 11 (4.30%) Firewall
5 11 (4.30%) VoIP
6 10 (3.91%) HTTP
6 10 (3.91%) NAS
7 8 (3.13%) MPLS
7 8 (3.13%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.73%) VPN
9 6 (2.34%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (2.34%) SMTP
9 6 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.95%) Skype
11 4 (1.56%) Internet
12 3 (1.17%) PuTTY
12 3 (1.17%) WinSCP
13 2 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 88 (34.38%) SQL Server 2016
3 84 (32.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 77 (30.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 66 (25.78%) SQL Server 2014
6 45 (17.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (14.06%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (10.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (6.25%) NoSQL
11 15 (5.86%) Power BI
12 14 (5.47%) Relational Database
13 12 (4.69%) SQL Server 2017
14 10 (3.91%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (3.91%) Oracle Database
15 7 (2.73%) OLAP
15 7 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (2.73%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (2.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (7.42%) Git (software)
1 19 (7.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (4.69%) Selenium
3 9 (3.52%) gulp
4 8 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 8 (3.13%) jspm
4 8 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.34%) JIRA
5 6 (2.34%) NUnit
5 6 (2.34%) SpecFlow
5 6 (2.34%) Subversion
6 5 (1.95%) JUnit
6 5 (1.95%) Log4Net
6 5 (1.95%) Moq
6 5 (1.95%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.95%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (1.56%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.17%) Ant
General
1 51 (19.92%) Finance
2 17 (6.64%) Banking
3 12 (4.69%) Public Sector
3 12 (4.69%) Retail
4 7 (2.73%) German Language
5 5 (1.95%) Legal
6 4 (1.56%) Italian Language
6 4 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.17%) Back Office
7 3 (1.17%) French Language
7 3 (1.17%) Front Office
7 3 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.78%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Automotive
9 1 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 107 (41.80%) Developer
2 35 (13.67%) DBA
3 30 (11.72%) SQL DBA
4 27 (10.55%) C# Developer
5 25 (9.77%) SQL Developer
6 18 (7.03%) .NET Developer
7 17 (6.64%) Consultant
8 16 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 16 (6.25%) Senior Developer
9 15 (5.86%) Administrator
10 14 (5.47%) SSIS Developer
11 12 (4.69%) BizTalk Developer
11 12 (4.69%) SQL Server DBA
12 10 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (3.91%) SQL Server Developer
12 10 (3.91%) SSAS Developer
12 10 (3.91%) Support Engineer
13 8 (3.13%) Analyst
13 8 (3.13%) C# WPF Developer
13 8 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (35.16%) .NET
2 40 (15.63%) HTML
3 30 (11.72%) ASP.NET
4 28 (10.94%) .NET Framework
5 26 (10.16%) AngularJS
5 26 (10.16%) ASP.NET Web API
6 22 (8.59%) CSS
7 21 (8.20%) XML
8 17 (6.64%) jQuery
8 17 (6.64%) Web Services
9 16 (6.25%) HTML5
10 15 (5.86%) REST
10 15 (5.86%) WPF
11 14 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (5.47%) WCF
11 14 (5.47%) XSLT
12 11 (4.30%) Entity Framework
12 11 (4.30%) JSON
12 11 (4.30%) RabbitMQ
12 11 (4.30%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.42%) Clustering
3 15 (5.86%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.52%) Equities
5 8 (3.13%) Hedge funds
6 6 (2.34%) Replication
6 6 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.95%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.95%) PKI
7 5 (1.95%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.95%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.56%) NHS
9 2 (0.78%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.78%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.78%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 102 (39.84%) Windows
2 64 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 44 (17.19%) Windows Server
4 32 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (10.16%) Linux
6 13 (5.08%) Windows 7
7 12 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (4.69%) Unix
8 10 (3.91%) Windows 10
9 8 (3.13%) Android
10 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.78%) CentOS
12 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (18.36%) Business Intelligence
3 42 (16.41%) ETL
4 41 (16.02%) Migration
5 27 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (10.16%) High Availability
6 26 (10.16%) MVC
7 21 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (7.03%) Scrum
9 17 (6.64%) Change Management
10 16 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (5.86%) ITIL
11 15 (5.86%) MVVM
12 14 (5.47%) Data Integration
12 14 (5.47%) Data Migration
12 14 (5.47%) TDD
12 14 (5.47%) Web Development
13 13 (5.08%) Decision-Making
13 13 (5.08%) Microservices
13 13 (5.08%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 160 (62.50%) SQL
2 100 (39.06%) C#
3 57 (22.27%) T-SQL
4 38 (14.84%) JavaScript
5 31 (12.11%) PowerShell
6 12 (4.69%) Java
6 12 (4.69%) VB.NET
7 10 (3.91%) Python
8 8 (3.13%) PHP
8 8 (3.13%) TypeScript
9 7 (2.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 7 (2.73%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.73%) XAML
10 6 (2.34%) C
10 6 (2.34%) R
11 3 (1.17%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.17%) F#
11 3 (1.17%) Ruby
11 3 (1.17%) VBScript
12 2 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (10.16%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.52%) Degree
5 5 (1.95%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.95%) MCSE
6 3 (1.17%) CFA
6 3 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.17%) ISEB
6 3 (1.17%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.17%) MCSA
6 3 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.39%) MCITP
7 1 (0.39%) MCTS
7 1 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.34%) QA
2 4 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.17%) GDPR
3 3 (1.17%) SLA
4 2 (0.78%) IFRS
4 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.64%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.30%) Docker
5 10 (3.91%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.73%) vSphere
7 5 (1.95%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.17%) XenApp
8 3 (1.17%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.39%) UAG
9 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (4.69%) SCCM
2 9 (3.52%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (3.52%) MIIS
3 6 (2.34%) AirWatch
3 6 (2.34%) WSUS
4 4 (1.56%) Data Guard
4 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 4 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.17%) HP ALM
5 3 (1.17%) SCOM
6 2 (0.78%) Nessus
7 1 (0.39%) Ambari
7 1 (0.39%) Ansible
7 1 (0.39%) Automic
7 1 (0.39%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 133 (51.95%) Microsoft
2 46 (17.97%) Oracle
3 33 (12.89%) VMware
4 14 (5.47%) Cisco
5 13 (5.08%) Citrix
6 11 (4.30%) HP
7 10 (3.91%) Red Hat
8 8 (3.13%) webMethods
9 7 (2.73%) Google
9 7 (2.73%) Telerik
10 6 (2.34%) Avaya
10 6 (2.34%) Meraki
10 6 (2.34%) Tableau
11 3 (1.17%) EMC
11 3 (1.17%) JD Edwards
11 3 (1.17%) RedGate
11 3 (1.17%) Sage
11 3 (1.17%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.17%) Software AG
11 3 (1.17%) Ubiquiti