Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 471 470 354
Rank change year-on-year -1 -116 -119
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 189 430 658
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.49% 0.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.65% 2.16% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 315 483
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £299 £313 £283
90th Percentile £517 £675 £570
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £405
% change year-on-year -5.56% +11.24% +7.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.57% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.75 £32.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £60.65 £38.25 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -58.57% -26.32% +35.71%

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 11,485 19,918 20,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.09% 22.50% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,597 13,826 14,453
Median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £637
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £470
% change year-on-year - +1.06% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 225 225
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +20.00%
10th Percentile £14.93 £15.00 £14.56
90th Percentile £54.13 £57.50 £53.65
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year - +2.19% +24.55%

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2012 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in England.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in England

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in England

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in England.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in England

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 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 +47 96 £425 -15.00% 6
South East +93 43 £425 +3.03% 7
North of England +39 23 £325 -10.34% 27
East of England +35 14 £400 -13.51% 4
North West +26 12 £363 - 12
Midlands -2 12 £413 -8.33% 5
Yorkshire +57 8 £343 +3.40% 14
West Midlands +37 6 £463 -4.64% 3
East Midlands -2 6 £413 +3.13% 2
North East +28 3 £325 - 1
South West +23 3 - - 5
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 189 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 107 (56.61%) SQL
3 95 (50.26%) Microsoft
4 75 (39.68%) C#
5 74 (39.15%) Windows
6 67 (35.45%) SQL Server 2016
7 61 (32.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 57 (30.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 55 (29.10%) .NET
10 52 (27.51%) SQL Server 2014
11 48 (25.40%) Azure
12 43 (22.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 42 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 36 (19.05%) T-SQL
15 35 (18.52%) Windows Server
16 34 (17.99%) Migration
17 32 (16.93%) Finance
17 32 (16.93%) VMware
18 30 (15.87%) Oracle
18 30 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
19 29 (15.34%) High Availability
20 28 (14.81%) Active Directory
20 28 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
21 26 (13.76%) Office 365
22 25 (13.23%) Security Cleared
22 25 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
22 25 (13.23%) BizTalk Server
23 24 (12.70%) Data Centre
24 22 (11.64%) Performance Tuning
24 22 (11.64%) IIS

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 25 (13.23%) BizTalk Server
2 22 (11.64%) IIS
3 16 (8.47%) SharePoint
4 13 (6.88%) Apache
5 10 (5.29%) MS Exchange
5 10 (5.29%) WebSphere
6 8 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.65%) JBoss
7 5 (2.65%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.59%) nginx
8 3 (1.59%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.59%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.53%) CMS
10 1 (0.53%) Confluence
10 1 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.06%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.53%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Line 500
1 4 (2.12%) NetSuite
2 3 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.06%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.53%) FastStats
4 1 (0.53%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 48 (25.40%) Azure
2 26 (13.76%) Office 365
3 13 (6.88%) AWS
4 12 (6.35%) Power Platform
5 9 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (4.23%) IaaS
7 7 (3.70%) PaaS
8 6 (3.17%) GCP
9 4 (2.12%) GitHub
10 3 (1.59%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.59%) SaaS
10 3 (1.59%) Serverless
11 2 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.06%) Mimecast
11 2 (1.06%) PowerApps
11 2 (1.06%) Yammer
12 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.53%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.53%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.94%) SAN
2 14 (7.41%) DNS
3 12 (6.35%) DHCP
4 10 (5.29%) WAN
5 9 (4.76%) LAN
6 8 (4.23%) NAS
7 7 (3.70%) MPLS
7 7 (3.70%) VoIP
8 6 (3.17%) Firewall
8 6 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (2.65%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (2.65%) VPN
10 4 (2.12%) SMTP
10 4 (2.12%) TCP/IP
11 3 (1.59%) Skype
12 2 (1.06%) HTTP
12 2 (1.06%) Internet
12 2 (1.06%) Network Security
13 1 (0.53%) 802.11
13 1 (0.53%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 67 (35.45%) SQL Server 2016
3 61 (32.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 57 (30.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 52 (27.51%) SQL Server 2014
6 42 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (11.64%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (10.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (5.82%) Relational Database
11 10 (5.29%) Power BI
12 8 (4.23%) SQL Server 2017
13 7 (3.70%) NoSQL
14 5 (2.65%) OLAP
14 5 (2.65%) Oracle Database
14 5 (2.65%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (2.65%) RDBMS
15 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 14 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.23%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.70%) Subversion
4 6 (3.17%) Selenium
4 6 (3.17%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.65%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.65%) JUnit
5 5 (2.65%) Log4Net
6 4 (2.12%) JIRA
7 3 (1.59%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.06%) gulp
9 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.53%) Hudson
9 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.53%) MSI
9 1 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (16.93%) Finance
2 12 (6.35%) Public Sector
3 7 (3.70%) Banking
4 5 (2.65%) German Language
4 5 (2.65%) Retail
5 4 (2.12%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.59%) Law
6 3 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.06%) French Language
7 2 (1.06%) Local Government
8 1 (0.53%) Automotive
8 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Police
8 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 75 (39.68%) Developer
2 38 (20.11%) DBA
3 35 (18.52%) SQL DBA
4 20 (10.58%) C# Developer
5 19 (10.05%) .NET Developer
6 17 (8.99%) SQL Server DBA
7 12 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 11 (5.82%) Administrator
8 11 (5.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (5.82%) SQL Developer
9 10 (5.29%) BizTalk Developer
9 10 (5.29%) C# WPF Developer
9 10 (5.29%) WPF Developer
9 10 (5.29%) XAML Developer
10 9 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (4.76%) Consultant
10 9 (4.76%) SC Cleared DBA
11 6 (3.17%) Infrastructure Support
11 6 (3.17%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (29.10%) .NET
2 22 (11.64%) XML
3 16 (8.47%) ASP.NET
3 16 (8.47%) HTML
3 16 (8.47%) WPF
4 15 (7.94%) .NET Framework
4 15 (7.94%) Web Services
5 13 (6.88%) XSLT
6 11 (5.82%) WCF
7 10 (5.29%) HTML5
7 10 (5.29%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (5.29%) WebSphere MQ
7 10 (5.29%) WinForms
8 9 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (4.76%) LINQ
9 8 (4.23%) AngularJS
9 8 (4.23%) Middleware
9 8 (4.23%) SOAP
10 7 (3.70%) CSS
10 7 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.70%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.88%) Clustering
3 9 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.17%) Replication
5 5 (2.65%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.65%) Equities
5 5 (2.65%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.65%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.12%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.06%) EPoS
7 2 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.06%) NHS
8 1 (0.53%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.53%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.53%) PKI
8 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 74 (39.15%) Windows
2 43 (22.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 35 (18.52%) Windows Server
4 20 (10.58%) Linux
4 20 (10.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (10.58%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (5.29%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.70%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.17%) Android
8 5 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.65%) Unix
9 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.53%) CentOS
11 1 (0.53%) Solaris
11 1 (0.53%) VMS
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.99%) Migration
2 30 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (15.34%) High Availability
4 28 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (11.64%) ETL
6 22 (11.64%) Performance Tuning
7 20 (10.58%) ITIL
8 18 (9.52%) Data Migration
8 18 (9.52%) MVVM
9 17 (8.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (7.94%) Data Integration
12 12 (6.35%) Data Management
13 11 (5.82%) E-Commerce
13 11 (5.82%) Line Management
13 11 (5.82%) MVC
13 11 (5.82%) OO
13 11 (5.82%) Scrum
14 10 (5.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 107 (56.61%) SQL
2 75 (39.68%) C#
3 36 (19.05%) T-SQL
4 18 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 17 (8.99%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.82%) Java
7 10 (5.29%) XAML
8 7 (3.70%) Python
9 5 (2.65%) R
9 5 (2.65%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.12%) C
10 4 (2.12%) Ruby
10 4 (2.12%) VB
11 3 (1.59%) PHP
11 3 (1.59%) VB6
12 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (1.06%) Perl
12 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.53%) X++
Qualifications
1 25 (13.23%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.23%) Degree
4 7 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.12%) MCSE
6 3 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.06%) MCP
7 2 (1.06%) MCSA
8 1 (0.53%) CCNA
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.53%) MBA
8 1 (0.53%) MCITP
8 1 (0.53%) MCTS
8 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.12%) GDPR
2 3 (1.59%) SLA
3 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 28 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.88%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.65%) Docker
6 4 (2.12%) XenApp
7 3 (1.59%) vSphere
8 2 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.53%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (5.82%) SCCM
2 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (3.70%) SCOM
4 5 (2.65%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.06%) Ansible
5 2 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.06%) Nessus
5 2 (1.06%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.06%) WSUS
6 1 (0.53%) Control-M
6 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.53%) MIIS
6 1 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.53%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.53%) QRadar
6 1 (0.53%) Terraform
6 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.53%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 95 (50.26%) Microsoft
2 32 (16.93%) VMware
3 30 (15.87%) Oracle
4 12 (6.35%) Cisco
5 10 (5.29%) Telerik
6 7 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.17%) Meraki
8 5 (2.65%) Avaya
8 5 (2.65%) Google
8 5 (2.65%) NetApp
8 5 (2.65%) webMethods
9 4 (2.12%) Citrix
9 4 (2.12%) HP
9 4 (2.12%) McAfee
9 4 (2.12%) Sage
9 4 (2.12%) Tableau
10 3 (1.59%) CommVault
10 3 (1.59%) IBM
10 3 (1.59%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.59%) Sophos