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 3 months to 29 March 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
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 250 181
Rank change year-on-year +24 -69  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 443 483 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.06% 0.97% 1.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.63% 4.35% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 339 451
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -6.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £18.50 £19.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.70% -6.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £15.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.00 £42.50 £25.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -36.47% +157.57%  

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 England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 9569 11113 10887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.93% 22.37% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6517 7537 7104
Median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 157 147
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.15 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £54.20 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 168 £425 +3.03% 51
South East +44 78 £400 +14.28% 21
South West -13 44 £313 -10.71% 12
East Midlands +19 39 £213 -43.33% 4
North West +30 31 £339 +4.23% 25
Yorkshire +7 29 £375 +8.69% 7
West Midlands +18 28 £293 -22.00% 8
East of England +7 24 £325 -22.15% 3
North East -13 4 £269 -6.52% 3
Midlands +8 1 - -
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 900 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 590 (65.56%) SQL
3 467 (51.89%) Microsoft
4 407 (45.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 349 (38.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 316 (35.11%) .NET
7 315 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 275 (30.56%) C#
9 273 (30.33%) T-SQL
10 272 (30.22%) Windows
11 251 (27.89%) Business Intelligence
12 219 (24.33%) SQL Server 2014
13 214 (23.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 197 (21.89%) Data Warehouse
15 193 (21.44%) Agile Software Development
16 187 (20.78%) ETL
17 160 (17.78%) Windows Server
18 152 (16.89%) Windows Server 2012
19 149 (16.56%) MS Excel
20 147 (16.33%) Finance
21 145 (16.11%) ASP.NET
22 131 (14.56%) MVC
22 131 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
23 124 (13.78%) JavaScript
24 120 (13.33%) HTML
25 119 (13.22%) SQL Server 2005
26 114 (12.67%) Team Foundation Server
27 110 (12.22%) Migration
28 104 (11.56%) PowerShell
29 103 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008

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 90 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 83 (9.22%) IIS
3 44 (4.89%) MS Exchange
4 34 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (3.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 28 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (1.56%) SAS
10 12 (1.33%) CMS
10 12 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (1.22%) Skype for Business
12 10 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (1.00%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.56%) JBoss
16 4 (0.44%) Apache
16 4 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.33%) MS Project Server
17 3 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 149 (16.56%) MS Excel
2 47 (5.22%) MS Office
3 11 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.78%) MS Project
5 5 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.22%) SPSS
7 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 44 (4.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.00%) Oracle 11i
3 15 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.78%) Demantra
4 7 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.78%) SnowdropKCS
5 6 (0.67%) FastStats
6 5 (0.56%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.56%) SystmOne
7 4 (0.44%) Pegasus Opera
8 3 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.33%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.11%) Postilion
10 1 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
10 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 131 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (3.89%) IaaS
4 27 (3.00%) PaaS
5 24 (2.67%) Office 365
6 10 (1.11%) Data Lake Analytics
7 6 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.22%) AWS OpsWorks
9 2 (0.22%) CallidusCloud
9 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.22%) SaaS
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.11%) GitHub
10 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.22%) DNS
2 31 (3.44%) Firewall
3 29 (3.22%) TCP/IP
4 26 (2.89%) DHCP
5 21 (2.33%) LAN
6 15 (1.67%) PuTTY
6 15 (1.67%) WinSCP
7 14 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
8 13 (1.44%) SAN
9 12 (1.33%) Internet
9 12 (1.33%) Intranet
9 12 (1.33%) WAN
10 10 (1.11%) VPN
11 9 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (1.00%) Wireless
12 8 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (0.89%) FTP
12 8 (0.89%) SMTP
13 7 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 900 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 407 (45.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 349 (38.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 315 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 219 (24.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 214 (23.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 197 (21.89%) Data Warehouse
8 119 (13.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 80 (8.89%) SQL Server 2016
10 66 (7.33%) Relational Database
11 64 (7.11%) Power BI
12 54 (6.00%) Oracle Database
13 37 (4.11%) Oracle Database 10g
14 36 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 36 (4.00%) OLAP
15 35 (3.89%) Oracle Reports
16 32 (3.56%) NoSQL
17 29 (3.22%) Oracle Database 11g
18 27 (3.00%) DTS
19 25 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 114 (12.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 102 (11.33%) Visual Studio
3 38 (4.22%) Git (software)
4 34 (3.78%) SpecFlow
4 34 (3.78%) TeamCity
5 28 (3.11%) NUnit
5 28 (3.11%) Selenium
6 26 (2.89%) Jenkins
7 21 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 17 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
9 15 (1.67%) HP UFT
9 15 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
10 14 (1.56%) MSTest
11 13 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
11 13 (1.44%) ReSharper
12 9 (1.00%) Eclipse
12 9 (1.00%) JIRA
12 9 (1.00%) Subversion
12 9 (1.00%) TestNG
12 9 (1.00%) Toad
General
1 147 (16.33%) Finance
2 40 (4.44%) Banking
3 39 (4.33%) Retail
4 27 (3.00%) Advertising
4 27 (3.00%) Marketing
5 19 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.67%) Back Office
6 15 (1.67%) Legal
7 13 (1.44%) Publishing
8 10 (1.11%) Law
9 9 (1.00%) Front Office
10 8 (0.89%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.67%) Games
11 6 (0.67%) Local Government
12 5 (0.56%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.33%) Electronics
15 2 (0.22%) German Language
16 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 476 (52.89%) Developer
2 177 (19.67%) SQL Developer
3 147 (16.33%) .NET Developer
4 130 (14.44%) DBA
5 116 (12.89%) SQL DBA
6 104 (11.56%) C# Developer
7 92 (10.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 86 (9.56%) SSIS Developer
9 82 (9.11%) Analyst
10 73 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
11 65 (7.22%) SQL Server Developer
12 50 (5.56%) SSRS Developer
13 49 (5.44%) Consultant
14 44 (4.89%) ETL Developer
15 41 (4.56%) Data Warehouse Developer
16 40 (4.44%) Architect
16 40 (4.44%) SQL Server DBA
17 39 (4.33%) Administrator
17 39 (4.33%) Senior Developer
18 36 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (35.11%) .NET
2 145 (16.11%) ASP.NET
3 120 (13.33%) HTML
4 99 (11.00%) .NET Framework
5 89 (9.89%) CSS
6 77 (8.56%) WCF
7 67 (7.44%) Entity Framework
7 67 (7.44%) XML
8 66 (7.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 55 (6.11%) Web Services
10 54 (6.00%) jQuery
11 52 (5.78%) AngularJS
11 52 (5.78%) ASP.NET Web API
12 48 (5.33%) HTML5
12 48 (5.33%) MDX
13 36 (4.00%) LINQ
14 33 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 30 (3.33%) Ajax
16 27 (3.00%) REST
17 24 (2.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.56%) Clustering
2 51 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.78%) Replication
4 32 (3.56%) Data Centre
5 17 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.33%) NHS
7 9 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.00%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.00%) EPoS
8 8 (0.89%) Blackberry
8 8 (0.89%) Computer Science
8 8 (0.89%) PKI
9 7 (0.78%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.67%) User Experience
11 5 (0.56%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.56%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.56%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.44%) EMV
12 4 (0.44%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 272 (30.22%) Windows
2 160 (17.78%) Windows Server
3 152 (16.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 103 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (6.78%) Linux
6 38 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (3.56%) Windows 7
8 31 (3.44%) Unix
9 28 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.33%) HPUX
11 10 (1.11%) Android
12 8 (0.89%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.67%) CentOS
14 5 (0.56%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.56%) MVS
15 3 (0.33%) Solaris
15 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
16 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (27.89%) Business Intelligence
2 193 (21.44%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (20.78%) ETL
4 131 (14.56%) MVC
5 110 (12.22%) Migration
6 90 (10.00%) TDD
7 80 (8.89%) Scrum
8 60 (6.67%) ITIL
9 57 (6.33%) CRM
9 57 (6.33%) Data Modelling
9 57 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
10 54 (6.00%) Kimball Methodology
11 53 (5.89%) Continuous Integration
12 51 (5.67%) DevOps
13 44 (4.89%) Data Migration
14 43 (4.78%) BDD
15 40 (4.44%) High Availability
16 39 (4.33%) Analytics
17 35 (3.89%) Test Automation
17 35 (3.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 590 (65.56%) SQL
2 275 (30.56%) C#
3 273 (30.33%) T-SQL
4 124 (13.78%) JavaScript
5 104 (11.56%) PowerShell
6 38 (4.22%) VB.NET
7 37 (4.11%) Java
8 33 (3.67%) VB
9 30 (3.33%) PL/SQL
10 25 (2.78%) VBScript
11 15 (1.67%) F#
11 15 (1.67%) Python
12 14 (1.56%) VBA
13 13 (1.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 10 (1.11%) C++
15 9 (1.00%) R
16 7 (0.78%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.78%) C
16 7 (0.78%) VB6
17 5 (0.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 72 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 50 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (3.44%) Degree
5 21 (2.33%) MCSE
6 16 (1.78%) MCP
7 14 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.22%) MCITP
8 11 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.11%) MCSA
10 8 (0.89%) ISEB
11 7 (0.78%) CCNA
11 7 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.78%) MCDBA
12 6 (0.67%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.44%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.44%) MCSD
14 3 (0.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.22%) QA
2 15 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.22%) SLA
4 7 (0.78%) GDPR
4 7 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.22%) IFRS
8 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 94 (10.44%) Active Directory
2 67 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (4.78%) Hyper-V
4 33 (3.67%) vSphere
5 26 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (2.56%) XenApp
7 13 (1.44%) XenDesktop
8 12 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.22%) Docker
10 9 (1.00%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.89%) XenServer
12 6 (0.67%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.56%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.44%) UAG
15 3 (0.33%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 42 (4.67%) SCCM
2 19 (2.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 18 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
4 15 (1.67%) vRealize
5 11 (1.22%) Puppet
6 10 (1.11%) Nagios
6 10 (1.11%) SCOM
7 9 (1.00%) NetBackup
7 9 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.89%) PowerCLI
9 7 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.78%) WSUS
10 6 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.56%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.56%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.56%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (0.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 467 (51.89%) Microsoft
2 103 (11.44%) VMware
3 75 (8.33%) Oracle
4 51 (5.67%) HP
5 33 (3.67%) Citrix
6 32 (3.56%) Cisco
7 28 (3.11%) Red Hat
8 25 (2.78%) Tableau
9 19 (2.11%) SAP
10 18 (2.00%) Symantec
11 14 (1.56%) Sitecore
12 12 (1.33%) Dell
13 11 (1.22%) Google
13 11 (1.22%) SolarWinds
14 10 (1.11%) Cognos
14 10 (1.11%) Xamarin
15 8 (0.89%) NetApp
15 8 (0.89%) Sun
16 6 (0.67%) CheckPoint
16 6 (0.67%) EMC
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