Period
to 23 September 2021

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 23 September 2021 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
23 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 573 438 488
Rank change year-on-year -135 +50 -85
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 144 48 344
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.19% 0.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.04% 0.80% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 35 259
10th Percentile £305 £266 £300
25th Percentile £374 £360 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £410 £425
Median % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%
75th Percentile £525 £488 £495
90th Percentile £575 £504 £615
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £22.83
UK median hourly rate £10.00 - £22.83

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 13,911 5,977 17,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.64% 23.11% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,810 4,187 12,433
10th Percentile £350 £313 £325
25th Percentile £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £688 £663
UK median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 98 227
10th Percentile £13.85 £12.63 £12.58
25th Percentile £20.45 £17.47 £17.05
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.43 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.04% -21.90% +9.09%
75th Percentile £56.50 £41.50 £51.25
90th Percentile £65.50 £53.83 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +30.43% -23.33% +10.29%

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 23 September 2021.

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
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 23 September 2021. 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 -167 66 £475 +2.70% 20
North of England -64 23 £450 +12.50% 10
North West -35 19 £483 +59.37% 6
South East -81 17 £450 +7.14% 4
South West -33 15 £400 - 2
Midlands -71 13 £463 +28.47% 6
West Midlands - 9 £475 - 3
East of England - 7 £330 - 1
East Midlands -37 4 £450 +25.00% 3
North East - 3 £325 -
Yorkshire -51 1 - - 4
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2021, 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.

1 144 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 102 (70.83%) SQL
3 57 (39.58%) Microsoft
4 53 (36.81%) Windows
5 48 (33.33%) Azure
5 48 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 46 (31.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 46 (31.94%) Active Directory
7 41 (28.47%) .NET
8 39 (27.08%) Windows Server
9 38 (26.39%) SQL Server 2014
10 37 (25.69%) PowerShell
11 36 (25.00%) VMware
12 34 (23.61%) Migration
13 33 (22.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 32 (22.22%) T-SQL
14 32 (22.22%) C#
14 32 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 32 (22.22%) Windows Server 2016
15 30 (20.83%) ETL
15 30 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
16 28 (19.44%) Social Skills
17 24 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 23 (15.97%) Finance
19 21 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
19 21 (14.58%) SQL Server 2019
20 20 (13.89%) Security Cleared
20 20 (13.89%) SaaS
21 19 (13.19%) DNS
21 19 (13.19%) .NET Framework

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 15 (10.42%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.33%) IIS
2 12 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (6.25%) Skype for Business
5 7 (4.86%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (4.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.39%) Apache
8 2 (1.39%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (11.81%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.69%) IBM Planning Analytics
Cloud Services
1 48 (33.33%) Azure
2 20 (13.89%) SaaS
3 18 (12.50%) PaaS
4 17 (11.81%) Microsoft 365
5 10 (6.94%) Azure Data Factory
5 10 (6.94%) IaaS
6 5 (3.47%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (3.47%) Power Platform
7 3 (2.08%) AWS
7 3 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.08%) GCP
8 2 (1.39%) Azure Service Bus
8 2 (1.39%) Azure Service Fabric
8 2 (1.39%) GitHub
8 2 (1.39%) Snowflake
9 1 (0.69%) Azure Logic Apps
9 1 (0.69%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.19%) DNS
2 18 (12.50%) DHCP
3 14 (9.72%) VPN
4 13 (9.03%) Network Security
5 10 (6.94%) Firewall
6 9 (6.25%) Skype
6 9 (6.25%) WAN
6 9 (6.25%) Wireless
7 7 (4.86%) LAN
8 6 (4.17%) VoIP
9 5 (3.47%) SAN
10 3 (2.08%) IPv4
10 3 (2.08%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.08%) NAS
10 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.39%) Kerberos
11 2 (1.39%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 48 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 46 (31.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (26.39%) SQL Server 2014
5 33 (22.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (14.58%) SQL Server 2019
8 13 (9.03%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (8.33%) SQL Server 2017
9 12 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (7.64%) Relational Database
11 9 (6.25%) Data Lake
12 7 (4.86%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (4.17%) MySQL
13 6 (4.17%) Oracle Database
13 6 (4.17%) RDBMS
13 6 (4.17%) Spotfire
14 5 (3.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 5 (3.47%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (3.47%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 13 (9.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.08%) NUnit
3 3 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (2.08%) Subversion
3 3 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.08%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.39%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.39%) JIRA
4 2 (1.39%) Serena SBM
4 2 (1.39%) Toad
5 1 (0.69%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (19.44%) Social Skills
2 23 (15.97%) Finance
3 10 (6.94%) Banking
4 7 (4.86%) Law
4 7 (4.86%) Public Sector
5 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.78%) Automotive
8 3 (2.08%) Electronics
8 3 (2.08%) Marketing
8 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.39%) Billing
9 2 (1.39%) Front Office
9 2 (1.39%) Retail
10 1 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.69%) International Banking
10 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (36.11%) Developer
2 31 (21.53%) SQL Developer
3 25 (17.36%) .NET Developer
4 20 (13.89%) DBA
5 19 (13.19%) SQL DBA
6 13 (9.03%) Analyst
7 9 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
8 8 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.86%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.17%) Data Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) Data Integration Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 6 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
11 5 (3.47%) Data Architect
11 5 (3.47%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (28.47%) .NET
2 19 (13.19%) .NET Framework
3 14 (9.72%) LDAP
4 12 (8.33%) REST
5 10 (6.94%) ASP.NET
6 9 (6.25%) JSON
7 8 (5.56%) HTML
8 7 (4.86%) CSS
8 7 (4.86%) Velocity
8 7 (4.86%) Web Services
9 6 (4.17%) jQuery
9 6 (4.17%) Middleware
10 5 (3.47%) .NET Core
10 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (3.47%) LINQ
11 4 (2.78%) ADO.NET
11 4 (2.78%) Entity Framework
11 4 (2.78%) SOAP
11 4 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.42%) Clustering
2 10 (6.94%) NHS
3 7 (4.86%) Data Structures
4 6 (4.17%) Replication
5 4 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.08%) Legacy Applications
6 3 (2.08%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.08%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.39%) FMCG
7 2 (1.39%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 53 (36.81%) Windows
2 39 (27.08%) Windows Server
3 32 (22.22%) Windows Server 2016
4 30 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (13.19%) Windows Server 2019
6 14 (9.72%) Linux
7 7 (4.86%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.78%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.08%) Android
9 3 (2.08%) Solaris
10 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.69%) AIX
11 1 (0.69%) CentOS
11 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.61%) Migration
2 30 (20.83%) ETL
3 21 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
5 11 (7.64%) Data Migration
6 10 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.94%) DevOps
7 9 (6.25%) Computer Science
7 9 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (5.56%) Storage Management
9 7 (4.86%) Architectural Design
9 7 (4.86%) Change Management
9 7 (4.86%) Data Analysis
9 7 (4.86%) Data Cleansing
9 7 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.86%) Document Management
9 7 (4.86%) MVC
10 6 (4.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (70.83%) SQL
2 37 (25.69%) PowerShell
3 32 (22.22%) C#
3 32 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 12 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.47%) Python
6 4 (2.78%) Java
7 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (2.08%) Perl
7 3 (2.08%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.08%) Ruby
7 3 (2.08%) VB
7 3 (2.08%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.08%) VB6
7 3 (2.08%) VBA
8 2 (1.39%) R
9 1 (0.69%) Scala
9 1 (0.69%) X++
Qualifications
1 20 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 13 (9.03%) MCSE
4 13 (9.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (7.64%) CCNA
5 11 (7.64%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (7.64%) Degree
5 11 (7.64%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.39%) CCA
6 2 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.39%) MCITP
6 2 (1.39%) MCP
6 2 (1.39%) MCSA
6 2 (1.39%) MCTS
7 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.69%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) GDPR
2 2 (1.39%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.39%) QA
2 2 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.69%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.69%) GMP
3 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (31.94%) Active Directory
2 32 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.03%) vSphere
4 10 (6.94%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.86%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.17%) XenApp
7 5 (3.47%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (3.47%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (2.08%) BitLocker
9 3 (2.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.08%) NFS
9 3 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.69%) Docker
11 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (11.11%) SCCM
2 14 (9.72%) WSUS
3 12 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 11 (7.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 8 (5.56%) Control-M
6 7 (4.86%) SCOM
7 6 (4.17%) SCSM
8 3 (2.08%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.39%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (1.39%) Perfmon
9 2 (1.39%) QRadar
9 2 (1.39%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.69%) Puppet
10 1 (0.69%) Terraform
10 1 (0.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 57 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 36 (25.00%) VMware
3 13 (9.03%) Red Hat
4 10 (6.94%) Fortinet
5 9 (6.25%) Oracle
6 8 (5.56%) BMC
6 8 (5.56%) SAP
7 7 (4.86%) Databricks
8 6 (4.17%) Citrix
8 6 (4.17%) HP
8 6 (4.17%) TIBCO
9 5 (3.47%) EMC
9 5 (3.47%) Sybase
10 4 (2.78%) Dell
10 4 (2.78%) iManage
10 4 (2.78%) McAfee
11 3 (2.08%) IBM
11 3 (2.08%) Shavlik
11 3 (2.08%) Symantec
11 3 (2.08%) Zscaler