Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 452 337 261
Rank change year-on-year -115 -76 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 411 668 835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.73% 0.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.20% 3.20% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 496 601
England median daily rate £428 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.64% +7.14% +2.67%
10th Percentile £300 £294 £250
90th Percentile £675 £541 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 13
England median hourly rate £28.92 £44.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.02% -1.11% +143.24%
10th Percentile £22.52 £28.75 £17.50
90th Percentile £36.17 £62.00 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £22.83 £44.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -48.70% +11.25% +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 18,650 20,851 19,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.40% 22.67% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,925 14,633 12,829
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 219 239
England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.27 £14.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £58.31 £54.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +4.48% +11.67% +5.26%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 -82 201 £475 - 11
South East -49 73 £408 +8.67% 11
Midlands 0 51 £438 +25.00% 9
North of England +8 49 £355 +1.43% 14
East Midlands +23 33 £400 +21.21% 8
North West +25 26 £360 - 5
South West -22 21 £375 +7.14% 2
West Midlands -11 18 £485 +36.14% 1
Yorkshire 0 15 £325 -5.80% 9
East of England -26 12 £475 +26.67% 2
North East +33 8 £350 +39.30%
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 411 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 287 (69.83%) SQL
3 179 (43.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 175 (42.58%) Microsoft
5 162 (39.42%) C#
6 150 (36.50%) .NET
7 140 (34.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 137 (33.33%) T-SQL
9 131 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
10 129 (31.39%) Business Intelligence
11 127 (30.90%) SQL Server 2016
12 118 (28.71%) Windows
13 110 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
14 104 (25.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 101 (24.57%) ETL
16 100 (24.33%) Data Warehouse
17 89 (21.65%) SQL Server 2014
18 84 (20.44%) Power Platform
18 84 (20.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 82 (19.95%) Power BI
20 73 (17.76%) Team Foundation Server
21 71 (17.27%) Finance
22 68 (16.55%) SQL Server 2005
23 67 (16.30%) Performance Tuning
24 66 (16.06%) Windows Server
24 66 (16.06%) Oracle
25 59 (14.36%) JavaScript
26 55 (13.38%) Active Directory
26 55 (13.38%) SharePoint
27 54 (13.14%) 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 55 (13.38%) SharePoint
2 37 (9.00%) MS Exchange
3 22 (5.35%) Apache
4 21 (5.11%) IIS
5 20 (4.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (2.92%) Confluence
7 12 (2.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.70%) Skype for Business
10 6 (1.46%) Apache Spark
10 6 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.46%) NServiceBus
11 5 (1.22%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.73%) K2 blackpearl
14 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
14 2 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (8.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.73%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.97%) Revive Adserver
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 110 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (20.44%) Power Platform
3 44 (10.71%) Office 365
4 36 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (5.35%) Azure Data Factory
6 15 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (2.68%) PaaS
7 11 (2.68%) SaaS
8 8 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (1.70%) IaaS
10 5 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.22%) Lucidchart
11 4 (0.97%) Force.com
11 4 (0.97%) Veeva
12 2 (0.49%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Flow
12 2 (0.49%) npm
12 2 (0.49%) Serverless
13 1 (0.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.24%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.06%) SAN
2 15 (3.65%) DNS
2 15 (3.65%) Firewall
3 12 (2.92%) DHCP
4 6 (1.46%) HTTP
4 6 (1.46%) NAS
4 6 (1.46%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.22%) VoIP
6 4 (0.97%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (0.97%) LAN
6 4 (0.97%) MPLS
6 4 (0.97%) WAN
7 3 (0.73%) Network Security
8 2 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.49%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.49%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.49%) PBX
8 2 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 411 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 179 (43.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 140 (34.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 127 (30.90%) SQL Server 2016
5 104 (25.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 100 (24.33%) Data Warehouse
7 89 (21.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 84 (20.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 82 (19.95%) Power BI
10 68 (16.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 40 (9.73%) SQL Server 2017
12 36 (8.76%) Relational Database
13 24 (5.84%) OLAP
14 23 (5.60%) MySQL
15 21 (5.11%) Azure SQL Database
15 21 (5.11%) RDBMS
16 20 (4.87%) Oracle Database
17 19 (4.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 18 (4.38%) Star Schema
19 16 (3.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 73 (17.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (9.98%) Jenkins
3 36 (8.76%) Git (software)
4 31 (7.54%) Visual Studio
5 18 (4.38%) JIRA
6 14 (3.41%) Selenium
7 13 (3.16%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (2.19%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (1.22%) Subversion
10 5 (1.22%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.97%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.73%) Hudson
12 3 (0.73%) MbUnit
12 3 (0.73%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.73%) MSTest
12 3 (0.73%) NUnit
13 2 (0.49%) Gradle
13 2 (0.49%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.49%) WinDbg
General
1 71 (17.27%) Finance
2 32 (7.79%) Front Office
3 22 (5.35%) Banking
4 19 (4.62%) Retail
5 15 (3.65%) Law
6 8 (1.95%) Back Office
6 8 (1.95%) Legal
7 7 (1.70%) Local Government
8 6 (1.46%) Marketing
9 5 (1.22%) Advertising
9 5 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.97%) Publishing
11 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.49%) Billing
12 2 (0.49%) French Language
12 2 (0.49%) German Language
12 2 (0.49%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 233 (56.69%) Developer
2 94 (22.87%) SQL Developer
3 69 (16.79%) DBA
4 62 (15.09%) SQL DBA
5 52 (12.65%) C# Developer
6 38 (9.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 33 (8.03%) .NET Developer
7 33 (8.03%) Senior Developer
7 33 (8.03%) SQL Server DBA
8 31 (7.54%) Administrator
8 31 (7.54%) C# WPF Developer
8 31 (7.54%) WPF Developer
9 25 (6.08%) ETL Developer
10 21 (5.11%) SQL Server Developer
11 20 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (4.62%) Angular Developer
12 19 (4.62%) SSIS Developer
13 16 (3.89%) C# WCF Developer
13 16 (3.89%) Database Developer
13 16 (3.89%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (36.50%) .NET
2 53 (12.90%) .NET Framework
3 52 (12.65%) ASP.NET
4 51 (12.41%) AngularJS
5 49 (11.92%) WCF
6 39 (9.49%) WPF
7 38 (9.25%) HTML
8 35 (8.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 35 (8.52%) CSS
9 31 (7.54%) MDX
10 28 (6.81%) jQuery
11 23 (5.60%) Web Services
12 22 (5.35%) .NET Core
12 22 (5.35%) XML
13 21 (5.11%) HTML5
14 19 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (4.62%) CSS3
14 19 (4.62%) RESTful
15 18 (4.38%) D3.js
16 16 (3.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.52%) Fixed Income
2 31 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.54%) Derivative
2 31 (7.54%) OTC Derivatives
3 26 (6.33%) Clustering
4 24 (5.84%) Replication
5 21 (5.11%) Data Centre
6 18 (4.38%) Hedge funds
6 18 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (4.14%) Management Information System
8 14 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (2.92%) Private Cloud
10 11 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.95%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.95%) Reinsurance
12 7 (1.70%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.70%) NHS
12 7 (1.70%) Robotics
13 6 (1.46%) EPoS
13 6 (1.46%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 118 (28.71%) Windows
2 66 (16.06%) Windows Server
3 36 (8.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (6.57%) Linux
6 11 (2.68%) Unix
7 10 (2.43%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.70%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.46%) Solaris
10 5 (1.22%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.97%) Android
11 4 (0.97%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.24%) Fedora
13 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (31.39%) Business Intelligence
3 101 (24.57%) ETL
4 67 (16.30%) Performance Tuning
5 53 (12.90%) Migration
6 48 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (10.46%) MVC
8 40 (9.73%) SOLID
9 39 (9.49%) Asset Management
10 37 (9.00%) Dependency Injection
11 34 (8.27%) High Availability
12 33 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (7.54%) Dimensional Modelling
13 31 (7.54%) Portfolio Management
13 31 (7.54%) Web Development
14 29 (7.06%) Data Modelling
14 29 (7.06%) MVVM
15 27 (6.57%) Data Migration
16 25 (6.08%) Data Analysis
16 25 (6.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 287 (69.83%) SQL
2 162 (39.42%) C#
3 137 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 59 (14.36%) JavaScript
5 54 (13.14%) PowerShell
6 29 (7.06%) VBA
7 21 (5.11%) PL/SQL
8 19 (4.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 18 (4.38%) VB
10 15 (3.65%) Python
11 11 (2.68%) Java
11 11 (2.68%) TypeScript
12 9 (2.19%) VB6
13 8 (1.95%) PHP
14 7 (1.70%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.22%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.22%) VBScript
16 4 (0.97%) R
17 3 (0.73%) C
17 3 (0.73%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
1 24 (5.84%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.35%) Degree
3 20 (4.87%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.92%) MCSE
5 11 (2.68%) MCITP
6 9 (2.19%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.46%) Master's Degree
8 6 (1.46%) MCSA
9 4 (0.97%) CCSP
9 4 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.97%) MCDBA
10 3 (0.73%) CFA
10 3 (0.73%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.49%) CCNA
11 2 (0.49%) CCNP
11 2 (0.49%) CCVP
11 2 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.95%) Data Quality
1 8 (1.95%) QA
1 8 (1.95%) SLA
2 7 (1.70%) IFRS
3 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.49%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) GDPR
System Software
1 55 (13.38%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (3.16%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.92%) Shibboleth
5 12 (2.92%) VMware NSX
6 9 (2.19%) vSphere
7 6 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 27 (6.57%) SCCM
2 22 (5.35%) SCOM
3 15 (3.65%) Microsoft Clustering
3 15 (3.65%) Single Sign-On
3 15 (3.65%) WSUS
4 5 (1.22%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.49%) Control-M
6 2 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.49%) vMotion
7 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.24%) Nessus
7 1 (0.24%) Puppet
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 175 (42.58%) Microsoft
2 66 (16.06%) Oracle
3 44 (10.71%) VMware
4 33 (8.03%) Telerik
5 16 (3.89%) Tableau
6 13 (3.16%) Cisco
7 12 (2.92%) Citrix
7 12 (2.92%) Sony
7 12 (2.92%) Teradata
8 10 (2.43%) SAP
9 9 (2.19%) Informatica
10 7 (1.70%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.70%) Netezza
11 6 (1.46%) Databricks
11 6 (1.46%) EMC
12 5 (1.22%) Cognos
12 5 (1.22%) Dell
12 5 (1.22%) NetApp
12 5 (1.22%) Remedy
12 5 (1.22%) Salesforce.com