Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 448 342 276
Rank change year-on-year -106 -66 -90
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 483 674 936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.71% 0.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.25% 3.23% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 505 680
England median daily rate £425 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +8.55% +1.33%
10th Percentile £282 £302 £285
90th Percentile £613 £575 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £404 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% +6.25% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 17
England median hourly rate £35.00 £39.33 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.00% -12.61% +100.00%
10th Percentile £18.15 £28.78 £19.70
90th Percentile £51.05 £50.88 £56.96
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.15 £45.00
% change year-on-year +12.36% -30.78% +62.16%

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 21,474 20,858 22,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.60% 22.04% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,093 14,419 14,940
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £318 £313 £288
90th Percentile £648 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 265 321
England median hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +14.29% +0.79%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.37 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.48 £56.29 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £31.23 £28.18
% change year-on-year +4.07% +10.82% -1.12%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018. 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 -49 234 £475 +2.70% 59
South East -7 110 £375 +7.53% 24
Midlands -29 48 £368 +13.08% 24
North of England -80 45 £375 +7.14% 42
East of England 0 28 £375 - 13
West Midlands -25 25 £375 +7.14% 11
Yorkshire -46 25 £375 +15.38% 16
East Midlands -4 23 £358 +13.49% 13
North West -34 19 £363 -4.92% 24
South West -59 17 £425 +14.25% 11
North East -10 1 £275 -15.38% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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.

1 483 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 295 (61.08%) SQL
3 182 (37.68%) .NET
4 180 (37.27%) Microsoft
5 163 (33.75%) C#
6 161 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 147 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
8 144 (29.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 131 (27.12%) Windows
10 129 (26.71%) T-SQL
11 124 (25.67%) SQL Server 2016
12 123 (25.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 112 (23.19%) Microsoft Azure
14 106 (21.95%) ETL
14 106 (21.95%) Business Intelligence
14 106 (21.95%) Finance
15 102 (21.12%) SQL Server 2014
16 90 (18.63%) MVC
17 88 (18.22%) Data Warehouse
17 88 (18.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 83 (17.18%) .NET Framework
19 81 (16.77%) WCF
20 73 (15.11%) JavaScript
21 70 (14.49%) ASP.NET
22 67 (13.87%) PowerShell
23 66 (13.66%) Team Foundation Server
24 63 (13.04%) AngularJS
25 61 (12.63%) Windows Server
26 56 (11.59%) Visual Studio
26 56 (11.59%) TDD

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 27 (5.59%) MS Exchange
2 25 (5.18%) SharePoint
3 24 (4.97%) IIS
4 16 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.86%) CMS
6 9 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.45%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.24%) Confluence
8 6 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.04%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.83%) Apache
11 3 (0.62%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.62%) Drupal
11 3 (0.62%) Kentico
12 2 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.41%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.59%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.86%) Sage 200
3 8 (1.66%) SAP APO
3 8 (1.66%) SAP MM
4 6 (1.24%) SAP MDM
5 4 (0.83%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.62%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.21%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.21%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.21%) Sage BI
8 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 112 (23.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.93%) Office 365
4 15 (3.11%) PaaS
5 12 (2.48%) IaaS
6 9 (1.86%) Azure Data Factory
7 8 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.24%) npm
9 3 (0.62%) SaaS
10 2 (0.41%) Akamai
10 2 (0.41%) Cloudflare
10 2 (0.41%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.41%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.73%) DHCP
1 18 (3.73%) DNS
2 13 (2.69%) VPN
3 12 (2.48%) HTTP
4 11 (2.28%) Firewall
5 10 (2.07%) SAN
6 7 (1.45%) LAN
7 6 (1.24%) DMZ
7 6 (1.24%) Skype
8 4 (0.83%) PuTTY
8 4 (0.83%) VLAN
8 4 (0.83%) WinSCP
9 3 (0.62%) Internet
9 3 (0.62%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.62%) VoIP
10 2 (0.41%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.41%) Intranet
10 2 (0.41%) MPLS
10 2 (0.41%) SMS
10 2 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 483 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 161 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 144 (29.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 124 (25.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 123 (25.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 102 (21.12%) SQL Server 2014
7 88 (18.22%) Data Warehouse
7 88 (18.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 50 (10.35%) Relational Database
9 40 (8.28%) Power BI
9 40 (8.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 30 (6.21%) Oracle Database
11 28 (5.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 22 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
13 21 (4.35%) RDBMS
14 20 (4.14%) MySQL
15 19 (3.93%) OLAP
15 19 (3.93%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (3.73%) Azure SQL Database
16 18 (3.73%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 66 (13.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 56 (11.59%) Visual Studio
3 24 (4.97%) Jenkins
4 23 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
5 17 (3.52%) JIRA
6 16 (3.31%) TeamCity
7 15 (3.11%) Selenium
7 15 (3.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 14 (2.90%) Git (software)
9 13 (2.69%) SpecFlow
10 10 (2.07%) Toad
11 8 (1.66%) NUnit
11 8 (1.66%) Subversion
11 8 (1.66%) webpack
12 7 (1.45%) Jasmine
13 6 (1.24%) HP UFT
13 6 (1.24%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (1.24%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (1.04%) Eclipse
General
1 106 (21.95%) Finance
2 26 (5.38%) Banking
3 21 (4.35%) Front Office
4 14 (2.90%) Advertising
4 14 (2.90%) Financial Institution
4 14 (2.90%) Retail
5 7 (1.45%) Law
6 6 (1.24%) Back Office
6 6 (1.24%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.24%) Legal
7 5 (1.04%) Local Government
7 5 (1.04%) Marketing
8 4 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.62%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.41%) Billing
10 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 280 (57.97%) Developer
2 87 (18.01%) SQL Developer
3 82 (16.98%) .NET Developer
4 57 (11.80%) C# Developer
4 57 (11.80%) DBA
5 54 (11.18%) SQL DBA
6 52 (10.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 47 (9.73%) Analyst
7 47 (9.73%) Senior Developer
8 32 (6.63%) Senior .NET Developer
9 29 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
10 28 (5.80%) SSIS Developer
11 24 (4.97%) SQL Server DBA
11 24 (4.97%) WPF Developer
12 19 (3.93%) Full Stack Developer
13 18 (3.73%) Consultant
14 17 (3.52%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 17 (3.52%) SQL BI Developer
15 16 (3.31%) Data Analyst
15 16 (3.31%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (37.68%) .NET
2 83 (17.18%) .NET Framework
3 81 (16.77%) WCF
4 70 (14.49%) ASP.NET
5 63 (13.04%) AngularJS
6 54 (11.18%) HTML
7 53 (10.97%) ASP.NET Web API
7 53 (10.97%) CSS
8 49 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 47 (9.73%) WPF
10 45 (9.32%) Entity Framework
10 45 (9.32%) jQuery
11 42 (8.70%) Web Services
12 28 (5.80%) LINQ
13 27 (5.59%) JSON
14 26 (5.38%) HTML5
15 24 (4.97%) .NET Core
15 24 (4.97%) React
16 20 (4.14%) XML
17 19 (3.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.80%) Clustering
2 24 (4.97%) Data Centre
2 24 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.73%) Hedge funds
6 13 (2.69%) Fixed Income
7 11 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.28%) User Experience
8 10 (2.07%) Reinsurance
9 9 (1.86%) Replication
10 8 (1.66%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.66%) Fintech
10 8 (1.66%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.45%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.24%) Equities
12 6 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (1.04%) Market Risk
13 5 (1.04%) PKI
14 4 (0.83%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 131 (27.12%) Windows
2 61 (12.63%) Windows Server
3 54 (11.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (6.00%) Linux
6 18 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (3.31%) Windows 7
8 14 (2.90%) Windows 10
9 10 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.24%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (1.04%) Android
11 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.04%) Unix
11 5 (1.04%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.83%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.62%) HPUX
13 3 (0.62%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.21%) CentOS
15 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (21.95%) Business Intelligence
2 106 (21.95%) ETL
3 90 (18.63%) MVC
4 56 (11.59%) TDD
5 49 (10.14%) Data Modelling
6 44 (9.11%) Scrum
6 44 (9.11%) SDLC
7 38 (7.87%) DevOps
7 38 (7.87%) Migration
8 37 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (7.66%) MVVM
9 34 (7.04%) Unit Testing
10 33 (6.83%) Test Automation
11 32 (6.63%) Kimball Methodology
11 32 (6.63%) Multithreading
12 31 (6.42%) Performance Tuning
13 30 (6.21%) Web Development
14 29 (6.00%) ETL Development
14 29 (6.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 295 (61.08%) SQL
2 163 (33.75%) C#
3 129 (26.71%) T-SQL
4 73 (15.11%) JavaScript
5 67 (13.87%) PowerShell
6 21 (4.35%) TypeScript
7 18 (3.73%) Java
8 17 (3.52%) VBA
9 14 (2.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 12 (2.48%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.07%) Python
12 8 (1.66%) C
13 7 (1.45%) VB
14 6 (1.24%) F#
15 5 (1.04%) VBScript
16 4 (0.83%) Apple Swift
16 4 (0.83%) C++
16 4 (0.83%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.83%) Scala
17 3 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (8.07%) Security Cleared
2 38 (7.87%) Degree
3 26 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.86%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.66%) Master's Degree
7 7 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.04%) MCSA
9 4 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.83%) CCNA
9 4 (0.83%) ISEB
9 4 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.83%) MCSE
10 3 (0.62%) MCTS
10 3 (0.62%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.62%) PMP
10 3 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.55%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.07%) QA
3 8 (1.66%) GDPR
4 5 (1.04%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.21%) EMIR
5 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 50 (10.35%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.18%) vSphere
4 19 (3.93%) XenApp
5 18 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.48%) Docker
7 8 (1.66%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.83%) HDFS
8 4 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.62%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.41%) NFS
11 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (5.59%) SCCM
2 21 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 14 (2.90%) SCOM
4 10 (2.07%) HP ALM
5 8 (1.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.04%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.04%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.83%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.83%) Oozie
8 4 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.62%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.62%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.41%) vRealize
10 2 (0.41%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 180 (37.27%) Microsoft
2 51 (10.56%) VMware
3 50 (10.35%) Oracle
4 31 (6.42%) Citrix
5 29 (6.00%) HP
6 24 (4.97%) Tableau
7 18 (3.73%) SAP
8 12 (2.48%) Informatica
9 11 (2.28%) NetApp
10 10 (2.07%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.07%) Telerik
11 9 (1.86%) Charles River
11 9 (1.86%) Sage
12 8 (1.66%) Netezza
12 8 (1.66%) RedGate
12 8 (1.66%) Teradata
13 7 (1.45%) Workday
14 6 (1.24%) Huawei
14 6 (1.24%) Trend Micro
14 6 (1.24%) webMethods