Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 341 273 187
Rank change year-on-year -68 -86 +49
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 684 940 1424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.97% 1.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.26% 4.28% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 690 1097
England median daily rate £413 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.20% +1.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £273
90th Percentile £575 £500 £538
UK median daily rate £409 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +7.66% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 19
England median hourly rate £31.15 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.78% +100.00% -40.00%
10th Percentile £27.95 £19.70 £11.85
90th Percentile £50.75 £56.96 £41.25
UK median hourly rate £30.58 £45.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year -32.06% +62.16% -26.00%

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 20955 21940 24263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.09% 22.55% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14517 14699 16156
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 319 384
England median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.39% +0.79% +12.24%
10th Percentile £14.34 £11.20 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.41 £48.15 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +11.54% -1.75% +14.00%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -40 310 £469 +10.29% 38
South East -39 123 £349 -12.81% 15
North of England -12 107 £350 -2.78% 12
Midlands -7 63 £325 -10.03% 9
Yorkshire -9 61 £325 -13.33% 4
South West -55 51 £372 +6.29% 4
North West -1 36 £381 +8.16% 7
East of England -16 35 £375 +10.29% 7
West Midlands -7 34 £350 - 2
East Midlands +5 29 £315 -13.10% 7
North East +51 10 £325 -1.52% 1
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 684 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 414 (60.53%) SQL
3 297 (43.42%) .NET
4 272 (39.77%) C#
5 256 (37.43%) Microsoft
6 249 (36.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 218 (31.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 200 (29.24%) T-SQL
8 200 (29.24%) Windows
9 188 (27.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 162 (23.68%) SQL Server 2016
11 159 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
12 158 (23.10%) Business Intelligence
13 156 (22.81%) SQL Server 2014
14 150 (21.93%) Finance
15 139 (20.32%) Microsoft Azure
16 133 (19.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 132 (19.30%) MVC
18 122 (17.84%) Data Warehouse
19 121 (17.69%) ASP.NET
20 119 (17.40%) Windows Server
21 114 (16.67%) HTML
22 113 (16.52%) CSS
23 109 (15.94%) AngularJS
24 104 (15.20%) ETL
25 100 (14.62%) Web Services
26 97 (14.18%) .NET Framework
27 91 (13.30%) TDD
27 91 (13.30%) Migration
28 87 (12.72%) SQL Server 2005

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 53 (7.75%) IIS
2 45 (6.58%) SharePoint
3 38 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 25 (3.65%) CMS
5 24 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
5 24 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 18 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (2.49%) Sitecore CMS
8 16 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (2.19%) Skype for Business
10 14 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (1.90%) Apache Spark
12 11 (1.61%) Apache
12 11 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.73%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 3 (0.44%) NServiceBus
17 3 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.58%) SPSS
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.44%) Stata
5 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) InDesign
6 1 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.15%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.15%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 13 (1.90%) Unit4 Business World
2 11 (1.61%) SimCorp Dimension
3 10 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.88%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.29%) Endur
6 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle TCA
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.15%) FRx
7 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.15%) Relativity
7 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 139 (20.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (4.39%) Office 365
4 12 (1.75%) Google Analytics
5 8 (1.17%) IaaS
6 7 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.02%) PaaS
7 5 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.44%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.44%) Yammer
10 2 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.29%) GitHub
10 2 (0.29%) SaaS
11 1 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.15%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.15%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.85%) SAN
2 26 (3.80%) Firewall
3 24 (3.51%) DNS
4 19 (2.78%) PuTTY
4 19 (2.78%) WinSCP
5 18 (2.63%) LAN
6 17 (2.49%) TCP/IP
7 16 (2.34%) DHCP
7 16 (2.34%) NAS
8 14 (2.05%) WAN
9 12 (1.75%) Skype
10 10 (1.46%) VLAN
11 9 (1.32%) VPN
12 8 (1.17%) LDAP
12 8 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (1.02%) FTP
13 7 (1.02%) Internet
13 7 (1.02%) Intranet
14 6 (0.88%) SSL
14 6 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 684 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 249 (36.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 218 (31.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 188 (27.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 162 (23.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 156 (22.81%) SQL Server 2014
7 133 (19.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 122 (17.84%) Data Warehouse
9 87 (12.72%) SQL Server 2005
10 49 (7.16%) Power BI
11 46 (6.73%) Relational Database
12 43 (6.29%) OLAP
13 38 (5.56%) Oracle Database
14 29 (4.24%) Oracle Database 10g
14 29 (4.24%) Oracle Database 11g
15 23 (3.36%) Hadoop
15 23 (3.36%) OLAP Cube
16 22 (3.22%) Big Data
17 20 (2.92%) NoSQL
18 19 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 85 (12.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 69 (10.09%) Visual Studio
3 45 (6.58%) NUnit
4 30 (4.39%) MSTest
4 30 (4.39%) Selenium
5 29 (4.24%) Moq
6 25 (3.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 24 (3.51%) Git (software)
8 20 (2.92%) Ant
8 20 (2.92%) SpecFlow
9 19 (2.78%) Eclipse
9 19 (2.78%) HP UFT
9 19 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
9 19 (2.78%) ReSharper
9 19 (2.78%) SoapUI
9 19 (2.78%) TestNG
10 16 (2.34%) Jenkins
11 15 (2.19%) LoadRunner
11 15 (2.19%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 150 (21.93%) Finance
2 40 (5.85%) Banking
3 22 (3.22%) Retail
4 21 (3.07%) Marketing
5 19 (2.78%) Front Office
6 16 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.17%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.17%) Publishing
9 7 (1.02%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.88%) Legal
11 5 (0.73%) Local Government
12 4 (0.58%) Advertising
13 3 (0.44%) Back Office
13 3 (0.44%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.44%) Electronics
14 2 (0.29%) Law
15 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 396 (57.89%) Developer
2 167 (24.42%) SQL Developer
3 130 (19.01%) .NET Developer
4 124 (18.13%) C# Developer
5 70 (10.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 70 (10.23%) DBA
6 61 (8.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 61 (8.92%) SQL DBA
7 58 (8.48%) SQL Server Developer
8 56 (8.19%) Senior Developer
9 53 (7.75%) SSIS Developer
10 47 (6.87%) Analyst
11 45 (6.58%) Architect
12 32 (4.68%) Senior .NET Developer
13 30 (4.39%) WPF Developer
14 29 (4.24%) SQL BI Developer
14 29 (4.24%) SQL Server DBA
15 27 (3.95%) Lead Developer
16 26 (3.80%) Administrator
16 26 (3.80%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (43.42%) .NET
2 121 (17.69%) ASP.NET
3 114 (16.67%) HTML
4 113 (16.52%) CSS
5 109 (15.94%) AngularJS
6 100 (14.62%) Web Services
7 97 (14.18%) .NET Framework
8 86 (12.57%) WCF
9 63 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 61 (8.92%) ASP.NET Web API
11 52 (7.60%) jQuery
12 51 (7.46%) Ajax
13 45 (6.58%) RESTful
14 44 (6.43%) WPF
15 43 (6.29%) MDX
16 38 (5.56%) Entity Framework
17 34 (4.97%) HTML5
18 32 (4.68%) LINQ
19 30 (4.39%) KnockoutJS
20 24 (3.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.97%) Clustering
2 34 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (4.09%) Fixed Income
4 24 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.51%) Replication
5 18 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 13 (1.90%) Credit Risk
7 12 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.75%) Equities
7 12 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.32%) Fintech
9 7 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.88%) Market Risk
10 6 (0.88%) PKI
10 6 (0.88%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.58%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.58%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.58%) OTC Derivatives
11 4 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 200 (29.24%) Windows
2 119 (17.40%) Windows Server
3 85 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (7.16%) Linux
5 45 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (2.63%) Windows 7
7 18 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (2.05%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.32%) Solaris
10 8 (1.17%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.17%) Unix
10 8 (1.17%) Windows Vista
11 7 (1.02%) Android
11 7 (1.02%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.88%) VMS
13 5 (0.73%) HPUX
14 4 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.44%) CentOS
16 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (23.10%) Business Intelligence
3 132 (19.30%) MVC
4 104 (15.20%) ETL
5 91 (13.30%) Migration
5 91 (13.30%) TDD
6 66 (9.65%) MVVM
7 49 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (7.16%) Performance Tuning
7 49 (7.16%) SOA
8 45 (6.58%) Scrum
9 43 (6.29%) Test Automation
10 41 (5.99%) Kimball Methodology
11 39 (5.70%) E-Commerce
12 36 (5.26%) DevOps
13 34 (4.97%) Data Migration
14 32 (4.68%) Asset Management
14 32 (4.68%) Data Modelling
14 32 (4.68%) ITIL
14 32 (4.68%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 414 (60.53%) SQL
2 272 (39.77%) C#
3 200 (29.24%) T-SQL
4 86 (12.57%) PowerShell
5 70 (10.23%) JavaScript
6 48 (7.02%) Java
7 27 (3.95%) VB.NET
8 25 (3.65%) TypeScript
9 19 (2.78%) F#
10 14 (2.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 13 (1.90%) Scala
12 11 (1.61%) Python
13 10 (1.46%) PHP
13 10 (1.46%) R
13 10 (1.46%) VB
13 10 (1.46%) VBA
14 9 (1.32%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.02%) C
16 6 (0.88%) Perl
16 6 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 51 (7.46%) Degree
3 42 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 27 (3.95%) MCSE
6 26 (3.80%) MCITP
7 12 (1.75%) ISEB
8 11 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
8 11 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (1.32%) CCNA
9 9 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.17%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.88%) MCTS
12 5 (0.73%) CFA
12 5 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.58%) CCSP
13 4 (0.58%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.58%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.34%) Data Quality
2 12 (1.75%) SLA
3 9 (1.32%) QA
4 6 (0.88%) COBIT
5 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.29%) PMO
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 67 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.12%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.22%) vSphere
5 17 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.19%) XenApp
7 12 (1.75%) HDFS
8 11 (1.61%) Apache Flume
9 7 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.88%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.73%) Docker
12 4 (0.58%) UAG
12 4 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.44%) Samba
13 3 (0.44%) Squid
14 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.29%) Xen
14 2 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (5.41%) SCCM
2 21 (3.07%) SCOM
3 15 (2.19%) Microsoft Clustering
4 14 (2.05%) SCOrch
5 11 (1.61%) Oozie
6 5 (0.73%) Nagios
6 5 (0.73%) SCSM
6 5 (0.73%) vMotion
7 4 (0.58%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.58%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.58%) vRealize
8 3 (0.44%) Webmin
8 3 (0.44%) Xymon
9 2 (0.29%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 256 (37.43%) Microsoft
2 76 (11.11%) VMware
3 66 (9.65%) Oracle
4 49 (7.16%) HP
5 46 (6.73%) Citrix
6 34 (4.97%) Sitecore
7 27 (3.95%) Tableau
8 25 (3.65%) RedGate
9 24 (3.51%) Red Hat
10 23 (3.36%) Cisco
11 20 (2.92%) Google
12 14 (2.05%) Software AG
12 14 (2.05%) webMethods
13 12 (1.75%) Charles River
13 12 (1.75%) Cloudera
13 12 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.61%) NetApp
14 11 (1.61%) SimCorp
15 9 (1.32%) 3PAR
16 8 (1.17%) IBM