Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 353 252 223
Rank change year-on-year -101 -29 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 598 904 1,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 1.03% 1.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.96% 4.61% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 680 863
England median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £278 £250 £275
90th Percentile £571 £494 £544
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 12
England median hourly rate £30.58 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.56% +166.67% -55.56%
10th Percentile £25.63 £17.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.38 £62.32 £44.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year - +88.24% -37.04%

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 20,196 19,622 22,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.84% 22.40% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,227 13,226 15,345
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £278
90th Percentile £635 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 254 372
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.95 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.90% -5.21% -0.47%
10th Percentile £15.25 £9.25 £11.53
90th Percentile £58.00 £47.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £34.25 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +29.25% -3.64% -

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -83 280 £475 +11.76% 76
South East -38 105 £338 -15.63% 28
North of England -27 87 £325 -9.72% 31
Midlands -39 65 £320 +11.30% 26
Yorkshire -26 53 £325 -9.72% 7
West Midlands -8 38 £350 -4.76% 13
East of England -21 36 £326 -5.43% 22
South West -57 34 £350 +6.06% 27
East Midlands -28 26 £315 +27.27% 13
North West -33 25 £338 -3.57% 21
North East +42 9 £251 -37.19% 3
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 598 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 365 (61.04%) SQL
3 251 (41.97%) .NET
4 232 (38.80%) C#
5 225 (37.63%) Microsoft
6 197 (32.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 196 (32.78%) SQL Server 2016
8 193 (32.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 170 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
9 170 (28.43%) SQL Server 2014
10 158 (26.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 152 (25.42%) T-SQL
12 150 (25.08%) Windows
13 133 (22.24%) Microsoft Azure
14 130 (21.74%) Finance
15 124 (20.74%) Business Intelligence
16 105 (17.56%) HTML
17 104 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 103 (17.22%) CSS
19 102 (17.06%) TDD
20 100 (16.72%) MVC
21 99 (16.56%) ASP.NET
22 94 (15.72%) AngularJS
23 93 (15.55%) Windows Server
23 93 (15.55%) ETL
24 87 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
25 84 (14.05%) .NET Framework
26 77 (12.88%) WCF
27 76 (12.71%) Windows Server 2012
28 75 (12.54%) JavaScript

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 32 (5.35%) SharePoint
2 31 (5.18%) IIS
3 24 (4.01%) MS Exchange
4 20 (3.34%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (2.34%) CMS
7 13 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (1.84%) Apache
9 10 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.51%) Skype for Business
11 8 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (1.17%) Confluence
12 7 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (1.00%) Apache Spark
13 6 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.84%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.50%) SAS
16 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 32 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.84%) SPSS
5 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.17%) InDesign
7 1 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.17%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.17%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 11 (1.84%) SimCorp Dimension
2 9 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.00%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.17%) Demantra
5 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.17%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.17%) Relativity
5 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.17%) SnowdropKCS
5 1 (0.17%) Summit
5 1 (0.17%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 133 (22.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.51%) Office 365
4 7 (1.17%) IaaS
4 7 (1.17%) PaaS
5 5 (0.84%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.33%) SaaS
9 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.17%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.17%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.34%) Firewall
1 20 (3.34%) WinSCP
2 19 (3.18%) SAN
3 18 (3.01%) PuTTY
4 14 (2.34%) DNS
4 14 (2.34%) TCP/IP
5 12 (2.01%) LAN
6 11 (1.84%) WAN
7 10 (1.67%) VLAN
8 9 (1.51%) DHCP
9 8 (1.34%) FTP
9 8 (1.34%) NAS
9 8 (1.34%) Skype
10 5 (0.84%) NetScaler
10 5 (0.84%) VPN
11 4 (0.67%) Internet
12 3 (0.50%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.50%) SMTP
13 2 (0.33%) Network Security
13 2 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 598 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 197 (32.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 196 (32.78%) SQL Server 2016
4 193 (32.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 170 (28.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 158 (26.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 104 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 87 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
9 62 (10.37%) Relational Database
10 52 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 50 (8.36%) Power BI
12 40 (6.69%) Oracle Database
13 28 (4.68%) Oracle Database 11g
14 25 (4.18%) Oracle Database 10g
15 23 (3.85%) OLAP
16 22 (3.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 20 (3.34%) Oracle Reports
18 14 (2.34%) Big Data
18 14 (2.34%) Hadoop
19 13 (2.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 59 (9.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 57 (9.53%) Visual Studio
3 41 (6.86%) NUnit
4 34 (5.69%) Selenium
5 30 (5.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 25 (4.18%) MSTest
7 21 (3.51%) Moq
8 20 (3.34%) Git (software)
9 18 (3.01%) Ant
9 18 (3.01%) Eclipse
9 18 (3.01%) Jenkins
9 18 (3.01%) Oracle APEX
9 18 (3.01%) SpecFlow
9 18 (3.01%) TestNG
10 17 (2.84%) HP UFT
10 17 (2.84%) SoapUI
11 16 (2.68%) TeamCity
12 15 (2.51%) Jasmine
13 12 (2.01%) LoadRunner
14 11 (1.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 130 (21.74%) Finance
2 23 (3.85%) Banking
3 18 (3.01%) Retail
4 10 (1.67%) Front Office
5 9 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.34%) Publishing
7 7 (1.17%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.17%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.17%) Law
7 7 (1.17%) Legal
8 6 (1.00%) Back Office
9 4 (0.67%) Marketing
9 4 (0.67%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.50%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Electronics
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 358 (59.87%) Developer
2 130 (21.74%) SQL Developer
3 98 (16.39%) .NET Developer
4 96 (16.05%) C# Developer
5 73 (12.21%) DBA
6 67 (11.20%) SQL DBA
7 56 (9.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 51 (8.53%) Senior Developer
9 44 (7.36%) SSIS Developer
10 43 (7.19%) WPF Developer
11 40 (6.69%) Analyst
12 38 (6.35%) C# .NET Developer
13 37 (6.19%) SQL Server Developer
14 36 (6.02%) C# WPF Developer
15 30 (5.02%) Senior .NET Developer
16 27 (4.52%) Administrator
16 27 (4.52%) SQL Server DBA
16 27 (4.52%) SSAS Developer
17 26 (4.35%) Database Developer
18 25 (4.18%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (41.97%) .NET
2 105 (17.56%) HTML
3 103 (17.22%) CSS
4 99 (16.56%) ASP.NET
5 94 (15.72%) AngularJS
6 84 (14.05%) .NET Framework
7 77 (12.88%) WCF
8 73 (12.21%) Web Services
9 54 (9.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 53 (8.86%) ASP.NET Web API
11 51 (8.53%) WPF
12 43 (7.19%) jQuery
13 41 (6.86%) RESTful
14 34 (5.69%) Task Parallel Library
15 32 (5.35%) HTML5
16 29 (4.85%) Ajax
17 28 (4.68%) MDX
18 24 (4.01%) Aurelia
19 23 (3.85%) CSS3
19 23 (3.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.86%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.85%) Clustering
4 17 (2.84%) Fintech
5 16 (2.68%) Replication
6 13 (2.17%) Equities
7 12 (2.01%) Fixed Income
8 11 (1.84%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.51%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.34%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.34%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.34%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.17%) Credit Risk
12 6 (1.00%) PKI
13 4 (0.67%) Life Science
13 4 (0.67%) NHS
13 4 (0.67%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.50%) Smartcard
14 3 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 150 (25.08%) Windows
2 93 (15.55%) Windows Server
3 76 (12.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (7.69%) Linux
6 25 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (3.18%) Windows 7
8 18 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (2.51%) Windows 10
10 14 (2.34%) Unix
11 7 (1.17%) HPUX
12 6 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.00%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.84%) Android
13 5 (0.84%) CentOS
13 5 (0.84%) Solaris
13 5 (0.84%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.50%) Nucleus RTOS
15 2 (0.33%) VMS
16 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (20.74%) Business Intelligence
3 102 (17.06%) TDD
4 100 (16.72%) MVC
5 93 (15.55%) ETL
6 64 (10.70%) MVVM
7 62 (10.37%) Migration
8 60 (10.03%) SOA
9 59 (9.87%) Performance Tuning
9 59 (9.87%) Scrum
10 49 (8.19%) Test Automation
11 48 (8.03%) DevOps
12 47 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (7.02%) Unit Testing
14 40 (6.69%) Web Development
15 38 (6.35%) Waterfall
16 37 (6.19%) OO
17 36 (6.02%) Mathematics
18 35 (5.85%) Multithreading
19 34 (5.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 365 (61.04%) SQL
2 232 (38.80%) C#
3 152 (25.42%) T-SQL
4 75 (12.54%) JavaScript
5 47 (7.86%) PowerShell
6 40 (6.69%) Java
7 33 (5.52%) TypeScript
8 20 (3.34%) VB.NET
9 17 (2.84%) F#
10 15 (2.51%) VBA
11 13 (2.17%) Python
12 12 (2.01%) VB
13 9 (1.51%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 7 (1.17%) C++
15 7 (1.17%) Perl
15 7 (1.17%) PHP
15 7 (1.17%) R
15 7 (1.17%) Scala
16 5 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (9.70%) Security Cleared
2 47 (7.86%) Degree
3 38 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 25 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.17%) MCITP
6 11 (1.84%) MCSE
7 9 (1.51%) ISEB
8 8 (1.34%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (1.17%) CCNA
9 7 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.84%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.84%) MCSA
11 4 (0.67%) CCSP
11 4 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.50%) MCTS
13 2 (0.33%) CCNP
13 2 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.17%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 11 (1.84%) SLA
3 5 (0.84%) QA
4 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.33%) GDPR
5 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (7.36%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.51%) vSphere
4 19 (3.18%) XenApp
5 14 (2.34%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.17%) Docker
8 5 (0.84%) HDFS
9 4 (0.67%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.50%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.33%) Xen
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.17%) UAG
12 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (3.85%) SCCM
2 11 (1.84%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (1.51%) SCOM
4 6 (1.00%) Puppet
5 5 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.67%) Oozie
7 3 (0.50%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.33%) Ansible
8 2 (0.33%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.33%) Nagios
8 2 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.33%) Terraform
8 2 (0.33%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.17%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 225 (37.63%) Microsoft
2 73 (12.21%) Oracle
3 68 (11.37%) VMware
4 30 (5.02%) Tableau
5 29 (4.85%) HP
6 27 (4.52%) Citrix
7 22 (3.68%) Red Hat
8 16 (2.68%) Software AG
8 16 (2.68%) webMethods
9 15 (2.51%) Google
10 12 (2.01%) Sitecore
11 11 (1.84%) Charles River
11 11 (1.84%) RedGate
11 11 (1.84%) SimCorp
12 10 (1.67%) SAP
13 8 (1.34%) Capita
13 8 (1.34%) Cisco
13 8 (1.34%) IBM
14 5 (0.84%) Adobe
14 5 (0.84%) EMC