Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 464 408 317
Rank change year-on-year -56 -91 -48
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 331 551 746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.58% 0.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.97% 2.56% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 401 539
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £294 £305
90th Percentile £575 £576 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 10
England median hourly rate £22.83 £21.50 £39.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.19% -45.33% -12.61%
10th Percentile £21.42 £17.35 £28.78
90th Percentile £24.25 £53.20 £50.88
UK median hourly rate £22.83 £21.50 £31.15
% change year-on-year +6.19% -30.98% -30.00%

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 16,839 21,564 20,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.79% 22.81% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,630 15,199 14,003
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £308
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 212 256
England median hourly rate £33.79 £32.99 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +8.16% +7.02%
10th Percentile £13.12 £14.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £64.63 £56.03 £53.13
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +1.69%

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 23 October 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
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 October 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 -31 149 £463 -2.63% 51
South East +25 93 £401 +6.93% 29
North of England +7 29 £468 +24.67% 31
Midlands +16 23 £365 -2.67% 27
South West -4 23 £440 +25.71% 10
Yorkshire +15 14 £468 +24.67% 12
North West +14 14 £375 +4.17% 16
East Midlands +12 13 £350 -6.67% 14
East of England +6 11 £400 +6.67% 8
West Midlands +14 10 £370 - 13
North East +15 1 £350 +27.27% 3
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 331 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 240 (72.51%) SQL
3 161 (48.64%) Microsoft
4 126 (38.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 116 (35.05%) SQL Server 2016
6 111 (33.53%) Business Intelligence
7 108 (32.63%) Windows
8 102 (30.82%) T-SQL
9 100 (30.21%) .NET
10 96 (29.00%) C#
11 95 (28.70%) Data Warehouse
12 94 (28.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 94 (28.40%) Azure
13 86 (25.98%) ETL
14 81 (24.47%) Finance
15 79 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
15 79 (23.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 78 (23.56%) SQL Server 2014
17 68 (20.54%) Windows Server 2012
18 63 (19.03%) Power Platform
19 61 (18.43%) Power BI
20 59 (17.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 58 (17.52%) Windows Server
22 56 (16.92%) Oracle
23 53 (16.01%) Active Directory
24 49 (14.80%) Office 365
25 48 (14.50%) PowerShell
26 46 (13.90%) JavaScript
26 46 (13.90%) Migration
27 41 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008

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 35 (10.57%) SharePoint
2 33 (9.97%) IIS
3 24 (7.25%) MS Exchange
4 15 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (4.53%) Skype for Business
5 14 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (3.63%) Confluence
7 11 (3.32%) Apache
8 10 (3.02%) K2 blackpearl
9 7 (2.11%) Apache Spark
9 7 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.51%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.91%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (7.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.51%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.51%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.30%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 94 (28.40%) Azure
2 63 (19.03%) Power Platform
3 49 (14.80%) Office 365
4 20 (6.04%) AWS
5 12 (3.63%) Azure Data Factory
6 10 (3.02%) GCP
7 9 (2.72%) IaaS
8 7 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (2.11%) npm
9 6 (1.81%) PaaS
10 5 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.51%) Lucidchart
11 4 (1.21%) Azure Functions
11 4 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.21%) Mimecast
11 4 (1.21%) Serverless
12 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Flow
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.30%) GitHub
13 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.74%) DNS
2 14 (4.23%) VoIP
3 13 (3.93%) DHCP
3 13 (3.93%) Firewall
3 13 (3.93%) SAN
4 11 (3.32%) HTTP
4 11 (3.32%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.02%) LAN
5 10 (3.02%) WAN
6 7 (2.11%) NAS
7 6 (1.81%) PBX
7 6 (1.81%) VPN
8 5 (1.51%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (1.51%) Internet
8 5 (1.51%) MPLS
8 5 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (1.51%) Skype
9 4 (1.21%) SMTP
9 4 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.91%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 331 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 126 (38.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 116 (35.05%) SQL Server 2016
4 95 (28.70%) Data Warehouse
5 94 (28.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 79 (23.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 78 (23.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 61 (18.43%) Power BI
9 59 (17.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 28 (8.46%) Relational Database
11 26 (7.85%) SQL Server 2017
12 20 (6.04%) NoSQL
13 19 (5.74%) OLAP
13 19 (5.74%) SQL Server 2005
14 18 (5.44%) Big Data
15 17 (5.14%) Azure SQL Database
15 17 (5.14%) QlikView
16 14 (4.23%) Oracle Database
17 13 (3.93%) RDBMS
18 12 (3.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (10.27%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.74%) JIRA
3 13 (3.93%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (3.02%) Selenium
6 9 (2.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (2.42%) gulp
7 8 (2.42%) SpecFlow
8 7 (2.11%) jspm
9 6 (1.81%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.81%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.81%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.51%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.51%) Moq
10 5 (1.51%) NUnit
10 5 (1.51%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.91%) Fiddler
11 3 (0.91%) Hudson
11 3 (0.91%) Sourcetree
11 3 (0.91%) WinDbg
General
1 81 (24.47%) Finance
2 23 (6.95%) Banking
3 16 (4.83%) Retail
4 11 (3.32%) Back Office
4 11 (3.32%) Public Sector
5 7 (2.11%) Front Office
5 7 (2.11%) Legal
6 5 (1.51%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.21%) German Language
7 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.91%) Advertising
8 3 (0.91%) French Language
8 3 (0.91%) Law
8 3 (0.91%) Local Government
9 2 (0.60%) Automotive
9 2 (0.60%) Billing
9 2 (0.60%) Marketing
9 2 (0.60%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (45.32%) Developer
2 70 (21.15%) SQL Developer
3 46 (13.90%) DBA
4 36 (10.88%) SQL DBA
5 30 (9.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 29 (8.76%) SSIS Developer
7 23 (6.95%) ETL Developer
8 21 (6.34%) Support Engineer
9 20 (6.04%) Administrator
9 20 (6.04%) C# Developer
9 20 (6.04%) SQL Server Developer
10 19 (5.74%) Consultant
10 19 (5.74%) Senior Developer
10 19 (5.74%) SQL Server DBA
11 16 (4.83%) Database Developer
12 15 (4.53%) SQL Database Developer
13 14 (4.23%) .NET Developer
13 14 (4.23%) Power BI Developer
14 12 (3.63%) Analyst
14 12 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (30.21%) .NET
2 35 (10.57%) ASP.NET
3 34 (10.27%) .NET Framework
3 34 (10.27%) HTML
4 29 (8.76%) AngularJS
5 28 (8.46%) ASP.NET Web API
6 24 (7.25%) CSS
7 22 (6.65%) jQuery
8 18 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (4.83%) Web Services
10 15 (4.53%) .NET Core
11 14 (4.23%) Entity Framework
11 14 (4.23%) JSON
11 14 (4.23%) MDX
12 12 (3.63%) HTML5
12 12 (3.63%) RESTful
13 11 (3.32%) REST
13 11 (3.32%) WCF
14 10 (3.02%) React
15 9 (2.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.04%) Clustering
3 18 (5.44%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.02%) PKI
5 9 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.42%) Reinsurance
7 7 (2.11%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.81%) Equities
8 6 (1.81%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.51%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.51%) iPhone
9 5 (1.51%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.51%) Replication
10 4 (1.21%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.91%) Handset
11 3 (0.91%) NHS
11 3 (0.91%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.60%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 108 (32.63%) Windows
2 68 (20.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 58 (17.52%) Windows Server
4 41 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (7.25%) Linux
6 18 (5.44%) Windows 10
7 12 (3.63%) Windows 7
8 10 (3.02%) Android
8 10 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.11%) Unix
10 3 (0.91%) CentOS
10 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (33.53%) Business Intelligence
2 86 (25.98%) ETL
3 79 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (13.90%) Migration
5 40 (12.08%) Data Modelling
6 33 (9.97%) MVC
7 31 (9.37%) Performance Tuning
7 31 (9.37%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (7.25%) Workflow
9 23 (6.95%) Scrum
10 22 (6.65%) High Availability
11 20 (6.04%) Change Management
11 20 (6.04%) CRM
11 20 (6.04%) ITIL
12 19 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (5.44%) Analytics
13 18 (5.44%) TDD
14 17 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 17 (5.14%) Kimball Methodology
15 16 (4.83%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 240 (72.51%) SQL
2 102 (30.82%) T-SQL
3 96 (29.00%) C#
4 48 (14.50%) PowerShell
5 46 (13.90%) JavaScript
6 20 (6.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 16 (4.83%) Python
7 16 (4.83%) VB.NET
7 16 (4.83%) VBA
8 15 (4.53%) VB
9 11 (3.32%) PL/SQL
10 10 (3.02%) Java
10 10 (3.02%) PHP
10 10 (3.02%) TypeScript
11 9 (2.72%) VB6
12 7 (2.11%) VBScript
13 6 (1.81%) R
14 5 (1.51%) C
15 3 (0.91%) C++
15 3 (0.91%) F#
Qualifications
1 26 (7.85%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.65%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.83%) Degree
3 16 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.32%) MCSE
5 7 (2.11%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.11%) MCSA
6 6 (1.81%) CFA
7 4 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.91%) CCNP
8 3 (0.91%) CCSP
8 3 (0.91%) CCVP
8 3 (0.91%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.91%) ISEB
8 3 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.60%) MCP
10 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.11%) QA
1 7 (2.11%) SLA
2 6 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.21%) IFRS
5 2 (0.60%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 53 (16.01%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.53%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.72%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (2.72%) vSphere
5 8 (2.42%) Docker
6 5 (1.51%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.91%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (5.44%) SCCM
2 14 (4.23%) SCOM
3 11 (3.32%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (2.42%) MIIS
5 7 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.81%) Control-M
7 5 (1.51%) Data Guard
7 5 (1.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (1.51%) WSUS
8 4 (1.21%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.21%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 4 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (1.21%) Puppet
8 4 (1.21%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.91%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.30%) Ansible
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 161 (48.64%) Microsoft
2 56 (16.92%) Oracle
3 34 (10.27%) VMware
4 22 (6.65%) Tableau
5 15 (4.53%) Cisco
6 14 (4.23%) Citrix
7 13 (3.93%) HP
8 9 (2.72%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.42%) Google
9 8 (2.42%) SAP
10 7 (2.11%) Atlassian
10 7 (2.11%) Databricks
10 7 (2.11%) EMC
11 5 (1.51%) Adobe
11 5 (1.51%) Cognos
11 5 (1.51%) Nintex
11 5 (1.51%) Remedy
11 5 (1.51%) TOWER Software
12 4 (1.21%) Meraki
12 4 (1.21%) Ubiquiti