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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 289 282 164
Rank change year-on-year -7 -118  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 350 420 755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.81% 0.85% 1.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.61% 3.89% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 289 578
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year - +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Median hourly rate £47.50 £28.05 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.37% -16.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +31.94% +5.88%  

SQL Server 2012 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 9689 10804 11890
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.40% 21.79% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6398 7400 7873
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 180 173
Median hourly rate £31.00 £31.14 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +19.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.67 £15.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SQL Server 2012 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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
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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -16 154 £451 +0.11% 35
South East -10 50 £345 -10.96% 16
North West +42 34 £360 +29.61% 13
South West -5 34 £355 +1.42% 14
Yorkshire +31 24 £325 -7.14% 12
West Midlands +6 20 £338 -3.57% 5
East of England -6 15 £375 -6.25% 11
East Midlands +5 14 £280 -25.33% 2
North East +52 5 £310 - 1
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 794 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 505 (63.60%) SQL
3 375 (47.23%) Microsoft
4 331 (41.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 307 (38.66%) .NET
6 286 (36.02%) Windows
7 281 (35.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 271 (34.13%) C#
9 234 (29.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 212 (26.70%) T-SQL
11 183 (23.05%) Business Intelligence
12 179 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
13 171 (21.54%) SQL Server 2014
14 161 (20.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 160 (20.15%) Windows Server
16 157 (19.77%) ASP.NET
16 157 (19.77%) MVC
17 155 (19.52%) Finance
18 144 (18.14%) Microsoft Azure
18 144 (18.14%) Windows Server 2012
19 140 (17.63%) HTML
20 134 (16.88%) Data Warehouse
20 134 (16.88%) SQL Server 2005
21 133 (16.75%) CSS
22 130 (16.37%) JavaScript
23 124 (15.62%) PowerShell
24 122 (15.37%) ETL
25 111 (13.98%) Migration
26 109 (13.73%) Visual Studio
27 104 (13.10%) SQL Server 2016

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 89 (11.21%) IIS
1 89 (11.21%) SharePoint
2 50 (6.30%) MS Exchange
3 44 (5.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 33 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (3.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 18 (2.27%) CMS
8 15 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
9 13 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (1.26%) Apache
11 10 (1.26%) SAS
12 8 (1.01%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.88%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.50%) JBoss
14 4 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.50%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 44 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.38%) Stata
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.25%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 26 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.76%) Oracle 11i
3 12 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.50%) Pegasus Opera
5 4 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.50%) SystmOne
6 3 (0.38%) Demantra
6 3 (0.38%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.38%) SnowdropKCS
7 2 (0.25%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.25%) Endur
7 2 (0.25%) FastStats
7 2 (0.25%) FRx
7 2 (0.25%) Scribe Insight
8 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 144 (18.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (4.91%) Office 365
4 21 (2.64%) IaaS
5 17 (2.14%) PaaS
6 14 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (0.76%) Yammer
9 5 (0.63%) Data Lake Analytics
9 5 (0.63%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.25%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.25%) SaaS
11 1 (0.13%) CallidusCloud
11 1 (0.13%) GitHub
11 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.04%) DNS
2 39 (4.91%) Firewall
3 28 (3.53%) DHCP
3 28 (3.53%) TCP/IP
4 26 (3.27%) SAN
5 20 (2.52%) LAN
6 19 (2.39%) PuTTY
6 19 (2.39%) WinSCP
7 18 (2.27%) Intranet
8 16 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
9 13 (1.64%) Extranet
10 12 (1.51%) Internet
10 12 (1.51%) NAS
10 12 (1.51%) Wireless
11 9 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (1.13%) LDAP
12 8 (1.01%) FTP
12 8 (1.01%) WAN
13 7 (0.88%) HTTP
13 7 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 794 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 331 (41.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 281 (35.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 234 (29.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 171 (21.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 161 (20.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 134 (16.88%) Data Warehouse
7 134 (16.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 104 (13.10%) SQL Server 2016
9 51 (6.42%) Oracle Database
9 51 (6.42%) Relational Database
10 49 (6.17%) Power BI
11 37 (4.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 37 (4.66%) Oracle Database 10g
12 35 (4.41%) Oracle Reports
13 32 (4.03%) Oracle Database 11g
14 29 (3.65%) NoSQL
15 27 (3.40%) OLAP
16 25 (3.15%) DTS
17 22 (2.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 109 (13.73%) Visual Studio
2 97 (12.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (5.54%) NUnit
4 39 (4.91%) Git (software)
5 33 (4.16%) Jenkins
5 33 (4.16%) TeamCity
6 31 (3.90%) SpecFlow
7 30 (3.78%) Selenium
8 25 (3.15%) MSTest
9 21 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
10 20 (2.52%) Moq
11 19 (2.39%) HP UFT
11 19 (2.39%) Oracle APEX
12 17 (2.14%) ReSharper
13 14 (1.76%) Ant
13 14 (1.76%) SoapUI
14 13 (1.64%) Eclipse
14 13 (1.64%) TestNG
14 13 (1.64%) Toad
15 11 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 155 (19.52%) Finance
2 39 (4.91%) Banking
3 34 (4.28%) Marketing
4 31 (3.90%) Retail
5 17 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.02%) Front Office
7 13 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.64%) Legal
8 12 (1.51%) Law
9 10 (1.26%) Advertising
10 8 (1.01%) Back Office
10 8 (1.01%) Publishing
11 7 (0.88%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.76%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.63%) Local Government
14 4 (0.50%) Electronics
14 4 (0.50%) Games
15 3 (0.38%) Digital Economy
16 2 (0.25%) German Language
17 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 424 (53.40%) Developer
2 163 (20.53%) SQL Developer
3 158 (19.90%) .NET Developer
4 108 (13.60%) C# Developer
5 106 (13.35%) DBA
6 97 (12.22%) SQL DBA
7 73 (9.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 70 (8.82%) SSIS Developer
9 69 (8.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 66 (8.31%) Analyst
11 55 (6.93%) SQL Server Developer
12 44 (5.54%) ASP.NET Developer
13 40 (5.04%) Senior Developer
14 39 (4.91%) ETL Developer
15 38 (4.79%) SSRS Developer
16 37 (4.66%) Architect
17 36 (4.53%) Applications Support
18 35 (4.41%) Consultant
19 32 (4.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 32 (4.03%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (38.66%) .NET
2 157 (19.77%) ASP.NET
3 140 (17.63%) HTML
4 133 (16.75%) CSS
5 94 (11.84%) .NET Framework
6 93 (11.71%) AngularJS
7 77 (9.70%) WCF
8 76 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 76 (9.57%) jQuery
9 67 (8.44%) Web Services
10 59 (7.43%) XML
11 57 (7.18%) HTML5
12 51 (6.42%) Entity Framework
13 48 (6.05%) Ajax
14 46 (5.79%) ASP.NET Web API
15 40 (5.04%) MDX
16 34 (4.28%) REST
17 32 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 32 (4.03%) LINQ
18 30 (3.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.68%) Clustering
2 44 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.28%) Replication
4 27 (3.40%) Data Centre
5 17 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.51%) EPoS
8 10 (1.26%) Fixed Income
9 7 (0.88%) NHS
10 6 (0.76%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.76%) User Experience
11 5 (0.63%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.63%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.63%) Derivative
11 5 (0.63%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.63%) PKI
11 5 (0.63%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 286 (36.02%) Windows
2 160 (20.15%) Windows Server
3 144 (18.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 86 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (7.30%) Linux
6 49 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (3.15%) Windows 7
9 21 (2.64%) Unix
10 13 (1.64%) Windows 10
11 12 (1.51%) CentOS
12 11 (1.39%) Windows Vista
13 10 (1.26%) HPUX
13 10 (1.26%) Solaris
14 6 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.50%) Android
16 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.38%) MVS
16 3 (0.38%) VMS
17 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (23.05%) Business Intelligence
2 179 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (19.77%) MVC
4 122 (15.37%) ETL
5 111 (13.98%) Migration
6 92 (11.59%) TDD
7 80 (10.08%) ITIL
8 71 (8.94%) DevOps
9 62 (7.81%) Performance Tuning
10 56 (7.05%) Test Automation
11 55 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
12 53 (6.68%) Scrum
13 44 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
14 40 (5.04%) High Availability
14 40 (5.04%) Unit Testing
15 39 (4.91%) Data Modelling
15 39 (4.91%) Kimball Methodology
16 37 (4.66%) CRM
17 35 (4.41%) BDD
18 33 (4.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 505 (63.60%) SQL
2 271 (34.13%) C#
3 212 (26.70%) T-SQL
4 130 (16.37%) JavaScript
5 124 (15.62%) PowerShell
6 39 (4.91%) Java
7 34 (4.28%) VB.NET
8 23 (2.90%) VBScript
9 22 (2.77%) VBA
10 21 (2.64%) VB
11 19 (2.39%) F#
12 17 (2.14%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 11 (1.39%) Python
15 9 (1.13%) TypeScript
16 8 (1.01%) PHP
17 6 (0.76%) XPath
18 5 (0.63%) C++
18 5 (0.63%) VB6
19 4 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 88 (11.08%) Security Cleared
2 71 (8.94%) SC Cleared
3 63 (7.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (4.91%) Degree
5 37 (4.66%) MCSE
6 24 (3.02%) MCITP
7 23 (2.90%) DV Cleared
8 19 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (1.51%) CCNA
11 12 (1.51%) MCP
12 11 (1.39%) ISEB
13 10 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
13 10 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (1.13%) MCSA
15 8 (1.01%) Master's Degree
16 7 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.76%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.89%) QA
2 14 (1.76%) SLA
3 9 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.88%) GDPR
4 7 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.76%) COBIT
6 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.25%) IFRS
8 2 (0.25%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 87 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 62 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (7.68%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
4 27 (3.40%) vSphere
5 17 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.02%) Docker
7 11 (1.39%) XenApp
8 9 (1.13%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.88%) UAG
9 7 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.76%) Samba
10 6 (0.76%) Squid
10 6 (0.76%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.63%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.38%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (6.05%) SCCM
2 37 (4.66%) Microsoft Clustering
3 22 (2.77%) Failover Clustering
4 20 (2.52%) SCOM
5 19 (2.39%) vRealize
6 13 (1.64%) Nagios
7 8 (1.01%) PowerCLI
7 8 (1.01%) SCOrch
8 7 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.88%) Puppet
9 6 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (0.76%) Webmin
9 6 (0.76%) Xymon
10 5 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (0.63%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.50%) Perfmon
12 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 375 (47.23%) Microsoft
2 96 (12.09%) VMware
3 71 (8.94%) HP
4 67 (8.44%) Oracle
5 42 (5.29%) Citrix
6 36 (4.53%) Red Hat
7 30 (3.78%) Cisco
8 21 (2.64%) Google
8 21 (2.64%) Tableau
9 17 (2.14%) SAP
10 16 (2.02%) RedGate
10 16 (2.02%) Sitecore
11 15 (1.89%) Symantec
12 14 (1.76%) Dell
13 13 (1.64%) Sun
14 12 (1.51%) Xamarin
15 10 (1.26%) StorageTek
15 10 (1.26%) Veeam
16 8 (1.01%) Cognos
16 8 (1.01%) EMC
Exeter, Devon
Cardiff DT
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Durlston Partners
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Venturi
Rate: £15 - £23 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding of Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leicestershire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £410 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 days ago