The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 April 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 59 60
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 5 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.86% 0.13% 1.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.50% 1.09% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Median daily rate £325 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 - £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 - £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -32.14% -13.84%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 111 92 161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 19.17% 12.22% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 44 89
Median daily rate £380 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £348 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £29.50 - £14.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.84% -  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Hertfordshire

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Hatfield - 1 £303 - 1
SQL Server 2012
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (46.67%) Entity Framework
3 7 (46.67%) HTML
3 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
3 7 (46.67%) CSS
3 7 (46.67%) XSLT
3 7 (46.67%) XML
3 7 (46.67%) MVC
3 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
3 7 (46.67%) WCF
3 7 (46.67%) LINQ
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 6 (40.00%) TDD
5 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 5 (33.33%) Dapper ORM
5 5 (33.33%) BDD
5 5 (33.33%) REST
5 5 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (33.33%) SOLID
5 5 (33.33%) Code Coverage
5 5 (33.33%) Refactoring
5 5 (33.33%) NHibernate
5 5 (33.33%) ADO.NET
5 5 (33.33%) XSL
5 5 (33.33%) OOP

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 5 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (6.67%) DTS
5 1 (6.67%) MS Access
5 1 (6.67%) Power BI
5 1 (6.67%) QlikView
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (26.67%) FxCop
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
1 4 (26.67%) Moq
1 4 (26.67%) ReSharper
1 4 (26.67%) StyleCop
2 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (40.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Access Developer
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (13.33%) C# WCF Developer
6 2 (13.33%) WCF Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Angular Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Business Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (6.67%) DBA
7 1 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Production DBA
7 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
1 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
2 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
2 7 (46.67%) CSS
2 7 (46.67%) Entity Framework
2 7 (46.67%) HTML
2 7 (46.67%) LINQ
2 7 (46.67%) WCF
2 7 (46.67%) XML
2 7 (46.67%) XSLT
3 5 (33.33%) ADO.NET
3 5 (33.33%) Dapper ORM
3 5 (33.33%) NHibernate
3 5 (33.33%) REST
3 5 (33.33%) SOAP
3 5 (33.33%) XSL
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (26.67%) AutoMapper
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Contactless
1 4 (26.67%) EMV
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) MVC
3 6 (40.00%) Scrum
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
4 5 (33.33%) BDD
4 5 (33.33%) Code Coverage
4 5 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (33.33%) OO
4 5 (33.33%) OOP
4 5 (33.33%) Refactoring
4 5 (33.33%) SOLID
5 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
6 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
6 1 (6.67%) ETL
6 1 (6.67%) Front End Development
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
6 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) VBScript
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.67%) VMware