Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 April 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 325 291 235
Rank change year-on-year -34 -56 -32
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 324 337 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.70% 0.83% 1.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.86% 3.38% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 248 367
London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £311 £311 £281
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £423 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £125.00 -
England median hourly rate £31.25 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -21.88% +100.00% -12.40%

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 London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 11,318 9,979 10,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.52% 24.69% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,553 7,193 7,715
London median daily rate £513 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.67% +2.11% +7.95%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £313
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 40 70
London median hourly rate £28.50 £34.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.39% +32.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £19.05 £16.53 £16.71
90th Percentile £44.92 £47.63 £99.10
England median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% +5.77% -13.33%

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SQL Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2012 in London

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in London

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in London over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in London

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in London

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 19 April 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
Central London -24 106 £500 +17.65% 15
South London -45 12 £363 -3.33% 5
East London +1 9 £525 +75.00%
West London -42 4 £208 -46.45% 8
SQL Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 324 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 207 (63.89%) SQL
3 167 (51.54%) C#
4 160 (49.38%) .NET
5 133 (41.05%) Finance
6 132 (40.74%) SQL Server 2016
7 120 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
8 118 (36.42%) SQL Server 2014
9 104 (32.10%) Microsoft
9 104 (32.10%) Microsoft Azure
10 87 (26.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 86 (26.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 84 (25.93%) T-SQL
13 83 (25.62%) TDD
14 78 (24.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 72 (22.22%) WCF
16 64 (19.75%) Business Intelligence
17 63 (19.44%) WPF
18 60 (18.52%) MVVM
19 57 (17.59%) HTML
19 57 (17.59%) CSS
19 57 (17.59%) Windows
20 55 (16.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 54 (16.67%) Multithreading
21 54 (16.67%) AngularJS
22 53 (16.36%) Greenfield Project
23 51 (15.74%) SOA
24 49 (15.12%) Data Warehouse
25 46 (14.20%) ETL
26 45 (13.89%) OO

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 19 (5.86%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (4.94%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.32%) IIS
4 8 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.54%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.23%) CMS
7 4 (1.23%) Confluence
7 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.62%) Apache
9 2 (0.62%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.31%) Drupal
10 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.31%) JBoss
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 34 (10.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.62%) SPSS
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.23%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.62%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.31%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.31%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 104 (32.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.54%) Office 365
3 5 (1.54%) PaaS
3 5 (1.54%) SaaS
4 2 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.62%) IaaS
4 2 (0.62%) npm
5 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.47%) Firewall
2 5 (1.54%) DHCP
2 5 (1.54%) DNS
2 5 (1.54%) Internet
2 5 (1.54%) SAN
2 5 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.23%) LAN
3 4 (1.23%) WAN
4 2 (0.62%) H.323
4 2 (0.62%) HTTP
4 2 (0.62%) ISDN
4 2 (0.62%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.62%) PABX
4 2 (0.62%) SMS
4 2 (0.62%) VoIP
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.31%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.31%) Network Security
5 1 (0.31%) Skype
5 1 (0.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 132 (40.74%) SQL Server 2016
3 118 (36.42%) SQL Server 2014
4 87 (26.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 86 (26.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 78 (24.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 55 (16.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 49 (15.12%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (11.42%) Relational Database
10 29 (8.95%) Power BI
11 26 (8.02%) SQL Server 2005
12 15 (4.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 15 (4.63%) OLAP
13 11 (3.40%) Oracle Database
14 10 (3.09%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (3.09%) PowerPivot
15 8 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (2.47%) PerformancePoint
16 7 (2.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 43 (13.27%) NUnit
2 33 (10.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (8.02%) Visual Studio
4 25 (7.72%) MSTest
5 19 (5.86%) Moq
6 16 (4.94%) Git (software)
6 16 (4.94%) Octopus Deploy
7 15 (4.63%) Jasmine
8 14 (4.32%) Selenium
8 14 (4.32%) TeamCity
9 12 (3.70%) Jenkins
9 12 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (2.16%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.85%) gulp
11 6 (1.85%) webpack
12 5 (1.54%) Grunt
13 4 (1.23%) git-flow
13 4 (1.23%) JIRA
13 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 133 (41.05%) Finance
2 20 (6.17%) Banking
3 16 (4.94%) Retail
4 13 (4.01%) Front Office
5 10 (3.09%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.16%) Legal
7 5 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.54%) Law
8 4 (1.23%) Back Office
9 3 (0.93%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 236 (72.84%) Developer
2 79 (24.38%) C# Developer
2 79 (24.38%) SQL Developer
3 55 (16.98%) .NET Developer
4 50 (15.43%) WPF Developer
5 48 (14.81%) Senior Developer
6 43 (13.27%) C# WPF Developer
7 36 (11.11%) DBA
8 33 (10.19%) SQL DBA
9 30 (9.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 26 (8.02%) Senior .NET Developer
11 25 (7.72%) SSIS Developer
12 21 (6.48%) C# .NET Developer
13 18 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
14 17 (5.25%) SQL BI Developer
14 17 (5.25%) SSAS Developer
15 16 (4.94%) Administrator
15 16 (4.94%) SQL Server DBA
16 14 (4.32%) Full Stack Developer
17 12 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (49.38%) .NET
2 72 (22.22%) WCF
3 63 (19.44%) WPF
4 57 (17.59%) CSS
4 57 (17.59%) HTML
5 54 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 44 (13.58%) ASP.NET
7 42 (12.96%) Task Parallel Library
8 36 (11.11%) .NET Framework
9 34 (10.49%) Web Services
10 32 (9.88%) jQuery
11 27 (8.33%) JSON
12 25 (7.72%) REST
13 24 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
14 23 (7.10%) Ajax
15 22 (6.79%) ASP.NET Web API
15 22 (6.79%) MDX
16 21 (6.48%) Aurelia
17 17 (5.25%) Entity Framework
18 16 (4.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (16.36%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (5.25%) Fintech
3 16 (4.94%) Equities
4 14 (4.32%) Fixed Income
5 13 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.40%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.47%) Clustering
7 8 (2.47%) Credit Risk
7 8 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.16%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.85%) User Experience
10 5 (1.54%) Derivative
10 5 (1.54%) OTC Derivatives
11 3 (0.93%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.93%) NHS
11 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.62%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (17.59%) Windows
2 25 (7.72%) Windows Server
3 24 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (5.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (3.09%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.47%) Linux
7 6 (1.85%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.93%) Android
10 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.93%) CentOS
10 3 (0.93%) Nucleus RTOS
11 2 (0.62%) VMS
11 2 (0.62%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.31%) AIX
12 1 (0.31%) Solaris
12 1 (0.31%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (25.62%) TDD
3 64 (19.75%) Business Intelligence
4 60 (18.52%) MVVM
5 54 (16.67%) Multithreading
6 51 (15.74%) SOA
7 46 (14.20%) ETL
8 45 (13.89%) MVC
8 45 (13.89%) OO
9 41 (12.65%) Waterfall
10 38 (11.73%) Mathematics
11 35 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (10.80%) DevOps
11 35 (10.80%) OOA/OOD
12 34 (10.49%) SDLC
13 31 (9.57%) Scrum
14 28 (8.64%) Performance Tuning
14 28 (8.64%) Unit Testing
15 26 (8.02%) Kimball Methodology
15 26 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 207 (63.89%) SQL
2 167 (51.54%) C#
3 84 (25.93%) T-SQL
4 37 (11.42%) TypeScript
5 34 (10.49%) PowerShell
6 32 (9.88%) JavaScript
7 19 (5.86%) VBA
8 15 (4.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 9 (2.78%) C
10 7 (2.16%) Python
10 7 (2.16%) R
11 4 (1.23%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.23%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.23%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.93%) C++
12 3 (0.93%) Perl
12 3 (0.93%) VBScript
12 3 (0.93%) XPath
13 2 (0.62%) Java
13 2 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (12.35%) Degree
2 20 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.93%) MCITP
6 3 (0.93%) MCSE
7 2 (0.62%) CCNA
7 2 (0.62%) MCSA
7 2 (0.62%) MCTS
7 2 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.31%) CLAS
8 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) MCP
8 1 (0.31%) OCA
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.47%) SLA
2 4 (1.23%) QA
3 3 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (5.56%) Docker
2 17 (5.25%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.85%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (1.85%) XenApp
4 4 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.62%) vSphere
7 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (1.85%) SCCM
2 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (0.93%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.62%) Nagios
4 2 (0.62%) Puppet
4 2 (0.62%) SCOM
4 2 (0.62%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (0.62%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.31%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 104 (32.10%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.95%) Tableau
3 23 (7.10%) Oracle
4 17 (5.25%) VMware
5 11 (3.40%) Telerik
6 9 (2.78%) Charles River
7 8 (2.47%) Cognos
8 7 (2.16%) Citrix
9 6 (1.85%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.85%) Cisco
9 6 (1.85%) RedGate
10 4 (1.23%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.23%) Capita
10 4 (1.23%) HP
10 4 (1.23%) iManage
10 4 (1.23%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.23%) SimCorp
10 4 (1.23%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.93%) CommVault
11 3 (0.93%) IBM