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 3 months to 29 March 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
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 218 170
Rank change year-on-year -26 -48  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 168 243 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.86% 1.08% 1.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.43% 4.47% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 184 216
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -6.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £125.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -36.47% +157.57%  

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 London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 4903 5431 5120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 25.06% 24.20% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3554 3905 3551
Median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 36 40
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +88.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £18.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 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
City of London -21 34 £430 +1.17% 14
Barnet - 2 £400 -
Canary Wharf -5 1 £425 -11.45%
Hackney - 1 £325 -
Lewisham - 1 £300 -
West End of London - 1 £163 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £375 - 1
Twickenham - 1 £425 -
SQL Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 333 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 232 (69.67%) SQL
3 190 (57.06%) Microsoft
4 152 (45.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 127 (38.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 122 (36.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 116 (34.83%) C#
8 115 (34.53%) .NET
9 110 (33.03%) Business Intelligence
10 103 (30.93%) Data Warehouse
11 99 (29.73%) T-SQL
12 96 (28.83%) Windows
13 90 (27.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 84 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
15 78 (23.42%) Finance
16 77 (23.12%) SQL Server 2014
17 71 (21.32%) ETL
18 65 (19.52%) Microsoft Azure
19 55 (16.52%) MS Excel
20 53 (15.92%) JavaScript
21 51 (15.32%) Windows Server
22 49 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
23 48 (14.41%) HTML
24 47 (14.11%) PowerShell
24 47 (14.11%) Windows Server 2012
25 46 (13.81%) TDD
25 46 (13.81%) ASP.NET
26 44 (13.21%) .NET Framework
27 39 (11.71%) Visual Studio
28 38 (11.41%) MVC

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 31 (9.31%) IIS
1 31 (9.31%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 18 (5.41%) MS Exchange
4 13 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.80%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.20%) CMS
8 4 (1.20%) SAS
8 4 (1.20%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.90%) Apache
9 3 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.90%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.60%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.30%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.30%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 55 (16.52%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.60%) MS Office
3 3 (0.90%) MS Project
4 2 (0.60%) SPSS
5 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (4.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.80%) FastStats
3 5 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.50%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.20%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.30%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.30%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.30%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 65 (19.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.01%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (5.71%) IaaS
4 14 (4.20%) PaaS
5 10 (3.00%) Data Lake Analytics
6 9 (2.70%) Office 365
7 4 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.60%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.30%) GitHub
9 1 (0.30%) SaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.80%) Firewall
2 14 (4.20%) DNS
3 9 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (2.40%) SAN
4 8 (2.40%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.40%) VPN
5 7 (2.10%) Internet
6 6 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (1.80%) DHCP
6 6 (1.80%) LAN
6 6 (1.80%) WAN
7 5 (1.50%) VoIP
8 4 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.90%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.90%) Intranet
9 3 (0.90%) MPLS
9 3 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.90%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.60%) Extranet
10 2 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 152 (45.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 127 (38.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 122 (36.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 103 (30.93%) Data Warehouse
6 90 (27.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 77 (23.12%) SQL Server 2014
8 34 (10.21%) SQL Server 2016
9 31 (9.31%) Power BI
10 24 (7.21%) OLAP
11 23 (6.91%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (6.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 17 (5.11%) NoSQL
13 17 (5.11%) Relational Database
14 15 (4.50%) Azure SQL Database
14 15 (4.50%) QlikView
15 12 (3.60%) OLAP Cube
16 10 (3.00%) Data Lake
16 10 (3.00%) SSDT
17 9 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 49 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (11.71%) Visual Studio
3 25 (7.51%) NUnit
4 15 (4.50%) TeamCity
5 14 (4.20%) MSTest
6 13 (3.90%) SpecFlow
7 11 (3.30%) Selenium
8 9 (2.70%) Git (software)
9 7 (2.10%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (2.10%) Subversion
10 6 (1.80%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.90%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.60%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.60%) JIRA
12 2 (0.60%) Moq
12 2 (0.60%) MSI
12 2 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.60%) WiX
13 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
General
1 78 (23.42%) Finance
2 30 (9.01%) Banking
3 14 (4.20%) Back Office
4 12 (3.60%) Retail
5 11 (3.30%) Advertising
6 10 (3.00%) Law
6 10 (3.00%) Legal
7 9 (2.70%) Front Office
7 9 (2.70%) Marketing
8 8 (2.40%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.50%) Games
10 4 (1.20%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.60%) German Language
11 2 (0.60%) Local Government
12 1 (0.30%) Publishing
12 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 186 (55.86%) Developer
2 61 (18.32%) SQL Developer
3 48 (14.41%) C# Developer
4 47 (14.11%) .NET Developer
5 37 (11.11%) DBA
6 36 (10.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 32 (9.61%) Analyst
7 32 (9.61%) SQL DBA
7 32 (9.61%) SSIS Developer
8 27 (8.11%) SQL Server Developer
9 26 (7.81%) Architect
10 25 (7.51%) C# .NET Developer
11 22 (6.61%) Senior Developer
12 19 (5.71%) SQL Analyst
12 19 (5.71%) SQL Server DBA
13 17 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (4.80%) Consultant
15 15 (4.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 15 (4.50%) ETL Developer
16 14 (4.20%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (34.53%) .NET
2 48 (14.41%) HTML
3 46 (13.81%) ASP.NET
4 44 (13.21%) .NET Framework
5 35 (10.51%) WCF
6 33 (9.91%) CSS
6 33 (9.91%) Entity Framework
7 25 (7.51%) MDX
8 24 (7.21%) jQuery
9 22 (6.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (6.31%) RESTful
11 20 (6.01%) AngularJS
12 19 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (5.71%) XML
13 18 (5.41%) HTML5
13 18 (5.41%) Web Services
14 14 (4.20%) WPF
15 11 (3.30%) Ajax
16 10 (3.00%) REST
17 9 (2.70%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.01%) Clustering
2 15 (4.50%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.20%) Replication
4 13 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.90%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.70%) NHS
6 6 (1.80%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.50%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.90%) Derivative
9 3 (0.90%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.90%) Equities
9 3 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.60%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.60%) PKI
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 96 (28.83%) Windows
2 51 (15.32%) Windows Server
3 47 (14.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (5.11%) Linux
6 11 (3.30%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.10%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.80%) CentOS
8 6 (1.80%) Unix
9 5 (1.50%) Android
9 5 (1.50%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.90%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.90%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (33.03%) Business Intelligence
2 84 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (21.32%) ETL
4 46 (13.81%) TDD
5 38 (11.41%) MVC
6 33 (9.91%) Data Modelling
6 33 (9.91%) Scrum
7 27 (8.11%) Migration
8 25 (7.51%) Analytics
8 25 (7.51%) Kimball Methodology
9 24 (7.21%) SOA
10 22 (6.61%) Unit Testing
11 21 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (6.31%) DevOps
11 21 (6.31%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (6.01%) ITIL
13 19 (5.71%) Configuration Management
13 19 (5.71%) OO
14 18 (5.41%) Multithreading
15 17 (5.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 232 (69.67%) SQL
2 116 (34.83%) C#
3 99 (29.73%) T-SQL
4 53 (15.92%) JavaScript
5 47 (14.11%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.00%) Python
7 8 (2.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 7 (2.10%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.50%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.50%) Java
10 3 (0.90%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.90%) VB
11 2 (0.60%) R
11 2 (0.60%) VBScript
12 1 (0.30%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.30%) F#
12 1 (0.30%) PHP
12 1 (0.30%) Ruby
12 1 (0.30%) Scala
12 1 (0.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (6.31%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.71%) Degree
2 19 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.70%) MCSE
5 8 (2.40%) MCP
5 8 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.50%) CCNA
6 5 (1.50%) MCITP
7 4 (1.20%) MCSD
8 3 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.90%) MCSA
8 3 (0.90%) MCTS
9 2 (0.60%) CCA
9 2 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.30%) ISEB
10 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.11%) QA
2 5 (1.50%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.50%) SLA
3 3 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 33 (9.91%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.11%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.80%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.70%) XenApp
6 5 (1.50%) Docker
7 4 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.90%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.60%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.60%) UAG
9 2 (0.60%) vSphere
10 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (5.11%) SCCM
2 10 (3.00%) Nagios
3 8 (2.40%) Puppet
4 7 (2.10%) Failover Clustering
4 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (2.10%) PowerCLI
5 6 (1.80%) SCOM
5 6 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (1.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (1.20%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.90%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.90%) WSUS
9 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (0.60%) Galera Cluster
10 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.30%) SCSM
10 1 (0.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 190 (57.06%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.81%) VMware
3 20 (6.01%) Tableau
4 16 (4.80%) HP
5 15 (4.50%) Cisco
6 14 (4.20%) Oracle
6 14 (4.20%) Symantec
7 11 (3.30%) Citrix
7 11 (3.30%) SolarWinds
8 7 (2.10%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.80%) IBM
9 6 (1.80%) Lumension
9 6 (1.80%) SAP
9 6 (1.80%) Splunk
10 5 (1.50%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.20%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.20%) NetApp
11 4 (1.20%) Telerik
12 3 (0.90%) Infragistics
12 3 (0.90%) Teradata
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