The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 67 61 68
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 4 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.54% 1.08% 0.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.76% 3.92% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Median daily rate £500 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £355
% change year-on-year -7.14% -1.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -36.47% +73.46%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 84 204 189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 11.37% 27.53% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 102 109
Median daily rate £425 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +1.93% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +1.53%  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Milton Keynes

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in Milton Keynes

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (37.50%) ITSM
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (37.50%) Retail
4 3 (37.50%) OVSD
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (37.50%) Service Management
4 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (37.50%) MCSA
4 3 (37.50%) MCDBA
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) MCP
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (25.00%) SSDT
5 1 (12.50%) MySQL
5 1 (12.50%) Power BI
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Moq
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Data Modeller
2 2 (25.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
1 3 (37.50%) ITSM
1 3 (37.50%) Service Management
1 3 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Data Security
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCDBA
1 3 (37.50%) MCP
1 3 (37.50%) MCSA
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) OVSD
2 1 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) HP
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp