The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
England / South East
Rank 164 212 162
Rank change year-on-year +48 -50  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 77 56 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 0.61% 1.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.85% 3.03% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 38 87
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £279 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -4.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £30.50 - £24.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 - £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 - £30.90
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 the South East with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1587 1847 1699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 20.21% 20.08% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 1197 1029
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 31
Median hourly rate £18.00 £38.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.63% +4.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.62 £54.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the South East

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the South East

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the South East

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the South East

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Hampshire +23 29 £390 +16.41% 3
Berkshire +38 21 £425 +51.51% 5
Buckinghamshire -4 10 £275 -31.25% 2
West Sussex +6 7 £413 +29.41%
Surrey +9 6 £400 -5.88% 4
Middlesex - 2 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 - 1
Kent -2 1 £345 -1.42%
East Sussex - 1 £400 -
SQL Server 2012
England

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 156 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 92 (58.97%) SQL
3 83 (53.21%) Microsoft
4 67 (42.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 57 (36.54%) .NET
6 52 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 50 (32.05%) Windows
8 43 (27.56%) Business Intelligence
8 43 (27.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 42 (26.92%) C#
10 38 (24.36%) SQL Server 2014
11 37 (23.72%) ETL
12 35 (22.44%) Windows Server
13 33 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (21.15%) MS Excel
13 33 (21.15%) VMware
14 32 (20.51%) Migration
14 32 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
15 29 (18.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 29 (18.59%) T-SQL
16 28 (17.95%) SharePoint
17 26 (16.67%) Active Directory
18 25 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
19 24 (15.38%) MVC
19 24 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
19 24 (15.38%) ASP.NET
20 23 (14.74%) Data Warehouse
20 23 (14.74%) CRM
20 23 (14.74%) Finance
20 23 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 28 (17.95%) SharePoint
2 17 (10.90%) IIS
3 9 (5.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (5.13%) MS Exchange
5 6 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.21%) CMS
6 5 (3.21%) SAS
6 5 (3.21%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (2.56%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.92%) JBoss
9 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 33 (21.15%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.97%) MS Office
3 6 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.92%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.64%) Postilion
3 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.64%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.97%) IaaS
3 12 (7.69%) PaaS
4 6 (3.85%) Office 365
5 2 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.28%) CallidusCloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.85%) DHCP
1 6 (3.85%) DNS
1 6 (3.85%) Firewall
1 6 (3.85%) PuTTY
1 6 (3.85%) WinSCP
2 5 (3.21%) Extranet
2 5 (3.21%) Intranet
3 4 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (2.56%) LAN
3 4 (2.56%) LDAP
3 4 (2.56%) Skype
3 4 (2.56%) SMTP
3 4 (2.56%) WAN
4 2 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.28%) Internet
4 2 (1.28%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.28%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (1.28%) SAN
4 2 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 67 (42.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 52 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (27.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (24.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 29 (18.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 23 (14.74%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (12.18%) Relational Database
10 14 (8.97%) Oracle Database
10 14 (8.97%) Power BI
11 12 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
12 11 (7.05%) MS Access
13 10 (6.41%) NoSQL
14 9 (5.77%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (5.13%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (4.49%) MongoDB
16 7 (4.49%) SQL Server 2000
17 6 (3.85%) Big Data
17 6 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (10.90%) Visual Studio
2 14 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (7.05%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.05%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.77%) Selenium
4 9 (5.77%) TeamCity
5 8 (5.13%) SpecFlow
6 7 (4.49%) ReSharper
7 6 (3.85%) HP UFT
7 6 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (1.92%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.92%) Moq
8 3 (1.92%) NUnit
8 3 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (1.28%) Hudson
9 2 (1.28%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.28%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.28%) TestNG
9 2 (1.28%) WiX
General
1 23 (14.74%) Finance
2 13 (8.33%) Marketing
3 5 (3.21%) Banking
4 4 (2.56%) Legal
4 4 (2.56%) Retail
5 3 (1.92%) Advertising
6 1 (0.64%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Electronics
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (43.59%) Developer
2 26 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 22 (14.10%) DBA
4 21 (13.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 20 (12.82%) .NET Developer
6 16 (10.26%) Consultant
7 15 (9.62%) C# Developer
7 15 (9.62%) SQL DBA
7 15 (9.62%) SSIS Developer
8 14 (8.97%) Analyst
9 11 (7.05%) SSRS Developer
10 10 (6.41%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (6.41%) SQL BI Developer
10 10 (6.41%) SQL Server Developer
11 9 (5.77%) Software Developer
12 8 (5.13%) SSAS Developer
13 7 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
13 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (4.49%) Data Migration Consultant
13 7 (4.49%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (36.54%) .NET
2 24 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 19 (12.18%) .NET Framework
4 18 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (9.62%) HTML
6 14 (8.97%) AngularJS
7 13 (8.33%) XML
8 11 (7.05%) WCF
8 11 (7.05%) Web Services
9 10 (6.41%) Entity Framework
9 10 (6.41%) HTML5
9 10 (6.41%) jQuery
10 9 (5.77%) CSS
10 9 (5.77%) REST
11 8 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 8 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 8 (5.13%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (5.13%) LINQ
11 8 (5.13%) SOAP
12 7 (4.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.05%) Clustering
3 7 (4.49%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.21%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.21%) Replication
5 4 (2.56%) PKI
6 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.28%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.64%) AS400
8 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.64%) EPoS
8 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.64%) Mashup
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) NHS
8 1 (0.64%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 50 (32.05%) Windows
2 35 (22.44%) Windows Server
3 33 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (7.05%) Linux
7 6 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.85%) Unix
8 5 (3.21%) Android
8 5 (3.21%) MVS
9 2 (1.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.56%) Business Intelligence
2 37 (23.72%) ETL
3 32 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (20.51%) Migration
4 24 (15.38%) MVC
5 23 (14.74%) CRM
6 21 (13.46%) Data Migration
7 18 (11.54%) ERP
8 15 (9.62%) Data Protection
8 15 (9.62%) DevOps
8 15 (9.62%) ITIL
9 14 (8.97%) Multithreading
9 14 (8.97%) TDD
10 13 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (7.69%) Complex ETL
11 12 (7.69%) Scrum
12 10 (6.41%) E-Commerce
12 10 (6.41%) ITIL V3
13 9 (5.77%) Data Modelling
14 8 (5.13%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 92 (58.97%) SQL
2 42 (26.92%) C#
3 29 (18.59%) T-SQL
4 15 (9.62%) PowerShell
5 13 (8.33%) VB
6 11 (7.05%) Java
7 9 (5.77%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.49%) VBA
9 6 (3.85%) C
9 6 (3.85%) F#
10 5 (3.21%) C++
10 5 (3.21%) MATLAB
10 5 (3.21%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.21%) R
11 3 (1.92%) Python
11 3 (1.92%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.28%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.64%) Delphi
13 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (10.26%) SC Cleared
1 16 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.85%) MCITP
3 6 (3.85%) MCP
4 5 (3.21%) MCSA
5 4 (2.56%) Degree
5 4 (2.56%) MCDBA
6 3 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.28%) ISEB
7 2 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.28%) MCSE
8 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.92%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.92%) GDPR
2 1 (0.64%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 23 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (11.54%) vSphere
4 8 (5.13%) XenDesktop
5 7 (4.49%) XenApp
5 7 (4.49%) XenServer
6 6 (3.85%) Terminal Services
6 6 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.56%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.28%) UAG
9 2 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.64%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (6.41%) SCCM
2 6 (3.85%) vRealize
3 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (3.21%) SCDPM
4 4 (2.56%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.56%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.56%) WSUS
5 3 (1.92%) OVSD
6 2 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.28%) Puppet
6 2 (1.28%) vMotion
7 1 (0.64%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 83 (53.21%) Microsoft
2 33 (21.15%) VMware
3 15 (9.62%) Oracle
4 14 (8.97%) Citrix
4 14 (8.97%) HP
5 8 (5.13%) Cisco
5 8 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 7 (4.49%) Sitecore
7 6 (3.85%) SAP
8 4 (2.56%) MobileIron
8 4 (2.56%) NetApp
8 4 (2.56%) Symantec
9 3 (1.92%) Callidus
9 3 (1.92%) New Relic
10 2 (1.28%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.28%) Cognos
10 2 (1.28%) DevExpress
10 2 (1.28%) EMC
10 2 (1.28%) Intel Security
10 2 (1.28%) Marketo
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