The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 June 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 / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 98 95
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 34 43 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.24% 1.44% 1.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.26% 7.41% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 36 44
Median daily rate £355 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £463 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year - +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £49.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.06% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +31.94% +5.88%  

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 West with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 543 580 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 19.88% 19.46% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 408 499
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 16
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +72.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £13.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in the South West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Gloucestershire +10 8 £350 +3.70% 2
Wiltshire -5 8 £400 -5.88% 2
Somerset 0 7 £400 - 1
Bristol -3 6 £372 +15.34% 4
Dorset +8 1 £225 -35.71% 1
Devon -6 1 - - 2
SQL Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 78 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (58.97%) .NET
3 45 (57.69%) SQL
4 38 (48.72%) Microsoft
4 38 (48.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (44.87%) C#
6 28 (35.90%) Windows
7 27 (34.62%) MVC
7 27 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
8 26 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 24 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (30.77%) Security Cleared
10 23 (29.49%) T-SQL
10 23 (29.49%) ASP.NET
11 22 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (26.92%) VMware
13 20 (25.64%) SC Cleared
14 19 (24.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
15 18 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
16 17 (21.79%) AngularJS
16 17 (21.79%) WCF
16 17 (21.79%) Linux
17 16 (20.51%) SQL Server 2005
17 16 (20.51%) Windows Server
18 15 (19.23%) Oracle
18 15 (19.23%) Red Hat
19 14 (17.95%) Active Directory

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 11 (14.10%) SharePoint
2 9 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.97%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (6.41%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (5.13%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Pegasus Opera
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 27 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.41%) Office 365
4 4 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.82%) PuTTY
1 10 (12.82%) WinSCP
2 5 (6.41%) DHCP
2 5 (6.41%) DNS
2 5 (6.41%) Extranet
2 5 (6.41%) Intranet
3 4 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.56%) Firewall
5 1 (1.28%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (48.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (24.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
5 16 (20.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (14.10%) Oracle Database
7 11 (14.10%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (12.82%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (12.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (7.69%) DTS
11 5 (6.41%) MySQL
12 4 (5.13%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (1.28%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 24 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (17.95%) Visual Studio
3 11 (14.10%) Selenium
4 10 (12.82%) HP UFT
4 10 (12.82%) Jenkins
4 10 (12.82%) Oracle APEX
4 10 (12.82%) SpecFlow
4 10 (12.82%) TeamCity
5 8 (10.26%) Ant
5 8 (10.26%) Eclipse
5 8 (10.26%) SoapUI
5 8 (10.26%) TestNG
5 8 (10.26%) Toad
6 6 (7.69%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (1.28%) MSI
8 1 (1.28%) WiX
General
1 7 (8.97%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (58.97%) Developer
2 34 (43.59%) .NET Developer
3 13 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 13 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 12 (15.38%) DBA
4 12 (15.38%) SQL Developer
5 11 (14.10%) SQL DBA
6 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (8.97%) Tester
7 6 (7.69%) Automation Tester
7 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
7 6 (7.69%) T-SQL Developer
8 5 (6.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.41%) SharePoint Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) ERP Support
9 4 (5.13%) ETL Developer
9 4 (5.13%) IT Support
9 4 (5.13%) SAP Support
9 4 (5.13%) Systems Support
10 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (58.97%) .NET
2 23 (29.49%) ASP.NET
3 17 (21.79%) AngularJS
3 17 (21.79%) WCF
4 14 (17.95%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (17.95%) CSS
4 14 (17.95%) HTML
5 11 (14.10%) Web Services
6 10 (12.82%) HTML5
7 9 (11.54%) .NET Framework
8 8 (10.26%) Entity Framework
8 8 (10.26%) jQuery
8 8 (10.26%) JSON
8 8 (10.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (7.69%) Ajax
10 6 (7.69%) LINQ
10 6 (7.69%) Silverlight
11 5 (6.41%) Lucene
11 5 (6.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (6.41%) RIA
2 4 (5.13%) Clustering
3 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.56%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.28%) PKI
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.90%) Windows
2 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (21.79%) Linux
4 16 (20.51%) Windows Server
5 12 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (6.41%) CentOS
7 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.62%) MVC
2 22 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 14 (17.95%) Scrum
5 13 (16.67%) Migration
6 11 (14.10%) TDD
6 11 (14.10%) Unit Testing
7 10 (12.82%) Defect Tracking
7 10 (12.82%) Exploratory Testing
7 10 (12.82%) Integration Testing
7 10 (12.82%) Project Management
7 10 (12.82%) Regression Testing
7 10 (12.82%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (11.54%) Test Scripting
8 9 (11.54%) Test Strategy
9 8 (10.26%) API Testing
9 8 (10.26%) BDD
9 8 (10.26%) DevOps
10 7 (8.97%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (57.69%) SQL
2 35 (44.87%) C#
3 26 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 23 (29.49%) T-SQL
5 11 (14.10%) Java
6 10 (12.82%) F#
7 8 (10.26%) VB.NET
8 7 (8.97%) PowerShell
9 6 (7.69%) PHP
10 4 (5.13%) VB
11 3 (3.85%) VBScript
12 1 (1.28%) PHP 5
12 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 20 (25.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.69%) ISEB
3 6 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.13%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.56%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) QA
1 4 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.85%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.82%) vSphere
3 8 (10.26%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (6.41%) Hyper-V
5 5 (6.41%) Samba
5 5 (6.41%) Squid
6 2 (2.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) vRealize
2 5 (6.41%) Nagios
2 5 (6.41%) Webmin
2 5 (6.41%) Xymon
Vendors
1 38 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 21 (26.92%) VMware
3 15 (19.23%) Oracle
3 15 (19.23%) Red Hat
4 10 (12.82%) HP
5 7 (8.97%) Xamarin
6 5 (6.41%) Citrix
6 5 (6.41%) Veeam
7 4 (5.13%) Google
7 4 (5.13%) Pegasus
7 4 (5.13%) QAD
7 4 (5.13%) SAP
8 3 (3.85%) Twitter
9 2 (2.56%) Cisco
9 2 (2.56%) RedGate
10 1 (1.28%) DevExpress
10 1 (1.28%) Sourcefire
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol Area
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Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
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Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
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Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 days ago