Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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 20 February 2020 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 413 394 285
Rank change year-on-year -19 -109 -75
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 131 273 430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.34% 0.52% 0.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.77% 2.46% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 186 270
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £322 £291 £263
90th Percentile £488 £513 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £28.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.67% -29.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.25 £28.25
90th Percentile £60.65 £37.63 £52.29
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £28.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -48.67% -29.38% -

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 7,405 11,085 10,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 19.36% 20.91% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,594 7,191 6,851
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.12% +2.04%
10th Percentile £305 £310 £285
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 194 182
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.80 £33.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.83% -13.73% +59.38%
10th Percentile £13.06 £13.00 £14.28
90th Percentile £56.38 £55.70 £55.54
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £33.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% -4.35% +30.19%

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2012 in the UK excluding London

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the UK excluding London

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the UK excluding London

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the UK excluding London

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the UK excluding London

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding 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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 February 2020. 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
South East +83 69 £425 +8.28% 17
North of England +28 18 £363 +2.11% 25
East of England +48 17 £400 -5.88% 11
Midlands -8 17 £406 -4.41% 14
North West +11 10 £363 - 10
East Midlands -3 10 £413 +3.13% 7
West Midlands +20 7 £400 -15.79% 7
Yorkshire +45 5 £525 +55.56% 15
Scotland +12 5 £363 -0.62% 6
South West +6 4 £425 +24.09% 8
North East +28 3 £325 -
Wales +8 1 £438 -2.78% 7
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 131 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 95 (72.52%) SQL
3 74 (56.49%) Microsoft
4 60 (45.80%) SQL Server 2016
5 57 (43.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 56 (42.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 50 (38.17%) .NET
8 49 (37.40%) Windows
9 48 (36.64%) C#
10 43 (32.82%) T-SQL
11 40 (30.53%) Azure
11 40 (30.53%) SQL Server 2014
12 29 (22.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 28 (21.37%) Windows Server
14 27 (20.61%) Oracle
14 27 (20.61%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
16 25 (19.08%) Finance
17 22 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
18 21 (16.03%) High Availability
19 19 (14.50%) Office 365
19 19 (14.50%) Security Cleared
19 19 (14.50%) VMware
19 19 (14.50%) SQL Server 2005
19 19 (14.50%) ETL
20 18 (13.74%) HTML
20 18 (13.74%) JavaScript
20 18 (13.74%) Windows Server 2008
21 17 (12.98%) PowerShell
21 17 (12.98%) Linux

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 17 (12.98%) SharePoint
2 13 (9.92%) BizTalk Server
2 13 (9.92%) IIS
3 11 (8.40%) WebSphere
4 8 (6.11%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.82%) K2 blackpearl
6 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.53%) Apache
7 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.53%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.53%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.76%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.76%) CMS
8 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.76%) JBoss
8 1 (0.76%) nginx
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.76%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (7.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (3.82%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (2.29%) Line 500
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.53%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.76%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.76%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 40 (30.53%) Azure
2 19 (14.50%) Office 365
3 11 (8.40%) IaaS
3 11 (8.40%) Power Platform
4 9 (6.87%) AWS
5 8 (6.11%) PaaS
6 7 (5.34%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (4.58%) GCP
8 4 (3.05%) Azure Functions
8 4 (3.05%) Serverless
9 3 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.76%) GitHub
10 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.34%) DNS
1 7 (5.34%) WAN
2 6 (4.58%) HTTP
2 6 (4.58%) LAN
2 6 (4.58%) SAN
3 5 (3.82%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.05%) DHCP
4 4 (3.05%) Firewall
5 3 (2.29%) PuTTY
5 3 (2.29%) WinSCP
6 2 (1.53%) 802.11
6 2 (1.53%) Intranet
6 2 (1.53%) IPsec
6 2 (1.53%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.53%) MPLS
6 2 (1.53%) NAS
7 1 (0.76%) Internet
7 1 (0.76%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.76%) VLAN
7 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 60 (45.80%) SQL Server 2016
3 57 (43.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 56 (42.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (30.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 29 (22.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (14.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (11.45%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (11.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (8.40%) Power BI
10 8 (6.11%) Relational Database
11 7 (5.34%) Oracle Database
12 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (3.05%) OLAP
12 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (3.05%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2017
13 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.11%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.82%) Selenium
4 4 (3.05%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.05%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.29%) Ant
5 3 (2.29%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.29%) LoadRunner
5 3 (2.29%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (2.29%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.29%) TestNG
5 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.53%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.53%) Hudson
6 2 (1.53%) JIRA
6 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.76%) NUnit
7 1 (0.76%) ProC
7 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 25 (19.08%) Finance
2 9 (6.87%) Public Sector
2 9 (6.87%) Retail
3 6 (4.58%) Banking
3 6 (4.58%) German Language
4 4 (3.05%) Italian Language
4 4 (3.05%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.29%) French Language
5 3 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.76%) Automotive
7 1 (0.76%) Back Office
7 1 (0.76%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 60 (45.80%) Developer
2 27 (20.61%) DBA
3 25 (19.08%) SQL DBA
4 14 (10.69%) SQL Developer
5 12 (9.16%) Consultant
6 11 (8.40%) BizTalk Developer
7 9 (6.87%) .NET Developer
8 8 (6.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (6.11%) SQL Server DBA
9 7 (5.34%) C# Developer
9 7 (5.34%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Administrator
10 6 (4.58%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (4.58%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.82%) ETL Developer
11 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Developer
12 4 (3.05%) Architect
12 4 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (3.05%) Technical Architect
12 4 (3.05%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (38.17%) .NET
2 18 (13.74%) HTML
3 14 (10.69%) ASP.NET
3 14 (10.69%) XSLT
4 12 (9.16%) Web Services
5 11 (8.40%) .NET Framework
5 11 (8.40%) RabbitMQ
5 11 (8.40%) WebSphere MQ
5 11 (8.40%) XML
6 10 (7.63%) CSS
7 8 (6.11%) HTML5
8 6 (4.58%) AngularJS
8 6 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (4.58%) WCF
9 5 (3.82%) ASP.NET Core
9 5 (3.82%) jQuery
9 5 (3.82%) React
9 5 (3.82%) Spring
10 4 (3.05%) Entity Framework
10 4 (3.05%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.16%) Clustering
2 8 (6.11%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.82%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.05%) Replication
6 3 (2.29%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.53%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.76%) CMDB
8 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.76%) EPoS
8 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.76%) NHS
8 1 (0.76%) PKI
8 1 (0.76%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.76%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.76%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 49 (37.40%) Windows
2 28 (21.37%) Windows Server
3 26 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (13.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (12.98%) Linux
6 6 (4.58%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.82%) Unix
7 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.05%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.76%) Android
9 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.61%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (16.03%) High Availability
4 19 (14.50%) ETL
5 16 (12.21%) Migration
6 12 (9.16%) Change Management
6 12 (9.16%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (8.40%) E-Commerce
7 11 (8.40%) Scrum
7 11 (8.40%) Story Points
8 10 (7.63%) CRM
8 10 (7.63%) ITIL
9 9 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (6.87%) MVC
9 9 (6.87%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (6.11%) Memory Management
10 8 (6.11%) Workflow
11 7 (5.34%) Capacity Management
11 7 (5.34%) ERP
12 6 (4.58%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 95 (72.52%) SQL
2 48 (36.64%) C#
3 43 (32.82%) T-SQL
4 18 (13.74%) JavaScript
5 17 (12.98%) PowerShell
6 9 (6.87%) VB.NET
7 8 (6.11%) Python
7 8 (6.11%) R
8 6 (4.58%) Java
8 6 (4.58%) PHP
8 6 (4.58%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.05%) C
10 3 (2.29%) F#
10 3 (2.29%) VB
11 2 (1.53%) VB6
12 1 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.76%) Ruby
12 1 (0.76%) VBA
12 1 (0.76%) VBScript
12 1 (0.76%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (14.50%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.69%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.34%) Degree
4 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.05%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.29%) ISEB
6 3 (2.29%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.76%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.76%) MBA
7 1 (0.76%) MCITP
7 1 (0.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.29%) QA
2 2 (1.53%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.53%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (12.98%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.69%) Hyper-V
2 14 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.11%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.05%) vSphere
5 3 (2.29%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.53%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.76%) Docker
7 1 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (2.29%) HP ALM
2 3 (2.29%) WSUS
3 2 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.53%) SCCM
3 2 (1.53%) SCOM
3 2 (1.53%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.76%) Ambari
4 1 (0.76%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.76%) MIIS
4 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.76%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 74 (56.49%) Microsoft
2 27 (20.61%) Oracle
3 19 (14.50%) VMware
4 9 (6.87%) HP
5 6 (4.58%) Citrix
5 6 (4.58%) Google
6 4 (3.05%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.05%) webMethods
7 3 (2.29%) Sage
7 3 (2.29%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.29%) Software AG
8 2 (1.53%) Aruba
8 2 (1.53%) Cisco
8 2 (1.53%) CommVault
8 2 (1.53%) IBM
8 2 (1.53%) SnapLogic
8 2 (1.53%) Sophos
9 1 (0.76%) EMC
9 1 (0.76%) NetApp
9 1 (0.76%) SAP