Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 386 342 222
Rank change year-on-year -44 -120 +31
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 239 338 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.49% 0.64% 1.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.41% 3.09% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 241 382
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £291 £250 £226
90th Percentile £513 £463 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.67 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.19% +5.63% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £26.88 £17.50
90th Percentile £33.52 £54.28 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.67 £44.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -60.30% +11.25% +11.11%

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 9,901 10,935 10,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.36% 20.60% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,451 7,084 6,532
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £263
90th Percentile £588 £556 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £441
% change year-on-year +2.70% +4.93% +3.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 148 221
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +11.67% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.35 £9.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.58 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% +12.50% +5.26%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 -18 70 £413 +10.00% 12
Midlands +7 51 £438 +25.00% 7
North of England 0 48 £360 +2.86% 14
East Midlands +16 33 £400 +21.21% 6
North West +13 26 £360 - 5
Scotland +18 21 £365 +4.29% 2
South West -18 20 £375 +7.14% 3
West Midlands -2 18 £485 +36.14% 1
Yorkshire -6 15 £325 -5.80% 9
East of England -23 12 £475 +26.67%
Northern Ireland +19 9 £325 +8.33%
Wales +7 8 £375 -9.09%
North East +17 7 - -
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 239 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 149 (62.34%) SQL
3 126 (52.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 99 (41.42%) Microsoft
5 94 (39.33%) T-SQL
5 94 (39.33%) C#
6 86 (35.98%) .NET
7 74 (30.96%) Business Intelligence
8 72 (30.13%) SQL Server 2016
9 69 (28.87%) SQL Server 2008
10 67 (28.03%) Windows
10 67 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
11 66 (27.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 59 (24.69%) Microsoft Azure
13 54 (22.59%) Data Warehouse
14 53 (22.18%) ETL
15 52 (21.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 48 (20.08%) JavaScript
16 48 (20.08%) .NET Framework
17 42 (17.57%) Oracle
17 42 (17.57%) ASP.NET
18 41 (17.15%) Team Foundation Server
19 40 (16.74%) Power Platform
20 39 (16.32%) Power BI
20 39 (16.32%) Performance Tuning
21 38 (15.90%) SharePoint
22 37 (15.48%) MVC
23 35 (14.64%) SQL Server 2014
23 35 (14.64%) Windows Server
24 34 (14.23%) Visual Studio

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 38 (15.90%) SharePoint
2 18 (7.53%) IIS
3 16 (6.69%) MS Exchange
4 15 (6.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (5.02%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (3.77%) Apache
7 6 (2.51%) NServiceBus
8 5 (2.09%) Apache Spark
8 5 (2.09%) Confluence
8 5 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.09%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.26%) K2 blackpearl
10 3 (1.26%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.84%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (9.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.84%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (4.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.67%) Revive Adserver
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.42%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 59 (24.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (16.74%) Power Platform
3 19 (7.95%) Office 365
4 13 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (5.02%) Azure Data Factory
6 10 (4.18%) SaaS
7 8 (3.35%) PaaS
8 7 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.67%) Force.com
9 4 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.67%) IaaS
9 4 (1.67%) Veeva
10 2 (0.84%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.42%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.42%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.42%) GitHub
11 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Flow
11 1 (0.42%) Serverless
11 1 (0.42%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.18%) Firewall
2 8 (3.35%) SAN
3 7 (2.93%) DNS
4 5 (2.09%) DHCP
4 5 (2.09%) HTTP
5 4 (1.67%) NAS
6 3 (1.26%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.84%) Broadband
7 2 (0.84%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.84%) Skype
7 2 (0.84%) SMTP
7 2 (0.84%) SNMP
7 2 (0.84%) VoIP
8 1 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.42%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.42%) VPN
8 1 (0.42%) VSAN
8 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 126 (52.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 72 (30.13%) SQL Server 2016
4 69 (28.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 66 (27.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 54 (22.59%) Data Warehouse
7 52 (21.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (16.32%) Power BI
9 35 (14.64%) SQL Server 2014
10 31 (12.97%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (7.53%) Relational Database
12 14 (5.86%) Star Schema
13 13 (5.44%) Big Data
13 13 (5.44%) RDBMS
14 12 (5.02%) SQL Server 2017
15 11 (4.60%) Hadoop
15 11 (4.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 11 (4.60%) Oracle Database
16 10 (4.18%) Oracle Database 11g
17 9 (3.77%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 41 (17.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (14.23%) Visual Studio
3 30 (12.55%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.51%) JIRA
5 5 (2.09%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.09%) Subversion
6 3 (1.26%) MbUnit
6 3 (1.26%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.26%) MSTest
6 3 (1.26%) NUnit
6 3 (1.26%) Selenium
6 3 (1.26%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.26%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.84%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.84%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.84%) JUnit
7 2 (0.84%) Maven
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.84%) ReSharper
General
1 27 (11.30%) Finance
2 14 (5.86%) Retail
3 10 (4.18%) Banking
4 8 (3.35%) Back Office
5 7 (2.93%) Local Government
6 5 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.67%) Publishing
8 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.26%) Marketing
9 2 (0.84%) Billing
9 2 (0.84%) French Language
9 2 (0.84%) German Language
9 2 (0.84%) Legal
10 1 (0.42%) Advertising
10 1 (0.42%) Automotive
10 1 (0.42%) Electronics
10 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 142 (59.41%) Developer
2 44 (18.41%) SQL Developer
3 43 (17.99%) DBA
4 40 (16.74%) SQL DBA
5 33 (13.81%) .NET Developer
6 26 (10.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 21 (8.79%) SQL Server DBA
8 19 (7.95%) Administrator
9 18 (7.53%) Senior Developer
10 16 (6.69%) ETL Developer
11 15 (6.28%) C# Developer
11 15 (6.28%) SQL Server Developer
12 12 (5.02%) Database Developer
13 10 (4.18%) SQL Database Developer
13 10 (4.18%) SSIS Developer
14 9 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
14 9 (3.77%) SharePoint Developer
15 8 (3.35%) Architect
15 8 (3.35%) Web Developer
16 7 (2.93%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (35.98%) .NET
2 48 (20.08%) .NET Framework
3 42 (17.57%) ASP.NET
4 30 (12.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 26 (10.88%) WCF
6 25 (10.46%) HTML
7 24 (10.04%) CSS
8 19 (7.95%) XML
9 18 (7.53%) AngularJS
9 18 (7.53%) Web Services
10 17 (7.11%) MDX
11 16 (6.69%) CSS3
11 16 (6.69%) HTML5
12 15 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (6.28%) jQuery
13 12 (5.02%) LINQ
14 11 (4.60%) .NET Core
14 11 (4.60%) JSON
15 10 (4.18%) WinForms
15 10 (4.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.86%) Clustering
3 13 (5.44%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (4.60%) Data Centre
6 10 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.35%) Replication
8 7 (2.93%) Reinsurance
8 7 (2.93%) Robotics
9 6 (2.51%) EPoS
9 6 (2.51%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.67%) NHS
10 4 (1.67%) PKI
11 3 (1.26%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.84%) FMCG
12 2 (0.84%) Handset
13 1 (0.42%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.42%) IBM Storwize
13 1 (0.42%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (28.03%) Windows
2 35 (14.64%) Windows Server
3 30 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (3.77%) Linux
6 7 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.51%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.09%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.09%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.67%) Solaris
10 3 (1.26%) Android
11 2 (0.84%) Unix
11 2 (0.84%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.42%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (30.96%) Business Intelligence
2 67 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (22.18%) ETL
4 39 (16.32%) Performance Tuning
5 37 (15.48%) MVC
6 25 (10.46%) Web Development
7 21 (8.79%) CRM
8 18 (7.53%) Data Modelling
8 18 (7.53%) Unit Testing
9 17 (7.11%) Dimensional Modelling
9 17 (7.11%) ITIL
9 17 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (7.11%) Scrum
10 16 (6.69%) High Availability
11 15 (6.28%) Migration
12 14 (5.86%) Kimball Methodology
12 14 (5.86%) Workflow
13 12 (5.02%) Computer Science
13 12 (5.02%) TDD
14 11 (4.60%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 149 (62.34%) SQL
2 94 (39.33%) C#
2 94 (39.33%) T-SQL
3 48 (20.08%) JavaScript
4 28 (11.72%) PowerShell
5 20 (8.37%) VBA
6 19 (7.95%) PL/SQL
7 15 (6.28%) VB
8 10 (4.18%) Java
8 10 (4.18%) Python
9 8 (3.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 8 (3.35%) VB6
10 5 (2.09%) R
11 4 (1.67%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.26%) C
12 3 (1.26%) PHP
12 3 (1.26%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.84%) VBScript
14 1 (0.42%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (10.04%) Security Cleared
2 21 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (7.95%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.86%) Degree
5 11 (4.60%) MCITP
5 11 (4.60%) MCSE
6 9 (3.77%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.51%) Master's Degree
8 5 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (2.09%) MCSA
9 4 (1.67%) CCSP
9 4 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.67%) MCDBA
10 3 (1.26%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.84%) CCNA
11 2 (0.84%) CCNP
11 2 (0.84%) CCVP
11 2 (0.84%) MCP
11 2 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.93%) QA
2 4 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.67%) SLA
3 3 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.26%) IFRS
4 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 24 (10.04%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.67%) vSphere
6 2 (0.84%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (4.60%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (4.18%) SCCM
3 8 (3.35%) SCOM
4 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.26%) WSUS
5 1 (0.42%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.42%) Nessus
5 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 99 (41.42%) Microsoft
2 42 (17.57%) Oracle
3 18 (7.53%) VMware
4 12 (5.02%) Teradata
5 8 (3.35%) Informatica
5 8 (3.35%) SAP
6 7 (2.93%) Citrix
7 6 (2.51%) Databricks
7 6 (2.51%) Netezza
8 5 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.09%) Tableau
9 4 (1.67%) Google
9 4 (1.67%) HP
9 4 (1.67%) Remedy
10 3 (1.26%) Dell
10 3 (1.26%) Nintex
11 2 (0.84%) Sonus
11 2 (0.84%) Sun
11 2 (0.84%) Talend
11 2 (0.84%) Twitter