The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 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
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 281 166
Rank change year-on-year 0 -115  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 378 446 823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.83% 1.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.59% 3.80% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 314 626
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year - +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.45 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £43.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +31.94% +7.46%  

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 with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10524 11744 13206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.48% 21.82% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6884 7958 8635
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 193 187
Median hourly rate £31.25 £30.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% +10.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 23 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
England +7 358 £400 +4.91% 108
London -4 153 £450 +5.94% 36
South East -8 55 £363 -6.45% 19
South West -6 37 £372 +6.28% 11
North West +45 34 £360 +29.61% 13
City of London +6 34 £451 +6.00% 11
Yorkshire +28 25 £325 -5.45% 10
West Yorkshire +29 22 £325 -3.70% 6
West Midlands +1 20 £338 -3.57% 6
Berkshire +25 18 £356 -20.83% 5
Leeds +18 18 £325 -3.70% 5
East Midlands +6 15 £280 -25.33% 3
Manchester +22 14 £325 -18.75% 7
East of England -10 14 £375 - 8
Reading +18 13 £344 -25.67% 2
Scotland +16 10 £350 +6.06% 3
Cheshire +27 8 £360 +27.43% 2
Gloucestershire +8 8 £350 +3.70% 3
Surrey +6 8 £425 +30.76% 1
Wiltshire 0 8 £400 -5.88% 2
Nottingham +10 7 £394 -
Liverpool +6 7 £394 +43.18% 1
Merseyside +6 7 £394 +43.18% 2
Nottinghamshire -1 7 £394 -
Somerset -2 7 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 7 £360 - 3
West Sussex +12 6 £426 +12.17% 1
East Sussex +4 6 £345 -1.42%
Bristol -9 6 £372 +10.22% 3
Buckinghamshire -10 6 £313 -10.71% 3

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 844 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 539 (63.86%) SQL
3 402 (47.63%) Microsoft
4 352 (41.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 320 (37.91%) .NET
6 305 (36.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 293 (34.72%) Windows
8 282 (33.41%) C#
9 251 (29.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 221 (26.18%) T-SQL
11 197 (23.34%) Business Intelligence
12 191 (22.63%) SQL Server 2014
13 182 (21.56%) Agile Software Development
14 176 (20.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 165 (19.55%) ASP.NET
16 162 (19.19%) MVC
16 162 (19.19%) Finance
17 160 (18.96%) Windows Server
18 151 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
19 148 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
20 146 (17.30%) Data Warehouse
21 142 (16.82%) HTML
22 138 (16.35%) SQL Server 2005
23 135 (16.00%) CSS
24 133 (15.76%) JavaScript
25 127 (15.05%) ETL
26 124 (14.69%) PowerShell
27 120 (14.22%) Migration
28 111 (13.15%) Visual Studio
29 110 (13.03%) SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 99 (11.73%) SharePoint
2 89 (10.55%) IIS
3 51 (6.04%) MS Exchange
4 45 (5.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 32 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (3.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 18 (2.13%) CMS
8 15 (1.78%) Sitecore CMS
9 13 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (1.30%) SAS
12 10 (1.18%) Apache
13 8 (0.95%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.83%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.47%) JBoss
15 4 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 47 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.36%) Stata
6 2 (0.24%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.66%) Oracle 11i
3 12 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.47%) Pegasus Opera
5 4 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.47%) SystmOne
6 3 (0.36%) Demantra
6 3 (0.36%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.36%) SnowdropKCS
7 2 (0.24%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.24%) Endur
7 2 (0.24%) FastStats
7 2 (0.24%) FRx
7 2 (0.24%) Scribe Insight
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 151 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (4.50%) Office 365
4 23 (2.73%) IaaS
5 19 (2.25%) PaaS
6 14 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (0.71%) Yammer
9 5 (0.59%) Data Lake Analytics
9 5 (0.59%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.36%) SaaS
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.24%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.12%) CallidusCloud
13 1 (0.12%) GitHub
13 1 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.98%) DNS
2 39 (4.62%) Firewall
3 29 (3.44%) DHCP
4 27 (3.20%) SAN
4 27 (3.20%) TCP/IP
5 19 (2.25%) PuTTY
5 19 (2.25%) WinSCP
6 18 (2.13%) Intranet
6 18 (2.13%) LAN
7 15 (1.78%) Remote Desktop
8 13 (1.54%) Extranet
9 12 (1.42%) Internet
9 12 (1.42%) NAS
10 11 (1.30%) Wireless
11 9 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (1.07%) LDAP
12 8 (0.95%) FTP
13 7 (0.83%) HTTP
13 7 (0.83%) SSL
13 7 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 844 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 352 (41.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 305 (36.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 251 (29.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 191 (22.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 176 (20.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 146 (17.30%) Data Warehouse
8 138 (16.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 110 (13.03%) SQL Server 2016
10 60 (7.11%) Relational Database
11 56 (6.64%) Oracle Database
11 56 (6.64%) Power BI
12 37 (4.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 36 (4.27%) Oracle Database 10g
13 36 (4.27%) Oracle Reports
14 32 (3.79%) Oracle Database 11g
15 30 (3.55%) NoSQL
16 26 (3.08%) Big Data
17 25 (2.96%) DTS
17 25 (2.96%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 111 (13.15%) Visual Studio
2 102 (12.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (5.69%) NUnit
4 40 (4.74%) Git (software)
5 35 (4.15%) Jenkins
6 34 (4.03%) SpecFlow
6 34 (4.03%) TeamCity
7 31 (3.67%) Selenium
8 26 (3.08%) MSTest
9 20 (2.37%) Moq
10 19 (2.25%) HP UFT
10 19 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 19 (2.25%) Oracle APEX
11 17 (2.01%) ReSharper
12 14 (1.66%) Ant
12 14 (1.66%) SoapUI
13 13 (1.54%) Eclipse
13 13 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 13 (1.54%) TestNG
13 13 (1.54%) Toad
General
1 162 (19.19%) Finance
2 40 (4.74%) Banking
3 39 (4.62%) Marketing
4 33 (3.91%) Retail
5 17 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.90%) Front Office
7 14 (1.66%) Legal
8 12 (1.42%) Law
9 11 (1.30%) Advertising
9 11 (1.30%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.95%) Back Office
10 8 (0.95%) Publishing
11 7 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.71%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.59%) Local Government
14 4 (0.47%) Electronics
14 4 (0.47%) Games
15 3 (0.36%) Digital Economy
16 2 (0.24%) German Language
17 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 446 (52.84%) Developer
2 170 (20.14%) SQL Developer
3 166 (19.67%) .NET Developer
4 119 (14.10%) DBA
5 111 (13.15%) C# Developer
6 110 (13.03%) SQL DBA
7 79 (9.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 76 (9.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 73 (8.65%) SSIS Developer
10 69 (8.18%) Analyst
11 57 (6.75%) SQL Server Developer
12 46 (5.45%) ASP.NET Developer
13 42 (4.98%) ETL Developer
14 40 (4.74%) SSRS Developer
15 39 (4.62%) Senior Developer
16 38 (4.50%) Applications Support
17 37 (4.38%) Architect
17 37 (4.38%) Consultant
18 35 (4.15%) SQL Server DBA
19 34 (4.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (37.91%) .NET
2 165 (19.55%) ASP.NET
3 142 (16.82%) HTML
4 135 (16.00%) CSS
5 99 (11.73%) .NET Framework
6 97 (11.49%) AngularJS
7 80 (9.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 80 (9.48%) WCF
8 79 (9.36%) jQuery
9 71 (8.41%) Web Services
10 61 (7.23%) XML
11 59 (6.99%) HTML5
12 54 (6.40%) Entity Framework
13 50 (5.92%) ASP.NET Web API
14 49 (5.81%) Ajax
15 39 (4.62%) MDX
16 35 (4.15%) REST
17 32 (3.79%) LINQ
18 31 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 30 (3.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.70%) Clustering
2 48 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.15%) Replication
4 27 (3.20%) Data Centre
5 17 (2.01%) Computer Science
6 16 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.30%) EPoS
8 10 (1.18%) Fixed Income
9 7 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 7 (0.83%) NHS
10 6 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.71%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.71%) User Experience
11 5 (0.59%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.59%) Derivative
11 5 (0.59%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.59%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 293 (34.72%) Windows
2 160 (18.96%) Windows Server
3 148 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 89 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (6.87%) Linux
6 49 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (3.20%) Windows 7
9 21 (2.49%) Unix
10 13 (1.54%) Windows 10
11 12 (1.42%) CentOS
12 11 (1.30%) Solaris
12 11 (1.30%) Windows Vista
13 10 (1.18%) HPUX
14 6 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.47%) Android
15 4 (0.47%) MVS
16 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.36%) VMS
17 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (23.34%) Business Intelligence
2 182 (21.56%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (19.19%) MVC
4 127 (15.05%) ETL
5 120 (14.22%) Migration
6 96 (11.37%) TDD
7 81 (9.60%) ITIL
8 73 (8.65%) DevOps
9 66 (7.82%) Performance Tuning
10 57 (6.75%) Continuous Integration
10 57 (6.75%) Test Automation
11 55 (6.52%) Scrum
12 49 (5.81%) Data Modelling
13 43 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
14 42 (4.98%) Kimball Methodology
15 41 (4.86%) High Availability
15 41 (4.86%) Unit Testing
16 39 (4.62%) CRM
17 36 (4.27%) BDD
18 34 (4.03%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 539 (63.86%) SQL
2 282 (33.41%) C#
3 221 (26.18%) T-SQL
4 133 (15.76%) JavaScript
5 124 (14.69%) PowerShell
6 39 (4.62%) Java
7 37 (4.38%) VB.NET
8 23 (2.73%) VB
8 23 (2.73%) VBA
9 22 (2.61%) VBScript
10 19 (2.25%) F#
11 17 (2.01%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 11 (1.30%) Python
14 10 (1.18%) TypeScript
15 9 (1.07%) R
16 8 (0.95%) PHP
17 6 (0.71%) C++
17 6 (0.71%) XPath
18 5 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 88 (10.43%) Security Cleared
2 71 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 70 (8.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (5.09%) Degree
5 37 (4.38%) MCSE
6 27 (3.20%) MCITP
7 23 (2.73%) DV Cleared
8 19 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (1.78%) MCP
11 13 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (1.54%) MCSA
12 12 (1.42%) CCNA
13 11 (1.30%) ISEB
14 10 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
14 10 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (1.07%) MCDBA
16 8 (0.95%) Master's Degree
17 7 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.78%) QA
2 14 (1.66%) SLA
3 9 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.83%) GDPR
4 7 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.71%) COBIT
6 5 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.24%) IFRS
9 2 (0.24%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 91 (10.78%) Active Directory
2 63 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (7.35%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
4 27 (3.20%) vSphere
5 18 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.90%) Docker
7 13 (1.54%) XenApp
8 9 (1.07%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.83%) UAG
9 7 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.83%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.71%) Samba
10 6 (0.71%) Squid
11 5 (0.59%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.36%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 49 (5.81%) SCCM
2 37 (4.38%) Microsoft Clustering
3 21 (2.49%) Failover Clustering
4 20 (2.37%) SCOM
5 19 (2.25%) vRealize
6 13 (1.54%) Nagios
7 8 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.95%) PowerCLI
7 8 (0.95%) SCOrch
8 7 (0.83%) Puppet
9 6 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (0.71%) Webmin
9 6 (0.71%) Xymon
10 5 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (0.59%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.47%) Perfmon
12 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 402 (47.63%) Microsoft
2 100 (11.85%) VMware
3 73 (8.65%) HP
3 73 (8.65%) Oracle
4 45 (5.33%) Citrix
5 37 (4.38%) Red Hat
6 34 (4.03%) Cisco
7 25 (2.96%) Tableau
8 20 (2.37%) Google
9 17 (2.01%) SAP
10 16 (1.90%) Dell
10 16 (1.90%) Sitecore
10 16 (1.90%) Symantec
11 15 (1.78%) RedGate
12 13 (1.54%) Cognos
12 13 (1.54%) Sun
13 12 (1.42%) Xamarin
14 10 (1.18%) StorageTek
14 10 (1.18%) Veeam
15 9 (1.07%) EMC
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Computer People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £410 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Herefordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 days ago