Period
to 26 September 2021

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 6 months to 26 September 2021 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 640 457 503
Rank change year-on-year -183 +46 -97
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 167 52 362
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.97% 0.77% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 39 276
10th Percentile £307 £275 £300
25th Percentile £363 £361 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £410 £425
Median % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%
75th Percentile £510 £488 £489
90th Percentile £575 £501 £597
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 - £22.83

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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 17,169 6,755 19,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.58% 22.93% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,940 4,647 13,352
10th Percentile £350 £313 £323
25th Percentile £419 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +0.42%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 115 254
10th Percentile £13.85 £12.63 £12.08
25th Percentile £20.46 £17.23 £16.75
Median hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +39.13% -23.33% +15.38%
75th Percentile £53.47 £41.13 £49.78
90th Percentile £65.50 £53.90 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.87 £21.16 £30.00
% change year-on-year +36.45% -29.48% +25.00%

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2012.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2012 over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2012.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Top 16 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 6 months to 26 September 2021. 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
England -150 144 £450 +8.43% 37
UK excluding London -95 83 £425 +6.25% 25
London -146 67 £475 +2.70% 16
Work from Home -227 32 £459 +31.21% 9
North of England -56 23 £450 +12.50% 7
North West -40 19 £483 +59.37% 3
South East -80 16 £413 -9.09% 3
South West -29 15 £400 - 4
Midlands -66 13 £463 +28.47% 6
West Midlands - 9 £475 - 2
Scotland - 8 £325 - 3
East of England - 7 £330 - 1
East Midlands -39 4 £450 +25.00% 4
North East - 3 £325 -
Yorkshire -47 1 - - 4
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 167 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 113 (67.66%) SQL
3 67 (40.12%) Microsoft
4 62 (37.13%) Windows
5 55 (32.93%) Azure
6 52 (31.14%) SQL Server 2016
7 51 (30.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 49 (29.34%) .NET
8 49 (29.34%) Active Directory
9 43 (25.75%) Windows Server
10 42 (25.15%) PowerShell
11 41 (24.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 40 (23.95%) Migration
12 40 (23.95%) VMware
12 40 (23.95%) SQL Server 2014
13 39 (23.35%) C#
14 37 (22.16%) T-SQL
15 36 (21.56%) Social Skills
16 34 (20.36%) Windows Server 2016
16 34 (20.36%) ETL
16 34 (20.36%) VMware Infrastructure
17 32 (19.16%) Windows Server 2012
18 28 (16.77%) Finance
18 28 (16.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 24 (14.37%) DNS
20 23 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
20 23 (13.77%) SaaS
21 22 (13.17%) SQL Server 2019
22 21 (12.57%) DHCP
22 21 (12.57%) .NET Framework

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 18 (10.78%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.18%) IIS
3 15 (8.98%) SharePoint
4 11 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (5.39%) Skype for Business
6 8 (4.79%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (4.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.80%) Apache
8 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.20%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.20%) Confluence
9 2 (1.20%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (10.18%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.60%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 1 (0.60%) Maximo
3 1 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 55 (32.93%) Azure
2 23 (13.77%) SaaS
3 20 (11.98%) Microsoft 365
4 18 (10.78%) PaaS
5 11 (6.59%) Azure Data Factory
6 10 (5.99%) IaaS
7 7 (4.19%) AWS
8 6 (3.59%) Power Platform
9 5 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.80%) GCP
12 2 (1.20%) Azure Service Bus
12 2 (1.20%) Azure Service Fabric
12 2 (1.20%) GitHub
12 2 (1.20%) Snowflake
13 1 (0.60%) Azure Logic Apps
13 1 (0.60%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.60%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.37%) DNS
2 21 (12.57%) DHCP
3 15 (8.98%) VPN
4 14 (8.38%) Network Security
5 12 (7.19%) Firewall
6 9 (5.39%) Skype
6 9 (5.39%) WAN
6 9 (5.39%) Wireless
7 7 (4.19%) LAN
8 6 (3.59%) VoIP
9 5 (2.99%) SAN
10 4 (2.40%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.80%) IPv4
11 3 (1.80%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.80%) NAS
11 3 (1.80%) TCP/IP
12 2 (1.20%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.20%) VLAN
13 1 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 52 (31.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 51 (30.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (24.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (23.95%) SQL Server 2014
6 28 (16.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (13.17%) SQL Server 2019
8 17 (10.18%) SQL Server 2017
9 15 (8.98%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (8.38%) Relational Database
10 14 (8.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (6.59%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (5.99%) Data Lake
13 7 (4.19%) RDBMS
14 6 (3.59%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (3.59%) MySQL
14 6 (3.59%) Oracle Database
14 6 (3.59%) Power BI
14 6 (3.59%) Spotfire
15 5 (2.99%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 14 (8.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 10 (5.99%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.99%) NUnit
4 4 (2.40%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.40%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.80%) JIRA
5 3 (1.80%) Subversion
5 3 (1.80%) Toad
6 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.20%) Serena SBM
6 2 (1.20%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.60%) ERwin
7 1 (0.60%) Fiddler
General
1 36 (21.56%) Social Skills
2 28 (16.77%) Finance
3 16 (9.58%) Banking
4 8 (4.79%) Law
4 8 (4.79%) Public Sector
5 7 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.99%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.80%) Automotive
7 3 (1.80%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (1.80%) Electronics
7 3 (1.80%) Marketing
7 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.20%) Billing
8 2 (1.20%) Front Office
8 2 (1.20%) Retail
9 1 (0.60%) French Language
9 1 (0.60%) German Language
9 1 (0.60%) International Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (38.32%) Developer
2 33 (19.76%) SQL Developer
3 28 (16.77%) .NET Developer
4 21 (12.57%) DBA
5 20 (11.98%) SQL DBA
6 15 (8.98%) Analyst
7 9 (5.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) SQL Server Developer
8 8 (4.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (4.79%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 7 (4.19%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (4.19%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.59%) Data Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Data Integration Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Wintel Engineer
11 5 (2.99%) Infrastructure Support
11 5 (2.99%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (29.34%) .NET
2 21 (12.57%) .NET Framework
3 15 (8.98%) LDAP
4 13 (7.78%) ASP.NET
5 12 (7.19%) REST
6 11 (6.59%) HTML
7 9 (5.39%) CSS
7 9 (5.39%) JSON
8 8 (4.79%) Velocity
9 7 (4.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (4.19%) Middleware
9 7 (4.19%) Web Services
10 6 (3.59%) Entity Framework
10 6 (3.59%) jQuery
10 6 (3.59%) LINQ
11 5 (2.99%) .NET Core
11 5 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (2.40%) SOAP
12 4 (2.40%) WCF
12 4 (2.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.58%) Clustering
2 10 (5.99%) NHS
3 8 (4.79%) Data Structures
3 8 (4.79%) Replication
4 5 (2.99%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.40%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.80%) Legacy Applications
6 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.80%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.20%) FMCG
7 2 (1.20%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.60%) Legacy Code
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (37.13%) Windows
2 43 (25.75%) Windows Server
3 34 (20.36%) Windows Server 2016
4 32 (19.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (11.98%) Windows Server 2019
6 17 (10.18%) Linux
7 9 (5.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.19%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.40%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.80%) Android
10 3 (1.80%) Solaris
11 2 (1.20%) AIX
11 2 (1.20%) CentOS
11 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.95%) Migration
2 34 (20.36%) ETL
3 23 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (8.98%) DevOps
6 13 (7.78%) Performance Optimisation
6 13 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (7.19%) Data Migration
8 11 (6.59%) Computer Science
8 11 (6.59%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (5.99%) Change Management
9 10 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (5.39%) Data Analysis
10 9 (5.39%) MVC
11 8 (4.79%) Architectural Design
11 8 (4.79%) Data Cleansing
11 8 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (4.79%) Document Management
12 7 (4.19%) BDD
12 7 (4.19%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 113 (67.66%) SQL
2 42 (25.15%) PowerShell
3 39 (23.35%) C#
4 37 (22.16%) T-SQL
5 14 (8.38%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.39%) Java
7 5 (2.99%) Python
8 4 (2.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 4 (2.40%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.40%) Ruby
9 3 (1.80%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.80%) Perl
9 3 (1.80%) VB
9 3 (1.80%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.80%) VB6
9 3 (1.80%) VBA
10 2 (1.20%) R
11 1 (0.60%) Scala
11 1 (0.60%) X++
Qualifications
1 20 (11.98%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (9.58%) DV Cleared
4 14 (8.38%) Degree
4 14 (8.38%) MCSE
4 14 (8.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (7.19%) CCNA
5 12 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (6.59%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.20%) CCA
8 2 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.20%) MCITP
8 2 (1.20%) MCP
8 2 (1.20%) MCSA
8 2 (1.20%) MCTS
9 1 (0.60%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.60%) HND
9 1 (0.60%) MCSD
9 1 (0.60%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.99%) GDPR
2 3 (1.80%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.80%) QA
2 3 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.60%) GMP
4 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (29.34%) Active Directory
2 34 (20.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.38%) vSphere
4 9 (5.39%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.39%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (4.79%) XenApp
6 5 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.40%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.80%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.80%) NFS
9 2 (1.20%) Docker
9 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.60%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 15 (8.98%) SCCM
1 15 (8.98%) WSUS
2 12 (7.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (5.99%) Control-M
4 6 (3.59%) SCOM
5 5 (2.99%) SCSM
6 3 (1.80%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.80%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.20%) Perfmon
7 2 (1.20%) Puppet
7 2 (1.20%) QRadar
7 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.60%) vRealize
Vendors
1 67 (40.12%) Microsoft
2 40 (23.95%) VMware
3 13 (7.78%) Oracle
3 13 (7.78%) Red Hat
4 11 (6.59%) Fortinet
5 9 (5.39%) BMC
5 9 (5.39%) Citrix
5 9 (5.39%) SAP
6 8 (4.79%) Databricks
6 8 (4.79%) HP
7 6 (3.59%) Sybase
7 6 (3.59%) TIBCO
8 5 (2.99%) EMC
8 5 (2.99%) iManage
8 5 (2.99%) Zscaler
9 4 (2.40%) Dell
9 4 (2.40%) McAfee
9 4 (2.40%) Qualys
10 3 (1.80%) Cisco
10 3 (1.80%) Symantec