Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 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
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 456 464 367
Rank change year-on-year +8 -97 -63
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 87 422 707
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.46% 0.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.14% 2.10% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 316 523
Median daily rate £425 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £325 £296 £294
90th Percentile £501 £631 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £22.83 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.70% -6.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.83 £33.50
% change year-on-year - -31.85% -29.47%

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 7,641 20,121 23,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.59% 22.08% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,939 13,777 16,321
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 259 238
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.90% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.06 £13.62
90th Percentile £53.75 £60.00 £54.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year - +4.48% -1.47%

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 6 August 2020.

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 15 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 6 August 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
England +10 79 £425 -3.63% 22
UK excluding London +74 51 £375 -6.25% 22
London +63 34 £450 -5.26% 1
South East +102 17 £405 -1.22% 2
North of England +91 16 £326 -13.20% 5
Yorkshire +73 9 £400 +6.67% 2
Midlands +65 7 £360 -20.00% 13
North West +63 7 £303 -17.05% 3
East Midlands +50 6 £360 -20.00% 11
East of England +76 3 £403 -26.82%
Scotland +56 3 £350 +1.45% 1
Wales +36 3 £375 +3.45%
South West +61 2 - - 1
West Midlands +55 1 - - 2
Work from Home -22 1 £330 -28.65% 7

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

1 87 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 63 (72.41%) SQL
3 51 (58.62%) Microsoft
4 42 (48.28%) Windows
5 38 (43.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 33 (37.93%) SQL Server 2014
7 32 (36.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 29 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 29 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (32.18%) Windows Server
10 26 (29.89%) Azure
11 24 (27.59%) VMware
11 24 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (25.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (24.14%) C#
13 21 (24.14%) ITIL
13 21 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (22.99%) .NET
15 19 (21.84%) Oracle
15 19 (21.84%) Finance
16 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2016
17 16 (18.39%) Disaster Recovery
17 16 (18.39%) ASP.NET
17 16 (18.39%) Security Cleared
17 16 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (17.24%) Linux
18 15 (17.24%) DevOps
19 14 (16.09%) Office 365
19 14 (16.09%) Migration
19 14 (16.09%) PowerShell

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 6 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.15%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) Confluence
4 1 (1.15%) IIS
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.15%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.15%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.30%) Q-Pulse
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.15%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 26 (29.89%) Azure
2 14 (16.09%) Office 365
3 4 (4.60%) Power Platform
4 3 (3.45%) AWS
4 3 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.45%) GCP
5 2 (2.30%) IaaS
6 1 (1.15%) GitHub
6 1 (1.15%) PaaS
6 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) Firewall
1 3 (3.45%) SAN
1 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.30%) DNS
3 1 (1.15%) DHCP
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
3 1 (1.15%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.15%) LAN
3 1 (1.15%) MPLS
3 1 (1.15%) Skype
3 1 (1.15%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.15%) VoIP
3 1 (1.15%) VSAN
3 1 (1.15%) WAN
3 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (43.68%) SQL Server 2016
3 33 (37.93%) SQL Server 2014
4 32 (36.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (25.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (12.64%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (12.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (11.49%) MongoDB
8 10 (11.49%) Oracle Database
9 9 (10.34%) SQL Server 2017
10 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
12 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (4.60%) Power BI
12 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (3.45%) MySQL
13 3 (3.45%) NoSQL
13 3 (3.45%) RDBMS
14 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 8 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.75%) JIRA
3 5 (5.75%) Selenium
4 4 (4.60%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.45%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.30%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.30%) MbUnit
6 2 (2.30%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.30%) MSTest
6 2 (2.30%) NUnit
6 2 (2.30%) Sourcetree
6 2 (2.30%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.15%) MSI
7 1 (1.15%) Postman
7 1 (1.15%) Subversion
7 1 (1.15%) Toad
7 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (21.84%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.30%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Law
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Local Government
4 1 (1.15%) Police
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (35.63%) Developer
2 30 (34.48%) DBA
3 24 (27.59%) SQL DBA
4 11 (12.64%) SQL Server DBA
5 9 (10.34%) .NET Developer
6 8 (9.20%) Full Stack Developer
6 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared DBA
7 7 (8.05%) Administrator
7 7 (8.05%) Analyst
7 7 (8.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (8.05%) Oracle DBA
8 5 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Sybase DBA
9 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.60%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.60%) SSIS Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Server Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.99%) .NET
2 16 (18.39%) ASP.NET
3 7 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (8.05%) jQuery
3 7 (8.05%) Web Services
4 6 (6.90%) CSS
4 6 (6.90%) SOAP
5 5 (5.75%) .NET Framework
5 5 (5.75%) WCF
6 4 (4.60%) Ajax
6 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.45%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.45%) HTML
7 3 (3.45%) HTML5
7 3 (3.45%) JDBC
7 3 (3.45%) Middleware
7 3 (3.45%) ODBC
7 3 (3.45%) React
7 3 (3.45%) RESTful
8 2 (2.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.45%) Clustering
2 3 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.30%) Replication
4 1 (1.15%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.15%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.15%) EPoS
4 1 (1.15%) NHS
4 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.15%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.15%) User Experience
4 1 (1.15%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (48.28%) Windows
2 28 (32.18%) Windows Server
3 24 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (17.24%) Linux
6 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (8.05%) Windows 10
8 6 (6.90%) Unix
9 3 (3.45%) Solaris
9 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (1.15%) AIX
11 1 (1.15%) Android
11 1 (1.15%) HPUX
11 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.14%) ITIL
1 21 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (18.39%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (17.24%) DevOps
4 14 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (16.09%) Migration
5 13 (14.94%) High Availability
6 11 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (12.64%) MVC
6 11 (12.64%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (11.49%) Data Management
8 9 (10.34%) Data Migration
8 9 (10.34%) Storage Management
8 9 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (8.05%) Mentoring
9 7 (8.05%) Test Automation
9 7 (8.05%) Unit Testing
10 6 (6.90%) ETL
10 6 (6.90%) Release Management
10 6 (6.90%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (72.41%) SQL
2 29 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 21 (24.14%) C#
4 14 (16.09%) PowerShell
5 12 (13.79%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.05%) Perl
7 5 (5.75%) Korn
7 5 (5.75%) Python
7 5 (5.75%) VB.NET
8 4 (4.60%) VBScript
9 3 (3.45%) VBA
10 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.30%) VB
10 2 (2.30%) XAML
11 1 (1.15%) C
11 1 (1.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (1.15%) Java
11 1 (1.15%) Ruby
11 1 (1.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (18.39%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.60%) Degree
4 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.15%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.15%) MCP
5 1 (1.15%) MCSE
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) GDPR
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 16 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (14.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (9.20%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.30%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.30%) vSphere
6 1 (1.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.15%) Docker
6 1 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) SCCM
1 9 (10.34%) SCOM
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.30%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.30%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.15%) Ansible
4 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.15%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.15%) Puppet
4 1 (1.15%) QRadar
4 1 (1.15%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.15%) SCSM
4 1 (1.15%) Terraform
4 1 (1.15%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.15%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 51 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 24 (27.59%) VMware
3 19 (21.84%) Oracle
4 8 (9.20%) Sybase
5 7 (8.05%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.90%) EMC
7 5 (5.75%) NetApp
8 4 (4.60%) Telerik
9 3 (3.45%) HP
9 3 (3.45%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.30%) Cisco
10 2 (2.30%) Computacenter
10 2 (2.30%) Google
10 2 (2.30%) Hitachi
10 2 (2.30%) McAfee
10 2 (2.30%) SAP
10 2 (2.30%) SnapLogic
11 1 (1.15%) FNZ
11 1 (1.15%) Huawei
11 1 (1.15%) Serena