Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 531 501 468
Rank change year-on-year -30 -33 -135
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 69 267 498
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.36% 0.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.78% 1.71% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 201 362
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £279 £313 £300
90th Percentile £538 £538 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £408 £390
% change year-on-year -7.98% +4.49% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.67% -29.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £28.25
% 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 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 8,854 15,597 22,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.66% 21.27% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,035 10,622 15,756
Median daily rate £480 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £319
90th Percentile £650 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 214 231
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% -11.86%
10th Percentile £13.46 £12.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £60.08 £56.90 £55.00
Median hourly rate £23.43 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.13% -13.46% -20.61%

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 15 January 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 14 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 15 January 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 +5 61 £400 -5.88% 28
UK excluding London +80 33 £375 -7.98% 23
London +40 30 £480 +6.67% 9
Work from Home -174 13 £440 +35.38% 4
Midlands +57 12 £360 -0.69% 2
East Midlands +46 10 £360 -0.69% 2
North of England +92 8 £450 +20.00% 9
South West +93 5 £400 -11.11% 4
North West +65 5 £464 +25.83% 6
South East +69 4 £338 -20.59% 3
Yorkshire +38 3 £375 -19.79% 2
Wales +31 3 £350 -20.00% 1
West Midlands +39 2 £206 -43.10%
East of England +52 1 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 69 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (73.91%) Microsoft
3 50 (72.46%) SQL
4 27 (39.13%) SQL Server 2016
5 25 (36.23%) Windows
6 23 (33.33%) .NET
7 22 (31.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (30.43%) T-SQL
9 18 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (26.09%) Azure
10 16 (23.19%) C#
10 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
10 16 (23.19%) Windows Server
11 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (20.29%) ASP.NET
12 14 (20.29%) Finance
12 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (20.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (18.84%) VMware
13 13 (18.84%) Active Directory
13 13 (18.84%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (17.39%) Power Platform
14 12 (17.39%) SQL Server 2017
14 12 (17.39%) DevOps
15 11 (15.94%) DNS
15 11 (15.94%) CSS
15 11 (15.94%) Oracle
15 11 (15.94%) HTML
15 11 (15.94%) Visual Studio
15 11 (15.94%) Migration

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 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (11.59%) IIS
3 6 (8.70%) Skype for Business
4 5 (7.25%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.35%) JBoss
6 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.90%) Apache
8 1 (1.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) InfoPath
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Elite 3E
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.45%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.09%) Azure
2 12 (17.39%) Power Platform
3 9 (13.04%) Office 365
4 5 (7.25%) IaaS
4 5 (7.25%) PaaS
5 4 (5.80%) AWS
6 3 (4.35%) Power Automate
6 3 (4.35%) PowerApps
6 3 (4.35%) SaaS
6 3 (4.35%) Yammer
7 2 (2.90%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (2.90%) GitHub
7 2 (2.90%) NuGet
8 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.45%) Azure Functions
8 1 (1.45%) Lucidchart
8 1 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.94%) DNS
2 10 (14.49%) SAN
3 6 (8.70%) Skype
4 5 (7.25%) DHCP
4 5 (7.25%) Firewall
4 5 (7.25%) VPN
5 4 (5.80%) VLAN
6 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.45%) FTP
7 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.45%) Intranet
7 1 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.45%) LAN
7 1 (1.45%) NAS
7 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.45%) Network Security
7 1 (1.45%) VoIP
7 1 (1.45%) VSAN
7 1 (1.45%) WAN
7 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (39.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 22 (31.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (20.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (18.84%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (17.39%) SQL Server 2017
8 10 (14.49%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (13.04%) Power BI
10 7 (10.14%) NoSQL
11 6 (8.70%) Biml
11 6 (8.70%) MongoDB
12 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
13 3 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (4.35%) Couchbase
14 1 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (1.45%) Redis
14 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Visual Studio
2 8 (11.59%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.59%) JIRA
3 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.80%) Selenium
3 4 (5.80%) SpecFlow
4 3 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (4.35%) SonarQube
4 3 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.90%) Hudson
5 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.45%) Postman
6 1 (1.45%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.45%) Sourcetree
6 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (20.29%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Digital Economy
3 2 (2.90%) Front Office
3 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Law
3 2 (2.90%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Military
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (36.23%) Developer
2 11 (15.94%) .NET Developer
3 10 (14.49%) Analyst
4 8 (11.59%) DBA
4 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.14%) SQL DBA
6 5 (7.25%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (5.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.80%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (4.35%) Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Power BI Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (4.35%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (33.33%) .NET
2 14 (20.29%) ASP.NET
3 11 (15.94%) CSS
3 11 (15.94%) HTML
4 9 (13.04%) jQuery
5 8 (11.59%) .NET Framework
5 8 (11.59%) AngularJS
6 7 (10.14%) REST
7 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (7.25%) CSS3
8 5 (7.25%) HTML5
8 5 (7.25%) SOAP
8 5 (7.25%) WCF
9 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (5.80%) Web Services
10 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (4.35%) Gherkin
10 3 (4.35%) WPF
10 3 (4.35%) XML
10 3 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) User Experience
2 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) Clustering
3 3 (4.35%) NHS
3 3 (4.35%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.35%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.90%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.90%) PKI
4 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.45%) Replication
5 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.23%) Windows
2 16 (23.19%) Windows Server
3 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.14%) Linux
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.90%) AIX
7 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.45%) CentOS
8 1 (1.45%) HPUX
8 1 (1.45%) Solaris
8 1 (1.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.39%) DevOps
3 11 (15.94%) Migration
4 10 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (11.59%) MVC
6 8 (11.59%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (11.59%) Visualisation
7 7 (10.14%) High Availability
7 7 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
8 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 6 (8.70%) Kimball Methodology
8 6 (8.70%) Scrum
9 5 (7.25%) Decision-Making
9 5 (7.25%) ITIL
10 4 (5.80%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (5.80%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 50 (72.46%) SQL
2 21 (30.43%) T-SQL
3 16 (23.19%) C#
3 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.49%) PowerShell
5 9 (13.04%) VB.NET
6 7 (10.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (5.80%) VBScript
8 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.35%) TypeScript
8 3 (4.35%) XPath
9 1 (1.45%) C++
9 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.14%) DV Cleared
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.25%) Degree
4 4 (5.80%) CCNA
4 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.80%) HP AIS
4 4 (5.80%) HP ASE
4 4 (5.80%) HP MASE
4 4 (5.80%) JNCIS
4 4 (5.80%) MCITP
4 4 (5.80%) MCSA
4 4 (5.80%) MCSE
4 4 (5.80%) NCIE
4 4 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) GDPR
1 2 (2.90%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.45%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (18.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) DFS Replication
3 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.45%) UAG
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.45%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 6 (8.70%) WSUS
2 4 (5.80%) SCOM
2 4 (5.80%) vCenter Server
3 3 (4.35%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.90%) SCCM
5 1 (1.45%) Puppet
5 1 (1.45%) SCSM
5 1 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 51 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.84%) VMware
3 11 (15.94%) Oracle
4 8 (11.59%) Cisco
4 8 (11.59%) HP
5 4 (5.80%) 3PAR
5 4 (5.80%) Brocade
5 4 (5.80%) Juniper
5 4 (5.80%) NetApp
5 4 (5.80%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (4.35%) SAP
6 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 3 (4.35%) Telerik
6 3 (4.35%) Twitter
7 2 (2.90%) Remedy
7 2 (2.90%) Veeam
8 1 (1.45%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.45%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.45%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.45%) Symantec