Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 2018 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 363 271 285
Rank change year-on-year -92 +14 -101
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 662 855 965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.94% 0.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.94% 4.15% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 612 667
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £279 £243 £275
90th Percentile £548 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +6.62% -2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 16
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% +66.17%
10th Percentile £32.50 £16.30 £14.13
90th Percentile £53.40 £49.50 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% +9.92%

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 22,511 20,591 23,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.55% 22.62% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,656 13,710 15,806
UK median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £626 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 266 387
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -4.92% +17.31%
10th Percentile £14.00 £9.94 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.17 £53.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £30.75
% change year-on-year +23.89% -8.13% +21.40%

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 June 2018.

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 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 June 2018. 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 -105 615 £413 +10.00% 179
London -37 330 £475 +6.15% 59
UK excluding London -117 325 £363 +6.62% 136
South East -35 112 £375 +2.74% 33
Midlands -35 69 £350 +25.00% 33
North of England -90 60 £350 - 26
East Midlands -21 35 £330 +32.00% 18
West Midlands -28 33 £366 +14.90% 15
Yorkshire -36 33 £348 -0.71% 6
East of England +3 32 £375 +3.45% 16
North West -52 25 £355 +1.43% 17
Scotland -46 24 £350 +1.82% 6
South West -58 17 £350 +1.82% 12
Wales +2 14 £388 +10.71% 9
Northern Ireland +14 2 £300 +20.00% 1
North East -7 2 £251 -16.25% 3

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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.

1 662 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 387 (58.46%) SQL
3 321 (48.49%) .NET
4 287 (43.35%) C#
5 250 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
6 224 (33.84%) Microsoft
7 202 (30.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 186 (28.10%) SQL Server 2016
9 181 (27.34%) Microsoft Azure
10 179 (27.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 167 (25.23%) Windows
12 161 (24.32%) SQL Server 2014
13 154 (23.26%) Finance
14 147 (22.21%) T-SQL
15 137 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 128 (19.34%) ASP.NET
17 122 (18.43%) TDD
18 117 (17.67%) CSS
18 117 (17.67%) HTML
18 117 (17.67%) MVC
19 108 (16.31%) AngularJS
20 104 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
21 99 (14.95%) WCF
21 99 (14.95%) Windows Server
22 94 (14.20%) ETL
23 93 (14.05%) Data Warehouse
24 91 (13.75%) JavaScript
25 90 (13.60%) Web Services
26 89 (13.44%) ASP.NET Web API
27 88 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012

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 40 (6.04%) IIS
2 31 (4.68%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.57%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (1.96%) CMS
5 12 (1.81%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.91%) Confluence
9 6 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.76%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.76%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.60%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.45%) Apache
12 3 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.45%) SAS
12 3 (0.45%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (6.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.06%) Sage 200
2 6 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.91%) SAP APO
2 6 (0.91%) SAP MM
3 5 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.60%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.45%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.30%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.15%) Demantra
7 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.15%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.15%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.15%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 181 (27.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.57%) Office 365
4 16 (2.42%) npm
4 16 (2.42%) PaaS
5 9 (1.36%) IaaS
6 5 (0.76%) SaaS
7 4 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.08%) WinSCP
2 26 (3.93%) PuTTY
3 14 (2.11%) Firewall
3 14 (2.11%) SAN
4 13 (1.96%) DHCP
4 13 (1.96%) DNS
5 11 (1.66%) LAN
6 10 (1.51%) HTTP
6 10 (1.51%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.91%) WAN
7 6 (0.91%) Wireless
8 5 (0.76%) FTP
8 5 (0.76%) SMTP
8 5 (0.76%) VLAN
9 4 (0.60%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.60%) VPN
10 3 (0.45%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.45%) SMS
10 3 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 662 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 202 (30.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 186 (28.10%) SQL Server 2016
4 179 (27.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 161 (24.32%) SQL Server 2014
6 137 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 93 (14.05%) Data Warehouse
8 87 (13.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 57 (8.61%) SQL Server 2005
10 54 (8.16%) Relational Database
11 48 (7.25%) Oracle Database
11 48 (7.25%) Power BI
12 44 (6.65%) Oracle Database 11g
13 30 (4.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 30 (4.53%) Oracle Database 10g
14 19 (2.87%) OLAP
15 18 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
15 18 (2.72%) Big Data
16 14 (2.11%) MySQL
17 13 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 87 (13.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 75 (11.33%) Visual Studio
3 47 (7.10%) Git (software)
4 45 (6.80%) Octopus Deploy
5 43 (6.50%) Selenium
6 40 (6.04%) NUnit
7 36 (5.44%) SpecFlow
8 32 (4.83%) Oracle APEX
8 32 (4.83%) SoapUI
9 31 (4.68%) Ant
9 31 (4.68%) Eclipse
9 31 (4.68%) Jenkins
9 31 (4.68%) TestNG
10 30 (4.53%) HP UFT
11 29 (4.38%) MSTest
12 25 (3.78%) TeamCity
13 21 (3.17%) LoadRunner
13 21 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
14 20 (3.02%) webpack
15 16 (2.42%) Moq
General
1 154 (23.26%) Finance
2 29 (4.38%) Retail
3 18 (2.72%) Banking
4 15 (2.27%) Advertising
4 15 (2.27%) Front Office
5 11 (1.66%) Back Office
6 9 (1.36%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.36%) Legal
7 8 (1.21%) Law
7 8 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.76%) Marketing
8 5 (0.76%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.60%) Local Government
10 3 (0.45%) Automotive
10 3 (0.45%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Billing
12 1 (0.15%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 384 (58.01%) Developer
2 135 (20.39%) .NET Developer
3 115 (17.37%) C# Developer
4 106 (16.01%) SQL Developer
5 89 (13.44%) DBA
6 79 (11.93%) SQL DBA
7 72 (10.88%) Senior Developer
8 55 (8.31%) C# .NET Developer
9 52 (7.85%) WPF Developer
10 50 (7.55%) Analyst
11 48 (7.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 47 (7.10%) Senior .NET Developer
13 43 (6.50%) C# WPF Developer
14 31 (4.68%) Administrator
15 28 (4.23%) Consultant
16 27 (4.08%) SQL Server Developer
17 26 (3.93%) Full Stack Developer
17 26 (3.93%) Senior C# Developer
17 26 (3.93%) SQL Server DBA
18 25 (3.78%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (48.49%) .NET
2 128 (19.34%) ASP.NET
3 117 (17.67%) CSS
3 117 (17.67%) HTML
4 108 (16.31%) AngularJS
5 99 (14.95%) WCF
6 90 (13.60%) Web Services
7 89 (13.44%) ASP.NET Web API
8 77 (11.63%) WPF
9 73 (11.03%) .NET Framework
10 70 (10.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 70 (10.57%) jQuery
11 64 (9.67%) HTML5
12 43 (6.50%) Task Parallel Library
13 40 (6.04%) CSS3
14 39 (5.89%) REST
15 37 (5.59%) JSON
16 34 (5.14%) Entity Framework
17 32 (4.83%) XML
18 29 (4.38%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.67%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.23%) Clustering
4 17 (2.57%) Replication
5 13 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.81%) Fixed Income
6 12 (1.81%) Hedge funds
7 10 (1.51%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.51%) Fintech
7 10 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.36%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.36%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.21%) Equities
10 7 (1.06%) NHS
11 6 (0.91%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.91%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.91%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.91%) User Experience
12 5 (0.76%) Derivative
12 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 167 (25.23%) Windows
2 99 (14.95%) Windows Server
3 88 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (8.01%) Linux
5 47 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (2.87%) Windows 7
8 16 (2.42%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.06%) CentOS
11 5 (0.76%) Unix
12 2 (0.30%) AIX
12 2 (0.30%) Android
12 2 (0.30%) Solaris
12 2 (0.30%) VMS
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (18.43%) TDD
3 117 (17.67%) MVC
4 104 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
5 94 (14.20%) ETL
6 88 (13.29%) Scrum
7 79 (11.93%) DevOps
8 72 (10.88%) SOA
9 64 (9.67%) Multithreading
10 63 (9.52%) MVVM
11 56 (8.46%) Test Automation
11 56 (8.46%) Web Development
12 54 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
13 51 (7.70%) OO
14 50 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
15 46 (6.95%) Waterfall
16 44 (6.65%) Migration
17 42 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
18 41 (6.19%) SDLC
19 37 (5.59%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 387 (58.46%) SQL
2 287 (43.35%) C#
3 147 (22.21%) T-SQL
4 91 (13.75%) JavaScript
5 57 (8.61%) PowerShell
6 50 (7.55%) Java
7 47 (7.10%) TypeScript
8 30 (4.53%) F#
9 29 (4.38%) VBA
10 17 (2.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 14 (2.11%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.36%) C
13 8 (1.21%) Python
13 8 (1.21%) VBScript
14 7 (1.06%) VB
15 5 (0.76%) C++
16 4 (0.60%) R
16 4 (0.60%) Scala
16 4 (0.60%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 58 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 53 (8.01%) SC Cleared
3 52 (7.85%) Degree
4 24 (3.63%) ISEB
4 24 (3.63%) ISEB Practitioner
4 24 (3.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.76%) MCSE
8 4 (0.60%) MCITP
8 4 (0.60%) MCSA
9 3 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.30%) CCNA
10 2 (0.30%) MCP
10 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.15%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.15%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.11%) Data Quality
2 11 (1.66%) GDPR
3 8 (1.21%) SLA
4 7 (1.06%) QA
5 5 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.15%) EMIR
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.15%) MiFID
8 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (5.89%) Active Directory
2 37 (5.59%) Docker
3 33 (4.98%) vSphere
4 24 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.81%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.81%) XenApp
7 8 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.60%) HDFS
10 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.30%) NFS
11 2 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (4.68%) HP ALM
2 24 (3.63%) SCCM
3 14 (2.11%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (1.06%) vCenter Server
4 7 (1.06%) vRealize
5 6 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.76%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.60%) Oozie
7 4 (0.60%) Puppet
8 3 (0.45%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.45%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.45%) SCOM
8 3 (0.45%) WSUS
9 2 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.30%) Malwarebytes
9 2 (0.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.30%) Terraform
9 2 (0.30%) vMotion
Vendors
1 224 (33.84%) Microsoft
2 77 (11.63%) Oracle
3 73 (11.03%) VMware
4 50 (7.55%) HP
5 48 (7.25%) Tableau
6 33 (4.98%) Red Hat
7 31 (4.68%) Software AG
7 31 (4.68%) webMethods
8 22 (3.32%) Citrix
9 16 (2.42%) Cisco
10 13 (1.96%) SAP
11 12 (1.81%) Telerik
12 10 (1.51%) Charles River
13 9 (1.36%) Cognos
13 9 (1.36%) Dell
14 8 (1.21%) SolarWinds
15 7 (1.06%) Capita
15 7 (1.06%) Sage
16 6 (0.91%) Google
16 6 (0.91%) RedGate