Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 448 363 282
Rank change year-on-year -85 -81 -18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 444 712 853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.69% 0.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.16% 3.03% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 536 594
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £300 £296 £250
90th Percentile £648 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 14
UK median hourly rate £22.83 £44.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.70% +11.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £21.42 £20.50 £16.10
90th Percentile £24.25 £62.00 £49.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.83 £33.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -31.85% -25.56% +50.00%

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 20,567 23,514 21,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.15% 22.69% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,088 16,385 14,160
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £635 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 238 269
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% +9.73%
10th Percentile £14.29 £14.00 £11.04
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year +4.48% +6.35% +10.53%

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 17 July 2019.

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
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 17 July 2019. 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 -95 405 £440 +10.00% 148
UK excluding London -58 237 £400 +6.67% 119
London -79 200 £475 - 36
South East -10 79 £408 +8.67% 23
North of England +8 43 £370 +0.34% 35
Midlands -12 39 £450 +24.14% 35
South West -12 28 £375 +7.14% 7
North West +19 23 £370 -1.33% 16
East Midlands +8 22 £425 +13.33% 14
Scotland +21 18 £365 +4.29% 3
West Midlands +8 17 £485 +38.57% 20
Yorkshire 0 12 £375 +1.69% 18
East of England -21 12 £475 +26.67% 12
Northern Ireland +17 10 £325 +8.33%
North East +29 8 £350 +27.27% 1
Wales +5 8 £375 -8.81% 4

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 444 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 302 (68.02%) SQL
3 190 (42.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 186 (41.89%) Microsoft
5 162 (36.49%) C#
6 157 (35.36%) .NET
7 154 (34.68%) Business Intelligence
8 149 (33.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 141 (31.76%) T-SQL
10 133 (29.95%) SQL Server 2016
11 128 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
12 123 (27.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 122 (27.48%) Data Warehouse
14 116 (26.13%) Windows
14 116 (26.13%) Microsoft Azure
15 112 (25.23%) ETL
16 102 (22.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 97 (21.85%) Power Platform
18 95 (21.40%) Power BI
19 94 (21.17%) SQL Server 2014
20 86 (19.37%) Finance
21 70 (15.77%) Performance Tuning
22 67 (15.09%) SQL Server 2005
23 66 (14.86%) JavaScript
24 65 (14.64%) Windows Server
25 60 (13.51%) Oracle
26 58 (13.06%) ASP.NET
26 58 (13.06%) .NET Framework
26 58 (13.06%) Team Foundation Server
27 56 (12.61%) 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 56 (12.61%) SharePoint
2 38 (8.56%) MS Exchange
3 23 (5.18%) Apache
4 22 (4.95%) IIS
5 21 (4.73%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (3.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.70%) Confluence
9 8 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.80%) Skype for Business
10 7 (1.58%) Apache Spark
11 5 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (1.13%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.90%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.68%) K2 blackpearl
14 2 (0.45%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 37 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.90%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.90%) Revive Adserver
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 116 (26.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (21.85%) Power Platform
3 47 (10.59%) Office 365
4 36 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (4.50%) Azure Data Factory
6 15 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (2.70%) SaaS
8 9 (2.03%) PaaS
9 8 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.58%) IaaS
11 5 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (1.13%) Lucidchart
12 4 (0.90%) Force.com
12 4 (0.90%) Veeva
13 3 (0.68%) npm
14 2 (0.45%) Azure Functions
14 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Flow
14 2 (0.45%) Serverless
15 1 (0.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 1 (0.23%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.76%) SAN
2 17 (3.83%) DNS
3 15 (3.38%) DHCP
4 14 (3.15%) Firewall
5 7 (1.58%) NAS
5 7 (1.58%) VoIP
6 6 (1.35%) HTTP
7 5 (1.13%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.90%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (0.90%) LAN
8 4 (0.90%) WAN
9 3 (0.68%) Broadband
9 3 (0.68%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.68%) PBX
9 3 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.68%) SMTP
9 3 (0.68%) SNMP
10 2 (0.45%) MPLS
10 2 (0.45%) VPN
10 2 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 190 (42.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 149 (33.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 133 (29.95%) SQL Server 2016
5 123 (27.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 122 (27.48%) Data Warehouse
7 102 (22.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 95 (21.40%) Power BI
9 94 (21.17%) SQL Server 2014
10 67 (15.09%) SQL Server 2005
11 41 (9.23%) SQL Server 2017
12 39 (8.78%) Relational Database
13 24 (5.41%) MySQL
13 24 (5.41%) OLAP
13 24 (5.41%) Star Schema
14 23 (5.18%) QlikView
15 22 (4.95%) Oracle Database
16 21 (4.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 21 (4.73%) RDBMS
17 20 (4.50%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 58 (13.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (8.56%) Visual Studio
3 37 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 36 (8.11%) Jenkins
5 19 (4.28%) JIRA
6 16 (3.60%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (2.93%) Selenium
8 9 (2.03%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.58%) Subversion
9 7 (1.58%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (1.13%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.90%) ERwin
12 4 (0.90%) Hudson
12 4 (0.90%) NUnit
13 3 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.68%) MbUnit
13 3 (0.68%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.68%) MSTest
13 3 (0.68%) WinDbg
General
1 86 (19.37%) Finance
2 29 (6.53%) Front Office
3 24 (5.41%) Banking
4 15 (3.38%) Law
5 14 (3.15%) Retail
6 10 (2.25%) Back Office
7 9 (2.03%) Legal
8 5 (1.13%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.13%) Local Government
8 5 (1.13%) Marketing
8 5 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.90%) Advertising
9 4 (0.90%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.45%) Billing
11 2 (0.45%) French Language
11 2 (0.45%) German Language
11 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.45%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 244 (54.95%) Developer
2 95 (21.40%) SQL Developer
3 72 (16.22%) DBA
4 63 (14.19%) SQL DBA
5 50 (11.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 46 (10.36%) C# Developer
7 37 (8.33%) .NET Developer
8 35 (7.88%) SQL Server DBA
9 29 (6.53%) Administrator
10 27 (6.08%) ETL Developer
10 27 (6.08%) Senior Developer
11 25 (5.63%) C# WPF Developer
11 25 (5.63%) WPF Developer
12 23 (5.18%) SQL Server Developer
13 22 (4.95%) SSIS Developer
14 19 (4.28%) Angular Developer
14 19 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (3.60%) Database Developer
16 15 (3.38%) Consultant
16 15 (3.38%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (35.36%) .NET
2 58 (13.06%) .NET Framework
2 58 (13.06%) ASP.NET
3 50 (11.26%) AngularJS
4 40 (9.01%) WCF
5 35 (7.88%) HTML
6 33 (7.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 33 (7.43%) MDX
7 32 (7.21%) CSS
8 28 (6.31%) WPF
9 27 (6.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (5.86%) jQuery
11 24 (5.41%) Web Services
12 22 (4.95%) XML
13 20 (4.50%) RESTful
14 18 (4.05%) .NET Core
14 18 (4.05%) D3.js
15 17 (3.83%) HTML5
16 16 (3.60%) JSON
17 14 (3.15%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.98%) Fixed Income
2 26 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.86%) Derivative
2 26 (5.86%) OTC Derivatives
3 23 (5.18%) Clustering
3 23 (5.18%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.95%) Replication
5 18 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (3.83%) Hedge funds
7 12 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.70%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.03%) Reinsurance
9 6 (1.35%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.35%) NHS
9 6 (1.35%) PKI
10 4 (0.90%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.90%) Robotics
11 3 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 116 (26.13%) Windows
2 65 (14.64%) Windows Server
3 41 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (6.08%) Linux
6 11 (2.48%) Unix
7 9 (2.03%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.35%) Solaris
10 5 (1.13%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.13%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.90%) Android
11 4 (0.90%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.23%) CentOS
13 1 (0.23%) Fedora
13 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (34.68%) Business Intelligence
2 128 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (25.23%) ETL
4 70 (15.77%) Performance Tuning
5 53 (11.94%) Migration
6 51 (11.49%) MVC
7 49 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (10.36%) Data Modelling
9 36 (8.11%) SOLID
10 34 (7.66%) Asset Management
11 33 (7.43%) Kimball Methodology
12 32 (7.21%) Dependency Injection
13 31 (6.98%) High Availability
14 30 (6.76%) Dimensional Modelling
14 30 (6.76%) Scrum
15 28 (6.31%) TDD
16 26 (5.86%) Portfolio Management
16 26 (5.86%) Unit Testing
16 26 (5.86%) Web Development
17 25 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 302 (68.02%) SQL
2 162 (36.49%) C#
3 141 (31.76%) T-SQL
4 66 (14.86%) JavaScript
5 56 (12.61%) PowerShell
6 29 (6.53%) VBA
7 22 (4.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 17 (3.83%) VB
9 16 (3.60%) Python
10 14 (3.15%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.48%) Java
11 11 (2.48%) TypeScript
12 9 (2.03%) VB6
13 8 (1.80%) PHP
13 8 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.58%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.35%) VBScript
16 4 (0.90%) R
17 3 (0.68%) C
17 3 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 27 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.18%) Degree
4 19 (4.28%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.15%) MCSE
6 12 (2.70%) MCITP
7 9 (2.03%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.35%) Master's Degree
9 6 (1.35%) MCSA
10 5 (1.13%) CCSP
10 5 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.90%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.90%) MCDBA
12 3 (0.68%) CCNP
12 3 (0.68%) CCVP
12 3 (0.68%) CFA
12 3 (0.68%) MCP
13 2 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.25%) QA
1 10 (2.25%) SLA
2 8 (1.80%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.58%) IFRS
4 5 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.45%) GDPR
5 2 (0.45%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 55 (12.39%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (2.93%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.70%) Shibboleth
5 12 (2.70%) VMware NSX
6 9 (2.03%) vSphere
7 6 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.68%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.45%) XenApp
11 1 (0.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (6.31%) SCCM
2 21 (4.73%) SCOM
3 15 (3.38%) Single Sign-On
4 14 (3.15%) Microsoft Clustering
4 14 (3.15%) WSUS
5 5 (1.13%) Control-M
5 5 (1.13%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.68%) Puppet
7 2 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Sentry
8 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 186 (41.89%) Microsoft
2 60 (13.51%) Oracle
3 43 (9.68%) VMware
4 31 (6.98%) Telerik
5 24 (5.41%) Tableau
6 13 (2.93%) Citrix
7 12 (2.70%) Cisco
7 12 (2.70%) Sony
7 12 (2.70%) Teradata
8 10 (2.25%) Informatica
8 10 (2.25%) SAP
9 8 (1.80%) Databricks
10 7 (1.58%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.58%) Netezza
11 6 (1.35%) Cognos
11 6 (1.35%) HP
11 6 (1.35%) Nintex
12 5 (1.13%) Dell
12 5 (1.13%) EMC
12 5 (1.13%) iManage