Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 325 276 180
Rank change year-on-year -49 -96 +50
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 734 963 1589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.90% 1.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.33% 4.02% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 689 1224
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £270
90th Percentile £575 £519 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £340
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 18
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £44.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.20% +31.34% -4.29%
10th Percentile £21.25 £16.87 £11.78
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.48 £53.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.33 £43.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year -9.08% +27.21% -2.86%

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 22063 23942 26326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.20% 22.47% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14890 15947 17272
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 395 396
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £29.53 £28.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.61% +5.21% +12.25%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.10 £12.63
90th Percentile £54.13 £49.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +12.28% -3.39% +31.11%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Top 17 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 18 October 2017. 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 -49 677 £400 +5.26% 127
UK excluding London -34 440 £350 -2.78% 88
London -33 294 £450 +5.88% 46
North of England +37 118 £333 -5.00% 28
South East -27 117 £345 -13.75% 16
Midlands +12 63 £325 -7.14% 16
Yorkshire +3 58 £325 -13.33% 14
South West -47 52 £374 +6.71% 9
North West +36 48 £375 +7.14% 11
Scotland +16 37 £400 +23.08% 4
West Midlands +10 36 £350 +0.57% 9
East of England -22 35 £400 +15.94% 11
East Midlands +15 27 £315 -13.10% 7
Wales -4 15 £350 -26.32% 4
North East +52 12 £305 -4.31% 3
Northern Ireland -50 4 £250 +25.00%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 734 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 442 (60.22%) SQL
3 296 (40.33%) .NET
4 293 (39.92%) Microsoft
5 269 (36.65%) C#
6 263 (35.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 233 (31.74%) Windows
8 223 (30.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 221 (30.11%) T-SQL
10 187 (25.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 161 (21.93%) Business Intelligence
12 160 (21.80%) Agile Software Development
13 150 (20.44%) MVC
14 145 (19.75%) SQL Server 2014
15 139 (18.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 139 (18.94%) Microsoft Azure
16 134 (18.26%) SQL Server 2016
17 132 (17.98%) Windows Server
17 132 (17.98%) Finance
18 130 (17.71%) Data Warehouse
19 129 (17.57%) ASP.NET
20 125 (17.03%) CSS
20 125 (17.03%) HTML
21 110 (14.99%) ETL
22 106 (14.44%) SQL Server 2005
22 106 (14.44%) AngularJS
23 103 (14.03%) .NET Framework
24 99 (13.49%) Migration
25 95 (12.94%) PowerShell
26 92 (12.53%) Web Services

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 75 (10.22%) SharePoint
2 69 (9.40%) IIS
3 47 (6.40%) MS Exchange
4 28 (3.81%) CMS
4 28 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 26 (3.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 18 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (2.45%) Sitecore CMS
7 15 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (2.04%) Skype for Business
8 13 (1.77%) Apache
9 10 (1.36%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.54%) SAS
11 4 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.41%) SPSS
4 3 (0.41%) Stata
5 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.14%) InDesign
5 1 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
5 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.14%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 13 (1.77%) Unit4 Business World
2 12 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.95%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.82%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.27%) Endur
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle TCA
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.14%) FRx
7 1 (0.14%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.14%) Relativity
7 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 139 (18.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (4.63%) Office 365
4 13 (1.77%) IaaS
5 12 (1.63%) PaaS
6 10 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (1.23%) Google Analytics
7 9 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.68%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.68%) Yammer
9 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.41%) GitHub
11 2 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.27%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.14%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.14%) npm
12 1 (0.14%) SaaS
12 1 (0.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.72%) SAN
2 30 (4.09%) DNS
3 26 (3.54%) Firewall
4 20 (2.72%) DHCP
5 19 (2.59%) TCP/IP
6 17 (2.32%) NAS
7 15 (2.04%) LAN
8 13 (1.77%) PuTTY
8 13 (1.77%) VLAN
8 13 (1.77%) WinSCP
9 12 (1.63%) Skype
10 10 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (1.23%) LDAP
11 9 (1.23%) WAN
12 8 (1.09%) Intranet
12 8 (1.09%) VoIP
13 7 (0.95%) FTP
13 7 (0.95%) VPN
13 7 (0.95%) VSAN
13 7 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 734 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 263 (35.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 223 (30.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 187 (25.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 145 (19.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 139 (18.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 134 (18.26%) SQL Server 2016
8 130 (17.71%) Data Warehouse
9 106 (14.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 46 (6.27%) Power BI
11 42 (5.72%) Relational Database
12 34 (4.63%) OLAP
13 33 (4.50%) Oracle Database
14 24 (3.27%) Big Data
15 23 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
15 23 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
16 22 (3.00%) Hadoop
16 22 (3.00%) NoSQL
17 19 (2.59%) OLAP Cube
18 18 (2.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 85 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 82 (11.17%) Visual Studio
3 47 (6.40%) NUnit
4 33 (4.50%) MSTest
5 32 (4.36%) Moq
6 26 (3.54%) Git (software)
7 20 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
8 19 (2.59%) ReSharper
9 17 (2.32%) Selenium
10 16 (2.18%) Jenkins
11 15 (2.04%) SpecFlow
12 14 (1.91%) Ant
13 13 (1.77%) Eclipse
13 13 (1.77%) HP UFT
13 13 (1.77%) Oracle APEX
13 13 (1.77%) SoapUI
13 13 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 13 (1.77%) TestNG
14 12 (1.63%) JIRA
14 12 (1.63%) TeamCity
General
1 132 (17.98%) Finance
2 40 (5.45%) Banking
3 28 (3.81%) Marketing
4 25 (3.41%) Retail
5 18 (2.45%) Front Office
5 18 (2.45%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.09%) Publishing
7 8 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.82%) Legal
9 5 (0.68%) Law
9 5 (0.68%) Local Government
10 4 (0.54%) Advertising
11 3 (0.41%) Digital Economy
11 3 (0.41%) Electronics
12 2 (0.27%) Back Office
12 2 (0.27%) Romanian Language
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 392 (53.41%) Developer
2 157 (21.39%) SQL Developer
3 142 (19.35%) .NET Developer
4 116 (15.80%) C# Developer
5 91 (12.40%) DBA
6 82 (11.17%) SQL DBA
7 74 (10.08%) C# .NET Developer
8 62 (8.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 58 (7.90%) SQL Server Developer
10 55 (7.49%) Architect
11 53 (7.22%) Senior Developer
12 48 (6.54%) Analyst
13 47 (6.40%) SSIS Developer
14 33 (4.50%) SQL Server DBA
15 31 (4.22%) Full Stack Developer
15 31 (4.22%) Senior .NET Developer
16 30 (4.09%) ASP.NET Developer
17 28 (3.81%) Administrator
18 27 (3.68%) ETL Developer
19 26 (3.54%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (40.33%) .NET
2 129 (17.57%) ASP.NET
3 125 (17.03%) CSS
3 125 (17.03%) HTML
4 106 (14.44%) AngularJS
5 103 (14.03%) .NET Framework
6 92 (12.53%) Web Services
7 83 (11.31%) WCF
8 70 (9.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 62 (8.45%) jQuery
10 61 (8.31%) ASP.NET Web API
11 57 (7.77%) Ajax
12 41 (5.59%) Entity Framework
13 40 (5.45%) HTML5
14 35 (4.77%) RESTful
15 33 (4.50%) LINQ
15 33 (4.50%) WPF
16 32 (4.36%) MDX
17 29 (3.95%) KnockoutJS
17 29 (3.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (6.40%) Clustering
3 34 (4.63%) Replication
4 24 (3.27%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.27%) Fixed Income
5 23 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 22 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.95%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.95%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.82%) EPoS
10 6 (0.82%) Market Risk
10 6 (0.82%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.68%) Equities
11 5 (0.68%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.68%) RIA
11 5 (0.68%) User Experience
12 4 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 233 (31.74%) Windows
2 132 (17.98%) Windows Server
3 90 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (5.45%) Linux
6 23 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.91%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.77%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.36%) Solaris
10 10 (1.36%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.95%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.95%) Unix
11 7 (0.95%) VMS
11 7 (0.95%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.82%) Android
13 5 (0.68%) HPUX
14 4 (0.54%) CentOS
14 4 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.27%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (21.93%) Business Intelligence
2 160 (21.80%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (20.44%) MVC
4 110 (14.99%) ETL
5 99 (13.49%) Migration
6 90 (12.26%) TDD
7 57 (7.77%) Performance Tuning
8 54 (7.36%) MVVM
9 48 (6.54%) Data Modelling
10 42 (5.72%) SOA
11 41 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (5.59%) ITIL
11 41 (5.59%) Test Automation
12 40 (5.45%) Scrum
13 39 (5.31%) E-Commerce
14 38 (5.18%) Kimball Methodology
15 37 (5.04%) High Availability
16 35 (4.77%) Data Migration
17 34 (4.63%) DevOps
18 33 (4.50%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 442 (60.22%) SQL
2 269 (36.65%) C#
3 221 (30.11%) T-SQL
4 95 (12.94%) PowerShell
5 81 (11.04%) JavaScript
6 39 (5.31%) Java
7 29 (3.95%) VB.NET
8 18 (2.45%) TypeScript
9 17 (2.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 13 (1.77%) F#
11 11 (1.50%) PHP
11 11 (1.50%) VBA
12 9 (1.23%) C
12 9 (1.23%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.23%) Python
12 9 (1.23%) R
12 9 (1.23%) Scala
12 9 (1.23%) VB
12 9 (1.23%) VBScript
13 5 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 71 (9.67%) Security Cleared
2 53 (7.22%) Degree
2 53 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (6.27%) SC Cleared
4 36 (4.90%) MCSE
5 29 (3.95%) MCITP
6 18 (2.45%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.77%) ISEB
8 10 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (1.23%) CCNA
9 9 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.82%) MCSA
10 6 (0.82%) MCTS
11 5 (0.68%) CCSP
11 5 (0.68%) CFA
11 5 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.45%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.77%) QA
3 12 (1.63%) SLA
4 8 (1.09%) COBIT
5 6 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.27%) PMO
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 81 (11.04%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.13%) Hyper-V
3 43 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (2.72%) vSphere
5 19 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.63%) XenApp
7 9 (1.23%) HDFS
7 9 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.09%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.82%) Docker
9 6 (0.82%) UAG
9 6 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (0.82%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.54%) Samba
10 4 (0.54%) Squid
11 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.27%) Xen
13 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 46 (6.27%) SCCM
2 30 (4.09%) SCOM
3 27 (3.68%) Microsoft Clustering
4 16 (2.18%) SCOrch
5 9 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (1.09%) Oozie
7 6 (0.82%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.68%) Nagios
8 5 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.68%) SCSM
8 5 (0.68%) vMotion
9 4 (0.54%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.54%) vRealize
9 4 (0.54%) Webmin
9 4 (0.54%) Xymon
10 3 (0.41%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.41%) WSUS
11 2 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 293 (39.92%) Microsoft
2 77 (10.49%) VMware
3 57 (7.77%) Oracle
4 55 (7.49%) HP
5 48 (6.54%) Citrix
6 34 (4.63%) Sitecore
7 27 (3.68%) RedGate
8 24 (3.27%) Tableau
9 23 (3.13%) Cisco
10 21 (2.86%) Google
11 18 (2.45%) Red Hat
12 17 (2.32%) NetApp
13 14 (1.91%) 3PAR
14 10 (1.36%) SAP
14 10 (1.36%) StorageTek
14 10 (1.36%) Sun
15 9 (1.23%) Cloudera
15 9 (1.23%) Dell
15 9 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (1.09%) webMethods