Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 507 452 335
Rank change year-on-year -55 -117 -100
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 240 483 738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.49% 0.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.64% 2.18% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 350 525
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £283
90th Percentile £538 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +1.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £28.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.67% -29.38% -
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.25 £28.25
90th Percentile £60.65 £37.63 £52.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £28.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -48.67% -29.38% +6.67%

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 14,621 22,106 22,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.21% 22.28% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,665 15,228 15,322
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £319 £320 £313
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 254 256
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -0.73% +29.25%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.08 £15.09
90th Percentile £55.50 £56.93 £56.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.55 £33.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -22.58% -12.00% +56.25%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 February 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 +2 234 £425 -2.86% 115
UK excluding London -19 132 £405 +1.25% 87
London +37 109 £432 -13.60% 41
South East +75 69 £425 +13.33% 17
North of England +34 18 £363 +0.69% 23
Midlands -5 18 £406 -4.41% 15
East of England +47 17 £400 -7.25% 11
East Midlands -3 11 £413 +3.13% 9
North West +23 10 £363 - 8
West Midlands +20 7 £400 -15.79% 6
Yorkshire +40 5 £525 +55.56% 15
Scotland +7 5 £363 -0.62% 5
South West +9 4 £425 +37.10% 8
North East +24 3 £325 -
Wales +7 1 £438 -2.78% 7

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 240 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 145 (60.42%) SQL
3 129 (53.75%) Microsoft
4 101 (42.08%) Windows
5 96 (40.00%) C#
6 92 (38.33%) SQL Server 2016
7 82 (34.17%) .NET
8 79 (32.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 78 (32.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 68 (28.33%) Azure
11 64 (26.67%) SQL Server 2014
12 59 (24.58%) T-SQL
13 57 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
14 53 (22.08%) Finance
15 50 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 43 (17.92%) Windows Server
17 42 (17.50%) Oracle
17 42 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
18 38 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
18 38 (15.83%) Active Directory
18 38 (15.83%) Office 365
19 37 (15.42%) IIS
19 37 (15.42%) VMware
20 35 (14.58%) Migration
21 34 (14.17%) ETL
22 33 (13.75%) HTML
22 33 (13.75%) JavaScript
23 31 (12.92%) Data Warehouse
24 30 (12.50%) High Availability
24 30 (12.50%) Security Cleared

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 37 (15.42%) IIS
2 29 (12.08%) SharePoint
3 25 (10.42%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (7.92%) MS Exchange
5 14 (5.83%) Apache
6 11 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (4.58%) WebSphere
7 8 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (2.50%) K2 blackpearl
8 6 (2.50%) Skype for Business
8 6 (2.50%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.08%) JBoss
10 3 (1.25%) nginx
10 3 (1.25%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.83%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.42%) Confluence
12 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (4.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (2.08%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (1.67%) NetSuite
5 3 (1.25%) Line 500
5 3 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.42%) FastStats
7 1 (0.42%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 68 (28.33%) Azure
2 38 (15.83%) Office 365
3 18 (7.50%) AWS
4 16 (6.67%) Power Platform
5 14 (5.83%) IaaS
6 11 (4.58%) PaaS
7 9 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (3.75%) GCP
8 8 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (2.50%) npm
10 4 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (1.67%) Azure Functions
10 4 (1.67%) GitHub
10 4 (1.67%) SaaS
10 4 (1.67%) Serverless
11 3 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.25%) Mimecast
11 3 (1.25%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.83%) Azure Stack
12 2 (0.83%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.92%) DNS
2 18 (7.50%) SAN
3 15 (6.25%) WAN
4 14 (5.83%) LAN
5 13 (5.42%) DHCP
6 10 (4.17%) Firewall
7 9 (3.75%) NAS
7 9 (3.75%) VoIP
8 8 (3.33%) HTTP
8 8 (3.33%) MPLS
9 7 (2.92%) TCP/IP
9 7 (2.92%) VPN
10 6 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.08%) Skype
12 4 (1.67%) SMTP
13 3 (1.25%) Internet
13 3 (1.25%) PuTTY
13 3 (1.25%) WinSCP
14 2 (0.83%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 92 (38.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 79 (32.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 78 (32.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 64 (26.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 50 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (12.92%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (10.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 24 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (5.83%) Power BI
11 13 (5.42%) Relational Database
12 12 (5.00%) NoSQL
13 9 (3.75%) SQL Server 2017
14 8 (3.33%) Oracle Database
15 7 (2.92%) OLAP
16 6 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
17 5 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
17 5 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
17 5 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
17 5 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (5.42%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.42%) Visual Studio
3 10 (4.17%) Selenium
4 8 (3.33%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.92%) gulp
5 7 (2.92%) Subversion
6 6 (2.50%) jspm
6 6 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (2.50%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.08%) JUnit
7 5 (2.08%) Log4Net
7 5 (2.08%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.67%) Fiddler
8 4 (1.67%) NUnit
9 3 (1.25%) JIRA
9 3 (1.25%) Moq
9 3 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (1.25%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.25%) TestNG
General
1 53 (22.08%) Finance
2 14 (5.83%) Banking
3 13 (5.42%) Public Sector
4 11 (4.58%) Retail
5 7 (2.92%) German Language
6 4 (1.67%) Italian Language
6 4 (1.67%) Legal
6 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.25%) French Language
7 3 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.25%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.83%) Law
8 2 (0.83%) Local Government
9 1 (0.42%) Automotive
9 1 (0.42%) Back Office
9 1 (0.42%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 105 (43.75%) Developer
2 40 (16.67%) DBA
3 37 (15.42%) SQL DBA
4 28 (11.67%) C# Developer
5 22 (9.17%) SQL Developer
6 19 (7.92%) .NET Developer
7 16 (6.67%) Consultant
7 16 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
8 14 (5.83%) Administrator
8 14 (5.83%) Senior Developer
9 13 (5.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 11 (4.58%) BizTalk Developer
10 11 (4.58%) C# WPF Developer
10 11 (4.58%) WPF Developer
11 10 (4.17%) XAML Developer
12 9 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support
13 8 (3.33%) SQL Server Developer
13 8 (3.33%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (34.17%) .NET
2 33 (13.75%) HTML
3 28 (11.67%) ASP.NET
4 24 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 21 (8.75%) XML
6 19 (7.92%) AngularJS
6 19 (7.92%) CSS
6 19 (7.92%) Web Services
7 18 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (7.50%) WPF
8 17 (7.08%) WCF
9 14 (5.83%) HTML5
9 14 (5.83%) jQuery
9 14 (5.83%) XSLT
10 12 (5.00%) REST
11 11 (4.58%) Entity Framework
11 11 (4.58%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (4.58%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (4.58%) WinForms
12 10 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.92%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.08%) Clustering
4 9 (3.75%) Replication
5 6 (2.50%) Equities
5 6 (2.50%) Hedge funds
5 6 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.08%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.08%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.08%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.67%) NHS
8 3 (1.25%) PKI
9 2 (0.83%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.42%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.42%) Robotics
10 1 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 101 (42.08%) Windows
2 57 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 43 (17.92%) Windows Server
4 27 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (10.42%) Linux
6 12 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 10 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (3.75%) Unix
8 9 (3.75%) Windows 10
9 7 (2.92%) Android
9 7 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.42%) CentOS
10 1 (0.42%) Solaris
10 1 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (14.58%) Migration
4 34 (14.17%) ETL
5 30 (12.50%) High Availability
6 29 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (8.75%) MVC
9 19 (7.92%) MVVM
10 18 (7.50%) ITIL
11 17 (7.08%) Change Management
12 16 (6.67%) Data Integration
13 15 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 13 (5.42%) CRM
14 13 (5.42%) Scrum
15 12 (5.00%) Data Migration
15 12 (5.00%) ERP
15 12 (5.00%) Web Development
16 11 (4.58%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 145 (60.42%) SQL
2 96 (40.00%) C#
3 59 (24.58%) T-SQL
4 33 (13.75%) JavaScript
5 27 (11.25%) PowerShell
6 14 (5.83%) Java
7 11 (4.58%) Python
8 10 (4.17%) VB.NET
8 10 (4.17%) XAML
9 8 (3.33%) R
10 7 (2.92%) C
10 7 (2.92%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.50%) PHP
11 6 (2.50%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (1.67%) Ruby
13 3 (1.25%) F#
13 3 (1.25%) VB
14 2 (0.83%) VBA
14 2 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.75%) Degree
5 4 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.25%) ISEB
6 3 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.25%) MCSE
6 3 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.83%) MCSA
8 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) CCNA
8 1 (0.42%) CFA
8 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.42%) MBA
8 1 (0.42%) MCITP
8 1 (0.42%) MCP
8 1 (0.42%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.67%) QA
2 3 (1.25%) GDPR
3 2 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.83%) SLA
4 1 (0.42%) IFRS
System Software
1 38 (15.83%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.17%) Docker
5 8 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.50%) vSphere
7 5 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.67%) XenApp
8 4 (1.67%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.42%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (4.58%) SCCM
2 10 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (2.92%) MIIS
4 6 (2.50%) AirWatch
4 6 (2.50%) WSUS
5 4 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.25%) HP ALM
6 3 (1.25%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.83%) Ansible
7 2 (0.83%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.83%) Nessus
7 2 (0.83%) SCOM
8 1 (0.42%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.42%) QRadar
8 1 (0.42%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 129 (53.75%) Microsoft
2 42 (17.50%) Oracle
3 37 (15.42%) VMware
4 13 (5.42%) Cisco
4 13 (5.42%) Citrix
5 10 (4.17%) HP
5 10 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 10 (4.17%) Telerik
6 8 (3.33%) Google
6 8 (3.33%) webMethods
7 6 (2.50%) Avaya
7 6 (2.50%) Meraki
8 5 (2.08%) EMC
8 5 (2.08%) IBM
9 4 (1.67%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.67%) Tableau
10 3 (1.25%) Sage
10 3 (1.25%) Software AG
10 3 (1.25%) Symantec
10 3 (1.25%) Ubiquiti