Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 469 353 266
Rank change year-on-year -116 -87 -59
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 466 712 960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.71% 0.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.09% 3.23% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 504 729
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
90th Percentile £613 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +11.79% -2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 16
UK median hourly rate £28.25 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.38% -11.11% +51.16%
10th Percentile £12.25 £28.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £37.63 £52.29 £58.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -29.38% -11.11% +100.00%

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 22,344 22,059 21,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.48% 21.99% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,405 15,353 14,638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.00%
10th Percentile £319 £310 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 254 322
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £30.95 £28.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.01% +9.83% -7.61%
10th Percentile £13.51 £14.68 £10.00
90th Percentile £57.40 £55.42 £49.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £27.38
% change year-on-year -5.71% +27.85% -7.20%

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 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 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 -102 423 £425 +4.94% 150
UK excluding London -120 267 £391 +11.79% 121
London -66 196 £500 +8.11% 46
South East -34 85 £395 +14.49% 28
Midlands -3 65 £405 +24.62% 30
North of England -56 40 £360 +2.86% 32
East Midlands +16 38 £375 +19.05% 19
West Midlands -28 27 £475 +35.71% 11
North West -18 20 £363 -3.33% 19
Yorkshire -42 20 £350 - 12
Wales -22 19 £450 +28.57% 3
South West -45 19 £425 +21.43% 9
Scotland -23 17 £345 -8.00% 11
East of England -11 15 £425 +30.27% 5
Northern Ireland - 4 £325 - 3
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 466 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 294 (63.09%) SQL
3 187 (40.13%) Microsoft
4 169 (36.27%) .NET
4 169 (36.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 163 (34.98%) C#
6 159 (34.12%) T-SQL
7 141 (30.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 139 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
9 137 (29.40%) Windows
10 122 (26.18%) Microsoft Azure
11 114 (24.46%) SQL Server 2016
12 107 (22.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 99 (21.24%) ETL
13 99 (21.24%) Business Intelligence
14 96 (20.60%) SQL Server 2014
15 93 (19.96%) .NET Framework
16 91 (19.53%) Finance
17 88 (18.88%) MVC
18 84 (18.03%) WCF
19 82 (17.60%) Data Warehouse
20 81 (17.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 75 (16.09%) Windows Server
22 74 (15.88%) Team Foundation Server
23 70 (15.02%) PowerShell
24 65 (13.95%) Visual Studio
25 59 (12.66%) ASP.NET
25 59 (12.66%) AngularJS
26 56 (12.02%) JavaScript
26 56 (12.02%) ASP.NET Web API

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 30 (6.44%) SharePoint
2 29 (6.22%) MS Exchange
3 24 (5.15%) IIS
4 20 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (3.00%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.36%) NServiceBus
7 10 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.50%) Apache
8 7 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.29%) Confluence
9 6 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.07%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.86%) CMS
11 4 (0.86%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.64%) WordPress
13 2 (0.43%) Drupal
13 2 (0.43%) SAS
14 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.86%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.43%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.21%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.21%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Sage BI
4 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 122 (26.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (5.58%) Office 365
3 24 (5.15%) PaaS
4 22 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (4.72%) Azure Data Factory
5 12 (2.58%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (2.36%) IaaS
7 9 (1.93%) SaaS
8 3 (0.64%) Akamai
8 3 (0.64%) Cloudflare
8 3 (0.64%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.64%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.43%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.21%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.21%) GitHub
10 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.86%) Firewall
2 17 (3.65%) DHCP
2 17 (3.65%) DNS
3 13 (2.79%) VPN
4 9 (1.93%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.72%) SAN
5 8 (1.72%) VLAN
6 7 (1.50%) Skype
7 6 (1.29%) DMZ
7 6 (1.29%) HTTP
7 6 (1.29%) LAN
8 5 (1.07%) VSAN
9 4 (0.86%) MPLS
9 4 (0.86%) Wireless
10 3 (0.64%) Internet
10 3 (0.64%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.64%) Network Security
10 3 (0.64%) WAN
11 2 (0.43%) VoIP
11 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 466 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 169 (36.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 141 (30.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 114 (24.46%) SQL Server 2016
5 107 (22.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 96 (20.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 82 (17.60%) Data Warehouse
8 81 (17.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 51 (10.94%) SQL Server 2005
10 49 (10.52%) Relational Database
11 46 (9.87%) Power BI
12 29 (6.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 25 (5.36%) Oracle Database
14 23 (4.94%) RDBMS
15 22 (4.72%) Azure SQL Database
16 18 (3.86%) Oracle Database 10g
17 16 (3.43%) OLAP
17 16 (3.43%) SSDT
18 15 (3.22%) Oracle Database 11g
19 14 (3.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 74 (15.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 65 (13.95%) Visual Studio
3 27 (5.79%) Git (software)
4 19 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 16 (3.43%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.58%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (2.15%) JIRA
8 8 (1.72%) Maven
8 8 (1.72%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.72%) Toad
9 7 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.29%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.07%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.07%) Fiddler
11 5 (1.07%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.07%) NUnit
11 5 (1.07%) Selenium
11 5 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.86%) MSI
12 4 (0.86%) Subversion
General
1 91 (19.53%) Finance
2 20 (4.29%) Front Office
3 18 (3.86%) Retail
4 17 (3.65%) Banking
5 12 (2.58%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.72%) Advertising
6 8 (1.72%) Publishing
7 6 (1.29%) Back Office
7 6 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.07%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.07%) Legal
9 4 (0.86%) Law
9 4 (0.86%) Local Government
10 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.43%) Billing
11 2 (0.43%) Marketing
11 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 278 (59.66%) Developer
2 86 (18.45%) SQL Developer
3 83 (17.81%) .NET Developer
4 63 (13.52%) DBA
5 57 (12.23%) SQL DBA
6 56 (12.02%) C# Developer
7 46 (9.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 46 (9.87%) Senior Developer
8 45 (9.66%) Analyst
9 32 (6.87%) SQL Server DBA
10 25 (5.36%) SSIS Developer
11 24 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
12 22 (4.72%) Senior .NET Developer
13 21 (4.51%) WPF Developer
14 20 (4.29%) Azure Developer
15 17 (3.65%) Data Warehouse Developer
16 16 (3.43%) Administrator
17 15 (3.22%) Data Analyst
17 15 (3.22%) ETL Developer
18 14 (3.00%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (36.27%) .NET
2 93 (19.96%) .NET Framework
3 84 (18.03%) WCF
4 59 (12.66%) AngularJS
4 59 (12.66%) ASP.NET
5 56 (12.02%) ASP.NET Web API
6 47 (10.09%) Web Services
6 47 (10.09%) WPF
7 45 (9.66%) jQuery
8 39 (8.37%) HTML
9 35 (7.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 35 (7.51%) Entity Framework
10 34 (7.30%) CSS
10 34 (7.30%) JSON
10 34 (7.30%) XML
11 33 (7.08%) React
12 30 (6.44%) REST
13 28 (6.01%) SOAP
14 24 (5.15%) .NET Core
15 22 (4.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.87%) Clustering
2 30 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.22%) Data Centre
4 21 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (3.22%) Hedge funds
6 14 (3.00%) Data Structures
7 13 (2.79%) Fixed Income
7 13 (2.79%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.79%) User Experience
8 12 (2.58%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.72%) Fintech
10 8 (1.72%) PKI
11 7 (1.50%) Market Risk
12 6 (1.29%) EPoS
12 6 (1.29%) Reinsurance
12 6 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (1.07%) Derivative
13 5 (1.07%) FMCG
13 5 (1.07%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 137 (29.40%) Windows
2 75 (16.09%) Windows Server
3 53 (11.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (10.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (4.51%) Linux
6 16 (3.43%) Windows 10
6 16 (3.43%) Windows 7
7 15 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.29%) Unix
10 5 (1.07%) Android
10 5 (1.07%) HPUX
10 5 (1.07%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.86%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (0.86%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.64%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.21%) Solaris
13 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (21.24%) Business Intelligence
2 99 (21.24%) ETL
3 88 (18.88%) MVC
4 49 (10.52%) Migration
5 44 (9.44%) Data Modelling
6 43 (9.23%) Data Analysis
6 43 (9.23%) Unit Testing
7 42 (9.01%) SDLC
8 41 (8.80%) Data Migration
9 39 (8.37%) Performance Tuning
10 36 (7.73%) TDD
11 35 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
11 35 (7.51%) Scrum
12 33 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (6.87%) ITIL
14 30 (6.44%) DevOps
15 29 (6.22%) MVVM
15 29 (6.22%) Test Automation
16 28 (6.01%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 294 (63.09%) SQL
2 163 (34.98%) C#
3 159 (34.12%) T-SQL
4 70 (15.02%) PowerShell
5 56 (12.02%) JavaScript
6 23 (4.94%) PL/SQL
7 17 (3.65%) VBA
8 12 (2.58%) Java
8 12 (2.58%) Python
9 10 (2.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 9 (1.93%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.72%) VB
12 5 (1.07%) PHP
13 4 (0.86%) Java 8
13 4 (0.86%) R
13 4 (0.86%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.64%) XPath
15 2 (0.43%) U-SQL
15 2 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (8.58%) Degree
1 40 (8.58%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.15%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.15%) MCSE
5 9 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.72%) Master's Degree
7 7 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.29%) MCSA
9 4 (0.86%) CCNA
10 3 (0.64%) HNC
10 3 (0.64%) MCSD
10 3 (0.64%) MCTS
10 3 (0.64%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.64%) PMP
10 3 (0.64%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.43%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.58%) QA
3 9 (1.93%) GDPR
4 8 (1.72%) SLA
5 3 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.21%) PMO
7 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 53 (11.37%) Active Directory
2 38 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.72%) vSphere
4 14 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.58%) XenApp
6 9 (1.93%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.21%) Docker
11 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (6.01%) SCCM
2 26 (5.58%) Microsoft Clustering
3 20 (4.29%) SCOM
4 13 (2.79%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.07%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.07%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.07%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.07%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.07%) WSUS
8 4 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.86%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.43%) vMotion
11 1 (0.21%) Malwarebytes
11 1 (0.21%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 187 (40.13%) Microsoft
2 52 (11.16%) Oracle
3 50 (10.73%) VMware
4 24 (5.15%) Citrix
5 20 (4.29%) Tableau
6 17 (3.65%) HP
7 16 (3.43%) Telerik
8 13 (2.79%) McAfee
9 9 (1.93%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.72%) Cisco
10 8 (1.72%) Informatica
10 8 (1.72%) Netezza
10 8 (1.72%) Teradata
11 7 (1.50%) SAP
11 7 (1.50%) Symantec
11 7 (1.50%) Workday
12 6 (1.29%) Huawei
12 6 (1.29%) NetApp
12 6 (1.29%) Trend Micro
13 5 (1.07%) Google