Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 300 288 168
Rank change year-on-year -12 -120 +55
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 782 953 1647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.88% 1.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.60% 3.96% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 680 1252
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £263
90th Percentile £538 £538 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 23
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £38.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +15.15% -8.33%
10th Percentile £20.48 £14.83 £16.10
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £38.00 £35.52
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.98% +0.06%

SQL Server 2012 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 21698 24076 26293
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.65% 22.20% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14438 16130 17100
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 382 382
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £27.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +3.11% +0.51%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.71 £53.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.53 £28.13
% change year-on-year +6.69% +4.98% +0.45%

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 21 August 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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 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 -10 748 £400 +5.26% 97
UK excluding London +1 457 £350 - 74
London -12 322 £450 +5.88% 32
South East +6 130 £350 -12.50% 14
North of England +48 124 £340 +3.03% 29
Midlands +37 79 £328 -6.43% 10
South West -23 65 £375 +7.14% 7
North West +57 63 £375 +11.11% 13
Yorkshire +12 51 £325 -10.34% 16
West Midlands +28 46 £338 -3.57% 5
East Midlands +11 33 £320 -9.86% 5
East of England -18 31 £369 -1.67% 6
Scotland +8 20 £350 +6.06% 4
North East +27 10 £300 -3.23%
Wales 0 7 £338 -28.95% 5
Northern Ireland -52 4 £250 -16.67%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 782 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 489 (62.53%) SQL
3 330 (42.20%) Microsoft
4 321 (41.05%) .NET
5 316 (40.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 283 (36.19%) C#
6 283 (36.19%) Windows
7 247 (31.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 220 (28.13%) T-SQL
9 200 (25.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 175 (22.38%) Agile Software Development
11 174 (22.25%) Business Intelligence
12 167 (21.36%) MVC
13 165 (21.10%) SQL Server 2014
14 160 (20.46%) Finance
15 157 (20.08%) Windows Server
16 150 (19.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 146 (18.67%) ASP.NET
18 142 (18.16%) Data Warehouse
19 141 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
20 128 (16.37%) Windows Server 2012
20 128 (16.37%) SQL Server 2005
21 124 (15.86%) SQL Server 2016
22 122 (15.60%) CSS
23 121 (15.47%) HTML
24 116 (14.83%) PowerShell
25 114 (14.58%) Migration
26 106 (13.55%) ETL
27 102 (13.04%) AngularJS
28 100 (12.79%) Visual Studio

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 82 (10.49%) SharePoint
2 81 (10.36%) IIS
3 47 (6.01%) MS Exchange
4 36 (4.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 31 (3.96%) SharePoint 2010
6 27 (3.45%) CMS
6 27 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (2.69%) Sitecore CMS
9 18 (2.30%) Skype for Business
10 11 (1.41%) Apache
11 10 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (1.02%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.90%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.51%) JBoss
15 4 (0.51%) Umbraco
16 3 (0.38%) NServiceBus
16 3 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (3.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.38%) Stata
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.66%) Unit4 Business World
3 7 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.26%) Changepoint
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.26%) Endur
5 2 (0.26%) FRx
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.26%) Scribe Insight
5 2 (0.26%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.13%) FastStats
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle TCA
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 141 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (5.63%) Office 365
4 16 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (1.28%) IaaS
5 10 (1.28%) PaaS
6 8 (1.02%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.77%) Yammer
9 5 (0.64%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.26%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.26%) GitHub
11 2 (0.26%) SaaS
12 1 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.37%) SAN
2 39 (4.99%) Firewall
3 34 (4.35%) DNS
4 23 (2.94%) DHCP
5 19 (2.43%) LAN
5 19 (2.43%) PuTTY
5 19 (2.43%) WinSCP
6 18 (2.30%) TCP/IP
7 16 (2.05%) NAS
8 15 (1.92%) LDAP
8 15 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (1.53%) Skype
10 10 (1.28%) Intranet
10 10 (1.28%) WAN
10 10 (1.28%) Wireless
11 9 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (1.15%) VoIP
11 9 (1.15%) VPN
12 8 (1.02%) Internet
12 8 (1.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 782 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 316 (40.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 247 (31.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 200 (25.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 165 (21.10%) SQL Server 2014
6 150 (19.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 142 (18.16%) Data Warehouse
8 128 (16.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 124 (15.86%) SQL Server 2016
10 44 (5.63%) Power BI
11 41 (5.24%) Relational Database
12 38 (4.86%) Oracle Database
13 35 (4.48%) NoSQL
14 33 (4.22%) OLAP
15 32 (4.09%) Oracle Database 11g
16 27 (3.45%) Big Data
17 26 (3.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 25 (3.20%) Oracle Database 10g
19 23 (2.94%) MySQL
20 22 (2.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 100 (12.79%) Visual Studio
2 90 (11.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (6.39%) NUnit
4 43 (5.50%) Git (software)
5 32 (4.09%) MSTest
5 32 (4.09%) TeamCity
6 30 (3.84%) Jenkins
7 28 (3.58%) Selenium
8 27 (3.45%) Moq
9 24 (3.07%) ReSharper
9 24 (3.07%) SpecFlow
10 19 (2.43%) HP UFT
10 19 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
10 19 (2.43%) Oracle APEX
11 14 (1.79%) Ant
11 14 (1.79%) SoapUI
12 13 (1.66%) Eclipse
12 13 (1.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 13 (1.66%) TestNG
12 13 (1.66%) Toad
General
1 160 (20.46%) Finance
2 44 (5.63%) Banking
3 41 (5.24%) Marketing
4 25 (3.20%) Retail
5 24 (3.07%) Front Office
6 17 (2.17%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.41%) Law
8 10 (1.28%) Legal
9 9 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.15%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.02%) Advertising
11 6 (0.77%) Electronics
12 5 (0.64%) Local Government
13 4 (0.51%) Digital Economy
14 3 (0.38%) Publishing
15 2 (0.26%) Back Office
15 2 (0.26%) German Language
16 1 (0.13%) Automotive
16 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 409 (52.30%) Developer
2 164 (20.97%) SQL Developer
3 154 (19.69%) .NET Developer
4 114 (14.58%) C# Developer
5 105 (13.43%) DBA
6 93 (11.89%) SQL DBA
7 77 (9.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 72 (9.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 61 (7.80%) SQL Server Developer
10 59 (7.54%) SSIS Developer
11 54 (6.91%) Analyst
12 46 (5.88%) Senior Developer
13 44 (5.63%) Architect
14 37 (4.73%) ASP.NET Developer
15 35 (4.48%) SQL Server DBA
16 33 (4.22%) SSRS Developer
17 32 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
18 31 (3.96%) ETL Developer
19 29 (3.71%) Consultant
20 28 (3.58%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (41.05%) .NET
2 146 (18.67%) ASP.NET
3 122 (15.60%) CSS
4 121 (15.47%) HTML
5 102 (13.04%) AngularJS
6 97 (12.40%) .NET Framework
7 88 (11.25%) Web Services
8 79 (10.10%) WCF
9 72 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 68 (8.70%) jQuery
11 57 (7.29%) Ajax
12 51 (6.52%) Entity Framework
13 45 (5.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 43 (5.50%) LINQ
15 42 (5.37%) HTML5
16 40 (5.12%) MDX
17 38 (4.86%) REST
18 36 (4.60%) XML
19 31 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 30 (3.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (8.31%) Clustering
3 35 (4.48%) Replication
4 29 (3.71%) Computer Science
4 29 (3.71%) Data Centre
5 20 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.30%) Fixed Income
7 16 (2.05%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.15%) EPoS
9 8 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.77%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.77%) User Experience
11 5 (0.64%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.64%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.64%) Market Risk
11 5 (0.64%) RIA
12 4 (0.51%) Derivative
12 4 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 283 (36.19%) Windows
2 157 (20.08%) Windows Server
3 128 (16.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 60 (7.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (6.14%) Linux
6 35 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.92%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.79%) Windows 10
10 12 (1.53%) CentOS
11 10 (1.28%) Solaris
11 10 (1.28%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.90%) Android
12 7 (0.90%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.77%) VMS
13 6 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.51%) HPUX
14 4 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.38%) Unix
15 3 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (22.38%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (22.25%) Business Intelligence
3 167 (21.36%) MVC
4 114 (14.58%) Migration
5 106 (13.55%) ETL
6 93 (11.89%) TDD
7 66 (8.44%) ITIL
8 65 (8.31%) Performance Tuning
9 64 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
10 60 (7.67%) DevOps
11 49 (6.27%) Test Automation
12 48 (6.14%) Scrum
13 45 (5.75%) Data Modelling
14 43 (5.50%) High Availability
15 41 (5.24%) Kimball Methodology
16 40 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
17 37 (4.73%) Project Management
18 36 (4.60%) Data Migration
19 35 (4.48%) Asset Management
20 34 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 489 (62.53%) SQL
2 283 (36.19%) C#
3 220 (28.13%) T-SQL
4 116 (14.83%) PowerShell
5 97 (12.40%) JavaScript
6 40 (5.12%) Java
7 27 (3.45%) VB.NET
8 20 (2.56%) VBScript
9 19 (2.43%) F#
10 18 (2.30%) VBA
11 17 (2.17%) VB
12 15 (1.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 15 (1.92%) TypeScript
13 9 (1.15%) PHP
14 8 (1.02%) C
14 8 (1.02%) Python
14 8 (1.02%) R
14 8 (1.02%) Scala
15 5 (0.64%) XPath
16 3 (0.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 75 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 62 (7.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (7.03%) SC Cleared
4 51 (6.52%) Degree
5 37 (4.73%) MCSE
6 29 (3.71%) MCITP
7 21 (2.69%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (1.53%) MCP
11 11 (1.41%) ISEB
12 10 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
12 10 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (1.15%) CCNA
13 9 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (1.15%) MCSA
14 7 (0.90%) MCTS
15 6 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.77%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.66%) QA
3 11 (1.41%) SLA
4 8 (1.02%) COBIT
5 7 (0.90%) GDPR
6 6 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.26%) IFRS
8 2 (0.26%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.26%) PMO
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 98 (12.53%) Active Directory
2 67 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 54 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (2.81%) vSphere
7 14 (1.79%) Docker
8 10 (1.28%) Terminal Services
9 8 (1.02%) Apache Flume
9 8 (1.02%) HDFS
9 8 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (1.02%) XenApp
10 6 (0.77%) Samba
10 6 (0.77%) Squid
10 6 (0.77%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.64%) UAG
12 3 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 49 (6.27%) SCCM
2 42 (5.37%) Microsoft Clustering
3 27 (3.45%) SCOM
4 21 (2.69%) Failover Clustering
5 19 (2.43%) SCOrch
5 19 (2.43%) vRealize
6 8 (1.02%) Oozie
6 8 (1.02%) PowerCLI
7 7 (0.90%) Nagios
8 6 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (0.77%) Webmin
8 6 (0.77%) Xymon
9 5 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (0.64%) SCDPM
9 5 (0.64%) SCSM
9 5 (0.64%) vMotion
10 4 (0.51%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.51%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 330 (42.20%) Microsoft
2 96 (12.28%) VMware
3 74 (9.46%) HP
4 57 (7.29%) Oracle
5 48 (6.14%) Citrix
6 39 (4.99%) Cisco
7 35 (4.48%) Sitecore
8 33 (4.22%) Red Hat
9 30 (3.84%) Google
10 22 (2.81%) RedGate
11 20 (2.56%) Tableau
12 14 (1.79%) NetApp
13 13 (1.66%) 3PAR
13 13 (1.66%) Dell
13 13 (1.66%) SAP
14 12 (1.53%) Sun
14 12 (1.53%) Symantec
15 10 (1.28%) StorageTek
16 9 (1.15%) SolarWinds
17 8 (1.02%) Veeam