Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 492 454 346
Rank change year-on-year -38 -108 -105
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 201 478 727
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.49% 0.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.57% 2.21% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 343 524
Median daily rate £425 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +11.24% +7.88%
10th Percentile £299 £313 £276
90th Percentile £515 £638 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +1.16% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.57% -26.32% +35.71%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.25 £30.63
90th Percentile £60.65 £37.88 £57.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -58.57% -26.32% +46.15%

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 12,824 21,586 22,633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 22.27% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,406 14,836 15,682
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +7.43%
10th Percentile £320 £323 £310
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 252 249
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +20.00%
10th Percentile £14.76 £14.00 £14.54
90th Percentile £55.00 £57.50 £53.10
Median hourly rate £25.55 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.01% -6.67% +50.00%

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2012.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2012 over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2012.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server 2012 over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 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 -10 196 £425 -5.56% 62
UK excluding London -6 107 £405 +1.16% 65
London +57 96 £425 -15.00% 6
South East +81 50 £425 +3.03% 10
North of England +37 22 £325 -10.34% 24
East of England +34 14 £400 -8.57% 6
Midlands -3 13 £406 -9.72% 9
North West +13 11 £363 -0.34% 9
Yorkshire +44 8 £343 +3.40% 14
West Midlands +28 7 £400 -17.53% 5
East Midlands -5 6 £413 +3.13% 4
North East +29 3 £325 - 1
South West +16 3 - - 7
Scotland +13 3 £350 -4.11% 7
Work from Home +13 3 £325 -43.48% 3
Wales +10 2 £438 -2.78% 2

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 201 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 118 (58.71%) SQL
3 102 (50.75%) Microsoft
4 83 (41.29%) Windows
5 82 (40.80%) C#
6 71 (35.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 68 (33.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 64 (31.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 62 (30.85%) .NET
10 61 (30.35%) SQL Server 2014
11 54 (26.87%) Azure
12 46 (22.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 45 (22.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 42 (20.90%) T-SQL
15 36 (17.91%) Windows Server
16 35 (17.41%) Finance
17 34 (16.92%) Migration
18 33 (16.42%) VMware
18 33 (16.42%) Oracle
18 33 (16.42%) High Availability
19 29 (14.43%) Active Directory
19 29 (14.43%) Problem-Solving
20 28 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
21 27 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
21 27 (13.43%) Office 365
22 26 (12.94%) BizTalk Server
23 25 (12.44%) Security Cleared
24 24 (11.94%) Data Centre
24 24 (11.94%) ETL
25 23 (11.44%) Data Warehouse

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 26 (12.94%) BizTalk Server
2 22 (10.95%) IIS
3 16 (7.96%) SharePoint
4 13 (6.47%) Apache
5 12 (5.97%) MS Exchange
6 11 (5.47%) WebSphere
7 10 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.49%) JBoss
8 5 (2.49%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.99%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.49%) nginx
10 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.50%) CMS
11 1 (0.50%) Confluence
11 1 (0.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.00%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.50%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.99%) Line 500
1 4 (1.99%) NetSuite
2 3 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.00%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.50%) FastStats
4 1 (0.50%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 54 (26.87%) Azure
2 27 (13.43%) Office 365
3 17 (8.46%) AWS
4 12 (5.97%) IaaS
5 11 (5.47%) Power Platform
6 10 (4.98%) PaaS
7 9 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (4.48%) GCP
8 4 (1.99%) Azure Functions
8 4 (1.99%) GitHub
8 4 (1.99%) Serverless
9 3 (1.49%) SaaS
10 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.00%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.00%) PowerApps
10 2 (1.00%) Yammer
11 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.50%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.50%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.96%) SAN
2 15 (7.46%) DNS
3 13 (6.47%) DHCP
4 12 (5.97%) WAN
5 11 (5.47%) LAN
6 9 (4.48%) Firewall
7 8 (3.98%) NAS
7 8 (3.98%) VoIP
8 7 (3.48%) MPLS
9 6 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (2.49%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (2.49%) VPN
11 4 (1.99%) Skype
11 4 (1.99%) SMTP
11 4 (1.99%) TCP/IP
12 2 (1.00%) HTTP
12 2 (1.00%) Internet
12 2 (1.00%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.00%) Network Security
12 2 (1.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 71 (35.32%) SQL Server 2016
3 68 (33.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 64 (31.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (30.35%) SQL Server 2014
6 46 (22.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (11.44%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (9.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (6.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (5.47%) Relational Database
11 9 (4.48%) Power BI
12 8 (3.98%) SQL Server 2017
13 7 (3.48%) NoSQL
14 5 (2.49%) OLAP
14 5 (2.49%) Oracle Database
14 5 (2.49%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (2.49%) RDBMS
15 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 17 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
1 17 (8.46%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.48%) Selenium
3 8 (3.98%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.48%) Subversion
5 6 (2.99%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.49%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.49%) JUnit
6 5 (2.49%) Log4Net
7 4 (1.99%) JIRA
7 4 (1.99%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.49%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.00%) gulp
10 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.50%) Hudson
10 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.50%) MSI
10 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (17.41%) Finance
2 12 (5.97%) Public Sector
3 7 (3.48%) Banking
4 6 (2.99%) German Language
5 5 (2.49%) Retail
6 4 (1.99%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.49%) French Language
7 3 (1.49%) Law
7 3 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.00%) Local Government
9 1 (0.50%) Automotive
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.50%) Police
9 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (40.30%) Developer
2 38 (18.91%) DBA
3 35 (17.41%) SQL DBA
4 20 (9.95%) C# Developer
5 19 (9.45%) .NET Developer
6 17 (8.46%) SQL Server DBA
7 14 (6.97%) SQL Developer
8 11 (5.47%) Administrator
8 11 (5.47%) BizTalk Developer
8 11 (5.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 11 (5.47%) Consultant
8 11 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (4.98%) C# WPF Developer
9 10 (4.98%) WPF Developer
9 10 (4.98%) XAML Developer
10 9 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (4.48%) SC Cleared DBA
11 8 (3.98%) Support Engineer
12 7 (3.48%) Analyst
13 6 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (30.85%) .NET
2 22 (10.95%) XML
3 21 (10.45%) Web Services
4 19 (9.45%) ASP.NET
5 18 (8.96%) .NET Framework
6 16 (7.96%) HTML
6 16 (7.96%) WPF
7 14 (6.97%) WCF
7 14 (6.97%) XSLT
8 11 (5.47%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (5.47%) SOAP
8 11 (5.47%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (4.98%) CSS
9 10 (4.98%) HTML5
9 10 (4.98%) WinForms
10 9 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (4.48%) LINQ
11 8 (3.98%) AngularJS
11 8 (3.98%) jQuery
11 8 (3.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.94%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.96%) Clustering
3 9 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.99%) Replication
5 5 (2.49%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.49%) Equities
5 5 (2.49%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.49%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.49%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.49%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.99%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.00%) EPoS
7 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.00%) NHS
7 2 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.50%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.50%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.50%) PKI
8 1 (0.50%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 83 (41.29%) Windows
2 45 (22.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 36 (17.91%) Windows Server
4 22 (10.95%) Linux
4 22 (10.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (10.45%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (5.47%) Windows 10
7 9 (4.48%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.99%) Android
9 5 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.49%) Unix
10 4 (1.99%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.50%) CentOS
12 1 (0.50%) Solaris
12 1 (0.50%) VMS
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.92%) Migration
2 33 (16.42%) High Availability
3 29 (14.43%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (11.94%) ETL
7 22 (10.95%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (9.45%) ITIL
9 18 (8.96%) Data Migration
9 18 (8.96%) MVVM
10 17 (8.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (8.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (7.46%) Data Integration
12 14 (6.97%) MVC
13 12 (5.97%) Data Management
13 12 (5.97%) E-Commerce
13 12 (5.97%) Scrum
14 11 (5.47%) Line Management
14 11 (5.47%) OO
14 11 (5.47%) Story Points
Programming Languages
1 118 (58.71%) SQL
2 82 (40.80%) C#
3 42 (20.90%) T-SQL
4 23 (11.44%) JavaScript
5 18 (8.96%) PowerShell
6 11 (5.47%) Java
7 10 (4.98%) Python
7 10 (4.98%) XAML
8 8 (3.98%) R
9 6 (2.99%) PHP
10 5 (2.49%) VB
10 5 (2.49%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.99%) C
11 4 (1.99%) Ruby
12 3 (1.49%) VB6
12 3 (1.49%) VBA
13 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.00%) Perl
13 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 25 (12.44%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.46%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.48%) Degree
4 7 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.99%) MCSE
6 3 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.00%) MCP
7 2 (1.00%) MCSA
8 1 (0.50%) CCNA
8 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.50%) MBA
8 1 (0.50%) MCITP
8 1 (0.50%) MCTS
8 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.99%) GDPR
2 3 (1.49%) SLA
3 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 29 (14.43%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.46%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.98%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (3.48%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (2.49%) Docker
7 4 (1.99%) XenApp
8 3 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.49%) vSphere
9 2 (1.00%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.50%) UAG
10 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Clustering
1 11 (5.47%) SCCM
2 6 (2.99%) SCOM
3 5 (2.49%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.00%) Ansible
4 2 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.00%) Nessus
4 2 (1.00%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.00%) WSUS
5 1 (0.50%) Control-M
5 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.50%) MIIS
5 1 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.50%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.50%) QRadar
5 1 (0.50%) Terraform
5 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 102 (50.75%) Microsoft
2 33 (16.42%) Oracle
2 33 (16.42%) VMware
3 12 (5.97%) Cisco
4 10 (4.98%) Telerik
5 8 (3.98%) Google
6 7 (3.48%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.99%) Meraki
8 5 (2.49%) Avaya
8 5 (2.49%) HP
8 5 (2.49%) webMethods
9 4 (1.99%) Citrix
9 4 (1.99%) McAfee
9 4 (1.99%) NetApp
9 4 (1.99%) Sage
9 4 (1.99%) Tableau
10 3 (1.49%) CommVault
10 3 (1.49%) IBM
10 3 (1.49%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.49%) Sophos