Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 396 327 289
Rank change year-on-year -69 -38 -113
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 600 759 954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.77% 0.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.59% 3.43% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 539 688
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £285
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 20
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £39.33 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.33% -9.08% +16.77%
10th Percentile £17.35 £22.09 £15.81
90th Percentile £53.20 £49.88 £48.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £47.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year -54.74% +9.83% +16.77%

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 23,189 22,125 23,924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.75% 22.42% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,250 14,773 16,025
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 278 389
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £29.56 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.74% -1.47% +4.57%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.26 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.01 £53.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £29.01
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.40% -1.65%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018. 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 -68 561 £400 - 187
UK excluding London -105 307 £375 +7.14% 129
London -32 285 £450 - 64
South East -16 113 £375 +8.70% 37
Midlands -29 60 £350 +7.28% 29
North of England -83 49 £375 +15.38% 29
East of England -4 37 £375 - 15
East Midlands +9 33 £353 +11.90% 22
Yorkshire -40 30 £375 +15.38% 14
West Midlands -41 27 £350 - 7
South West -47 19 £350 -6.29% 13
Scotland -39 18 £269 -28.33% 4
North West -53 18 £360 -4.00% 13
Wales -23 13 £425 +30.77% 2
Northern Ireland +32 1 £350 +40.00%
North East -20 1 £275 -11.29% 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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.

1 600 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 370 (61.67%) SQL
3 252 (42.00%) .NET
4 221 (36.83%) C#
5 212 (35.33%) Microsoft
6 204 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
7 187 (31.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 186 (31.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 160 (26.67%) T-SQL
10 155 (25.83%) Microsoft Azure
11 151 (25.17%) Windows
12 144 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 144 (24.00%) SQL Server 2016
13 123 (20.50%) SQL Server 2014
14 119 (19.83%) Business Intelligence
15 118 (19.67%) Finance
16 111 (18.50%) ETL
17 102 (17.00%) ASP.NET
17 102 (17.00%) MVC
18 93 (15.50%) Data Warehouse
18 93 (15.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 93 (15.50%) Team Foundation Server
19 89 (14.83%) JavaScript
19 89 (14.83%) CSS
20 88 (14.67%) TDD
21 86 (14.33%) HTML
22 83 (13.83%) WCF
22 83 (13.83%) Windows Server
23 82 (13.67%) AngularJS
23 82 (13.67%) 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 44 (7.33%) SharePoint
2 36 (6.00%) IIS
3 30 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 16 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (2.00%) CMS
5 12 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.17%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.00%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.50%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.50%) Confluence
10 3 (0.50%) Drupal
10 3 (0.50%) Kentico
10 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 37 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.17%) Sage 200
2 8 (1.33%) SAP APO
2 8 (1.33%) SAP MM
3 6 (1.00%) SAP MDM
4 5 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.67%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.67%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.17%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.17%) Sage BI
6 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 155 (25.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (3.67%) Office 365
4 19 (3.17%) PaaS
5 16 (2.67%) npm
6 15 (2.50%) IaaS
7 10 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
8 7 (1.17%) SaaS
9 3 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.17%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.83%) DHCP
1 23 (3.83%) DNS
2 19 (3.17%) Firewall
3 17 (2.83%) SAN
4 12 (2.00%) LAN
5 11 (1.83%) HTTP
5 11 (1.83%) PuTTY
5 11 (1.83%) VPN
5 11 (1.83%) WinSCP
6 9 (1.50%) VLAN
7 7 (1.17%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.00%) Wireless
9 5 (0.83%) NetScaler
9 5 (0.83%) VoIP
9 5 (0.83%) WAN
10 4 (0.67%) VSAN
11 3 (0.50%) DMZ
11 3 (0.50%) Internet
11 3 (0.50%) Skype
11 3 (0.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 600 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 187 (31.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 186 (31.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 144 (24.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 144 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 123 (20.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 93 (15.50%) Data Warehouse
6 93 (15.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 64 (10.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 53 (8.83%) Relational Database
9 47 (7.83%) Power BI
10 39 (6.50%) Oracle Database
11 27 (4.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 27 (4.50%) Oracle Database 10g
11 27 (4.50%) Oracle Database 11g
12 25 (4.17%) OLAP
13 23 (3.83%) Azure SQL Database
14 21 (3.50%) MySQL
15 20 (3.33%) RDBMS
16 18 (3.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 93 (15.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 64 (10.67%) Visual Studio
3 34 (5.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 31 (5.17%) Git (software)
5 27 (4.50%) Jenkins
5 27 (4.50%) Selenium
6 24 (4.00%) SpecFlow
7 22 (3.67%) NUnit
8 19 (3.17%) webpack
9 18 (3.00%) SoapUI
10 17 (2.83%) Oracle APEX
11 16 (2.67%) Eclipse
11 16 (2.67%) HP UFT
11 16 (2.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 16 (2.67%) TeamCity
12 14 (2.33%) Ant
12 14 (2.33%) TestNG
13 13 (2.17%) JIRA
13 13 (2.17%) LoadRunner
13 13 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 118 (19.67%) Finance
2 28 (4.67%) Retail
3 23 (3.83%) Advertising
4 22 (3.67%) Banking
5 19 (3.17%) Front Office
6 8 (1.33%) Back Office
6 8 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.33%) Legal
7 7 (1.17%) Law
8 6 (1.00%) Local Government
8 6 (1.00%) Marketing
9 5 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.50%) Automotive
11 3 (0.50%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.50%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 345 (57.50%) Developer
2 108 (18.00%) SQL Developer
3 104 (17.33%) .NET Developer
4 90 (15.00%) C# Developer
5 77 (12.83%) DBA
6 65 (10.83%) Senior Developer
6 65 (10.83%) SQL DBA
7 56 (9.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 53 (8.83%) Analyst
9 46 (7.67%) Senior .NET Developer
10 40 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
11 35 (5.83%) WPF Developer
12 29 (4.83%) C# WPF Developer
13 27 (4.50%) Senior C# Developer
14 26 (4.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 26 (4.33%) SSIS Developer
15 25 (4.17%) Consultant
15 25 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
15 25 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
16 23 (3.83%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (42.00%) .NET
2 102 (17.00%) ASP.NET
3 89 (14.83%) CSS
4 86 (14.33%) HTML
5 83 (13.83%) WCF
6 82 (13.67%) AngularJS
6 82 (13.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 69 (11.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 68 (11.33%) Web Services
9 67 (11.17%) .NET Framework
10 63 (10.50%) WPF
11 55 (9.17%) jQuery
12 44 (7.33%) HTML5
13 40 (6.67%) Entity Framework
14 37 (6.17%) JSON
15 35 (5.83%) CSS3
16 34 (5.67%) .NET Core
17 33 (5.50%) XML
18 30 (5.00%) REST
18 30 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (5.33%) Clustering
3 27 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.33%) Hedge funds
5 17 (2.83%) Fixed Income
6 15 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.33%) Replication
8 13 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.83%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.83%) Reinsurance
10 9 (1.50%) Equities
10 9 (1.50%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.33%) Fintech
11 8 (1.33%) PKI
12 7 (1.17%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.17%) User Experience
13 5 (0.83%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 151 (25.17%) Windows
2 83 (13.83%) Windows Server
3 64 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (8.50%) Linux
6 23 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (3.50%) Windows 7
8 18 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (2.50%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.00%) Android
10 6 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.83%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.67%) Unix
12 4 (0.67%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.50%) CentOS
13 3 (0.50%) Solaris
13 3 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.50%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (19.83%) Business Intelligence
3 111 (18.50%) ETL
4 102 (17.00%) MVC
5 88 (14.67%) TDD
6 65 (10.83%) Scrum
7 62 (10.33%) DevOps
8 54 (9.00%) Web Development
9 52 (8.67%) MVVM
10 46 (7.67%) Multithreading
11 44 (7.33%) Migration
12 43 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (7.17%) Data Modelling
12 43 (7.17%) Test Automation
13 41 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (6.50%) SDLC
15 38 (6.33%) Analytics
16 35 (5.83%) SOA
17 33 (5.50%) Data Migration
17 33 (5.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 370 (61.67%) SQL
2 221 (36.83%) C#
3 160 (26.67%) T-SQL
4 89 (14.83%) JavaScript
5 73 (12.17%) PowerShell
6 39 (6.50%) Java
7 33 (5.50%) TypeScript
8 25 (4.17%) VBA
9 18 (3.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 18 (3.00%) PL/SQL
10 16 (2.67%) F#
11 12 (2.00%) C
11 12 (2.00%) Python
12 7 (1.17%) VBScript
13 5 (0.83%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.67%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.67%) Scala
14 4 (0.67%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.67%) VB
14 4 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (11.17%) Security Cleared
2 53 (8.83%) SC Cleared
3 36 (6.00%) Degree
4 17 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.00%) ISEB
5 12 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 12 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (1.50%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.33%) Master's Degree
8 7 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.00%) MCSA
9 6 (1.00%) MCSE
10 4 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.50%) CCNA
12 2 (0.33%) CCNP
12 2 (0.33%) MCP
13 1 (0.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 11 (1.83%) GDPR
3 9 (1.50%) SLA
4 7 (1.17%) QA
5 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) EMIR
6 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.17%) MiFID
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (9.50%) Active Directory
2 43 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (6.67%) vSphere
4 30 (5.00%) Docker
5 29 (4.83%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (3.83%) XenApp
7 11 (1.83%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.67%) HDFS
10 3 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.50%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.33%) NFS
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (5.83%) SCCM
2 22 (3.67%) SCOM
3 20 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 17 (2.83%) HP ALM
5 9 (1.50%) SCOrch
5 9 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (1.50%) vCenter Server
6 8 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.00%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.83%) Ansible
9 5 (0.83%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.83%) WSUS
10 4 (0.67%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.67%) Oozie
10 4 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.50%) Grafana
11 3 (0.50%) Malwarebytes
11 3 (0.50%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 212 (35.33%) Microsoft
2 76 (12.67%) VMware
3 69 (11.50%) Oracle
4 42 (7.00%) HP
5 34 (5.67%) Citrix
6 33 (5.50%) Tableau
7 22 (3.67%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.83%) SAP
8 17 (2.83%) Software AG
8 17 (2.83%) webMethods
9 15 (2.50%) Cisco
10 13 (2.17%) Charles River
10 13 (2.17%) Sage
11 12 (2.00%) Informatica
12 11 (1.83%) SolarWinds
13 10 (1.67%) NetApp
14 9 (1.50%) RedGate
15 8 (1.33%) Netezza
15 8 (1.33%) Symantec
15 8 (1.33%) Teradata