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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
UK
Rank 220 249 186
Rank change year-on-year +29 -63  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 474 509 659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 0.96% 1.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.64% 4.32% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 353 480
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -6.07% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £19.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +113.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £15.60 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £67.00 £25.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -36.47% +157.57%  

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 10225 11789 12101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.76% 22.15% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6925 7905 7760
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 189 159
Median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.35% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £14.50 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SQL Server 2012 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 444 £375 - 137
London -27 169 £425 +3.03% 52
South East +33 76 £395 +12.85% 16
South West +1 44 £313 -10.71% 13
East Midlands +20 39 £213 -43.33% 10
City of London -16 34 £430 +1.17% 12
Yorkshire +8 31 £375 +8.69% 10
North West +27 30 £339 +4.23% 20
Hampshire +24 28 £390 +16.41% 2
West Midlands +22 27 £293 -24.51% 10
East of England +6 25 £325 -22.15% 3
Derbyshire +14 20 £150 - 2
West Yorkshire +6 20 £360 +4.34% 9
Berkshire +39 19 £425 +51.51% 6
Scotland +30 17 £338 -3.57% 9
Manchester +18 17 £326 -17.40% 13
Derby +6 14 £154 - 2
Leeds -3 11 £350 - 3
Herefordshire - 11 £285 -
Reading +26 10 £360 +148.27% 1
Cambridgeshire +15 10 £356 -25.00%
Buckinghamshire -6 10 £275 -31.25% 1
Gloucestershire +9 9 £275 -35.29%
South Yorkshire +5 9 £413 +43.47%
Wiltshire +4 9 £208 -44.66%
Birmingham +4 9 £280 -32.32% 3
Bristol -3 9 £356 -5.00% 7
Hertfordshire +7 8 £319 - 2
Surrey +5 8 £425 - 4
Andover - 8 £350 -

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 965 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 632 (65.49%) SQL
3 499 (51.71%) Microsoft
4 441 (45.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 368 (38.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 343 (35.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 335 (34.72%) .NET
8 295 (30.57%) C#
9 294 (30.47%) T-SQL
10 276 (28.60%) Windows
11 273 (28.29%) Business Intelligence
12 236 (24.46%) SQL Server 2014
13 234 (24.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 216 (22.38%) Data Warehouse
15 205 (21.24%) ETL
16 199 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
17 161 (16.68%) Windows Server
18 158 (16.37%) ASP.NET
19 156 (16.17%) Finance
20 154 (15.96%) MS Excel
21 153 (15.85%) Windows Server 2012
22 143 (14.82%) MVC
23 139 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
24 134 (13.89%) JavaScript
25 126 (13.06%) HTML
26 123 (12.75%) SQL Server 2005
27 122 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
28 118 (12.23%) Migration
29 111 (11.50%) Visual Studio
30 110 (11.40%) PowerShell

SQL Server 2012
Top Related 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 98 (10.16%) SharePoint
2 85 (8.81%) IIS
3 44 (4.56%) MS Exchange
4 34 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (3.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 28 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (1.55%) SAS
10 12 (1.24%) CMS
10 12 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (1.14%) Skype for Business
12 10 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.93%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.62%) JBoss
16 5 (0.52%) Apache
17 4 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 4 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
18 3 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 154 (15.96%) MS Excel
2 48 (4.97%) MS Office
3 15 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.73%) MS Project
5 5 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.21%) SPSS
7 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 44 (4.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.87%) Oracle 11i
3 14 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.73%) Demantra
4 7 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.73%) SnowdropKCS
5 6 (0.62%) FastStats
6 5 (0.52%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.52%) SystmOne
7 4 (0.41%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.41%) Pegasus Opera
8 3 (0.31%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
10 1 (0.10%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 139 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (3.63%) IaaS
4 27 (2.80%) PaaS
5 24 (2.49%) Office 365
6 10 (1.04%) Data Lake Analytics
7 6 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.31%) SaaS
10 2 (0.21%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.21%) CallidusCloud
10 2 (0.21%) GitHub
10 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.25%) DNS
2 32 (3.32%) Firewall
3 31 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 28 (2.90%) DHCP
5 22 (2.28%) LAN
6 14 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
6 14 (1.45%) SAN
7 13 (1.35%) PuTTY
7 13 (1.35%) WAN
7 13 (1.35%) WinSCP
8 12 (1.24%) Internet
8 12 (1.24%) Intranet
9 10 (1.04%) VPN
10 9 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (0.93%) Wireless
11 8 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (0.83%) FTP
11 8 (0.83%) SMTP
12 7 (0.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 965 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 441 (45.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 368 (38.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 343 (35.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 236 (24.46%) SQL Server 2014
6 234 (24.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 216 (22.38%) Data Warehouse
8 123 (12.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 86 (8.91%) SQL Server 2016
10 73 (7.56%) Power BI
11 71 (7.36%) Relational Database
12 58 (6.01%) Oracle Database
13 37 (3.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 37 (3.83%) OLAP
14 35 (3.63%) Oracle Database 10g
15 33 (3.42%) NoSQL
15 33 (3.42%) Oracle Reports
16 29 (3.01%) Azure SQL Database
17 27 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
18 26 (2.69%) DTS
Development Applications
1 122 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 111 (11.50%) Visual Studio
3 38 (3.94%) Git (software)
4 35 (3.63%) SpecFlow
5 33 (3.42%) TeamCity
6 32 (3.32%) NUnit
7 27 (2.80%) Selenium
8 26 (2.69%) Jenkins
9 22 (2.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 16 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (1.55%) MSTest
12 13 (1.35%) HP UFT
12 13 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
12 13 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
13 12 (1.24%) ReSharper
14 10 (1.04%) Subversion
15 9 (0.93%) JIRA
15 9 (0.93%) Moq
15 9 (0.93%) MSBuild
16 7 (0.73%) SoapUI
General
1 156 (16.17%) Finance
2 45 (4.66%) Banking
3 42 (4.35%) Retail
4 32 (3.32%) Marketing
5 28 (2.90%) Advertising
6 19 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.76%) Legal
8 15 (1.55%) Back Office
9 13 (1.35%) Publishing
10 10 (1.04%) Law
11 9 (0.93%) Front Office
12 8 (0.83%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.62%) Games
13 6 (0.62%) Local Government
14 5 (0.52%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.31%) Electronics
17 2 (0.21%) German Language
18 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 515 (53.37%) Developer
2 189 (19.59%) SQL Developer
3 156 (16.17%) .NET Developer
4 143 (14.82%) DBA
5 129 (13.37%) SQL DBA
6 109 (11.30%) C# Developer
7 102 (10.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 94 (9.74%) SSIS Developer
9 85 (8.81%) Analyst
10 77 (7.98%) C# .NET Developer
11 71 (7.36%) SQL Server Developer
12 53 (5.49%) ETL Developer
12 53 (5.49%) SSRS Developer
13 51 (5.28%) Consultant
14 45 (4.66%) Architect
14 45 (4.66%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 45 (4.66%) SQL Server DBA
15 40 (4.15%) Administrator
16 39 (4.04%) Senior Developer
17 38 (3.94%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (34.72%) .NET
2 158 (16.37%) ASP.NET
3 126 (13.06%) HTML
4 108 (11.19%) .NET Framework
5 95 (9.84%) CSS
6 83 (8.60%) WCF
7 74 (7.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 72 (7.46%) Entity Framework
9 69 (7.15%) XML
10 61 (6.32%) Web Services
11 59 (6.11%) ASP.NET Web API
11 59 (6.11%) jQuery
12 56 (5.80%) AngularJS
13 53 (5.49%) HTML5
14 51 (5.28%) MDX
15 36 (3.73%) LINQ
16 33 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 32 (3.32%) Ajax
18 25 (2.59%) REST
18 25 (2.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 62 (6.42%) Clustering
2 57 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (3.73%) Replication
4 32 (3.32%) Data Centre
5 18 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.24%) NHS
7 11 (1.14%) Data Structures
8 9 (0.93%) Blackberry
8 9 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 9 (0.93%) EPoS
9 8 (0.83%) Computer Science
9 8 (0.83%) PKI
10 7 (0.73%) Mainframe
10 7 (0.73%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.62%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.62%) User Experience
12 5 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.52%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.41%) EMV
13 4 (0.41%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 276 (28.60%) Windows
2 161 (16.68%) Windows Server
3 153 (15.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 105 (10.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (6.32%) Linux
6 37 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (3.52%) Windows 7
8 31 (3.21%) Unix
9 27 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.24%) Android
10 12 (1.24%) HPUX
11 8 (0.83%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.73%) CentOS
13 6 (0.62%) MVS
14 4 (0.41%) Solaris
14 4 (0.41%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
15 1 (0.10%) AIX
15 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (28.29%) Business Intelligence
2 205 (21.24%) ETL
3 199 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (14.82%) MVC
5 118 (12.23%) Migration
6 97 (10.05%) TDD
7 80 (8.29%) Scrum
8 69 (7.15%) Data Modelling
9 63 (6.53%) Kimball Methodology
9 63 (6.53%) Performance Tuning
10 62 (6.42%) ITIL
11 56 (5.80%) CRM
12 54 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (5.28%) DevOps
14 46 (4.77%) Data Migration
15 43 (4.46%) Analytics
15 43 (4.46%) BDD
16 41 (4.25%) High Availability
17 36 (3.73%) Unit Testing
17 36 (3.73%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 632 (65.49%) SQL
2 295 (30.57%) C#
3 294 (30.47%) T-SQL
4 134 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 110 (11.40%) PowerShell
6 41 (4.25%) VB.NET
7 36 (3.73%) Java
8 34 (3.52%) VB
9 31 (3.21%) PL/SQL
10 24 (2.49%) VBScript
11 15 (1.55%) Python
12 14 (1.45%) R
12 14 (1.45%) VBA
13 13 (1.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 13 (1.35%) F#
14 11 (1.14%) C++
15 8 (0.83%) C
16 7 (0.73%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.73%) VB6
17 6 (0.62%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 73 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 56 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (5.70%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.52%) Degree
5 23 (2.38%) MCSE
6 17 (1.76%) MCP
7 14 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.45%) MCITP
8 12 (1.24%) MCSA
8 12 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.04%) MCDBA
10 7 (0.73%) CCNA
10 7 (0.73%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.73%) ISEB
11 6 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.41%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.41%) MCSD
13 3 (0.31%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.11%) QA
2 15 (1.55%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.14%) SLA
4 7 (0.73%) GDPR
4 7 (0.73%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.21%) IFRS
8 2 (0.21%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 96 (9.95%) Active Directory
2 71 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (4.46%) Hyper-V
4 32 (3.32%) vSphere
5 25 (2.59%) XenApp
6 24 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (1.66%) XenDesktop
8 12 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.14%) Docker
10 9 (0.93%) Terminal Services
10 9 (0.93%) XenServer
11 8 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.83%) VMware ESX
12 5 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.52%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.41%) UAG
14 3 (0.31%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 44 (4.56%) SCCM
2 19 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
3 17 (1.76%) Failover Clustering
4 13 (1.35%) vRealize
5 11 (1.14%) Puppet
6 10 (1.04%) Nagios
6 10 (1.04%) SCOM
7 9 (0.93%) NetBackup
7 9 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (0.83%) PowerCLI
9 7 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.73%) WSUS
10 6 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.52%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.52%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.52%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.41%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.41%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 499 (51.71%) Microsoft
2 108 (11.19%) VMware
3 80 (8.29%) Oracle
4 50 (5.18%) HP
5 38 (3.94%) Citrix
6 36 (3.73%) Cisco
7 30 (3.11%) Tableau
8 27 (2.80%) Red Hat
9 20 (2.07%) Cognos
10 19 (1.97%) SAP
10 19 (1.97%) Symantec
11 14 (1.45%) Sitecore
12 13 (1.35%) Dell
13 11 (1.14%) Google
13 11 (1.14%) SolarWinds
14 10 (1.04%) Xamarin
15 8 (0.83%) IBM
15 8 (0.83%) NetApp
15 8 (0.83%) Sun
16 7 (0.73%) Adobe
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £150 - £220 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton
Noir Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £454.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £280 - 320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
People Source Consulting
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 20 days ago