Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 585 498 458
Rank change year-on-year -87 -40 -89
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 110 148 456
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.30% 0.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.92% 1.41% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 113 329
10th Percentile £277 £269 £313
25th Percentile £350 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £440
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +10.00%
75th Percentile £489 £488 £525
90th Percentile £528 £513 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +13.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year - -38.95% -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year - -38.95% -50.00%

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 12,021 10,480 20,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.97% 21.20% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,198 7,215 14,413
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £406 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +2.15%
75th Percentile £598 £588 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 157 237
10th Percentile £11.49 £13.75 £13.15
25th Percentile £19.00 £18.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate £26.00 £24.70 £28.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -13.33% -5.00%
75th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £61.05 £56.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% -25.00% +20.00%

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 18 May 2021.

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
Top 14 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 18 May 2021. 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 -78 80 £450 +5.88% 37
UK excluding London +19 47 £350 -12.50% 29
London -66 46 £465 +9.41% 11
Work from Home -241 25 £465 +43.08% 7
Scotland -8 13 £310 -11.43% 1
South West +53 12 £400 - 4
North of England +21 9 £464 +28.00% 7
South East +12 9 £413 -0.60% 8
North West +15 7 £464 +28.00% 4
Yorkshire +20 2 - - 3
Wales +16 2 £400 -8.57% 2
East of England +16 1 £400 -11.11% 1
West Midlands +3 1 £213 -53.42% 2
Midlands -4 1 £213 -48.48% 5

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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.

1 110 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 80 (72.73%) SQL
3 46 (41.82%) Microsoft
4 43 (39.09%) Windows
5 40 (36.36%) .NET
6 38 (34.55%) C#
7 37 (33.64%) SQL Server 2016
8 30 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 29 (26.36%) SQL Server 2017
10 27 (24.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (22.73%) Windows Server
12 24 (21.82%) T-SQL
13 23 (20.91%) Finance
14 22 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
15 21 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (19.09%) Linux
16 20 (18.18%) VMware
16 20 (18.18%) Git (software)
17 19 (17.27%) PowerShell
18 18 (16.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 18 (16.36%) Migration
18 18 (16.36%) ASP.NET
18 18 (16.36%) Social Skills
19 17 (15.45%) DevOps
19 17 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
19 17 (15.45%) IIS
19 17 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
20 16 (14.55%) JavaScript
20 16 (14.55%) Azure
21 15 (13.64%) Problem-Solving

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 17 (15.45%) IIS
2 14 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (11.82%) SharePoint
4 8 (7.27%) MS Exchange
4 8 (7.27%) Skype for Business
5 7 (6.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.73%) Apache
8 2 (1.82%) Confluence
8 2 (1.82%) Drupal
8 2 (1.82%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.82%) WordPress
9 1 (0.91%) JBoss
9 1 (0.91%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (2.73%) Elite 3E
3 2 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.55%) Azure
2 14 (12.73%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (10.00%) PaaS
3 11 (10.00%) Power Platform
4 7 (6.36%) SaaS
5 6 (5.45%) AWS
6 5 (4.55%) IaaS
7 3 (2.73%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (2.73%) NuGet
7 3 (2.73%) Power Automate
7 3 (2.73%) PowerApps
7 3 (2.73%) Yammer
8 2 (1.82%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (1.82%) GitHub
9 1 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.91%) Azure Service Bus
9 1 (0.91%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.91%) Boomi
9 1 (0.91%) GCP
9 1 (0.91%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.27%) LAN
1 8 (7.27%) SAN
1 8 (7.27%) Skype
1 8 (7.27%) WAN
1 8 (7.27%) Wireless
2 6 (5.45%) Firewall
3 4 (3.64%) DHCP
3 4 (3.64%) DNS
4 2 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.82%) VoIP
5 1 (0.91%) Intranet
5 1 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.91%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.91%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.91%) Network Security
5 1 (0.91%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (33.64%) SQL Server 2016
3 30 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
4 29 (26.36%) SQL Server 2017
5 27 (24.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (16.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (12.73%) SQL Server 2019
8 12 (10.91%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (7.27%) MongoDB
11 8 (7.27%) Power BI
11 8 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (5.45%) NoSQL
12 6 (5.45%) Oracle Database
12 6 (5.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (5.45%) Relational Database
13 5 (4.55%) Biml
14 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (3.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 14 (12.73%) TeamCity
3 12 (10.91%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (7.27%) JIRA
4 8 (7.27%) Visual Studio
5 7 (6.36%) NUnit
5 7 (6.36%) SpecFlow
6 6 (5.45%) Cucumber
7 5 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.82%) Subversion
10 1 (0.91%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.91%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.91%) Selenium
10 1 (0.91%) Serena SBM
10 1 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (20.91%) Finance
2 18 (16.36%) Social Skills
3 7 (6.36%) Banking
4 5 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.73%) Automotive
6 2 (1.82%) Digital Economy
6 2 (1.82%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (1.82%) Legal
7 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.91%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.91%) Electronics
7 1 (0.91%) International Banking
7 1 (0.91%) Law
7 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.91%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.91%) Retail
7 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (30.00%) Developer
2 26 (23.64%) DBA
3 22 (20.00%) SQL DBA
4 17 (15.45%) .NET Developer
5 15 (13.64%) Analyst
6 9 (8.18%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (8.18%) SQL Server DBA
7 7 (6.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (6.36%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) Administrator
8 6 (5.45%) Applications Support
8 6 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.45%) SQL Developer
9 5 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Consultant
10 4 (3.64%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (36.36%) .NET
2 18 (16.36%) ASP.NET
3 11 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (6.36%) Gherkin
4 7 (6.36%) REST
4 7 (6.36%) SOAP
4 7 (6.36%) Web Services
5 6 (5.45%) CSS
5 6 (5.45%) HTML
5 6 (5.45%) jQuery
6 5 (4.55%) WCF
7 4 (3.64%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (3.64%) JSON
7 4 (3.64%) XML
7 4 (3.64%) XSLT
8 3 (2.73%) ADO.NET
8 3 (2.73%) Reactive Extensions
8 3 (2.73%) Task Parallel Library
8 3 (2.73%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.00%) N-Tier
2 9 (8.18%) Replication
3 7 (6.36%) Clustering
4 6 (5.45%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.55%) NHS
5 5 (4.55%) User Experience
6 3 (2.73%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.73%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 43 (39.09%) Windows
2 25 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 21 (19.09%) Linux
4 17 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (10.00%) AIX
5 11 (10.00%) CentOS
6 9 (8.18%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.73%) Solaris
8 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.82%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 21 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (16.36%) Migration
4 17 (15.45%) DevOps
5 15 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (12.73%) Change Management
7 13 (11.82%) Test Automation
8 12 (10.91%) OO
9 11 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (10.00%) OWASP
9 11 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
9 11 (10.00%) Workflow
10 8 (7.27%) BDD
10 8 (7.27%) Storage Management
11 7 (6.36%) ETL
11 7 (6.36%) High Availability
11 7 (6.36%) Incident Management
11 7 (6.36%) ITIL
11 7 (6.36%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (72.73%) SQL
2 38 (34.55%) C#
3 24 (21.82%) T-SQL
4 19 (17.27%) PowerShell
5 16 (14.55%) JavaScript
6 12 (10.91%) Java
7 5 (4.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 5 (4.55%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.64%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.64%) Perl
8 4 (3.64%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.64%) Python
8 4 (3.64%) Ruby
8 4 (3.64%) XPath
9 2 (1.82%) VBScript
10 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.91%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.45%) CCNA
3 6 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.45%) DV Cleared
3 6 (5.45%) HP AIS
3 6 (5.45%) HP ASE
3 6 (5.45%) HP MASE
3 6 (5.45%) JNCIS
3 6 (5.45%) MCITP
3 6 (5.45%) MCSA
3 6 (5.45%) MCSE
3 6 (5.45%) NCIE
3 6 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.73%) Degree
6 1 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.00%) PCI DSS
1 11 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) GDPR
2 2 (1.82%) SLA
3 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.91%) GxP
System Software
1 17 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (12.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.36%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.64%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.91%) Docker
7 1 (0.91%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (10.00%) Puppet
2 8 (7.27%) SCOM
3 7 (6.36%) SCCM
3 7 (6.36%) SCSM
4 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (3.64%) Perfmon
6 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.82%) WMI
7 1 (0.91%) Control-M
7 1 (0.91%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.91%) Grafana
7 1 (0.91%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.91%) QRadar
7 1 (0.91%) Terraform
7 1 (0.91%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 20 (18.18%) VMware
3 9 (8.18%) Oracle
4 7 (6.36%) HP
5 6 (5.45%) Brocade
5 6 (5.45%) Cisco
5 6 (5.45%) Juniper
5 6 (5.45%) NetApp
6 5 (4.55%) SAP
7 4 (3.64%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.64%) Sybase
8 3 (2.73%) Citrix
8 3 (2.73%) Telerik
9 2 (1.82%) Apple
9 2 (1.82%) Mitel
9 2 (1.82%) RedGate
10 1 (0.91%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.91%) F5
10 1 (0.91%) Jaspersoft
10 1 (0.91%) Splunk