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 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 256 280 162
Rank change year-on-year +24 -118  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 424 477 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.85% 1.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.02% 3.92% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 345 605
Median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -3.21% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -12.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £16.05 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.75 £37.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year -5.00% -22.33%  

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 10546 12161 12794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.76% 21.76% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7056 8214 8268
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 169 167
Median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £15.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.23% -  

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 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 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 30 April 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 +15 396 £375 -2.28% 131
London -28 145 £425 - 43
South East +51 81 £365 +4.28% 14
South West -16 40 £363 +3.57% 15
North West +46 32 £338 -3.57% 20
City of London -18 32 £450 +5.88% 13
West Midlands +24 28 £300 -21.05% 14
East Midlands +14 26 £265 -29.33% 5
Hampshire +21 24 £385 +18.46% 2
Yorkshire +19 23 £356 +1.78% 11
Berkshire +31 22 £363 +29.23% 3
East of England 0 20 £363 -21.40% 7
Manchester +23 17 £325 -17.72% 13
Scotland +38 16 £331 -5.35% 4
West Yorkshire +23 16 £350 +0.71% 9
Reading +24 14 £300 -4.38%
Herefordshire - 13 £285 - 1
Cambridgeshire +10 12 £394 -15.77%
Wiltshire 0 10 £400 +6.66%
Bristol -6 10 £388 +5.08% 5
Nottinghamshire +14 9 £338 -
Leeds +13 9 £325 -7.14% 6
Surrey +11 9 £425 +17.24% 2
Derbyshire - 9 £438 - 1
West Sussex +16 8 £414 +0.30%
Nottingham +14 8 £338 -
Gloucestershire +3 8 £334 -4.64% 3
Andover - 8 £350 -
Edinburgh +22 7 £230 -38.66% 2
Birmingham +10 7 £375 +6.38% 2

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 911 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 579 (63.56%) SQL
3 454 (49.84%) Microsoft
4 378 (41.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 347 (38.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 327 (35.89%) .NET
7 298 (32.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 287 (31.50%) Windows
9 279 (30.63%) C#
10 269 (29.53%) T-SQL
11 239 (26.23%) Business Intelligence
12 228 (25.03%) SQL Server 2014
13 210 (23.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 186 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
15 184 (20.20%) Data Warehouse
16 175 (19.21%) ETL
17 168 (18.44%) Windows Server
18 166 (18.22%) Finance
19 162 (17.78%) ASP.NET
20 160 (17.56%) Windows Server 2012
21 157 (17.23%) MVC
22 148 (16.25%) Microsoft Azure
23 142 (15.59%) JavaScript
24 139 (15.26%) HTML
25 120 (13.17%) SQL Server 2005
26 117 (12.84%) CSS
27 113 (12.40%) Migration
28 109 (11.96%) Team Foundation Server
29 108 (11.86%) PowerShell
30 107 (11.75%) Windows Server 2008

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 97 (10.65%) SharePoint
2 89 (9.77%) IIS
3 45 (4.94%) MS Exchange
4 35 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (3.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 30 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (1.76%) CMS
8 15 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (1.65%) SAS
9 14 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (1.32%) Skype for Business
11 12 (1.32%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.77%) Apache
12 7 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.44%) JBoss
14 4 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 49 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 45 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.98%) Oracle 11i
3 15 (1.65%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.77%) Demantra
4 7 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.77%) SnowdropKCS
5 5 (0.55%) FastStats
5 5 (0.55%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.44%) Pegasus Opera
6 4 (0.44%) SystmOne
7 3 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.33%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.22%) Changepoint
8 2 (0.22%) Scribe Insight
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.11%) FRx
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 148 (16.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (3.73%) IaaS
4 29 (3.18%) Office 365
5 27 (2.96%) PaaS
6 10 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.88%) Data Lake Analytics
8 4 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.33%) SaaS
10 2 (0.22%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.22%) CallidusCloud
10 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.11%) GitHub
11 1 (0.11%) Slack
11 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.39%) DNS
2 34 (3.73%) Firewall
3 30 (3.29%) TCP/IP
4 28 (3.07%) DHCP
5 22 (2.41%) LAN
6 16 (1.76%) Remote Desktop
6 16 (1.76%) SAN
7 15 (1.65%) PuTTY
7 15 (1.65%) WinSCP
8 14 (1.54%) Intranet
9 13 (1.43%) Internet
10 12 (1.32%) WAN
11 11 (1.21%) VPN
12 10 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (1.10%) Wireless
13 9 (0.99%) Extranet
14 8 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (0.88%) FTP
14 8 (0.88%) LDAP
15 7 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 911 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 378 (41.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 347 (38.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 298 (32.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 228 (25.03%) SQL Server 2014
6 210 (23.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 184 (20.20%) Data Warehouse
8 120 (13.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 91 (9.99%) SQL Server 2016
10 73 (8.01%) Relational Database
11 66 (7.24%) Power BI
12 56 (6.15%) Oracle Database
13 35 (3.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 35 (3.84%) NoSQL
13 35 (3.84%) Oracle Database 10g
13 35 (3.84%) Oracle Reports
14 34 (3.73%) OLAP
15 28 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
16 26 (2.85%) Azure SQL Database
17 25 (2.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 109 (11.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 103 (11.31%) Visual Studio
3 49 (5.38%) Git (software)
4 38 (4.17%) NUnit
5 34 (3.73%) TeamCity
6 33 (3.62%) SpecFlow
7 30 (3.29%) Selenium
8 26 (2.85%) Jenkins
9 23 (2.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 19 (2.09%) MSTest
11 18 (1.98%) ReSharper
12 17 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (1.65%) HP UFT
13 15 (1.65%) Oracle APEX
14 13 (1.43%) Moq
14 13 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
15 9 (0.99%) Ant
15 9 (0.99%) Eclipse
15 9 (0.99%) SoapUI
15 9 (0.99%) TestNG
General
1 166 (18.22%) Finance
2 41 (4.50%) Banking
2 41 (4.50%) Retail
3 38 (4.17%) Marketing
4 23 (2.52%) Advertising
5 21 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.54%) Legal
7 12 (1.32%) Back Office
7 12 (1.32%) Front Office
7 12 (1.32%) Publishing
8 10 (1.10%) Law
9 7 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.66%) Games
10 6 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.66%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.55%) Electronics
12 4 (0.44%) Local Government
13 2 (0.22%) German Language
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 481 (52.80%) Developer
2 163 (17.89%) SQL Developer
3 158 (17.34%) .NET Developer
4 124 (13.61%) DBA
5 114 (12.51%) C# Developer
6 111 (12.18%) SQL DBA
7 90 (9.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 88 (9.66%) Analyst
9 78 (8.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 78 (8.56%) SSIS Developer
10 57 (6.26%) SQL Server Developer
11 48 (5.27%) ETL Developer
12 44 (4.83%) ASP.NET Developer
12 44 (4.83%) Consultant
13 42 (4.61%) SSRS Developer
14 41 (4.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 40 (4.39%) Architect
16 38 (4.17%) Applications Support
17 36 (3.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 36 (3.95%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (35.89%) .NET
2 162 (17.78%) ASP.NET
3 139 (15.26%) HTML
4 117 (12.84%) CSS
5 106 (11.64%) .NET Framework
6 82 (9.00%) WCF
7 80 (8.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 77 (8.45%) AngularJS
9 69 (7.57%) XML
10 66 (7.24%) jQuery
11 63 (6.92%) Entity Framework
12 62 (6.81%) Web Services
13 61 (6.70%) ASP.NET Web API
14 58 (6.37%) HTML5
15 43 (4.72%) LINQ
15 43 (4.72%) MDX
16 38 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 38 (4.17%) REST
17 36 (3.95%) Ajax
18 22 (2.41%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.92%) Clustering
2 54 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (3.95%) Replication
4 28 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
5 27 (2.96%) Data Centre
6 18 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 9 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.99%) EPoS
7 9 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 9 (0.99%) NHS
8 8 (0.88%) Data Structures
8 8 (0.88%) Mainframe
8 8 (0.88%) PKI
9 7 (0.77%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.77%) User Experience
10 6 (0.66%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.55%) Contactless
11 5 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.55%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 287 (31.50%) Windows
2 168 (18.44%) Windows Server
3 160 (17.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 107 (11.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (6.92%) Linux
6 42 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (3.73%) Windows 7
8 31 (3.40%) Unix
9 28 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (1.54%) HPUX
11 9 (0.99%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.88%) Android
12 8 (0.88%) CentOS
13 6 (0.66%) MVS
14 5 (0.55%) Solaris
15 4 (0.44%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.22%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.11%) AIX
17 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (26.23%) Business Intelligence
2 186 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (19.21%) ETL
4 157 (17.23%) MVC
5 113 (12.40%) Migration
6 98 (10.76%) TDD
7 74 (8.12%) Scrum
8 63 (6.92%) ITIL
9 62 (6.81%) Data Modelling
10 61 (6.70%) Performance Tuning
11 60 (6.59%) CRM
12 55 (6.04%) DevOps
13 51 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (5.60%) Kimball Methodology
14 45 (4.94%) Analytics
14 45 (4.94%) Data Migration
15 38 (4.17%) BDD
15 38 (4.17%) Test Automation
16 35 (3.84%) Unit Testing
17 34 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 579 (63.56%) SQL
2 279 (30.63%) C#
3 269 (29.53%) T-SQL
4 142 (15.59%) JavaScript
5 108 (11.86%) PowerShell
6 40 (4.39%) VB.NET
7 37 (4.06%) Java
8 28 (3.07%) VB
9 25 (2.74%) VBScript
10 22 (2.41%) PL/SQL
11 18 (1.98%) VBA
12 15 (1.65%) F#
12 15 (1.65%) Python
13 14 (1.54%) R
14 11 (1.21%) C++
14 11 (1.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 8 (0.88%) C
16 7 (0.77%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.66%) MATLAB
17 6 (0.66%) PHP
Qualifications
1 73 (8.01%) Security Cleared
2 61 (6.70%) SC Cleared
3 51 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (3.73%) Degree
5 21 (2.31%) MCSE
6 16 (1.76%) MCP
7 15 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.43%) MCITP
9 12 (1.32%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.32%) MCSA
9 12 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (0.99%) MCDBA
11 8 (0.88%) CCNA
11 8 (0.88%) ISEB
12 7 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.55%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.44%) MCSD
16 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.52%) QA
2 15 (1.65%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.21%) SLA
4 8 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.77%) GDPR
5 7 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.22%) IFRS
8 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 95 (10.43%) Active Directory
2 68 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (5.16%) Hyper-V
4 34 (3.73%) vSphere
5 25 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (2.63%) XenApp
7 16 (1.76%) XenDesktop
8 15 (1.65%) Docker
9 12 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.99%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.88%) VMware ESX
11 8 (0.88%) XenServer
12 7 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.55%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.44%) UAG
15 3 (0.33%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.22%) Samba
Systems Management
1 46 (5.05%) SCCM
2 22 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
3 18 (1.98%) Failover Clustering
4 15 (1.65%) vRealize
5 13 (1.43%) SCOM
6 12 (1.32%) Nagios
7 10 (1.10%) Puppet
8 8 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.88%) PowerCLI
9 7 (0.77%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.66%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.55%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.55%) WSUS
12 4 (0.44%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 454 (49.84%) Microsoft
2 106 (11.64%) VMware
3 79 (8.67%) Oracle
4 57 (6.26%) HP
5 36 (3.95%) Cisco
5 36 (3.95%) Citrix
6 32 (3.51%) Tableau
7 30 (3.29%) Red Hat
8 21 (2.31%) Cognos
8 21 (2.31%) SAP
9 20 (2.20%) Symantec
10 18 (1.98%) Sitecore
11 16 (1.76%) Google
12 14 (1.54%) Dell
13 12 (1.32%) Xamarin
14 11 (1.21%) SolarWinds
15 9 (0.99%) EMC
15 9 (0.99%) Veeam
16 8 (0.88%) IBM
16 8 (0.88%) Sun
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum 6 month initial
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Public Health England
Rate: From £38,207 to £45,769 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
onezeero.
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Lincolnshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 26 days ago