Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 440 341 280
Rank change year-on-year -99 -61 -90
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 542 743 978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.72% 0.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.31% 3.26% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 537 713
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £285
90th Percentile £608 £575 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 18
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £31.15 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.30% -30.78% +62.16%
10th Percentile £17.75 £21.25 £17.98
90th Percentile £52.13 £50.00 £55.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £39.33 £44.00
% change year-on-year -24.98% -10.63% +33.33%

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 23,439 22,773 23,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.46% 22.11% 22.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,329 15,530 15,878
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 282 374
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £30.88 £28.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +9.56% -1.12%
10th Percentile £12.90 £14.00 £10.08
90th Percentile £57.45 £55.00 £52.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £35.00 £28.18
% change year-on-year -2.14% +24.20% -6.07%

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 14 November 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 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Top 17 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 14 November 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 -94 498 £425 +3.66% 160
UK excluding London -117 294 £375 +7.14% 121
London -43 242 £475 +2.70% 51
South East -15 111 £375 +7.91% 25
Midlands -22 50 £373 +14.62% 23
North of England -69 47 £375 +8.70% 36
East of England +4 29 £375 +2.04% 13
West Midlands -36 27 £375 +7.14% 11
Yorkshire -48 27 £375 +15.38% 15
East Midlands +8 23 £358 +13.49% 12
North West -27 19 £363 -4.92% 21
Scotland -37 19 £273 -31.88% 10
Wales -20 18 £425 +21.43%
South West -60 18 £425 +14.25% 12
Northern Ireland +36 2 £325 +30.00% 2
North East -11 1 £275 -9.84%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 542 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 327 (60.33%) SQL
3 205 (37.82%) .NET
4 197 (36.35%) Microsoft
5 180 (33.21%) C#
6 170 (31.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 169 (31.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 164 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
9 148 (27.31%) Windows
10 141 (26.01%) T-SQL
11 132 (24.35%) SQL Server 2016
12 130 (23.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 128 (23.62%) Microsoft Azure
14 113 (20.85%) Business Intelligence
14 113 (20.85%) Finance
15 112 (20.66%) ETL
15 112 (20.66%) SQL Server 2014
16 99 (18.27%) MVC
17 92 (16.97%) .NET Framework
18 91 (16.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 90 (16.61%) Data Warehouse
20 83 (15.31%) WCF
21 82 (15.13%) JavaScript
22 79 (14.58%) ASP.NET
23 74 (13.65%) Windows Server
24 71 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
25 70 (12.92%) PowerShell
25 70 (12.92%) AngularJS
26 65 (11.99%) Visual Studio
27 64 (11.81%) VMware

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 35 (6.46%) SharePoint
2 31 (5.72%) IIS
2 31 (5.72%) MS Exchange
3 19 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.03%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.66%) CMS
6 9 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.48%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.29%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.11%) Confluence
9 6 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.92%) Apache
11 4 (0.74%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.55%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.55%) Drupal
12 3 (0.55%) Kentico
13 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (5.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.85%) Sage 200
3 8 (1.48%) SAP APO
3 8 (1.48%) SAP MM
4 6 (1.11%) SAP MDM
5 4 (0.74%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.55%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.18%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.18%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.18%) Sage BI
8 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 128 (23.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (4.43%) Office 365
4 16 (2.95%) PaaS
5 13 (2.40%) IaaS
6 11 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.66%) Azure Data Factory
8 7 (1.29%) npm
9 3 (0.55%) SaaS
10 2 (0.37%) Akamai
10 2 (0.37%) Cloudflare
10 2 (0.37%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.37%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.87%) DHCP
1 21 (3.87%) DNS
2 19 (3.51%) Firewall
3 15 (2.77%) VPN
4 12 (2.21%) HTTP
5 11 (2.03%) SAN
5 11 (2.03%) VLAN
6 7 (1.29%) LAN
6 7 (1.29%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.11%) DMZ
7 6 (1.11%) PuTTY
7 6 (1.11%) Skype
7 6 (1.11%) WinSCP
8 5 (0.92%) VSAN
8 5 (0.92%) Wireless
9 3 (0.55%) Internet
9 3 (0.55%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.55%) VoIP
10 2 (0.37%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 542 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 170 (31.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 169 (31.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 132 (24.35%) SQL Server 2016
5 130 (23.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 112 (20.66%) SQL Server 2014
7 91 (16.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 90 (16.61%) Data Warehouse
9 50 (9.23%) Relational Database
10 46 (8.49%) SQL Server 2005
11 45 (8.30%) Power BI
12 33 (6.09%) Oracle Database
13 29 (5.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 25 (4.61%) Oracle Database 10g
15 21 (3.87%) OLAP
15 21 (3.87%) Oracle Database 11g
15 21 (3.87%) RDBMS
16 20 (3.69%) MySQL
17 19 (3.51%) Azure SQL Database
17 19 (3.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 71 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 65 (11.99%) Visual Studio
3 27 (4.98%) Jenkins
4 26 (4.80%) Octopus Deploy
5 21 (3.87%) Selenium
6 19 (3.51%) SpecFlow
7 18 (3.32%) Git (software)
8 17 (3.14%) JIRA
8 17 (3.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 17 (3.14%) TeamCity
9 13 (2.40%) Eclipse
9 13 (2.40%) SoapUI
10 11 (2.03%) HP UFT
10 11 (2.03%) Oracle APEX
11 10 (1.85%) NUnit
11 10 (1.85%) Toad
12 9 (1.66%) Ant
12 9 (1.66%) LoadRunner
12 9 (1.66%) TestNG
12 9 (1.66%) webpack
General
1 113 (20.85%) Finance
2 27 (4.98%) Banking
3 21 (3.87%) Front Office
4 17 (3.14%) Advertising
5 14 (2.58%) Financial Institution
5 14 (2.58%) Retail
6 8 (1.48%) Legal
7 7 (1.29%) Back Office
7 7 (1.29%) Law
8 6 (1.11%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.92%) Local Government
9 5 (0.92%) Marketing
10 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.55%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.37%) Billing
12 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Automotive
13 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 306 (56.46%) Developer
2 95 (17.53%) .NET Developer
3 93 (17.16%) SQL Developer
4 63 (11.62%) C# Developer
4 63 (11.62%) DBA
5 57 (10.52%) SQL DBA
6 56 (10.33%) Analyst
6 56 (10.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 52 (9.59%) Senior Developer
8 36 (6.64%) Senior .NET Developer
9 33 (6.09%) C# .NET Developer
10 29 (5.35%) SSIS Developer
11 25 (4.61%) SQL Server DBA
11 25 (4.61%) WPF Developer
12 20 (3.69%) Full Stack Developer
12 20 (3.69%) SQL BI Developer
13 19 (3.51%) Consultant
14 18 (3.32%) Senior C# Developer
15 17 (3.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 17 (3.14%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (37.82%) .NET
2 92 (16.97%) .NET Framework
3 83 (15.31%) WCF
4 79 (14.58%) ASP.NET
5 70 (12.92%) AngularJS
6 61 (11.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 61 (11.25%) HTML
7 58 (10.70%) CSS
8 55 (10.15%) Web Services
9 53 (9.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 50 (9.23%) jQuery
11 49 (9.04%) Entity Framework
12 48 (8.86%) WPF
13 33 (6.09%) HTML5
14 28 (5.17%) JSON
14 28 (5.17%) LINQ
15 27 (4.98%) React
16 26 (4.80%) XML
17 25 (4.61%) .NET Core
17 25 (4.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.54%) Clustering
2 25 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (4.24%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.69%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.32%) Hedge funds
7 13 (2.40%) Data Structures
7 13 (2.40%) Fixed Income
8 12 (2.21%) User Experience
9 11 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.03%) Reinsurance
10 10 (1.85%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.66%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.66%) Replication
12 8 (1.48%) Fintech
12 8 (1.48%) PKI
13 6 (1.11%) Equities
13 6 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (0.92%) Market Risk
15 4 (0.74%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 148 (27.31%) Windows
2 74 (13.65%) Windows Server
3 56 (10.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 51 (9.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (7.93%) Linux
6 21 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (3.51%) Windows 7
8 18 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (2.58%) Windows 10
10 8 (1.48%) Unix
11 6 (1.11%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (0.92%) Android
12 5 (0.92%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.92%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.74%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.55%) HPUX
14 3 (0.55%) Solaris
14 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.55%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (20.85%) Business Intelligence
3 112 (20.66%) ETL
4 99 (18.27%) MVC
5 63 (11.62%) TDD
6 54 (9.96%) Data Modelling
6 54 (9.96%) Scrum
7 45 (8.30%) DevOps
7 45 (8.30%) SDLC
7 45 (8.30%) Test Automation
8 43 (7.93%) Migration
9 42 (7.75%) Unit Testing
10 41 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (7.01%) MVVM
12 34 (6.27%) Web Development
13 33 (6.09%) Kimball Methodology
13 33 (6.09%) Multithreading
13 33 (6.09%) Performance Tuning
14 32 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (5.72%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 327 (60.33%) SQL
2 180 (33.21%) C#
3 141 (26.01%) T-SQL
4 82 (15.13%) JavaScript
5 70 (12.92%) PowerShell
6 28 (5.17%) Java
7 23 (4.24%) TypeScript
8 17 (3.14%) VBA
9 14 (2.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 12 (2.21%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.03%) F#
12 10 (1.85%) Python
13 8 (1.48%) C
13 8 (1.48%) VB
14 5 (0.92%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.92%) VBScript
15 4 (0.74%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.74%) C++
15 4 (0.74%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 53 (9.78%) Security Cleared
2 40 (7.38%) Degree
3 38 (7.01%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.66%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.48%) Master's Degree
6 8 (1.48%) MCSE
7 7 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.11%) ISEB
8 6 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.92%) MCSA
10 4 (0.74%) CCNA
11 3 (0.55%) MCSD
11 3 (0.55%) MCTS
11 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.24%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.03%) GDPR
2 11 (2.03%) QA
3 5 (0.92%) SLA
4 3 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) EMIR
6 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.18%) MiFID
6 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 60 (11.07%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (6.46%) vSphere
4 25 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (3.87%) XenApp
6 14 (2.58%) Docker
7 9 (1.66%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.74%) HDFS
8 4 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.37%) NFS
11 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (5.90%) SCCM
2 22 (4.06%) SCOM
3 20 (3.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 12 (2.21%) HP ALM
5 9 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (1.29%) Backup Exec
7 7 (1.29%) SCOrch
7 7 (1.29%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.11%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.92%) Ansible
9 5 (0.92%) CA Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.92%) WSUS
10 4 (0.74%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.74%) Oozie
10 4 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 197 (36.35%) Microsoft
2 64 (11.81%) VMware
3 58 (10.70%) Oracle
4 35 (6.46%) Citrix
5 34 (6.27%) HP
6 26 (4.80%) Tableau
7 19 (3.51%) SAP
8 18 (3.32%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.21%) Informatica
10 11 (2.03%) NetApp
10 11 (2.03%) Software AG
10 11 (2.03%) webMethods
11 10 (1.85%) Sage
11 10 (1.85%) Telerik
12 9 (1.66%) Charles River
12 9 (1.66%) McAfee
12 9 (1.66%) Symantec
13 8 (1.48%) Cisco
13 8 (1.48%) Netezza
13 8 (1.48%) Teradata