Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 336 262 204
Rank change year-on-year -74 -58 +26
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 710 965 1,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.99% 1.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.22% 4.40% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 733 1,010
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £300 £268 £280
90th Percentile £575 £494 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 20
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £29.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +51.16% -11.79%
10th Percentile £28.25 £37.50 £11.93
90th Percentile £52.29 £58.30 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +100.00% -40.00%

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 22,055 21,919 24,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.99% 22.56% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,343 14,608 16,508
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 320 425
UK median hourly rate £30.95 £28.34 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.21% -5.53% +4.57%
10th Percentile £14.68 £10.45 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.42 £50.16 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year +27.27% -5.98% +6.36%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -99 635 £400 +6.67% 233
UK excluding London -64 420 £350 -2.78% 168
London -60 288 £463 +8.82% 77
South East -57 120 £345 -13.75% 36
North of England -33 91 £350 -2.78% 32
Midlands -16 68 £325 -5.80% 46
Yorkshire -30 49 £338 -6.25% 9
Scotland +9 42 £375 - 5
South West -61 39 £350 +2.94% 28
West Midlands -4 38 £350 -7.89% 19
East of England -13 38 £326 -4.04% 14
North West -19 33 £381 +6.64% 20
Wales +28 31 £350 -9.68% 6
East Midlands -4 29 £315 +13.92% 27
North East +49 9 £251 -37.19% 3
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 710 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 427 (60.14%) SQL
3 282 (39.72%) .NET
4 279 (39.30%) Microsoft
5 256 (36.06%) C#
6 240 (33.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 214 (30.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 198 (27.89%) T-SQL
9 196 (27.61%) Windows
10 180 (25.35%) SQL Server 2016
11 178 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
12 177 (24.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 166 (23.38%) SQL Server 2014
14 147 (20.70%) Business Intelligence
14 147 (20.70%) Finance
15 133 (18.73%) Microsoft Azure
16 131 (18.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 130 (18.31%) MVC
18 120 (16.90%) Windows Server
19 115 (16.20%) ASP.NET
20 113 (15.92%) TDD
21 111 (15.63%) HTML
22 110 (15.49%) Data Warehouse
23 108 (15.21%) ETL
23 108 (15.21%) AngularJS
24 107 (15.07%) CSS
25 100 (14.08%) .NET Framework
26 95 (13.38%) Web Services
27 94 (13.24%) WCF
28 87 (12.25%) Windows Server 2012

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 62 (8.73%) IIS
2 60 (8.45%) SharePoint
3 41 (5.77%) MS Exchange
4 21 (2.96%) CMS
5 19 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
8 14 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (1.83%) Apache Spark
9 13 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (1.69%) Skype for Business
11 11 (1.55%) Apache
12 10 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.99%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.56%) Confluence
16 3 (0.42%) SAS
17 2 (0.28%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 33 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.70%) SPSS
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.14%) InDesign
7 1 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.14%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 11 (1.55%) SimCorp Dimension
2 8 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.99%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) Demantra
6 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle TCA
6 1 (0.14%) Relativity
6 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.14%) SnowdropKCS
6 1 (0.14%) Summit
6 1 (0.14%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 133 (18.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.11%) Office 365
4 12 (1.69%) Google Analytics
4 12 (1.69%) IaaS
5 10 (1.41%) PaaS
6 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.28%) SaaS
9 1 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.14%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.14%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.08%) SAN
2 28 (3.94%) Firewall
3 21 (2.96%) VLAN
4 19 (2.68%) DNS
4 19 (2.68%) WinSCP
5 17 (2.39%) PuTTY
5 17 (2.39%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.97%) LAN
7 13 (1.83%) DHCP
8 12 (1.69%) NAS
8 12 (1.69%) VSAN
9 11 (1.55%) WAN
10 10 (1.41%) LDAP
11 9 (1.27%) Skype
12 8 (1.13%) VPN
13 6 (0.85%) FTP
13 6 (0.85%) Internet
13 6 (0.85%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.85%) VoIP
14 4 (0.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 710 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 240 (33.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 214 (30.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 180 (25.35%) SQL Server 2016
5 177 (24.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 166 (23.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 131 (18.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 110 (15.49%) Data Warehouse
9 75 (10.56%) SQL Server 2005
10 68 (9.58%) Relational Database
11 52 (7.32%) Power BI
12 37 (5.21%) Oracle Database
13 30 (4.23%) OLAP
14 26 (3.66%) Oracle Database 10g
14 26 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
15 22 (3.10%) Hadoop
16 20 (2.82%) RDBMS
17 19 (2.68%) Big Data
18 18 (2.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 18 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 67 (9.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 67 (9.44%) Visual Studio
2 49 (6.90%) NUnit
3 36 (5.07%) Selenium
4 35 (4.93%) Git (software)
5 32 (4.51%) MSTest
6 28 (3.94%) Octopus Deploy
7 25 (3.52%) Moq
7 25 (3.52%) TeamCity
8 24 (3.38%) SpecFlow
9 21 (2.96%) Jenkins
10 17 (2.39%) Ant
10 17 (2.39%) Eclipse
10 17 (2.39%) Oracle APEX
10 17 (2.39%) TestNG
11 16 (2.25%) HP UFT
11 16 (2.25%) ReSharper
11 16 (2.25%) SoapUI
12 15 (2.11%) Subversion
13 13 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 147 (20.70%) Finance
2 38 (5.35%) Banking
3 20 (2.82%) Retail
4 17 (2.39%) Front Office
5 16 (2.25%) Marketing
6 12 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.27%) Publishing
9 8 (1.13%) Law
9 8 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.85%) Legal
11 4 (0.56%) Back Office
12 3 (0.42%) Electronics
12 3 (0.42%) Romanian Language
13 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Advertising
14 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.14%) Local Government
14 1 (0.14%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 391 (55.07%) Developer
2 149 (20.99%) SQL Developer
3 118 (16.62%) .NET Developer
4 117 (16.48%) C# Developer
5 81 (11.41%) DBA
6 71 (10.00%) SQL DBA
7 63 (8.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 60 (8.45%) C# .NET Developer
9 52 (7.32%) Senior Developer
10 51 (7.18%) SQL Server Developer
11 46 (6.48%) Analyst
12 45 (6.34%) SSIS Developer
13 41 (5.77%) Architect
14 36 (5.07%) WPF Developer
15 32 (4.51%) C# WPF Developer
16 31 (4.37%) SQL Server DBA
16 31 (4.37%) SSAS Developer
17 30 (4.23%) Database Developer
17 30 (4.23%) Senior .NET Developer
18 28 (3.94%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (39.72%) .NET
2 115 (16.20%) ASP.NET
3 111 (15.63%) HTML
4 108 (15.21%) AngularJS
5 107 (15.07%) CSS
6 100 (14.08%) .NET Framework
7 95 (13.38%) Web Services
8 94 (13.24%) WCF
9 69 (9.72%) ASP.NET Web API
10 66 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 47 (6.62%) jQuery
11 47 (6.62%) RESTful
11 47 (6.62%) WPF
12 41 (5.77%) Ajax
13 38 (5.35%) MDX
14 35 (4.93%) HTML5
15 33 (4.65%) Entity Framework
16 32 (4.51%) KnockoutJS
17 29 (4.08%) Task Parallel Library
18 28 (3.94%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.18%) Greenfield Project
2 49 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.52%) Clustering
4 22 (3.10%) Replication
5 18 (2.54%) Fixed Income
6 17 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (2.25%) Equities
7 16 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.97%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.69%) Credit Risk
9 12 (1.69%) Fintech
10 10 (1.41%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.41%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.13%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.85%) PKI
13 5 (0.70%) Market Risk
14 4 (0.56%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 3 (0.42%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.42%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 196 (27.61%) Windows
2 120 (16.90%) Windows Server
3 87 (12.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (6.76%) Linux
6 28 (3.94%) Windows 7
7 22 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (2.82%) Windows 10
9 18 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.97%) Unix
11 12 (1.69%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.13%) HPUX
13 7 (0.99%) Android
14 6 (0.85%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.70%) Solaris
16 3 (0.42%) Nucleus RTOS
16 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (20.70%) Business Intelligence
3 130 (18.31%) MVC
4 113 (15.92%) TDD
5 108 (15.21%) ETL
6 78 (10.99%) Migration
7 69 (9.72%) MVVM
8 63 (8.87%) Performance Tuning
8 63 (8.87%) Test Automation
9 61 (8.59%) Scrum
10 55 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
11 54 (7.61%) SOA
12 45 (6.34%) Unit Testing
13 43 (6.06%) DevOps
14 42 (5.92%) Analytics
14 42 (5.92%) Web Development
15 39 (5.49%) Data Modelling
16 33 (4.65%) E-Commerce
16 33 (4.65%) Kimball Methodology
16 33 (4.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 427 (60.14%) SQL
2 256 (36.06%) C#
3 198 (27.89%) T-SQL
4 69 (9.72%) JavaScript
5 63 (8.87%) PowerShell
6 46 (6.48%) Java
7 35 (4.93%) TypeScript
8 21 (2.96%) VB.NET
9 16 (2.25%) F#
10 14 (1.97%) Scala
11 13 (1.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 12 (1.69%) Python
12 12 (1.69%) VB
13 11 (1.55%) R
14 10 (1.41%) C
14 10 (1.41%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.41%) VBA
15 8 (1.13%) PHP
16 7 (0.99%) Perl
17 5 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 55 (7.75%) Degree
2 55 (7.75%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (2.11%) MCSE
5 14 (1.97%) MCITP
6 13 (1.83%) ISEB
7 8 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.99%) CCNA
8 7 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.56%) CCSP
9 4 (0.56%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.56%) HNC
9 4 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.42%) MCSA
10 3 (0.42%) MCTS
11 2 (0.28%) CCNP
11 2 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.28%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.96%) Data Quality
2 12 (1.69%) SLA
3 10 (1.41%) QA
4 5 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 40 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.37%) vSphere
4 21 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.82%) XenApp
6 14 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.69%) HDFS
8 11 (1.55%) Apache Flume
8 11 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.85%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.70%) Docker
11 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.28%) Xen
12 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 42 (5.92%) SCCM
2 23 (3.24%) SCOM
3 11 (1.55%) Oozie
3 11 (1.55%) SCOrch
4 10 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.99%) NetBackup
5 7 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (0.99%) Puppet
6 5 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.70%) vCenter Server
6 5 (0.70%) WSUS
7 4 (0.56%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.42%) SCSM
8 3 (0.42%) vMotion
9 2 (0.28%) Ansible
9 2 (0.28%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.28%) Terraform
9 2 (0.28%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 279 (39.30%) Microsoft
2 85 (11.97%) VMware
3 78 (10.99%) Oracle
4 38 (5.35%) HP
5 31 (4.37%) Citrix
5 31 (4.37%) Tableau
6 27 (3.80%) Sitecore
7 21 (2.96%) Google
7 21 (2.96%) Red Hat
8 15 (2.11%) RedGate
8 15 (2.11%) SAP
8 15 (2.11%) Software AG
8 15 (2.11%) webMethods
9 12 (1.69%) Charles River
9 12 (1.69%) Cloudera
9 12 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.55%) NetApp
10 11 (1.55%) SimCorp
11 9 (1.27%) Cisco
11 9 (1.27%) Symantec