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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 284 286 163
Rank change year-on-year +2 -123  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 383 450 825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.83% 1.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.63% 3.83% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 316 631
Median daily rate £389 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 10
Median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £27.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% +28.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.45 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £43.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +31.94% +7.46%  

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 10552 11745 13232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.51% 21.78% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6912 7977 8671
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 196 188
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +18.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £15.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.27 £26.75
% change year-on-year +21.52% +16.89%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +2 360 £400 +5.26% 106
London +5 152 £451 +6.00% 34
South East +9 60 £364 -4.27% 16
South West +3 37 £372 +6.28% 13
North West +46 34 £360 +29.61% 12
City of London +11 34 £451 +6.00% 10
Yorkshire +26 23 £325 -5.45% 10
West Yorkshire +27 20 £325 -3.70% 6
West Midlands +9 19 £338 -4.92% 8
Berkshire +21 17 £356 -20.83% 5
Leeds +15 16 £325 -3.70% 4
East Midlands +1 16 £290 -25.16% 5
Manchester +21 14 £325 -18.75% 7
East of England -8 14 £375 - 7
Reading +20 12 £344 -25.67% 2
Scotland +12 11 £350 +6.06% 3
Hampshire +2 11 £388 +10.71% 3
Cheshire +26 8 £360 +27.43% 2
Gloucestershire +9 8 £350 +3.70% 4
Surrey +3 8 £425 +30.76%
Wiltshire 0 8 £400 -5.88% 2
Nottingham +11 7 £394 -
Nottinghamshire +5 7 £394 -
Liverpool +3 7 £394 +43.18% 1
Merseyside +1 7 £394 +43.18% 2
Somerset 0 7 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 7 £360 - 2
Andover +12 6 £370 +5.71%
West Sussex +12 6 £426 +12.17%
East Sussex +5 6 £345 -1.42%

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 846 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 538 (63.59%) SQL
3 405 (47.87%) Microsoft
4 352 (41.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 319 (37.71%) .NET
6 306 (36.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 293 (34.63%) Windows
8 280 (33.10%) C#
9 251 (29.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 220 (26.00%) T-SQL
11 197 (23.29%) Business Intelligence
12 192 (22.70%) SQL Server 2014
13 183 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
14 175 (20.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 164 (19.39%) ASP.NET
16 163 (19.27%) Finance
17 162 (19.15%) MVC
18 160 (18.91%) Windows Server
19 149 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
19 149 (17.61%) Data Warehouse
20 148 (17.49%) Windows Server 2012
21 143 (16.90%) HTML
22 139 (16.43%) SQL Server 2005
23 136 (16.08%) CSS
24 135 (15.96%) JavaScript
25 128 (15.13%) ETL
26 122 (14.42%) PowerShell
27 120 (14.18%) Migration
28 111 (13.12%) Visual Studio
29 110 (13.00%) SQL Server 2016

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 99 (11.70%) SharePoint
2 91 (10.76%) IIS
3 53 (6.26%) MS Exchange
4 47 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 34 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 26 (3.07%) SharePoint 2010
8 18 (2.13%) CMS
9 15 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (1.30%) SAS
13 10 (1.18%) Apache
14 8 (0.95%) Skype for Business
15 7 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.83%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 4 (0.47%) JBoss
16 4 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 4 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 47 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.35%) Stata
6 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.65%) Oracle 11i
3 12 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.59%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.47%) Pegasus Opera
5 4 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.47%) SystmOne
6 3 (0.35%) Demantra
6 3 (0.35%) SnowdropKCS
7 2 (0.24%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.24%) Endur
7 2 (0.24%) FastStats
7 2 (0.24%) FRx
7 2 (0.24%) Scribe Insight
8 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 149 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (4.61%) Office 365
4 25 (2.96%) IaaS
5 19 (2.25%) PaaS
6 14 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (0.71%) Yammer
9 5 (0.59%) Data Lake Analytics
9 5 (0.59%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.35%) SaaS
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.24%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.12%) CallidusCloud
13 1 (0.12%) GitHub
13 1 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.96%) DNS
2 39 (4.61%) Firewall
3 31 (3.66%) DHCP
4 27 (3.19%) TCP/IP
5 26 (3.07%) SAN
6 19 (2.25%) Intranet
6 19 (2.25%) PuTTY
6 19 (2.25%) WinSCP
7 18 (2.13%) LAN
8 17 (2.01%) Remote Desktop
9 14 (1.65%) Internet
10 13 (1.54%) Extranet
11 12 (1.42%) NAS
12 11 (1.30%) Wireless
13 9 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (1.06%) LDAP
14 8 (0.95%) FTP
15 7 (0.83%) HTTP
15 7 (0.83%) SSL
15 7 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 846 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 352 (41.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 306 (36.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 251 (29.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 192 (22.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 175 (20.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 149 (17.61%) Data Warehouse
8 139 (16.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 110 (13.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 60 (7.09%) Relational Database
11 56 (6.62%) Oracle Database
12 55 (6.50%) Power BI
13 36 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 36 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
13 36 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
14 32 (3.78%) Oracle Database 11g
15 30 (3.55%) NoSQL
16 26 (3.07%) Big Data
17 25 (2.96%) DTS
18 24 (2.84%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 111 (13.12%) Visual Studio
2 102 (12.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (5.67%) NUnit
4 42 (4.96%) Git (software)
5 37 (4.37%) Jenkins
6 34 (4.02%) SpecFlow
6 34 (4.02%) TeamCity
7 31 (3.66%) Selenium
8 26 (3.07%) MSTest
9 20 (2.36%) Moq
10 19 (2.25%) HP UFT
10 19 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 19 (2.25%) Oracle APEX
11 17 (2.01%) ReSharper
12 14 (1.65%) Ant
12 14 (1.65%) SoapUI
13 13 (1.54%) Eclipse
13 13 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 13 (1.54%) TestNG
13 13 (1.54%) Toad
General
1 163 (19.27%) Finance
2 40 (4.73%) Banking
3 39 (4.61%) Marketing
4 33 (3.90%) Retail
5 17 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.89%) Front Office
7 14 (1.65%) Legal
8 12 (1.42%) Law
9 11 (1.30%) Advertising
9 11 (1.30%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.95%) Back Office
10 8 (0.95%) Publishing
11 7 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.71%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.59%) Local Government
14 4 (0.47%) Electronics
14 4 (0.47%) Games
15 3 (0.35%) Digital Economy
16 2 (0.24%) German Language
17 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 448 (52.96%) Developer
2 167 (19.74%) SQL Developer
3 164 (19.39%) .NET Developer
4 119 (14.07%) DBA
5 110 (13.00%) SQL DBA
6 109 (12.88%) C# Developer
7 79 (9.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 74 (8.75%) C# .NET Developer
9 73 (8.63%) SSIS Developer
10 69 (8.16%) Analyst
11 57 (6.74%) SQL Server Developer
12 44 (5.20%) ASP.NET Developer
13 42 (4.96%) ETL Developer
14 40 (4.73%) SSRS Developer
15 38 (4.49%) Applications Support
15 38 (4.49%) Senior Developer
16 37 (4.37%) Consultant
17 36 (4.26%) Architect
18 35 (4.14%) SQL Server DBA
19 33 (3.90%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (37.71%) .NET
2 164 (19.39%) ASP.NET
3 143 (16.90%) HTML
4 136 (16.08%) CSS
5 99 (11.70%) .NET Framework
6 97 (11.47%) AngularJS
7 80 (9.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 80 (9.46%) WCF
8 79 (9.34%) jQuery
9 71 (8.39%) Web Services
10 63 (7.45%) XML
11 59 (6.97%) HTML5
12 54 (6.38%) Entity Framework
13 50 (5.91%) ASP.NET Web API
14 49 (5.79%) Ajax
15 39 (4.61%) MDX
16 35 (4.14%) REST
17 32 (3.78%) LINQ
18 31 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 30 (3.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.92%) Clustering
2 46 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.14%) Replication
4 25 (2.96%) Data Centre
5 16 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 16 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.30%) EPoS
7 10 (1.18%) Fixed Income
8 7 (0.83%) Data Structures
8 7 (0.83%) NHS
8 7 (0.83%) PKI
9 6 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.71%) User Experience
9 6 (0.71%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.59%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.59%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.59%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 293 (34.63%) Windows
2 160 (18.91%) Windows Server
3 148 (17.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 91 (10.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (6.86%) Linux
6 49 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (3.19%) Windows 7
9 21 (2.48%) Unix
10 13 (1.54%) Windows 10
11 12 (1.42%) CentOS
12 11 (1.30%) Solaris
12 11 (1.30%) Windows Vista
13 10 (1.18%) HPUX
14 6 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.47%) Android
15 4 (0.47%) MVS
16 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.24%) VMS
18 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (23.29%) Business Intelligence
2 183 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (19.15%) MVC
4 128 (15.13%) ETL
5 120 (14.18%) Migration
6 96 (11.35%) TDD
7 81 (9.57%) ITIL
8 75 (8.87%) DevOps
9 66 (7.80%) Performance Tuning
10 57 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
10 57 (6.74%) Test Automation
11 55 (6.50%) Scrum
12 49 (5.79%) Data Modelling
13 43 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
14 41 (4.85%) High Availability
14 41 (4.85%) Kimball Methodology
14 41 (4.85%) Unit Testing
15 39 (4.61%) CRM
16 36 (4.26%) BDD
17 34 (4.02%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 538 (63.59%) SQL
2 280 (33.10%) C#
3 220 (26.00%) T-SQL
4 135 (15.96%) JavaScript
5 122 (14.42%) PowerShell
6 39 (4.61%) Java
7 36 (4.26%) VB.NET
8 23 (2.72%) VB
8 23 (2.72%) VBA
9 22 (2.60%) VBScript
10 19 (2.25%) F#
11 17 (2.01%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 13 (1.54%) Python
14 10 (1.18%) TypeScript
15 9 (1.06%) PHP
15 9 (1.06%) R
16 6 (0.71%) C++
16 6 (0.71%) XPath
17 5 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 87 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 71 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 42 (4.96%) Degree
4 38 (4.49%) MCSE
5 29 (3.43%) MCITP
6 23 (2.72%) DV Cleared
7 19 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (2.01%) MCP
10 15 (1.77%) MCSA
11 12 (1.42%) CCNA
11 12 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (1.30%) ISEB
13 10 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
13 10 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (1.06%) MCDBA
15 8 (0.95%) Master's Degree
16 7 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.77%) QA
2 14 (1.65%) SLA
3 9 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.83%) GDPR
4 7 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.59%) COBIT
5 5 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.24%) IFRS
8 2 (0.24%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 92 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 65 (7.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (7.21%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
4 27 (3.19%) vSphere
5 17 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (1.89%) Docker
7 13 (1.54%) XenApp
8 9 (1.06%) Terminal Services
8 9 (1.06%) UAG
9 7 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.83%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.71%) Samba
10 6 (0.71%) Squid
11 5 (0.59%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.35%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (5.91%) SCCM
2 37 (4.37%) Microsoft Clustering
3 21 (2.48%) Failover Clustering
4 20 (2.36%) SCOM
5 19 (2.25%) vRealize
6 13 (1.54%) Nagios
7 9 (1.06%) Puppet
8 8 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.95%) PowerCLI
8 8 (0.95%) SCOrch
9 6 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (0.71%) Webmin
9 6 (0.71%) Xymon
10 5 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (0.59%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.47%) Perfmon
12 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 405 (47.87%) Microsoft
2 102 (12.06%) VMware
3 73 (8.63%) Oracle
4 72 (8.51%) HP
5 44 (5.20%) Citrix
6 37 (4.37%) Red Hat
7 33 (3.90%) Cisco
8 25 (2.96%) Tableau
9 20 (2.36%) Google
10 19 (2.25%) SAP
11 16 (1.89%) Dell
11 16 (1.89%) Sitecore
11 16 (1.89%) Symantec
12 15 (1.77%) RedGate
13 14 (1.65%) Cognos
14 13 (1.54%) Sun
15 12 (1.42%) Xamarin
16 10 (1.18%) StorageTek
16 10 (1.18%) Veeam
17 9 (1.06%) EMC
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Computer People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £410 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Herefordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Green Park Interim & Executive Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
St Andrew's Healthcare
Rate: Competitive according to experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £120 - £185 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Middlesbrough
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 27 days ago