Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 488 437 321
Rank change year-on-year -51 -116 -54
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 331 563 800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.54% 0.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.86% 2.41% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 410 577
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £300 £290 £300
90th Percentile £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 11
UK median hourly rate £47.42 £35.00 £31.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.47% +12.36% -30.78%
10th Percentile £26.47 £18.15 £21.25
90th Percentile £67.22 £51.05 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.42 £35.00 £39.33
% change year-on-year +35.47% -11.00% -10.63%

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 17,781 23,339 22,717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.34% 22.45% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,004 16,229 15,500
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £310
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 242 288
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.07% +10.82%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.29 £14.00
90th Percentile £71.70 £57.50 £57.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -9.49% -2.14% +25.00%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 -38 315 £425 - 129
UK excluding London -31 187 £400 +6.67% 91
London -15 144 £450 -5.26% 39
South East +17 89 £409 +9.00% 23
North of England +17 28 £439 +17.00% 29
Midlands +18 22 £365 -2.67% 19
South West -3 20 £425 +17.24% 11
North West +15 14 £375 +3.45% 13
Yorkshire +21 13 £468 +24.67% 13
East of England +15 13 £400 +6.67% 8
East Midlands +13 12 £350 -6.67% 11
West Midlands +20 10 £370 -1.33% 8
Scotland +16 9 £370 +35.78%
Wales +12 3 £375 -13.04% 1
Northern Ireland +8 3 £325 -
North East +16 1 £350 +27.27% 3

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 331 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 230 (69.49%) SQL
3 158 (47.73%) Microsoft
4 119 (35.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 109 (32.93%) Windows
6 108 (32.63%) SQL Server 2016
7 103 (31.12%) C#
8 99 (29.91%) .NET
9 97 (29.31%) T-SQL
10 95 (28.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 93 (28.10%) Business Intelligence
12 90 (27.19%) Data Warehouse
13 89 (26.89%) Azure
14 85 (25.68%) ETL
15 82 (24.77%) Finance
16 78 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
17 76 (22.96%) SQL Server 2014
18 74 (22.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 70 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
20 57 (17.22%) Oracle
20 57 (17.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 56 (16.92%) Windows Server
22 48 (14.50%) Power Platform
23 47 (14.20%) Office 365
23 47 (14.20%) Active Directory
24 46 (13.90%) Power BI
25 42 (12.69%) PowerShell
26 41 (12.39%) Migration
27 40 (12.08%) JavaScript
28 39 (11.78%) 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 34 (10.27%) IIS
2 32 (9.67%) SharePoint
3 23 (6.95%) MS Exchange
4 16 (4.83%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (4.53%) Apache
6 14 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (4.23%) Skype for Business
7 10 (3.02%) K2 blackpearl
8 9 (2.72%) WebLogic
9 8 (2.42%) Apache Spark
9 8 (2.42%) WebSphere
10 7 (2.11%) Confluence
11 5 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.21%) JBoss
12 4 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.51%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.60%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.30%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 89 (26.89%) Azure
2 48 (14.50%) Power Platform
3 47 (14.20%) Office 365
4 18 (5.44%) AWS
5 12 (3.63%) Azure Data Factory
6 11 (3.32%) IaaS
7 10 (3.02%) GCP
8 8 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (2.42%) npm
8 8 (2.42%) PaaS
9 5 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.51%) Azure Functions
9 5 (1.51%) Serverless
10 4 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.21%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.91%) Lucidchart
12 2 (0.60%) GitHub
12 2 (0.60%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.60%) SaaS
13 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.74%) DNS
2 15 (4.53%) SAN
3 14 (4.23%) VoIP
4 13 (3.93%) DHCP
4 13 (3.93%) Firewall
5 12 (3.63%) HTTP
6 11 (3.32%) TCP/IP
7 10 (3.02%) LAN
7 10 (3.02%) WAN
8 7 (2.11%) NAS
9 6 (1.81%) PBX
9 6 (1.81%) VPN
10 5 (1.51%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (1.51%) MPLS
10 5 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.51%) Skype
11 4 (1.21%) Internet
11 4 (1.21%) SMTP
11 4 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.91%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 331 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 119 (35.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 108 (32.63%) SQL Server 2016
4 95 (28.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 90 (27.19%) Data Warehouse
6 76 (22.96%) SQL Server 2014
7 74 (22.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 57 (17.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 46 (13.90%) Power BI
10 25 (7.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 24 (7.25%) Relational Database
11 24 (7.25%) SQL Server 2017
12 17 (5.14%) Oracle Database
13 16 (4.83%) QlikView
14 15 (4.53%) Azure SQL Database
15 14 (4.23%) NoSQL
16 13 (3.93%) Big Data
16 13 (3.93%) OLAP
17 10 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
17 10 (3.02%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 30 (9.06%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.23%) JIRA
2 14 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (3.32%) Selenium
4 10 (3.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (2.72%) gulp
5 9 (2.72%) Visual Studio
6 8 (2.42%) jspm
7 7 (2.11%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.11%) NUnit
7 7 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (1.81%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.81%) Moq
8 6 (1.81%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.51%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.21%) Fiddler
10 4 (1.21%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.21%) JUnit
11 3 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
General
1 82 (24.77%) Finance
2 22 (6.65%) Banking
3 14 (4.23%) Retail
4 12 (3.63%) Public Sector
5 9 (2.72%) Back Office
6 7 (2.11%) Legal
7 6 (1.81%) Front Office
8 5 (1.51%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.21%) German Language
9 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.21%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.91%) French Language
10 3 (0.91%) Law
11 2 (0.60%) Automotive
11 2 (0.60%) Billing
11 2 (0.60%) Local Government
11 2 (0.60%) Marketing
11 2 (0.60%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 155 (46.83%) Developer
2 61 (18.43%) SQL Developer
3 50 (15.11%) DBA
4 40 (12.08%) SQL DBA
5 34 (10.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 29 (8.76%) C# Developer
6 29 (8.76%) SSIS Developer
7 23 (6.95%) .NET Developer
8 22 (6.65%) ETL Developer
8 22 (6.65%) SQL Server Developer
9 20 (6.04%) Support Engineer
10 19 (5.74%) Administrator
11 18 (5.44%) SQL Server DBA
12 17 (5.14%) Database Developer
13 16 (4.83%) Consultant
13 16 (4.83%) Senior Developer
13 16 (4.83%) SQL Database Developer
14 13 (3.93%) Power BI Developer
15 12 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 11 (3.32%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (29.91%) .NET
2 37 (11.18%) HTML
3 31 (9.37%) .NET Framework
4 30 (9.06%) ASP.NET
5 27 (8.16%) AngularJS
6 24 (7.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 22 (6.65%) CSS
8 20 (6.04%) jQuery
9 19 (5.74%) Web Services
10 17 (5.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (5.14%) XML
11 15 (4.53%) REST
12 14 (4.23%) Entity Framework
12 14 (4.23%) HTML5
12 14 (4.23%) JSON
13 13 (3.93%) MDX
14 12 (3.63%) .NET Core
14 12 (3.63%) WCF
15 11 (3.32%) Spring
15 11 (3.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.74%) Clustering
3 16 (4.83%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.72%) PKI
5 8 (2.42%) Replication
6 7 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.81%) Equities
7 6 (1.81%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.81%) Reinsurance
7 6 (1.81%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.51%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.51%) iPhone
9 4 (1.21%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.91%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.91%) Handset
10 3 (0.91%) NHS
11 2 (0.60%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 109 (32.93%) Windows
2 70 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 56 (16.92%) Windows Server
4 39 (11.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (6.95%) Linux
6 18 (5.44%) Windows 10
7 11 (3.32%) Unix
7 11 (3.32%) Windows 7
8 10 (3.02%) Android
8 10 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.91%) CentOS
11 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.30%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (28.10%) Business Intelligence
2 85 (25.68%) ETL
3 78 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (12.39%) Migration
5 34 (10.27%) Data Modelling
6 32 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (9.37%) Performance Tuning
8 30 (9.06%) MVC
9 23 (6.95%) Change Management
9 23 (6.95%) ITIL
9 23 (6.95%) Scrum
10 21 (6.34%) High Availability
11 20 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (6.04%) CRM
11 20 (6.04%) Kimball Methodology
12 18 (5.44%) TDD
13 17 (5.14%) Workflow
14 16 (4.83%) ETL Development
14 16 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 13 (3.93%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 230 (69.49%) SQL
2 103 (31.12%) C#
3 97 (29.31%) T-SQL
4 42 (12.69%) PowerShell
5 40 (12.08%) JavaScript
6 19 (5.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 16 (4.83%) Python
8 14 (4.23%) Java
8 14 (4.23%) VB.NET
9 12 (3.63%) PL/SQL
10 10 (3.02%) TypeScript
11 9 (2.72%) PHP
12 6 (1.81%) R
12 6 (1.81%) VBA
13 5 (1.51%) VBScript
14 4 (1.21%) C
14 4 (1.21%) VB
15 3 (0.91%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.91%) F#
15 3 (0.91%) XAML
Qualifications
1 21 (6.34%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.44%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.42%) Degree
5 6 (1.81%) CFA
5 6 (1.81%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.51%) MCSE
7 4 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.91%) CCNP
8 3 (0.91%) CCSP
8 3 (0.91%) CCVP
8 3 (0.91%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.91%) ISEB
8 3 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.60%) MCITP
9 2 (0.60%) MCP
9 2 (0.60%) MCSA
10 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.72%) SLA
2 6 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.51%) QA
4 4 (1.21%) IFRS
5 2 (0.60%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 47 (14.20%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.93%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.72%) Docker
4 9 (2.72%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.42%) vSphere
6 5 (1.51%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.91%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (4.83%) SCCM
2 13 (3.93%) SCOM
3 9 (2.72%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (2.72%) MIIS
4 7 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.51%) Control-M
5 5 (1.51%) Data Guard
5 5 (1.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (1.51%) WSUS
6 4 (1.21%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.21%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 4 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.91%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.91%) Puppet
7 3 (0.91%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.30%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 158 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 57 (17.22%) Oracle
3 33 (9.97%) VMware
4 19 (5.74%) Tableau
5 15 (4.53%) Cisco
5 15 (4.53%) Citrix
6 13 (3.93%) HP
7 9 (2.72%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.42%) EMC
8 8 (2.42%) Google
9 7 (2.11%) Databricks
9 7 (2.11%) webMethods
10 6 (1.81%) Telerik
11 5 (1.51%) Adobe
11 5 (1.51%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.51%) TOWER Software
12 4 (1.21%) Avaya
12 4 (1.21%) Cognos
12 4 (1.21%) Dell
12 4 (1.21%) IBM