Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 331 271 189
Rank change year-on-year -60 -82 +43
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 741 991 1571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.94% 1.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.26% 4.13% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 728 1215
UK median daily rate £409 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.66% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £273
90th Percentile £575 £513 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £340
% change year-on-year -3.45% +6.62% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 20
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £45.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.78% +62.16% -20.71%
10th Percentile £21.25 £17.98 £11.93
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.62 £48.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.33 £44.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -10.63% +33.33% -5.71%

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 22701 23988 26782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.08% 22.64% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15494 15920 17628
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 371 405
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.18 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.82% -1.12% +16.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.81 £52.17 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.09 £29.75
% change year-on-year +24.60% -5.58% +32.22%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -61 676 £413 +7.56% 65
UK excluding London -47 438 £350 -3.45% 41
London -40 301 £463 +8.82% 27
South East -35 123 £349 -12.81% 11
North of England -9 107 £350 -2.78% 9
Midlands -3 62 £325 -10.34% 8
Yorkshire -4 61 £325 -13.33% 6
South West -40 53 £372 +6.29% 4
Scotland +12 42 £400 +23.08% 2
North West 0 36 £381 +7.39% 3
East of England -33 35 £375 +10.29% 6
West Midlands -9 33 £350 -4.76% 5
East Midlands +7 29 £315 -13.10% 3
Wales +4 17 £350 -26.32% 1
North East +49 10 £325 -1.52%
Northern Ireland -41 4 £250 +25.00%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 741 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 459 (61.94%) SQL
3 305 (41.16%) .NET
4 296 (39.95%) Microsoft
5 278 (37.52%) C#
6 265 (35.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 226 (30.50%) Windows
8 225 (30.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 218 (29.42%) T-SQL
10 193 (26.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 171 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
12 165 (22.27%) Business Intelligence
13 164 (22.13%) SQL Server 2016
14 162 (21.86%) SQL Server 2014
15 151 (20.38%) Finance
16 145 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
17 138 (18.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 137 (18.49%) MVC
19 135 (18.22%) Data Warehouse
20 134 (18.08%) Windows Server
21 124 (16.73%) ASP.NET
22 116 (15.65%) HTML
23 115 (15.52%) CSS
24 113 (15.25%) ETL
24 113 (15.25%) AngularJS
25 101 (13.63%) Web Services
26 100 (13.50%) Windows Server 2012
27 99 (13.36%) .NET Framework
28 97 (13.09%) SQL Server 2005
29 94 (12.69%) Migration

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 74 (9.99%) SharePoint
2 66 (8.91%) IIS
3 52 (7.02%) MS Exchange
4 25 (3.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 25 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
5 23 (3.10%) CMS
6 21 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
10 14 (1.89%) Skype for Business
11 13 (1.75%) Apache Spark
12 11 (1.48%) Apache
12 11 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.67%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 4 (0.54%) SAS
17 3 (0.40%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 26 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.54%) SPSS
5 3 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.40%) Stata
6 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) InDesign
7 1 (0.13%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.13%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 13 (1.75%) Unit4 Business World
2 11 (1.48%) SimCorp Dimension
3 10 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.27%) Endur
6 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle TCA
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.13%) FRx
7 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) Relativity
7 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 145 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (4.05%) Office 365
4 13 (1.75%) IaaS
5 12 (1.62%) Google Analytics
6 10 (1.35%) PaaS
7 9 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.40%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.40%) Yammer
11 2 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.27%) GitHub
11 2 (0.27%) SaaS
12 1 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.13%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.13%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.40%) SAN
2 30 (4.05%) DNS
3 28 (3.78%) Firewall
4 21 (2.83%) DHCP
5 20 (2.70%) LAN
6 19 (2.56%) TCP/IP
6 19 (2.56%) VLAN
7 18 (2.43%) PuTTY
7 18 (2.43%) WinSCP
8 16 (2.16%) NAS
9 13 (1.75%) WAN
10 11 (1.48%) Skype
11 10 (1.35%) VSAN
12 9 (1.21%) VoIP
12 9 (1.21%) VPN
13 8 (1.08%) Intranet
13 8 (1.08%) LDAP
13 8 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (0.94%) FTP
14 7 (0.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 741 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 265 (35.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 225 (30.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 193 (26.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 164 (22.13%) SQL Server 2016
6 162 (21.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 138 (18.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 135 (18.22%) Data Warehouse
9 97 (13.09%) SQL Server 2005
10 52 (7.02%) Power BI
10 52 (7.02%) Relational Database
11 42 (5.67%) OLAP
12 37 (4.99%) Oracle Database
13 28 (3.78%) Oracle Database 10g
13 28 (3.78%) Oracle Database 11g
14 23 (3.10%) Hadoop
14 23 (3.10%) OLAP Cube
15 22 (2.97%) Big Data
16 20 (2.70%) NoSQL
17 19 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 90 (12.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 74 (9.99%) Visual Studio
3 46 (6.21%) NUnit
4 32 (4.32%) MSTest
5 31 (4.18%) Moq
6 29 (3.91%) Selenium
7 25 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
8 22 (2.97%) Git (software)
9 19 (2.56%) Ant
9 19 (2.56%) SpecFlow
10 18 (2.43%) Eclipse
10 18 (2.43%) HP UFT
10 18 (2.43%) Jenkins
10 18 (2.43%) Oracle APEX
10 18 (2.43%) SoapUI
10 18 (2.43%) TestNG
11 17 (2.29%) ReSharper
12 15 (2.02%) LoadRunner
12 15 (2.02%) TeamCity
13 12 (1.62%) Subversion
General
1 151 (20.38%) Finance
2 44 (5.94%) Banking
3 21 (2.83%) Marketing
3 21 (2.83%) Retail
4 19 (2.56%) Front Office
5 17 (2.29%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.08%) Publishing
8 8 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.81%) Legal
10 5 (0.67%) Local Government
11 4 (0.54%) Advertising
12 3 (0.40%) Back Office
12 3 (0.40%) Digital Economy
12 3 (0.40%) Electronics
12 3 (0.40%) Law
12 3 (0.40%) Romanian Language
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 413 (55.74%) Developer
2 169 (22.81%) SQL Developer
3 135 (18.22%) .NET Developer
4 122 (16.46%) C# Developer
5 80 (10.80%) DBA
6 69 (9.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 69 (9.31%) C# .NET Developer
6 69 (9.31%) SQL DBA
7 59 (7.96%) SQL Server Developer
8 56 (7.56%) Senior Developer
9 53 (7.15%) Architect
10 52 (7.02%) SSIS Developer
11 49 (6.61%) Analyst
12 32 (4.32%) Senior .NET Developer
12 32 (4.32%) SQL Server DBA
13 31 (4.18%) SQL BI Developer
14 29 (3.91%) Administrator
14 29 (3.91%) ETL Developer
14 29 (3.91%) WPF Developer
15 28 (3.78%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (41.16%) .NET
2 124 (16.73%) ASP.NET
3 116 (15.65%) HTML
4 115 (15.52%) CSS
5 113 (15.25%) AngularJS
6 101 (13.63%) Web Services
7 99 (13.36%) .NET Framework
8 91 (12.28%) WCF
9 64 (8.64%) ASP.NET Web API
10 63 (8.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 54 (7.29%) jQuery
12 53 (7.15%) Ajax
13 47 (6.34%) RESTful
14 43 (5.80%) MDX
14 43 (5.80%) WPF
15 40 (5.40%) Entity Framework
16 36 (4.86%) HTML5
17 30 (4.05%) LINQ
18 29 (3.91%) REST
19 28 (3.78%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.86%) Clustering
3 33 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (3.78%) Fixed Income
5 25 (3.37%) Replication
6 24 (3.24%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.56%) Data Centre
8 16 (2.16%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.75%) Credit Risk
9 13 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.62%) Equities
11 9 (1.21%) Fintech
12 7 (0.94%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.81%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.81%) PKI
13 6 (0.81%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.67%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.67%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.67%) RIA
15 4 (0.54%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 226 (30.50%) Windows
2 134 (18.08%) Windows Server
3 100 (13.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (6.48%) Linux
6 23 (3.10%) Windows 7
7 21 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (2.16%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.21%) Solaris
10 9 (1.21%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.21%) Windows Vista
11 8 (1.08%) Unix
12 7 (0.94%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.94%) VMS
13 6 (0.81%) Android
14 5 (0.67%) HPUX
15 4 (0.54%) CentOS
15 4 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (22.27%) Business Intelligence
3 137 (18.49%) MVC
4 113 (15.25%) ETL
5 94 (12.69%) Migration
6 91 (12.28%) TDD
7 63 (8.50%) MVVM
8 53 (7.15%) Performance Tuning
8 53 (7.15%) Test Automation
9 52 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
10 50 (6.75%) Scrum
10 50 (6.75%) SOA
11 47 (6.34%) Kimball Methodology
12 40 (5.40%) Data Modelling
13 37 (4.99%) E-Commerce
14 34 (4.59%) Data Migration
14 34 (4.59%) DevOps
14 34 (4.59%) Unit Testing
15 33 (4.45%) Asset Management
15 33 (4.45%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 459 (61.94%) SQL
2 278 (37.52%) C#
3 218 (29.42%) T-SQL
4 90 (12.15%) PowerShell
5 74 (9.99%) JavaScript
6 50 (6.75%) Java
7 28 (3.78%) VB.NET
8 25 (3.37%) TypeScript
9 18 (2.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 18 (2.43%) F#
10 14 (1.89%) VB
11 13 (1.75%) Scala
12 11 (1.48%) PHP
12 11 (1.48%) R
13 10 (1.35%) C
13 10 (1.35%) Python
13 10 (1.35%) VBA
14 9 (1.21%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.81%) Perl
15 6 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (9.45%) Security Cleared
2 55 (7.42%) Degree
3 49 (6.61%) SC Cleared
4 47 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (4.18%) MCSE
6 25 (3.37%) MCITP
7 16 (2.16%) ISEB
8 11 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
8 11 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (1.21%) CCNA
9 9 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.67%) CFA
11 5 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.67%) MCTS
12 4 (0.54%) CCSP
12 4 (0.54%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.43%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.75%) SLA
3 12 (1.62%) QA
4 6 (0.81%) COBIT
5 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) PMO
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 85 (11.47%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.67%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.91%) vSphere
5 17 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (2.29%) XenApp
6 12 (1.62%) HDFS
7 11 (1.48%) Apache Flume
8 9 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (0.94%) Docker
9 7 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.94%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.54%) Samba
10 4 (0.54%) Squid
10 4 (0.54%) UAG
11 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 53 (7.15%) SCCM
2 30 (4.05%) SCOM
3 16 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
4 14 (1.89%) SCOrch
5 11 (1.48%) Oozie
6 7 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.81%) Nagios
7 6 (0.81%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.67%) SCSM
8 5 (0.67%) vMotion
9 4 (0.54%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.54%) vRealize
9 4 (0.54%) Webmin
9 4 (0.54%) Xymon
10 3 (0.40%) WSUS
11 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 296 (39.95%) Microsoft
2 86 (11.61%) VMware
3 68 (9.18%) Oracle
4 57 (7.69%) HP
5 49 (6.61%) Citrix
6 32 (4.32%) Sitecore
7 27 (3.64%) RedGate
8 26 (3.51%) Tableau
9 23 (3.10%) Red Hat
10 22 (2.97%) Cisco
10 22 (2.97%) Google
11 17 (2.29%) NetApp
12 13 (1.75%) Software AG
12 13 (1.75%) webMethods
13 12 (1.62%) Charles River
13 12 (1.62%) Cloudera
13 12 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.48%) SAP
14 11 (1.48%) SimCorp
15 10 (1.35%) 3PAR