The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 117 107 151
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +44
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 40 98 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.15% 1.75% 0.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.60% 6.82% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 85 48
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £311 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £641
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-22.33% -32.23%
SQL Server 2012
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
870 1437 1433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.92% 25.65% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 1142 1054
Average daily rate £488 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.77% +63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the City of London region.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the City of London region.

SQL Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2012.

1 95 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 70 (73.68%) SQL
3 47 (49.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (49.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 44 (46.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
6 36 (37.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 34 (35.79%) T-SQL
8 30 (31.58%) C#
9 29 (30.53%) Business Intelligence
10 27 (28.42%) Windows
11 26 (27.37%) .NET
12 23 (24.21%) Finance
13 19 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (17.89%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (16.84%) SQL Server 2005
15 16 (16.84%) .NET Framework
15 16 (16.84%) Data Modelling
16 15 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
17 14 (14.74%) ETL
17 14 (14.74%) Web Development
18 13 (13.68%) SQL Server 2014
18 13 (13.68%) OO
19 12 (12.63%) IIS
19 12 (12.63%) TDD
19 12 (12.63%) MDX
20 11 (11.58%) Scrum
20 11 (11.58%) Replication
20 11 (11.58%) Windows Server

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2012. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (12.63%) IIS
2 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.11%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.05%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.16%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) MS Project
3 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.05%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Office 365
2 2 (2.11%) OneDrive
2 2 (2.11%) Yammer
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) DNS
2 2 (2.11%) DHCP
2 2 (2.11%) Intranet
2 2 (2.11%) iSCSI
2 2 (2.11%) NAS
2 2 (2.11%) SAN
2 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.05%) Firewall
3 1 (1.05%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 47 (49.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 47 (49.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (46.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (37.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (16.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (13.68%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (10.53%) PerformancePoint
9 8 (8.42%) MS Access
10 7 (7.37%) NoSQL
10 7 (7.37%) OLAP
11 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (4.21%) QlikView
12 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
13 3 (3.16%) Data Mart
14 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
14 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (2.11%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 9 (9.47%) MSTest
1 9 (9.47%) NUnit
2 4 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.21%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.11%) ERwin
4 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.11%) Toad
5 1 (1.05%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.05%) JUnit
5 1 (1.05%) Maven
5 1 (1.05%) Moq
5 1 (1.05%) NSubstitute
5 1 (1.05%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.05%) Selenium
5 1 (1.05%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.05%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (24.21%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Back Office
3 5 (5.26%) Banking
4 4 (4.21%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.21%) Legal
5 3 (3.16%) Marketing
5 3 (3.16%) Retail
5 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.05%) Advertising
6 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (46.32%) Developer
2 23 (24.21%) DBA
2 23 (24.21%) SQL DBA
3 16 (16.84%) Senior Developer
4 14 (14.74%) SSIS Developer
5 13 (13.68%) .NET Developer
5 13 (13.68%) SQL Developer
5 13 (13.68%) SQL Server DBA
6 12 (12.63%) C# Developer
7 11 (11.58%) Administrator
8 10 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (10.53%) SSAS Developer
9 9 (9.47%) Analyst
10 8 (8.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 8 (8.42%) Senior DBA
10 8 (8.42%) Senior SQL DBA
11 7 (7.37%) Senior SQL Server DBA
12 5 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
12 5 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
12 5 (5.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (27.37%) .NET
2 16 (16.84%) .NET Framework
3 12 (12.63%) MDX
4 10 (10.53%) HTML
5 9 (9.47%) RESTful
6 8 (8.42%) ASP.NET
6 8 (8.42%) WCF
7 7 (7.37%) CSS
7 7 (7.37%) jQuery
7 7 (7.37%) Web Services
7 7 (7.37%) XML
8 5 (5.26%) Entity Framework
9 4 (4.21%) AngularJS
9 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (4.21%) CSS3
9 4 (4.21%) HTML5
10 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (2.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (2.11%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Replication
2 10 (10.53%) Clustering
3 6 (6.32%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.11%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.11%) Equities
4 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.05%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.05%) Contactless
5 1 (1.05%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
5 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (28.42%) Windows
2 11 (11.58%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (7.37%) Solaris
5 4 (4.21%) Linux
5 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.16%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.53%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (17.89%) Performance Tuning
4 16 (16.84%) Data Modelling
5 14 (14.74%) ETL
5 14 (14.74%) Web Development
6 13 (13.68%) OO
7 12 (12.63%) TDD
8 11 (11.58%) Scrum
9 10 (10.53%) MVC
10 9 (9.47%) OOP
10 9 (9.47%) SOA
11 8 (8.42%) High Availability
11 8 (8.42%) Migration
11 8 (8.42%) Unit Testing
12 7 (7.37%) Multithreading
12 7 (7.37%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (6.32%) Database Security
13 6 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (6.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (73.68%) SQL
2 34 (35.79%) T-SQL
3 30 (31.58%) C#
4 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
5 6 (6.32%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.21%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.16%) VBA
8 2 (2.11%) C
8 2 (2.11%) Korn
8 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.11%) VBScript
9 1 (1.05%) Java
9 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (1.05%) CCNA
2 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.05%) ISEB
2 1 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.05%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.05%) MCTS
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.11%) NFS
3 2 (2.11%) vSphere
4 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.05%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.05%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) SCOM
2 2 (2.11%) Nagios
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.11%) SCCM
2 2 (2.11%) WSUS
3 1 (1.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.42%) Oracle
3 6 (6.32%) Veritas
4 5 (5.26%) Tableau
5 4 (4.21%) EMC
5 4 (4.21%) Siebel
5 4 (4.21%) Telerik
5 4 (4.21%) VMware
6 3 (3.16%) Cisco
6 3 (3.16%) Sybase
7 2 (2.11%) iManage
7 2 (2.11%) RedGate
7 2 (2.11%) SAP
8 1 (1.05%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.05%) Citrix
8 1 (1.05%) Compaq
8 1 (1.05%) HP
8 1 (1.05%) IBM
8 1 (1.05%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.05%) Terracotta
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