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 22 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 151 190 219
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +29
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 49 41 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.83% 0.56% 0.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.68% 2.41% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 7
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £315 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £51.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.22% -12.85%
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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
1332 1701 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.61% 23.11% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 1260 1188
Average daily rate £450 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £51.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.98% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £18.97 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.61 £59.87 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014, 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 91 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 56 (61.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (49.45%) SQL
3 45 (49.45%) .NET
4 42 (46.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (42.86%) C#
6 27 (29.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 26 (28.57%) MVC
8 22 (24.18%) ETL
9 20 (21.98%) T-SQL
9 20 (21.98%) ASP.NET
9 20 (21.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (19.78%) Finance
11 17 (18.68%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (18.68%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (14.29%) Windows
12 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 13 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (13.19%) MS Excel
14 11 (12.09%) CSS
15 10 (10.99%) NHS
16 9 (9.89%) WCF
16 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
16 9 (9.89%) Banking
16 9 (9.89%) Migration
17 8 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (8.79%) MDX
17 8 (8.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.49%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.40%) IIS
4 2 (2.20%) CMS
4 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.10%) EPiServer CMS
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.10%) Node.js
5 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (13.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.10%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.10%) Office 365
1 1 (1.10%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 56 (61.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (46.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (29.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (21.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (18.68%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (5.49%) DTS
9 4 (4.40%) OLAP
9 4 (4.40%) MySQL
9 4 (4.40%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 4 (4.40%) Data Mart
10 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
10 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (3.30%) Data Mining
10 3 (3.30%) OLTP
10 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (1.10%) QlikView
11 1 (1.10%) Oracle OLAP
11 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.40%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.20%) NSubstitute
4 2 (2.20%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.20%) MSTest
4 2 (2.20%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 2 (2.20%) Selenium
5 1 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.10%) Eclipse
General
1 18 (19.78%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Banking
3 6 (6.59%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.30%) Front Office
5 2 (2.20%) Back Office
5 2 (2.20%) Legal
6 1 (1.10%) Marketing
6 1 (1.10%) Games
6 1 (1.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 59 (64.84%) Developer
2 17 (18.68%) C# Developer
3 16 (17.58%) .NET Developer
4 13 (14.29%) DBA
5 12 (13.19%) SQL Developer
6 11 (12.09%) SQL DBA
7 10 (10.99%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (9.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (8.79%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (8.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (5.49%) Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) Applications Support
11 4 (4.40%) Senior Developer
11 4 (4.40%) SQL Server DBA
12 2 (2.20%) Business Analyst
12 2 (2.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 2 (2.20%) Web Developer
12 2 (2.20%) Consultant
12 2 (2.20%) .NET Designer
12 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (49.45%) .NET
2 20 (21.98%) ASP.NET
3 13 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (12.09%) CSS
5 9 (9.89%) WCF
6 8 (8.79%) MDX
6 8 (8.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 7 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 7 (7.69%) jQuery
7 7 (7.69%) WPF
7 7 (7.69%) .NET Framework
7 7 (7.69%) HTML
8 4 (4.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (4.40%) Ajax
9 3 (3.30%) LINQ
9 3 (3.30%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (3.30%) Kendo UI
9 3 (3.30%) WinForms
10 2 (2.20%) HTML5
11 1 (1.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) NHS
2 6 (6.59%) Replication
3 4 (4.40%) Clustering
4 3 (3.30%) Derivative
4 3 (3.30%) Statistics
5 2 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.10%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.10%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.10%) Open Source
6 1 (1.10%) Social Media
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.29%) Windows
2 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.20%) UNIX
5 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.10%) Linux
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.57%) MVC
2 22 (24.18%) ETL
3 17 (18.68%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (9.89%) Migration
5 8 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (7.69%) Scrum
6 7 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (6.59%) OO
7 6 (6.59%) TDD
7 6 (6.59%) Multithreading
8 5 (5.49%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.49%) Data Modelling
9 4 (4.40%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.40%) Server Monitoring
9 4 (4.40%) MVVM
10 3 (3.30%) Business Analysis
10 3 (3.30%) Greeks
10 3 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 45 (49.45%) SQL
2 39 (42.86%) C#
3 20 (21.98%) T-SQL
4 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.20%) PHP
7 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.10%) C++
7 1 (1.10%) VBA
7 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.30%) Degree
3 2 (2.20%) MCDBA
3 2 (2.20%) MCSE
4 1 (1.10%) MCP
4 1 (1.10%) MCSA
4 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.10%) vSphere
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.10%) SCOM
2 1 (1.10%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.49%) Oracle
3 4 (4.40%) Cognos
3 4 (4.40%) VMware
4 2 (2.20%) Reuters
4 2 (2.20%) Bloomberg
4 2 (2.20%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.20%) Telerik
4 2 (2.20%) Tableau
5 1 (1.10%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.10%) IBM
5 1 (1.10%) Sun
5 1 (1.10%) Veritas
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