The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 234 250 513
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +263
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 460 378 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 0.78% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.21% 3.52% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 261 41
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£350 £365 £367
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £550 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £315 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 3
Average hourly rate £28.75 £31.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.25% -11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.22% -12.85%
SQL Server 2012
UK

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 England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10920 10751 11270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.43% 22.09% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6859 6790 6706
Average daily rate £400 £398 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 188 279
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £51.00 £46.75
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 England

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

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in England

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in England

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in England

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SQL Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in England

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SQL Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 within the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 227 £390 -2.50% 94
South East +21 87 £313 -0.79% 48
East of England -3 37 £350 -3.11% 17
West Midlands -9 28 £320 +18.51% 9
North West -1 26 £325 +1.96% 32
South West -27 19 £350 +40.00% 12
Yorkshire +2 14 £288 -6.12% 29
East Midlands -3 10 £350 +32.07% 12
North East -20 2 £250 -23.07% 8
SQL Server 2012
UK

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 921 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 581 (63.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 545 (59.17%) SQL
4 408 (44.30%) .NET
5 373 (40.50%) C#
6 325 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 291 (31.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 272 (29.53%) Microsoft
9 230 (24.97%) T-SQL
10 223 (24.21%) ASP.NET
11 198 (21.50%) MVC
12 187 (20.30%) SQL Server 2005
13 179 (19.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 170 (18.46%) Business Intelligence
15 161 (17.48%) Windows
16 148 (16.07%) JavaScript
17 141 (15.31%) HTML
18 140 (15.20%) ASP.NET MVC
19 138 (14.98%) CSS
20 136 (14.77%) MS Excel
21 135 (14.66%) jQuery
22 134 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
23 126 (13.68%) Finance
24 122 (13.25%) .NET Framework
25 120 (13.03%) Performance Tuning
26 103 (11.18%) SharePoint
26 103 (11.18%) Oracle
27 101 (10.97%) ETL
28 92 (9.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
29 89 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 103 (11.18%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
3 31 (3.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 26 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
5 25 (2.71%) MS Exchange
5 25 (2.71%) IIS
6 20 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (0.98%) CMS
9 8 (0.87%) ArcGIS
10 7 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.76%) Node.js
11 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.43%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.22%) Lync
Applications
1 136 (14.77%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.06%) MS Office
2 19 (2.06%) PowerPivot
3 9 (0.98%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.33%) MS Project
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.33%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.22%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.11%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.11%) Summit
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.54%) Office 365
4 2 (0.22%) SaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.15%) SAN
2 18 (1.95%) Firewall
3 11 (1.19%) HTTP
4 10 (1.09%) DNS
5 9 (0.98%) DHCP
6 7 (0.76%) Internet
7 5 (0.54%) Network Security
7 5 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.43%) LDAP
8 4 (0.43%) DMZ
9 3 (0.33%) SMTP
9 3 (0.33%) LAN
10 2 (0.22%) VoIP
10 2 (0.22%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.22%) VPN
11 1 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.11%) IPsec
11 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 921 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 581 (63.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 325 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 291 (31.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 187 (20.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 179 (19.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 134 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
8 75 (8.14%) Oracle Database
9 54 (5.86%) Oracle Database 10g
10 52 (5.65%) Oracle Database 11g
11 50 (5.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 40 (4.34%) SQL Server 2000
13 35 (3.80%) Relational Database
14 33 (3.58%) DTS
15 31 (3.37%) MySQL
16 29 (3.15%) OLAP
17 18 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
17 18 (1.95%) RDBMS
18 14 (1.52%) OLTP
18 14 (1.52%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 79 (8.58%) Visual Studio
2 54 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (2.82%) Subversion
4 21 (2.28%) Git (software)
5 16 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 13 (1.41%) Rhino Mocks
6 13 (1.41%) MSTest
7 10 (1.09%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.98%) NUnit
9 6 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.65%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.65%) NSubstitute
10 5 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.54%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.43%) Moq
11 4 (0.43%) Selenium
12 3 (0.33%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 2 (0.22%) Fiddler
13 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
General
1 126 (13.68%) Finance
2 49 (5.32%) Banking
3 35 (3.80%) Front Office
4 18 (1.95%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.74%) Marketing
6 15 (1.63%) Retail
7 11 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.19%) Advertising
7 11 (1.19%) Back Office
8 8 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.87%) Publishing
8 8 (0.87%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.76%) Electronics
10 6 (0.65%) Billing
11 5 (0.54%) Military
12 4 (0.43%) Games
12 4 (0.43%) German Language
13 3 (0.33%) Law
13 3 (0.33%) Legal
14 2 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 515 (55.92%) Developer
2 180 (19.54%) DBA
3 175 (19.00%) C# Developer
4 164 (17.81%) .NET Developer
5 152 (16.50%) SQL DBA
6 133 (14.44%) SQL Developer
7 108 (11.73%) C# .NET Developer
8 74 (8.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 70 (7.60%) Analyst
9 70 (7.60%) SQL Server DBA
10 53 (5.75%) ASP.NET Developer
10 53 (5.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 51 (5.54%) Senior Developer
12 41 (4.45%) Administrator
13 39 (4.23%) Architect
14 31 (3.37%) Web Developer
14 31 (3.37%) Consultant
15 28 (3.04%) Senior .NET Developer
16 27 (2.93%) Senior C# Developer
16 27 (2.93%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 408 (44.30%) .NET
2 223 (24.21%) ASP.NET
3 141 (15.31%) HTML
4 140 (15.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 138 (14.98%) CSS
6 135 (14.66%) jQuery
7 122 (13.25%) .NET Framework
8 92 (9.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 84 (9.12%) WCF
10 71 (7.71%) Web Services
10 71 (7.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 66 (7.17%) XML
12 48 (5.21%) HTML5
13 46 (4.99%) LINQ
14 45 (4.89%) WPF
14 45 (4.89%) Razor View Engine
15 44 (4.78%) CSS3
16 42 (4.56%) Ajax
17 39 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 33 (3.58%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 54 (5.86%) Clustering
2 50 (5.43%) Replication
3 31 (3.37%) NHS
4 20 (2.17%) Statistics
5 14 (1.52%) Data Integration
6 12 (1.30%) N-Tier
7 11 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 9 (0.98%) Visualisation
10 8 (0.87%) Open Source
11 7 (0.76%) GIS
11 7 (0.76%) DTV
11 7 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.76%) Data Extraction
12 6 (0.65%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.65%) Social Media
13 5 (0.54%) Derivative
13 5 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
14 3 (0.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 161 (17.48%) Windows
2 89 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (6.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (3.47%) Windows 7
6 28 (3.04%) Linux
7 16 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.74%) UNIX
8 15 (1.63%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.54%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.33%) AIX
10 3 (0.33%) Android
11 2 (0.22%) CentOS
11 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (21.50%) MVC
2 170 (18.46%) Business Intelligence
3 120 (13.03%) Performance Tuning
4 101 (10.97%) ETL
5 85 (9.23%) Migration
6 73 (7.93%) TDD
7 72 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (5.32%) Scrum
9 44 (4.78%) Unit Testing
10 38 (4.13%) Data Modelling
11 35 (3.80%) ITIL
12 34 (3.69%) Capacity Planning
12 34 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
13 32 (3.47%) CRM
14 29 (3.15%) OO
15 27 (2.93%) E-Commerce
16 26 (2.82%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (2.61%) Dependency Injection
18 22 (2.39%) Web Application Development
19 21 (2.28%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 545 (59.17%) SQL
2 373 (40.50%) C#
3 230 (24.97%) T-SQL
4 148 (16.07%) JavaScript
5 33 (3.58%) PowerShell
6 22 (2.39%) VB.NET
7 21 (2.28%) VBA
8 19 (2.06%) Java
9 11 (1.19%) VB
10 9 (0.98%) VBScript
10 9 (0.98%) Perl
10 9 (0.98%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.87%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.65%) PHP
12 6 (0.65%) C++
12 6 (0.65%) Ruby
13 5 (0.54%) C
13 5 (0.54%) Python
14 4 (0.43%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 65 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (6.30%) Security Cleared
3 48 (5.21%) SC Cleared
4 25 (2.71%) Degree
5 21 (2.28%) MCSE
6 18 (1.95%) MCITP
7 15 (1.63%) MCDBA
8 14 (1.52%) MCTS
9 11 (1.19%) MCSA
10 8 (0.87%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.43%) MCT
11 4 (0.43%) MCP
11 4 (0.43%) OCP
11 4 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.33%) MCSD
13 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 2 (0.22%) VCP5
13 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.11%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.37%) SLA
2 13 (1.41%) QA
3 5 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.33%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (6.62%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.47%) Oracle RMAN
3 23 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (2.39%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.98%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.87%) vSphere
8 7 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.43%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.33%) vCloud
10 3 (0.33%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.11%) LiteSpeed
11 1 (0.11%) Xen
11 1 (0.11%) UAG
11 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (2.93%) Data Guard
2 23 (2.50%) SCCM
3 17 (1.85%) SCOM
4 7 (0.76%) AppDNA
5 5 (0.54%) WSUS
5 5 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.54%) Puppet
6 4 (0.43%) ZABBIX
6 4 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.33%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.22%) Ionix
8 2 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.22%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.11%) Nagios
9 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 272 (29.53%) Microsoft
2 103 (11.18%) Oracle
3 43 (4.67%) VMware
4 29 (3.15%) SAP
5 21 (2.28%) Business Objects
6 20 (2.17%) Tableau
7 16 (1.74%) Citrix
7 16 (1.74%) Red Hat
8 15 (1.63%) Cisco
9 14 (1.52%) Sybase
10 12 (1.30%) HP
11 10 (1.09%) Cognos
11 10 (1.09%) Telerik
12 9 (0.98%) MicroStrategy
13 8 (0.87%) ESRI
14 7 (0.76%) IBM
14 7 (0.76%) Twitter
15 6 (0.65%) Facebook
15 6 (0.65%) NetApp
15 6 (0.65%) CA
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day for 6 Months
Posted: 7 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £280 - £330 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago