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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 253 225 406
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +181
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 375 388 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.81% 0.87% 0.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.88% 3.91% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 247 63
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£366 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Average hourly rate £20.50 £29.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.50% +7.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +3.63%
SQL Server 2012
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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 England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
9657 9931 9354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.89% 22.31% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6374 6218 5828
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 199 220
Average hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 -7 175 £400 -15.78% 93
South East -27 65 £345 -3.15% 29
South West -18 31 £350 +27.27% 21
Yorkshire -16 23 £313 -14.38% 21
West Midlands +2 22 £365 +46.00% 14
East of England +10 20 £365 +12.30% 27
East Midlands +10 16 £363 +5.83% 13
North West -9 16 £275 -5.17% 32
North East -15 6 £300 +5.26% 4
SQL Server 2012
UK

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 813 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 481 (59.16%) SQL
3 473 (58.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 340 (41.82%) .NET
5 310 (38.13%) Microsoft
6 299 (36.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 290 (35.67%) C#
8 274 (33.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 239 (29.40%) T-SQL
10 189 (23.25%) ASP.NET
11 188 (23.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 184 (22.63%) Windows
13 177 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
14 173 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
15 164 (20.17%) MVC
16 141 (17.34%) HTML
17 140 (17.22%) JavaScript
18 136 (16.73%) Finance
19 134 (16.48%) Data Warehouse
20 132 (16.24%) MS Excel
21 129 (15.87%) SQL Server 2005
22 127 (15.62%) CSS
23 118 (14.51%) jQuery
24 116 (14.27%) ASP.NET MVC
25 110 (13.53%) ETL
26 103 (12.67%) .NET Framework
27 95 (11.69%) TDD
27 95 (11.69%) Visual Studio
28 90 (11.07%) SharePoint
29 88 (10.82%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 90 (11.07%) SharePoint
2 46 (5.66%) IIS
3 43 (5.29%) MS Exchange
4 38 (4.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 30 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (3.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 21 (2.58%) CMS
8 20 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (1.35%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.98%) Node.js
12 8 (0.98%) Lotus Domino
13 6 (0.74%) EPiServer CMS
14 5 (0.62%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.62%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.49%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.49%) SAS
15 4 (0.49%) ArcGIS
16 3 (0.37%) WorkSite
Applications
1 132 (16.24%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.21%) PowerPivot
3 17 (2.09%) MS Office
4 9 (1.11%) MS Project
5 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.25%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.12%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 31 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.12%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.49%) Office 365
2 4 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.12%) SaaS
5 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.06%) SAN
2 24 (2.95%) Internet
3 19 (2.34%) Firewall
4 17 (2.09%) NAS
5 16 (1.97%) LAN
6 14 (1.72%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.35%) WAN
8 10 (1.23%) DNS
8 10 (1.23%) VPN
9 9 (1.11%) VoIP
9 9 (1.11%) SMTP
10 8 (0.98%) PBX
11 7 (0.86%) DHCP
11 7 (0.86%) HTTP
11 7 (0.86%) IP Telephony
12 6 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.62%) FTP
14 4 (0.49%) VLAN
15 3 (0.37%) MPLS
15 3 (0.37%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 813 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 473 (58.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 299 (36.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 274 (33.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 188 (23.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 134 (16.48%) Data Warehouse
7 129 (15.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 53 (6.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 43 (5.29%) Relational Database
10 40 (4.92%) OLAP
11 23 (2.83%) SQL Server 2000
12 22 (2.71%) OLAP Cube
13 21 (2.58%) QlikView
14 19 (2.34%) MySQL
15 18 (2.21%) RDBMS
16 17 (2.09%) Oracle Database
17 16 (1.97%) MS Access
18 15 (1.85%) SSDT
19 12 (1.48%) Star Schema
20 11 (1.35%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 95 (11.69%) Visual Studio
2 83 (10.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (3.57%) NUnit
4 27 (3.32%) Git (software)
5 24 (2.95%) Subversion
6 19 (2.34%) Rhino Mocks
7 13 (1.60%) MSTest
8 12 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (1.35%) Moq
9 11 (1.35%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.86%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 6 (0.74%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.74%) Selenium
11 6 (0.74%) JIRA
12 5 (0.62%) MSI
12 5 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.62%) NSubstitute
12 5 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.62%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.49%) ReSharper
General
1 136 (16.73%) Finance
2 32 (3.94%) Banking
3 21 (2.58%) Retail
4 19 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.09%) Front Office
6 14 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.72%) Legal
7 10 (1.23%) Marketing
8 8 (0.98%) Advertising
8 8 (0.98%) Publishing
9 6 (0.74%) Back Office
10 5 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.49%) Law
12 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.37%) Local Government
12 3 (0.37%) Military
12 3 (0.37%) Games
13 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 450 (55.35%) Developer
2 153 (18.82%) .NET Developer
3 118 (14.51%) DBA
4 114 (14.02%) SQL Developer
5 111 (13.65%) SQL DBA
6 101 (12.42%) C# Developer
7 87 (10.70%) Analyst
8 74 (9.10%) C# .NET Developer
9 64 (7.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 51 (6.27%) SQL Server DBA
11 47 (5.78%) Administrator
12 42 (5.17%) Senior Developer
13 36 (4.43%) ASP.NET Developer
14 35 (4.31%) Architect
15 32 (3.94%) Microsoft Developer
16 31 (3.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 26 (3.20%) Consultant
18 23 (2.83%) Data Analyst
19 22 (2.71%) Web Developer
20 21 (2.58%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (41.82%) .NET
2 189 (23.25%) ASP.NET
3 141 (17.34%) HTML
4 127 (15.62%) CSS
5 118 (14.51%) jQuery
6 116 (14.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 103 (12.67%) .NET Framework
8 83 (10.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 78 (9.59%) WCF
10 70 (8.61%) XML
11 60 (7.38%) HTML5
12 54 (6.64%) Ajax
13 50 (6.15%) Web Services
14 41 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
15 40 (4.92%) LINQ
16 39 (4.80%) MDX
17 37 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 33 (4.06%) AngularJS
18 33 (4.06%) CSS3
19 32 (3.94%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (7.01%) Replication
3 49 (6.03%) Clustering
4 20 (2.46%) NHS
5 16 (1.97%) Visualisation
6 15 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.60%) Inversion of Control
7 13 (1.60%) Open Source
8 12 (1.48%) Data Integration
8 12 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.48%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.11%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.86%) IVR
10 7 (0.86%) Social Media
11 6 (0.74%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.74%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.62%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.62%) Statistics
12 5 (0.62%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 184 (22.63%) Windows
2 88 (10.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (4.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (2.83%) Linux
6 22 (2.71%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.60%) CentOS
8 8 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.62%) Android
9 5 (0.62%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.49%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.49%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.37%) UNIX
12 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.25%) AIX
12 2 (0.25%) Solaris
13 1 (0.12%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
3 164 (20.17%) MVC
4 110 (13.53%) ETL
5 95 (11.69%) TDD
6 74 (9.10%) Migration
7 71 (8.73%) Performance Tuning
8 64 (7.87%) Scrum
9 46 (5.66%) Data Modelling
10 41 (5.04%) ITIL
11 39 (4.80%) CRM
12 35 (4.31%) Unit Testing
13 33 (4.06%) E-Commerce
14 32 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (3.81%) Analytics
16 30 (3.69%) Kimball Methodology
17 28 (3.44%) BDD
18 27 (3.32%) OO
19 25 (3.08%) Web Development
19 25 (3.08%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 481 (59.16%) SQL
2 290 (35.67%) C#
3 239 (29.40%) T-SQL
4 140 (17.22%) JavaScript
5 46 (5.66%) VB.NET
6 31 (3.81%) PowerShell
6 31 (3.81%) VBA
7 30 (3.69%) Java
8 17 (2.09%) VB
9 15 (1.85%) PHP
9 15 (1.85%) Ruby
9 15 (1.85%) VB6
10 14 (1.72%) Python
11 12 (1.48%) C++
12 11 (1.35%) Perl
13 8 (0.98%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.62%) XPath
15 4 (0.49%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
15 4 (0.49%) VBScript
16 3 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (5.78%) Security Cleared
2 43 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (3.32%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.58%) Degree
5 15 (1.85%) MCITP
6 13 (1.60%) MCSE
6 13 (1.60%) MCTS
7 10 (1.23%) MCDBA
7 10 (1.23%) CCNA
7 10 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.98%) MCSA
9 7 (0.86%) ISEB
10 6 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.62%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.37%) PMP
12 3 (0.37%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.37%) CCNP
13 2 (0.25%) VCP5
13 2 (0.25%) VCAP
13 2 (0.25%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.97%) SLA
2 12 (1.48%) QA
3 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 50 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 47 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.08%) vSphere
4 19 (2.34%) VMware ESX
5 17 (2.09%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.72%) vCloud
7 13 (1.60%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.98%) XenApp
9 7 (0.86%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.12%) Xen
12 1 (0.12%) Squid
Systems Management
1 38 (4.67%) SCOM
2 25 (3.08%) SCCM
3 20 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.97%) Puppet
5 13 (1.60%) NetBackup
6 9 (1.11%) ZABBIX
7 8 (0.98%) ARCserve
8 4 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.37%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.25%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.25%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.12%) Control-M
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 310 (38.13%) Microsoft
2 66 (8.12%) VMware
3 48 (5.90%) Oracle
4 32 (3.94%) HP
5 29 (3.57%) Tableau
6 22 (2.71%) Citrix
7 19 (2.34%) Symantec
7 19 (2.34%) Cisco
8 17 (2.09%) IBM
9 15 (1.85%) EMC
10 14 (1.72%) Telerik
10 14 (1.72%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.72%) Sybase
11 12 (1.48%) SAP
12 10 (1.23%) Red Gate
12 10 (1.23%) BMC
13 9 (1.11%) MicroStrategy
13 9 (1.11%) Perforce
13 9 (1.11%) New Relic
13 9 (1.11%) AppDynamics
South East London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Swindon
Nationwide Building Society
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
ComputAppoint
Posted: Yesterday
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 450 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: Circa £200pd
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
83Zero
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250-300 Daily
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TalentFlow
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago