The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 223 262 519
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +257
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 507 389 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.74% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.22% 3.37% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 266 44
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£350 £364 £367
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £550 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 6
Average hourly rate £44.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.92% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-27.41% -11.42%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12018 11544 12124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.25% 21.91% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7443 7141 7010
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £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 178 199 306
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £27.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend

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

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SQL Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SQL Server 2012 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 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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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
England +14 457 £350 -4.10% 192
London +15 218 £388 -3.12% 85
South East +15 92 £307 -9.13% 22
City of London +24 48 £375 - 39
East of England +3 38 £350 - 5
West Midlands +2 29 £320 +18.51% 5
North West -10 27 £325 +1.96% 23
Wales - 25 £415 - 6
Berkshire +17 23 £350 -4.76% 3
South Wales - 23 £405 - 6
South West -31 18 £350 +40.00% 10
Oxfordshire +10 16 £275 -8.33% 2
East Sussex +5 16 £250 - 2
Hertfordshire -3 16 £305 - 1
Brighton +4 15 £238 - 2
Yorkshire 0 15 £288 -6.12% 24
Hampshire -9 12 £319 -6.81% 2
Scotland -13 12 £325 -7.14% 7
Cheshire +5 11 £408 - 3
Newport - 11 £415 -
Buckinghamshire +3 10 £289 -26.43% 3
West Yorkshire -4 10 £288 -6.12% 17
Cambridgeshire - 10 £335 -
Coventry - 10 £320 -
Manchester -5 9 £325 +32.65% 15
East Midlands -8 9 £350 +27.27% 13
Reading +9 8 £388 +5.44% 1
Essex 0 8 £369 -1.00%
Cardiff - 8 £325 - 5
Birmingham +2 7 £363 +72.61% 1

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 991 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 624 (62.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 593 (59.84%) SQL
4 427 (43.09%) .NET
5 395 (39.86%) C#
6 354 (35.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 317 (31.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 303 (30.58%) Microsoft
9 237 (23.92%) T-SQL
10 233 (23.51%) ASP.NET
11 211 (21.29%) MVC
12 203 (20.48%) SQL Server 2005
13 187 (18.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 185 (18.67%) Windows
15 183 (18.47%) Business Intelligence
16 153 (15.44%) Data Warehouse
16 153 (15.44%) JavaScript
16 153 (15.44%) ASP.NET MVC
17 147 (14.83%) MS Excel
18 146 (14.73%) HTML
19 141 (14.23%) Finance
20 139 (14.03%) CSS
21 136 (13.72%) jQuery
22 129 (13.02%) .NET Framework
23 128 (12.92%) Performance Tuning
24 124 (12.51%) Oracle
25 114 (11.50%) ETL
26 112 (11.30%) SharePoint
27 104 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
28 95 (9.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 112 (11.30%) SharePoint
2 37 (3.73%) SharePoint 2013
3 35 (3.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 29 (2.93%) MS Exchange
5 28 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
6 26 (2.62%) IIS
7 24 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.91%) CMS
9 9 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (0.81%) ArcGIS
11 7 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.71%) Node.js
12 6 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.40%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.40%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.30%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.20%) Apache
Applications
1 147 (14.83%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.12%) MS Office
3 19 (1.92%) PowerPivot
4 14 (1.41%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.30%) MS Project
8 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.20%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.10%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.10%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.81%) Office 365
3 2 (0.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.10%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.13%) SAN
2 18 (1.82%) Firewall
3 14 (1.41%) HTTP
4 11 (1.11%) DNS
5 10 (1.01%) DHCP
6 7 (0.71%) Internet
7 5 (0.50%) Network Security
7 5 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.40%) LDAP
8 4 (0.40%) SMTP
8 4 (0.40%) LAN
8 4 (0.40%) DMZ
8 4 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.20%) VPN
9 2 (0.20%) VoIP
10 1 (0.10%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.10%) IPsec
10 1 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 991 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 624 (62.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 354 (35.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 317 (31.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 203 (20.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 187 (18.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 153 (15.44%) Data Warehouse
8 82 (8.27%) Oracle Database
9 59 (5.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 59 (5.95%) Oracle Database 10g
10 52 (5.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 48 (4.84%) SQL Server 2000
12 42 (4.24%) MySQL
13 35 (3.53%) Relational Database
14 33 (3.33%) DTS
15 30 (3.03%) OLAP
16 18 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
17 17 (1.72%) RDBMS
18 14 (1.41%) Data Mart
19 13 (1.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 90 (9.08%) Visual Studio
2 62 (6.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (2.83%) Subversion
4 22 (2.22%) Git (software)
5 16 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 13 (1.31%) MSTest
7 12 (1.21%) Rhino Mocks
8 11 (1.11%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.81%) NUnit
10 6 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.61%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.50%) NSubstitute
11 5 (0.50%) Jenkins
11 5 (0.50%) Selenium
11 5 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.30%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.30%) Moq
13 2 (0.20%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.20%) JUnit
13 2 (0.20%) JIRA
General
1 141 (14.23%) Finance
2 49 (4.94%) Banking
3 33 (3.33%) Front Office
4 18 (1.82%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.61%) Marketing
5 16 (1.61%) Retail
6 13 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.21%) Back Office
8 11 (1.11%) Advertising
9 10 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.81%) Publishing
11 7 (0.71%) Electronics
12 5 (0.50%) Billing
12 5 (0.50%) Military
13 4 (0.40%) Games
13 4 (0.40%) German Language
14 3 (0.30%) Local Government
14 3 (0.30%) Law
14 3 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 547 (55.20%) Developer
2 206 (20.79%) DBA
3 177 (17.86%) C# Developer
4 174 (17.56%) SQL DBA
5 169 (17.05%) .NET Developer
6 139 (14.03%) SQL Developer
7 109 (11.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 83 (8.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 77 (7.77%) SQL Server DBA
10 72 (7.27%) Analyst
11 55 (5.55%) Senior Developer
12 54 (5.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 50 (5.05%) ASP.NET Developer
14 45 (4.54%) Administrator
15 44 (4.44%) Architect
16 34 (3.43%) Consultant
17 33 (3.33%) Web Developer
18 29 (2.93%) Senior .NET Developer
19 27 (2.72%) Senior C# Developer
20 26 (2.62%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 427 (43.09%) .NET
2 233 (23.51%) ASP.NET
3 153 (15.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 146 (14.73%) HTML
5 139 (14.03%) CSS
6 136 (13.72%) jQuery
7 129 (13.02%) .NET Framework
8 95 (9.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 94 (9.49%) WCF
10 79 (7.97%) Web Services
11 77 (7.77%) XML
12 68 (6.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 55 (5.55%) HTML5
14 49 (4.94%) LINQ
15 47 (4.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 45 (4.54%) Ajax
17 43 (4.34%) WPF
18 42 (4.24%) Razor View Engine
19 41 (4.14%) CSS3
20 33 (3.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.85%) Clustering
2 55 (5.55%) Replication
3 31 (3.13%) NHS
4 18 (1.82%) Statistics
5 15 (1.51%) Data Integration
6 13 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.21%) N-Tier
8 11 (1.11%) Computer Science
9 9 (0.91%) Visualisation
9 9 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.81%) Open Source
11 7 (0.71%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.71%) Data Extraction
11 7 (0.71%) GIS
11 7 (0.71%) DTV
12 6 (0.61%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.61%) Social Media
13 4 (0.40%) Derivative
13 4 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
14 3 (0.30%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 185 (18.67%) Windows
2 104 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (7.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (3.43%) Windows 7
6 28 (2.83%) Linux
7 18 (1.82%) UNIX
7 18 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.51%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.50%) AIX
9 5 (0.50%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.30%) Android
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.20%) CentOS
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.10%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (21.29%) MVC
2 183 (18.47%) Business Intelligence
3 128 (12.92%) Performance Tuning
4 114 (11.50%) ETL
5 85 (8.58%) Migration
6 80 (8.07%) TDD
7 75 (7.57%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (5.45%) Unit Testing
9 50 (5.05%) Scrum
10 42 (4.24%) Data Modelling
11 39 (3.94%) ITIL
12 36 (3.63%) CRM
13 35 (3.53%) Capacity Planning
14 33 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
15 28 (2.83%) E-Commerce
15 28 (2.83%) OO
16 27 (2.72%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (2.42%) Dependency Injection
18 23 (2.32%) BDD
18 23 (2.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 593 (59.84%) SQL
2 395 (39.86%) C#
3 237 (23.92%) T-SQL
4 153 (15.44%) JavaScript
5 38 (3.83%) PowerShell
6 27 (2.72%) Java
7 25 (2.52%) VB.NET
8 21 (2.12%) VBA
9 14 (1.41%) VB
10 12 (1.21%) PL/SQL
11 9 (0.91%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.91%) Perl
11 9 (0.91%) C++
11 9 (0.91%) VBScript
12 6 (0.61%) PHP
12 6 (0.61%) Ruby
12 6 (0.61%) VB6
13 5 (0.50%) C
13 5 (0.50%) Python
14 4 (0.40%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 75 (7.57%) Security Cleared
2 74 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (6.36%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.62%) MCITP
5 25 (2.52%) Degree
6 23 (2.32%) MCDBA
7 21 (2.12%) MCSE
8 15 (1.51%) MCTS
9 11 (1.11%) MCSA
10 10 (1.01%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.40%) MCT
11 4 (0.40%) MCP
11 4 (0.40%) OCP
11 4 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.30%) MCSD
13 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.20%) VCP5
13 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 1 (0.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.33%) SLA
2 14 (1.41%) QA
3 6 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.30%) HL7
6 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 64 (6.46%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.43%) Oracle RMAN
3 25 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (1.01%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.91%) vSphere
8 7 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.40%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.30%) vCloud
11 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.10%) XenApp
11 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.10%) Xen
11 1 (0.10%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 32 (3.23%) Data Guard
2 23 (2.32%) SCCM
3 20 (2.02%) SCOM
4 7 (0.71%) AppDNA
4 7 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.50%) Puppet
5 5 (0.50%) WSUS
6 4 (0.40%) ARCserve
6 4 (0.40%) ZABBIX
6 4 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.20%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.20%) Ionix
7 2 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.10%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.10%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 303 (30.58%) Microsoft
2 124 (12.51%) Oracle
3 46 (4.64%) VMware
4 30 (3.03%) SAP
5 22 (2.22%) Business Objects
6 20 (2.02%) Tableau
7 18 (1.82%) Citrix
8 17 (1.72%) Red Gate
9 16 (1.61%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.51%) Cisco
10 15 (1.51%) Cognos
11 14 (1.41%) Sybase
11 14 (1.41%) IBM
12 12 (1.21%) HP
13 10 (1.01%) Telerik
14 9 (0.91%) MicroStrategy
15 8 (0.81%) ESRI
16 7 (0.71%) NetApp
16 7 (0.71%) CA
17 6 (0.61%) Dell
Croydon, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £18 - £24 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ABW Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £43 - £46 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Gold Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day for 6 Months
Posted: 6 days ago