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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
UK
Rank 227 235 216
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 479 530 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 1.02% 1.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.73% 4.55% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 367 383
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 3
Median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.47% +115.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.80 £19.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £67.00 £19.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-36.47% -

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
10130 11652 11497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.33% 22.40% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6857 7834 7432
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 212 159
Median hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £60.62 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 445 £375 -3.53% 156
London -33 173 £425 - 59
South East +28 72 £390 +11.42% 33
South West +17 46 £313 -3.84% 8
Yorkshire +11 40 £360 +2.85% 11
East Midlands +23 36 £165 -56.00% 3
North West +13 32 £350 +3.70% 21
City of London -30 32 £425 -1.73% 19
West Yorkshire +10 28 £360 +6.66% 7
Scotland +49 25 £400 +14.28% 4
Berkshire +34 25 £450 +60.42% 4
Hampshire +18 20 £390 +11.42% 9
Derbyshire +12 20 £145 - 1
West Midlands -3 20 £285 -24.00% 16
East of England +7 19 £350 -7.89% 4
Leeds -11 18 £360 +2.85% 4
Manchester +9 16 £328 -9.02% 14
Glasgow +14 15 £400 +10.34% 3
Derby +7 12 £150 - 1
Somerset - 12 £325 - 1
Wiltshire +8 11 £286 -4.58% 1
Gloucestershire +5 10 £275 -35.29%
Birmingham +4 10 £280 -37.07% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 10 £275 -29.48% 1
Reading +10 9 £438 +86.17% 1
South Yorkshire +5 9 £425 +28.30% 3
Hertfordshire - 9 £325 - 1
Bristol -2 8 £323 -9.47% 5
Alfreton - 8 £145 -
Edinburgh +23 7 £375 +13.63% 1

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 952 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 624 (65.55%) SQL
3 481 (50.53%) Microsoft
4 457 (48.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 358 (37.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 341 (35.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 331 (34.77%) .NET
8 306 (32.14%) C#
9 299 (31.41%) T-SQL
10 281 (29.52%) Business Intelligence
11 250 (26.26%) Windows
12 242 (25.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 233 (24.47%) SQL Server 2014
14 228 (23.95%) Data Warehouse
15 219 (23.00%) ETL
16 184 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
17 163 (17.12%) ASP.NET
18 156 (16.39%) Finance
19 152 (15.97%) MVC
20 145 (15.23%) JavaScript
21 137 (14.39%) Windows Server
22 135 (14.18%) HTML
23 132 (13.87%) MS Excel
24 128 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
25 127 (13.34%) Windows Server 2012
26 123 (12.92%) Team Foundation Server
27 122 (12.82%) .NET Framework
28 113 (11.87%) SQL Server 2005
29 109 (11.45%) Migration
30 104 (10.92%) Visual Studio

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 81 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 75 (7.88%) IIS
3 42 (4.41%) MS Exchange
4 32 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 24 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (1.37%) SAS
11 12 (1.26%) CMS
12 10 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.95%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
14 8 (0.84%) Skype for Business
15 7 (0.74%) Apache
16 4 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.32%) NServiceBus
17 3 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 132 (13.87%) MS Excel
2 48 (5.04%) MS Office
3 14 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.74%) MS Project
5 3 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 51 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.89%) Oracle 11i
3 11 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.74%) Demantra
4 7 (0.74%) SnowdropKCS
5 5 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.53%) FastStats
6 4 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.42%) Pegasus Opera
6 4 (0.42%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.32%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.32%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.32%) SystmOne
8 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.11%) Postilion
9 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 128 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (3.78%) IaaS
3 31 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (3.15%) PaaS
5 23 (2.42%) Office 365
6 10 (1.05%) Data Lake Analytics
7 5 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.21%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.21%) CallidusCloud
10 2 (0.21%) GitHub
10 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.21%) SaaS
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.89%) DNS
2 31 (3.26%) TCP/IP
3 27 (2.84%) DHCP
4 18 (1.89%) Firewall
5 16 (1.68%) LAN
6 15 (1.58%) SAN
7 13 (1.37%) Intranet
8 11 (1.16%) Internet
8 11 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
9 9 (0.95%) WAN
10 8 (0.84%) VPN
11 7 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (0.74%) Extranet
11 7 (0.74%) SMTP
11 7 (0.74%) Wireless
12 6 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (0.63%) FTP
13 5 (0.53%) SSL
13 5 (0.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 952 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 457 (48.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 358 (37.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 341 (35.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 242 (25.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 233 (24.47%) SQL Server 2014
7 228 (23.95%) Data Warehouse
8 113 (11.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 72 (7.56%) Power BI
10 64 (6.72%) Relational Database
11 55 (5.78%) SQL Server 2016
12 42 (4.41%) Oracle Database
13 34 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 34 (3.57%) OLAP
14 25 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
15 24 (2.52%) Big Data
15 24 (2.52%) NoSQL
16 23 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
17 22 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
18 21 (2.21%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 123 (12.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 104 (10.92%) Visual Studio
3 33 (3.47%) NUnit
4 30 (3.15%) Git (software)
5 21 (2.21%) SpecFlow
5 21 (2.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 17 (1.79%) TeamCity
7 16 (1.68%) MSTest
8 12 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
9 11 (1.16%) Jenkins
9 11 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (1.16%) Selenium
10 10 (1.05%) Subversion
11 9 (0.95%) Moq
11 9 (0.95%) MSBuild
12 8 (0.84%) JIRA
13 7 (0.74%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.53%) FxCop
14 5 (0.53%) StyleCop
General
1 156 (16.39%) Finance
2 44 (4.62%) Banking
3 40 (4.20%) Retail
4 31 (3.26%) Advertising
5 23 (2.42%) Marketing
6 19 (2.00%) Legal
7 17 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.58%) Back Office
9 12 (1.26%) Publishing
10 11 (1.16%) Law
11 9 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.84%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.74%) Games
14 6 (0.63%) Local Government
15 4 (0.42%) Front Office
16 2 (0.21%) Billing
16 2 (0.21%) Telecoms
17 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.11%) Electronics
17 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 525 (55.15%) Developer
2 196 (20.59%) SQL Developer
3 158 (16.60%) .NET Developer
4 139 (14.60%) DBA
5 127 (13.34%) SQL DBA
6 117 (12.29%) C# Developer
7 101 (10.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 91 (9.56%) SSIS Developer
9 87 (9.14%) Analyst
10 81 (8.51%) C# .NET Developer
11 78 (8.19%) SQL Server Developer
12 53 (5.57%) ETL Developer
13 49 (5.15%) SSRS Developer
14 47 (4.94%) Architect
15 46 (4.83%) Consultant
16 45 (4.73%) Data Warehouse Developer
17 43 (4.52%) Administrator
18 42 (4.41%) ASP.NET Developer
18 42 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 40 (4.20%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (34.77%) .NET
2 163 (17.12%) ASP.NET
3 135 (14.18%) HTML
4 122 (12.82%) .NET Framework
5 102 (10.71%) CSS
6 100 (10.50%) WCF
7 79 (8.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 76 (7.98%) Entity Framework
9 72 (7.56%) XML
10 68 (7.14%) Web Services
11 65 (6.83%) jQuery
12 64 (6.72%) ASP.NET Web API
12 64 (6.72%) HTML5
13 57 (5.99%) AngularJS
14 51 (5.36%) MDX
15 36 (3.78%) RESTful
16 34 (3.57%) LINQ
17 32 (3.36%) Ajax
18 30 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 25 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.20%) Clustering
2 53 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.20%) Replication
4 32 (3.36%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.37%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.16%) NHS
8 10 (1.05%) Blackberry
8 10 (1.05%) Client/Server
9 9 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.84%) PKI
11 7 (0.74%) EPoS
11 7 (0.74%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.74%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.63%) Derivative
12 6 (0.63%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.53%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.53%) Equities
13 5 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 250 (26.26%) Windows
2 137 (14.39%) Windows Server
3 127 (13.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 98 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (5.25%) Linux
6 31 (3.26%) Unix
6 31 (3.26%) Windows 7
6 31 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (1.47%) Android
8 12 (1.26%) HPUX
9 11 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.95%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.74%) CentOS
11 7 (0.74%) Windows Phone
11 7 (0.74%) Windows Phone 8
12 6 (0.63%) MVS
13 4 (0.42%) Solaris
14 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (29.52%) Business Intelligence
2 219 (23.00%) ETL
3 184 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
4 152 (15.97%) MVC
5 109 (11.45%) Migration
6 94 (9.87%) TDD
7 74 (7.77%) Scrum
8 72 (7.56%) Data Modelling
9 66 (6.93%) CRM
9 66 (6.93%) Kimball Methodology
10 62 (6.51%) Performance Tuning
11 50 (5.25%) ITIL
12 47 (4.94%) Data Migration
13 40 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (4.10%) Unit Testing
15 38 (3.99%) Business Analysis
16 37 (3.89%) Analytics
16 37 (3.89%) Multithreading
17 36 (3.78%) OO
18 35 (3.68%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 624 (65.55%) SQL
2 306 (32.14%) C#
3 299 (31.41%) T-SQL
4 145 (15.23%) JavaScript
5 99 (10.40%) PowerShell
6 38 (3.99%) VB.NET
7 34 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 24 (2.52%) VB
9 23 (2.42%) Java
10 15 (1.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 15 (1.58%) VBScript
11 13 (1.37%) Python
12 11 (1.16%) C++
12 11 (1.16%) R
12 11 (1.16%) VBA
13 8 (0.84%) C
14 6 (0.63%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.63%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.53%) VB6
16 4 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (6.41%) Security Cleared
2 46 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (4.20%) SC Cleared
4 32 (3.36%) Degree
5 23 (2.42%) MCSE
6 14 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.26%) MCITP
8 11 (1.16%) MCP
9 9 (0.95%) CCNA
9 9 (0.95%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.84%) MCSA
10 8 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.74%) MCTS
12 6 (0.63%) MCDBA
12 6 (0.63%) MCSD
13 4 (0.42%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.42%) PMP
14 3 (0.32%) OCP
14 3 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.94%) QA
2 13 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.26%) SLA
4 7 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (9.24%) Active Directory
2 55 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.68%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.52%) XenApp
5 18 (1.89%) vSphere
6 17 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (1.47%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.84%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.84%) XenServer
9 7 (0.74%) Docker
9 7 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.42%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.42%) UAG
10 4 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.32%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.11%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 36 (3.78%) SCCM
2 12 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
3 10 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (1.05%) Nagios
3 10 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
3 10 (1.05%) Puppet
4 9 (0.95%) NetBackup
5 7 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.63%) SCOM
6 6 (0.63%) WSUS
7 5 (0.53%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.53%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.42%) PowerCLI
8 4 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.32%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.21%) vMotion
Vendors
1 481 (50.53%) Microsoft
2 76 (7.98%) VMware
3 69 (7.25%) Oracle
4 35 (3.68%) Citrix
5 30 (3.15%) HP
6 29 (3.05%) Tableau
7 27 (2.84%) Cisco
8 20 (2.10%) Cognos
9 19 (2.00%) SAP
10 18 (1.89%) Symantec
11 14 (1.47%) Sitecore
11 14 (1.47%) Sun
12 13 (1.37%) Dell
12 13 (1.37%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.05%) Xamarin
14 9 (0.95%) RedGate
14 9 (0.95%) SolarWinds
15 8 (0.84%) EMC
16 7 (0.74%) IBM
16 7 (0.74%) NetApp
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ascend Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £280 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 14 days ago