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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 190 227 299
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +72
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 653 494 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 0.94% 0.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.46% 4.38% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 350 183
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £46.25 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.91% -9.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £35.00 £36.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £55.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £46.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-58.91% +68.18%

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
11961 11288 10054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.08% 21.44% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7836 7214 6065
Average daily rate £400 £398 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 188 226
Average hourly rate £26.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.54 £13.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

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 22 May 2015.

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 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
England +33 601 £375 - 254
London +47 279 £413 -0.60% 88
South East -3 100 £350 -7.89% 34
City of London +39 77 £415 +10.66% 27
Yorkshire -2 44 £325 +15.04% 23
North West -5 43 £325 -7.14% 34
West Yorkshire +9 38 £325 - 17
East Midlands +3 33 £300 +15.38% 13
East of England +4 29 £365 +16.33% 9
Leeds +3 27 £325 +5.69% 11
Scotland +9 26 £375 +15.38% 3
West Midlands -4 26 £345 +11.29% 25
South West -17 24 £338 - 23
Buckinghamshire +20 23 £350 +32.07% 2
Manchester -5 23 £325 -7.14% 18
Wales +24 20 £434 +27.57% 4
Berkshire -25 20 £375 -1.31% 6
South Wales +20 19 £400 +17.64% 2
Hampshire -3 19 £375 -3.22% 7
North East +5 17 £288 - 5
Surrey +14 15 £363 -12.38% 6
Sunderland +4 15 £288 -
Tyne and Wear +3 15 £288 - 2
Glasgow +1 15 £375 +17.64%
Cambridgeshire +5 14 £364 +38.57% 1
Leicestershire +12 13 £295 +11.32% 2
Leicester +12 11 £300 +13.20% 2
Nottingham +2 11 £381 +21.03% 5
Nottinghamshire 0 11 £381 +21.03% 5
Birmingham -6 11 £345 +10.40% 7

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1103 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 658 (59.66%) SQL
3 552 (50.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 511 (46.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 453 (41.07%) .NET
6 424 (38.44%) Microsoft
7 416 (37.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 372 (33.73%) C#
9 350 (31.73%) T-SQL
10 289 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
11 288 (26.11%) Business Intelligence
12 269 (24.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 241 (21.85%) ASP.NET
14 237 (21.49%) ETL
15 235 (21.31%) Data Warehouse
16 231 (20.94%) Windows
17 229 (20.76%) Finance
18 187 (16.95%) JavaScript
19 177 (16.05%) MVC
20 163 (14.78%) HTML
21 162 (14.69%) Visual Studio
22 150 (13.60%) .NET Framework
22 150 (13.60%) jQuery
23 147 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
24 144 (13.06%) MS Excel
25 141 (12.78%) CSS
26 140 (12.69%) Scrum
27 137 (12.42%) Team Foundation Server
28 121 (10.97%) ASP.NET MVC
29 116 (10.52%) XML

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 114 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 67 (6.07%) IIS
3 32 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 31 (2.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 24 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 23 (2.09%) CMS
7 18 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (1.27%) OpenStack
9 12 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
9 12 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (1.00%) Node.js
11 10 (0.91%) Lync
12 8 (0.73%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.73%) SAS
13 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.54%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.45%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.45%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 144 (13.06%) MS Excel
2 33 (2.99%) PowerPivot
3 18 (1.63%) MS Office
4 9 (0.82%) MS Project
5 2 (0.18%) SPSS
6 1 (0.091%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.091%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.45%) Tridion
4 3 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.091%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.091%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.091%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.091%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.45%) Office 365
4 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.27%) IaaS
5 3 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.18%) Boomi
6 2 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.091%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.26%) SAN
2 26 (2.36%) Internet
3 24 (2.18%) Firewall
4 21 (1.90%) FTP
5 18 (1.63%) VPN
6 17 (1.54%) DNS
7 11 (1.00%) Intranet
7 11 (1.00%) LAN
8 9 (0.82%) DHCP
9 8 (0.73%) HTTP
9 8 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (0.63%) WAN
11 5 (0.45%) VLAN
11 5 (0.45%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.45%) SMTP
11 5 (0.45%) Wireless
12 4 (0.36%) DWDM
12 4 (0.36%) VoIP
12 4 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (0.27%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1103 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 552 (50.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 511 (46.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 416 (37.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 269 (24.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 235 (21.31%) Data Warehouse
7 147 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 63 (5.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 47 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
9 47 (4.26%) OLAP
10 40 (3.63%) Oracle Database
11 35 (3.17%) Relational Database
12 33 (2.99%) QlikView
13 32 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
14 26 (2.36%) OLAP Cube
15 25 (2.27%) DTS
16 24 (2.18%) MySQL
17 23 (2.09%) Microsoft Power View
18 20 (1.81%) MS Access
18 20 (1.81%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 162 (14.69%) Visual Studio
2 137 (12.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (3.90%) Subversion
4 34 (3.08%) Git (software)
5 33 (2.99%) NUnit
6 19 (1.72%) JIRA
7 13 (1.18%) ReSharper
8 12 (1.09%) Rhino Mocks
9 11 (1.00%) Moq
10 10 (0.91%) Toad
10 10 (0.91%) SpecFlow
10 10 (0.91%) Selenium
10 10 (0.91%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 7 (0.63%) Jenkins
14 5 (0.45%) Grunt
15 4 (0.36%) MSBuild
15 4 (0.36%) MSTest
16 3 (0.27%) NDepend
General
1 229 (20.76%) Finance
2 67 (6.07%) Banking
3 51 (4.62%) Investment Banking
4 36 (3.26%) Retail
5 28 (2.54%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.81%) Front Office
7 18 (1.63%) Back Office
7 18 (1.63%) Legal
8 12 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.09%) Marketing
9 11 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.73%) Advertising
11 6 (0.54%) Automotive
12 4 (0.36%) Law
12 4 (0.36%) Publishing
13 3 (0.27%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.27%) French Language
14 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.18%) Military
14 2 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 650 (58.93%) Developer
2 200 (18.13%) SQL Developer
3 172 (15.59%) .NET Developer
4 151 (13.69%) DBA
5 135 (12.24%) SQL DBA
6 101 (9.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 99 (8.98%) C# Developer
7 99 (8.98%) Analyst
8 67 (6.07%) C# .NET Developer
9 55 (4.99%) Administrator
10 53 (4.81%) Senior Developer
11 51 (4.62%) SQL Server DBA
12 48 (4.35%) Architect
13 39 (3.54%) Consultant
14 37 (3.35%) ASP.NET Developer
15 36 (3.26%) Microsoft Developer
15 36 (3.26%) Web Developer
16 33 (2.99%) Programmer
17 32 (2.90%) SQL Server Developer
18 24 (2.18%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 453 (41.07%) .NET
2 241 (21.85%) ASP.NET
3 163 (14.78%) HTML
4 150 (13.60%) .NET Framework
4 150 (13.60%) jQuery
5 141 (12.78%) CSS
6 121 (10.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 116 (10.52%) XML
8 95 (8.61%) WCF
9 90 (8.16%) Web Services
10 78 (7.07%) Entity Framework
11 72 (6.53%) HTML5
12 68 (6.17%) ASP.NET Web API
13 66 (5.98%) Ajax
14 65 (5.89%) MDX
15 64 (5.80%) WPF
16 52 (4.71%) AngularJS
17 50 (4.53%) LINQ
18 40 (3.63%) SOAP
18 40 (3.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 97 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.44%) Clustering
3 30 (2.72%) Replication
4 25 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 23 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 21 (1.90%) Data Integration
7 18 (1.63%) N-Tier
7 18 (1.63%) NHS
8 15 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
9 14 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (1.27%) Open Source
10 13 (1.18%) Hedge funds
10 13 (1.18%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.00%) Visualisation
12 10 (0.91%) Equities
13 9 (0.82%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.73%) Social Media
15 7 (0.63%) Fixed Income
15 7 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 231 (20.94%) Windows
2 110 (9.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 98 (8.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (2.63%) Linux
6 19 (1.72%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.91%) UNIX
7 10 (0.91%) CentOS
8 8 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.54%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.45%) Android
10 5 (0.45%) AIX
11 3 (0.27%) Fedora
12 2 (0.18%) VMS
12 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.091%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (26.11%) Business Intelligence
3 237 (21.49%) ETL
4 177 (16.05%) MVC
5 140 (12.69%) Scrum
6 95 (8.61%) Migration
7 93 (8.43%) TDD
8 79 (7.16%) Data Modelling
9 70 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
10 49 (4.44%) E-Commerce
11 47 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (4.08%) Kimball Methodology
13 44 (3.99%) Data Migration
14 43 (3.90%) OO
15 42 (3.81%) CRM
15 42 (3.81%) Analytics
16 41 (3.72%) SOA
17 40 (3.63%) Unit Testing
18 35 (3.17%) Change Management
18 35 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 658 (59.66%) SQL
2 372 (33.73%) C#
3 350 (31.73%) T-SQL
4 187 (16.95%) JavaScript
5 66 (5.98%) VB.NET
6 62 (5.62%) PowerShell
7 34 (3.08%) Java
8 32 (2.90%) VB
9 25 (2.27%) PL/SQL
10 24 (2.18%) VB6
11 21 (1.90%) VBA
12 20 (1.81%) Python
12 20 (1.81%) Ruby
13 19 (1.72%) Perl
14 17 (1.54%) PHP
15 15 (1.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 10 (0.91%) C++
17 9 (0.82%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.63%) VBScript
19 6 (0.54%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (5.44%) Degree
2 54 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 52 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (3.81%) SC Cleared
5 19 (1.72%) MCITP
6 18 (1.63%) MCDBA
7 14 (1.27%) MCSE
8 10 (0.91%) MCSA
9 6 (0.54%) MCTS
10 5 (0.45%) ISEB
11 4 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.27%) CCNA
12 3 (0.27%) MCP
13 2 (0.18%) PMP
13 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.18%) MCSD
13 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.18%) HP APS
14 1 (0.091%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.27%) QA
2 13 (1.18%) SLA
3 9 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.091%) HL7
6 1 (0.091%) DICOM
6 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.99%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.90%) vSphere
5 17 (1.54%) vCloud
6 12 (1.09%) XenDesktop
7 11 (1.00%) XenApp
7 11 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.36%) HDFS
9 3 (0.27%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.27%) Samba
10 2 (0.18%) LiteSpeed
10 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.091%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 23 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (1.81%) SCCM
3 19 (1.72%) Puppet
4 13 (1.18%) ZABBIX
5 12 (1.09%) SCOM
6 5 (0.45%) ARCserve
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.36%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.18%) Control-M
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.091%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.091%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.091%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.091%) WSUS
9 1 (0.091%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.091%) Nagios
9 1 (0.091%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 424 (38.44%) Microsoft
2 90 (8.16%) Oracle
3 55 (4.99%) VMware
4 42 (3.81%) HP
5 37 (3.35%) Tableau
6 29 (2.63%) IBM
7 24 (2.18%) Business Objects
8 23 (2.09%) Citrix
9 22 (1.99%) Cisco
10 18 (1.63%) SAP
11 16 (1.45%) Cognos
11 16 (1.45%) Telerik
11 16 (1.45%) Red Gate
12 15 (1.36%) Sitecore
12 15 (1.36%) Perforce
12 15 (1.36%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.18%) AppDynamics
13 13 (1.18%) New Relic
14 12 (1.09%) Brocade
15 10 (0.91%) 3PAR
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Posted: 20 hours ago
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Rate: £270 - 280 per day
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
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