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 27 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 196 228 262
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +34
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 677 500 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 0.89% 0.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.20% 4.13% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 304 268
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £268 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £546 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 16
Average hourly rate £37.04 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.62% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.42 £20.10 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.60 £46.90 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.77 £21.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+89.38% -32.25%

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
13011 12105 11822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.64% 21.49% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8534 7472 7292
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 181 209
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £13.04 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.75 £67.00 £51.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 +36 608 £375 +7.14% 220
London +30 249 £420 +7.69% 54
South East +8 116 £350 +12.00% 55
City of London +56 105 £450 +20.00% 13
Yorkshire +51 102 £330 +14.78% 20
West Yorkshire +46 98 £330 +14.78% 12
Leeds +42 83 £325 +8.33% 8
Wales +5 37 £475 +14.45% 2
North West -17 34 £350 +7.69% 30
Hampshire +17 31 £345 +0.58% 11
East of England -5 31 £305 -12.85% 15
South West +2 25 £340 -2.85% 19
South Wales -10 23 £483 +19.13% 1
West Midlands +1 21 £326 +1.95% 12
Surrey +13 20 £325 -38.09% 9
North East -7 20 £300 - 4
West Sussex +3 19 £330 +5.60% 3
Cheshire -7 18 £375 -7.97% 10
Newport +3 17 £493 +18.67%
Berkshire +1 16 £325 -7.14% 16
Scotland +4 15 £369 +13.46% 6
Oxfordshire -19 15 £400 +45.45% 6
Bradford -3 13 £350 +27.27% 2
Manchester -13 12 £329 +1.15% 13
Crawley - 12 £343 -
Birmingham +11 11 £318 -12.41% 3
Bedfordshire +22 10 £328 -6.42% 4
East Midlands -8 10 £356 +1.78% 11
Oxford -18 10 £398 +59.00% 2
Farnborough - 10 £345 -

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1366 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 858 (62.81%) SQL
3 687 (50.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 632 (46.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 520 (38.07%) Microsoft
6 513 (37.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 512 (37.48%) T-SQL
8 503 (36.82%) .NET
9 430 (31.48%) C#
10 364 (26.65%) Business Intelligence
11 335 (24.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 316 (23.13%) Data Warehouse
12 316 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
13 312 (22.84%) Finance
14 302 (22.11%) Windows
15 294 (21.52%) ETL
16 263 (19.25%) ASP.NET
17 231 (16.91%) Visual Studio
18 198 (14.49%) MVC
19 191 (13.98%) Team Foundation Server
20 181 (13.25%) JavaScript
21 177 (12.96%) Oracle
22 176 (12.88%) SQL Server 2005
23 168 (12.30%) MS Excel
24 165 (12.08%) Scrum
25 164 (12.01%) SharePoint
26 158 (11.57%) jQuery
27 156 (11.42%) Windows Server 2012
27 156 (11.42%) HTML
28 154 (11.27%) .NET Framework

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 164 (12.01%) SharePoint
2 88 (6.44%) IIS
3 52 (3.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 47 (3.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 45 (3.29%) MS Exchange
6 34 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (1.32%) SAS
8 17 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (1.24%) CMS
9 16 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 15 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (0.81%) Node.js
12 11 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
12 11 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (0.73%) Lync
14 8 (0.59%) ArcSDE
15 7 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
16 6 (0.44%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 168 (12.30%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.00%) PowerPivot
3 24 (1.76%) MS Office
4 15 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.37%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.22%) FastStats
8 2 (0.15%) SPSS
9 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.22%) Tridion
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.15%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.073%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.073%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.073%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.073%) Agresso
7 1 (0.073%) Endur
7 1 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.59%) Office 365
4 6 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.29%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.29%) Boomi
6 3 (0.22%) IaaS
7 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.15%) SaaS
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.073%) PaaS
8 1 (0.073%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.86%) DNS
2 37 (2.71%) SAN
3 34 (2.49%) Firewall
4 25 (1.83%) DHCP
4 25 (1.83%) FTP
5 19 (1.39%) Intranet
6 16 (1.17%) Internet
7 15 (1.10%) VPN
8 12 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.88%) VLAN
9 11 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (0.73%) LAN
10 10 (0.73%) WAN
11 8 (0.59%) IPv4
12 7 (0.51%) PBX
13 6 (0.44%) HTTP
13 6 (0.44%) Wireless
13 6 (0.44%) IP Telephony
14 5 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (0.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1366 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 687 (50.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 632 (46.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 513 (37.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 335 (24.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 316 (23.13%) Data Warehouse
7 176 (12.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 85 (6.22%) Oracle Database
9 71 (5.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 66 (4.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 58 (4.25%) Relational Database
12 51 (3.73%) QlikView
12 51 (3.73%) SQL Server 2000
13 47 (3.44%) OLAP
14 45 (3.29%) BusinessObjects
15 32 (2.34%) MS Access
16 31 (2.27%) MongoDB
17 30 (2.20%) Microsoft Power View
18 26 (1.90%) DTS
19 22 (1.61%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 231 (16.91%) Visual Studio
2 191 (13.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (3.73%) NUnit
4 48 (3.51%) Git (software)
5 40 (2.93%) Toad
6 36 (2.64%) Subversion
7 35 (2.56%) Selenium
8 33 (2.42%) SpecFlow
9 20 (1.46%) ReSharper
10 19 (1.39%) JIRA
11 18 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 14 (1.02%) TeamCity
13 13 (0.95%) Moq
14 11 (0.81%) ERwin
15 9 (0.66%) Jenkins
16 8 (0.59%) eggPlant
17 7 (0.51%) MSBuild
18 6 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
18 6 (0.44%) Grunt
18 6 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 312 (22.84%) Finance
2 74 (5.42%) Banking
3 55 (4.03%) Investment Banking
4 35 (2.56%) Retail
5 27 (1.98%) Back Office
6 25 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.76%) Front Office
7 24 (1.76%) Marketing
8 22 (1.61%) Legal
9 16 (1.17%) Advertising
9 16 (1.17%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.66%) Law
12 8 (0.59%) Publishing
13 3 (0.22%) Automotive
13 3 (0.22%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.22%) Local Government
14 2 (0.15%) French Language
14 2 (0.15%) German Language
14 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 800 (58.57%) Developer
2 246 (18.01%) SQL Developer
3 203 (14.86%) DBA
4 185 (13.54%) .NET Developer
5 173 (12.66%) SQL DBA
6 151 (11.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 133 (9.74%) Analyst
8 76 (5.56%) C# Developer
9 74 (5.42%) SQL Server DBA
10 60 (4.39%) Senior Developer
11 57 (4.17%) Administrator
12 55 (4.03%) SQL Server Developer
13 51 (3.73%) Consultant
14 44 (3.22%) Business Developer
15 43 (3.15%) C# .NET Developer
16 42 (3.07%) ETL Developer
17 38 (2.78%) Architect
18 32 (2.34%) Web Developer
19 30 (2.20%) Database Developer
19 30 (2.20%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 503 (36.82%) .NET
2 263 (19.25%) ASP.NET
3 158 (11.57%) jQuery
4 156 (11.42%) HTML
5 154 (11.27%) .NET Framework
6 127 (9.30%) CSS
7 110 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 109 (7.98%) MDX
9 98 (7.17%) WCF
10 84 (6.15%) XML
11 82 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 77 (5.64%) Web Services
13 76 (5.56%) HTML5
13 76 (5.56%) Entity Framework
14 64 (4.69%) Ajax
14 64 (4.69%) AngularJS
15 53 (3.88%) WPF
16 39 (2.86%) CSS3
17 38 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 36 (2.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (5.05%) Clustering
3 53 (3.88%) Replication
4 34 (2.49%) NHS
5 30 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 25 (1.83%) Data Integration
7 23 (1.68%) N-Tier
8 20 (1.46%) Data Centre
9 19 (1.39%) Mathematics
10 17 (1.24%) Visualisation
10 17 (1.24%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
12 13 (0.95%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.88%) Fixed Income
14 11 (0.81%) Equities
14 11 (0.81%) Derivative
15 9 (0.66%) GIS
16 8 (0.59%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.59%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 302 (22.11%) Windows
2 156 (11.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 125 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (3.44%) Linux
6 19 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.39%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.32%) UNIX
8 14 (1.02%) Windows XP
9 13 (0.95%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.66%) Android
11 6 (0.44%) AIX
12 3 (0.22%) Solaris
12 3 (0.22%) Fedora
12 3 (0.22%) CentOS
13 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.15%) VMS
14 1 (0.073%) SUSE
14 1 (0.073%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (26.65%) Business Intelligence
2 316 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
3 294 (21.52%) ETL
4 198 (14.49%) MVC
5 165 (12.08%) Scrum
6 128 (9.37%) Migration
7 125 (9.15%) TDD
8 100 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
9 96 (7.03%) Data Modelling
10 92 (6.73%) SDLC
11 83 (6.08%) Kimball Methodology
12 67 (4.90%) Data Migration
13 66 (4.83%) E-Commerce
14 63 (4.61%) Unit Testing
15 61 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
15 61 (4.47%) ITIL
16 45 (3.29%) BDD
17 44 (3.22%) SOA
17 44 (3.22%) Disaster Recovery
18 43 (3.15%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 858 (62.81%) SQL
2 512 (37.48%) T-SQL
3 430 (31.48%) C#
4 181 (13.25%) JavaScript
5 128 (9.37%) PowerShell
6 75 (5.49%) VB.NET
7 62 (4.54%) VB
8 54 (3.95%) PL/SQL
9 35 (2.56%) VBA
10 27 (1.98%) VB6
11 25 (1.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 22 (1.61%) Java
13 16 (1.17%) VBScript
14 14 (1.02%) Perl
14 14 (1.02%) Python
15 13 (0.95%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.81%) PHP
16 11 (0.81%) C++
17 10 (0.73%) Ruby
18 9 (0.66%) C
Qualifications
1 82 (6.00%) Degree
2 76 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 57 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 54 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.10%) MCSE
5 15 (1.10%) MCSA
6 10 (0.73%) MCDBA
6 10 (0.73%) MCTS
7 9 (0.66%) MCITP
8 8 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.29%) HP APS
11 3 (0.22%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.15%) CCNA
12 2 (0.15%) VCP4
13 1 (0.073%) VCAP
13 1 (0.073%) OCP
13 1 (0.073%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.20%) QA
2 18 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.66%) SLA
5 5 (0.37%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.073%) HL7
6 1 (0.073%) DICOM
6 1 (0.073%) HIPAA
System Software
1 75 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 56 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.90%) vSphere
4 23 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (1.54%) XenApp
6 18 (1.32%) Hyper-V
7 14 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (0.88%) VMware ESX
9 10 (0.73%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.59%) vCloud
11 5 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.29%) HDFS
13 3 (0.22%) XenServer
13 3 (0.22%) Samba
14 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.073%) NFS
15 1 (0.073%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 1 (0.073%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 22 (1.61%) SCCM
2 17 (1.24%) SCOM
3 14 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (0.73%) Puppet
4 10 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.59%) Data Guard
6 7 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
6 7 (0.51%) Control-M
7 6 (0.44%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.37%) ARCserve
8 5 (0.37%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.37%) SCSM
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.22%) LiteSpeed
10 3 (0.22%) EMC VPLEX
11 2 (0.15%) vMotion
11 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.15%) Nagios
12 1 (0.073%) MOM
12 1 (0.073%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 520 (38.07%) Microsoft
2 177 (12.96%) Oracle
3 93 (6.81%) VMware
4 44 (3.22%) Tableau
5 39 (2.86%) HP
6 36 (2.64%) IBM
7 32 (2.34%) Cognos
8 31 (2.27%) Cisco
8 31 (2.27%) Citrix
9 28 (2.05%) SAP
10 25 (1.83%) Sitecore
11 23 (1.68%) Red Hat
12 18 (1.32%) SolarWinds
13 15 (1.10%) BMC
14 14 (1.02%) Telerik
15 11 (0.81%) 3PAR
15 11 (0.81%) Dell
15 11 (0.81%) Remedy
15 11 (0.81%) Nintex
16 9 (0.66%) Perforce
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £525 - £550 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hereford and Worcester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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Derby, Derbyshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
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Rate: £330 - £375 per day + Phone & Laptop
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Sheffield
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
euro car parts
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Sutton, Surrey
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Chorley
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Leeds
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Bristol
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