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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 229 213 393
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +180
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 461 467 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.95% 0.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.27% 4.32% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 292 98
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 0
Average hourly rate £19.88 £29.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.50 -
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -

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
10786 10808 10123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.17% 21.90% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6887 6634 6131
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 £275 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 177 219
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -10 435 £375 -0.66% 281
London +12 194 £400 -11.11% 84
South East -10 89 £350 -3.44% 39
City of London +13 47 £350 -28.20% 30
South West -10 39 £360 +30.90% 32
Hampshire 0 29 £399 +8.87% 9
Bristol +9 28 £360 +44.00% 11
North West -5 28 £275 -15.38% 35
West Midlands +6 25 £388 +31.91% 20
Buckinghamshire -1 18 £325 +1.96% 9
Berkshire -9 18 £375 - 1
Yorkshire -30 18 £325 -10.95% 35
East of England +13 17 £375 - 12
West Yorkshire -25 15 £325 -10.95% 26
Scotland -12 14 £383 +23.78% 3
East Midlands 0 13 £388 +19.69% 19
Manchester -3 11 £275 -10.56% 21
Cheshire +5 10 £275 -25.67% 10
Leeds -32 10 £369 +1.02% 17
Tyne and Wear +9 9 £300 +33.33% 3
North East +5 9 £300 +14.28% 3
Wales +1 9 £350 +2.94% 9
Warrington -1 9 £275 -28.10% 7
Oxfordshire -14 9 £163 -50.00% 11
High Wycombe - 9 £338 - 3
Hertfordshire +5 8 £375 -11.24% 7
South Wales +5 8 £350 +2.94% 9
Reading -6 8 £350 -7.89%
Cardiff +9 7 £350 +2.94% 2
Birmingham -11 7 £368 +25.10% 7

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 950 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 544 (57.26%) SQL
3 542 (57.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 386 (40.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 380 (40.00%) .NET
6 377 (39.68%) Microsoft
7 340 (35.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 315 (33.16%) C#
9 282 (29.68%) T-SQL
10 230 (24.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 228 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
12 226 (23.79%) Windows
13 225 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
14 213 (22.42%) ASP.NET
15 176 (18.53%) ETL
16 175 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
17 168 (17.68%) MVC
18 158 (16.63%) Finance
19 156 (16.42%) SQL Server 2005
19 156 (16.42%) JavaScript
20 153 (16.11%) HTML
21 139 (14.63%) CSS
22 135 (14.21%) MS Excel
23 131 (13.79%) .NET Framework
24 128 (13.47%) ASP.NET MVC
25 124 (13.05%) jQuery
26 121 (12.74%) Visual Studio
27 103 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
28 101 (10.63%) SharePoint
29 98 (10.32%) TDD

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 101 (10.63%) SharePoint
2 57 (6.00%) IIS
3 39 (4.11%) MS Exchange
4 30 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 25 (2.63%) CMS
6 24 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 23 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (1.37%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (1.26%) Tomcat
11 11 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.84%) Lotus Domino
13 7 (0.74%) EPiServer CMS
13 7 (0.74%) Lync
14 6 (0.63%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.63%) JBoss
15 5 (0.53%) SAS
15 5 (0.53%) Node.js
16 4 (0.42%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 135 (14.21%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.11%) MS Office
3 16 (1.68%) PowerPivot
4 12 (1.26%) MS Project
5 2 (0.21%) SPSS
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 31 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.32%) Tridion
4 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.11%) Movex
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.63%) Office 365
3 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.21%) IaaS
4 2 (0.21%) SaaS
5 1 (0.11%) PaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.79%) SAN
2 29 (3.05%) Internet
3 19 (2.00%) LAN
4 18 (1.89%) Firewall
4 18 (1.89%) NAS
5 15 (1.58%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.16%) WAN
7 10 (1.05%) VPN
8 9 (0.95%) VoIP
9 8 (0.84%) PBX
9 8 (0.84%) FTP
9 8 (0.84%) DNS
10 7 (0.74%) SMTP
10 7 (0.74%) IP Telephony
11 6 (0.63%) Intranet
12 5 (0.53%) SSL
12 5 (0.53%) DHCP
12 5 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.42%) VLAN
13 4 (0.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 950 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 542 (57.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 386 (40.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 340 (35.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 230 (24.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 175 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
7 156 (16.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 62 (6.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 48 (5.05%) Relational Database
10 41 (4.32%) OLAP
11 29 (3.05%) QlikView
12 27 (2.84%) RDBMS
13 26 (2.74%) Oracle Database
14 24 (2.53%) SQL Server 2000
15 23 (2.42%) MS Access
16 22 (2.32%) OLAP Cube
17 19 (2.00%) MongoDB
17 19 (2.00%) MySQL
18 18 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
19 17 (1.79%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 121 (12.74%) Visual Studio
2 103 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (3.58%) Subversion
4 29 (3.05%) NUnit
5 25 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 17 (1.79%) Rhino Mocks
7 15 (1.58%) ReSharper
8 14 (1.47%) JIRA
9 12 (1.26%) Selenium
9 12 (1.26%) Moq
10 11 (1.16%) SpecFlow
10 11 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 9 (0.95%) Jenkins
12 8 (0.84%) MSTest
12 8 (0.84%) JMeter
13 7 (0.74%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 6 (0.63%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.63%) SoapUI
14 6 (0.63%) Artifactory
15 5 (0.53%) NSubstitute
General
1 158 (16.63%) Finance
2 42 (4.42%) Banking
3 27 (2.84%) Investment Banking
4 21 (2.21%) Retail
5 16 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.47%) Legal
7 12 (1.26%) Front Office
8 11 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.05%) Back Office
10 7 (0.74%) Marketing
11 6 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.53%) Advertising
12 5 (0.53%) Publishing
13 3 (0.32%) Automotive
13 3 (0.32%) Law
13 3 (0.32%) Military
14 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.21%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 524 (55.16%) Developer
2 162 (17.05%) .NET Developer
3 144 (15.16%) DBA
4 141 (14.84%) SQL Developer
5 126 (13.26%) SQL DBA
6 102 (10.74%) C# Developer
7 89 (9.37%) Analyst
8 78 (8.21%) C# .NET Developer
9 69 (7.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 65 (6.84%) Administrator
11 52 (5.47%) SQL Server DBA
12 44 (4.63%) Consultant
13 40 (4.21%) ASP.NET Developer
14 39 (4.11%) Senior Developer
14 39 (4.11%) Microsoft Developer
15 37 (3.89%) Architect
16 30 (3.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 26 (2.74%) SQL Server Developer
18 25 (2.63%) Web Developer
19 24 (2.53%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (40.00%) .NET
2 213 (22.42%) ASP.NET
3 153 (16.11%) HTML
4 139 (14.63%) CSS
5 131 (13.79%) .NET Framework
6 128 (13.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 124 (13.05%) jQuery
8 95 (10.00%) XML
9 87 (9.16%) WCF
9 87 (9.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 71 (7.47%) HTML5
11 66 (6.95%) Web Services
12 49 (5.16%) LINQ
13 46 (4.84%) WPF
13 46 (4.84%) MDX
13 46 (4.84%) Ajax
14 44 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web API
15 42 (4.42%) CSS3
16 39 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 32 (3.37%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 75 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.37%) Replication
3 46 (4.84%) Clustering
4 28 (2.95%) Open Source
5 23 (2.42%) NHS
6 18 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.58%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
9 13 (1.37%) Data Integration
9 13 (1.37%) Visualisation
10 12 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.16%) Mainframe
12 10 (1.05%) N-Tier
12 10 (1.05%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.84%) Social Media
14 7 (0.74%) IVR
15 6 (0.63%) Hedge funds
16 5 (0.53%) Fixed Income
16 5 (0.53%) Client/Server
16 5 (0.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 226 (23.79%) Windows
2 97 (10.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (2.74%) Linux
6 22 (2.32%) CentOS
7 18 (1.89%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.05%) UNIX
10 5 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.42%) Android
12 3 (0.32%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.32%) AIX
13 2 (0.21%) Solaris
13 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
3 176 (18.53%) ETL
4 168 (17.68%) MVC
5 98 (10.32%) TDD
6 91 (9.58%) Migration
6 91 (9.58%) Scrum
7 67 (7.05%) Performance Tuning
8 65 (6.84%) Data Modelling
9 46 (4.84%) CRM
9 46 (4.84%) Data Migration
10 45 (4.74%) ITIL
11 40 (4.21%) SOA
12 39 (4.11%) Analytics
13 37 (3.89%) OO
14 33 (3.47%) Unit Testing
15 32 (3.37%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (3.26%) Data Analysis
17 30 (3.16%) BDD
18 29 (3.05%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 544 (57.26%) SQL
2 315 (33.16%) C#
3 282 (29.68%) T-SQL
4 156 (16.42%) JavaScript
5 49 (5.16%) VB.NET
6 39 (4.11%) Java
7 36 (3.79%) PowerShell
8 33 (3.47%) VBA
9 18 (1.89%) VB
10 17 (1.79%) Ruby
10 17 (1.79%) Python
10 17 (1.79%) PHP
11 16 (1.68%) VB6
12 15 (1.58%) C++
13 13 (1.37%) Perl
14 9 (0.95%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (0.53%) XPath
16 5 (0.53%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 4 (0.42%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 56 (5.89%) Security Cleared
2 55 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (5.26%) VCP4
4 34 (3.58%) SC Cleared
5 26 (2.74%) Degree
6 18 (1.89%) MCITP
6 18 (1.89%) MCSE
7 12 (1.26%) MCDBA
8 10 (1.05%) CCNA
8 10 (1.05%) MCSA
8 10 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.05%) MCTS
9 7 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.63%) ISEB
11 4 (0.42%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.32%) PMP
12 3 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.32%) CCNP
13 2 (0.21%) CCDA
13 2 (0.21%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.58%) QA
2 12 (1.26%) SLA
3 4 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) DICOM
System Software
1 52 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.95%) vSphere
4 20 (2.11%) vCloud
5 18 (1.89%) VMware ESX
6 13 (1.37%) XenDesktop
6 13 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.95%) XenApp
8 7 (0.74%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.21%) HDFS
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.11%) Squid
12 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (3.16%) SCOM
2 25 (2.63%) SCCM
3 24 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (2.11%) Puppet
5 13 (1.37%) NetBackup
6 11 (1.16%) ZABBIX
7 6 (0.63%) ARCserve
8 4 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.21%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.11%) Control-M
11 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.11%) Nessus
11 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 377 (39.68%) Microsoft
2 74 (7.79%) VMware
3 60 (6.32%) Oracle
4 33 (3.47%) HP
5 27 (2.84%) Tableau
6 26 (2.74%) IBM
7 25 (2.63%) Citrix
8 20 (2.11%) Cisco
9 19 (2.00%) Symantec
10 16 (1.68%) SAP
11 15 (1.58%) EMC
12 14 (1.47%) Telerik
13 13 (1.37%) Red Gate
14 12 (1.26%) Cognos
14 12 (1.26%) Business Objects
14 12 (1.26%) Red Hat
15 11 (1.16%) Perforce
15 11 (1.16%) New Relic
15 11 (1.16%) AppDynamics
16 10 (1.05%) Sybase
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £335 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Worksop college
Rate: Up to £30,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 13 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Northgate Public Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + other rates considered.
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Platform People
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £420 per day +
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £420 per day +
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
Venn Group
Rate: £25000 - £32000 Per Annum Pro Rata
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Blue Bridge Solutions Limited
Rate: £65,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago