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 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 186 237 288
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +51
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 687 476 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 0.86% 0.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.36% 4.05% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 305 238
Average daily rate
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£359 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 13
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £21.00 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £97.32 £44.00 £52.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.52 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.48% +27.27%

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
12829 11765 11324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.19% 21.18% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8367 7266 6900
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 185 221
Average hourly rate £27.95 £27.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.04 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £53.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.63% -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 5 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 5 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 5 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 +61 631 £355 +1.42% 248
London +28 249 £420 +7.69% 76
South East +43 137 £350 +12.00% 52
City of London +59 115 £431 +15.00% 30
Yorkshire +52 101 £325 +8.33% 30
West Yorkshire +52 98 £325 +10.16% 23
Leeds +45 86 £325 +10.16% 16
Hampshire +22 33 £350 - 12
East of England +8 32 £350 - 14
North West -9 32 £344 +5.76% 29
South West -1 29 £338 -3.57% 19
Scotland +10 21 £375 +15.38% 7
Wales -6 21 £313 -29.77% 4
West Midlands -7 21 £335 +4.68% 16
Oxfordshire -15 21 £400 +45.45% 5
West Sussex +5 20 £325 +4.00% 3
Berkshire -3 20 £319 -8.92% 9
Surrey +12 19 £321 -24.41% 7
North East -3 19 £300 +20.00% 3
Manchester -2 16 £320 +16.36% 13
Buckinghamshire +3 15 £350 +22.80% 3
Cheshire -6 13 £375 -11.76% 8
Crawley - 12 £343 -
Cambridgeshire -2 11 £355 +5.97% 4
Birmingham +5 10 £345 -4.49% 3
Bradford -6 10 £290 +5.45% 3
Durham - 10 £300 - 1
Farnborough +6 9 £345 -
Edinburgh +2 9 £369 +13.46% 1
South Wales -13 9 £299 -28.92% 2

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 1349 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 858 (63.60%) SQL
3 675 (50.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 616 (45.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 520 (38.55%) Microsoft
6 519 (38.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 507 (37.58%) .NET
8 497 (36.84%) T-SQL
9 426 (31.58%) C#
10 353 (26.17%) Business Intelligence
11 336 (24.91%) Agile Software Development
12 325 (24.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 304 (22.54%) Data Warehouse
14 298 (22.09%) Windows
15 290 (21.50%) Finance
16 288 (21.35%) ETL
17 273 (20.24%) ASP.NET
18 210 (15.57%) Visual Studio
19 190 (14.08%) JavaScript
20 188 (13.94%) SQL Server 2005
21 185 (13.71%) MVC
22 174 (12.90%) Oracle
23 164 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
24 163 (12.08%) HTML
24 163 (12.08%) MS Excel
25 158 (11.71%) Scrum
26 156 (11.56%) SharePoint
27 153 (11.34%) jQuery
28 152 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
29 147 (10.90%) .NET Framework

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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
1 156 (11.56%) SharePoint
2 86 (6.38%) IIS
3 46 (3.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 43 (3.19%) MS Exchange
5 42 (3.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 32 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (1.33%) SAS
7 18 (1.33%) CMS
8 17 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
11 13 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (0.82%) Node.js
13 10 (0.74%) Lync
14 8 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.59%) ArcSDE
15 7 (0.52%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
16 5 (0.37%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 163 (12.08%) MS Excel
2 40 (2.97%) PowerPivot
3 22 (1.63%) MS Office
4 14 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.37%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.22%) MS Project
7 3 (0.22%) FastStats
8 2 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.37%) Tridion
5 4 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.074%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.074%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.074%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.074%) Agresso
7 1 (0.074%) Endur
7 1 (0.074%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.074%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.074%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.52%) Office 365
4 5 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.30%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.30%) IaaS
5 4 (0.30%) Boomi
6 3 (0.22%) SaaS
7 2 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.074%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.89%) SAN
2 36 (2.67%) DNS
3 32 (2.37%) Firewall
4 27 (2.00%) FTP
5 22 (1.63%) DHCP
6 20 (1.48%) Intranet
7 19 (1.41%) Internet
8 15 (1.11%) VPN
9 13 (0.96%) LAN
10 11 (0.82%) VLAN
10 11 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (0.74%) TCP/IP
12 9 (0.67%) WAN
13 7 (0.52%) HTTP
13 7 (0.52%) IPv4
14 6 (0.44%) SMTP
14 6 (0.44%) PBX
14 6 (0.44%) Wireless
14 6 (0.44%) IP Telephony
15 4 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1349 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 675 (50.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 616 (45.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 519 (38.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 325 (24.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 304 (22.54%) Data Warehouse
7 188 (13.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 81 (6.00%) Oracle Database
9 68 (5.04%) Oracle Database 11g
10 65 (4.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 55 (4.08%) Relational Database
12 54 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
13 49 (3.63%) QlikView
14 43 (3.19%) OLAP
15 39 (2.89%) BusinessObjects
16 38 (2.82%) MS Access
17 30 (2.22%) Microsoft Power View
18 28 (2.08%) MongoDB
19 26 (1.93%) DTS
20 22 (1.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 210 (15.57%) Visual Studio
2 164 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (3.63%) NUnit
4 40 (2.97%) Subversion
5 39 (2.89%) Toad
6 38 (2.82%) Git (software)
7 22 (1.63%) JIRA
7 22 (1.63%) ReSharper
8 18 (1.33%) Selenium
8 18 (1.33%) SpecFlow
9 15 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 15 (1.11%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.96%) Moq
11 10 (0.74%) Jenkins
12 8 (0.59%) MSBuild
12 8 (0.59%) ERwin
13 6 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
13 6 (0.44%) MSTest
13 6 (0.44%) Grunt
General
1 290 (21.50%) Finance
2 73 (5.41%) Banking
3 53 (3.93%) Investment Banking
4 36 (2.67%) Retail
5 28 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.70%) Back Office
7 21 (1.56%) Legal
7 21 (1.56%) Marketing
8 20 (1.48%) Front Office
9 13 (0.96%) Advertising
10 12 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.82%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.59%) Publishing
13 7 (0.52%) Law
14 5 (0.37%) Automotive
15 3 (0.22%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.22%) Local Government
16 2 (0.15%) French Language
16 2 (0.15%) German Language
16 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 793 (58.78%) Developer
2 240 (17.79%) SQL Developer
3 211 (15.64%) DBA
4 177 (13.12%) SQL DBA
5 175 (12.97%) .NET Developer
6 145 (10.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 121 (8.97%) Analyst
8 85 (6.30%) C# Developer
9 70 (5.19%) SQL Server DBA
10 65 (4.82%) Administrator
11 59 (4.37%) Senior Developer
12 53 (3.93%) C# .NET Developer
13 51 (3.78%) Consultant
14 50 (3.71%) SQL Server Developer
15 44 (3.26%) Architect
16 39 (2.89%) Business Developer
17 38 (2.82%) Web Developer
17 38 (2.82%) ETL Developer
18 32 (2.37%) Database Developer
19 31 (2.30%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 507 (37.58%) .NET
2 273 (20.24%) ASP.NET
3 163 (12.08%) HTML
4 153 (11.34%) jQuery
5 147 (10.90%) .NET Framework
6 136 (10.08%) CSS
7 119 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 97 (7.19%) XML
9 96 (7.12%) MDX
10 91 (6.75%) WCF
11 87 (6.45%) Web Services
12 77 (5.71%) HTML5
13 68 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
14 65 (4.82%) Entity Framework
15 61 (4.52%) WPF
16 58 (4.30%) AngularJS
17 54 (4.00%) Ajax
18 44 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 42 (3.11%) CSS3
20 41 (3.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 103 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (5.49%) Clustering
3 50 (3.71%) Replication
4 32 (2.37%) NHS
5 31 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 26 (1.93%) Data Integration
7 24 (1.78%) N-Tier
7 24 (1.78%) Data Centre
8 19 (1.41%) Visualisation
8 19 (1.41%) Mathematics
9 16 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.19%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
11 11 (0.82%) Fixed Income
11 11 (0.82%) Derivative
12 10 (0.74%) Equities
13 9 (0.67%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (0.59%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 298 (22.09%) Windows
2 152 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 125 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 62 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (3.41%) Linux
6 20 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.19%) UNIX
8 13 (0.96%) Windows XP
9 12 (0.89%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.59%) Android
11 6 (0.44%) AIX
12 4 (0.30%) CentOS
13 3 (0.22%) Solaris
13 3 (0.22%) Fedora
14 2 (0.15%) VMS
15 1 (0.074%) SUSE
15 1 (0.074%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.074%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (26.17%) Business Intelligence
2 336 (24.91%) Agile Software Development
3 288 (21.35%) ETL
4 185 (13.71%) MVC
5 158 (11.71%) Scrum
6 126 (9.34%) Migration
7 116 (8.60%) TDD
8 98 (7.26%) Performance Tuning
9 97 (7.19%) SDLC
9 97 (7.19%) Data Modelling
10 68 (5.04%) Kimball Methodology
11 64 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
11 64 (4.74%) Data Migration
12 63 (4.67%) E-Commerce
13 55 (4.08%) ITIL
14 48 (3.56%) OO
15 47 (3.48%) Analytics
16 46 (3.41%) Unit Testing
17 45 (3.34%) Disaster Recovery
18 44 (3.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 858 (63.60%) SQL
2 497 (36.84%) T-SQL
3 426 (31.58%) C#
4 190 (14.08%) JavaScript
5 122 (9.04%) PowerShell
6 77 (5.71%) VB.NET
7 60 (4.45%) VB
8 55 (4.08%) PL/SQL
9 35 (2.59%) VBA
10 29 (2.15%) VB6
11 28 (2.08%) Java
12 24 (1.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 16 (1.19%) Python
14 15 (1.11%) Perl
15 14 (1.04%) VBScript
16 13 (0.96%) PHP
16 13 (0.96%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.89%) Ruby
18 11 (0.82%) C++
19 6 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 79 (5.86%) Degree
2 69 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 64 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (3.93%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.33%) MCSE
6 17 (1.26%) MCSA
7 14 (1.04%) MCDBA
8 13 (0.96%) MCITP
9 10 (0.74%) MCTS
10 7 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.30%) HP APS
13 3 (0.22%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.22%) MCP
14 2 (0.15%) CCNA
14 2 (0.15%) VCP4
15 1 (0.074%) VCAP
15 1 (0.074%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.15%) QA
2 14 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.82%) SLA
4 7 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.37%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.074%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.074%) HL7
6 1 (0.074%) DICOM
6 1 (0.074%) HIPAA
System Software
1 73 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 54 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.78%) vSphere
3 24 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (1.33%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.33%) XenApp
5 14 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (0.89%) VMware ESX
6 12 (0.89%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.74%) vCloud
8 6 (0.44%) HDFS
8 6 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.22%) Samba
10 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.074%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.074%) GPFS
11 1 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.074%) NFS
11 1 (0.074%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (1.85%) SCCM
2 16 (1.19%) SCOM
3 14 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
3 14 (1.04%) Puppet
3 14 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.59%) Data Guard
4 8 (0.59%) ZABBIX
5 6 (0.44%) ARCserve
5 6 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
6 5 (0.37%) SCOrch
6 5 (0.37%) SCSM
7 4 (0.30%) Control-M
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.30%) EMC VPLEX
8 3 (0.22%) LiteSpeed
9 2 (0.15%) Nagios
9 2 (0.15%) vMotion
9 2 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.074%) Foglight
10 1 (0.074%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 520 (38.55%) Microsoft
2 174 (12.90%) Oracle
3 87 (6.45%) VMware
4 42 (3.11%) Tableau
5 41 (3.04%) HP
6 39 (2.89%) IBM
7 34 (2.52%) Citrix
8 32 (2.37%) Cisco
9 26 (1.93%) Cognos
10 24 (1.78%) Sitecore
11 23 (1.70%) SAP
12 20 (1.48%) Red Hat
13 16 (1.19%) SolarWinds
14 15 (1.11%) Telerik
15 13 (0.96%) Red Gate
15 13 (0.96%) BMC
16 12 (0.89%) 3PAR
17 11 (0.82%) Altiris
17 11 (0.82%) Brocade
17 11 (0.82%) Nintex
West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leyland, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £380 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £37.04 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - 310 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 310 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago