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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 267 160 214
Rank change year-on-year
-107 +54
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 487 820 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 1.44% 1.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.04% 6.19% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 611 357
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £329 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.46% -6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £18.60 £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £77.22 £45.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-28.35% -4.28%

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
12041 13256 11691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.25% 23.28% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8017 8622 7219
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 187 196
Median hourly rate £30.50 £27.78 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.79% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.77% +14.00%

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 24 July 2016.

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 24 July 2016.

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 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -108 439 £380 +4.82% 150
London -77 181 £425 - 51
South East -57 88 £400 +14.28% 27
Yorkshire -57 38 £363 +11.53% 12
South West -3 36 £350 +8.94% 15
Scotland +9 30 £325 -13.33% 6
West Midlands -24 29 £333 -3.62% 9
City of London -47 28 £425 - 13
North East -32 27 £310 +3.33% 2
Hampshire -9 26 £350 -6.97% 6
Tyne and Wear -25 25 £310 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 23 £310 -
East of England -4 20 £338 -3.57% 6
West Yorkshire -67 17 £350 +7.69% 9
Surrey -11 15 £400 +29.03% 5
Leeds -63 15 £344 +5.76% 9
Glasgow +12 14 £319 -15.00% 1
Kent +10 14 £445 +27.14%
West Sussex -3 14 £365 +12.30% 2
Berkshire -3 14 £438 +34.61% 6
South Wales +17 13 £475 +59.12% 1
Wales +6 13 £475 +71.32% 1
Wiltshire +4 13 £400 +33.33% 2
Coventry -7 12 £340 +7.93% 1
North Yorkshire +3 11 £275 +10.00% 2
Gloucestershire +3 10 £325 -16.12% 2
North West -39 10 £278 -14.53% 23
Cambridgeshire +12 9 £325 -9.40% 3
South Yorkshire +5 9 £375 -11.76% 1
Birmingham -11 9 £300 -15.78% 2

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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.

1 983 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 698 (71.01%) SQL
3 455 (46.29%) Microsoft
4 421 (42.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 383 (38.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 327 (33.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 315 (32.04%) .NET
8 314 (31.94%) T-SQL
9 289 (29.40%) C#
10 276 (28.08%) Windows
11 266 (27.06%) Business Intelligence
12 247 (25.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 228 (23.19%) SQL Server 2014
14 217 (22.08%) ETL
15 203 (20.65%) Data Warehouse
16 192 (19.53%) Finance
17 191 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
18 174 (17.70%) ASP.NET
19 170 (17.29%) Windows Server
20 166 (16.89%) MS Excel
21 152 (15.46%) MVC
22 151 (15.36%) SQL Server 2005
23 143 (14.55%) SharePoint
24 142 (14.45%) .NET Framework
25 129 (13.12%) Active Directory
26 122 (12.41%) Visual Studio
27 115 (11.70%) HTML
27 115 (11.70%) Performance Tuning
28 113 (11.50%) Windows Server 2012
29 111 (11.29%) JavaScript

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
1 143 (14.55%) SharePoint
2 77 (7.83%) IIS
3 65 (6.61%) MS Exchange
4 46 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 46 (4.68%) SharePoint 2013
5 39 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (2.44%) Skype for Business
7 21 (2.14%) CMS
7 21 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 18 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 15 (1.53%) Tomcat
11 13 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (1.12%) JBoss
13 9 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.81%) SAS
15 6 (0.61%) Apache
15 6 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 166 (16.89%) MS Excel
2 53 (5.39%) MS Office
3 23 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.83%) InfoPath
5 10 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.71%) MS Project
7 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.31%) SystmOne
4 3 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.20%) Infor CRM
5 2 (0.20%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.10%) Endur
6 1 (0.10%) FastStats
6 1 (0.10%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.10%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (4.37%) Office 365
3 20 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.41%) GitHub
4 4 (0.41%) IBM PureFlex
4 4 (0.41%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.31%) SaaS
5 3 (0.31%) Yammer
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.20%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.10%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.10%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.10%) PaaS
7 1 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 59 (6.00%) DNS
2 41 (4.17%) Firewall
3 37 (3.76%) SAN
4 25 (2.54%) DHCP
5 15 (1.53%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.42%) LAN
7 13 (1.32%) Internet
7 13 (1.32%) WAN
8 10 (1.02%) Intranet
9 9 (0.92%) Kerberos
9 9 (0.92%) Wireless
10 7 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (0.71%) iSCSI
10 7 (0.71%) MPLS
10 7 (0.71%) NAS
11 6 (0.61%) NetScaler
11 6 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (0.61%) SMTP
11 6 (0.61%) VPN
12 5 (0.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 983 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 421 (42.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 383 (38.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 327 (33.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 247 (25.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 228 (23.19%) SQL Server 2014
7 203 (20.65%) Data Warehouse
8 151 (15.36%) SQL Server 2005
9 41 (4.17%) OLAP
9 41 (4.17%) Relational Database
10 40 (4.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 34 (3.46%) MongoDB
11 34 (3.46%) Power BI
12 30 (3.05%) SQL Server 2000
13 29 (2.95%) BusinessObjects
13 29 (2.95%) Oracle Database
14 27 (2.75%) QlikView
15 22 (2.24%) NoSQL
15 22 (2.24%) PowerPivot
16 21 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 122 (12.41%) Visual Studio
2 109 (11.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (4.27%) Git (software)
4 32 (3.26%) NUnit
5 27 (2.75%) Selenium
6 24 (2.44%) SpecFlow
6 24 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 21 (2.14%) TeamCity
8 20 (2.03%) Subversion
9 19 (1.93%) MSTest
10 12 (1.22%) Moq
11 10 (1.02%) Jenkins
11 10 (1.02%) JIRA
12 8 (0.81%) Jasmine
13 7 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (0.61%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.61%) MbUnit
14 6 (0.61%) Mercurial
14 6 (0.61%) ReSharper
15 5 (0.51%) JUnit
General
1 192 (19.53%) Finance
2 68 (6.92%) Banking
3 27 (2.75%) Retail
4 23 (2.34%) Back Office
4 23 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.93%) Advertising
6 18 (1.83%) Legal
7 13 (1.32%) Front Office
8 12 (1.22%) Law
8 12 (1.22%) Marketing
9 8 (0.81%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.61%) Military
12 4 (0.41%) Games
12 4 (0.41%) Local Government
13 3 (0.31%) Publishing
14 2 (0.20%) Electronics
14 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 534 (54.32%) Developer
2 188 (19.13%) SQL Developer
3 171 (17.40%) .NET Developer
4 159 (16.17%) DBA
5 148 (15.06%) SQL DBA
6 111 (11.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 110 (11.19%) SSIS Developer
8 84 (8.55%) C# Developer
9 72 (7.32%) SQL Server DBA
10 67 (6.82%) Administrator
11 66 (6.71%) SSRS Developer
12 63 (6.41%) SQL Server Developer
13 61 (6.21%) Senior Developer
14 56 (5.70%) C# .NET Developer
14 56 (5.70%) SQL BI Developer
15 51 (5.19%) SSAS Developer
16 50 (5.09%) Consultant
17 45 (4.58%) ASP.NET Developer
17 45 (4.58%) ETL Developer
18 43 (4.37%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (32.04%) .NET
2 174 (17.70%) ASP.NET
3 142 (14.45%) .NET Framework
4 115 (11.70%) HTML
5 110 (11.19%) jQuery
6 98 (9.97%) CSS
7 96 (9.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 85 (8.65%) WCF
9 82 (8.34%) Web Services
10 78 (7.93%) HTML5
11 77 (7.83%) Entity Framework
12 73 (7.43%) XML
13 71 (7.22%) ASP.NET Web API
14 50 (5.09%) AngularJS
15 42 (4.27%) MDX
16 35 (3.56%) WPF
17 33 (3.36%) RESTful
18 32 (3.26%) Ajax
19 31 (3.15%) LINQ
20 29 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.38%) Clustering
2 89 (9.05%) Replication
3 88 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.15%) Data Centre
5 26 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (2.44%) NHS
6 24 (2.44%) N-Tier
7 23 (2.34%) Data Integration
8 22 (2.24%) Computer Science
8 22 (2.24%) Visualisation
9 14 (1.42%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.32%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.92%) Market Risk
12 8 (0.81%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.71%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.61%) Blackberry
14 6 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.61%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.61%) Mathematics
14 6 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 276 (28.08%) Windows
2 170 (17.29%) Windows Server
3 113 (11.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 97 (9.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (3.97%) Linux
6 23 (2.34%) Windows 7
7 22 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (1.32%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.12%) Solaris
10 10 (1.02%) Unix
10 10 (1.02%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.71%) Android
11 7 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.51%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.31%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.31%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.10%) CentOS
15 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (27.06%) Business Intelligence
2 217 (22.08%) ETL
3 191 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
4 152 (15.46%) MVC
5 115 (11.70%) Performance Tuning
6 90 (9.16%) Migration
7 81 (8.24%) Data Modelling
8 72 (7.32%) ITIL
9 70 (7.12%) TDD
10 69 (7.02%) High Availability
10 69 (7.02%) Scrum
11 58 (5.90%) Unit Testing
12 52 (5.29%) SOA
13 51 (5.19%) OO
14 49 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
14 49 (4.98%) Kimball Methodology
15 48 (4.88%) Web Development
16 42 (4.27%) CRM
17 41 (4.17%) Analytics
18 36 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 698 (71.01%) SQL
2 314 (31.94%) T-SQL
3 289 (29.40%) C#
4 111 (11.29%) JavaScript
5 106 (10.78%) PowerShell
6 54 (5.49%) VB.NET
7 21 (2.14%) Java
7 21 (2.14%) TypeScript
8 17 (1.73%) Python
9 16 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 16 (1.63%) VBA
10 15 (1.53%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.32%) PHP
11 13 (1.32%) VB
12 10 (1.02%) VBScript
13 7 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 6 (0.61%) Korn
15 5 (0.51%) VB6
16 4 (0.41%) C
16 4 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 92 (9.36%) Security Cleared
2 69 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 61 (6.21%) Degree
3 61 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (2.54%) MCSE
5 23 (2.34%) MCITP
6 22 (2.24%) MCTS
7 19 (1.93%) MCP
8 12 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (1.12%) MCSA
10 9 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.71%) MCDBA
12 5 (0.51%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.31%) HND
14 3 (0.31%) MCDST
14 3 (0.31%) MCSD
14 3 (0.31%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.20%) BC Cleared
15 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.54%) QA
2 21 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.73%) SLA
4 16 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.61%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.31%) MiFID
8 2 (0.20%) DICOM
8 2 (0.20%) HL7
8 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 129 (13.12%) Active Directory
2 59 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.87%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.54%) vSphere
5 18 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (1.73%) XenApp
7 9 (0.92%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.51%) XenServer
10 4 (0.41%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.31%) Firmware
12 2 (0.20%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.10%) Samba
13 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (3.97%) SCCM
2 37 (3.76%) Microsoft Clustering
3 23 (2.34%) SCOM
4 14 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
5 12 (1.22%) Perfmon
6 9 (0.92%) NetBackup
6 9 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
6 9 (0.92%) WSUS
7 7 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.41%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.41%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.41%) Simpana
8 4 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.31%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.20%) Control-M
10 2 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 455 (46.29%) Microsoft
2 83 (8.44%) VMware
3 71 (7.22%) Oracle
4 38 (3.87%) HP
5 34 (3.46%) Citrix
6 33 (3.36%) IBM
7 24 (2.44%) Cisco
7 24 (2.44%) SAP
8 23 (2.34%) Sitecore
9 20 (2.03%) Tableau
10 18 (1.83%) Symantec
11 16 (1.63%) EMC
12 15 (1.53%) Cognos
12 15 (1.53%) RedGate
13 14 (1.42%) Sybase
14 12 (1.22%) Nintex
15 11 (1.12%) Dell
15 11 (1.12%) Red Hat
15 11 (1.12%) ServiceNow
15 11 (1.12%) Sun
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £550 day rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Irlam / Bolton, North West
ACDOCO LIMITED
Rate: £150-£400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago