The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 229 275 532
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +257
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 485 352 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.69% 0.090%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.21% 3.19% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 238 34
Average daily rate
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£364 £361 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -9.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11519 11040 11999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.05% 21.60% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7126 6737 7078
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 214 311
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.22 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £51.30 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 +30 440 £350 -2.77% 265
London +35 218 £390 -8.23% 87
South East +17 76 £313 +4.16% 53
City of London +34 45 £375 -3.22% 36
West Midlands -2 30 £320 +18.51% 18
East of England -9 28 £350 -8.19% 19
South West -9 26 £350 +75.00% 10
Berkshire +15 25 £350 +6.46% 7
North West -6 24 £325 +8.33% 28
Wales - 24 £445 - 5
South Wales - 22 £420 - 3
Newport - 16 £420 -
Oxfordshire +14 15 £275 -12.00% 9
East Midlands +4 14 £363 +36.79% 22
Yorkshire 0 13 £300 -2.04% 21
Cheshire +10 12 £425 - 9
Hertfordshire 0 12 £315 -21.49% 5
Scotland -22 11 £325 -23.52% 8
East Sussex +5 10 £250 - 4
West Yorkshire -3 10 £295 -5.60% 10
Brighton +7 9 £238 - 4
Coventry - 9 £320 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 9 £335 - 5
Slough +5 8 £350 +20.68% 1
Birmingham +5 8 £361 -13.73% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 8 £285 - 4
Manchester -5 8 £275 -8.33% 10
Hampshire -6 8 £350 +2.18% 6
Glasgow -4 6 £350 -22.22% 4
Bristol -17 6 £400 +3.22% 4

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1016 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 655 (64.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 585 (57.58%) SQL
4 455 (44.78%) .NET
5 420 (41.34%) C#
6 376 (37.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 318 (31.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 300 (29.53%) Microsoft
9 253 (24.90%) ASP.NET
10 239 (23.52%) T-SQL
11 218 (21.46%) SQL Server 2005
12 210 (20.67%) MVC
13 195 (19.19%) Business Intelligence
13 195 (19.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 179 (17.62%) Windows
15 154 (15.16%) JavaScript
16 151 (14.86%) ASP.NET MVC
17 148 (14.57%) HTML
18 146 (14.37%) Data Warehouse
19 144 (14.17%) Finance
20 141 (13.88%) CSS
21 140 (13.78%) Performance Tuning
22 135 (13.29%) jQuery
23 133 (13.09%) .NET Framework
24 132 (12.99%) MS Excel
25 122 (12.01%) Oracle
26 120 (11.81%) ETL
27 108 (10.63%) SharePoint
28 105 (10.33%) Visual Studio
29 103 (10.14%) WCF

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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
1 108 (10.63%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 33 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 29 (2.85%) IIS
5 27 (2.66%) BizTalk Server
6 23 (2.26%) MS Exchange
7 17 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.69%) CMS
11 5 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.49%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.39%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.39%) Node.js
12 4 (0.39%) Lync
13 3 (0.30%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 132 (12.99%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.26%) PowerPivot
3 22 (2.17%) MS Office
4 13 (1.28%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) MS Project
8 2 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.098%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.49%) ReMetrica
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.098%) Summit
7 1 (0.098%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.098%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.098%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.69%) Office 365
3 6 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.20%) SaaS
4 2 (0.20%) Trello
5 1 (0.098%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.66%) SAN
2 18 (1.77%) Firewall
3 13 (1.28%) HTTP
4 9 (0.89%) DNS
5 8 (0.79%) DHCP
6 7 (0.69%) Network Security
7 5 (0.49%) Internet
8 4 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.39%) LDAP
8 4 (0.39%) DMZ
9 2 (0.20%) VoIP
10 1 (0.098%) WAN
10 1 (0.098%) LAN
10 1 (0.098%) FTP
10 1 (0.098%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.098%) VPN
10 1 (0.098%) Intranet
10 1 (0.098%) IPv4
10 1 (0.098%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1016 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 655 (64.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 376 (37.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 318 (31.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 218 (21.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 195 (19.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 146 (14.37%) Data Warehouse
8 84 (8.27%) Oracle Database
9 59 (5.81%) Oracle Database 10g
9 59 (5.81%) Oracle Database 11g
10 54 (5.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 49 (4.82%) SQL Server 2000
12 41 (4.04%) MySQL
13 37 (3.64%) DTS
14 34 (3.35%) OLAP
14 34 (3.35%) Relational Database
15 20 (1.97%) RDBMS
16 18 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (1.57%) OLTP
17 16 (1.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 105 (10.33%) Visual Studio
2 63 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (2.26%) Subversion
4 17 (1.67%) Git (software)
5 15 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (1.08%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.89%) Rhino Mocks
8 8 (0.79%) MSTest
9 6 (0.59%) NUnit
10 5 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.49%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.49%) NSubstitute
11 4 (0.39%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.39%) Selenium
12 3 (0.30%) PhoneGap
12 3 (0.30%) Moq
12 3 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
12 3 (0.30%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.30%) MSBuild
General
1 144 (14.17%) Finance
2 56 (5.51%) Banking
3 41 (4.04%) Front Office
4 21 (2.07%) Retail
5 19 (1.87%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.38%) Back Office
6 14 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.28%) Marketing
8 11 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.79%) Advertising
10 7 (0.69%) Electronics
11 6 (0.59%) Billing
12 5 (0.49%) Publishing
12 5 (0.49%) Military
13 3 (0.30%) Legal
13 3 (0.30%) Automotive
13 3 (0.30%) Games
14 2 (0.20%) Law
14 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 573 (56.40%) Developer
2 211 (20.77%) DBA
3 190 (18.70%) .NET Developer
4 189 (18.60%) C# Developer
5 180 (17.72%) SQL DBA
6 140 (13.78%) SQL Developer
7 115 (11.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 92 (9.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 84 (8.27%) SQL Server DBA
10 68 (6.69%) Analyst
11 57 (5.61%) ASP.NET Developer
12 55 (5.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 50 (4.92%) Senior Developer
14 49 (4.82%) Administrator
15 42 (4.13%) Architect
16 39 (3.84%) Consultant
17 33 (3.25%) Business Developer
18 31 (3.05%) SQL Server Developer
19 29 (2.85%) Web Developer
20 28 (2.76%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (44.78%) .NET
2 253 (24.90%) ASP.NET
3 151 (14.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 148 (14.57%) HTML
5 141 (13.88%) CSS
6 135 (13.29%) jQuery
7 133 (13.09%) .NET Framework
8 103 (10.14%) WCF
9 93 (9.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 87 (8.56%) Web Services
11 82 (8.07%) XML
12 73 (7.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 56 (5.51%) WPF
14 52 (5.12%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 51 (5.02%) HTML5
16 49 (4.82%) LINQ
17 44 (4.33%) MDX
18 43 (4.23%) CSS3
19 39 (3.84%) Razor View Engine
20 37 (3.64%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.71%) Clustering
2 47 (4.63%) Replication
3 29 (2.85%) NHS
4 24 (2.36%) Statistics
5 14 (1.38%) N-Tier
6 13 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.08%) Data Integration
9 9 (0.89%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.69%) Data Extraction
10 7 (0.69%) DTV
11 6 (0.59%) iPhone
11 6 (0.59%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.59%) Derivative
11 6 (0.59%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.49%) Open Source
12 5 (0.49%) Social Media
12 5 (0.49%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.30%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 179 (17.62%) Windows
2 94 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (2.66%) Linux
6 25 (2.46%) Windows 7
7 17 (1.67%) UNIX
8 16 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.28%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.49%) AIX
11 4 (0.39%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.39%) Android
12 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.098%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (20.67%) MVC
2 195 (19.19%) Business Intelligence
3 140 (13.78%) Performance Tuning
4 120 (11.81%) ETL
5 82 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (7.87%) TDD
7 79 (7.78%) Migration
8 55 (5.41%) Data Modelling
9 52 (5.12%) Unit Testing
10 41 (4.04%) Scrum
11 38 (3.74%) ITIL
11 38 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
12 36 (3.54%) CRM
13 34 (3.35%) Capacity Planning
14 32 (3.15%) OO
15 27 (2.66%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (2.36%) E-Commerce
17 23 (2.26%) BDD
18 22 (2.17%) Dependency Injection
18 22 (2.17%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 585 (57.58%) SQL
2 420 (41.34%) C#
3 239 (23.52%) T-SQL
4 154 (15.16%) JavaScript
5 32 (3.15%) PowerShell
6 21 (2.07%) VB.NET
7 19 (1.87%) VBA
7 19 (1.87%) Java
8 14 (1.38%) PL/SQL
9 13 (1.28%) VB
9 13 (1.28%) C++
10 9 (0.89%) C
11 8 (0.79%) VBScript
11 8 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.59%) Ruby
12 6 (0.59%) Perl
13 4 (0.39%) PHP
13 4 (0.39%) Bourne shell
13 4 (0.39%) VB6
14 3 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 78 (7.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (6.50%) Security Cleared
3 54 (5.31%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.35%) Degree
5 27 (2.66%) MCITP
6 24 (2.36%) MCSE
7 23 (2.26%) MCDBA
8 15 (1.48%) MCTS
9 11 (1.08%) MCSA
10 8 (0.79%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.69%) MCSD
12 5 (0.49%) OCP
12 5 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.39%) MCP
13 4 (0.39%) MCT
14 3 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 2 (0.20%) VCP5
16 1 (0.098%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.56%) SLA
2 16 (1.57%) QA
3 6 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.30%) HL7
6 1 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.098%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 35 (3.44%) Oracle RMAN
3 21 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (0.98%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.59%) vSphere
7 3 (0.30%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.098%) LiteSpeed
8 1 (0.098%) Xen
8 1 (0.098%) UAG
8 1 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.098%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (3.15%) Data Guard
2 19 (1.87%) SCCM
3 15 (1.48%) SCOM
4 7 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (0.69%) AppDNA
5 5 (0.49%) WSUS
6 4 (0.39%) Puppet
6 4 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.20%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.20%) Ionix
7 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.098%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.098%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.098%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.098%) Nagios
8 1 (0.098%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 300 (29.53%) Microsoft
2 122 (12.01%) Oracle
3 39 (3.84%) VMware
4 37 (3.64%) SAP
5 22 (2.17%) Business Objects
6 20 (1.97%) Tableau
7 14 (1.38%) Red Gate
7 14 (1.38%) Cisco
7 14 (1.38%) IBM
7 14 (1.38%) Citrix
7 14 (1.38%) Red Hat
8 12 (1.18%) Cognos
8 12 (1.18%) Sybase
9 11 (1.08%) HP
9 11 (1.08%) Telerik
10 9 (0.89%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (0.59%) NetApp
11 6 (0.59%) Dell
12 5 (0.49%) Sun
12 5 (0.49%) Murex
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £350 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £150 to £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive Package and Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £425 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Stirling
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £230.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
South Wales
DP Connect
Rate: £375 - £420 per day
Posted: 12 days ago