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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 216 328 560
Rank change year-on-year
+112 +232
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 528 227 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.48% 0.046%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.33% 2.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 147 15
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% +5.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £284 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £565 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12193 10309 11983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.66% 21.60% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7667 6285 6801
Average daily rate £388 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 199 252
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £15.14 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +81 496 £375 - 254
London +33 186 £450 - 76
South East +71 107 £370 +2.06% 72
South West +23 55 £338 +3.84% 12
City of London -1 45 £488 +21.41% 23
Berkshire +30 40 £365 - 21
Yorkshire -2 37 £290 -8.66% 27
East of England +4 35 £350 +37.25% 13
Hampshire +30 29 £425 +36.54% 8
North West -7 25 £338 +3.84% 30
Somerset +7 23 £333 -
Reading - 22 £325 - 14
West Yorkshire -5 21 £338 +16.37% 16
West Midlands -5 20 £370 +15.62% 8
East Midlands +4 19 £260 -24.36% 12
Manchester -1 16 £344 -3.50% 13
Leeds -7 15 £345 +15.00% 11
Scotland -7 15 £338 - 11
Birmingham -3 14 £375 +17.18% 3
South Yorkshire +7 13 £260 -18.11% 2
Oxfordshire +8 12 £305 - 14
Sheffield +5 12 £260 -16.80%
Hertfordshire - 12 £420 - 4
Wiltshire - 12 £338 - 1
Cambridgeshire -1 10 £263 - 2
New Milton - 10 £290 -
Cambridge +10 9 £256 - 1
Glasgow +9 8 £313 -7.40% 7
Surrey -6 8 £425 +22.30% 9
North East - 8 £225 - 3

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 954 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 638 (66.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 560 (58.70%) SQL
4 477 (50.00%) .NET
5 421 (44.13%) C#
6 373 (39.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 294 (30.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 273 (28.62%) Microsoft
9 251 (26.31%) T-SQL
10 208 (21.80%) ASP.NET
11 206 (21.59%) Business Intelligence
12 202 (21.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 199 (20.86%) SQL Server 2005
14 167 (17.51%) MVC
15 151 (15.83%) Data Warehouse
16 148 (15.51%) Windows
17 144 (15.09%) ETL
18 139 (14.57%) JavaScript
19 133 (13.94%) HTML
20 130 (13.63%) Finance
21 118 (12.37%) Performance Tuning
21 118 (12.37%) jQuery
22 117 (12.26%) MS Excel
23 115 (12.05%) CSS
24 110 (11.53%) .NET Framework
25 108 (11.32%) Oracle
26 107 (11.22%) ASP.NET MVC
27 101 (10.59%) Banking
28 99 (10.38%) SharePoint
29 93 (9.75%) Visual Studio

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 99 (10.38%) SharePoint
2 39 (4.09%) IIS
3 38 (3.98%) SharePoint 2010
4 36 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 24 (2.52%) MS Exchange
5 24 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (0.84%) Lync
7 8 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.84%) CMS
7 8 (0.84%) Apache
8 6 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.52%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (0.42%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 117 (12.26%) MS Excel
2 34 (3.56%) PowerPivot
3 21 (2.20%) MS Office
4 9 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.63%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.31%) MS Project
6 3 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.52%) ReMetrica
3 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.21%) Global One
5 1 (0.10%) Summit
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.10%) Line 50
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.52%) Trello
3 4 (0.42%) Office 365
4 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.21%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.25%) SAN
2 13 (1.36%) Firewall
3 12 (1.26%) DNS
4 11 (1.15%) Internet
5 9 (0.94%) Network Security
6 7 (0.73%) LAN
6 7 (0.73%) HTTP
6 7 (0.73%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.52%) DHCP
8 4 (0.42%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.42%) VoIP
8 4 (0.42%) WAN
9 3 (0.31%) LDAP
9 3 (0.31%) DMZ
10 2 (0.21%) Intranet
10 2 (0.21%) FTP
10 2 (0.21%) SSL
11 1 (0.10%) VPN
11 1 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 954 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 638 (66.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 373 (39.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 294 (30.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 202 (21.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 199 (20.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 151 (15.83%) Data Warehouse
8 77 (8.07%) Oracle Database
9 63 (6.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 50 (5.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 44 (4.61%) Oracle Database 10g
12 40 (4.19%) SQL Server 2000
13 37 (3.88%) OLAP
14 26 (2.73%) NoSQL
15 25 (2.62%) Relational Database
16 20 (2.10%) DTS
17 17 (1.78%) MySQL
18 16 (1.68%) PerformancePoint
18 16 (1.68%) OLTP
19 14 (1.47%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 93 (9.75%) Visual Studio
2 54 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.36%) NUnit
4 12 (1.26%) PhoneGap
5 11 (1.15%) Rhino Mocks
5 11 (1.15%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.84%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.73%) Subversion
8 6 (0.63%) Moq
9 4 (0.42%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (0.42%) Hudson
9 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.42%) LLBLGen Pro
10 3 (0.31%) ReSharper
10 3 (0.31%) Selenium
10 3 (0.31%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.21%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.21%) NetAdvantage
11 2 (0.21%) Xcode
General
1 130 (13.63%) Finance
2 101 (10.59%) Banking
3 65 (6.81%) Front Office
4 31 (3.25%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.20%) Retail
6 18 (1.89%) Back Office
7 9 (0.94%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.84%) Marketing
8 8 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.52%) Military
9 5 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.52%) Billing
10 3 (0.31%) Automotive
11 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.21%) Law
11 2 (0.21%) Legal
11 2 (0.21%) Advertising
11 2 (0.21%) Publishing
12 1 (0.10%) Games
12 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 603 (63.21%) Developer
2 203 (21.28%) .NET Developer
3 185 (19.39%) C# Developer
4 173 (18.13%) DBA
5 162 (16.98%) SQL Developer
6 155 (16.25%) SQL DBA
7 128 (13.42%) C# .NET Developer
8 106 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 93 (9.75%) SQL Server DBA
10 55 (5.77%) Senior Developer
11 54 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
12 45 (4.72%) SQL Server Developer
13 40 (4.19%) Administrator
13 40 (4.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 39 (4.09%) Analyst
15 33 (3.46%) Business Developer
16 32 (3.35%) Consultant
17 31 (3.25%) Senior C# Developer
17 31 (3.25%) WPF Developer
18 29 (3.04%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 477 (50.00%) .NET
2 208 (21.80%) ASP.NET
3 133 (13.94%) HTML
4 118 (12.37%) jQuery
5 115 (12.05%) CSS
6 110 (11.53%) .NET Framework
7 107 (11.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 87 (9.12%) XML
9 81 (8.49%) WCF
10 71 (7.44%) Web Services
11 67 (7.02%) MDX
12 65 (6.81%) HTML5
13 64 (6.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 63 (6.60%) WPF
15 62 (6.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 44 (4.61%) LINQ
17 35 (3.67%) CSS3
18 31 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
19 30 (3.14%) XSLT
20 23 (2.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.35%) Clustering
2 32 (3.35%) Replication
3 26 (2.73%) NHS
4 24 (2.52%) Statistics
5 22 (2.31%) Mobile App
6 15 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.26%) Data Integration
8 11 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (0.94%) N-Tier
9 9 (0.94%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.84%) Mathematics
10 8 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
11 6 (0.63%) iPhone
11 6 (0.63%) Derivative
12 4 (0.42%) iPad
12 4 (0.42%) Social Media
12 4 (0.42%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (0.42%) Augmented Reality
12 4 (0.42%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 148 (15.51%) Windows
2 76 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (1.99%) Linux
6 18 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.78%) UNIX
8 10 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.94%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.84%) Android
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.21%) Solaris
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.10%) AIX
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (21.59%) Business Intelligence
2 167 (17.51%) MVC
3 144 (15.09%) ETL
4 118 (12.37%) Performance Tuning
5 86 (9.01%) Migration
6 75 (7.86%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (5.45%) TDD
8 49 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 47 (4.93%) Data Modelling
10 42 (4.40%) ITIL
11 34 (3.56%) Dimensional Modelling
12 32 (3.35%) Asset Management
13 31 (3.25%) Unit Testing
13 31 (3.25%) OO
13 31 (3.25%) Kimball Methodology
14 29 (3.04%) CRM
15 28 (2.94%) Web Development
15 28 (2.94%) SOA
16 26 (2.73%) Scrum
16 26 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 560 (58.70%) SQL
2 421 (44.13%) C#
3 251 (26.31%) T-SQL
4 139 (14.57%) JavaScript
5 25 (2.62%) Java
6 24 (2.52%) PowerShell
7 21 (2.20%) PL/SQL
7 21 (2.20%) VB.NET
8 19 (1.99%) Ruby
9 17 (1.78%) C++
10 14 (1.47%) C
11 13 (1.36%) VBA
12 11 (1.15%) VB
13 10 (1.05%) Objective-C
14 6 (0.63%) PHP
15 5 (0.52%) XQuery
16 4 (0.42%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
16 4 (0.42%) XPath
17 2 (0.21%) Bourne shell
17 2 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 41 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 36 (3.77%) Degree
5 13 (1.36%) MCSE
6 11 (1.15%) MCITP
7 9 (0.94%) MCSD
8 8 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.84%) MCSA
8 8 (0.84%) MCDBA
9 6 (0.63%) MCTS
9 6 (0.63%) OCP
9 6 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.31%) MCP
11 1 (0.10%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.04%) SLA
2 9 (0.94%) QA
3 4 (0.42%) Basel III
3 4 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.31%) HL7
5 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.41%) Oracle RMAN
3 19 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
5 12 (1.26%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.15%) vSphere
7 6 (0.63%) XenApp
8 5 (0.52%) UAG
8 5 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.42%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.21%) LiteSpeed
11 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 25 (2.62%) Data Guard
2 17 (1.78%) SCOM
3 11 (1.15%) SCCM
4 4 (0.42%) Puppet
4 4 (0.42%) SCOrch
4 4 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.31%) Foglight
5 3 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.21%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.21%) Ionix
6 2 (0.21%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.21%) SCSM
6 2 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.21%) WSUS
6 2 (0.21%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.21%) Control-M
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.10%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 273 (28.62%) Microsoft
2 108 (11.32%) Oracle
3 29 (3.04%) VMware
4 22 (2.31%) Tableau
5 19 (1.99%) SAP
6 18 (1.89%) HP
7 17 (1.78%) Citrix
8 13 (1.36%) IBM
9 12 (1.26%) Business Objects
10 11 (1.15%) Informatica
10 11 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.05%) Sitecore
12 8 (0.84%) Telerik
13 7 (0.73%) Dell
13 7 (0.73%) Charles River
13 7 (0.73%) NetApp
13 7 (0.73%) Lattice Semiconductor
14 6 (0.63%) JD Edwards
15 5 (0.52%) Sybase
15 5 (0.52%) Cisco
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £420 per day + Fuel Card
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Expand Research LLP
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £201 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £500 per annum candidate and experience dependant
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £420 per day + Fuel Card
Posted: 5 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 5 days ago