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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 194 217 340
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +123
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 636 528 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 0.96% 0.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.23% 4.38% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 357 148
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 1
Average hourly rate £20.92 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.71% +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-55.62% +45.45%

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
12153 12063 10426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.81% 21.85% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7883 7600 6299
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 195 209
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.32 £16.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +22 589 £375 - 248
London +55 273 £400 -11.11% 83
South East -13 103 £363 -3.33% 31
City of London +40 68 £400 -11.11% 23
North West -7 38 £325 -3.70% 40
Yorkshire -19 34 £325 +15.04% 23
East Midlands +16 32 £313 +20.19% 13
East of England +16 30 £375 +7.14% 20
South West -19 29 £350 +3.70% 21
West Midlands -4 28 £359 +8.71% 14
Hampshire -11 28 £406 -4.41% 4
West Yorkshire -6 26 £325 -3.70% 19
Buckinghamshire +17 25 £325 +22.64%
Scotland +13 23 £369 +9.25% 2
Wales +8 20 £400 +17.64% 5
South Wales +13 19 £400 +17.64% 5
North East +7 19 £288 +27.77% 3
Berkshire -29 19 £400 +6.66% 4
Tyne and Wear +19 18 £291 +29.44% 2
Sunderland - 17 £295 -
Manchester -15 15 £350 +1.81% 22
Glasgow +3 14 £375 +20.00%
Leeds -16 14 £325 -5.79% 16
Bristol +14 13 £360 -4.00% 7
Cambridgeshire +9 13 £365 +39.04% 7
Leicestershire +16 12 £300 +3.44% 3
Cheshire 0 12 £325 -7.14% 9
Cardiff +15 11 £350 +2.94% 4
Hertfordshire +3 11 £450 +7.14% 5
Birmingham -2 11 £325 -13.33% 3

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1049 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 606 (57.77%) SQL
3 554 (52.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 465 (44.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 446 (42.52%) .NET
6 429 (40.90%) Microsoft
7 384 (36.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 361 (34.41%) C#
9 324 (30.89%) T-SQL
10 267 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
11 257 (24.50%) Business Intelligence
12 238 (22.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 231 (22.02%) ASP.NET
14 228 (21.73%) Windows
15 222 (21.16%) ETL
16 210 (20.02%) Data Warehouse
17 205 (19.54%) Finance
18 192 (18.30%) JavaScript
19 166 (15.82%) MVC
20 164 (15.63%) HTML
21 152 (14.49%) SQL Server 2005
22 148 (14.11%) Visual Studio
23 147 (14.01%) .NET Framework
24 145 (13.82%) MS Excel
25 142 (13.54%) CSS
26 134 (12.77%) jQuery
27 130 (12.39%) XML
28 128 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
29 119 (11.34%) ASP.NET MVC
30 117 (11.15%) Scrum

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 107 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 69 (6.58%) IIS
3 31 (2.96%) MS Exchange
4 29 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 25 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 25 (2.38%) CMS
6 22 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (1.43%) OpenStack
8 14 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (1.14%) Lync
9 12 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (1.05%) Node.js
11 10 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.67%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.57%) EPiServer CMS
14 5 (0.48%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.48%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.48%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 145 (13.82%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.29%) PowerPivot
3 20 (1.91%) MS Office
4 12 (1.14%) MS Project
5 2 (0.19%) SPSS
6 1 (0.095%) FastStats
6 1 (0.095%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.095%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 36 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.48%) Tridion
4 3 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.095%) Movex
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.76%) Office 365
4 3 (0.29%) IaaS
4 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.095%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.095%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.72%) SAN
2 25 (2.38%) Firewall
2 25 (2.38%) Internet
3 22 (2.10%) FTP
4 18 (1.72%) DNS
4 18 (1.72%) VPN
5 16 (1.53%) LAN
6 11 (1.05%) DHCP
6 11 (1.05%) Intranet
7 10 (0.95%) WAN
7 10 (0.95%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.57%) HTTP
9 6 (0.57%) NAS
10 5 (0.48%) SMTP
10 5 (0.48%) SSL
10 5 (0.48%) VLAN
11 4 (0.38%) IP Telephony
11 4 (0.38%) PBX
11 4 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1049 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 554 (52.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 465 (44.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 384 (36.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 238 (22.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 210 (20.02%) Data Warehouse
7 152 (14.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 54 (5.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 46 (4.39%) OLAP
10 43 (4.10%) SQL Server 2000
11 36 (3.43%) Relational Database
12 35 (3.34%) Oracle Database
13 32 (3.05%) QlikView
14 27 (2.57%) OLAP Cube
15 26 (2.48%) MySQL
15 26 (2.48%) SSDT
15 26 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
16 20 (1.91%) MS Access
17 19 (1.81%) DTS
18 16 (1.53%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 148 (14.11%) Visual Studio
2 128 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (3.72%) Subversion
4 32 (3.05%) Git (software)
5 30 (2.86%) NUnit
6 15 (1.43%) Rhino Mocks
7 13 (1.24%) ReSharper
8 12 (1.14%) JIRA
8 12 (1.14%) Moq
9 11 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 10 (0.95%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.95%) SpecFlow
11 9 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.76%) Selenium
13 6 (0.57%) Toad
14 5 (0.48%) MSTest
15 4 (0.38%) MSBuild
15 4 (0.38%) Jenkins
16 3 (0.29%) Grunt
16 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 205 (19.54%) Finance
2 61 (5.82%) Banking
3 46 (4.39%) Investment Banking
4 29 (2.76%) Retail
5 26 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.81%) Legal
7 17 (1.62%) Front Office
8 16 (1.53%) Back Office
9 13 (1.24%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.14%) Marketing
11 9 (0.86%) Advertising
12 8 (0.76%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.57%) Automotive
14 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.19%) Publishing
14 2 (0.19%) German Language
15 1 (0.095%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.095%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.095%) French Language
15 1 (0.095%) Billing
Job Titles
1 613 (58.44%) Developer
2 174 (16.59%) SQL Developer
3 168 (16.02%) .NET Developer
4 148 (14.11%) DBA
5 131 (12.49%) SQL DBA
6 109 (10.39%) C# Developer
7 98 (9.34%) Analyst
8 85 (8.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 74 (7.05%) C# .NET Developer
10 57 (5.43%) Administrator
11 49 (4.67%) Senior Developer
12 46 (4.39%) SQL Server DBA
13 45 (4.29%) Architect
14 42 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
15 37 (3.53%) ASP.NET Developer
16 34 (3.24%) Programmer
17 33 (3.15%) Web Developer
17 33 (3.15%) Consultant
18 27 (2.57%) SQL Server Developer
19 26 (2.48%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 446 (42.52%) .NET
2 231 (22.02%) ASP.NET
3 164 (15.63%) HTML
4 147 (14.01%) .NET Framework
5 142 (13.54%) CSS
6 134 (12.77%) jQuery
7 130 (12.39%) XML
8 119 (11.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 98 (9.34%) WCF
10 90 (8.58%) Web Services
11 80 (7.63%) Entity Framework
12 73 (6.96%) HTML5
13 59 (5.62%) Ajax
13 59 (5.62%) WPF
13 59 (5.62%) LINQ
14 57 (5.43%) MDX
15 53 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web API
16 44 (4.19%) SOAP
17 43 (4.10%) AngularJS
18 39 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 89 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.67%) Clustering
3 38 (3.62%) Replication
4 23 (2.19%) Management Information System
5 20 (1.91%) NHS
5 20 (1.91%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.72%) N-Tier
6 18 (1.72%) Data Integration
7 16 (1.53%) Inversion of Control
8 15 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.43%) Open Source
9 13 (1.24%) Visualisation
10 12 (1.14%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.05%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.86%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.86%) Social Media
13 8 (0.76%) Equities
13 8 (0.76%) Mainframe
13 8 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 228 (21.73%) Windows
2 115 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 102 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (3.15%) Linux
6 21 (2.00%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.24%) CentOS
8 11 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.76%) UNIX
10 7 (0.67%) Android
11 6 (0.57%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.48%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.38%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.29%) AIX
15 2 (0.19%) Fedora
15 2 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (24.50%) Business Intelligence
3 222 (21.16%) ETL
4 166 (15.82%) MVC
5 117 (11.15%) Scrum
6 101 (9.63%) TDD
7 88 (8.39%) Migration
8 71 (6.77%) Data Modelling
9 70 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
10 52 (4.96%) CRM
11 47 (4.48%) Data Migration
12 42 (4.00%) Kimball Methodology
12 42 (4.00%) SOA
13 40 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (3.72%) Analytics
14 39 (3.72%) E-Commerce
14 39 (3.72%) ITIL
15 37 (3.53%) OO
16 36 (3.43%) Change Management
17 33 (3.15%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 606 (57.77%) SQL
2 361 (34.41%) C#
3 324 (30.89%) T-SQL
4 192 (18.30%) JavaScript
5 62 (5.91%) VB.NET
6 51 (4.86%) PowerShell
7 37 (3.53%) Java
8 35 (3.34%) VB
9 27 (2.57%) VB6
10 23 (2.19%) VBA
11 22 (2.10%) PL/SQL
11 22 (2.10%) Ruby
12 21 (2.00%) PHP
13 20 (1.91%) Perl
13 20 (1.91%) Python
14 16 (1.53%) C++
15 10 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 7 (0.67%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.57%) C
17 6 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 50 (4.77%) Degree
4 37 (3.53%) SC Cleared
5 20 (1.91%) MCITP
6 17 (1.62%) MCSE
6 17 (1.62%) MCDBA
7 13 (1.24%) MCSA
8 8 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.57%) ISEB
9 6 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.48%) CCNA
10 5 (0.48%) MCTS
11 3 (0.29%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.29%) PMP
11 3 (0.29%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.29%) MCP
12 2 (0.19%) CCSA
12 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.19%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.10%) QA
2 12 (1.14%) SLA
3 9 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.29%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.095%) HL7
6 1 (0.095%) DICOM
6 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (4.39%) Active Directory
2 37 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.10%) vSphere
4 21 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.81%) vCloud
6 14 (1.33%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.14%) XenApp
8 11 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.67%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.29%) HDFS
10 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.29%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.29%) Samba
11 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.095%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.095%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (1.91%) Puppet
3 19 (1.81%) SCCM
4 13 (1.24%) ZABBIX
5 10 (0.95%) SCOM
6 5 (0.48%) ARCserve
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.38%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.095%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.095%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.095%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.095%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.095%) Control-M
9 1 (0.095%) WSUS
9 1 (0.095%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 429 (40.90%) Microsoft
2 77 (7.34%) Oracle
3 60 (5.72%) VMware
4 43 (4.10%) HP
5 41 (3.91%) Tableau
6 32 (3.05%) IBM
7 25 (2.38%) Citrix
8 24 (2.29%) Cisco
9 18 (1.72%) Business Objects
10 16 (1.53%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.43%) Brocade
12 14 (1.33%) SAP
13 13 (1.24%) AppDynamics
13 13 (1.24%) New Relic
13 13 (1.24%) Red Gate
13 13 (1.24%) Perforce
13 13 (1.24%) Telerik
14 10 (0.95%) Cognos
14 10 (0.95%) 3PAR
15 8 (0.76%) Altiris
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Vertical IT
Posted: 13 hours ago
Shropshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per week
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 330 per day GBP
Posted: 19 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £480 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £22 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day +
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £170 - £190 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Rate: £175 - 200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago