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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 225 244 481
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +237
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 520 445 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.85% 0.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.37% 3.73% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 291 55
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£350 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £266 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 13
Average hourly rate £45.63 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+43.84% -7.14%

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
11906 11930 11709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.45% 22.70% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7754 7342 6813
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 234 318
Average hourly rate £31.20 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.36 £31.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +3.27%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -7 451 £350 -7.89% 239
London -11 181 £385 -12.27% 79
South East -8 103 £350 - 40
Wales +20 50 £325 -2.25% 7
East of England +6 50 £340 +15.74% 12
City of London +12 44 £425 +6.25% 23
South Wales +22 38 £325 -2.25% 6
Surrey +21 30 £400 +14.28% 5
Yorkshire -3 29 £320 - 31
West Yorkshire -2 27 £323 +3.20% 23
North West -9 27 £323 -7.46% 31
Hampshire +1 23 £300 -3.22% 13
West Midlands -8 22 £320 +21.90% 17
Leeds +2 21 £323 +5.30% 19
Newport - 19 £338 - 2
Hertfordshire -3 18 £315 +40.00% 5
South West -37 16 £325 - 20
Berkshire +11 15 £425 +28.30% 12
Scotland -20 13 £310 -8.14% 8
Oxfordshire 0 12 £300 -7.69% 1
Essex -12 12 £375 -3.22% 2
Cardiff +6 11 £325 - 3
East Sussex -5 11 £375 - 2
Brighton -5 10 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +11 9 £375 +30.43% 2
Manchester -6 9 £325 - 15
North East -35 9 £318 +33.89% 4
Birmingham -2 8 £305 +45.23% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 8 £331 -10.23% 4
Tyne and Wear -38 8 £331 -10.23% 4

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 986 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 614 (62.27%) SQL
3 589 (59.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 390 (39.55%) .NET
5 377 (38.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 362 (36.71%) C#
7 315 (31.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 309 (31.34%) Microsoft
9 271 (27.48%) T-SQL
10 231 (23.43%) ASP.NET
11 214 (21.70%) Windows
12 213 (21.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 199 (20.18%) MVC
14 190 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
15 180 (18.26%) Business Intelligence
16 179 (18.15%) SQL Server 2005
17 164 (16.63%) Data Warehouse
18 160 (16.23%) Finance
19 157 (15.92%) ASP.NET MVC
20 145 (14.71%) HTML
21 138 (14.00%) MS Excel
22 137 (13.89%) JavaScript
23 136 (13.79%) CSS
24 130 (13.18%) jQuery
25 125 (12.68%) .NET Framework
26 122 (12.37%) ETL
27 111 (11.26%) SharePoint
27 111 (11.26%) Performance Tuning
28 110 (11.16%) Windows Server 2008
29 93 (9.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 111 (11.26%) SharePoint
2 43 (4.36%) MS Exchange
3 41 (4.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 39 (3.96%) IIS
4 39 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (3.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 23 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
7 22 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (1.42%) CMS
9 9 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (0.91%) Lotus Domino
9 9 (0.91%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.81%) Node.js
11 7 (0.71%) JBoss
12 6 (0.61%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.51%) Lync
13 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.51%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.41%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 138 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.13%) MS Office
3 17 (1.72%) PowerPivot
4 9 (0.91%) InfoPath
5 7 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.20%) MS Project
9 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.10%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.41%) Office 365
4 3 (0.30%) SaaS
5 1 (0.10%) PaaS
5 1 (0.10%) Gitorious
5 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.94%) SAN
2 18 (1.83%) Internet
3 17 (1.72%) Firewall
4 15 (1.52%) HTTP
5 13 (1.32%) NAS
6 10 (1.01%) LAN
7 9 (0.91%) DHCP
7 9 (0.91%) DNS
8 8 (0.81%) VoIP
8 8 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (0.71%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.61%) WAN
10 6 (0.61%) SMTP
11 5 (0.51%) PBX
11 5 (0.51%) IP Telephony
12 4 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (0.30%) VPN
14 2 (0.20%) ISDN
14 2 (0.20%) NetScaler
14 2 (0.20%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 986 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 589 (59.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 377 (38.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 315 (31.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 213 (21.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 179 (18.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 164 (16.63%) Data Warehouse
8 48 (4.87%) Relational Database
9 47 (4.77%) Oracle Database
9 47 (4.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 39 (3.96%) SQL Server 2000
11 36 (3.65%) MySQL
12 33 (3.35%) Oracle Database 11g
13 31 (3.14%) OLAP
13 31 (3.14%) DTS
13 31 (3.14%) Oracle Database 10g
14 29 (2.94%) RDBMS
15 17 (1.72%) MS Access
16 16 (1.62%) Sybase ASE
17 15 (1.52%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 87 (8.82%) Visual Studio
2 64 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (3.65%) Subversion
4 26 (2.64%) Git (software)
5 20 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 17 (1.72%) MSTest
7 11 (1.12%) Rhino Mocks
7 11 (1.12%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.01%) NUnit
8 10 (1.01%) SpecFlow
8 10 (1.01%) Selenium
8 10 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (0.91%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.81%) NSubstitute
10 8 (0.81%) JMeter
10 8 (0.81%) JIRA
11 6 (0.61%) ReSharper
11 6 (0.61%) SoapUI
11 6 (0.61%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.51%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 160 (16.23%) Finance
2 39 (3.96%) Banking
3 22 (2.23%) Front Office
4 20 (2.03%) Retail
5 18 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.42%) Marketing
8 13 (1.32%) Publishing
9 12 (1.22%) Back Office
10 11 (1.12%) Advertising
11 10 (1.01%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.71%) Legal
14 6 (0.61%) Law
14 6 (0.61%) Electronics
15 5 (0.51%) Games
15 5 (0.51%) Military
16 4 (0.41%) Billing
16 4 (0.41%) Local Government
16 4 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 532 (53.96%) Developer
2 175 (17.75%) DBA
3 162 (16.43%) .NET Developer
4 144 (14.60%) SQL DBA
5 142 (14.40%) SQL Developer
6 132 (13.39%) C# Developer
7 88 (8.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 87 (8.82%) Analyst
9 79 (8.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 63 (6.39%) SQL Server DBA
11 52 (5.27%) Senior Developer
12 50 (5.07%) Administrator
13 48 (4.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 46 (4.67%) ASP.NET Developer
15 42 (4.26%) Consultant
15 42 (4.26%) Architect
16 34 (3.45%) Web Developer
17 30 (3.04%) Business Developer
18 28 (2.84%) SQL Server Developer
18 28 (2.84%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (39.55%) .NET
2 231 (23.43%) ASP.NET
3 157 (15.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 145 (14.71%) HTML
5 136 (13.79%) CSS
6 130 (13.18%) jQuery
7 125 (12.68%) .NET Framework
8 93 (9.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 87 (8.82%) WCF
10 63 (6.39%) Ajax
11 62 (6.29%) XML
12 60 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 57 (5.78%) Web Services
14 49 (4.97%) HTML5
15 47 (4.77%) Razor View Engine
16 45 (4.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 42 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
18 37 (3.75%) CSS3
19 36 (3.65%) MDX
19 36 (3.65%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.69%) Replication
2 63 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (5.17%) Clustering
4 30 (3.04%) NHS
5 22 (2.23%) Open Source
6 16 (1.62%) Mainframe
6 16 (1.62%) Data Integration
7 14 (1.42%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.22%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.22%) Statistics
9 12 (1.22%) Visualisation
9 12 (1.22%) N-Tier
10 9 (0.91%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.71%) GIS
12 6 (0.61%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.61%) DTV
12 6 (0.61%) Data Extraction
13 5 (0.51%) IVR
13 5 (0.51%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 214 (21.70%) Windows
2 110 (11.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (4.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 24 (2.43%) Linux
7 20 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.83%) UNIX
9 12 (1.22%) CentOS
10 11 (1.12%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.61%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.51%) AIX
13 1 (0.10%) Solaris
13 1 (0.10%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.10%) Android
13 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (20.18%) MVC
2 190 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (18.26%) Business Intelligence
4 122 (12.37%) ETL
5 111 (11.26%) Performance Tuning
6 90 (9.13%) Migration
7 86 (8.72%) TDD
8 70 (7.10%) Scrum
9 57 (5.78%) Data Modelling
9 57 (5.78%) Unit Testing
10 51 (5.17%) ITIL
11 36 (3.65%) CRM
12 33 (3.35%) Capacity Planning
13 30 (3.04%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (3.04%) OO
14 28 (2.84%) E-Commerce
15 26 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery
15 26 (2.64%) BDD
16 24 (2.43%) Dependency Injection
17 21 (2.13%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 614 (62.27%) SQL
2 362 (36.71%) C#
3 271 (27.48%) T-SQL
4 137 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 44 (4.46%) PowerShell
6 31 (3.14%) Java
7 30 (3.04%) VBA
8 28 (2.84%) VB.NET
9 15 (1.52%) VB
10 11 (1.12%) Perl
11 10 (1.01%) VB6
12 9 (0.91%) Ruby
12 9 (0.91%) PHP
12 9 (0.91%) VBScript
12 9 (0.91%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.81%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.71%) Python
15 6 (0.61%) C++
16 4 (0.41%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
17 3 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 78 (7.91%) Security Cleared
2 68 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (5.78%) SC Cleared
4 31 (3.14%) MCITP
5 22 (2.23%) MCDBA
6 20 (2.03%) Degree
7 18 (1.83%) MCSE
7 18 (1.83%) MCTS
8 10 (1.01%) MCSA
9 8 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.71%) CCNA
10 7 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.41%) OCP
12 4 (0.41%) MCT
12 4 (0.41%) MCP
13 3 (0.30%) MCSD
13 3 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.93%) SLA
2 15 (1.52%) QA
3 7 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.10%) DICOM
5 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 69 (7.00%) Active Directory
2 46 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (2.74%) VMware ESX
4 22 (2.23%) vSphere
5 21 (2.13%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
7 12 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.91%) vCloud
9 5 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.41%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.20%) XenApp
12 1 (0.10%) LiteSpeed
12 1 (0.10%) Squid
12 1 (0.10%) Xen
12 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 41 (4.16%) SCOM
2 35 (3.55%) SCCM
3 16 (1.62%) Data Guard
4 15 (1.52%) NetBackup
5 11 (1.12%) Puppet
5 11 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.71%) AppDNA
6 7 (0.71%) ZABBIX
7 6 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (0.51%) ARCserve
8 5 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.41%) WSUS
10 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.20%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.20%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.20%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.20%) Ionix
10 2 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 309 (31.34%) Microsoft
2 84 (8.52%) Oracle
3 75 (7.61%) VMware
4 35 (3.55%) SAP
5 25 (2.54%) IBM
6 23 (2.33%) Business Objects
6 23 (2.33%) HP
7 22 (2.23%) Cognos
7 22 (2.23%) Cisco
8 20 (2.03%) Citrix
9 19 (1.93%) Sybase
10 18 (1.83%) MicroStrategy
11 17 (1.72%) Symantec
11 17 (1.72%) Red Gate
12 16 (1.62%) EMC
13 15 (1.52%) Tableau
14 11 (1.12%) Red Hat
15 10 (1.01%) Telerik
15 10 (1.01%) Lotus
15 10 (1.01%) BMC
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £35.00 - £40 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
H&R Talent
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Ashdown IT
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
iKonnect
Rate: £160 - £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Mind
Rate: £43,012 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 275 - 320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per annum for 6 Months
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per annum for 6 Months
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Fuel Card
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Henderson Drake
Rate: From £350 to £410 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: 5 days ago