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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 234 241 457
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +216
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 501 431 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.83% 0.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.27% 3.61% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 283 59
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£350 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £334 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.62% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -31.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%

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
11743 11925 10912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.58% 22.94% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7761 7368 6505
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 255 282
Average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -9.83%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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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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 -1 434 £350 -10.42% 231
London 0 179 £375 -16.66% 73
South East -21 89 £350 - 28
City of London +4 58 £393 -17.36% 33
East of England +11 48 £355 +23.47% 21
Wales +9 47 £295 -11.27% 2
Yorkshire +1 35 £320 -5.53% 28
Surrey +15 33 £388 - 2
South Wales +7 33 £295 -11.27% 2
West Yorkshire +13 31 £320 +0.39% 15
Leeds +8 28 £320 -1.53% 8
Hampshire -2 27 £300 -20.00% 10
West Midlands +1 25 £320 +6.66% 17
Hertfordshire +12 20 £325 +44.44% 7
North West -2 19 £310 -1.58% 29
South West -31 19 £320 -5.18% 16
Scotland -22 17 £325 -7.14% 5
Cardiff -7 13 £248 - 2
Glasgow -1 12 £325 -3.70% 3
Newport - 12 £275 -
Berkshire +8 11 £375 +13.20% 9
Birmingham +3 11 £303 +44.04% 6
Essex -5 11 £400 +3.22% 5
Manchester -9 10 £325 +13.04% 18
East Midlands -9 9 £356 +4.01% 16
North East -29 9 £318 +24.09% 1
Tyne and Wear -27 8 £331 -10.23% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 8 £331 -10.23% 1
Cambridgeshire -4 7 £205 -28.69% 7
Buckinghamshire -17 7 £321 -8.21% 2

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1007 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 615 (61.07%) SQL
3 601 (59.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 403 (40.02%) .NET
5 372 (36.94%) C#
6 366 (36.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 341 (33.86%) Microsoft
8 306 (30.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 290 (28.80%) T-SQL
10 235 (23.34%) ASP.NET
11 222 (22.05%) Windows
12 208 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
13 204 (20.26%) MVC
14 202 (20.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 182 (18.07%) SQL Server 2005
16 177 (17.58%) Business Intelligence
17 168 (16.68%) Data Warehouse
18 162 (16.09%) HTML
19 161 (15.99%) Finance
19 161 (15.99%) ASP.NET MVC
20 149 (14.80%) JavaScript
21 148 (14.70%) CSS
21 148 (14.70%) ETL
22 146 (14.50%) MS Excel
23 140 (13.90%) .NET Framework
24 139 (13.80%) jQuery
25 113 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
26 112 (11.12%) SharePoint
27 105 (10.43%) TDD
27 105 (10.43%) Performance Tuning

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 112 (11.12%) SharePoint
2 45 (4.47%) IIS
3 44 (4.37%) MS Exchange
3 44 (4.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 40 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 21 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (2.09%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (1.59%) CMS
8 11 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (0.99%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.89%) Lotus Domino
11 8 (0.79%) Node.js
11 8 (0.79%) Lync
12 7 (0.70%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.70%) JBoss
13 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.40%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.40%) EPiServer CMS
14 4 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 146 (14.50%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.89%) MS Office
3 16 (1.59%) PowerPivot
4 6 (0.60%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.30%) MS Project
6 3 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.099%) FastStats
7 1 (0.099%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.099%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.099%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.60%) Office 365
3 4 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.20%) SaaS
4 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.099%) Gitorious
5 1 (0.099%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.28%) SAN
2 20 (1.99%) Firewall
3 17 (1.69%) NAS
4 16 (1.59%) LAN
5 15 (1.49%) Internet
6 14 (1.39%) HTTP
7 13 (1.29%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.09%) DNS
9 10 (0.99%) DHCP
9 10 (0.99%) VoIP
9 10 (0.99%) WAN
10 9 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (0.79%) SMTP
12 7 (0.70%) PBX
12 7 (0.70%) IP Telephony
13 6 (0.60%) VPN
14 4 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
15 3 (0.30%) NetScaler
15 3 (0.30%) Asterisk PBX
15 3 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1007 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 601 (59.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 366 (36.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 306 (30.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 202 (20.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 182 (18.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 168 (16.68%) Data Warehouse
8 53 (5.26%) Relational Database
9 48 (4.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 37 (3.67%) MySQL
11 36 (3.57%) Oracle Database
12 33 (3.28%) SQL Server 2000
13 31 (3.08%) OLAP
13 31 (3.08%) RDBMS
14 28 (2.78%) DTS
15 22 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
16 19 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
17 18 (1.79%) Data Mining
17 18 (1.79%) QlikView
17 18 (1.79%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 90 (8.94%) Visual Studio
2 80 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (3.38%) Subversion
4 30 (2.98%) Git (software)
5 20 (1.99%) MSTest
6 19 (1.89%) NUnit
7 16 (1.59%) Rhino Mocks
7 16 (1.59%) SpecFlow
8 15 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (1.19%) Selenium
9 12 (1.19%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (0.89%) ReSharper
11 9 (0.89%) JMeter
12 8 (0.79%) JIRA
12 8 (0.79%) NSubstitute
12 8 (0.79%) Jenkins
13 7 (0.70%) Moq
13 7 (0.70%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 6 (0.60%) SoapUI
General
1 161 (15.99%) Finance
2 36 (3.57%) Banking
3 18 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 17 (1.69%) Front Office
5 16 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.59%) Retail
6 13 (1.29%) Publishing
7 12 (1.19%) Back Office
7 12 (1.19%) Legal
7 12 (1.19%) Marketing
8 10 (0.99%) Advertising
9 7 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.50%) Law
10 5 (0.50%) Military
11 4 (0.40%) Games
11 4 (0.40%) Local Government
11 4 (0.40%) Electronics
11 4 (0.40%) German Language
12 3 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 559 (55.51%) Developer
2 170 (16.88%) DBA
3 169 (16.78%) .NET Developer
4 145 (14.40%) SQL Developer
5 141 (14.00%) SQL DBA
6 131 (13.01%) C# Developer
7 89 (8.84%) Analyst
8 87 (8.64%) C# .NET Developer
9 73 (7.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 58 (5.76%) SQL Server DBA
11 52 (5.16%) Administrator
12 51 (5.06%) Senior Developer
12 51 (5.06%) ASP.NET Developer
13 47 (4.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 40 (3.97%) Architect
15 39 (3.87%) Consultant
16 36 (3.57%) Web Developer
17 31 (3.08%) SQL Server Developer
18 26 (2.58%) Senior .NET Developer
19 25 (2.48%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 403 (40.02%) .NET
2 235 (23.34%) ASP.NET
3 162 (16.09%) HTML
4 161 (15.99%) ASP.NET MVC
5 148 (14.70%) CSS
6 140 (13.90%) .NET Framework
7 139 (13.80%) jQuery
8 102 (10.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 96 (9.53%) WCF
10 75 (7.45%) XML
11 68 (6.75%) Ajax
12 63 (6.26%) HTML5
13 61 (6.06%) Web Services
14 59 (5.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 51 (5.06%) Razor View Engine
16 46 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 45 (4.47%) ASP.NET Web API
17 45 (4.47%) CSS3
18 41 (4.07%) LINQ
19 36 (3.57%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 80 (7.94%) Replication
2 70 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (5.86%) Clustering
4 31 (3.08%) NHS
5 22 (2.18%) Open Source
6 17 (1.69%) Data Integration
6 17 (1.69%) Visualisation
6 17 (1.69%) Mainframe
7 15 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.39%) N-Tier
9 12 (1.19%) Data Structures
10 10 (0.99%) Statistics
11 9 (0.89%) Hedge funds
11 9 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
12 7 (0.70%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.70%) IVR
13 6 (0.60%) Data Extraction
14 5 (0.50%) GIS
14 5 (0.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 222 (22.05%) Windows
2 113 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 87 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (3.18%) Windows 7
6 26 (2.58%) Linux
7 21 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.79%) UNIX
9 15 (1.49%) CentOS
10 6 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.60%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.60%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.50%) Android
12 3 (0.30%) AIX
13 2 (0.20%) Solaris
14 1 (0.099%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.099%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.099%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (20.26%) MVC
3 177 (17.58%) Business Intelligence
4 148 (14.70%) ETL
5 105 (10.43%) TDD
5 105 (10.43%) Performance Tuning
6 100 (9.93%) Migration
7 80 (7.94%) Scrum
8 63 (6.26%) Data Modelling
9 55 (5.46%) Unit Testing
10 54 (5.36%) ITIL
11 43 (4.27%) CRM
12 35 (3.48%) Data Migration
12 35 (3.48%) BDD
13 34 (3.38%) E-Commerce
14 33 (3.28%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (2.98%) Disaster Recovery
16 28 (2.78%) OO
16 28 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
16 28 (2.78%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 615 (61.07%) SQL
2 372 (36.94%) C#
3 290 (28.80%) T-SQL
4 149 (14.80%) JavaScript
5 36 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 35 (3.48%) Java
7 32 (3.18%) VB.NET
7 32 (3.18%) VBA
8 18 (1.79%) VB
9 13 (1.29%) C++
10 12 (1.19%) PHP
10 12 (1.19%) VB6
11 11 (1.09%) Ruby
12 10 (0.99%) Perl
13 9 (0.89%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.79%) Python
15 7 (0.70%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.60%) VBScript
17 4 (0.40%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 4 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 76 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 61 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (4.97%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.38%) MCITP
5 21 (2.09%) Degree
5 21 (2.09%) MCSE
6 17 (1.69%) MCDBA
6 17 (1.69%) MCTS
7 10 (0.99%) MCSA
8 9 (0.89%) CCNA
8 9 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.30%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.30%) VCP5
10 3 (0.30%) MCSD
10 3 (0.30%) MCT
10 3 (0.30%) MCP
11 2 (0.20%) CCNP
11 2 (0.20%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.59%) QA
2 15 (1.49%) SLA
3 7 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.099%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.099%) DICOM
4 1 (0.099%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (6.26%) Active Directory
2 52 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.38%) vSphere
4 23 (2.28%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.28%) VMware ESX
5 12 (1.19%) vCloud
6 10 (0.99%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.60%) Terminal Services
7 6 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.50%) XenApp
9 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.099%) LiteSpeed
11 1 (0.099%) Squid
11 1 (0.099%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (3.97%) SCOM
2 32 (3.18%) SCCM
3 15 (1.49%) NetBackup
4 12 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.09%) Puppet
6 7 (0.70%) ZABBIX
6 7 (0.70%) ARCserve
7 5 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.30%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.30%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.20%) WSUS
10 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.20%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.20%) Ionix
10 2 (0.20%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.20%) AppDNA
10 2 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 341 (33.86%) Microsoft
2 82 (8.14%) VMware
3 75 (7.45%) Oracle
4 30 (2.98%) IBM
5 28 (2.78%) HP
6 27 (2.68%) SAP
7 25 (2.48%) Cisco
8 24 (2.38%) Tableau
9 23 (2.28%) Citrix
10 22 (2.18%) Cognos
11 21 (2.09%) Sybase
12 19 (1.89%) Symantec
12 19 (1.89%) Red Gate
13 15 (1.49%) EMC
13 15 (1.49%) Business Objects
14 14 (1.39%) MicroStrategy
15 12 (1.19%) Red Hat
16 11 (1.09%) BMC
17 10 (0.99%) Lotus
17 10 (0.99%) Telerik
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £175 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford
Real Staffing
Rate: £31 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + Fuel Card
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago