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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 290 156 209
Rank change year-on-year
-134 +53
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 422 818 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 1.48% 1.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.63% 6.43% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 629 405
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £492 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 7
Median hourly rate £36.00 £22.83 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.68% -42.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.64 £16.80 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -18.75%

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
11635 12715 12091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.68% 23.08% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7943 8292 7694
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 175 204
Median hourly rate £33.50 £26.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.33 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £46.09 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+32.69% -17.46%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -125 385 £375 +1.35% 163
London -102 161 £425 +3.03% 64
South East -87 50 £380 +8.57% 22
South West +2 48 £350 +3.70% 11
West Midlands -13 33 £378 +11.85% 11
Scotland -15 29 £328 -11.18% 9
City of London -24 27 £425 +2.40% 11
Yorkshire -43 23 £350 +7.69% 12
East of England -6 22 £400 +9.96% 10
Tyne and Wear -43 20 £311 +8.26% 5
North East -46 20 £311 +8.26% 7
West Yorkshire -37 19 £348 +6.92% 10
North West -58 18 £319 -1.92% 17
Leeds -30 17 £348 +6.92% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £321 - 3
Bristol +5 13 £344 -3.50% 6
Glasgow +5 13 £325 -13.33% 5
Berkshire -19 13 £456 +30.35% 4
Birmingham +3 11 £330 +1.53% 3
Gloucestershire +2 11 £325 -18.75% 2
Wiltshire +1 11 £388 +29.16% 1
Reading -3 10 £463 +59.48% 3
Cheshire -8 10 £283 -13.07% 1
Erskine - 10 £300 -
Renfrewshire - 10 £300 -
Coventry +1 9 £400 +26.98%
Hampshire -18 8 £388 +10.71% 8
Cambridgeshire +2 7 £375 +4.52% 1
Essex -3 7 £363 +3.94% 1
Surrey -21 7 £400 +14.28% 3

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 970 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 653 (67.32%) SQL
3 446 (45.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 436 (44.95%) Microsoft
5 347 (35.77%) .NET
6 343 (35.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 317 (32.68%) C#
8 311 (32.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 296 (30.52%) T-SQL
10 290 (29.90%) Windows
11 234 (24.12%) Business Intelligence
12 215 (22.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 203 (20.93%) Finance
14 198 (20.41%) SQL Server 2014
15 185 (19.07%) SQL Server 2005
16 180 (18.56%) ASP.NET
17 170 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
17 170 (17.53%) MS Excel
17 170 (17.53%) Data Warehouse
18 168 (17.32%) .NET Framework
19 162 (16.70%) Windows Server
20 161 (16.60%) MVC
21 160 (16.49%) ETL
22 132 (13.61%) SharePoint
23 119 (12.27%) Windows Server 2012
24 117 (12.06%) JavaScript
25 116 (11.96%) Active Directory
26 110 (11.34%) HTML
27 107 (11.03%) Performance Tuning
28 103 (10.62%) jQuery

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 132 (13.61%) SharePoint
2 86 (8.87%) IIS
3 50 (5.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 49 (5.05%) MS Exchange
5 42 (4.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 31 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 30 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.24%) CMS
8 12 (1.24%) Skype for Business
9 11 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.82%) SAS
12 7 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.72%) Node.js
12 7 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.72%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.62%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 170 (17.53%) MS Excel
2 62 (6.39%) MS Office
3 23 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.65%) InfoPath
4 16 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.13%) MS Project
6 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
3 5 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.21%) Infor CRM
5 2 (0.21%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.10%) Endur
6 1 (0.10%) FastStats
6 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 48 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (4.23%) Office 365
3 19 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.03%) OneDrive
5 9 (0.93%) Yammer
6 4 (0.41%) IBM PureFlex
7 3 (0.31%) SaaS
8 2 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.21%) GitHub
8 2 (0.21%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.10%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.10%) IaaS
9 1 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.85%) DNS
2 31 (3.20%) Firewall
3 29 (2.99%) SAN
4 20 (2.06%) Internet
5 17 (1.75%) DHCP
6 16 (1.65%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.44%) Intranet
7 14 (1.44%) LAN
8 11 (1.13%) HTTP
8 11 (1.13%) Kerberos
9 9 (0.93%) NetScaler
9 9 (0.93%) WAN
10 8 (0.82%) Wireless
11 7 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (0.52%) Extranet
12 5 (0.52%) LDAP
13 4 (0.41%) NAS
13 4 (0.41%) Skype
13 4 (0.41%) SMTP
13 4 (0.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 970 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 446 (45.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 343 (35.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 311 (32.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 215 (22.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 198 (20.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 185 (19.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 170 (17.53%) Data Warehouse
9 41 (4.23%) SQL Server 2000
10 35 (3.61%) Relational Database
11 34 (3.51%) OLAP
12 33 (3.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 32 (3.30%) Oracle Database
14 28 (2.89%) QlikView
15 25 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
16 23 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
16 23 (2.37%) Power BI
17 17 (1.75%) OLAP Cube
18 16 (1.65%) Data Mart
18 16 (1.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 102 (10.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 96 (9.90%) Visual Studio
3 36 (3.71%) Git (software)
4 31 (3.20%) NUnit
5 22 (2.27%) Selenium
6 20 (2.06%) SpecFlow
7 19 (1.96%) MSTest
8 17 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 17 (1.75%) Subversion
9 15 (1.55%) Moq
9 15 (1.55%) TeamCity
10 11 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (0.93%) Bower
11 9 (0.93%) ERwin
11 9 (0.93%) Grunt
11 9 (0.93%) ReSharper
12 8 (0.82%) Jasmine
13 7 (0.72%) JIRA
14 6 (0.62%) Jenkins
14 6 (0.62%) MSBuild
General
1 203 (20.93%) Finance
2 82 (8.45%) Banking
3 28 (2.89%) Investment Banking
4 25 (2.58%) Back Office
5 23 (2.37%) Retail
6 21 (2.16%) Legal
7 20 (2.06%) Law
8 17 (1.75%) Marketing
9 15 (1.55%) Advertising
9 15 (1.55%) Front Office
10 8 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.62%) Games
12 6 (0.62%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.52%) Military
14 4 (0.41%) Hungarian Language
14 4 (0.41%) Local Government
15 3 (0.31%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.31%) Electronics
16 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 530 (54.64%) Developer
2 196 (20.21%) SQL Developer
3 173 (17.84%) .NET Developer
4 163 (16.80%) DBA
5 146 (15.05%) SQL DBA
6 106 (10.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 105 (10.82%) C# Developer
8 99 (10.21%) SSIS Developer
9 80 (8.25%) SQL Server DBA
10 74 (7.63%) C# .NET Developer
11 68 (7.01%) SQL Server Developer
12 65 (6.70%) SSRS Developer
13 55 (5.67%) Analyst
14 54 (5.57%) Administrator
15 53 (5.46%) ASP.NET Developer
16 51 (5.26%) Senior Developer
17 49 (5.05%) SQL BI Developer
18 45 (4.64%) Architect
19 44 (4.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
20 43 (4.43%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (35.77%) .NET
2 180 (18.56%) ASP.NET
3 168 (17.32%) .NET Framework
4 110 (11.34%) HTML
5 103 (10.62%) jQuery
6 102 (10.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 90 (9.28%) CSS
8 82 (8.45%) XML
9 80 (8.25%) Entity Framework
9 80 (8.25%) WCF
10 79 (8.14%) Web Services
11 66 (6.80%) ASP.NET Web API
12 53 (5.46%) HTML5
13 45 (4.64%) AngularJS
14 41 (4.23%) WPF
15 40 (4.12%) MDX
16 39 (4.02%) RESTful
17 37 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 32 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 30 (3.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.28%) Clustering
2 82 (8.45%) Replication
3 75 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.37%) NHS
6 20 (2.06%) Data Integration
7 19 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.86%) Visualisation
9 15 (1.55%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.44%) N-Tier
11 12 (1.24%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.13%) Hedge funds
12 11 (1.13%) Market Risk
13 9 (0.93%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.82%) User Experience
15 7 (0.72%) Blackberry
15 7 (0.72%) Equities
15 7 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
15 7 (0.72%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 290 (29.90%) Windows
2 162 (16.70%) Windows Server
3 119 (12.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 102 (10.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (4.64%) Linux
6 27 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 24 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.86%) Solaris
9 13 (1.34%) Unix
10 12 (1.24%) Windows 10
11 11 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.62%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.52%) Android
15 4 (0.41%) AIX
15 4 (0.41%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.31%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
17 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (24.12%) Business Intelligence
2 170 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (16.60%) MVC
4 160 (16.49%) ETL
5 107 (11.03%) Performance Tuning
6 102 (10.52%) Migration
7 86 (8.87%) Data Modelling
8 84 (8.66%) TDD
9 74 (7.63%) ITIL
9 74 (7.63%) Scrum
10 62 (6.39%) High Availability
10 62 (6.39%) OO
10 62 (6.39%) Unit Testing
11 56 (5.77%) SOA
12 52 (5.36%) Web Development
13 49 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
14 43 (4.43%) Kimball Methodology
15 41 (4.23%) Project Management
16 37 (3.81%) SDLC
17 34 (3.51%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 653 (67.32%) SQL
2 317 (32.68%) C#
3 296 (30.52%) T-SQL
4 117 (12.06%) JavaScript
5 103 (10.62%) PowerShell
6 70 (7.22%) VB.NET
7 27 (2.78%) VBA
8 20 (2.06%) VB
9 19 (1.96%) Python
10 18 (1.86%) Shell Script
11 17 (1.75%) VBScript
12 16 (1.65%) PL/SQL
13 15 (1.55%) C
13 15 (1.55%) Java
14 11 (1.13%) PHP
15 10 (1.03%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 6 (0.62%) Korn
18 5 (0.52%) Perl
18 5 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 78 (8.04%) Security Cleared
2 73 (7.53%) Degree
3 59 (6.08%) SC Cleared
4 54 (5.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.55%) MCITP
6 14 (1.44%) MCTS
7 11 (1.13%) MCP
8 10 (1.03%) MCSE
9 6 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.62%) MCDBA
9 6 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.52%) MCSA
11 4 (0.41%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.41%) ISEB
12 3 (0.31%) CCNA
12 3 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.37%) Data Quality
2 20 (2.06%) QA
3 16 (1.65%) SLA
4 11 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.21%) DICOM
8 2 (0.21%) HL7
8 2 (0.21%) MiFID
8 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.10%) Basel III
System Software
1 116 (11.96%) Active Directory
2 53 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.20%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.06%) vSphere
5 18 (1.86%) XenApp
6 9 (0.93%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.72%) ISA Server
7 7 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.52%) XenServer
9 3 (0.31%) Firmware
10 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.10%) NFS
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.10%) Samba
11 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.10%) vCloud
11 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (4.02%) SCCM
2 16 (1.65%) SCOM
3 11 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 11 (1.13%) Perfmon
4 10 (1.03%) WSUS
5 8 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.52%) Nagios
6 5 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.52%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.41%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (0.41%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.41%) Foglight
7 4 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.41%) Puppet
7 4 (0.41%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.31%) Ansible
8 3 (0.31%) Simpana
8 3 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.21%) Kibana
Vendors
1 436 (44.95%) Microsoft
2 74 (7.63%) VMware
3 73 (7.53%) Oracle
4 36 (3.71%) HP
5 35 (3.61%) Citrix
6 26 (2.68%) Cisco
7 24 (2.47%) IBM
8 22 (2.27%) SAP
9 17 (1.75%) Sybase
9 17 (1.75%) Tableau
10 15 (1.55%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.55%) RedGate
11 14 (1.44%) Symantec
12 12 (1.24%) EMC
12 12 (1.24%) Sitecore
13 11 (1.13%) iManage
14 10 (1.03%) Cognos
14 10 (1.03%) Nintex
14 10 (1.03%) Telerik
15 9 (0.93%) Sun
Warwickshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £480 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Modis International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield
TDA Group
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
g2 Recruitment
Posted: 10 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 19 days ago
Cumbria
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: £240 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 25 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
aap3
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 26 days ago
Scotland
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 25 days ago