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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 221 274 539
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +265
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 480 341 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.67% 0.083%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.22% 3.10% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 233 30
Average daily rate
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£373 £363 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.75% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £256 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £306 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11373 11012 11936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.12% 21.60% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7036 6722 7014
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 223 306
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £29.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +0.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.60 £51.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -0.66%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +39 437 £359 -0.69% 243
London +29 221 £400 -5.88% 86
South East +16 72 £338 +5.46% 43
City of London +45 50 £375 -3.22% 25
West Midlands +3 30 £310 +14.81% 18
South West -9 30 £350 +75.00% 16
Berkshire +19 27 £350 +6.46% 9
East of England -9 24 £350 -9.67% 14
North West -14 21 £325 +8.33% 22
Wales - 21 £460 - 6
South Wales - 19 £448 - 4
East Midlands +8 14 £350 +29.62% 16
Yorkshire +1 14 £300 - 24
Oxfordshire +5 13 £275 -12.00% 7
Newport - 13 £448 - 1
Hertfordshire +4 12 £315 -21.49% 3
West Yorkshire -6 11 £295 -1.66% 13
Cheshire +14 10 £425 +6.25% 9
Somerset -10 10 £333 +90.00% 2
Scotland -20 10 £325 -23.52% 9
Birmingham +8 9 £360 -14.02% 5
Manchester +1 9 £275 -4.34% 8
Buckinghamshire -2 8 £285 - 4
Slough +4 7 £350 +20.68% 1
East Sussex +2 7 £250 - 7
Hampshire -14 7 £363 +3.57% 4
Coventry - 7 £320 - 4
Brighton +5 6 £238 - 5
Maidenhead +1 6 £280 -
Glasgow -2 6 £325 -27.77% 5

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1014 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 656 (64.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 584 (57.59%) SQL
4 453 (44.67%) .NET
5 418 (41.22%) C#
6 379 (37.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 320 (31.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 301 (29.68%) Microsoft
9 249 (24.56%) ASP.NET
10 233 (22.98%) T-SQL
11 214 (21.10%) SQL Server 2005
12 203 (20.02%) MVC
13 202 (19.92%) Business Intelligence
14 200 (19.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 185 (18.24%) Windows
16 152 (14.99%) JavaScript
17 149 (14.69%) Data Warehouse
18 144 (14.20%) ASP.NET MVC
19 143 (14.10%) Finance
20 142 (14.00%) HTML
21 137 (13.51%) CSS
22 136 (13.41%) Performance Tuning
23 134 (13.21%) MS Excel
24 131 (12.92%) .NET Framework
25 130 (12.82%) jQuery
26 125 (12.33%) ETL
27 117 (11.54%) Oracle
28 114 (11.24%) SharePoint
29 104 (10.26%) Visual Studio
30 98 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 114 (11.24%) SharePoint
2 38 (3.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 36 (3.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 32 (3.16%) IIS
5 26 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
6 24 (2.37%) MS Exchange
7 18 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.79%) CMS
10 6 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.59%) Lync
11 5 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.49%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.39%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.39%) Node.js
13 3 (0.30%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 134 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.86%) MS Office
3 26 (2.56%) PowerPivot
4 13 (1.28%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.30%) MS Project
7 2 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.099%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.49%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.099%) Summit
6 1 (0.099%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.099%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.099%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.69%) Office 365
3 6 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.20%) SaaS
4 2 (0.20%) Trello
5 1 (0.099%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.56%) SAN
2 18 (1.78%) Firewall
3 11 (1.08%) DNS
4 10 (0.99%) HTTP
5 8 (0.79%) DHCP
6 7 (0.69%) Network Security
7 6 (0.59%) Internet
8 4 (0.39%) LDAP
8 4 (0.39%) DMZ
9 3 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.099%) Intranet
10 1 (0.099%) IPv4
10 1 (0.099%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.099%) Wireless
10 1 (0.099%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.099%) LAN
10 1 (0.099%) VoIP
10 1 (0.099%) WAN
10 1 (0.099%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1014 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 656 (64.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 379 (37.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 320 (31.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 214 (21.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 200 (19.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 149 (14.69%) Data Warehouse
8 83 (8.19%) Oracle Database
9 59 (5.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 58 (5.72%) Oracle Database 10g
11 56 (5.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 49 (4.83%) SQL Server 2000
13 38 (3.75%) MySQL
14 35 (3.45%) OLAP
14 35 (3.45%) DTS
14 35 (3.45%) Relational Database
15 18 (1.78%) RDBMS
15 18 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (1.58%) OLTP
16 16 (1.58%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 104 (10.26%) Visual Studio
2 62 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (2.17%) Subversion
4 16 (1.58%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (1.08%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.89%) Rhino Mocks
8 6 (0.59%) NUnit
8 6 (0.59%) MSTest
9 5 (0.49%) NSubstitute
9 5 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.49%) SpecFlow
9 5 (0.49%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.39%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (0.39%) Moq
11 3 (0.30%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.30%) PhoneGap
11 3 (0.30%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 143 (14.10%) Finance
2 59 (5.82%) Banking
3 45 (4.44%) Front Office
4 22 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.87%) Retail
6 14 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.28%) Back Office
8 12 (1.18%) Marketing
9 11 (1.08%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.79%) Advertising
11 7 (0.69%) Electronics
12 6 (0.59%) Billing
13 5 (0.49%) Military
14 4 (0.39%) Publishing
15 3 (0.30%) Games
15 3 (0.30%) Legal
15 3 (0.30%) Automotive
16 2 (0.20%) Law
16 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 575 (56.71%) Developer
2 208 (20.51%) DBA
3 188 (18.54%) .NET Developer
4 185 (18.24%) C# Developer
5 177 (17.46%) SQL DBA
6 142 (14.00%) SQL Developer
7 115 (11.34%) C# .NET Developer
8 96 (9.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 85 (8.38%) SQL Server DBA
10 67 (6.61%) Analyst
11 56 (5.52%) ASP.NET Developer
12 51 (5.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 50 (4.93%) Senior Developer
14 47 (4.64%) Administrator
15 43 (4.24%) Architect
16 39 (3.85%) Consultant
17 36 (3.55%) Business Developer
18 30 (2.96%) SQL Server Developer
19 29 (2.86%) Senior C# Developer
20 28 (2.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 453 (44.67%) .NET
2 249 (24.56%) ASP.NET
3 144 (14.20%) ASP.NET MVC
4 142 (14.00%) HTML
5 137 (13.51%) CSS
6 131 (12.92%) .NET Framework
7 130 (12.82%) jQuery
8 96 (9.47%) WCF
9 90 (8.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 82 (8.09%) Web Services
11 76 (7.50%) XML
12 72 (7.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 58 (5.72%) WPF
14 50 (4.93%) HTML5
15 49 (4.83%) MDX
16 48 (4.73%) LINQ
16 48 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 41 (4.04%) CSS3
18 34 (3.35%) Razor View Engine
19 32 (3.16%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 54 (5.33%) Clustering
2 39 (3.85%) Replication
3 30 (2.96%) NHS
4 22 (2.17%) Statistics
5 12 (1.18%) N-Tier
5 12 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.89%) Data Integration
7 9 (0.89%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.69%) Data Extraction
8 7 (0.69%) DTV
9 6 (0.59%) iPhone
9 6 (0.59%) Derivative
9 6 (0.59%) Mathematics
9 6 (0.59%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.49%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.49%) Social Media
11 4 (0.39%) Open Source
12 3 (0.30%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 185 (18.24%) Windows
2 98 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (4.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (2.66%) Windows 7
6 26 (2.56%) Linux
7 16 (1.58%) UNIX
7 16 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.28%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.49%) AIX
10 4 (0.39%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.39%) Android
11 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.099%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (20.02%) MVC
2 202 (19.92%) Business Intelligence
3 136 (13.41%) Performance Tuning
4 125 (12.33%) ETL
5 81 (7.99%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (7.79%) Migration
7 75 (7.40%) TDD
8 58 (5.72%) Data Modelling
9 47 (4.64%) Unit Testing
10 41 (4.04%) ITIL
11 40 (3.94%) Scrum
12 38 (3.75%) CRM
13 37 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
14 30 (2.96%) OO
14 30 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
15 25 (2.47%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (2.37%) Dimensional Modelling
17 23 (2.27%) E-Commerce
18 22 (2.17%) SOA
18 22 (2.17%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 584 (57.59%) SQL
2 418 (41.22%) C#
3 233 (22.98%) T-SQL
4 152 (14.99%) JavaScript
5 32 (3.16%) PowerShell
6 22 (2.17%) VB.NET
7 19 (1.87%) VBA
8 18 (1.78%) Java
9 15 (1.48%) PL/SQL
10 13 (1.28%) VB
11 12 (1.18%) C++
12 9 (0.89%) C
13 8 (0.79%) VBScript
13 8 (0.79%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.69%) Ruby
15 6 (0.59%) Perl
16 5 (0.49%) PHP
17 4 (0.39%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.39%) VB6
18 3 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 77 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 50 (4.93%) SC Cleared
4 33 (3.25%) Degree
5 24 (2.37%) MCITP
6 23 (2.27%) MCSE
7 21 (2.07%) MCDBA
8 13 (1.28%) MCTS
9 12 (1.18%) MCSA
10 11 (1.08%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.69%) MCSD
12 5 (0.49%) OCP
12 5 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.39%) MCP
14 3 (0.30%) MCT
14 3 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 2 (0.20%) VCP5
16 1 (0.099%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.66%) SLA
2 14 (1.38%) QA
3 6 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.30%) HL7
6 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.099%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.099%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 66 (6.51%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.35%) Oracle RMAN
3 22 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 20 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (0.99%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.49%) vSphere
8 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.099%) LiteSpeed
9 1 (0.099%) Xen
9 1 (0.099%) UAG
9 1 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.099%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (3.16%) Data Guard
2 18 (1.78%) SCCM
3 14 (1.38%) SCOM
4 7 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (0.69%) AppDNA
5 5 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.49%) WSUS
5 5 (0.49%) Puppet
6 4 (0.39%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.20%) SCSM
8 2 (0.20%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.20%) Ionix
8 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.099%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.099%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.099%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.099%) Nagios
Vendors
1 301 (29.68%) Microsoft
2 117 (11.54%) Oracle
3 37 (3.65%) VMware
4 36 (3.55%) SAP
5 22 (2.17%) Business Objects
6 17 (1.68%) Tableau
7 15 (1.48%) Citrix
8 13 (1.28%) Red Hat
8 13 (1.28%) Cisco
8 13 (1.28%) IBM
9 12 (1.18%) HP
9 12 (1.18%) Cognos
9 12 (1.18%) Red Gate
10 11 (1.08%) Sybase
11 10 (0.99%) Telerik
12 9 (0.89%) MicroStrategy
13 6 (0.59%) NetApp
13 6 (0.59%) Lattice Semiconductor
14 5 (0.49%) Twitter
14 5 (0.49%) ESRI
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £360 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £market rates per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Salt
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day 6 month Rolling+ Rate - possibly more for SM
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago