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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 246 232 416
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +184
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 404 411 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.84% 0.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.83% 3.81% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 258 75
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£365 £375 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £250 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.82% +3.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +3.63%

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
10557 10780 10382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.07% 22.07% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6874 6585 6288
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 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 204 239
Average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.67 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -27 367 £368 -2.64% 256
London +11 175 £400 -15.78% 93
South East -13 66 £340 -7.16% 29
City of London +6 48 £350 -26.31% 38
South West -20 29 £350 +27.27% 22
West Midlands +5 21 £365 +32.72% 13
Hampshire -9 21 £348 -6.08% 5
East of England +10 19 £375 +15.38% 27
Bristol -1 19 £375 +50.00% 5
Yorkshire -27 19 £319 -12.67% 21
Scotland -8 18 £349 +3.33% 4
Berkshire +6 17 £350 -7.89% 8
Wales -3 17 £274 -15.76% 12
North West +2 16 £275 -5.17% 32
East Midlands +15 15 £363 +5.83% 14
Hertfordshire +14 15 £365 - 12
South Wales -1 14 £285 -12.30% 12
West Yorkshire -11 14 £308 -15.75% 13
Cardiff - 13 £253 - 4
Leeds -19 10 £338 -7.53% 11
Glasgow -3 9 £383 +9.28% 3
Reading +8 7 £338 -12.33% 4
Manchester -3 7 £275 +22.22% 17
Surrey -5 7 £325 -7.14% 4
Edinburgh -5 6 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -6 6 £300 +4.34% 4
Birmingham -8 6 £300 +2.12% 3
North East -14 6 £300 +5.26% 4
Buckinghamshire -19 6 £338 +8.00% 3
Somerset -2 5 £315 +14.54%

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 906 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 535 (59.05%) SQL
3 514 (56.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 365 (40.29%) .NET
5 348 (38.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 338 (37.31%) Microsoft
7 316 (34.88%) C#
8 298 (32.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 269 (29.69%) T-SQL
10 211 (23.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 206 (22.74%) Windows
12 204 (22.52%) ASP.NET
13 203 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
14 195 (21.52%) Business Intelligence
15 174 (19.21%) MVC
16 159 (17.55%) HTML
17 157 (17.33%) Data Warehouse
18 156 (17.22%) ETL
19 153 (16.89%) Finance
20 147 (16.23%) JavaScript
21 143 (15.78%) SQL Server 2005
22 141 (15.56%) CSS
23 140 (15.45%) MS Excel
24 129 (14.24%) jQuery
25 126 (13.91%) ASP.NET MVC
26 117 (12.91%) .NET Framework
27 104 (11.48%) Visual Studio
28 100 (11.04%) SharePoint
29 96 (10.60%) TDD
29 96 (10.60%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 100 (11.04%) SharePoint
2 52 (5.74%) IIS
3 44 (4.86%) MS Exchange
4 38 (4.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 30 (3.31%) SharePoint 2013
5 30 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (2.32%) CMS
7 16 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (1.21%) OpenStack
9 11 (1.21%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.99%) Lotus Domino
11 8 (0.88%) Node.js
12 7 (0.77%) Lync
13 6 (0.66%) JBoss
13 6 (0.66%) EPiServer CMS
14 5 (0.55%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.44%) ArcGIS
15 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 140 (15.45%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.43%) MS Office
3 18 (1.99%) PowerPivot
4 9 (0.99%) MS Project
5 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) SPSS
6 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) FastStats
7 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.66%) Office 365
3 4 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.11%) SaaS
6 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.75%) SAN
2 24 (2.65%) Internet
3 20 (2.21%) Firewall
4 17 (1.88%) NAS
4 17 (1.88%) LAN
5 14 (1.55%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.21%) WAN
7 10 (1.10%) VPN
7 10 (1.10%) DNS
8 9 (0.99%) VoIP
8 9 (0.99%) SMTP
9 8 (0.88%) PBX
10 7 (0.77%) IP Telephony
10 7 (0.77%) DHCP
10 7 (0.77%) HTTP
11 6 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.55%) SSL
12 5 (0.55%) FTP
13 4 (0.44%) VLAN
14 3 (0.33%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 906 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 514 (56.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 348 (38.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 298 (32.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 211 (23.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 157 (17.33%) Data Warehouse
7 143 (15.78%) SQL Server 2005
8 56 (6.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 49 (5.41%) Relational Database
10 40 (4.42%) OLAP
11 26 (2.87%) Oracle Database
12 24 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
12 24 (2.65%) RDBMS
13 22 (2.43%) QlikView
13 22 (2.43%) OLAP Cube
14 20 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (1.77%) SSDT
16 15 (1.66%) MySQL
16 15 (1.66%) MS Access
17 14 (1.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 104 (11.48%) Visual Studio
2 96 (10.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (3.42%) Subversion
4 29 (3.20%) NUnit
5 28 (3.09%) Git (software)
6 19 (2.10%) Rhino Mocks
7 13 (1.43%) MSTest
8 12 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 12 (1.32%) JIRA
8 12 (1.32%) Selenium
9 11 (1.21%) Moq
9 11 (1.21%) SpecFlow
10 10 (1.10%) Jenkins
11 9 (0.99%) ReSharper
11 9 (0.99%) JMeter
12 7 (0.77%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.77%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 6 (0.66%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.66%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.66%) SoapUI
General
1 153 (16.89%) Finance
2 33 (3.64%) Banking
3 22 (2.43%) Retail
4 19 (2.10%) Investment Banking
5 17 (1.88%) Front Office
6 16 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.55%) Legal
8 10 (1.10%) Marketing
9 8 (0.88%) Advertising
9 8 (0.88%) Publishing
10 7 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.77%) Back Office
11 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.44%) Law
12 4 (0.44%) Local Government
13 3 (0.33%) Games
13 3 (0.33%) Military
14 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 496 (54.75%) Developer
2 160 (17.66%) .NET Developer
3 128 (14.13%) SQL Developer
4 124 (13.69%) DBA
5 111 (12.25%) SQL DBA
6 104 (11.48%) C# Developer
7 94 (10.38%) Analyst
8 77 (8.50%) C# .NET Developer
9 72 (7.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 55 (6.07%) SQL Server DBA
11 51 (5.63%) Administrator
12 46 (5.08%) Senior Developer
13 38 (4.19%) ASP.NET Developer
14 37 (4.08%) Architect
15 33 (3.64%) Consultant
15 33 (3.64%) Microsoft Developer
15 33 (3.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 27 (2.98%) Data Analyst
17 24 (2.65%) Web Developer
18 22 (2.43%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (40.29%) .NET
2 204 (22.52%) ASP.NET
3 159 (17.55%) HTML
4 141 (15.56%) CSS
5 129 (14.24%) jQuery
6 126 (13.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 117 (12.91%) .NET Framework
8 87 (9.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 83 (9.16%) XML
10 80 (8.83%) WCF
11 72 (7.95%) HTML5
12 55 (6.07%) Ajax
12 55 (6.07%) Web Services
13 43 (4.75%) LINQ
14 42 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
15 40 (4.42%) CSS3
16 39 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 39 (4.30%) MDX
17 34 (3.75%) AngularJS
18 33 (3.64%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (7.06%) Replication
3 51 (5.63%) Clustering
4 25 (2.76%) Open Source
5 22 (2.43%) NHS
6 17 (1.88%) Visualisation
6 17 (1.88%) Mainframe
7 16 (1.77%) Data Integration
8 14 (1.55%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.43%) Inversion of Control
10 12 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.88%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.77%) Social Media
12 7 (0.77%) IVR
13 6 (0.66%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.66%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.55%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.55%) User Experience
14 5 (0.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 206 (22.74%) Windows
2 96 (10.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (8.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (2.54%) Windows 7
6 22 (2.43%) Linux
7 20 (2.21%) CentOS
7 20 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.10%) UNIX
9 6 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.55%) Android
11 4 (0.44%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.22%) AIX
12 2 (0.22%) Solaris
12 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (21.52%) Business Intelligence
3 174 (19.21%) MVC
4 156 (17.22%) ETL
5 96 (10.60%) TDD
6 89 (9.82%) Migration
7 75 (8.28%) Scrum
8 72 (7.95%) Performance Tuning
9 66 (7.28%) Data Modelling
10 45 (4.97%) CRM
11 43 (4.75%) ITIL
12 39 (4.30%) Data Migration
13 35 (3.86%) Unit Testing
14 34 (3.75%) Kimball Methodology
14 34 (3.75%) E-Commerce
15 33 (3.64%) SOA
15 33 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (3.42%) Analytics
17 30 (3.31%) BDD
18 28 (3.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 535 (59.05%) SQL
2 316 (34.88%) C#
3 269 (29.69%) T-SQL
4 147 (16.23%) JavaScript
5 49 (5.41%) VB.NET
6 41 (4.53%) Java
7 33 (3.64%) PowerShell
8 31 (3.42%) VBA
9 18 (1.99%) VB
10 16 (1.77%) C++
11 15 (1.66%) VB6
11 15 (1.66%) Ruby
11 15 (1.66%) PHP
12 14 (1.55%) Python
13 11 (1.21%) Perl
14 8 (0.88%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.55%) XPath
15 5 (0.55%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 4 (0.44%) VBScript
16 4 (0.44%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 64 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 41 (4.53%) SC Cleared
3 40 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (2.21%) Degree
5 12 (1.32%) MCSE
5 12 (1.32%) MCTS
5 12 (1.32%) MCITP
6 10 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.10%) CCNA
7 8 (0.88%) MCDBA
8 7 (0.77%) MCSA
8 7 (0.77%) ISEB
9 6 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.55%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.33%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.33%) CCNP
11 3 (0.33%) PMP
11 3 (0.33%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.77%) SLA
2 12 (1.32%) QA
3 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) DICOM
5 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 52 (5.74%) Active Directory
2 50 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.87%) vSphere
4 19 (2.10%) VMware ESX
5 18 (1.99%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.88%) vCloud
7 13 (1.43%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.88%) XenApp
9 7 (0.77%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.11%) Squid
13 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (4.19%) SCOM
2 25 (2.76%) SCCM
3 20 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.77%) Puppet
5 13 (1.43%) NetBackup
6 9 (0.99%) ZABBIX
7 8 (0.88%) ARCserve
8 5 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.33%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.22%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.11%) Nessus
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.11%) Control-M
11 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 338 (37.31%) Microsoft
2 71 (7.84%) VMware
3 55 (6.07%) Oracle
4 31 (3.42%) HP
5 29 (3.20%) Tableau
6 25 (2.76%) IBM
7 23 (2.54%) Citrix
8 21 (2.32%) Symantec
9 19 (2.10%) Cisco
10 15 (1.66%) Telerik
10 15 (1.66%) SAP
10 15 (1.66%) EMC
11 14 (1.55%) Cognos
12 13 (1.43%) Sybase
12 13 (1.43%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.21%) Business Objects
13 11 (1.21%) MicroStrategy
14 10 (1.10%) BMC
15 9 (0.99%) Red Gate
15 9 (0.99%) AppDynamics
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
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Search Consultancy
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Rate: £400 - 450 per day + .
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Hampshire
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Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day limited company basis
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