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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 183 243 278
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +35
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 676 447 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 0.84% 0.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.47% 4.00% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 316 202
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 13
Average hourly rate £26.75 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.57% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £35.00 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.75 £47.60 £52.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +27.27%

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
12350 11175 10514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.51% 21.12% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8092 6953 6312
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 168 224
Average hourly rate £27.78 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £13.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.96% -5.00%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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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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 +51 622 £364 -3.00% 254
London +32 256 £425 +6.25% 83
South East +38 123 £350 -6.66% 41
City of London +41 94 £431 +15.00% 38
Yorkshire +40 77 £325 +12.06% 31
West Yorkshire +38 76 £325 +12.06% 27
Leeds +43 65 £325 +12.06% 23
North West 0 37 £325 - 32
East of England +6 34 £350 - 14
Hampshire +25 33 £394 +5.00% 6
Scotland +17 27 £375 +15.38% 3
West Midlands -2 24 £340 +9.67% 15
East Midlands -4 24 £290 +11.53% 7
South West -17 24 £339 -1.45% 30
Manchester -3 19 £320 -1.53% 16
North East -9 19 £295 +18.00% 1
Oxfordshire -14 18 £400 +31.14% 5
Surrey +16 17 £350 -13.04% 4
Buckinghamshire +12 17 £325 +20.37% 7
Berkshire -9 16 £288 -28.12% 9
Wales -4 15 £285 -39.46% 3
Cambridgeshire +3 13 £365 +23.72% 3
Edinburgh +12 12 £363 +11.53%
Leicestershire +2 11 £283 -54.80% 1
Milton Keynes +9 10 £325 - 3
South Wales +1 10 £315 -32.97% 3
Cheshire -2 10 £325 -23.52% 8
Leicester +9 9 £275 -56.00% 1
Bradford -3 9 £275 - 2
Tyne and Wear -16 9 £288 - 1

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 1249 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 768 (61.49%) SQL
3 615 (49.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 610 (48.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 489 (39.15%) Microsoft
6 482 (38.59%) .NET
7 481 (38.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 423 (33.87%) T-SQL
9 400 (32.03%) C#
10 321 (25.70%) Business Intelligence
11 316 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
12 295 (23.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 286 (22.90%) Windows
14 262 (20.98%) ASP.NET
15 261 (20.90%) Data Warehouse
15 261 (20.90%) Finance
16 252 (20.18%) ETL
17 190 (15.21%) JavaScript
18 185 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
19 184 (14.73%) Visual Studio
20 180 (14.41%) MVC
21 163 (13.05%) SharePoint
22 156 (12.49%) HTML
23 152 (12.17%) MS Excel
23 152 (12.17%) .NET Framework
24 150 (12.01%) jQuery
24 150 (12.01%) Team Foundation Server
25 147 (11.77%) Scrum
26 145 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
27 144 (11.53%) Oracle

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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
1 163 (13.05%) SharePoint
2 77 (6.16%) IIS
3 48 (3.84%) SharePoint 2010
4 43 (3.44%) MS Exchange
5 40 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 33 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (1.44%) CMS
8 15 (1.20%) SAS
8 15 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (1.12%) OpenStack
10 13 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (0.88%) Node.js
12 10 (0.80%) Lync
13 9 (0.72%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (0.48%) Apache Pig
15 5 (0.40%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.40%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 152 (12.17%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.28%) PowerPivot
3 17 (1.36%) MS Office
4 11 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.40%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.32%) MS Project
6 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.16%) SPSS
7 2 (0.16%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 26 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.40%) Tridion
3 5 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.24%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.16%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.080%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.080%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.080%) Agresso
6 1 (0.080%) Endur
6 1 (0.080%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.080%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.080%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.40%) Office 365
4 4 (0.32%) IaaS
4 4 (0.32%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.32%) Boomi
5 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.16%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.16%) SaaS
7 1 (0.080%) PaaS
7 1 (0.080%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.52%) SAN
2 28 (2.24%) Firewall
3 26 (2.08%) DNS
4 25 (2.00%) Internet
5 24 (1.92%) FTP
6 20 (1.60%) DHCP
7 16 (1.28%) VPN
8 13 (1.04%) Intranet
9 11 (0.88%) LAN
9 11 (0.88%) VLAN
9 11 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (0.56%) WAN
10 7 (0.56%) SMTP
10 7 (0.56%) HTTP
10 7 (0.56%) IPv4
11 6 (0.48%) PBX
11 6 (0.48%) Wireless
11 6 (0.48%) IP Telephony
12 4 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.32%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1249 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 615 (49.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 610 (48.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 481 (38.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 295 (23.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 261 (20.90%) Data Warehouse
7 185 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 71 (5.68%) Oracle Database
9 62 (4.96%) Oracle Database 11g
10 60 (4.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 50 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
12 44 (3.52%) Relational Database
13 41 (3.28%) QlikView
14 40 (3.20%) OLAP
15 32 (2.56%) MS Access
16 31 (2.48%) Microsoft Power View
17 26 (2.08%) DTS
18 23 (1.84%) MySQL
19 21 (1.68%) OLAP Cube
19 21 (1.68%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 184 (14.73%) Visual Studio
2 150 (12.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 46 (3.68%) NUnit
3 46 (3.68%) Subversion
4 39 (3.12%) Git (software)
5 36 (2.88%) Toad
6 18 (1.44%) JIRA
7 16 (1.28%) ReSharper
8 15 (1.20%) SpecFlow
9 12 (0.96%) Moq
9 12 (0.96%) Selenium
10 10 (0.80%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 10 (0.80%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.48%) Grunt
11 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.48%) ERwin
11 6 (0.48%) Rhino Mocks
12 5 (0.40%) StyleCop
12 5 (0.40%) MSTest
General
1 261 (20.90%) Finance
2 73 (5.84%) Banking
3 55 (4.40%) Investment Banking
4 33 (2.64%) Retail
5 27 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 26 (2.08%) Back Office
7 19 (1.52%) Front Office
8 18 (1.44%) Legal
9 14 (1.12%) Marketing
10 13 (1.04%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.88%) Advertising
12 8 (0.64%) Publishing
13 6 (0.48%) Automotive
14 4 (0.32%) Law
15 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.24%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.24%) Local Government
16 2 (0.16%) Military
16 2 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 727 (58.21%) Developer
2 218 (17.45%) SQL Developer
3 173 (13.85%) DBA
3 173 (13.85%) .NET Developer
4 147 (11.77%) SQL DBA
5 116 (9.29%) Analyst
6 115 (9.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 84 (6.73%) C# Developer
8 57 (4.56%) Senior Developer
9 56 (4.48%) Administrator
10 54 (4.32%) C# .NET Developer
11 49 (3.92%) SQL Server DBA
11 49 (3.92%) Architect
11 49 (3.92%) Consultant
12 43 (3.44%) SQL Server Developer
13 41 (3.28%) Web Developer
14 37 (2.96%) ASP.NET Developer
15 31 (2.48%) Database Developer
16 30 (2.40%) ETL Developer
16 30 (2.40%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (38.59%) .NET
2 262 (20.98%) ASP.NET
3 156 (12.49%) HTML
4 152 (12.17%) .NET Framework
5 150 (12.01%) jQuery
6 134 (10.73%) CSS
7 119 (9.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 103 (8.25%) XML
9 96 (7.69%) WCF
10 90 (7.21%) Web Services
11 83 (6.65%) MDX
12 74 (5.92%) HTML5
13 72 (5.76%) Entity Framework
14 65 (5.20%) ASP.NET Web API
15 63 (5.04%) Ajax
16 61 (4.88%) WPF
17 55 (4.40%) AngularJS
18 42 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 40 (3.20%) LINQ
20 39 (3.12%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 104 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.96%) Clustering
3 43 (3.44%) Replication
4 33 (2.64%) NHS
5 28 (2.24%) Computer Science
6 25 (2.00%) Data Integration
7 21 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 20 (1.60%) N-Tier
9 17 (1.36%) Mathematics
10 16 (1.28%) Visualisation
10 16 (1.28%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
14 10 (0.80%) Derivative
14 10 (0.80%) Fixed Income
15 9 (0.72%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.72%) Equities
15 9 (0.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 286 (22.90%) Windows
2 145 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 126 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (3.60%) Linux
6 20 (1.60%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.28%) UNIX
8 14 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.96%) Windows 8
9 12 (0.96%) Windows XP
10 11 (0.88%) CentOS
11 8 (0.64%) Android
12 6 (0.48%) AIX
13 3 (0.24%) Solaris
13 3 (0.24%) Fedora
14 2 (0.16%) VMS
15 1 (0.080%) SUSE
15 1 (0.080%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.080%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (25.70%) Business Intelligence
2 316 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
3 252 (20.18%) ETL
4 180 (14.41%) MVC
5 147 (11.77%) Scrum
6 113 (9.05%) TDD
7 109 (8.73%) Migration
8 103 (8.25%) Data Modelling
9 86 (6.89%) SDLC
10 79 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
11 61 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
12 54 (4.32%) E-Commerce
13 50 (4.00%) ITIL
14 47 (3.76%) OO
14 47 (3.76%) Data Migration
14 47 (3.76%) Analytics
15 46 (3.68%) Kimball Methodology
15 46 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
16 45 (3.60%) CRM
17 42 (3.36%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 768 (61.49%) SQL
2 423 (33.87%) T-SQL
3 400 (32.03%) C#
4 190 (15.21%) JavaScript
5 99 (7.93%) PowerShell
6 70 (5.60%) VB.NET
7 52 (4.16%) PL/SQL
8 49 (3.92%) VB
9 32 (2.56%) VBA
9 32 (2.56%) Java
10 27 (2.16%) VB6
11 21 (1.68%) Python
12 20 (1.60%) Perl
13 19 (1.52%) PHP
13 19 (1.52%) Ruby
13 19 (1.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 13 (1.04%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.88%) VBScript
16 7 (0.56%) C++
17 6 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (6.00%) Degree
2 64 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 62 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (3.60%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.44%) MCSE
6 17 (1.36%) MCITP
7 16 (1.28%) MCSA
7 16 (1.28%) MCDBA
8 8 (0.64%) MCTS
9 7 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.24%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.24%) HP APS
11 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.24%) MCP
12 2 (0.16%) CCNA
12 2 (0.16%) VCP4
13 1 (0.080%) VCAP
13 1 (0.080%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.32%) QA
2 12 (0.96%) Data Quality
2 12 (0.96%) SLA
3 7 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.080%) HL7
5 1 (0.080%) DICOM
5 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 50 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (2.32%) vSphere
4 21 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.44%) XenApp
5 18 (1.44%) vCloud
6 15 (1.20%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.80%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.40%) HDFS
9 5 (0.40%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.24%) Samba
10 3 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.080%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 24 (1.92%) SCCM
2 22 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (1.60%) Puppet
4 13 (1.04%) ZABBIX
4 13 (1.04%) SCOM
5 9 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (0.56%) ARCserve
6 7 (0.56%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.32%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.32%) SCSM
7 4 (0.32%) EMC VPLEX
8 3 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.24%) LiteSpeed
8 3 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.16%) Control-M
9 2 (0.16%) vMotion
10 1 (0.080%) Nagios
10 1 (0.080%) MOM
10 1 (0.080%) WSUS
Vendors
1 489 (39.15%) Microsoft
2 144 (11.53%) Oracle
3 82 (6.57%) VMware
4 45 (3.60%) HP
5 42 (3.36%) Tableau
6 36 (2.88%) Citrix
7 35 (2.80%) IBM
8 32 (2.56%) Business Objects
9 29 (2.32%) Cisco
10 23 (1.84%) Cognos
11 21 (1.68%) SAP
11 21 (1.68%) Red Hat
12 16 (1.28%) Sitecore
13 15 (1.20%) Red Gate
13 15 (1.20%) Perforce
14 13 (1.04%) 3PAR
14 13 (1.04%) New Relic
14 13 (1.04%) Telerik
14 13 (1.04%) AppDynamics
15 12 (0.96%) Altiris
London
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leyland, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £270 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago