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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 271 176 211
Rank change year-on-year
-95 +35
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 480 818 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 1.41% 1.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.97% 6.14% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 620 359
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.04 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.49% +10.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.55 £12.48 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.68 £44.85 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.04 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+21.49% +64.62%

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
12091 13328 12482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.69% 23.03% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8003 8832 7926
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 193 203
Median hourly rate £36.14 £33.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +34.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.07 £33.55 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+7.51% +41.26%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -80 462 £375 - 141
London -97 157 £413 -5.71% 36
South East -4 83 £403 +17.09% 19
South West +34 58 £350 +3.32% 13
Yorkshire -19 58 £375 +7.14% 19
North West +6 35 £350 -6.66% 26
City of London -61 30 £450 - 13
West Midlands -38 28 £348 +3.11% 4
West Yorkshire -43 27 £353 +0.71% 15
East of England -24 22 £345 +15.00% 11
South Yorkshire +21 21 £380 - 3
Leeds -30 21 £353 +7.63% 15
Hampshire +6 18 £394 +14.13% 2
Sheffield +13 17 £400 - 1
Berkshire +5 17 £388 +15.24% 8
West Sussex 0 15 £405 +23.58% 3
Manchester -12 14 £338 -10.00% 15
Somerset +33 13 £350 +14.28% 4
Devon +15 12 £325 +11.11% 1
Coventry -6 12 £364 +12.00%
East Midlands -15 12 £363 +3.57% 7
North Yorkshire +5 10 £306 +22.50% 1
Surrey -8 10 £350 +7.69% 5
Wales -21 10 £475 +5.55% 1
Buckinghamshire +23 9 £343 -2.14%
Dorset +13 9 £350 - 3
Merseyside +12 9 £375 +20.96% 7
Hertfordshire +11 9 £345 +6.15% 5
South Wales -12 9 £475 - 1
Plymouth - 9 £325 -

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 948 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 651 (68.67%) SQL
3 429 (45.25%) Microsoft
4 386 (40.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 382 (40.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 328 (34.60%) .NET
7 321 (33.86%) C#
8 316 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 272 (28.69%) Windows
10 267 (28.16%) T-SQL
11 251 (26.48%) Business Intelligence
12 229 (24.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 222 (23.42%) SQL Server 2014
14 215 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
15 213 (22.47%) ETL
16 208 (21.94%) Data Warehouse
17 200 (21.10%) ASP.NET
18 176 (18.57%) Finance
19 162 (17.09%) Windows Server
20 160 (16.88%) MVC
21 144 (15.19%) HTML
22 142 (14.98%) JavaScript
23 139 (14.66%) MS Excel
23 139 (14.66%) SQL Server 2005
24 131 (13.82%) .NET Framework
25 128 (13.50%) Visual Studio
26 126 (13.29%) SharePoint
27 125 (13.19%) Active Directory
28 122 (12.87%) Team Foundation Server
29 121 (12.76%) CSS

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
1 126 (13.29%) SharePoint
2 79 (8.33%) IIS
3 73 (7.70%) MS Exchange
4 57 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 54 (5.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 48 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 32 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 29 (3.06%) CMS
9 28 (2.95%) Skype for Business
10 27 (2.85%) Sitecore CMS
11 22 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
12 21 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (1.69%) Tomcat
14 10 (1.05%) Apache
14 10 (1.05%) JBoss
14 10 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (0.95%) NServiceBus
16 8 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 6 (0.63%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 139 (14.66%) MS Excel
2 44 (4.64%) MS Office
3 16 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.48%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 34 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.42%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.32%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.21%) Infor CRM
6 2 (0.21%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.21%) OpenText MBPM
6 2 (0.21%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.21%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.11%) Endur
7 1 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (4.54%) Office 365
3 29 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (0.63%) IaaS
4 6 (0.63%) PaaS
5 4 (0.42%) GitHub
5 4 (0.42%) IBM PureFlex
5 4 (0.42%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.32%) Yammer
7 2 (0.21%) SaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.11%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.11%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 60 (6.33%) DNS
2 40 (4.22%) Firewall
3 35 (3.69%) DHCP
4 33 (3.48%) SAN
5 16 (1.69%) LAN
5 16 (1.69%) WAN
6 13 (1.37%) SMTP
7 11 (1.16%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.95%) Internet
8 9 (0.95%) Skype
9 8 (0.84%) Intranet
10 7 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (0.74%) iSCSI
10 7 (0.74%) MPLS
10 7 (0.74%) NAS
10 7 (0.74%) VPN
11 6 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (0.63%) SSL
11 6 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 948 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 386 (40.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 382 (40.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 316 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 229 (24.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 222 (23.42%) SQL Server 2014
7 208 (21.94%) Data Warehouse
8 139 (14.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 46 (4.85%) MongoDB
10 44 (4.64%) Relational Database
11 39 (4.11%) OLAP
12 38 (4.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 35 (3.69%) Power BI
14 34 (3.59%) Oracle Database
15 25 (2.64%) NoSQL
15 25 (2.64%) SQL Server 2000
16 24 (2.53%) QlikView
17 21 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
17 21 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
17 21 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 128 (13.50%) Visual Studio
2 122 (12.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (4.22%) Git (software)
4 30 (3.16%) NUnit
5 25 (2.64%) Selenium
6 24 (2.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 21 (2.22%) TeamCity
8 20 (2.11%) Subversion
9 19 (2.00%) SpecFlow
10 15 (1.58%) MSTest
11 14 (1.48%) Jenkins
12 11 (1.16%) JIRA
12 11 (1.16%) Moq
13 7 (0.74%) Jasmine
13 7 (0.74%) MbUnit
13 7 (0.74%) Mercurial
14 6 (0.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 6 (0.63%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.63%) Grunt
15 5 (0.53%) JUnit
General
1 176 (18.57%) Finance
2 53 (5.59%) Banking
3 28 (2.95%) Retail
4 25 (2.64%) Advertising
5 20 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.11%) Legal
6 13 (1.37%) Back Office
7 10 (1.05%) Front Office
7 10 (1.05%) Law
8 9 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.95%) Military
9 6 (0.63%) Billing
9 6 (0.63%) Electronics
9 6 (0.63%) Games
9 6 (0.63%) Marketing
9 6 (0.63%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.53%) Local Government
11 4 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.11%) Automotive
12 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 530 (55.91%) Developer
2 188 (19.83%) SQL Developer
3 170 (17.93%) .NET Developer
4 139 (14.66%) DBA
5 129 (13.61%) SQL DBA
6 104 (10.97%) SSIS Developer
7 101 (10.65%) C# Developer
8 82 (8.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 69 (7.28%) C# .NET Developer
10 64 (6.75%) SQL Server Developer
11 60 (6.33%) Administrator
11 60 (6.33%) Senior Developer
12 54 (5.70%) SQL Server DBA
13 52 (5.49%) SSRS Developer
14 51 (5.38%) Analyst
15 49 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
15 49 (5.17%) SSAS Developer
16 46 (4.85%) Consultant
16 46 (4.85%) ETL Developer
17 45 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (34.60%) .NET
2 200 (21.10%) ASP.NET
3 144 (15.19%) HTML
4 131 (13.82%) .NET Framework
5 121 (12.76%) CSS
6 109 (11.50%) jQuery
7 108 (11.39%) Web Services
8 106 (11.18%) WCF
9 95 (10.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 95 (10.02%) HTML5
10 79 (8.33%) XML
11 78 (8.23%) Entity Framework
12 73 (7.70%) ASP.NET Web API
13 68 (7.17%) AngularJS
14 44 (4.64%) MDX
15 43 (4.54%) RESTful
16 40 (4.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 39 (4.11%) LINQ
18 34 (3.59%) SOAP
18 34 (3.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 81 (8.54%) Clustering
2 72 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (6.96%) Replication
4 35 (3.69%) Data Centre
5 31 (3.27%) N-Tier
6 29 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (2.74%) Visualisation
8 21 (2.22%) Computer Science
9 16 (1.69%) Data Integration
10 14 (1.48%) Data Structures
10 14 (1.48%) NHS
11 12 (1.27%) Blackberry
12 11 (1.16%) Management Information System
13 9 (0.95%) Mathematics
14 7 (0.74%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.74%) Data Conversion
14 7 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.74%) Market Risk
15 6 (0.63%) PKI
16 5 (0.53%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 272 (28.69%) Windows
2 162 (17.09%) Windows Server
3 103 (10.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 86 (9.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (3.48%) Linux
6 22 (2.32%) Android
6 22 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (1.69%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.37%) Apple iOS
9 12 (1.27%) Unix
10 9 (0.95%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.84%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.74%) Solaris
13 6 (0.63%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.63%) Windows Phone 8
14 5 (0.53%) CentOS
14 5 (0.53%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.42%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (26.48%) Business Intelligence
2 215 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
3 213 (22.47%) ETL
4 160 (16.88%) MVC
5 88 (9.28%) Performance Tuning
6 76 (8.02%) Migration
7 71 (7.49%) Scrum
7 71 (7.49%) TDD
8 62 (6.54%) Data Modelling
8 62 (6.54%) ITIL
9 61 (6.43%) CRM
10 58 (6.12%) Unit Testing
11 54 (5.70%) Kimball Methodology
12 49 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
12 49 (5.17%) High Availability
13 46 (4.85%) ETL Development
14 44 (4.64%) OO
15 42 (4.43%) Web Development
16 38 (4.01%) Content Management
17 36 (3.80%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 651 (68.67%) SQL
2 321 (33.86%) C#
3 267 (28.16%) T-SQL
4 142 (14.98%) JavaScript
5 89 (9.39%) PowerShell
6 56 (5.91%) VB.NET
7 32 (3.38%) Java
8 21 (2.22%) TypeScript
9 18 (1.90%) VB
10 15 (1.58%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.37%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.27%) VBA
13 11 (1.16%) C++
13 11 (1.16%) PHP
14 9 (0.95%) Python
15 8 (0.84%) XAML
16 7 (0.74%) VBScript
17 4 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 4 (0.42%) Perl
18 3 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 107 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 78 (8.23%) SC Cleared
3 70 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 63 (6.65%) Degree
5 33 (3.48%) MCSE
6 26 (2.74%) MCTS
7 24 (2.53%) MCITP
8 19 (2.00%) MCP
9 17 (1.79%) MCSA
10 14 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.05%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.74%) MCDBA
13 5 (0.53%) MCSD
14 4 (0.42%) CCNA
14 4 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.42%) MCDST
14 4 (0.42%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.00%) QA
1 19 (2.00%) SLA
2 18 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.21%) MiFID
5 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.11%) DICOM
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 125 (13.19%) Active Directory
2 61 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.27%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (1.90%) vSphere
6 12 (1.27%) XenApp
7 8 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.42%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.42%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.32%) Docker
12 2 (0.21%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
13 1 (0.11%) Samba
13 1 (0.11%) Squid
13 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (3.90%) SCCM
2 23 (2.43%) Microsoft Clustering
3 20 (2.11%) SCOM
4 18 (1.90%) WSUS
5 16 (1.69%) NetBackup
6 14 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (1.27%) Perfmon
8 11 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
10 7 (0.74%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (0.53%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.42%) CA Spectrum
13 4 (0.42%) Puppet
13 4 (0.42%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
13 4 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 2 (0.21%) Control-M
Vendors
1 429 (45.25%) Microsoft
2 83 (8.76%) VMware
3 65 (6.86%) Oracle
4 46 (4.85%) HP
5 33 (3.48%) Citrix
5 33 (3.48%) Sitecore
6 27 (2.85%) Symantec
7 26 (2.74%) IBM
8 25 (2.64%) Cisco
9 19 (2.00%) SAP
10 18 (1.90%) Tableau
11 17 (1.79%) Cognos
12 15 (1.58%) RedGate
13 12 (1.27%) Sun
14 11 (1.16%) EMC
14 11 (1.16%) ServiceNow
14 11 (1.16%) Twitter
15 10 (1.05%) Dell
15 10 (1.05%) IFS
16 9 (0.95%) NetApp
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £335 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Durham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
The Change Partners Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago