The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 46 43 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.25% 0.73% 0.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.91% 2.54% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £325 £343 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +31.57%
SQL Server 2012
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
110 118 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 27.99% 28.64% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 83 29
Average daily rate £369 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 0
Average hourly rate £41.50 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Lancashire region.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SQL Server 2012
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Lancashire region.

SQL Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region 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 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 7
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (16.67%) Ajax
6 1 (16.67%) MCTS
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (16.67%) MCITP
6 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (16.67%) HTML5
6 1 (16.67%) High Availability
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (16.67%) jQuery
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
6 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) C#
6 1 (16.67%) HTML
6 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 7
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) DBA
2 3 (50.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (16.67%) ETL Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning DBA
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Data Management
1 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) ETL
1 1 (16.67%) High Availability
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) MVC
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
1 1 (16.67%) MCTS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft