The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for SQL Server 2012 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 - 38
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.00% - 2.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.85% - 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £342 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 - £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 - £357
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -6.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -36.47% +157.57%  

SQL Server 2012 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 52 97 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 25.87% 22.99% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 57 64
Median daily rate £375 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £38.38 £45.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing SQL Server 2012 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2012 in Lancashire

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the Lancashire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (81.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (81.82%) C#
3 9 (81.82%) .NET
4 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (63.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (54.55%) VB.NET
7 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
7 5 (45.45%) Web Services
7 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
8 4 (36.36%) VB
9 3 (27.27%) HTML
9 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
9 3 (27.27%) XML
9 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET
9 3 (27.27%) Classic ASP
9 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
9 3 (27.27%) CSS
9 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (27.27%) LINQ
9 3 (27.27%) LINQ to SQL
10 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
10 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
10 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) SAS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (81.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (63.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (9.09%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (9.09%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
8 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) .NET Developer
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Developer
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
7 1 (9.09%) Cognos Developer
7 1 (9.09%) SSIS Developer
7 1 (9.09%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) Classic ASP
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) LINQ
3 3 (27.27%) LINQ to SQL
3 3 (27.27%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
4 2 (18.18%) WCF
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
2 2 (18.18%) Web Development
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) Information Management
3 1 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) VB.NET
4 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
5 4 (36.36%) VB
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) HNC
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Cognos