The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lincolnshire with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 27 June 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 (MS SQL)
East Midlands / Lincolnshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 15 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lincolnshire 21.74% 10.20% 24.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.72% 41.67% 65.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
Median daily rate £413 £440 £209
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +110.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £440 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £440 £255
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.09 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

SQL Server 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 Lincolnshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Lincolnshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 29 12 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lincolnshire 42.03% 24.49% 37.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 10
Median daily rate £413 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £262 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £440 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.09 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Lincolnshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lincolnshire citing SQL Server 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 in Lincolnshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lincolnshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Lincolnshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lincolnshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Lincolnshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lincolnshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Lincolnshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Lincolnshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Lincolnshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Lincolnshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
Lincoln 0 5 £400 -9.09%
Scunthorpe - 1 £440 -
SQL Server
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 Lincolnshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 16 (64.00%) .NET
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (60.00%) C#
3 13 (52.00%) Windows
4 12 (48.00%) UML
4 12 (48.00%) OO
4 12 (48.00%) VB
4 12 (48.00%) DCOM
4 12 (48.00%) Software Testing
4 12 (48.00%) WPF
4 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (48.00%) User Experience
4 12 (48.00%) SOLID
5 10 (40.00%) Link 16
5 10 (40.00%) MIL-STD-1553
5 10 (40.00%) Avionics
5 10 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 10 (40.00%) NServiceBus
5 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 10 (40.00%) ArcGIS
5 10 (40.00%) Military
5 10 (40.00%) COM
5 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (32.00%) C
6 8 (32.00%) Scrum
6 8 (32.00%) Degree
6 8 (32.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (24.00%) Java

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lincolnshire 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 10 (40.00%) ArcGIS
1 10 (40.00%) NServiceBus
2 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) Link 16
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Spotfire
2 1 (4.00%) BODI
2 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) DocumentDB
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) Power BI
2 1 (4.00%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (16.00%) Maven
General
1 10 (40.00%) Avionics
1 10 (40.00%) Military
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
2 4 (16.00%) Billing
3 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Advertising
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) C# Software Engineer
1 10 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (8.00%) UI Developer
5 2 (8.00%) UI Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) UI/UX Developer
5 2 (8.00%) UX Developer
5 2 (8.00%) UX Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) WPF Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Integration Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) .NET
2 12 (48.00%) DCOM
2 12 (48.00%) WPF
3 10 (40.00%) COM
4 5 (20.00%) XML
5 4 (16.00%) J2EE
5 4 (16.00%) Java EE
5 4 (16.00%) Spring
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (4.00%) CSS
6 1 (4.00%) HTML
6 1 (4.00%) Middleware
6 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) User Experience
2 3 (12.00%) Market Risk
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) VMS
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) OO
1 12 (48.00%) Software Testing
1 12 (48.00%) SOLID
1 12 (48.00%) UML
2 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (32.00%) Scrum
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.00%) TDD
6 3 (12.00%) Dashboard Development
6 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
7 1 (4.00%) Data Architecture
7 1 (4.00%) Logical Data Model
7 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (4.00%) People Management
7 1 (4.00%) Physical Data Model
7 1 (4.00%) Release Management
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) C#
2 12 (48.00%) VB
3 8 (32.00%) C
4 6 (24.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (32.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (32.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Tableau
2 3 (12.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Apple
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) EMC
4 1 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) VMware