Period
to 22 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SQL Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2016 over the 6 months to 22 March 2019 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 2016
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 157 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 - -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 16 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.38% 0.38% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.21% 2.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 0
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% - -
South East median daily rate £440 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +17.33% -11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £22.50 -

SQL Server 2016 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 723 738 591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.07% 18.51% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 425 329
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £311 £281
90th Percentile £600 £589 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 32
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +400.00% -18.86%
10th Percentile £21.00 £38.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.69 £53.75 £38.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £17.20
% change year-on-year - +161.63% -32.39%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in Berkshire

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in Berkshire

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in Berkshire

SQL Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 11 £500 +33.33% 2
Slough -10 1 £450 +20.00%
Bracknell -15 1 £325 -
SQL Server 2016
South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2016 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server
3 9 (56.25%) VMware
4 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
6 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
7 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
7 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (31.25%) Veeam
7 5 (31.25%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (25.00%) Migration
8 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
8 4 (25.00%) Firewall
8 4 (25.00%) LAN
9 3 (18.75%) VMS
9 3 (18.75%) DHCP
9 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
9 3 (18.75%) DNS
9 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
9 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
9 3 (18.75%) IIS
9 3 (18.75%) Dell
9 3 (18.75%) EMC
9 3 (18.75%) Citrix

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (18.75%) IIS
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
1 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
2 2 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) Skype
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) Power BI
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Azure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) 802.1X
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
2 2 (12.50%) MSMQ
2 2 (12.50%) RESTful
2 2 (12.50%) WCF
2 2 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) PKI
1 3 (18.75%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) Windows Server
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) VMS
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Break/Fix
3 3 (18.75%) Converged Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (18.75%) ITSM
3 3 (18.75%) Network Virtualisation
3 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 2 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
3 2 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (18.75%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (18.75%) XenApp
4 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Veeam
4 3 (18.75%) CA
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Clearswift
4 3 (18.75%) Dell
4 3 (18.75%) EMC
4 3 (18.75%) Juniper
5 2 (12.50%) Google
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat