Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 163 146
Rank change year-on-year +70 -17 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 11 14 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.63% 0.33% 0.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.50% 2.16% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 6
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £344 £353 £329
90th Percentile £650 £628 £450
South East median daily rate £405 £413 £385
% change year-on-year -1.82% +7.14% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £54.75 -
South East median hourly rate - £54.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +143.33% -

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 314 647 718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.05% 15.23% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 381 417
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £325
90th Percentile £650 £619 £589
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 12
Median hourly rate £49.50 £47.69 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +6.57% +371.05%
10th Percentile £21.76 £22.49 £11.05
90th Percentile £68.75 £72.63 £57.00
Median hourly rate £39.00 £47.85 £40.25
% change year-on-year -18.49% +18.87% +111.84%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in Berkshire

SQL Server 2016
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in Berkshire over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020. 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 +31 6 £550 +18.92%
Maidenhead +17 2 £350 -
Newbury +7 1 £550 -
Bracknell - 1 £300 -
SQL Server 2016
South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
3 7 (63.64%) Oracle
4 5 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (36.36%) Service Management
5 4 (36.36%) VMware
6 3 (27.27%) Remedy
6 3 (27.27%) BMC
6 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) DHCP
6 3 (27.27%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (27.27%) CMDB
6 3 (27.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (27.27%) Replication
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
7 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (18.18%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) .NET
7 2 (18.18%) C#
7 2 (18.18%) SOA

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 2 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (9.09%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) DBA
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) SQL DBA
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 1 (9.09%) CRM Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Principal Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Core
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) CSS3
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) CMDB
1 3 (27.27%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (36.36%) Service Management
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Boundary Protection
5 1 (9.09%) Data Ingestion
5 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) Kanban
5 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) Security Hardening
5 1 (9.09%) Service Design
5 1 (9.09%) Statistics
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 1 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (9.09%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) BMC
3 3 (27.27%) Remedy
4 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
5 1 (9.09%) 3PAR
5 1 (9.09%) Juniper
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto