Period
to 13 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 13 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
London > Central London
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 233 225
Rank change year-on-year +91 -8 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 16 49 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.49% 0.56% 0.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.95% 2.11% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 32 61
Median daily rate £475 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £433 £401 £406
90th Percentile £528 £575 £575
London median daily rate £475 £455 £475
% change year-on-year +4.40% -4.21% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 Central London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 819 2,317 2,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 25.32% 26.50% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 1,813 1,901
Median daily rate £513 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £371 £388 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £515
% change year-on-year - +1.94% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.56% +2.66%
10th Percentile £25.55 £20.00 £18.38
90th Percentile £39.25 £59.05 £36.45
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% +10.46%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in Central London

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in Central London

SQL Server 2016
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in Central London over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in Central London

SQL Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 13 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
City of London +81 12 £475 -9.52% 2
City of Westminster +25 1 £450 +5.88%
West End of London +20 1 £550 +37.50%
SQL Server 2016
London

For the 6 months to 13 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 Central London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (87.50%) SQL
3 11 (68.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (56.25%) Windows
5 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (43.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (37.50%) Finance
7 6 (37.50%) Oracle
7 6 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (31.25%) Sybase
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (25.00%) Power BI
9 4 (25.00%) Power Platform
9 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
9 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (25.00%) Korn
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (25.00%) Security Management
9 4 (25.00%) VMware
9 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
9 4 (25.00%) Unix
9 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 4 (25.00%) .NET

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Power Platform
2 3 (18.75%) Azure
3 1 (6.25%) IaaS
3 1 (6.25%) Office 365
3 1 (6.25%) PaaS
3 1 (6.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) MPLS
3 1 (6.25%) NAS
3 1 (6.25%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (68.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
7 4 (25.00%) Power BI
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
8 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
8 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
9 1 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (6.25%) Essbase
9 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (6.25%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Bitbucket
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Sourcetree
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) DBA
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Sybase DBA
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Applications Developer
4 3 (18.75%) SQL DBA
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Applications Developer
5 2 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Azure Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Designer
6 1 (6.25%) MongoDB DBA
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
6 1 (6.25%) Site Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (6.25%) SSIS Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Web Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
1 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) JDBC
2 2 (12.50%) ODBC
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) Kendo UI
3 1 (6.25%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
1 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
2 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk
2 2 (12.50%) Reinsurance
3 1 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Security Management
2 3 (18.75%) Data Management
2 3 (18.75%) Database Security
2 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) ETL
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) MVC
4 1 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) Statistics
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Korn
3 4 (25.00%) Perl
4 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 3 (18.75%) VB
4 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
5 2 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCITP
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) GDPR
2 1 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (6.25%) HIPAA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
2 1 (6.25%) RSA Archer
2 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) Sybase
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) Avaya
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) Hyperion
6 1 (6.25%) Meraki
6 1 (6.25%) Tableau
6 1 (6.25%) Telerik