Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 16 December 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 2016
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 228 -
Rank change year-on-year +38 - -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 60 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.84% 0.18% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.39% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 57 11 0
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - -
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1768 1754 2176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.74% 26.85% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1397 1748
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +10.14%
10th Percentile £369 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £663 £638
Central London median daily rate £520 £475 £471
% change year-on-year +9.47% +0.80% +10.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 7
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.89% +80.00% -18.88%
10th Percentile £20.75 £42.50 £18.05
90th Percentile £33.25 £47.50 £40.00
Central London median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £21.98
% change year-on-year -38.89% +104.78% -26.75%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in the City of London

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in the City of London

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the City of London

SQL Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. 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
Moorgate - 1 - -
SQL Server 2016
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2016 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 City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 60 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 35 (58.33%) C#
3 32 (53.33%) Finance
4 31 (51.67%) TDD
5 29 (48.33%) WPF
5 29 (48.33%) Multithreading
5 29 (48.33%) MVVM
5 29 (48.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 27 (45.00%) Mathematics
7 26 (43.33%) SQL
7 26 (43.33%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (40.00%) .NET
9 24 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (35.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
12 20 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (31.67%) WCF
13 19 (31.67%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (30.00%) SOA
14 18 (30.00%) Task Parallel Library
15 17 (28.33%) T-SQL
15 17 (28.33%) Degree
16 15 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
16 15 (25.00%) OO
16 15 (25.00%) Waterfall
17 14 (23.33%) Analytics
17 14 (23.33%) SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) SAS
3 1 (1.67%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Intranet
2 1 (1.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (48.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 25 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (35.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (23.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (21.67%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (11.67%) Power BI
11 4 (6.67%) OLAP
11 4 (6.67%) QlikView
11 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
11 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (5.00%) OLAP Cube
13 2 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (3.33%) DTS
13 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.00%) Subversion
3 2 (3.33%) ERwin
3 2 (3.33%) NUnit
3 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (53.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Law
4 3 (5.00%) Back Office
5 2 (3.33%) Advertising
5 2 (3.33%) Retail
6 1 (1.67%) Front Office
6 1 (1.67%) Legal
6 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (85.00%) Developer
2 27 (45.00%) C# Developer
3 26 (43.33%) WPF Developer
4 22 (36.67%) C# WPF Developer
5 13 (21.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 10 (16.67%) C# Pricing Developer
6 10 (16.67%) Pricing Developer
6 10 (16.67%) UI Developer
7 8 (13.33%) SQL Developer
8 7 (11.67%) SSIS Developer
9 6 (10.00%) .NET Developer
9 6 (10.00%) SQL BI Developer
9 6 (10.00%) SSAS Developer
9 6 (10.00%) SSRS Developer
10 5 (8.33%) DBA
10 5 (8.33%) SQL DBA
11 4 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (6.67%) Lead Developer
11 4 (6.67%) Microsoft BI Developer
11 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (48.33%) WPF
2 24 (40.00%) .NET
3 19 (31.67%) WCF
4 18 (30.00%) Task Parallel Library
5 11 (18.33%) Entity Framework
6 6 (10.00%) MDX
7 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (8.33%) HTML
7 5 (8.33%) Web Services
8 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
8 4 (6.67%) JSON
8 4 (6.67%) XML
9 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
9 3 (5.00%) REST
9 3 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (3.33%) Autofac
10 2 (3.33%) Castle Windsor
10 2 (3.33%) NancyFx
Miscellaneous
1 26 (43.33%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.67%) Clustering
2 4 (6.67%) Replication
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.33%) W3C
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.67%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.67%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Windows
1 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
1 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (51.67%) TDD
2 29 (48.33%) Multithreading
2 29 (48.33%) MVVM
3 27 (45.00%) Mathematics
4 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (31.67%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (30.00%) SOA
7 15 (25.00%) OO
7 15 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
7 15 (25.00%) Waterfall
8 14 (23.33%) Analytics
9 13 (21.67%) MVC
10 12 (20.00%) ETL
11 10 (16.67%) Capital Modelling
11 10 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
11 10 (16.67%) Physics
12 6 (10.00%) Data Modelling
13 5 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
13 5 (8.33%) Unit Testing
14 4 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (58.33%) C#
2 26 (43.33%) SQL
3 17 (28.33%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (5.00%) VBA
7 2 (3.33%) R
8 1 (1.67%) Perl
8 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (28.33%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.00%) Tableau
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) MicroStrategy