Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 206 236
Rank change year-on-year +13 +30 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 61 37 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.87% 0.57% 0.058%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.41% 2.23% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 4
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £404 £321 £416
90th Percentile £538 £531 £475
Central London median daily rate £519 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +9.21% +5.56% -
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 1,789 1,659 1,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.41% 25.74% 25.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,440 1,299 1,387
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £347 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 8
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.92 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.38% +15.36% -30.91%
10th Percentile £17.57 £20.75 £15.83
90th Percentile £33.00 £27.74 £26.72
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.92 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.66% +15.36% -24.00%

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 19 July 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (60.66%) C#
3 36 (59.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 35 (57.38%) Finance
5 33 (54.10%) .NET
5 33 (54.10%) TDD
6 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (50.82%) SQL Server 2014
7 29 (47.54%) Microsoft Azure
7 29 (47.54%) OO
8 25 (40.98%) WPF
8 25 (40.98%) Multithreading
8 25 (40.98%) SQL
8 25 (40.98%) MVVM
9 24 (39.34%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (37.70%) Mathematics
11 22 (36.07%) WCF
11 22 (36.07%) SOA
11 22 (36.07%) Waterfall
12 21 (34.43%) Task Parallel Library
12 21 (34.43%) OOA/OOD
12 21 (34.43%) Degree
13 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
14 12 (19.67%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (19.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (18.03%) Analytics
16 10 (16.39%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (14.75%) ETL
17 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (14.75%) Problem-Solving

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 2 (3.28%) IIS
1 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 29 (47.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) DHCP
1 1 (1.64%) DNS
1 1 (1.64%) Kerberos
1 1 (1.64%) NAS
1 1 (1.64%) SAN
1 1 (1.64%) SSL
1 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (59.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 31 (50.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 12 (19.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (16.39%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (14.75%) Power BI
6 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (8.20%) OLTP
9 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
11 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
11 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (1.64%) Big Data
12 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
12 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (1.64%) SAP Data Services
12 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.84%) Grunt
2 6 (9.84%) gulp
2 6 (9.84%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (9.84%) TeamCity
2 6 (9.84%) webpack
3 4 (6.56%) Subversion
4 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.64%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.64%) NUnit
6 1 (1.64%) RStudio
6 1 (1.64%) Selenium
6 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (57.38%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Retail
3 6 (9.84%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Front Office
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 47 (77.05%) Developer
2 26 (42.62%) C# Developer
3 24 (39.34%) C# WPF Developer
3 24 (39.34%) WPF Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Angular Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 6 (9.84%) HTML CSS Developer
4 6 (9.84%) HTML Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Senior Developer
4 6 (9.84%) SQL Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Consultant
5 5 (8.20%) DBA
6 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (6.56%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 4 (6.56%) SSAS Developer
6 4 (6.56%) SSIS Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Data Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (54.10%) .NET
2 25 (40.98%) WPF
3 22 (36.07%) WCF
4 21 (34.43%) Task Parallel Library
5 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (11.48%) AngularJS
6 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET
6 7 (11.48%) CSS
6 7 (11.48%) HTML
6 7 (11.48%) React
6 7 (11.48%) REST
7 6 (9.84%) D3.js
7 6 (9.84%) HTML5
7 6 (9.84%) LESS
7 6 (9.84%) Redux
7 6 (9.84%) RxJS
7 6 (9.84%) Sass
8 4 (6.56%) XML
9 3 (4.92%) Entity Framework
9 3 (4.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (39.34%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (11.48%) Fixed Income
2 7 (11.48%) User Experience
3 6 (9.84%) Equities
3 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.56%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.28%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.64%) CCTV
6 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Replication
6 1 (1.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (54.10%) TDD
2 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (47.54%) OO
4 25 (40.98%) Multithreading
4 25 (40.98%) MVVM
5 23 (37.70%) Mathematics
6 22 (36.07%) SOA
6 22 (36.07%) Waterfall
7 21 (34.43%) OOA/OOD
8 12 (19.67%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (18.03%) Analytics
10 9 (14.75%) ETL
10 9 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (9.84%) Asset Management
11 6 (9.84%) Front End Development
11 6 (9.84%) MVC
11 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
11 6 (9.84%) Task Automation
11 6 (9.84%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 37 (60.66%) C#
2 25 (40.98%) SQL
3 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
3 7 (11.48%) TypeScript
4 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.92%) VBA
5 2 (3.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.64%) C
6 1 (1.64%) Java
6 1 (1.64%) R
6 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (34.43%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Docker
2 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.64%) SCCM
1 1 (1.64%) SCOM
1 1 (1.64%) SCSM
1 1 (1.64%) SCVMM
1 1 (1.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Tableau
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.64%) Dell
4 1 (1.64%) IDERA
4 1 (1.64%) NetApp
4 1 (1.64%) Sage
4 1 (1.64%) Symantec
4 1 (1.64%) Veritas
4 1 (1.64%) VMware