Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 198 235
Rank change year-on-year -9 +37 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 48 45 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.69% 0.66% 0.075%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.68% 2.65% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 43 5
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £421 £328 £418
90th Percentile £613 £538 £475
Central London median daily rate £525 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +20.00% -2.78% -
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 1,791 1,700 1,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.59% 24.76% 25.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,411 1,352 1,328
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.82% +2.43%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £459
% change year-on-year +2.44% +11.72% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 2
City of London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £30.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -10.93% +23.50%
10th Percentile £19.50 £20.75 £18.76
90th Percentile £41.17 £33.25 £44.49
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £30.88
% change year-on-year -18.18% -10.93% +37.22%

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 October 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 48 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (60.42%) Finance
3 26 (54.17%) SQL
4 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (45.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 20 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (41.67%) SQL Server 2014
7 19 (39.58%) TDD
7 19 (39.58%) .NET
8 18 (37.50%) C#
9 16 (33.33%) OO
9 16 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (31.25%) WCF
10 15 (31.25%) WPF
10 15 (31.25%) Multithreading
10 15 (31.25%) ETL
10 15 (31.25%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (31.25%) MVVM
11 14 (29.17%) Waterfall
11 14 (29.17%) Task Parallel Library
11 14 (29.17%) OOA/OOD
11 14 (29.17%) SOA
11 14 (29.17%) Mathematics
11 14 (29.17%) Degree
12 13 (27.08%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
13 11 (22.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (20.83%) Power BI
15 9 (18.75%) .NET Framework

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 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (45.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) DHCP
1 1 (2.08%) DNS
1 1 (2.08%) Kerberos
1 1 (2.08%) NAS
1 1 (2.08%) SAN
1 1 (2.08%) SSL
1 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 20 (41.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 16 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (27.08%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (22.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (20.83%) Power BI
7 9 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
10 4 (8.33%) OLTP
10 4 (8.33%) RDBMS
11 3 (6.25%) Biml
11 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (4.17%) Data Lake
12 2 (4.17%) DTS
12 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (2.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Subversion
2 2 (4.17%) ERwin
2 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.17%) Grunt
2 2 (4.17%) gulp
2 2 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (4.17%) Selenium
2 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.17%) webpack
3 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.08%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.08%) NUnit
3 1 (2.08%) RStudio
3 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (60.42%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Financial Institution
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Back Office
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (70.83%) Developer
2 14 (29.17%) WPF Developer
3 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 10 (20.83%) C# Developer
3 10 (20.83%) SQL Developer
4 9 (18.75%) C# WPF Developer
5 5 (10.42%) SSIS Developer
6 4 (8.33%) SSAS Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Angular Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Data Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Data Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) ETL Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Power BI Developer
7 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (6.25%) T-SQL Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (39.58%) .NET
2 15 (31.25%) WCF
2 15 (31.25%) WPF
3 14 (29.17%) Task Parallel Library
4 9 (18.75%) .NET Framework
5 8 (16.67%) Entity Framework
6 7 (14.58%) XML
7 4 (8.33%) CSS
7 4 (8.33%) HTML
7 4 (8.33%) React
8 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (4.17%) D3.js
9 2 (4.17%) HTML5
9 2 (4.17%) LESS
9 2 (4.17%) Redux
9 2 (4.17%) REST
9 2 (4.17%) RESTful
9 2 (4.17%) RxJS
9 2 (4.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 5 (10.42%) Equities
3 5 (10.42%) Fixed Income
4 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.17%) User Experience
6 1 (2.08%) CCTV
6 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.08%) Fintech
6 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.08%) Replication
6 1 (2.08%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
1 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (39.58%) TDD
3 16 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (33.33%) OO
4 15 (31.25%) ETL
4 15 (31.25%) Multithreading
4 15 (31.25%) MVVM
5 14 (29.17%) Mathematics
5 14 (29.17%) OOA/OOD
5 14 (29.17%) SOA
5 14 (29.17%) Waterfall
6 7 (14.58%) Capital Modelling
6 7 (14.58%) Data Management
6 7 (14.58%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (12.50%) Visualisation
8 5 (10.42%) Analytics
8 5 (10.42%) Change Management
8 5 (10.42%) Release Management
9 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
9 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) SQL
2 18 (37.50%) C#
3 9 (18.75%) T-SQL
4 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.33%) TypeScript
5 3 (6.25%) VBA
6 2 (4.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.08%) C
7 1 (2.08%) Java
7 1 (2.08%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.08%) SCCM
1 1 (2.08%) SCOM
1 1 (2.08%) SCSM
1 1 (2.08%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) VMware
4 2 (4.17%) Nimble Storage
4 2 (4.17%) Tableau
5 1 (2.08%) Dell
5 1 (2.08%) NetApp
5 1 (2.08%) SAP
5 1 (2.08%) Symantec
5 1 (2.08%) Veritas