Period
to 12 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 12 December 2019 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 110 123 139
Rank change year-on-year +13 +16 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 7 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.39% 0.75% 0.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.72% 3.37% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 12
East Midlands median daily rate £438 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +1.59% -21.25%
10th Percentile £414 £310 £263
90th Percentile £471 £438 £483
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% - -
England median hourly rate £19.48 £18.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.65% +3.40% -36.36%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 406 593 620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 22.48% 22.15% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 409 396
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £270
90th Percentile £568 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 27
East Midlands median hourly rate £20.58 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.67% -13.33% +92.31%
10th Percentile £13.97 £14.00 £13.70
90th Percentile £48.25 £49.50 £59.13
England median hourly rate £31.75 £33.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year -5.93% +5.47% +16.36%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in the East Midlands

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in the East Midlands

SQL Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 12 December 2019. 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
Leicestershire +4 4 £450 +80.00% 4
Northamptonshire +24 1 - - 1
Derbyshire +2 1 £425 -
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (28.57%) MDX
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (28.57%) SCCM
6 2 (28.57%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (28.57%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) Clustering
6 2 (28.57%) DHCP
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (28.57%) Citrix
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (28.57%) Power Platform
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
6 2 (28.57%) Azure
6 2 (28.57%) AWS
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) Office 365

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (14.29%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Azure
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
1 2 (28.57%) Power Platform
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) FTP
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) Power BI
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) OLAP
4 1 (14.29%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (28.57%) Public Sector
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Law
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Report Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) MDX
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Dimensional Modelling
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Preventative Maintenance
2 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (14.29%) Scorecard
2 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) MCTS
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (14.29%) NCSC
1 1 (14.29%) NIST
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Avamar
2 1 (14.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Cognos
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) JD Edwards
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) SAP