Period
to 20 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 20 July 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 of England
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 175 189
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 12 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.28% 0.42% 0.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.33% 2.20% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 5
East of England median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £350 £343 £340
90th Percentile £411 £519 £475
England median daily rate £425 £434 £425
% change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East of England median hourly rate - £17.50 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +75.00% +17.65% -

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 of England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 902 911 912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.82% 19.11% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 576 536
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £327 £288 £263
90th Percentile £622 £563 £565
England median daily rate £484 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 16
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -16.80% -9.42%
10th Percentile £13.90 £13.61 £15.27
90th Percentile £59.00 £48.60 £42.88
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £29.81
% change year-on-year +7.69% +9.02% +4.60%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in the East of England

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in the East of England

SQL Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Cambridgeshire -4 4 £350 - 4
Suffolk +15 3 £375 -6.25% 4
Bedfordshire +21 2 £403 +23.85% 1
Essex -3 2 - - 4
Hertfordshire -9 1 £400 +1.59% 8
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 of England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) T-SQL
4 6 (50.00%) .NET
4 6 (50.00%) ETL
4 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (41.67%) Web Services
6 4 (33.33%) C#
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (33.33%) Power BI
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (33.33%) Power Platform
7 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (25.00%) REST
7 3 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (25.00%) SOA
7 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (16.67%) Data Security
8 2 (16.67%) MVC
8 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
8 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 2 (16.67%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Power Platform
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (33.33%) Power BI
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (8.33%) Data Lake
5 1 (8.33%) OLAP
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (8.33%) Hudson
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Developer
3 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (25.00%) SQL BI Developer
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Angular Developer
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Business Developer
5 2 (16.67%) ETL Developer
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server BI Developer
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (16.67%) SSRS Developer
5 2 (16.67%) T-SQL Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Database Developer
6 1 (8.33%) DBA
6 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (8.33%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (41.67%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) REST
4 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ETL
2 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 3 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Data Security
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (8.33%) ETL Development
5 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (8.33%) Scorecard
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) T-SQL
3 4 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (8.33%) Atlassian