Period
to 21 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 21 October 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 481 450 499
Rank change year-on-year -31 +49 +315
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 316 476 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.86% 2.23% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 355 291
England median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +9.68%
10th Percentile £316 £320 £320
90th Percentile £538 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.10 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.42% -65.53% +90.91%
10th Percentile £16.97 £16.34 £46.25
90th Percentile £55.05 £20.08 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £18.10 £18.75
% change year-on-year +93.42% -3.49% -31.82%

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 England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 16,947 21,300 20,255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.85% 22.77% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,706 15,004 13,869
England median daily rate £476 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £314 £308
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 213 255
England median hourly rate £32.58 £32.48 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.32% +6.48% +7.02%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.74 £13.75
90th Percentile £64.75 £56.03 £53.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +1.69%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in England

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in England

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in England

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in England

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in England

SQL Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 21 October 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
South East +55 117 £413 - 58
London -25 109 £440 -2.22% 56
North of England +14 27 £350 -1.41% 69
Midlands +35 26 £411 +2.81% 29
East of England +13 19 £390 -2.50% 29
South West -26 15 £355 -16.47% 24
East Midlands +16 14 £423 +12.67% 17
North West +7 14 £363 +0.69% 39
Yorkshire +25 12 £325 -7.80% 27
West Midlands +27 11 £438 +2.94% 12
North East +16 1 - - 3
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 316 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 222 (70.25%) SQL
3 163 (51.58%) Microsoft
4 125 (39.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 111 (35.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 107 (33.86%) Azure
7 104 (32.91%) .NET
8 95 (30.06%) Windows
9 81 (25.63%) C#
10 80 (25.32%) Business Intelligence
11 75 (23.73%) ETL
12 72 (22.78%) T-SQL
13 71 (22.47%) SQL Server 2008
14 70 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
15 65 (20.57%) Data Warehouse
16 64 (20.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 64 (20.25%) Security Cleared
17 62 (19.62%) Finance
18 61 (19.30%) SQL Server 2014
19 55 (17.41%) Migration
20 50 (15.82%) ASP.NET
21 49 (15.51%) SC Cleared
22 47 (14.87%) Windows Server
23 44 (13.92%) Power BI
23 44 (13.92%) Power Platform
23 44 (13.92%) Windows Server 2012
23 44 (13.92%) MVC
24 42 (13.29%) PowerShell
25 41 (12.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 41 (12.97%) Office 365

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 34 (10.76%) IIS
2 33 (10.44%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.70%) MS Exchange
4 11 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.16%) K2 blackpearl
6 8 (2.53%) Confluence
7 7 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.22%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.90%) Umbraco
9 5 (1.58%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.27%) Apache
11 3 (0.95%) CMS
11 3 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.63%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.63%) Immediacy CMS
12 2 (0.63%) Kentico
12 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.63%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 20 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.58%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 107 (33.86%) Azure
2 44 (13.92%) Power Platform
3 41 (12.97%) Office 365
4 16 (5.06%) AWS
5 14 (4.43%) IaaS
6 13 (4.11%) PaaS
7 12 (3.80%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (3.16%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (2.22%) GCP
10 4 (1.27%) Azure Functions
10 4 (1.27%) Mimecast
10 4 (1.27%) Serverless
10 4 (1.27%) Slack
11 3 (0.95%) GitHub
12 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.63%) SaaS
13 1 (0.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.70%) SMTP
2 16 (5.06%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.43%) DNS
4 13 (4.11%) DHCP
5 11 (3.48%) HTTP
6 7 (2.22%) Skype
7 6 (1.90%) LAN
7 6 (1.90%) SAN
7 6 (1.90%) WAN
8 5 (1.58%) Internet
8 5 (1.58%) MPLS
8 5 (1.58%) SSL
8 5 (1.58%) VPN
9 4 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.27%) Kerberos
9 4 (1.27%) Multicast
9 4 (1.27%) NAS
9 4 (1.27%) VoIP
9 4 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.95%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 125 (39.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 111 (35.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 71 (22.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 65 (20.57%) Data Warehouse
6 64 (20.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 61 (19.30%) SQL Server 2014
8 44 (13.92%) Power BI
9 41 (12.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 19 (6.01%) Azure SQL Database
11 17 (5.38%) Relational Database
12 15 (4.75%) Big Data
12 15 (4.75%) SQL Server 2017
13 11 (3.48%) NoSQL
14 9 (2.85%) MySQL
15 8 (2.53%) DTS
15 8 (2.53%) OLAP
15 8 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (2.22%) Hadoop
16 7 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (8.23%) JIRA
2 24 (7.59%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (5.06%) Visual Studio
4 8 (2.53%) Bitbucket
5 7 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.58%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.58%) Selenium
7 4 (1.27%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.95%) Ant
8 3 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.95%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.95%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.95%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.95%) Sourcetree
8 3 (0.95%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.95%) TestNG
9 2 (0.63%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (0.63%) Protractor
General
1 62 (19.62%) Finance
2 19 (6.01%) Public Sector
2 19 (6.01%) Retail
3 15 (4.75%) Banking
4 9 (2.85%) Marketing
5 8 (2.53%) Back Office
5 8 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.27%) Publishing
8 3 (0.95%) Electronics
8 3 (0.95%) French Language
8 3 (0.95%) German Language
9 2 (0.63%) Local Government
9 2 (0.63%) Military
9 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) Games
10 1 (0.32%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.32%) Police
Job Titles
1 157 (49.68%) Developer
2 57 (18.04%) SQL Developer
3 52 (16.46%) .NET Developer
4 37 (11.71%) DBA
5 36 (11.39%) SQL DBA
6 23 (7.28%) SQL Server Developer
7 21 (6.65%) C# Developer
8 20 (6.33%) SQL Server DBA
9 18 (5.70%) Architect
9 18 (5.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 17 (5.38%) SSIS Developer
11 16 (5.06%) ETL Developer
12 15 (4.75%) Administrator
12 15 (4.75%) Applications Architect
13 14 (4.43%) Analyst
13 14 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (4.11%) Consultant
15 12 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 11 (3.48%) Senior Developer
17 10 (3.16%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (32.91%) .NET
2 50 (15.82%) ASP.NET
3 38 (12.03%) .NET Framework
4 30 (9.49%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (9.49%) Entity Framework
5 29 (9.18%) HTML
5 29 (9.18%) XML
6 27 (8.54%) AngularJS
6 27 (8.54%) Web Services
7 24 (7.59%) ASP.NET Web API
8 22 (6.96%) CSS
9 21 (6.65%) ODBC
10 19 (6.01%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 17 (5.38%) JDBC
11 17 (5.38%) jQuery
12 16 (5.06%) HTML5
13 15 (4.75%) RESTful
14 13 (4.11%) .NET Core
14 13 (4.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.06%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.11%) Clustering
4 12 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.16%) Replication
6 8 (2.53%) NHS
6 8 (2.53%) Reinsurance
7 6 (1.90%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.58%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.58%) PKI
9 4 (1.27%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.63%) Tandem
11 1 (0.32%) Equities
11 1 (0.32%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 95 (30.06%) Windows
2 47 (14.87%) Windows Server
3 44 (13.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (5.70%) Linux
5 18 (5.70%) Windows 7
6 13 (4.11%) Windows 10
7 11 (3.48%) VMS
8 8 (2.53%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.58%) Android
10 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.95%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.95%) Unix
10 3 (0.95%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (25.32%) Business Intelligence
2 75 (23.73%) ETL
3 70 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (17.41%) Migration
5 44 (13.92%) MVC
6 26 (8.23%) DevOps
7 24 (7.59%) Data Modelling
8 21 (6.65%) ITIL
9 20 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 20 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
9 20 (6.33%) TDD
10 18 (5.70%) CRM
10 18 (5.70%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (5.70%) Workflow
11 17 (5.38%) High Availability
12 16 (5.06%) Analytics
12 16 (5.06%) Change Management
12 16 (5.06%) ETL Development
13 15 (4.75%) BDD
13 15 (4.75%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 222 (70.25%) SQL
2 81 (25.63%) C#
3 72 (22.78%) T-SQL
4 42 (13.29%) PowerShell
5 35 (11.08%) JavaScript
6 21 (6.65%) R
7 20 (6.33%) Python
8 13 (4.11%) PHP
9 9 (2.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 9 (2.85%) VB
10 8 (2.53%) Java
10 8 (2.53%) TypeScript
11 7 (2.22%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.58%) Perl
13 4 (1.27%) VBA
13 4 (1.27%) VBScript
14 3 (0.95%) C++
14 3 (0.95%) F#
14 3 (0.95%) VB6
15 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (20.25%) Security Cleared
2 49 (15.51%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.33%) Degree
4 16 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (4.11%) MCSA
5 13 (4.11%) MCSE
6 9 (2.85%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.27%) ISEB
7 4 (1.27%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.32%) MCITP
10 1 (0.32%) MCP
10 1 (0.32%) MCTS
10 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.27%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.95%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (11.71%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.91%) Hyper-V
3 21 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (4.43%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (3.48%) vSphere
6 5 (1.58%) XenApp
7 4 (1.27%) Apache Flume
7 4 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (1.27%) Docker
7 4 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.27%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.63%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.32%) LXC
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (4.11%) SCCM
2 9 (2.85%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (2.53%) SCOM
4 5 (1.58%) Ansible
4 5 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.58%) Puppet
5 4 (1.27%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.27%) Consul
5 4 (1.27%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.27%) Mesos
5 4 (1.27%) Prometheus
5 4 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.95%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.95%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.95%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Sentry
7 2 (0.63%) WSUS
8 1 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 163 (51.58%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.08%) Oracle
2 35 (11.08%) VMware
3 20 (6.33%) Citrix
4 15 (4.75%) SAP
5 14 (4.43%) Tableau
6 12 (3.80%) Cisco
7 10 (3.16%) EMC
8 9 (2.85%) Dell
9 8 (2.53%) Google
9 8 (2.53%) HP
10 7 (2.22%) Splunk
11 4 (1.27%) Avaya
11 4 (1.27%) McAfee
11 4 (1.27%) Meraki
11 4 (1.27%) Ubiquiti
12 3 (0.95%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.95%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.95%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.95%) webMethods