Period
to 20 August 2018

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 20 August 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 457 521 821
Rank change year-on-year +64 +300 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 452 318 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.36% 0.061%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.10% 1.59% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 238 47
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £323 £295
90th Percentile £538 £546 £518
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £383
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
England median hourly rate £20.60 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.15% - -
UK median hourly rate £20.60 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +21.15% - -

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 21,475 19,968 22,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.01% 22.64% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,135 13,424 15,196
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £303 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 229 334
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.34%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.18 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.13 £52.50 £49.85
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £31.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -4.84% +8.77% +3.64%

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 20 August 2018.

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
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 20 August 2018. 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
London +37 228 £469 -1.32% 95
South East +19 82 £398 -0.63% 52
North of England -2 57 £355 -8.39% 65
Midlands -30 36 £405 +8.00% 27
North West -4 30 £360 -5.57% 44
South West -4 27 £425 +11.11% 18
Yorkshire +2 25 £353 -23.78% 16
East of England +3 19 £400 +3.23% 20
East Midlands -2 19 £315 -6.67% 14
West Midlands -31 17 £413 +8.20% 13
North East - 2 £350 - 5
SQL Server 2016
UK

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

1 452 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 291 (64.38%) SQL
3 173 (38.27%) .NET
4 164 (36.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 161 (35.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 157 (34.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 154 (34.07%) C#
7 154 (34.07%) Microsoft
8 137 (30.31%) SQL Server 2014
9 134 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
10 126 (27.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 118 (26.11%) Business Intelligence
12 113 (25.00%) ETL
13 111 (24.56%) Windows
13 111 (24.56%) Data Warehouse
14 105 (23.23%) T-SQL
15 94 (20.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 93 (20.58%) Finance
17 82 (18.14%) Windows Server
18 78 (17.26%) Power BI
19 62 (13.72%) VMware
20 61 (13.50%) Web Services
21 59 (13.05%) TDD
21 59 (13.05%) Security Cleared
22 58 (12.83%) Test Automation
23 57 (12.61%) SQL Server 2008
23 57 (12.61%) Oracle
24 56 (12.39%) Analytics
25 55 (12.17%) Linux
26 53 (11.73%) ASP.NET

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 23 (5.09%) IIS
2 8 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.11%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.88%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.88%) SAS
4 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (0.44%) Confluence
6 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.22%) Apache
7 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.22%) CMS
7 1 (0.22%) JBoss
7 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (10.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.43%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) Sage BI
3 1 (0.22%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 161 (35.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.65%) PaaS
3 19 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.43%) IaaS
4 11 (2.43%) Office 365
5 10 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.77%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (1.55%) SaaS
8 6 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.33%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.19%) Firewall
2 24 (5.31%) PuTTY
2 24 (5.31%) WinSCP
3 7 (1.55%) Internet
4 6 (1.33%) SSL
5 4 (0.88%) DNS
5 4 (0.88%) VPN
6 3 (0.66%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (0.66%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.66%) VLAN
7 2 (0.44%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.44%) LAN
7 2 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.44%) SAN
7 2 (0.44%) WAN
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.22%) DHCP
8 1 (0.22%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.22%) SMS
8 1 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 452 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 164 (36.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 157 (34.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 137 (30.31%) SQL Server 2014
5 126 (27.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 111 (24.56%) Data Warehouse
7 94 (20.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 78 (17.26%) Power BI
9 57 (12.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 34 (7.52%) Oracle Database
11 29 (6.42%) Oracle Database 11g
11 29 (6.42%) Relational Database
12 27 (5.97%) Oracle Database 10g
13 17 (3.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 16 (3.54%) DB2
15 15 (3.32%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (2.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 11 (2.43%) Azure SQL Database
17 11 (2.43%) Big Data
17 11 (2.43%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 48 (10.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 47 (10.40%) Visual Studio
3 44 (9.73%) Selenium
4 37 (8.19%) SpecFlow
5 35 (7.74%) Git (software)
6 30 (6.64%) Oracle APEX
6 30 (6.64%) SoapUI
7 29 (6.42%) Eclipse
7 29 (6.42%) HP UFT
8 28 (6.19%) Octopus Deploy
9 27 (5.97%) Ant
9 27 (5.97%) TestNG
10 22 (4.87%) LoadRunner
11 20 (4.42%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (2.65%) TeamCity
13 11 (2.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (2.21%) Subversion
15 9 (1.99%) JIRA
16 7 (1.55%) Grunt
16 7 (1.55%) webpack
General
1 93 (20.58%) Finance
2 31 (6.86%) Retail
3 10 (2.21%) Advertising
4 8 (1.77%) Banking
5 7 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.33%) Local Government
7 5 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.88%) Automotive
9 3 (0.66%) Legal
9 3 (0.66%) Marketing
10 2 (0.44%) Back Office
10 2 (0.44%) Front Office
10 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.44%) Prime Brokerage
10 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 259 (57.30%) Developer
2 88 (19.47%) SQL Developer
3 85 (18.81%) .NET Developer
4 60 (13.27%) C# Developer
5 57 (12.61%) DBA
6 55 (12.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 49 (10.84%) SQL DBA
8 40 (8.85%) C# .NET Developer
9 37 (8.19%) SQL Server Developer
10 32 (7.08%) Senior Developer
11 31 (6.86%) WPF Developer
12 30 (6.64%) ETL Developer
13 26 (5.75%) Consultant
14 24 (5.31%) C# WPF Developer
15 23 (5.09%) Architect
16 22 (4.87%) Analyst
16 22 (4.87%) SSIS Developer
17 20 (4.42%) Senior .NET Developer
18 18 (3.98%) Network Engineer
18 18 (3.98%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (38.27%) .NET
2 61 (13.50%) Web Services
3 53 (11.73%) ASP.NET
4 42 (9.29%) WPF
5 41 (9.07%) WCF
6 35 (7.74%) JSON
7 34 (7.52%) REST
8 33 (7.30%) .NET Framework
9 32 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 30 (6.64%) ASP.NET Web API
11 28 (6.19%) AngularJS
11 28 (6.19%) Task Parallel Library
12 27 (5.97%) HTML
13 23 (5.09%) CSS
13 23 (5.09%) MDX
14 21 (4.65%) XML
15 18 (3.98%) React
16 16 (3.54%) .NET Core
17 14 (3.10%) KnockoutJS
17 14 (3.10%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.28%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (5.09%) Clustering
2 23 (5.09%) User Experience
3 20 (4.42%) Fintech
4 19 (4.20%) Replication
5 17 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.43%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.77%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.77%) Equities
9 5 (1.11%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.11%) Reinsurance
9 5 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.66%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.66%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.44%) NHS
12 2 (0.44%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.44%) Wiki
13 1 (0.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 111 (24.56%) Windows
2 82 (18.14%) Windows Server
3 55 (12.17%) Linux
4 34 (7.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (7.08%) Windows 10
6 25 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (4.65%) CentOS
8 12 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.33%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.66%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.22%) MVS
12 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.22%) Unix
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (26.11%) Business Intelligence
3 113 (25.00%) ETL
4 59 (13.05%) TDD
5 58 (12.83%) Test Automation
6 56 (12.39%) Analytics
7 48 (10.62%) MVC
7 48 (10.62%) Performance Tuning
8 47 (10.40%) DevOps
9 42 (9.29%) Migration
10 40 (8.85%) Multithreading
11 39 (8.63%) MVVM
12 38 (8.41%) Scrum
13 33 (7.30%) SOA
14 31 (6.86%) Kimball Methodology
15 30 (6.64%) API Testing
16 29 (6.42%) OO
17 28 (6.19%) Waterfall
18 27 (5.97%) Data Modelling
19 25 (5.53%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 291 (64.38%) SQL
2 154 (34.07%) C#
3 105 (23.23%) T-SQL
4 42 (9.29%) PowerShell
5 35 (7.74%) VBA
6 33 (7.30%) JavaScript
7 32 (7.08%) Java
8 29 (6.42%) F#
9 26 (5.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 15 (3.32%) Python
11 14 (3.10%) TypeScript
12 9 (1.99%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.77%) R
14 7 (1.55%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.88%) VB
16 3 (0.66%) C
16 3 (0.66%) C++
16 3 (0.66%) VBScript
17 1 (0.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 1 (0.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 59 (13.05%) Security Cleared
2 38 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.31%) Degree
3 24 (5.31%) ISEB
3 24 (5.31%) ISEB Practitioner
3 24 (5.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (5.09%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.11%) CCNP
6 5 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.11%) MCSE
7 4 (0.88%) CCDP
7 4 (0.88%) Chartered Engineer
7 4 (0.88%) CISM
7 4 (0.88%) CISSP
7 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (0.22%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.43%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.99%) GDPR
3 8 (1.77%) GCP
4 6 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.11%) QA
6 3 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (7.74%) Docker
2 29 (6.42%) Active Directory
3 28 (6.19%) vSphere
4 21 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (4.20%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.11%) XenApp
9 4 (0.88%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.66%) SRDF
11 1 (0.22%) NFS
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (5.31%) HP ALM
2 19 (4.20%) vCenter Server
3 15 (3.32%) Kubernetes
4 13 (2.88%) SCCM
5 11 (2.43%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (1.55%) SCOM
6 7 (1.55%) vRealize
7 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.11%) WSUS
8 4 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.44%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.44%) SQL Sentry
11 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.22%) Puppet
11 1 (0.22%) SCSM
11 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.22%) Terraform
11 1 (0.22%) vMotion
Vendors
1 154 (34.07%) Microsoft
2 62 (13.72%) VMware
3 57 (12.61%) Oracle
4 35 (7.74%) Tableau
5 31 (6.86%) HP
5 31 (6.86%) webMethods
6 30 (6.64%) Software AG
7 29 (6.42%) Cisco
8 26 (5.75%) Red Hat
9 23 (5.09%) NetApp
10 22 (4.87%) SAP
11 19 (4.20%) Splunk
12 12 (2.65%) RedGate
13 11 (2.43%) Sage
14 8 (1.77%) Capita
14 8 (1.77%) Citrix
14 8 (1.77%) Google
15 4 (0.88%) Alteryx
15 4 (0.88%) EMC
15 4 (0.88%) Informatica