Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 462 453 758
Rank change year-on-year -9 +305 +125
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 457 453 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.48% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.11% 2.19% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 351 76
England median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +33.33%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £313
90th Percentile £575 £538 £551
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -36.36% -
10th Percentile £16.40 £16.25 £26.75
90th Percentile £19.98 £50.75 £28.25
UK median hourly rate £18.35 £18.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -0.84% -32.73% -

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 21,697 20,724 21,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.76% 21.95% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,222 14,456 14,403
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £293
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 242 300
England median hourly rate £32.50 £32.75 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.76% +18.02% +0.91%
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.18 £10.96
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.86 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £32.48 £30.95 £28.09
% change year-on-year +4.93% +10.18% +0.32%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -23 207 £450 +1.12% 84
South East +9 93 £425 +7.59% 63
North of England +5 69 £360 -10.00% 79
Yorkshire +3 44 £365 -18.89% 32
Midlands -28 35 £425 +6.25% 31
East of England +13 28 £423 +5.63% 23
North West -5 23 £360 -7.10% 43
South West -33 21 £400 - 26
West Midlands -27 20 £425 +4.62% 16
East Midlands +8 15 £425 +13.33% 15
North East -9 2 £350 -27.27% 4
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 457 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 311 (68.05%) SQL
3 228 (49.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 178 (38.95%) C#
4 178 (38.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 163 (35.67%) ETL
6 159 (34.79%) T-SQL
7 157 (34.35%) .NET
8 156 (34.14%) Microsoft
9 142 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
10 139 (30.42%) Finance
11 136 (29.76%) Business Intelligence
12 130 (28.45%) Data Warehouse
13 124 (27.13%) SQL Server 2012
14 119 (26.04%) SQL Server 2014
15 110 (24.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 109 (23.85%) Microsoft Azure
17 96 (21.01%) Power BI
18 79 (17.29%) Performance Tuning
19 77 (16.85%) Migration
20 72 (15.75%) Windows
21 71 (15.54%) SQL Server 2008
22 67 (14.66%) ASP.NET
23 64 (14.00%) MVC
24 63 (13.79%) Oracle
25 60 (13.13%) Microsoft Excel
26 59 (12.91%) Test Automation
27 56 (12.25%) .NET Framework
28 55 (12.04%) XML
29 54 (11.82%) Team Foundation Server

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 26 (5.69%) IIS
2 11 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.31%) Confluence
5 5 (1.09%) Apache
5 5 (1.09%) JBoss
6 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.22%) CMS
9 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.22%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.22%) SAS
9 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 60 (13.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.97%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.22%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 109 (23.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (4.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (2.41%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.75%) PaaS
7 7 (1.53%) Office 365
8 5 (1.09%) IaaS
9 4 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.66%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.66%) SaaS
11 1 (0.22%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.19%) Firewall
2 7 (1.53%) Internet
3 5 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (1.09%) LAN
3 5 (1.09%) SSL
4 3 (0.66%) HTTP
4 3 (0.66%) SMTP
5 2 (0.44%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.44%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.44%) SAN
5 2 (0.44%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.22%) DNS
6 1 (0.22%) Intranet
6 1 (0.22%) SMS
6 1 (0.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 457 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 228 (49.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 178 (38.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 130 (28.45%) Data Warehouse
5 124 (27.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 119 (26.04%) SQL Server 2014
7 110 (24.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 96 (21.01%) Power BI
9 71 (15.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 53 (11.60%) Relational Database
11 28 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (4.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 18 (3.94%) RDBMS
14 17 (3.72%) NoSQL
15 13 (2.84%) DTS
15 13 (2.84%) MongoDB
16 12 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (2.41%) OLAP
17 11 (2.41%) Oracle Database
17 11 (2.41%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 54 (11.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (11.16%) Visual Studio
3 35 (7.66%) JIRA
4 33 (7.22%) Subversion
5 32 (7.00%) Git (software)
6 30 (6.56%) Selenium
7 27 (5.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 21 (4.60%) Visual Studio Team System
9 20 (4.38%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.97%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.75%) Bitbucket
12 7 (1.53%) NUnit
12 7 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (1.31%) ERwin
14 5 (1.09%) Eclipse
14 5 (1.09%) IntelliJ
15 4 (0.88%) Jenkins
15 4 (0.88%) JUnit
15 4 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 3 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 139 (30.42%) Finance
2 34 (7.44%) Retail
3 27 (5.91%) Banking
4 13 (2.84%) Back Office
5 10 (2.19%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.97%) Advertising
6 9 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.09%) Local Government
8 4 (0.88%) Marketing
9 3 (0.66%) Law
9 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.44%) Legal
10 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 322 (70.46%) Developer
2 119 (26.04%) SQL Developer
3 90 (19.69%) .NET Developer
4 62 (13.57%) DBA
5 59 (12.91%) SQL DBA
6 57 (12.47%) ETL Developer
7 56 (12.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 51 (11.16%) C# Developer
9 50 (10.94%) SQL Server Developer
10 40 (8.75%) C# .NET Developer
11 37 (8.10%) SSIS Developer
12 34 (7.44%) SQL Server DBA
13 31 (6.78%) Senior Developer
14 22 (4.81%) Architect
14 22 (4.81%) Report Developer
15 21 (4.60%) .NET Developer - Fintech
16 19 (4.16%) Oracle Developer
17 18 (3.94%) Oracle ETL Developer
17 18 (3.94%) PostgreSQL Developer
18 17 (3.72%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (34.35%) .NET
2 67 (14.66%) ASP.NET
3 56 (12.25%) .NET Framework
4 55 (12.04%) XML
5 45 (9.85%) JSON
6 41 (8.97%) WCF
7 40 (8.75%) AngularJS
8 36 (7.88%) .NET Core
9 34 (7.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (6.78%) MDX
11 30 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
12 25 (5.47%) Web Services
13 24 (5.25%) Entity Framework
13 24 (5.25%) React
13 24 (5.25%) RESTful
14 20 (4.38%) CSS
14 20 (4.38%) jQuery
14 20 (4.38%) WPF
15 18 (3.94%) REST
15 18 (3.94%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.41%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.47%) Clustering
4 24 (5.25%) Fintech
5 21 (4.60%) User Experience
6 20 (4.38%) Reference Data
7 10 (2.19%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.19%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.75%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.75%) Replication
10 6 (1.31%) Reinsurance
11 5 (1.09%) Equities
12 4 (0.88%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.66%) NHS
13 3 (0.66%) Social Network
14 2 (0.44%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.44%) Marketing Technology
14 2 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 72 (15.75%) Windows
2 43 (9.41%) Windows Server
3 15 (3.28%) Windows 10
4 9 (1.97%) Linux
5 8 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.31%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.88%) Unix
8 2 (0.44%) CentOS
8 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (35.67%) ETL
2 142 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (29.76%) Business Intelligence
4 79 (17.29%) Performance Tuning
5 77 (16.85%) Migration
6 64 (14.00%) MVC
7 59 (12.91%) Test Automation
8 52 (11.38%) DevOps
8 52 (11.38%) TDD
9 47 (10.28%) Data Modelling
10 46 (10.07%) Kimball Methodology
11 45 (9.85%) Visualisation
12 43 (9.41%) Data Migration
13 32 (7.00%) Microservices
14 31 (6.78%) BDD
14 31 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
15 30 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (6.35%) Web Development
17 28 (6.13%) Analytics
17 28 (6.13%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 311 (68.05%) SQL
2 178 (38.95%) C#
3 159 (34.79%) T-SQL
4 49 (10.72%) JavaScript
5 47 (10.28%) PowerShell
6 32 (7.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 27 (5.91%) VBA
8 25 (5.47%) PL/SQL
9 15 (3.28%) VB.NET
10 14 (3.06%) Python
10 14 (3.06%) TypeScript
11 11 (2.41%) Java
12 5 (1.09%) Scala
13 4 (0.88%) R
13 4 (0.88%) VB
14 3 (0.66%) C++
15 2 (0.44%) C
15 2 (0.44%) F#
16 1 (0.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 1 (0.22%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (9.19%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.66%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.94%) Degree
4 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.44%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.44%) ISEB
6 2 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.44%) MCDBA
6 2 (0.44%) MCSA
6 2 (0.44%) MCSE
6 2 (0.44%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.22%) MCITP
7 1 (0.22%) OCP
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.16%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.31%) Basel III
3 4 (0.88%) GDPR
3 4 (0.88%) IFRS
3 4 (0.88%) IFRS 9
3 4 (0.88%) QA
4 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.66%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.91%) Docker
3 11 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.88%) vSphere
5 3 (0.66%) SRDF
5 3 (0.66%) XenApp
5 3 (0.66%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (4.16%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (1.97%) SCCM
4 7 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.31%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (1.09%) Puppet
6 5 (1.09%) WSUS
7 3 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.66%) SCOM
8 2 (0.44%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.44%) SQL Sentry
8 2 (0.44%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.22%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.22%) Foglight
9 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 156 (34.14%) Microsoft
2 63 (13.79%) Oracle
3 33 (7.22%) SAP
4 20 (4.38%) VMware
5 19 (4.16%) Talend
6 14 (3.06%) Tableau
7 11 (2.41%) RedGate
8 10 (2.19%) Informatica
9 9 (1.97%) Atlassian
9 9 (1.97%) Google
9 9 (1.97%) Sage
10 6 (1.31%) webMethods
11 5 (1.09%) Citrix
11 5 (1.09%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.09%) Veeam
12 4 (0.88%) Telerik
13 3 (0.66%) Alteryx
13 3 (0.66%) Cisco
13 3 (0.66%) EMC
13 3 (0.66%) ServiceNow