Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 442 509 430
Rank change year-on-year +67 -79 +194
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 216 359 502
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.41% 0.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.83% 1.81% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 252 371
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £356 £325
90th Percentile £569 £562 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.21 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.55% -7.37% -
10th Percentile £13.75 £16.08 £16.25
90th Percentile £33.05 £18.90 £22.25
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £16.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.55% -7.37% -

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 11,823 19,827 20,659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.13% 22.51% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,849 13,784 14,434
Median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £470
% change year-on-year - +1.06% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 221 224
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.45% +30.19%
10th Percentile £14.95 £14.45 £14.54
90th Percentile £58.30 £56.50 £53.68
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in England.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in England

SQL Server 2016
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in England over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in England

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in England.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in England

SQL Server 2016
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in England over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 +83 100 £463 -2.63% 16
South East +85 51 £404 -4.88% 29
Midlands +49 28 £400 -11.11% 14
West Midlands +53 25 £423 -12.44% 9
North of England +26 20 £375 -4.76% 41
East of England +31 10 £425 - 15
North West +37 9 £400 +9.59% 17
South West +27 9 £365 -14.12% 10
Yorkshire +17 9 £350 -19.91% 21
North East +19 2 - - 3
East Midlands +16 2 - - 5
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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.

1 216 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 142 (65.74%) SQL
3 102 (47.22%) Microsoft
4 91 (42.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 73 (33.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 62 (28.70%) Azure
7 58 (26.85%) Windows
8 57 (26.39%) Finance
9 55 (25.46%) ETL
10 54 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
11 53 (24.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 50 (23.15%) .NET
13 49 (22.69%) Business Intelligence
13 49 (22.69%) Migration
14 46 (21.30%) T-SQL
15 45 (20.83%) C#
16 43 (19.91%) Data Warehouse
17 41 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
18 39 (18.06%) SQL Server 2008
19 36 (16.67%) PowerShell
20 35 (16.20%) Windows Server
21 34 (15.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 32 (14.81%) Active Directory
22 32 (14.81%) Power Platform
23 30 (13.89%) Power BI
24 29 (13.43%) Oracle
25 28 (12.96%) Data Migration
25 28 (12.96%) Security Cleared
25 28 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
26 27 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016

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 25 (11.57%) IIS
2 19 (8.80%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 11 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.24%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.78%) Apache
7 3 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.39%) nginx
8 2 (0.93%) Confluence
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.46%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 13 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.93%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.46%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 62 (28.70%) Azure
2 32 (14.81%) Power Platform
3 22 (10.19%) Office 365
4 21 (9.72%) PaaS
5 19 (8.80%) IaaS
6 18 (8.33%) AWS
7 13 (6.02%) GCP
8 10 (4.63%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (3.70%) Slack
10 6 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.39%) GitHub
11 3 (1.39%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.93%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.93%) SaaS
12 2 (0.93%) Yammer
13 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.46%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.80%) DHCP
1 19 (8.80%) DNS
2 9 (4.17%) SAN
2 9 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.17%) WAN
3 8 (3.70%) LAN
4 7 (3.24%) MPLS
4 7 (3.24%) Skype
5 6 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (2.78%) NAS
5 6 (2.78%) VoIP
5 6 (2.78%) VPN
5 6 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (2.31%) Internet
7 2 (0.93%) FTP
7 2 (0.93%) HTTP
8 1 (0.46%) 802.11
8 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.46%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.46%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 91 (42.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 73 (33.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 54 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 53 (24.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (19.91%) Data Warehouse
7 39 (18.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 34 (15.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 30 (13.89%) Power BI
10 13 (6.02%) Azure SQL Database
11 12 (5.56%) SQL Server 2017
12 9 (4.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 9 (4.17%) MySQL
12 9 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (4.17%) Relational Database
13 8 (3.70%) SAP HANA
14 7 (3.24%) Hadoop
14 7 (3.24%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (2.78%) Big Data
15 6 (2.78%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 24 (11.11%) JIRA
2 18 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (7.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 16 (7.41%) Visual Studio
5 14 (6.48%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.78%) ER Studio
6 6 (2.78%) ERwin
7 5 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.39%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.39%) Fiddler
8 3 (1.39%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.39%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.46%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.46%) Postman
9 1 (0.46%) Protractor
9 1 (0.46%) Selenium
9 1 (0.46%) Serena SBM
9 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.46%) Subversion
9 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
General
1 57 (26.39%) Finance
2 14 (6.48%) Banking
3 6 (2.78%) German Language
3 6 (2.78%) Public Sector
4 4 (1.85%) Italian Language
4 4 (1.85%) Law
5 3 (1.39%) French Language
6 2 (0.93%) Housing Association
6 2 (0.93%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Automotive
7 1 (0.46%) Back Office
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Police
7 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (42.59%) Developer
2 46 (21.30%) DBA
3 42 (19.44%) SQL DBA
4 35 (16.20%) SQL Developer
5 21 (9.72%) SQL Server DBA
6 20 (9.26%) .NET Developer
6 20 (9.26%) SQL Server Developer
7 18 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 15 (6.94%) Data Engineer
8 15 (6.94%) SSIS Developer
9 13 (6.02%) Architect
10 11 (5.09%) Consultant
10 11 (5.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 11 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.63%) Senior Developer
12 9 (4.17%) SC Cleared DBA
13 8 (3.70%) Administrator
13 8 (3.70%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
13 8 (3.70%) Support Engineer
14 7 (3.24%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (23.15%) .NET
2 22 (10.19%) ASP.NET
3 10 (4.63%) Web Services
4 9 (4.17%) AngularJS
5 8 (3.70%) .NET Framework
5 8 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (3.70%) CSS
6 7 (3.24%) HTML
6 7 (3.24%) XML
7 5 (2.31%) 802.1X
8 4 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 4 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (1.85%) jQuery
8 4 (1.85%) WCF
9 3 (1.39%) .NET Core
9 3 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.39%) LINQ
9 3 (1.39%) Middleware
9 3 (1.39%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (1.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.65%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.48%) Clustering
2 14 (6.48%) Replication
3 9 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 9 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.78%) PKI
4 6 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.31%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.31%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.39%) CMDB
6 3 (1.39%) NHS
7 2 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.93%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.93%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.93%) Reinsurance
7 2 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 58 (26.85%) Windows
2 35 (16.20%) Windows Server
3 28 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
5 20 (9.26%) Linux
6 13 (6.02%) Windows 10
7 8 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.78%) Android
10 5 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.85%) VMS
11 4 (1.85%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.46%) Solaris
13 1 (0.46%) Unix
13 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (25.46%) ETL
2 49 (22.69%) Business Intelligence
2 49 (22.69%) Migration
3 41 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (12.96%) Data Migration
5 26 (12.04%) DevOps
5 26 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 23 (10.65%) Validation
8 22 (10.19%) High Availability
9 20 (9.26%) Data Management
10 17 (7.87%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 14 (6.48%) Data Validation
12 14 (6.48%) ITIL
12 14 (6.48%) MVC
13 13 (6.02%) TDD
14 11 (5.09%) Analytics
14 11 (5.09%) Data Analytics
14 11 (5.09%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 142 (65.74%) SQL
2 46 (21.30%) T-SQL
3 45 (20.83%) C#
4 36 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 25 (11.57%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.70%) VB
7 7 (3.24%) Python
7 7 (3.24%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.78%) PHP
8 6 (2.78%) R
9 5 (2.31%) Ruby
10 2 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.46%) Perl
11 1 (0.46%) PHP 7
11 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.46%) VB6
11 1 (0.46%) X++
11 1 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.17%) Degree
4 7 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.85%) MCITP
6 1 (0.46%) CCNA
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.46%) MBA
6 1 (0.46%) MCSE
6 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.31%) GDPR
2 4 (1.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.46%) NCSC
3 1 (0.46%) NIST
3 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 32 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.48%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (3.24%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (3.24%) XenApp
5 6 (2.78%) Docker
5 6 (2.78%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.85%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.85%) vSphere
7 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.46%) HDFS
7 1 (0.46%) Squid
7 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.46%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (6.48%) SCCM
2 10 (4.63%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (3.70%) SCOM
4 6 (2.78%) AirWatch
5 5 (2.31%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.93%) Ansible
7 2 (0.93%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.93%) RSA Archer
7 2 (0.93%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.46%) Ambari
8 1 (0.46%) Control-M
8 1 (0.46%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.46%) Puppet
8 1 (0.46%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.46%) WSUS
8 1 (0.46%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 102 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.43%) Oracle
3 22 (10.19%) VMware
4 13 (6.02%) Tableau
5 12 (5.56%) Google
6 10 (4.63%) Cisco
6 10 (4.63%) Citrix
6 10 (4.63%) SAP
7 6 (2.78%) Ab Initio
7 6 (2.78%) Avaya
7 6 (2.78%) Informatica
7 6 (2.78%) Meraki
7 6 (2.78%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.78%) Talend
8 5 (2.31%) CA
8 5 (2.31%) Dell
8 5 (2.31%) EMC
8 5 (2.31%) Hyperion
8 5 (2.31%) Juniper
8 5 (2.31%) Sybase