Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 457 546 833
Rank change year-on-year +89 +287 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 430 259 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.31% 0.038%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.07% 1.35% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 177 28
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £325 £323 £319
90th Percentile £546 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - -
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +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 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 20,798 19,117 21,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.67% 22.64% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,603 12,813 14,741
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £638 £620 £601
UK median daily rate £464 £442 £425
% change year-on-year +4.98% +3.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 239 333
England median hourly rate £34.50 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +5.26% +14.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £9.25 £12.05
90th Percentile £54.38 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +10.34%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +68 232 £475 -5.00% 69
South East +20 86 £385 -3.75% 48
Midlands -22 41 £400 +3.23% 33
North of England -31 35 £369 +2.43% 55
West Midlands -36 22 £413 +6.45% 13
South West +14 20 £431 +12.75% 23
East Midlands +8 19 £400 +8.47% 20
Yorkshire -12 18 £350 -5.08% 12
North West -27 17 £425 +18.06% 38
East of England +17 16 £400 +3.23% 22
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 430 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 276 (64.19%) SQL
3 180 (41.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 173 (40.23%) SQL Server 2014
5 167 (38.84%) .NET
6 164 (38.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 151 (35.12%) Microsoft
8 150 (34.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 144 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
10 140 (32.56%) C#
11 124 (28.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 107 (24.88%) Windows
13 104 (24.19%) Business Intelligence
14 97 (22.56%) Data Warehouse
15 95 (22.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 88 (20.47%) Finance
17 81 (18.84%) Windows Server
18 77 (17.91%) ETL
19 72 (16.74%) TDD
19 72 (16.74%) T-SQL
20 65 (15.12%) Power BI
21 63 (14.65%) SQL Server 2008
22 62 (14.42%) Security Cleared
23 60 (13.95%) WPF
24 59 (13.72%) Multithreading
24 59 (13.72%) Linux
25 58 (13.49%) Oracle
25 58 (13.49%) VMware
26 57 (13.26%) Web Services
27 54 (12.56%) MVVM

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 14 (3.26%) IIS
2 8 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.40%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.93%) Confluence
5 4 (0.93%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.93%) SAS
6 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (0.47%) Apache
7 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.23%) CMS
8 1 (0.23%) JBoss
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.63%) Sage 200
2 5 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.47%) iTrent
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.23%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) Relativity
4 1 (0.23%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 164 (38.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.88%) PaaS
3 14 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.33%) IaaS
5 7 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
5 7 (1.63%) SaaS
6 6 (1.40%) Office 365
7 4 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.93%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.47%) GitHub
9 2 (0.47%) npm
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.23%) Serverless
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.28%) Firewall
2 24 (5.58%) PuTTY
2 24 (5.58%) WinSCP
3 6 (1.40%) Cisco ISE
3 6 (1.40%) VPN
4 5 (1.16%) SSL
5 4 (0.93%) DNS
5 4 (0.93%) VLAN
6 3 (0.70%) LAN
6 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.70%) WAN
7 2 (0.47%) Internet
7 2 (0.47%) IPsec
7 2 (0.47%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.47%) MPLS
7 2 (0.47%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.47%) OpenVPN
7 2 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.47%) SAN
7 2 (0.47%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 180 (41.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 173 (40.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 150 (34.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 124 (28.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 97 (22.56%) Data Warehouse
7 95 (22.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 65 (15.12%) Power BI
9 63 (14.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 37 (8.60%) Oracle Database
11 32 (7.44%) Oracle Database 11g
12 27 (6.28%) Oracle Database 10g
13 22 (5.12%) Relational Database
14 14 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (3.02%) Azure SQL Database
15 13 (3.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 12 (2.79%) BusinessObjects
17 11 (2.56%) OLAP
17 11 (2.56%) Snowflake Schema
18 10 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (8.37%) Selenium
2 35 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (7.67%) Visual Studio
4 31 (7.21%) SoapUI
5 30 (6.98%) Git (software)
5 30 (6.98%) Oracle APEX
6 29 (6.74%) Ant
6 29 (6.74%) Eclipse
6 29 (6.74%) SpecFlow
6 29 (6.74%) TestNG
7 28 (6.51%) HP UFT
8 22 (5.12%) Octopus Deploy
9 20 (4.65%) LoadRunner
10 17 (3.95%) TeamCity
11 16 (3.72%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (2.79%) Jenkins
13 10 (2.33%) Bitbucket
14 8 (1.86%) JIRA
14 8 (1.86%) webpack
15 7 (1.63%) NUnit
General
1 88 (20.47%) Finance
2 24 (5.58%) Retail
3 9 (2.09%) Legal
4 7 (1.63%) Advertising
5 6 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.16%) Banking
7 4 (0.93%) Automotive
7 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.70%) Front Office
8 3 (0.70%) Law
8 3 (0.70%) Local Government
9 2 (0.47%) Marketing
9 2 (0.47%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 233 (54.19%) Developer
2 74 (17.21%) SQL Developer
3 64 (14.88%) .NET Developer
3 64 (14.88%) C# Developer
4 61 (14.19%) DBA
5 54 (12.56%) SQL DBA
6 49 (11.40%) WPF Developer
7 43 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 36 (8.37%) C# WPF Developer
9 32 (7.44%) Senior Developer
10 30 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
10 30 (6.98%) Consultant
11 28 (6.51%) SQL Server Developer
12 21 (4.88%) SQL Server DBA
13 19 (4.42%) Architect
14 18 (4.19%) Analyst
14 18 (4.19%) Senior .NET Developer
14 18 (4.19%) SSIS Developer
15 17 (3.95%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 17 (3.95%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (38.84%) .NET
2 60 (13.95%) WPF
3 57 (13.26%) Web Services
4 46 (10.70%) WCF
5 41 (9.53%) Task Parallel Library
6 38 (8.84%) ASP.NET
7 33 (7.67%) REST
8 31 (7.21%) HTML
9 30 (6.98%) JSON
10 25 (5.81%) CSS
11 24 (5.58%) .NET Framework
12 23 (5.35%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (4.19%) AngularJS
15 16 (3.72%) MDX
16 15 (3.49%) Entity Framework
17 13 (3.02%) HTML5
18 12 (2.79%) RESTful
19 10 (2.33%) React
20 9 (2.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.33%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (6.51%) Clustering
3 21 (4.88%) Replication
4 20 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.49%) User Experience
6 12 (2.79%) Fintech
6 12 (2.79%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.09%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.63%) Fixed Income
8 7 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.40%) Equities
10 5 (1.16%) Wiki
11 4 (0.93%) Reinsurance
12 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.70%) Life Science
12 3 (0.70%) NHS
12 3 (0.70%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.47%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 107 (24.88%) Windows
2 81 (18.84%) Windows Server
3 59 (13.72%) Linux
4 42 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (5.58%) CentOS
7 21 (4.88%) Windows 10
8 15 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.70%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.23%) Android
11 1 (0.23%) MVS
11 1 (0.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (24.19%) Business Intelligence
3 77 (17.91%) ETL
4 72 (16.74%) TDD
5 59 (13.72%) Multithreading
6 54 (12.56%) MVVM
7 51 (11.86%) Migration
7 51 (11.86%) Test Automation
8 50 (11.63%) Analytics
8 50 (11.63%) SOA
9 49 (11.40%) DevOps
10 46 (10.70%) MVC
11 42 (9.77%) OO
11 42 (9.77%) Waterfall
12 41 (9.53%) Performance Tuning
13 40 (9.30%) Scrum
14 38 (8.84%) Mathematics
15 33 (7.67%) Kimball Methodology
15 33 (7.67%) OOA/OOD
16 31 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 276 (64.19%) SQL
2 140 (32.56%) C#
3 72 (16.74%) T-SQL
4 36 (8.37%) PowerShell
5 33 (7.67%) JavaScript
6 31 (7.21%) Java
7 28 (6.51%) F#
7 28 (6.51%) VBA
8 19 (4.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 12 (2.79%) TypeScript
10 11 (2.56%) VB
11 7 (1.63%) Python
11 7 (1.63%) VBScript
12 6 (1.40%) R
13 4 (0.93%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.93%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.70%) C
14 3 (0.70%) C++
15 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 62 (14.42%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.53%) SC Cleared
3 40 (9.30%) Degree
4 23 (5.35%) DV Cleared
5 22 (5.12%) ISEB
5 22 (5.12%) ISEB Practitioner
5 22 (5.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.86%) MCSE
8 5 (1.16%) CCNP
8 5 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.93%) CCDP
9 4 (0.93%) Chartered Engineer
9 4 (0.93%) CISM
9 4 (0.93%) CISSP
9 4 (0.93%) MCSA
9 4 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.63%) GDPR
2 5 (1.16%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.93%) QA
4 2 (0.47%) SLA
5 1 (0.23%) GCP
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (7.21%) Docker
2 27 (6.28%) Active Directory
2 27 (6.28%) vSphere
3 24 (5.58%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (5.12%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.70%) XenApp
8 2 (0.47%) Squid
8 2 (0.47%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.23%) NFS
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (5.58%) HP ALM
2 19 (4.42%) vCenter Server
3 10 (2.33%) SCCM
3 10 (2.33%) SCOM
4 8 (1.86%) Failover Clustering
4 8 (1.86%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.86%) vRealize
5 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.47%) Ansible
7 2 (0.47%) Puppet
7 2 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.23%) Foglight
8 1 (0.23%) Nessus
8 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 151 (35.12%) Microsoft
2 58 (13.49%) Oracle
2 58 (13.49%) VMware
3 33 (7.67%) Cisco
3 33 (7.67%) Tableau
4 31 (7.21%) HP
5 29 (6.74%) Software AG
5 29 (6.74%) webMethods
6 28 (6.51%) NetApp
7 25 (5.81%) Red Hat
8 21 (4.88%) Splunk
9 15 (3.49%) RedGate
10 11 (2.56%) Capita
10 11 (2.56%) SAP
11 7 (1.63%) Citrix
11 7 (1.63%) Sage
12 6 (1.40%) McAfee
12 6 (1.40%) Remedy
12 6 (1.40%) SolarWinds
13 4 (0.93%) Google