Period
to 24 September 2021

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 24 September 2021 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 582 433 492
Rank change year-on-year -149 +59 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 142 61 339
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.24% 0.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.02% 1.02% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 41 233
10th Percentile £280 £300 £313
25th Percentile £367 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £439 £450 £413
Median % change year-on-year -2.56% +9.09% -2.94%
75th Percentile £550 £506 £475
90th Percentile £650 £550 £570
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
10th Percentile £43.60 " £16.84
25th Percentile £44.88 £51.25 £17.25
Median hourly rate £48.27 £52.50 £22.83
Median % change year-on-year -8.07% +129.96% +22.15%
75th Percentile £51.63 £53.75 £53.75
90th Percentile £52.90 " £55.70
UK median hourly rate £48.26 £46.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year +3.78% +103.68% +22.15%

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 13,940 5,986 17,988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.64% 23.16% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,836 4,192 12,539
10th Percentile £350 £313 £325
25th Percentile £420 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £688 £663
UK median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 98 229
10th Percentile £13.85 £12.63 £12.45
25th Percentile £20.45 £17.47 £17.00
Median hourly rate £31.00 £23.43 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +32.31% -21.90% +10.29%
75th Percentile £56.50 £41.50 £51.25
90th Percentile £65.50 £53.83 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +39.13% -23.33% +13.42%

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 24 September 2021.

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
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 24 September 2021. 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 -173 64 £538 +13.16% 11
Midlands -50 22 £320 +11.30% 3
North of England -69 19 £484 +7.50% 9
South East -80 19 £438 +4.17% 12
North West -36 17 £493 +34.93% 6
East Midlands -32 11 £285 +3.64% 1
West Midlands -54 11 £398 +32.50% 2
South West -45 4 £381 -12.36% 2
Yorkshire -53 2 £404 -10.28% 3
East of England - 2 £310 - 1
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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.

1 142 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 107 (75.35%) SQL
3 70 (49.30%) Microsoft
4 57 (40.14%) Windows
5 52 (36.62%) C#
6 48 (33.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 47 (33.10%) .NET
8 45 (31.69%) Active Directory
9 43 (30.28%) JavaScript
9 43 (30.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 40 (28.17%) Migration
10 40 (28.17%) Azure
10 40 (28.17%) Windows Server
11 36 (25.35%) Social Skills
12 35 (24.65%) Windows Server 2016
12 35 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (24.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 34 (23.94%) VMware
13 34 (23.94%) HTML
13 34 (23.94%) PowerShell
13 34 (23.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 33 (23.24%) SQL Server 2019
14 33 (23.24%) CSS
15 32 (22.54%) SQL Server 2014
15 32 (22.54%) SQL Server 2008
16 29 (20.42%) VMware Infrastructure
16 29 (20.42%) T-SQL
17 27 (19.01%) Finance
18 25 (17.61%) MVC
18 25 (17.61%) Business Intelligence

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 13 (9.15%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.45%) IIS
3 6 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.82%) Moodle
4 4 (2.82%) Totara
4 4 (2.82%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.11%) Confluence
6 2 (1.41%) Camunda
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.70%) Apache
7 1 (0.70%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.70%) ArcSDE
7 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.11%) Exchequer
2 2 (1.41%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.70%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 40 (28.17%) Azure
2 22 (15.49%) AWS
3 15 (10.56%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (9.15%) PaaS
5 12 (8.45%) Power Platform
5 12 (8.45%) SaaS
6 8 (5.63%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (5.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.82%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (2.82%) GitHub
7 4 (2.82%) IaaS
8 3 (2.11%) Azure Logic Apps
8 3 (2.11%) Azure Service Fabric
8 3 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.11%) GCP
8 3 (2.11%) SonarCloud
9 2 (1.41%) Azure Event Grid
9 2 (1.41%) Azure Key Vault
9 2 (1.41%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.86%) DNS
2 13 (9.15%) VPN
3 12 (8.45%) DHCP
4 10 (7.04%) Network Security
5 8 (5.63%) Firewall
5 8 (5.63%) LAN
5 8 (5.63%) WAN
5 8 (5.63%) Wireless
6 6 (4.23%) VoIP
7 2 (1.41%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.41%) Skype
7 2 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 48 (33.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 43 (30.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (24.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (23.24%) SQL Server 2019
6 32 (22.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (22.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 21 (14.79%) Relational Database
8 20 (14.08%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (9.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (8.45%) Power BI
10 12 (8.45%) RDBMS
11 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 11 (7.75%) Oracle Database
12 9 (6.34%) SQL Server 2017
13 7 (4.93%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (4.93%) MS Access
13 7 (4.93%) MySQL
14 6 (4.23%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (11.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 15 (10.56%) Git (software)
3 14 (9.86%) Subversion
4 13 (9.15%) TeamCity
5 11 (7.75%) JIRA
6 10 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (6.34%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (6.34%) Visual Studio
8 8 (5.63%) CircleCI
8 8 (5.63%) Jasmine
9 7 (4.93%) Mocha
10 6 (4.23%) webpack
11 5 (3.52%) Bitbucket
11 5 (3.52%) gulp
11 5 (3.52%) Jenkins
12 4 (2.82%) Ant
12 4 (2.82%) Eclipse
12 4 (2.82%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.82%) Maven
12 4 (2.82%) Oracle Forms
General
1 36 (25.35%) Social Skills
2 27 (19.01%) Finance
3 12 (8.45%) Banking
4 7 (4.93%) Public Sector
5 5 (3.52%) Prime Brokerage
6 4 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.82%) Automotive
7 3 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.41%) Billing
8 2 (1.41%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.41%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (1.41%) Retail
9 1 (0.70%) Back Office
9 1 (0.70%) Electronics
9 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.70%) Law
9 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.70%) Marketing
9 1 (0.70%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 69 (48.59%) Developer
2 25 (17.61%) DBA
3 24 (16.90%) SQL DBA
3 24 (16.90%) SQL Developer
4 22 (15.49%) .NET Developer
5 18 (12.68%) C# Developer
6 14 (9.86%) Analyst
6 14 (9.86%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (6.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (5.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (4.93%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (4.93%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 6 (4.23%) SQL BI Developer
10 6 (4.23%) SQL Server DBA
11 5 (3.52%) Administrator
11 5 (3.52%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (33.10%) .NET
2 34 (23.94%) HTML
3 33 (23.24%) CSS
4 24 (16.90%) Web Services
5 23 (16.20%) ASP.NET
6 22 (15.49%) .NET Core
7 20 (14.08%) .NET Framework
8 18 (12.68%) AngularJS
8 18 (12.68%) jQuery
8 18 (12.68%) XML
9 17 (11.97%) SOAP
10 15 (10.56%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (9.86%) LDAP
11 14 (9.86%) REST
12 12 (8.45%) Entity Framework
13 11 (7.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (7.04%) Angular 2
14 10 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 10 (7.04%) RESTful
14 10 (7.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.56%) Clustering
2 12 (8.45%) NHS
3 9 (6.34%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (5.63%) Replication
5 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.82%) Learning Management System
6 4 (2.82%) W3C
7 3 (2.11%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.11%) Robotics
7 3 (2.11%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.41%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.41%) Legacy Applications
8 2 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.70%) Equities
9 1 (0.70%) FMCG
9 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 57 (40.14%) Windows
2 40 (28.17%) Windows Server
3 35 (24.65%) Windows Server 2016
4 34 (23.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (13.38%) Windows Server 2019
6 13 (9.15%) Linux
7 4 (2.82%) Android
8 3 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.11%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.11%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.41%) Solaris
9 2 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.17%) Migration
2 35 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (17.61%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (17.61%) MVC
3 25 (17.61%) Unit Testing
4 23 (16.20%) ETL
5 17 (11.97%) DevOps
5 17 (11.97%) Full Stack Development
6 14 (9.86%) Scrum
7 13 (9.15%) Performance Tuning
7 13 (9.15%) SDLC
8 12 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (8.45%) TDD
9 11 (7.75%) Data Migration
10 10 (7.04%) Data Protection
10 10 (7.04%) ITIL
10 10 (7.04%) Performance Optimisation
11 9 (6.34%) Computer Science
11 9 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (6.34%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 107 (75.35%) SQL
2 52 (36.62%) C#
3 43 (30.28%) JavaScript
4 34 (23.94%) PowerShell
5 29 (20.42%) T-SQL
6 14 (9.86%) Python
7 13 (9.15%) TypeScript
8 12 (8.45%) Java
9 7 (4.93%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.93%) VB.NET
10 6 (4.23%) Ruby
10 6 (4.23%) VBA
11 5 (3.52%) PHP
12 3 (2.11%) R
13 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (1.41%) Perl
14 1 (0.70%) C++
14 1 (0.70%) VB
14 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (11.27%) Degree
2 16 (11.27%) Security Cleared
3 15 (10.56%) SC Cleared
4 14 (9.86%) CCNA
4 14 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (7.75%) DV Cleared
5 11 (7.75%) MCSE
6 10 (7.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.82%) MCSA
8 2 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.70%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) Accessibility
2 4 (2.82%) WCAG
3 2 (1.41%) GDPR
3 2 (1.41%) QA
3 2 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (31.69%) Active Directory
2 29 (20.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.15%) vSphere
4 6 (4.23%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.82%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.11%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.70%) Docker
7 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (9.86%) WSUS
2 11 (7.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 11 (7.75%) SCCM
3 10 (7.04%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (5.63%) Terraform
5 6 (4.23%) Control-M
5 6 (4.23%) SCOM
5 6 (4.23%) SCSM
6 5 (3.52%) Ansible
7 2 (1.41%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.41%) Perfmon
7 2 (1.41%) QRadar
7 2 (1.41%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 70 (49.30%) Microsoft
2 34 (23.94%) VMware
3 17 (11.97%) Oracle
4 12 (8.45%) Red Hat
5 10 (7.04%) Fortinet
6 6 (4.23%) Atlassian
6 6 (4.23%) Telerik
7 5 (3.52%) Dell
8 4 (2.82%) Cisco
8 4 (2.82%) SAP
8 4 (2.82%) Sybase
9 3 (2.11%) IBM
9 3 (2.11%) Mitel
9 3 (2.11%) Polycom
9 3 (2.11%) Zscaler
10 2 (1.41%) CyberArk
10 2 (1.41%) Serena
10 2 (1.41%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.41%) Splunk
10 2 (1.41%) Teradata