Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 493 453 511
Rank change year-on-year -40 +58 -66
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 71 252 372
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.41% 0.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.89% 1.90% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 169 275
Median daily rate £393 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.65% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £276 £325 £358
90th Percentile £533 £564 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Median hourly rate £26.00 £17.33 £16.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.01% +6.92% -7.37%
10th Percentile £23.74 £13.75 £16.08
90th Percentile £44.20 £33.17 £18.90
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £17.33 £16.21
% change year-on-year +50.01% +6.92% -12.38%

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 8,018 13,283 20,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.03% 21.68% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,560 9,161 14,571
Median daily rate £488 £488 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.52% +2.11%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £667 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 186 211
Median hourly rate £24.25 £25.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.96% -15.83% -7.69%
10th Percentile £13.33 £13.62 £14.00
90th Percentile £60.55 £62.94 £55.00
Median hourly rate £25.14 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +0.56% -10.71% -13.18%

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 27 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in England over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

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 27 February 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 -14 31 £450 -2.70% 7
North of England +80 16 £375 +7.14% 6
Midlands +28 11 £360 -14.79% 3
Yorkshire +47 9 £375 +7.14% 4
North West +55 7 £350 -9.68% 2
West Midlands +17 6 £300 -32.58% 2
East Midlands +28 5 £400 -38.46% 1
South West +73 4 £350 -1.41%
South East +48 3 £438 +9.38% 7
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 71 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 55 (77.46%) SQL
3 29 (40.85%) Microsoft
4 28 (39.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (32.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (32.39%) T-SQL
6 22 (30.99%) Windows
7 18 (25.35%) Finance
7 18 (25.35%) Azure
7 18 (25.35%) Windows Server
8 17 (23.94%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (21.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (21.13%) C#
10 15 (21.13%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (18.31%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (18.31%) Oracle
11 13 (18.31%) AWS
11 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (18.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (16.90%) PowerShell
12 12 (16.90%) .NET
13 11 (15.49%) VMware
13 11 (15.49%) Power Platform
14 10 (14.08%) ETL
14 10 (14.08%) Active Directory
14 10 (14.08%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (12.68%) IIS
15 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
16 8 (11.27%) HTML

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 9 (12.68%) IIS
2 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.63%) Apache
3 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.23%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.41%) Confluence
5 1 (1.41%) Drupal
5 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.41%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) InfoPath
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.35%) Azure
2 13 (18.31%) AWS
3 11 (15.49%) Power Platform
4 6 (8.45%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (5.63%) PowerApps
6 3 (4.23%) GitHub
6 3 (4.23%) Power Automate
6 3 (4.23%) Yammer
7 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.41%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.41%) GCP
7 1 (1.41%) IaaS
7 1 (1.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) DNS
1 8 (11.27%) SAN
2 5 (7.04%) Firewall
2 5 (7.04%) VPN
3 4 (5.63%) VLAN
4 2 (2.82%) DHCP
5 1 (1.41%) FTP
5 1 (1.41%) Intranet
5 1 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.41%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.41%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.41%) Network Security
5 1 (1.41%) Skype
5 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (39.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (32.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (23.94%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (21.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (18.31%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (18.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (14.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (11.27%) Power BI
8 8 (11.27%) Relational Database
9 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2019
10 6 (8.45%) MySQL
10 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2017
11 5 (7.04%) QlikView
12 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database
13 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (4.23%) Tableau
14 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
1 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.82%) JIRA
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.82%) webpack
3 1 (1.41%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.41%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.41%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.41%) Hudson
3 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.41%) NUnit
3 1 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.41%) Serena SBM
3 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 18 (25.35%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Banking
3 5 (7.04%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.41%) International Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Law
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Developer
2 15 (21.13%) SQL Developer
3 11 (15.49%) DBA
4 10 (14.08%) SQL DBA
5 8 (11.27%) .NET Developer
6 7 (9.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (7.04%) C# Developer
8 5 (7.04%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.63%) Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Team Leader
10 3 (4.23%) Applications Specialist
10 3 (4.23%) Consultant
10 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Senior SQL Developer
10 3 (4.23%) SharePoint Consultant
10 3 (4.23%) SQL BI Developer
10 3 (4.23%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.90%) .NET
2 8 (11.27%) CSS
2 8 (11.27%) HTML
2 8 (11.27%) Web Services
3 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET
4 5 (7.04%) JSON
4 5 (7.04%) RESTful
5 4 (5.63%) jQuery
6 3 (4.23%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.82%) LDAP
7 2 (2.82%) React Native
7 2 (2.82%) WinForms
7 2 (2.82%) XML
8 1 (1.41%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.41%) HTML5
8 1 (1.41%) ODBC
8 1 (1.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) NHS
2 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) Replication
3 4 (5.63%) Clustering
3 4 (5.63%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.23%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.23%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.82%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.99%) Windows
2 18 (25.35%) Windows Server
3 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.45%) Linux
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (1.41%) Android
7 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.41%) Solaris
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.13%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (14.08%) ETL
4 8 (11.27%) Migration
5 7 (9.86%) TDD
6 6 (8.45%) Change Management
6 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
6 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (7.04%) BCP
7 5 (7.04%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
7 5 (7.04%) DevOps
7 5 (7.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.04%) Incident Management
7 5 (7.04%) MVC
8 4 (5.63%) BDD
8 4 (5.63%) High Availability
8 4 (5.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 55 (77.46%) SQL
2 23 (32.39%) T-SQL
3 15 (21.13%) C#
4 12 (16.90%) PowerShell
5 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.04%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (5.63%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.82%) ES6
8 2 (2.82%) Java
8 2 (2.82%) Perl
8 2 (2.82%) Python
8 2 (2.82%) Ruby
8 2 (2.82%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.41%) JSX
9 1 (1.41%) R
9 1 (1.41%) VBA
9 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.45%) Degree
2 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.23%) CCNA
4 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.23%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.23%) HP AIS
4 3 (4.23%) HP ASE
4 3 (4.23%) HP MASE
4 3 (4.23%) JNCIS
4 3 (4.23%) MCITP
4 3 (4.23%) MCSA
4 3 (4.23%) MCSE
4 3 (4.23%) NCIE
4 3 (4.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) GDPR
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.82%) DFS Replication
3 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (4.23%) SCOM
2 3 (4.23%) vCenter Server
2 3 (4.23%) WSUS
3 2 (2.82%) Ansible
3 2 (2.82%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.41%) Control-M
4 1 (1.41%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.41%) Puppet
4 1 (1.41%) QRadar
4 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 29 (40.85%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.31%) Oracle
3 11 (15.49%) VMware
4 7 (9.86%) Cisco
4 7 (9.86%) HP
5 4 (5.63%) 3PAR
5 4 (5.63%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (4.23%) Brocade
6 3 (4.23%) Juniper
6 3 (4.23%) NetApp
6 3 (4.23%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.82%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.82%) Sybase
7 2 (2.82%) Twitter
7 2 (2.82%) Veeam
8 1 (1.41%) BMC
8 1 (1.41%) Qualys
8 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.41%) SAP
8 1 (1.41%) Splunk