Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 2019 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
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 509 463 555
Rank change year-on-year -46 +92 +261
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 314 439 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.48% 0.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.69% 2.13% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 318 176
England median daily rate £430 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.71% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £324 £322
90th Percentile £561 £575 £531
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £423
% change year-on-year -2.86% +3.55% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
England median hourly rate £28.92 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.58% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £16.21 £16.75 £16.50
90th Percentile £55.38 £23.25 £17.50
UK median hourly rate £16.21 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -18.95% +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 18,535 20,573 19,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.37% 22.64% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,850 14,422 12,765
England median daily rate £484 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £464 £438
% change year-on-year +2.43% +6.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 216 234
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.27% -14.60%
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.14 £9.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £54.38 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year - +23.89% -8.13%

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 18 June 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

Contractor 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 18 June 2019. 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 -69 136 £460 -3.16% 46
South East -12 66 £413 +8.41% 80
Midlands +31 50 £423 +5.63% 24
East Midlands +31 34 £408 +1.88% 12
North of England +28 34 £360 -2.37% 85
Yorkshire +13 19 £375 +5.26% 27
West Midlands -1 16 £480 +16.36% 12
South West -43 13 £455 +12.35% 20
East of England 0 12 £375 -6.25% 27
North West +16 8 £360 -15.29% 54
North East - 7 £338 - 4
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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.

1 314 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 218 (69.43%) SQL
3 141 (44.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 124 (39.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 115 (36.62%) Microsoft
6 112 (35.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 91 (28.98%) Windows
8 89 (28.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 86 (27.39%) Business Intelligence
10 84 (26.75%) .NET
11 82 (26.11%) SQL Server 2014
12 81 (25.80%) C#
12 81 (25.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 78 (24.84%) ETL
14 76 (24.20%) T-SQL
15 75 (23.89%) Data Warehouse
16 70 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
17 61 (19.43%) Migration
18 57 (18.15%) Security Cleared
18 57 (18.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 54 (17.20%) Power BI
19 54 (17.20%) Power Platform
20 53 (16.88%) Finance
21 48 (15.29%) SC Cleared
21 48 (15.29%) PowerShell
21 48 (15.29%) Windows Server
22 41 (13.06%) Performance Tuning
23 40 (12.74%) MVC
24 39 (12.42%) ASP.NET
24 39 (12.42%) .NET Framework

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 27 (8.60%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.64%) MS Exchange
3 23 (7.32%) IIS
4 14 (4.46%) Apache
5 6 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.96%) Confluence
7 3 (0.96%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.64%) CMS
8 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.64%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.32%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (8.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.96%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 112 (35.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (17.20%) Power Platform
3 27 (8.60%) Office 365
4 23 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (4.14%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (3.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (3.82%) PaaS
7 11 (3.50%) IaaS
8 4 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.27%) SaaS
8 4 (1.27%) Slack
9 3 (0.96%) GitHub
10 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.96%) SAN
2 9 (2.87%) Firewall
3 5 (1.59%) VSAN
4 4 (1.27%) DHCP
4 4 (1.27%) NAS
4 4 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.96%) DNS
5 3 (0.96%) HTTP
5 3 (0.96%) Skype
5 3 (0.96%) SMTP
6 2 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.64%) VPN
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.32%) LAN
7 1 (0.32%) MPLS
7 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.32%) VoIP
7 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 141 (44.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 124 (39.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 89 (28.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 82 (26.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 81 (25.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 75 (23.89%) Data Warehouse
8 57 (18.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 54 (17.20%) Power BI
10 27 (8.60%) Relational Database
11 25 (7.96%) MySQL
12 24 (7.64%) SQL Server 2005
13 22 (7.01%) Azure SQL Database
14 19 (6.05%) SQL Server 2017
15 13 (4.14%) OLAP
16 11 (3.50%) Big Data
17 10 (3.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 10 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
18 9 (2.87%) RDBMS
19 8 (2.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (5.73%) JIRA
1 18 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
1 18 (5.73%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.82%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (2.87%) Subversion
5 6 (1.91%) Selenium
6 5 (1.59%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.27%) ERwin
7 4 (1.27%) Hudson
8 2 (0.64%) NUnit
8 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.64%) Xcode
9 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.32%) Moq
9 1 (0.32%) Sourcetree
9 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 53 (16.88%) Finance
2 17 (5.41%) Retail
3 15 (4.78%) Banking
4 10 (3.18%) Law
5 7 (2.23%) Back Office
5 7 (2.23%) Local Government
5 7 (2.23%) Marketing
6 4 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.27%) Publishing
7 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.96%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.64%) French Language
8 2 (0.64%) Front Office
8 2 (0.64%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 162 (51.59%) Developer
2 65 (20.70%) SQL Developer
3 55 (17.52%) DBA
4 51 (16.24%) SQL DBA
5 38 (12.10%) .NET Developer
6 33 (10.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 28 (8.92%) SQL Server DBA
8 24 (7.64%) C# Developer
9 21 (6.69%) Administrator
10 18 (5.73%) Senior Developer
10 18 (5.73%) SQL Server Developer
11 17 (5.41%) Analyst
12 13 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.82%) Architect
13 12 (3.82%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (3.82%) Consultant
14 11 (3.50%) ETL Developer
14 11 (3.50%) SSIS Developer
15 10 (3.18%) Data Warehouse Developer
16 8 (2.55%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (26.75%) .NET
2 39 (12.42%) .NET Framework
2 39 (12.42%) ASP.NET
3 35 (11.15%) AngularJS
4 24 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 24 (7.64%) CSS
5 23 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 22 (7.01%) .NET Core
7 21 (6.69%) HTML
8 19 (6.05%) Entity Framework
8 19 (6.05%) RESTful
8 19 (6.05%) XML
9 18 (5.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 17 (5.41%) Web Services
11 13 (4.14%) jQuery
11 13 (4.14%) WCF
12 12 (3.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (3.18%) Angular 2
13 10 (3.18%) HTML5
14 9 (2.87%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.28%) Replication
2 18 (5.73%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.46%) Clustering
3 14 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.82%) Private Cloud
6 11 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.91%) Reference Data
8 6 (1.91%) Reinsurance
9 5 (1.59%) NHS
9 5 (1.59%) PKI
9 5 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.27%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.27%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.96%) User Experience
12 2 (0.64%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.64%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.32%) Market Risk
13 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 91 (28.98%) Windows
2 48 (15.29%) Windows Server
3 26 (8.28%) Linux
4 24 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.50%) Unix
7 7 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.59%) Solaris
8 5 (1.59%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.64%) Android
10 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.64%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.32%) VMS
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (27.39%) Business Intelligence
2 78 (24.84%) ETL
3 70 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (19.43%) Migration
5 41 (13.06%) Performance Tuning
6 40 (12.74%) MVC
7 33 (10.51%) Data Migration
8 30 (9.55%) Data Modelling
9 28 (8.92%) TDD
10 27 (8.60%) BDD
11 24 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (7.32%) Data Analysis
13 21 (6.69%) ITIL
14 20 (6.37%) High Availability
15 19 (6.05%) SDLC
16 18 (5.73%) Performance Monitoring
17 17 (5.41%) Data Cleansing
17 17 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 17 (5.41%) Unit Testing
18 16 (5.10%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 218 (69.43%) SQL
2 81 (25.80%) C#
3 76 (24.20%) T-SQL
4 48 (15.29%) PowerShell
5 21 (6.69%) JavaScript
6 14 (4.46%) Python
7 9 (2.87%) VBA
8 8 (2.55%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.55%) R
8 8 (2.55%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.23%) VB
10 6 (1.91%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.91%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (1.59%) PHP
12 3 (0.96%) C++
13 2 (0.64%) C
13 2 (0.64%) Java
13 2 (0.64%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 57 (18.15%) Security Cleared
2 48 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 31 (9.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (5.10%) Degree
4 16 (5.10%) MCSE
5 12 (3.82%) MCITP
5 12 (3.82%) MCSA
6 9 (2.87%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.27%) MCDBA
7 4 (1.27%) MCP
8 3 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 2 (0.64%) CCNA
9 2 (0.64%) CCSP
9 2 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.64%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.32%) ISEB
10 1 (0.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.23%) QA
2 4 (1.27%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 35 (11.15%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.78%) VMware ESXi
2 15 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.82%) Shibboleth
3 12 (3.82%) VMware NSX
4 8 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.64%) vSphere
7 2 (0.64%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (6.69%) SCCM
2 15 (4.78%) Microsoft Clustering
2 15 (4.78%) WSUS
3 14 (4.46%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (3.18%) SCOM
5 3 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.32%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 115 (36.62%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.78%) VMware
3 29 (9.24%) Oracle
4 15 (4.78%) Tableau
5 10 (3.18%) Citrix
5 10 (3.18%) SAP
5 10 (3.18%) Sony
6 8 (2.55%) Cisco
7 5 (1.59%) Talend
8 4 (1.27%) EMC
8 4 (1.27%) Google
8 4 (1.27%) IBM
9 3 (0.96%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.96%) Dell
9 3 (0.96%) HP
9 3 (0.96%) Sun
9 3 (0.96%) Sybase
9 3 (0.96%) Veeam
10 2 (0.64%) Facebook
10 2 (0.64%) Xamarin