Period
to 6 May 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 6 May 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
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 525 445 541
Rank change year-on-year -80 +96 -110
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 82 186 322
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.39% 0.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.88% 1.82% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 120 226
10th Percentile £300 £325 £350
25th Percentile £325 £375 £396
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £450 £446
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +0.84% +2.00%
75th Percentile £488 £494 £500
90th Percentile £507 £550 £551
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £439
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.56% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
10th Percentile £23.70 £15.63 £16.06
25th Percentile £23.89 £18.44 £16.16
Median hourly rate £26.00 £24.75 £16.21
Median % change year-on-year +5.05% +52.68% -7.37%
75th Percentile £28.00 £31.94 £16.91
90th Percentile " £35.28 £18.16
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £24.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.05% +54.69% -8.57%

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 9,331 10,221 19,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.95% 21.47% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,449 7,082 13,558
10th Percentile £323 £325 £325
25th Percentile £408 £401 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £488
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +1.54% +2.63%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 153 215
10th Percentile £11.40 £14.27 £14.00
25th Percentile £18.50 £18.25 £18.16
Median hourly rate £24.57 £24.70 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.53% -29.43% +9.38%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £47.60
90th Percentile £61.98 £61.20 £57.80
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £24.70 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.29% -17.67% -6.98%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -59 38 £415 -7.78% 4
North of England +45 21 £423 +12.67% 8
North West +29 12 £463 +27.59% 3
Midlands +1 10 £370 -9.76% 4
Yorkshire +31 9 £363 -4.61% 5
East Midlands +23 5 £350 -46.15% 1
West Midlands -7 5 £370 -9.76% 3
South East +10 4 - - 7
South West +44 3 £350 -6.67% 3
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 82 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 60 (73.17%) SQL
3 34 (41.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (40.24%) Windows
5 32 (39.02%) Microsoft
6 21 (25.61%) C#
6 21 (25.61%) Azure
7 19 (23.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (23.17%) JavaScript
7 19 (23.17%) SQL Server 2014
7 19 (23.17%) Windows Server
8 18 (21.95%) T-SQL
8 18 (21.95%) .NET
8 18 (21.95%) Active Directory
9 17 (20.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (19.51%) VMware
11 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (17.07%) Finance
12 14 (17.07%) Migration
12 14 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (15.85%) Oracle
13 13 (15.85%) MVC
13 13 (15.85%) .NET Framework
13 13 (15.85%) PowerShell
13 13 (15.85%) Microsoft 365
13 13 (15.85%) Power Platform
14 12 (14.63%) SQL Server 2019
14 12 (14.63%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (14.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure

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 8 (9.76%) IIS
2 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (4.88%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.66%) Apache
4 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.22%) Confluence
5 1 (1.22%) Drupal
5 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.22%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.22%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.61%) Azure
2 13 (15.85%) Microsoft 365
2 13 (15.85%) Power Platform
3 10 (12.20%) AWS
4 8 (9.76%) PaaS
5 6 (7.32%) SaaS
6 5 (6.10%) Azure Service Fabric
6 5 (6.10%) SonarCloud
7 3 (3.66%) GitHub
7 3 (3.66%) Power Automate
7 3 (3.66%) PowerApps
7 3 (3.66%) Yammer
8 2 (2.44%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.22%) GCP
9 1 (1.22%) IaaS
9 1 (1.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) Firewall
1 8 (9.76%) SAN
2 7 (8.54%) LAN
2 7 (8.54%) WAN
2 7 (8.54%) Wireless
3 6 (7.32%) DNS
4 5 (6.10%) VPN
5 4 (4.88%) VLAN
6 2 (2.44%) DHCP
6 2 (2.44%) VoIP
7 1 (1.22%) Intranet
7 1 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.22%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.22%) Network Security
7 1 (1.22%) Skype
7 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (41.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (23.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 19 (23.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (14.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (14.63%) SQL Server 2019
4 12 (14.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (12.20%) Power BI
6 9 (10.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2017
8 6 (7.32%) Relational Database
9 5 (6.10%) Oracle Database
9 5 (6.10%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (4.88%) MongoDB
10 4 (4.88%) MySQL
10 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (4.88%) QlikView
11 3 (3.66%) RDBMS
11 3 (3.66%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.88%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.66%) JIRA
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (3.66%) webpack
5 2 (2.44%) Cypress.io
5 2 (2.44%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.44%) JMeter
5 2 (2.44%) Katalon Studio
5 2 (2.44%) MSTest
5 2 (2.44%) Selenium
5 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.22%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.22%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.22%) NUnit
6 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.22%) Serena SBM
6 1 (1.22%) Subversion
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Public Sector
2 5 (6.10%) Social Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.44%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Influencing Skills
5 1 (1.22%) International Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (39.02%) Developer
2 18 (21.95%) DBA
3 16 (19.51%) .NET Developer
3 16 (19.51%) SQL DBA
4 13 (15.85%) SQL Developer
5 10 (12.20%) Analyst
6 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) SQL Server DBA
8 6 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (7.32%) C# Developer
8 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Administrator
9 4 (4.88%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Senior DBA
9 4 (4.88%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.66%) Applications Specialist
10 3 (3.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.95%) .NET
2 13 (15.85%) .NET Framework
3 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET
3 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (12.20%) jQuery
4 9 (10.98%) RESTful
5 7 (8.54%) AngularJS
5 7 (8.54%) CSS
5 7 (8.54%) HTML
6 6 (7.32%) .NET Core
6 6 (7.32%) React
6 6 (7.32%) Web Services
7 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (4.88%) JSON
8 3 (3.66%) Entity Framework
8 3 (3.66%) WinForms
9 2 (2.44%) Jest
9 2 (2.44%) LDAP
9 2 (2.44%) Node.js
9 2 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) NHS
1 8 (9.76%) Replication
2 6 (7.32%) Clustering
3 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.66%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.44%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.44%) User Experience
6 1 (1.22%) CCTV
6 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (40.24%) Windows
2 19 (23.17%) Windows Server
3 17 (20.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (10.98%) Linux
4 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.66%) Solaris
7 2 (2.44%) Android
8 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (17.07%) Migration
3 13 (15.85%) MVC
4 10 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (9.76%) Business Continuity
5 8 (9.76%) DevOps
5 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (8.54%) Computer Science
6 7 (8.54%) ITIL
6 7 (8.54%) Storage Management
6 7 (8.54%) TDD
7 6 (7.32%) BCP
7 6 (7.32%) Change Management
7 6 (7.32%) Data Modelling
7 6 (7.32%) ETL
7 6 (7.32%) Matrix Organization
7 6 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (7.32%) Project Management
8 5 (6.10%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 60 (73.17%) SQL
2 21 (25.61%) C#
3 19 (23.17%) JavaScript
4 18 (21.95%) T-SQL
5 13 (15.85%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.10%) Java
7 4 (4.88%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.88%) Perl
7 4 (4.88%) Python
7 4 (4.88%) Ruby
8 3 (3.66%) ES6
8 3 (3.66%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.66%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.44%) JSX
9 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.22%) C++
10 1 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) Degree
2 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.10%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.66%) CCNA
5 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.66%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.66%) HP AIS
5 3 (3.66%) HP ASE
5 3 (3.66%) HP MASE
5 3 (3.66%) JNCIS
5 3 (3.66%) MCITP
5 3 (3.66%) MCSA
5 3 (3.66%) MCSE
5 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.66%) NCIE
5 3 (3.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) GDPR
2 2 (2.44%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.54%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.88%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.44%) DFS Replication
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.98%) SCOM
2 6 (7.32%) SCCM
2 6 (7.32%) SCSM
3 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (3.66%) vCenter Server
4 3 (3.66%) WSUS
5 2 (2.44%) Perfmon
6 1 (1.22%) Ansible
6 1 (1.22%) Control-M
6 1 (1.22%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (1.22%) Grafana
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.22%) Puppet
6 1 (1.22%) QRadar
6 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 32 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.51%) VMware
3 13 (15.85%) Oracle
4 7 (8.54%) Cisco
4 7 (8.54%) HP
5 4 (4.88%) 3PAR
5 4 (4.88%) Nimble Storage
5 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.88%) Sybase
6 3 (3.66%) Brocade
6 3 (3.66%) Juniper
6 3 (3.66%) NetApp
6 3 (3.66%) SAP
6 3 (3.66%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.44%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.44%) Mitel
7 2 (2.44%) Telerik
7 2 (2.44%) Veeam
8 1 (1.22%) BMC
8 1 (1.22%) Qualys