Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 468 774 -
Rank change year-on-year +306 - -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 424 102 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.11% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.04% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 325 70 0
England median daily rate £425 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
UK median daily rate £425 £450 -
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% - -
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year -32.73% - -

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 20775 21803 24437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.09% 22.57% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14394 14620 16272
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 317 386
England median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £27.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +0.39% +15.01%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £48.30 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £28.18 £29.00
% change year-on-year +10.54% -2.83% +16.00%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +170 225 £450 -2.70% 29
South East +70 72 £398 -0.63% 43
North of England +98 51 £400 +4.92% 40
Yorkshire +44 32 £438 +16.67% 12
South West +38 32 £388 +13.97% 11
Midlands +16 31 £413 -13.16% 13
West Midlands +25 20 £419 +23.62% 4
North West +30 17 £388 +5.08% 20
East of England -8 14 £400 +6.67% 18
East Midlands -3 11 £413 -17.50% 9
North East +63 2 £481 +24.19% 8
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2016 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 424 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 290 (68.40%) SQL
3 202 (47.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 185 (43.63%) Microsoft
5 165 (38.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 159 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 148 (34.91%) Business Intelligence
8 142 (33.49%) SQL Server 2014
9 137 (32.31%) Microsoft Azure
10 134 (31.60%) T-SQL
11 133 (31.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 131 (30.90%) .NET
13 126 (29.72%) C#
14 114 (26.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 112 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
16 110 (25.94%) Data Warehouse
17 109 (25.71%) ETL
18 93 (21.93%) Finance
19 74 (17.45%) Windows
19 74 (17.45%) Power BI
20 71 (16.75%) Team Foundation Server
21 65 (15.33%) MVC
22 60 (14.15%) Migration
23 58 (13.68%) Visual Studio
24 57 (13.44%) ASP.NET
25 53 (12.50%) TDD
26 51 (12.03%) Oracle
27 50 (11.79%) Kimball Methodology
27 50 (11.79%) Windows Server
28 49 (11.56%) Performance Tuning

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 17 (4.01%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.54%) IIS
3 12 (2.83%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.42%) Apache
6 5 (1.18%) SAS
7 4 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.71%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.47%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.47%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.24%) CMS
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.94%) SPSS
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.24%) InDesign
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (0.24%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.24%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (0.24%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.24%) iTrent
3 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 137 (32.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.12%) Office 365
4 7 (1.65%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (1.42%) IaaS
5 6 (1.42%) PaaS
6 3 (0.71%) GitHub
7 2 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.47%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.77%) Firewall
2 15 (3.54%) PuTTY
2 15 (3.54%) WinSCP
3 14 (3.30%) SAN
4 7 (1.65%) NAS
5 6 (1.42%) VPN
6 5 (1.18%) DNS
6 5 (1.18%) HTTP
6 5 (1.18%) SSL
7 3 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.71%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.47%) DHCP
8 2 (0.47%) Internet
8 2 (0.47%) LAN
8 2 (0.47%) VLAN
8 2 (0.47%) WAN
9 1 (0.24%) Extranet
9 1 (0.24%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.24%) Intranet
9 1 (0.24%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 202 (47.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 165 (38.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 159 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 142 (33.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 133 (31.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 114 (26.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 110 (25.94%) Data Warehouse
9 74 (17.45%) Power BI
10 36 (8.49%) OLAP
11 29 (6.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 29 (6.84%) QlikView
12 27 (6.37%) SQL Server 2005
13 25 (5.90%) Oracle Database
14 20 (4.72%) OLAP Cube
15 19 (4.48%) Relational Database
16 17 (4.01%) Oracle Database 11g
17 16 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
18 15 (3.54%) SQL Server 2000
19 14 (3.30%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 71 (16.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 58 (13.68%) Visual Studio
3 42 (9.91%) Git (software)
4 27 (6.37%) Selenium
5 25 (5.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 21 (4.95%) Visual Studio Team System
7 19 (4.48%) NUnit
7 19 (4.48%) SpecFlow
8 16 (3.77%) Ant
9 15 (3.54%) Eclipse
9 15 (3.54%) HP UFT
9 15 (3.54%) Oracle APEX
9 15 (3.54%) TestNG
10 14 (3.30%) SoapUI
11 12 (2.83%) LoadRunner
12 7 (1.65%) Jasmine
13 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (1.18%) Moq
14 5 (1.18%) MSTest
15 4 (0.94%) webpack
General
1 93 (21.93%) Finance
2 39 (9.20%) Banking
3 25 (5.90%) Investment Banking
4 19 (4.48%) Law
5 14 (3.30%) Retail
6 12 (2.83%) Legal
7 8 (1.89%) Back Office
8 6 (1.42%) Marketing
8 6 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.18%) Local Government
10 4 (0.94%) Publishing
11 2 (0.47%) Electronics
11 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.47%) Front Office
11 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 254 (59.91%) Developer
2 92 (21.70%) SQL Developer
3 86 (20.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 74 (17.45%) DBA
5 70 (16.51%) SQL DBA
6 63 (14.86%) .NET Developer
6 63 (14.86%) C# Developer
7 41 (9.67%) SQL Server Developer
8 39 (9.20%) C# .NET Developer
9 36 (8.49%) SSIS Developer
10 32 (7.55%) ASP.NET Developer
11 31 (7.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 30 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 30 (7.08%) SQL Server DBA
13 29 (6.84%) SQL BI Developer
14 27 (6.37%) SSRS Developer
15 26 (6.13%) Architect
16 25 (5.90%) Microsoft Developer
17 24 (5.66%) Senior Developer
18 23 (5.42%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (30.90%) .NET
2 57 (13.44%) ASP.NET
3 49 (11.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 45 (10.61%) MDX
5 43 (10.14%) HTML
6 39 (9.20%) Web Services
7 38 (8.96%) WCF
8 37 (8.73%) .NET Framework
8 37 (8.73%) AngularJS
9 32 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web API
10 28 (6.60%) RESTful
11 25 (5.90%) KnockoutJS
12 24 (5.66%) WPF
13 22 (5.19%) HTML5
14 21 (4.95%) CSS
14 21 (4.95%) XML
15 20 (4.72%) Node.js
16 19 (4.48%) ASP.NET Core
16 19 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 18 (4.25%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.78%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (6.60%) Clustering
3 27 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.66%) Fintech
5 21 (4.95%) Replication
6 16 (3.77%) Equities
7 12 (2.83%) Fixed Income
8 10 (2.36%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.65%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.42%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.42%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.42%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.18%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.71%) Reference Data
14 2 (0.47%) Linked Data
14 2 (0.47%) Private Cloud
15 1 (0.24%) Algorithms
15 1 (0.24%) Reinsurance
15 1 (0.24%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 74 (17.45%) Windows
2 50 (11.79%) Windows Server
3 34 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (7.08%) Linux
5 15 (3.54%) Windows 10
6 14 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.89%) Solaris
8 8 (1.89%) Windows Vista
9 7 (1.65%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.94%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.24%) Android
12 1 (0.24%) Unix
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (34.91%) Business Intelligence
2 112 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (25.71%) ETL
4 65 (15.33%) MVC
5 60 (14.15%) Migration
6 53 (12.50%) TDD
7 50 (11.79%) Kimball Methodology
8 49 (11.56%) Performance Tuning
9 45 (10.61%) Data Modelling
10 35 (8.25%) Test Automation
11 34 (8.02%) Analytics
12 29 (6.84%) Unit Testing
13 25 (5.90%) Mathematics
14 24 (5.66%) ITIL
15 23 (5.42%) Scrum
15 23 (5.42%) SDLC
16 22 (5.19%) MVVM
17 21 (4.95%) Asset Management
17 21 (4.95%) Dimensional Modelling
17 21 (4.95%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 290 (68.40%) SQL
2 134 (31.60%) T-SQL
3 126 (29.72%) C#
4 46 (10.85%) JavaScript
5 36 (8.49%) PowerShell
6 33 (7.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 26 (6.13%) F#
8 19 (4.48%) Java
9 13 (3.07%) Python
10 11 (2.59%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.89%) R
11 8 (1.89%) VBA
12 4 (0.94%) ES6
12 4 (0.94%) Perl
13 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.47%) Scala
13 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.24%) Ruby
14 1 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 36 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.90%) Degree
4 24 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (4.48%) MCSE
6 17 (4.01%) MCITP
7 8 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.89%) ISEB
7 8 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.18%) CCNA
8 5 (1.18%) CFA
8 5 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.94%) CCSP
9 4 (0.94%) MCSA
10 2 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.47%) GSAE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.12%) QA
2 7 (1.65%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (6.37%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.77%) Docker
4 15 (3.54%) vSphere
5 9 (2.12%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.42%) XenApp
7 4 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.71%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.47%) Xen
10 1 (0.24%) Firmware
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (4.25%) SCOM
2 15 (3.54%) SCCM
3 12 (2.83%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (1.18%) SCOrch
4 5 (1.18%) SCSM
4 5 (1.18%) vMotion
5 4 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.47%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.47%) WSUS
8 1 (0.24%) Ansible
8 1 (0.24%) Nagios
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.24%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 185 (43.63%) Microsoft
2 51 (12.03%) Oracle
3 42 (9.91%) VMware
4 22 (5.19%) HP
4 22 (5.19%) Tableau
5 19 (4.48%) Citrix
6 15 (3.54%) RedGate
7 14 (3.30%) Red Hat
7 14 (3.30%) Software AG
7 14 (3.30%) webMethods
8 7 (1.65%) DevExpress
8 7 (1.65%) StorageTek
8 7 (1.65%) Sun
9 5 (1.18%) Apigee
9 5 (1.18%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (1.18%) Cognos
9 5 (1.18%) IBM
9 5 (1.18%) Juniper
9 5 (1.18%) SAP
9 5 (1.18%) WatchGuard