Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 451 502 794
Rank change year-on-year +51 +292 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 460 364 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.40% 0.077%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.14% 1.80% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 282 49
England median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% -
10th Percentile £320 £320 £295
90th Percentile £575 £538 £555
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
England median hourly rate £18.10 £52.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.53% +90.91% -
10th Percentile £16.34 £46.25 £26.75
90th Percentile £20.08 £58.75 £28.25
UK median hourly rate £18.10 £18.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -2.19% -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 21,541 20,259 21,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.82% 22.17% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,179 13,876 14,802
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £308 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 255 344
England median hourly rate £32.48 £30.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.48% +7.02% +3.64%
10th Percentile £13.74 £13.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £56.03 £53.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +5.36%

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 22 October 2018.

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
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 22 October 2018. 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 +20 215 £450 - 115
South East +4 88 £413 +3.13% 59
North of England -6 61 £355 -11.25% 56
Midlands -19 35 £425 +9.68% 34
Yorkshire -13 30 £355 -13.94% 14
South West -16 30 £425 +13.33% 23
North West +1 29 £360 -10.00% 42
East of England +24 27 £400 - 20
East Midlands +19 18 £363 -12.12% 18
West Midlands -16 17 £425 +13.86% 16
North East - 2 £350 -
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 460 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 305 (66.30%) SQL
3 201 (43.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 165 (35.87%) C#
5 161 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 156 (33.91%) .NET
7 154 (33.48%) ETL
8 142 (30.87%) Microsoft
9 139 (30.22%) T-SQL
10 133 (28.91%) Business Intelligence
11 130 (28.26%) SQL Server 2012
12 126 (27.39%) Microsoft Azure
13 125 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
14 121 (26.30%) Data Warehouse
15 111 (24.13%) SQL Server 2014
16 110 (23.91%) Finance
17 108 (23.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 90 (19.57%) Windows
19 84 (18.26%) Power BI
20 72 (15.65%) SQL Server 2008
21 68 (14.78%) Oracle
22 66 (14.35%) Performance Tuning
23 61 (13.26%) Windows Server
23 61 (13.26%) Test Automation
24 56 (12.17%) Security Cleared
25 54 (11.74%) Migration
26 53 (11.52%) Team Foundation Server
27 51 (11.09%) TDD
28 49 (10.65%) Greenfield Project
29 48 (10.43%) Microsoft Excel

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 28 (6.09%) IIS
2 10 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.09%) Confluence
5 4 (0.87%) Apache
5 4 (0.87%) JBoss
5 4 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.87%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.43%) SAS
7 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) OpenROAD
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 48 (10.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.96%) Sage 200
2 8 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.43%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.22%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 126 (27.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (3.04%) PaaS
5 11 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (1.96%) IaaS
7 8 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.30%) Office 365
9 5 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (1.09%) SaaS
10 3 (0.65%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.22%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.13%) Firewall
2 8 (1.74%) Internet
2 8 (1.74%) PuTTY
2 8 (1.74%) WinSCP
3 5 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (1.09%) SSL
4 4 (0.87%) DNS
5 3 (0.65%) HTTP
5 3 (0.65%) SMTP
6 2 (0.43%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.43%) LAN
6 2 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.43%) SAN
6 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.43%) VPN
7 1 (0.22%) Intranet
7 1 (0.22%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.22%) NAS
7 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 460 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 201 (43.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 161 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 130 (28.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 121 (26.30%) Data Warehouse
6 111 (24.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 108 (23.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 84 (18.26%) Power BI
9 72 (15.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 34 (7.39%) Relational Database
11 23 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 20 (4.35%) Oracle Database
13 14 (3.04%) MongoDB
13 14 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (2.83%) DB2
15 12 (2.61%) DTS
15 12 (2.61%) NoSQL
15 12 (2.61%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 53 (11.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (9.78%) Visual Studio
3 38 (8.26%) Selenium
4 30 (6.52%) Git (software)
5 29 (6.30%) SpecFlow
6 28 (6.09%) Octopus Deploy
6 28 (6.09%) Subversion
7 22 (4.78%) JIRA
8 20 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 16 (3.48%) Eclipse
10 14 (3.04%) Oracle APEX
10 14 (3.04%) SoapUI
11 13 (2.83%) HP UFT
12 11 (2.39%) Ant
12 11 (2.39%) TestNG
13 10 (2.17%) LoadRunner
13 10 (2.17%) TeamCity
14 8 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 7 (1.52%) NUnit
16 6 (1.30%) ERwin
General
1 110 (23.91%) Finance
2 25 (5.43%) Retail
3 17 (3.70%) Banking
4 13 (2.83%) Back Office
5 9 (1.96%) Advertising
5 9 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.30%) Local Government
8 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.65%) Automotive
9 3 (0.65%) Law
9 3 (0.65%) Marketing
10 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.43%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Front Office
11 1 (0.22%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 294 (63.91%) Developer
2 102 (22.17%) SQL Developer
3 89 (19.35%) .NET Developer
4 58 (12.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 56 (12.17%) DBA
6 55 (11.96%) C# Developer
7 51 (11.09%) SQL DBA
8 45 (9.78%) ETL Developer
8 45 (9.78%) SQL Server Developer
9 41 (8.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 32 (6.96%) Senior Developer
10 32 (6.96%) SSIS Developer
11 27 (5.87%) Architect
12 24 (5.22%) SQL Server DBA
13 21 (4.57%) Analyst
14 20 (4.35%) .NET Developer - Fintech
15 19 (4.13%) Consultant
15 19 (4.13%) WPF Developer
16 18 (3.91%) Senior .NET Developer
17 17 (3.70%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (33.91%) .NET
2 47 (10.22%) .NET Framework
3 45 (9.78%) ASP.NET
4 43 (9.35%) WCF
5 39 (8.48%) XML
6 36 (7.83%) JSON
7 32 (6.96%) .NET Core
7 32 (6.96%) AngularJS
7 32 (6.96%) Web Services
8 30 (6.52%) WPF
9 29 (6.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (6.30%) ASP.NET Web API
10 24 (5.22%) MDX
11 22 (4.78%) React
11 22 (4.78%) REST
12 19 (4.13%) Task Parallel Library
13 18 (3.91%) KnockoutJS
13 18 (3.91%) ServiceStack
14 15 (3.26%) Entity Framework
15 13 (2.83%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.65%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.57%) Fintech
4 20 (4.35%) Clustering
4 20 (4.35%) User Experience
5 15 (3.26%) Replication
6 14 (3.04%) Reference Data
7 11 (2.39%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.96%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.74%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.52%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.30%) Reinsurance
12 5 (1.09%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.09%) Equities
13 3 (0.65%) Social Network
14 2 (0.43%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.43%) PKI
14 2 (0.43%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 90 (19.57%) Windows
2 61 (13.26%) Windows Server
3 31 (6.74%) Linux
4 26 (5.65%) Windows 10
5 15 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (3.04%) CentOS
7 11 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.52%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.87%) Unix
11 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.22%) MVS
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (33.48%) ETL
2 133 (28.91%) Business Intelligence
3 125 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (14.35%) Performance Tuning
5 61 (13.26%) Test Automation
6 54 (11.74%) Migration
7 51 (11.09%) TDD
8 44 (9.57%) DevOps
8 44 (9.57%) MVC
9 41 (8.91%) Data Modelling
10 38 (8.26%) Kimball Methodology
11 36 (7.83%) Analytics
12 31 (6.74%) Data Migration
13 29 (6.30%) ETL Development
13 29 (6.30%) Visualisation
14 28 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (5.87%) Microservices
16 26 (5.65%) Web Development
17 25 (5.43%) BDD
18 24 (5.22%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 305 (66.30%) SQL
2 165 (35.87%) C#
3 139 (30.22%) T-SQL
4 44 (9.57%) PowerShell
5 33 (7.17%) JavaScript
6 29 (6.30%) VBA
7 28 (6.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 20 (4.35%) Java
8 20 (4.35%) PL/SQL
9 16 (3.48%) VB.NET
10 14 (3.04%) Python
11 13 (2.83%) F#
11 13 (2.83%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.09%) Scala
13 4 (0.87%) R
13 4 (0.87%) VB
14 3 (0.65%) C++
15 2 (0.43%) C
16 1 (0.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 1 (0.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 56 (12.17%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.35%) Degree
4 14 (3.04%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.96%) ISEB
5 9 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
5 9 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.65%) MCSE
8 2 (0.43%) CCDP
8 2 (0.43%) CCNP
8 2 (0.43%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.43%) CISM
8 2 (0.43%) CISSP
8 2 (0.43%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.48%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.09%) QA
3 4 (0.87%) GDPR
4 3 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.65%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) IFRS
5 1 (0.22%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 31 (6.74%) Active Directory
1 31 (6.74%) Docker
2 14 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.17%) vSphere
5 7 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.65%) SRDF
7 3 (0.65%) XenApp
7 3 (0.65%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.22%) NFS
9 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (4.13%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.61%) vCenter Server
3 8 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
3 8 (1.74%) HP ALM
4 7 (1.52%) SCCM
5 6 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.09%) Puppet
6 5 (1.09%) WSUS
7 3 (0.65%) SQL Sentry
7 3 (0.65%) vRealize
8 2 (0.43%) Foglight
8 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.22%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.22%) SCSM
9 1 (0.22%) vMotion
Vendors
1 142 (30.87%) Microsoft
2 68 (14.78%) Oracle
3 40 (8.70%) VMware
4 27 (5.87%) SAP
5 23 (5.00%) Tableau
6 18 (3.91%) webMethods
7 14 (3.04%) Cisco
7 14 (3.04%) HP
7 14 (3.04%) NetApp
7 14 (3.04%) Software AG
8 13 (2.83%) Talend
9 12 (2.61%) Splunk
10 11 (2.39%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.39%) RedGate
11 9 (1.96%) Sage
12 7 (1.52%) Google
13 5 (1.09%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.09%) Veeam
14 4 (0.87%) Citrix
15 3 (0.65%) Informatica