Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 450 472 447
Rank change year-on-year +22 -25 +279
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 276 412 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.96% 2.00% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 299 352
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £325 £331 £313
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
England median hourly rate £20.17 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.61% +1.43% -36.36%
10th Percentile £13.75 £16.08 £16.25
90th Percentile £36.00 £19.86 £50.75
UK median hourly rate £20.17 £16.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year +20.39% -9.46% -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 14,096 20,605 20,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.26% 22.62% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,511 14,333 14,290
England median daily rate £475 £483 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% +2.66% +9.94%
10th Percentile £325 £323 £313
90th Percentile £670 £650 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 220 227
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £31.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +11.79% +12.83%
10th Percentile £13.80 £14.49 £15.22
90th Percentile £57.10 £56.13 £57.63
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.95
% change year-on-year -1.54% +5.01% +9.83%

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 2020. 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 +38 100 £463 +1.65% 34
South East +68 81 £430 +1.18% 38
Midlands +51 33 £445 +4.71% 17
North of England -3 28 £363 -2.68% 44
West Midlands +58 26 £448 -0.56% 11
East of England +30 22 £400 -5.88% 18
North West +21 15 £375 +4.17% 26
South West +10 14 £355 -11.25% 14
Yorkshire +13 11 £350 -11.39% 16
East Midlands +14 6 £438 +2.94% 6
North East - 2 - - 2
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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.

1 276 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 187 (67.75%) SQL
3 147 (53.26%) Microsoft
4 107 (38.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 88 (31.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 85 (30.80%) .NET
7 83 (30.07%) Azure
8 78 (28.26%) Windows
9 65 (23.55%) T-SQL
9 65 (23.55%) Business Intelligence
9 65 (23.55%) Finance
10 63 (22.83%) C#
11 60 (21.74%) ETL
11 60 (21.74%) SQL Server 2014
12 59 (21.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 53 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
14 52 (18.84%) SQL Server 2008
15 50 (18.12%) Migration
16 49 (17.75%) Data Warehouse
17 45 (16.30%) PowerShell
18 44 (15.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 44 (15.94%) Windows Server
19 43 (15.58%) Security Cleared
20 42 (15.22%) IIS
20 42 (15.22%) Active Directory
20 42 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
21 39 (14.13%) Power Platform
22 37 (13.41%) ASP.NET
22 37 (13.41%) Oracle
22 37 (13.41%) Power BI

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 42 (15.22%) IIS
2 32 (11.59%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.54%) Apache
6 7 (2.54%) K2 blackpearl
6 7 (2.54%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.17%) Confluence
8 4 (1.45%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.09%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.09%) nginx
10 2 (0.72%) CMS
10 2 (0.72%) DNN
10 2 (0.72%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.72%) Immediacy CMS
10 2 (0.72%) Kentico
10 2 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.72%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 17 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.81%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.09%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.36%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 83 (30.07%) Azure
2 39 (14.13%) Power Platform
3 35 (12.68%) Office 365
4 18 (6.52%) PaaS
5 17 (6.16%) Dynamics 365
5 17 (6.16%) IaaS
6 15 (5.43%) AWS
7 12 (4.35%) GCP
8 8 (2.90%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.45%) Azure Functions
10 4 (1.45%) Serverless
10 4 (1.45%) Slack
11 3 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.09%) Mimecast
11 3 (1.09%) SaaS
12 2 (0.72%) GitHub
12 2 (0.72%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.72%) Yammer
13 1 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.88%) DNS
2 18 (6.52%) DHCP
3 16 (5.80%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.35%) SMTP
5 9 (3.26%) HTTP
6 8 (2.90%) Internet
6 8 (2.90%) LAN
6 8 (2.90%) WAN
7 7 (2.54%) MPLS
7 7 (2.54%) SAN
7 7 (2.54%) Skype
8 5 (1.81%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (1.81%) NAS
8 5 (1.81%) VoIP
8 5 (1.81%) VPN
8 5 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.45%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.09%) FTP
10 3 (1.09%) PuTTY
10 3 (1.09%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 107 (38.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 88 (31.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 60 (21.74%) SQL Server 2014
5 59 (21.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 52 (18.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 49 (17.75%) Data Warehouse
8 44 (15.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 37 (13.41%) Power BI
10 21 (7.61%) Azure SQL Database
11 19 (6.88%) SQL Server 2017
12 11 (3.99%) Relational Database
13 10 (3.62%) Big Data
14 9 (3.26%) Hadoop
15 8 (2.90%) SAP HANA
16 6 (2.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 6 (2.17%) BigQuery
16 6 (2.17%) Data Lake
16 6 (2.17%) Oracle Database
16 6 (2.17%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 23 (8.33%) JIRA
2 22 (7.97%) Git (software)
3 21 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (6.52%) Visual Studio
5 11 (3.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (2.17%) ER Studio
7 6 (2.17%) ERwin
7 6 (2.17%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.45%) PowerBuilder
8 4 (1.45%) Selenium
8 4 (1.45%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.09%) Ant
9 3 (1.09%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.09%) Fiddler
9 3 (1.09%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (1.09%) Protractor
9 3 (1.09%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.09%) TestNG
General
1 65 (23.55%) Finance
2 14 (5.07%) Banking
2 14 (5.07%) Public Sector
3 10 (3.62%) Retail
4 6 (2.17%) German Language
4 6 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.45%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.09%) Back Office
7 3 (1.09%) French Language
8 2 (0.72%) Electronics
8 2 (0.72%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.72%) Law
8 2 (0.72%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 129 (46.74%) Developer
2 43 (15.58%) SQL Developer
3 38 (13.77%) DBA
3 38 (13.77%) SQL DBA
4 37 (13.41%) .NET Developer
5 23 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
6 21 (7.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 20 (7.25%) SQL Server DBA
8 19 (6.88%) SSIS Developer
9 18 (6.52%) Architect
10 17 (6.16%) Data Engineer
11 15 (5.43%) Consultant
11 15 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (4.71%) ETL Developer
13 11 (3.99%) Administrator
13 11 (3.99%) C# Developer
14 10 (3.62%) Applications Support
14 10 (3.62%) Senior Developer
15 9 (3.26%) Applications Architect
15 9 (3.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (30.80%) .NET
2 37 (13.41%) ASP.NET
3 23 (8.33%) HTML
4 19 (6.88%) AngularJS
4 19 (6.88%) Web Services
5 18 (6.52%) .NET Framework
5 18 (6.52%) XML
6 16 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (5.80%) CSS
7 13 (4.71%) HTML5
7 13 (4.71%) ODBC
8 11 (3.99%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (3.99%) Entity Framework
9 10 (3.62%) CSS3
9 10 (3.62%) JDBC
9 10 (3.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (2.90%) .NET Core
10 8 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 7 (2.54%) jQuery
12 6 (2.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.80%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.43%) Clustering
3 11 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.62%) Data Structures
5 9 (3.26%) NHS
5 9 (3.26%) Replication
6 8 (2.90%) PKI
7 6 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.81%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.45%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.45%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.09%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.72%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.72%) Tandem
12 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.36%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 78 (28.26%) Windows
2 44 (15.94%) Windows Server
3 42 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (7.25%) Linux
5 19 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (5.43%) Windows 7
7 14 (5.07%) Windows 10
8 12 (4.35%) VMS
9 7 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.81%) Android
10 5 (1.81%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.45%) Unix
11 4 (1.45%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (23.55%) Business Intelligence
2 60 (21.74%) ETL
3 53 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (18.12%) Migration
5 30 (10.87%) MVC
6 23 (8.33%) DevOps
7 20 (7.25%) High Availability
8 19 (6.88%) Data Modelling
8 19 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 18 (6.52%) Change Management
9 18 (6.52%) TDD
10 16 (5.80%) Analytics
10 16 (5.80%) CRM
10 16 (5.80%) Data Migration
10 16 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (5.43%) ITIL
12 14 (5.07%) ETL Development
12 14 (5.07%) Validation
12 14 (5.07%) Workflow
13 13 (4.71%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 187 (67.75%) SQL
2 65 (23.55%) T-SQL
3 63 (22.83%) C#
4 45 (16.30%) PowerShell
5 34 (12.32%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.99%) VB.NET
7 8 (2.90%) Python
7 8 (2.90%) R
7 8 (2.90%) VB
8 6 (2.17%) PHP
8 6 (2.17%) TypeScript
9 5 (1.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (1.45%) Java
10 4 (1.45%) Ruby
11 3 (1.09%) F#
11 3 (1.09%) VB6
12 2 (0.72%) Perl
13 1 (0.36%) C
13 1 (0.36%) X++
13 1 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 43 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.62%) Degree
5 7 (2.54%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.45%) MCITP
7 3 (1.09%) ISEB
7 3 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.72%) MCSA
8 2 (0.72%) MCSE
9 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.36%) CCNA
9 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.36%) MBA
9 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.45%) GDPR
1 4 (1.45%) QA
2 3 (1.09%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.36%) NCSC
3 1 (0.36%) NIST
System Software
1 42 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.88%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (4.35%) vSphere
6 8 (2.90%) XenApp
7 7 (2.54%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.81%) Docker
10 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.09%) BitLocker
11 3 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.36%) HDFS
13 1 (0.36%) LXC
Systems Management
1 16 (5.80%) SCCM
2 10 (3.62%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (1.81%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (1.45%) SCOM
5 3 (1.09%) HP ALM
5 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (1.09%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.09%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.09%) WSUS
6 2 (0.72%) Ansible
6 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.72%) Puppet
7 1 (0.36%) Ambari
7 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.36%) Mesos
7 1 (0.36%) MIIS
Vendors
1 147 (53.26%) Microsoft
2 37 (13.41%) Oracle
3 27 (9.78%) VMware
4 22 (7.97%) Citrix
5 15 (5.43%) Tableau
6 14 (5.07%) Google
6 14 (5.07%) SAP
7 10 (3.62%) Dell
8 9 (3.26%) Cisco
8 9 (3.26%) HP
9 8 (2.90%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.54%) EMC
11 6 (2.17%) Ab Initio
11 6 (2.17%) Informatica
11 6 (2.17%) Talend
12 5 (1.81%) Avaya
12 5 (1.81%) Hyperion
12 5 (1.81%) JD Edwards
12 5 (1.81%) Meraki
13 4 (1.45%) Juniper