Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 444 719 837
Rank change year-on-year +275 +118 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 451 124 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.14% 0.002%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.22% 0.61% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 82 2
England median daily rate £425 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £320 £313 £234
90th Percentile £538 £550 £451
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £338
% change year-on-year - +25.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
England median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% - -
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 20,273 20,357 22,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.95% 22.55% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,272 13,708 15,309
England median daily rate £470 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.88% +0.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £275
90th Percentile £630 £606 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 273 393
England median hourly rate £31.31 £28.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.82% -6.67% +4.57%
10th Percentile £15.22 £10.51 £11.80
90th Percentile £57.63 £47.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £30.95 £28.34 £30.00
% change year-on-year +9.21% -5.53% +4.57%

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 January 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
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 January 2018.

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 January 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 +161 254 £450 - 50
South East +35 70 £375 +3.45% 94
North of England +70 48 £400 +8.47% 61
Midlands +6 35 £425 -12.82% 29
South West +40 30 £388 +1.31% 30
Yorkshire +37 29 £438 +20.69% 25
West Midlands +16 26 £425 +25.93% 10
North West +25 17 £388 +5.08% 33
East of England -2 14 £400 +6.67% 39
East Midlands -3 9 £413 -17.50% 19
North East +53 2 £481 +24.19% 3
SQL Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 451 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 302 (66.96%) SQL
3 217 (48.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 178 (39.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 174 (38.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 169 (37.47%) Microsoft
7 167 (37.03%) SQL Server 2014
8 155 (34.37%) Business Intelligence
9 142 (31.49%) .NET
10 141 (31.26%) Microsoft Azure
11 140 (31.04%) C#
12 125 (27.72%) T-SQL
13 118 (26.16%) Data Warehouse
14 117 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
14 117 (25.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 116 (25.72%) SQL Server 2008
16 111 (24.61%) Finance
17 104 (23.06%) ETL
18 73 (16.19%) Windows
19 68 (15.08%) TDD
19 68 (15.08%) Power BI
20 63 (13.97%) Migration
21 62 (13.75%) MVC
22 60 (13.30%) Oracle
23 56 (12.42%) Windows Server
24 52 (11.53%) Visual Studio
24 52 (11.53%) Team Foundation Server
25 51 (11.31%) Greenfield Project
26 49 (10.86%) Performance Tuning
26 49 (10.86%) WCF

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 14 (3.10%) IIS
2 12 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (2.66%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.11%) Apache
5 4 (0.89%) SAS
6 3 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.44%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) CMS
8 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.11%) SPSS
5 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.22%) InDesign
6 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.22%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.22%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 6 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.44%) iTrent
3 1 (0.22%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 141 (31.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.33%) Office 365
4 5 (1.11%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (0.89%) GitHub
5 4 (0.89%) PaaS
6 3 (0.67%) IaaS
7 2 (0.44%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.44%) npm
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.77%) PuTTY
1 17 (3.77%) WinSCP
2 12 (2.66%) Firewall
3 7 (1.55%) SAN
4 6 (1.33%) DNS
5 4 (0.89%) HTTP
5 4 (0.89%) Intranet
5 4 (0.89%) VPN
6 3 (0.67%) DHCP
6 3 (0.67%) Internet
6 3 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (0.67%) SSL
6 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.44%) NAS
7 2 (0.44%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.44%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.22%) Extranet
8 1 (0.22%) LAN
8 1 (0.22%) VLAN
8 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 217 (48.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 178 (39.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 174 (38.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 167 (37.03%) SQL Server 2014
6 118 (26.16%) Data Warehouse
7 117 (25.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 116 (25.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 68 (15.08%) Power BI
10 31 (6.87%) Oracle Database
11 29 (6.43%) OLAP
12 25 (5.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 25 (5.54%) Relational Database
13 22 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
13 22 (4.88%) QlikView
14 20 (4.43%) SQL Server 2005
15 19 (4.21%) Oracle Database 10g
16 18 (3.99%) OLAP Cube
17 14 (3.10%) SQL Server 2000
18 13 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 52 (11.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 52 (11.53%) Visual Studio
2 37 (8.20%) Git (software)
3 28 (6.21%) Octopus Deploy
3 28 (6.21%) Selenium
4 23 (5.10%) Visual Studio Team System
5 18 (3.99%) NUnit
6 17 (3.77%) Ant
6 17 (3.77%) Eclipse
6 17 (3.77%) Oracle APEX
6 17 (3.77%) TestNG
7 16 (3.55%) HP UFT
7 16 (3.55%) SoapUI
7 16 (3.55%) SpecFlow
8 12 (2.66%) LoadRunner
9 10 (2.22%) Jasmine
10 9 (2.00%) Jenkins
11 6 (1.33%) Subversion
11 6 (1.33%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.11%) Bitbucket
General
1 111 (24.61%) Finance
2 32 (7.10%) Banking
3 20 (4.43%) Investment Banking
4 15 (3.33%) Retail
5 14 (3.10%) Legal
6 10 (2.22%) Law
7 9 (2.00%) Back Office
7 9 (2.00%) Marketing
8 7 (1.55%) Front Office
9 6 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.11%) Advertising
11 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.89%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.44%) Electronics
12 2 (0.44%) Publishing
13 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.22%) Local Government
13 1 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 274 (60.75%) Developer
2 89 (19.73%) DBA
3 87 (19.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 83 (18.40%) SQL DBA
4 83 (18.40%) SQL Developer
5 75 (16.63%) C# Developer
6 55 (12.20%) .NET Developer
7 42 (9.31%) SQL Server DBA
8 38 (8.43%) WPF Developer
9 35 (7.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 35 (7.76%) SQL Server Developer
10 32 (7.10%) SSIS Developer
11 30 (6.65%) C# WPF Developer
12 29 (6.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 28 (6.21%) ASP.NET Developer
14 27 (5.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 27 (5.99%) SQL BI Developer
14 27 (5.99%) SSRS Developer
15 25 (5.54%) Administrator
16 24 (5.32%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (31.49%) .NET
2 49 (10.86%) ASP.NET
2 49 (10.86%) WCF
3 44 (9.76%) WPF
4 42 (9.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 37 (8.20%) Web Services
6 35 (7.76%) MDX
7 33 (7.32%) HTML
8 32 (7.10%) AngularJS
9 28 (6.21%) .NET Framework
10 25 (5.54%) RESTful
11 24 (5.32%) Task Parallel Library
12 23 (5.10%) ASP.NET Web API
12 23 (5.10%) KnockoutJS
13 22 (4.88%) Entity Framework
14 21 (4.66%) ASP.NET Core
15 20 (4.43%) ServiceStack
16 19 (4.21%) Node.js
16 19 (4.21%) XML
17 18 (3.99%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.31%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (6.43%) Clustering
2 29 (6.43%) Fintech
3 27 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.76%) Replication
5 16 (3.55%) Equities
6 9 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.00%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.55%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.33%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.89%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.67%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.67%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.67%) W3C
11 2 (0.44%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.44%) Life Science
11 2 (0.44%) Linked Data
11 2 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 73 (16.19%) Windows
2 56 (12.42%) Windows Server
3 40 (8.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (6.21%) Linux
5 18 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.00%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.11%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.89%) Solaris
10 4 (0.89%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.67%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.44%) CentOS
12 2 (0.44%) Unix
13 1 (0.22%) Android
13 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (34.37%) Business Intelligence
2 117 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (23.06%) ETL
4 68 (15.08%) TDD
5 63 (13.97%) Migration
6 62 (13.75%) MVC
7 49 (10.86%) Performance Tuning
8 45 (9.98%) Analytics
8 45 (9.98%) Data Modelling
9 42 (9.31%) Kimball Methodology
9 42 (9.31%) Mathematics
10 41 (9.09%) MVVM
11 40 (8.87%) Multithreading
12 33 (7.32%) Test Automation
13 29 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (6.43%) DevOps
14 26 (5.76%) High Availability
14 26 (5.76%) Scrum
14 26 (5.76%) SOA
15 25 (5.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 302 (66.96%) SQL
2 140 (31.04%) C#
3 125 (27.72%) T-SQL
4 36 (7.98%) JavaScript
5 28 (6.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 28 (6.21%) PowerShell
6 25 (5.54%) F#
7 23 (5.10%) Java
8 11 (2.44%) VBA
9 10 (2.22%) Python
9 10 (2.22%) R
9 10 (2.22%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.11%) Perl
11 3 (0.67%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.67%) Scala
11 3 (0.67%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.44%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.22%) C
13 1 (0.22%) C++
13 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.76%) Degree
3 34 (7.54%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.88%) MCSE
6 9 (2.00%) MCITP
6 9 (2.00%) MCSA
7 8 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.77%) ISEB
7 8 (1.77%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.89%) CCNA
8 4 (0.89%) CCSP
8 4 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.22%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.44%) QA
2 7 (1.55%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.55%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.55%) vSphere
3 14 (3.10%) Docker
4 12 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (2.22%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.33%) XenApp
7 5 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.67%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.44%) Squid
9 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.44%) Xen
10 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (2.44%) SCOM
2 8 (1.77%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (1.55%) SCCM
4 3 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.67%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.67%) SCSM
4 3 (0.67%) vMotion
5 2 (0.44%) Ansible
5 2 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.44%) Nagios
5 2 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.44%) Puppet
5 2 (0.44%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.22%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 169 (37.47%) Microsoft
2 60 (13.30%) Oracle
3 37 (8.20%) VMware
4 19 (4.21%) HP
5 18 (3.99%) Tableau
6 16 (3.55%) Red Hat
7 15 (3.33%) Software AG
7 15 (3.33%) webMethods
8 14 (3.10%) Citrix
9 12 (2.66%) RedGate
10 7 (1.55%) SAP
11 5 (1.11%) IBM
12 4 (0.89%) Apigee
12 4 (0.89%) EMC
13 3 (0.67%) Cognos
13 3 (0.67%) DevExpress
13 3 (0.67%) Juniper
13 3 (0.67%) Remedy
13 3 (0.67%) Splunk
13 3 (0.67%) Symantec