Period
to 19 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server 2017 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2017 over the 6 months to 19 February 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 2017
UK > England
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 618 791 816
Rank change year-on-year +173 +25 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2017 65 59 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.065% 0.038%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.49% 0.29% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 40 28
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £242 £313 £375
90th Percentile £665 £499 £484
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
England median hourly rate £28.75 - -
UK median hourly rate £28.75 - -

SQL Server 2017 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 13,387 20,425 20,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.45% 22.48% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,971 14,200 14,229
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £323 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £635
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 228 227
England median hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% - +34.90%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £58.10 £56.40 £58.00
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -8.82% -0.73% +29.25%

SQL Server 2017
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2017 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2017 in England

SQL Server 2017
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2017 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2017 in England

SQL Server 2017
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2017 in England over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2017 in England

SQL Server 2017
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 2017 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2017 in England

SQL Server 2017
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 2017 within the England region over the 6 months to 19 February 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 +107 19 £440 -2.22% 7
South East +97 19 £400 -5.88% 4
Midlands +67 11 £448 -7.25% 5
West Midlands +55 11 £448 -7.25% 2
North of England +68 9 £175 -46.15% 10
North West - 8 £175 - 4
East of England +43 6 £338 - 4
Yorkshire +49 1 - - 6
South West +16 1 - - 1
SQL Server 2017
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2017 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 2017.

1 65 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (66.15%) SQL
3 28 (43.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 25 (38.46%) Windows
5 25 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (33.85%) Migration
7 20 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (30.77%) Azure
8 18 (27.69%) PowerShell
8 18 (27.69%) Finance
8 18 (27.69%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (26.15%) SQL Server 2016
10 15 (23.08%) Power BI
10 15 (23.08%) DevOps
10 15 (23.08%) Power Platform
10 15 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (21.54%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (20.00%) Active Directory
12 13 (20.00%) C#
12 13 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
12 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
13 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (18.46%) Data Migration
13 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (15.38%) Tableau
14 10 (15.38%) VMware
15 9 (13.85%) Web Services
15 9 (13.85%) ETL

SQL Server 2017
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 (12.31%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.62%) WordPress
3 2 (3.08%) Confluence
3 2 (3.08%) IIS
4 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.08%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.54%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (30.77%) Azure
2 15 (23.08%) Power Platform
3 9 (13.85%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (10.77%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (9.23%) Office 365
6 4 (6.15%) IaaS
6 4 (6.15%) PaaS
7 3 (4.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (4.62%) PowerApps
8 2 (3.08%) AWS
8 2 (3.08%) Mimecast
8 2 (3.08%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.54%) Azure Stack
9 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.54%) GCP
9 1 (1.54%) GitHub
9 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (3.08%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (3.08%) DHCP
1 2 (3.08%) Internet
1 2 (3.08%) Skype
1 2 (3.08%) VLAN
1 2 (3.08%) VPN
1 2 (3.08%) WAN
1 2 (3.08%) WebEx
2 1 (1.54%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (43.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 18 (27.69%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (26.15%) SQL Server 2016
7 15 (23.08%) Power BI
7 15 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (13.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (10.77%) Big Data
12 6 (9.23%) Data Lake
13 5 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (7.69%) Oracle Database
14 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
15 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
15 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.62%) JIRA
4 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.08%) Subversion
5 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.54%) ER Studio
5 1 (1.54%) ERwin
5 1 (1.54%) Moq
5 1 (1.54%) Serena SBM
5 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.08%) Arabic Language
3 2 (3.08%) Law
3 2 (3.08%) Local Government
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Developer
2 17 (26.15%) SQL Developer
3 13 (20.00%) DBA
4 10 (15.38%) SQL DBA
5 6 (9.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (9.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (7.69%) Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) SQL BI Developer
6 5 (7.69%) SSIS Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Migration Specialist
7 4 (6.15%) Operations Support Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Specialist
7 4 (6.15%) SSAS Developer
7 4 (6.15%) SSRS Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Azure Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) Web Services
2 8 (12.31%) .NET
3 7 (10.77%) XML
4 6 (9.23%) JSON
5 3 (4.62%) XBRL
6 2 (3.08%) jQuery
7 1 (1.54%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.54%) Ajax
7 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.54%) CSS
7 1 (1.54%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.54%) HTML
7 1 (1.54%) Kafka
7 1 (1.54%) LDAP
7 1 (1.54%) REST
7 1 (1.54%) SOAP
7 1 (1.54%) WCF
7 1 (1.54%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Clustering
2 3 (4.62%) NHS
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Equities
3 2 (3.08%) Hedge funds
3 2 (3.08%) Tandem
3 2 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.54%) Replication
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (38.46%) Windows
2 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.23%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.15%) Android
6 3 (4.62%) Linux
7 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.54%) Solaris
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) Migration
2 15 (23.08%) DevOps
3 14 (21.54%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (18.46%) Data Migration
5 9 (13.85%) ETL
6 7 (10.77%) Data Integration
7 6 (9.23%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (9.23%) Microservices
7 6 (9.23%) Scrum
7 6 (9.23%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (7.69%) High Availability
8 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (7.69%) Kanban
8 5 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (7.69%) SOA
9 4 (6.15%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 43 (66.15%) SQL
2 18 (27.69%) PowerShell
3 13 (20.00%) C#
4 6 (9.23%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.08%) Python
7 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.54%) Java
7 1 (1.54%) Perl
7 1 (1.54%) PHP
7 1 (1.54%) Ruby
7 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) Degree
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.54%) CFA
4 1 (1.54%) MCP
4 1 (1.54%) MCSA
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) GDPR
2 2 (3.08%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 13 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.62%) vSphere
4 2 (3.08%) Docker
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.08%) VMware NSX
4 2 (3.08%) XenApp
5 1 (1.54%) LXC
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) SCCM
2 3 (4.62%) Data Guard
2 3 (4.62%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (4.62%) Terraform
3 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (3.08%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.54%) Ambari
4 1 (1.54%) Ansible
4 1 (1.54%) Control-M
4 1 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.54%) Puppet
4 1 (1.54%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.38%) Tableau
2 10 (15.38%) VMware
3 6 (9.23%) Databricks
4 5 (7.69%) Oracle
5 4 (6.15%) Citrix
6 3 (4.62%) JD Edwards
6 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
6 3 (4.62%) Splunk
7 2 (3.08%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (3.08%) Apple
7 2 (3.08%) Cisco
7 2 (3.08%) Darktrace
7 2 (3.08%) Juniper
7 2 (3.08%) Meraki
7 2 (3.08%) Polycom
7 2 (3.08%) Zscaler
8 1 (1.54%) BMC
8 1 (1.54%) CA
8 1 (1.54%) IBM