Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 707 461 658
Rank change year-on-year -246 +197 +150
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2017 32 35 130
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.22% 0.56% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 90
10th Percentile £278 £382 £350
25th Percentile £425 £405 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +18.75%
75th Percentile £575 £500 £625
90th Percentile £600 £513 £750
UK median daily rate £488 £470 £475
% change year-on-year +3.83% -1.05% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £26.50
UK median hourly rate - - £26.50

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 14,407 6,203 17,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.34% 22.90% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,298 4,344 12,000
10th Percentile £350 £313 £325
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £630 £600 £575
90th Percentile £719 £685 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 98 227
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.63 £12.30
25th Percentile £21.50 £17.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate £34.50 £26.48 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +30.29% -11.73% +1.69%
75th Percentile £58.75 £41.88 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £55.00 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.66%

SQL Server 2017
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2017 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2017 in England.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2017 in England

SQL Server 2017
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2017 in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2017 in England

SQL Server 2017
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2017 in England.

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 20 October 2021. 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 -217 11 £575 +15.00% 7
South West -44 8 £295 -36.97% 3
South East -92 5 £472 +13.61% 4
West Midlands -65 2 £550 +175.00% 1
Midlands -78 2 £550 +175.00% 1
East of England - 2 £488 - 2
Yorkshire -47 1 - -
North of England -83 1 - - 7
SQL Server 2017
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 17 (53.13%) Azure
3 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
4 14 (43.75%) Windows
5 12 (37.50%) C#
5 12 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (34.38%) PowerShell
6 11 (34.38%) Migration
7 10 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (31.25%) T-SQL
7 10 (31.25%) .NET
7 10 (31.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (28.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (28.13%) Power BI
8 9 (28.13%) DevOps
8 9 (28.13%) Power Platform
8 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
8 9 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (28.13%) VMware
9 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2019
9 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (25.00%) Social Skills
10 7 (21.88%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (21.88%) Java
11 6 (18.75%) Web Services

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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.38%) Confluence
4 1 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.13%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 17 (53.13%) Azure
2 9 (28.13%) Power Platform
3 6 (18.75%) Azure Data Factory
3 6 (18.75%) Azure Key Vault
3 6 (18.75%) Azure Logic Apps
3 6 (18.75%) Azure Storage
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (9.38%) AWS
6 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (6.25%) GCP
6 2 (6.25%) GitHub
6 2 (6.25%) IaaS
6 2 (6.25%) PaaS
6 2 (6.25%) SaaS
6 2 (6.25%) Snowflake
7 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Firewall
2 5 (15.63%) SAN
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (6.25%) Kerberos
5 1 (3.13%) DHCP
5 1 (3.13%) Junos
5 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (31.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (28.13%) Power BI
4 9 (28.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2019
6 6 (18.75%) Data Lake
6 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (18.75%) Tableau
7 5 (15.63%) Big Data
8 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
8 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
9 3 (9.38%) MySQL
9 3 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (9.38%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (9.38%) JIRA
3 2 (6.25%) Serena SBM
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (6.25%) Subversion
3 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Public Sector
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Automotive
4 1 (3.13%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (3.13%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 5 (15.63%) DBA
1 5 (15.63%) Developer
1 5 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Project Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 3 (9.38%) Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Data Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Data Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (6.25%) Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Angular Developer
4 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Lead Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Data Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) .NET
2 6 (18.75%) JSON
2 6 (18.75%) Web Services
3 5 (15.63%) XML
4 3 (9.38%) CSS
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.25%) CSS3
5 2 (6.25%) HTML
5 2 (6.25%) HTML5
5 2 (6.25%) LDAP
5 2 (6.25%) RESTful
5 2 (6.25%) Sass
6 1 (3.13%) ADO
6 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET
6 1 (3.13%) Ajax
6 1 (3.13%) jQuery
6 1 (3.13%) ODBC
6 1 (3.13%) OLE
6 1 (3.13%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (18.75%) Replication
2 3 (9.38%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) BYOD
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (9.38%) Linux
6 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.25%) Solaris
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Migration
2 9 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (28.13%) DevOps
3 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (18.75%) Data Migration
4 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 5 (15.63%) Deployment Automation
5 5 (15.63%) High Availability
5 5 (15.63%) Microservices
5 5 (15.63%) OWASP
5 5 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (15.63%) Service Design
5 5 (15.63%) SOA
6 4 (12.50%) Data Acquisition
6 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Automation
6 4 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (12.50%) Scrum
6 4 (12.50%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 12 (37.50%) C#
3 11 (34.38%) PowerShell
4 10 (31.25%) T-SQL
5 7 (21.88%) Java
6 3 (9.38%) Python
7 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.25%) Perl
7 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.25%) Ruby
8 1 (3.13%) R
8 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.63%) MCSA
2 5 (15.63%) MCSE
3 4 (12.50%) CCNA
3 4 (12.50%) CCNP
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) MCITP
5 1 (3.13%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) GDPR
1 2 (6.25%) QA
1 2 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.88%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (18.75%) vSphere
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.25%) Docker
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) vCenter Server
2 3 (9.38%) SCCM
3 2 (6.25%) Control-M
3 2 (6.25%) Data Guard
3 2 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 2 (6.25%) Perfmon
3 2 (6.25%) QRadar
3 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
3 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (6.25%) WSUS
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) VMware
3 6 (18.75%) Databricks
4 5 (15.63%) Juniper
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco
5 4 (12.50%) Dell
5 4 (12.50%) Sybase
5 4 (12.50%) Veeam
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle
6 3 (9.38%) SAP
6 3 (9.38%) Splunk
7 2 (6.25%) BMC
7 2 (6.25%) CyberArk
7 2 (6.25%) EMC
7 2 (6.25%) IBM
7 2 (6.25%) McAfee
7 2 (6.25%) Qualys
7 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.25%) Serena
7 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow