Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 654 818 850
Rank change year-on-year +164 +32 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2017 127 58 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.061% 0.030%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.76% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 42 27
England median daily rate £475 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £354 £332 £333
90th Percentile £733 £611 £479
UK median daily rate £475 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% -
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 16,642 21,477 20,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.59% 22.65% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,410 15,119 14,326
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £310
90th Percentile £663 £644 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 224 258
England median hourly rate £31.50 £33.50 £31.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.97% +7.27% +11.54%
10th Percentile £13.99 £14.00 £14.25
90th Percentile £71.85 £56.94 £54.13
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year - +5.69% +8.50%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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 +121 68 £475 +11.76% 7
Midlands +68 26 £500 +53.85% 5
West Midlands +51 18 £650 +100.00% 2
South East +48 18 £425 -18.27% 3
East Midlands - 8 £500 - 3
East of England +31 6 £450 - 5
North of England +25 6 £363 +5.84% 6
North West +6 4 £356 +7.95% 2
South West +4 3 £263 - 1
Yorkshire +19 2 £450 - 3
SQL Server 2017
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 127 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 81 (63.78%) Microsoft
3 77 (60.63%) SQL
4 61 (48.03%) Azure
5 53 (41.73%) Business Intelligence
6 51 (40.16%) PowerShell
7 50 (39.37%) Data Warehouse
8 43 (33.86%) SQL Server 2014
9 42 (33.07%) Power BI
9 42 (33.07%) Power Platform
10 40 (31.50%) C#
10 40 (31.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 36 (28.35%) Finance
12 32 (25.20%) Migration
12 32 (25.20%) Tableau
12 32 (25.20%) Azure Data Factory
12 32 (25.20%) Continuous Delivery
13 30 (23.62%) DevOps
13 30 (23.62%) Test Automation
14 29 (22.83%) Visual Studio Team System
14 29 (22.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 29 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (22.83%) Windows
14 29 (22.83%) Deployment Automation
15 28 (22.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 27 (21.26%) Databricks
17 24 (18.90%) SQL Server 2012
18 23 (18.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 23 (18.11%) Web Services
19 22 (17.32%) 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 5 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.36%) Apache
2 3 (2.36%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.36%) IIS
2 3 (2.36%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 61 (48.03%) Azure
2 42 (33.07%) Power Platform
3 32 (25.20%) Azure Data Factory
4 7 (5.51%) AWS
4 7 (5.51%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (4.72%) IaaS
5 6 (4.72%) PaaS
6 5 (3.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.94%) Mimecast
6 5 (3.94%) Office 365
6 5 (3.94%) PowerApps
7 4 (3.15%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.57%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.57%) Serverless
9 1 (0.79%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.51%) DHCP
2 5 (3.94%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (3.94%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (3.94%) Skype
2 5 (3.94%) VLAN
2 5 (3.94%) VPN
3 4 (3.15%) WAN
4 3 (2.36%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.36%) Multicast
4 3 (2.36%) SSL
5 2 (1.57%) DNS
5 2 (1.57%) Internet
5 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 50 (39.37%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (33.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 42 (33.07%) Power BI
5 40 (31.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (22.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 28 (22.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (18.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (18.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (14.96%) Big Data
11 18 (14.17%) SQL Server 2016
12 17 (13.39%) Data Lake
13 16 (12.60%) Azure SQL Database
14 14 (11.02%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (11.02%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (7.87%) Oracle Database
15 10 (7.87%) Pentaho
16 8 (6.30%) QlikView
17 7 (5.51%) Oracle Database 12c
18 6 (4.72%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 29 (22.83%) Visual Studio Team System
2 13 (10.24%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.51%) Visual Studio
4 6 (4.72%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.36%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.57%) JIRA
6 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.79%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.79%) ERwin
7 1 (0.79%) GitLab
7 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 36 (28.35%) Finance
2 18 (14.17%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.72%) Front Office
4 3 (2.36%) Banking
5 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.57%) Military
6 1 (0.79%) Law
6 1 (0.79%) Local Government
6 1 (0.79%) Police
Job Titles
1 38 (29.92%) Developer
2 26 (20.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (20.47%) SQL Developer
3 20 (15.75%) DBA
4 18 (14.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 16 (12.60%) Azure Engineer
5 16 (12.60%) SQL DBA
6 14 (11.02%) Azure DevOps
6 14 (11.02%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 12 (9.45%) Lead DevOps
7 12 (9.45%) SQL BI Developer
8 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (7.87%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 10 (7.87%) SQL Server DBA
9 8 (6.30%) C# Developer
10 7 (5.51%) Azure Developer
10 7 (5.51%) ETL Developer
11 6 (4.72%) Pentaho Developer
11 6 (4.72%) SSIS Developer
12 5 (3.94%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.11%) Web Services
2 16 (12.60%) JSON
3 15 (11.81%) XML
4 13 (10.24%) .NET
5 6 (4.72%) MDX
6 5 (3.94%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.15%) EDI
7 4 (3.15%) HTML
7 4 (3.15%) XBRL
8 3 (2.36%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.36%) Kafka
8 3 (2.36%) RESTful
8 3 (2.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.57%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.57%) jQuery
9 2 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.57%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.66%) Clustering
2 8 (6.30%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.51%) Hedge funds
4 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.94%) Tandem
4 5 (3.94%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.15%) Equities
5 4 (3.15%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.36%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.57%) NHS
7 2 (1.57%) Replication
8 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.83%) Windows
2 14 (11.02%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.72%) Linux
3 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.94%) Windows 10
4 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (41.73%) Business Intelligence
2 32 (25.20%) Continuous Delivery
2 32 (25.20%) Migration
3 30 (23.62%) DevOps
3 30 (23.62%) Test Automation
4 29 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (22.83%) Deployment Automation
5 22 (17.32%) ETL
6 21 (16.54%) Data Integration
7 15 (11.81%) Data Modelling
7 15 (11.81%) Kanban
7 15 (11.81%) Scrum
7 15 (11.81%) Service Design
7 15 (11.81%) SOA
8 14 (11.02%) Data Migration
9 13 (10.24%) Microservices
10 11 (8.66%) Dimensional Modelling
10 11 (8.66%) OWASP
10 11 (8.66%) Secure Coding
11 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 77 (60.63%) SQL
2 51 (40.16%) PowerShell
3 40 (31.50%) C#
4 17 (13.39%) T-SQL
5 12 (9.45%) Python
6 7 (5.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (3.15%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.36%) Java
8 3 (2.36%) Perl
9 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.57%) R
9 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.79%) C
10 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (6.30%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.51%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.72%) CFA
4 4 (3.15%) Degree
5 2 (1.57%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.79%) MCP
6 1 (0.79%) MCSA
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) GDPR
2 1 (0.79%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (14.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.66%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.72%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (3.94%) Docker
5 5 (3.94%) vSphere
6 4 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.36%) Apache Flume
7 3 (2.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (1.57%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.57%) XenApp
9 1 (0.79%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (9.45%) SCCM
2 9 (7.09%) Terraform
3 6 (4.72%) Data Guard
4 5 (3.94%) FortiGate
4 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.94%) Puppet
5 4 (3.15%) SCOM
5 4 (3.15%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (3.15%) WSUS
6 3 (2.36%) Consul
6 3 (2.36%) Control-M
6 3 (2.36%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.36%) Mesos
6 3 (2.36%) Prometheus
6 3 (2.36%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.57%) Ansible
8 1 (0.79%) Ambari
8 1 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 81 (63.78%) Microsoft
2 32 (25.20%) Tableau
3 27 (21.26%) Databricks
4 15 (11.81%) VMware
5 13 (10.24%) Oracle
6 9 (7.09%) Splunk
7 5 (3.94%) Aerohive Networks
7 5 (3.94%) Apple
7 5 (3.94%) Cisco
7 5 (3.94%) Darktrace
7 5 (3.94%) Juniper
7 5 (3.94%) Meraki
7 5 (3.94%) Polycom
7 5 (3.94%) Zscaler
8 3 (2.36%) Cognos
8 3 (2.36%) Dell
8 3 (2.36%) JD Edwards
8 3 (2.36%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.57%) Citrix
9 2 (1.57%) SAP