Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 448 656 807
Rank change year-on-year +208 +151 +22
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2017 38 142 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.18% 0.071%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.65% 0.80% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 95 47
Median daily rate £470 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £386 £356 £325
90th Percentile £513 £725 £605
UK median daily rate £470 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -1.05% +18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £27.00 -

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 5,858 17,666 21,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.66% 21.81% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,866 12,166 15,110
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £315 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 236 224
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.61% -7.12%
10th Percentile £13.62 £13.37 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.21 £60.38 £55.70
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.73
% change year-on-year - +26.22% -7.57%

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 24 September 2020.

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 24 September 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 +153 23 £500 +5.26% 1
South East +180 7 £420 +5.00% 2
North of England +129 3 £175 -51.72%
South West +105 3 £470 +28.78%
Yorkshire +83 2 - -
Midlands +68 2 - - 2
West Midlands +56 2 - - 1
North West +87 1 £175 -51.72%
SQL Server 2017
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (86.84%) Microsoft
3 26 (68.42%) Azure
4 22 (57.89%) .NET
5 21 (55.26%) C#
5 21 (55.26%) DevOps
6 19 (50.00%) SQL
7 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (39.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 14 (36.84%) Microservices
8 14 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (34.21%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (34.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (34.21%) T-SQL
9 13 (34.21%) Windows
10 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
10 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 12 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
10 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
11 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
11 11 (28.95%) AngularJS
12 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (23.68%) Analytics
13 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET Core
13 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
14 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (21.05%) High Availability
14 8 (21.05%) Linux
14 8 (21.05%) Python

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 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) SAS
3 1 (2.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 26 (68.42%) Azure
2 8 (21.05%) Logic Apps
2 8 (21.05%) Power Platform
3 5 (13.16%) AWS
4 4 (10.53%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (10.53%) GCP
4 4 (10.53%) SaaS
5 2 (5.26%) Power Automate
5 2 (5.26%) PowerApps
6 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.63%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (2.63%) GitHub
6 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Cisco Firepower
1 2 (5.26%) DNS
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
1 2 (5.26%) Junos
1 2 (5.26%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.63%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (39.47%) SQL Server 2014
3 14 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (34.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 12 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (15.79%) Power BI
9 5 (13.16%) Big Data
10 4 (10.53%) Data Lake
11 3 (7.89%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (7.89%) PolyBase
12 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
12 2 (5.26%) OLTP
12 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
12 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
13 1 (2.63%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (18.42%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (10.53%) Selenium
4 4 (10.53%) SpecFlow
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.26%) git-flow
6 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 2 (5.26%) webpack
7 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.63%) JIRA
7 1 (2.63%) ProC
7 1 (2.63%) Subversion
7 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.63%) Toad
General
1 5 (13.16%) Public Sector
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) .NET Developer
3 7 (18.42%) DBA
3 7 (18.42%) SQL DBA
4 5 (13.16%) Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) C# Developer
4 5 (13.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (13.16%) React Developer
5 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Azure Developer
6 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer - Fintech
6 3 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (7.89%) DevOps Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (7.89%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (57.89%) .NET
2 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
3 11 (28.95%) AngularJS
4 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET Core
5 7 (18.42%) .NET Core
5 7 (18.42%) .NET Framework
5 7 (18.42%) XML
6 6 (15.79%) JSON
6 6 (15.79%) React
6 6 (15.79%) Web Services
7 4 (10.53%) CSS
7 4 (10.53%) HTML
7 4 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (7.89%) CSS3
8 3 (7.89%) HTML5
8 3 (7.89%) Sass
9 2 (5.26%) Dapper ORM
9 2 (5.26%) EDI
9 2 (5.26%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (10.53%) Private Cloud
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.26%) Reinsurance
3 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 8 (21.05%) Linux
3 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (7.89%) Solaris
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (5.26%) AIX
6 2 (5.26%) HPUX
6 2 (5.26%) Unix
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.63%) Android
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) DevOps
2 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (36.84%) Microservices
4 13 (34.21%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
6 9 (23.68%) Analytics
7 8 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (21.05%) High Availability
7 8 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (15.79%) Deployment Automation
9 6 (15.79%) ITIL
9 6 (15.79%) Kanban
9 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
9 6 (15.79%) Scrum
9 6 (15.79%) Secure Coding
9 6 (15.79%) SOA
9 6 (15.79%) TDD
10 5 (13.16%) OWASP
10 5 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 21 (55.26%) C#
2 19 (50.00%) SQL
3 13 (34.21%) T-SQL
4 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
5 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 8 (21.05%) Python
6 7 (18.42%) TypeScript
7 5 (13.16%) Java
8 2 (5.26%) Perl
9 1 (2.63%) C
9 1 (2.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (2.63%) PHP
9 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.63%) PROC SQL
9 1 (2.63%) R
9 1 (2.63%) SAS Macro
9 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.63%) VB
9 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Docker
2 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.26%) vSphere
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.26%) WSUS
3 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (86.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Databricks
3 5 (13.16%) Tableau
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle
4 3 (7.89%) VMware
5 2 (5.26%) CA
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco
5 2 (5.26%) Citrix
5 2 (5.26%) GrapeCity
5 2 (5.26%) Juniper
5 2 (5.26%) LogRhythm
5 2 (5.26%) McAfee
5 2 (5.26%) NetApp
5 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.26%) Sybase
6 1 (2.63%) Computacenter
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) Splunk
6 1 (2.63%) Teradata