Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 203 -
Rank change year-on-year +20 - -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 15 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.12% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.19% 0.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
North West median daily rate £388 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% - -
England median daily rate £425 £450 £338
% change year-on-year -5.56% +33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year -36.36% - -

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 the North West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,262 1,509 1,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.21% 24.84% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 1,040 1,176
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £275 £268 £250
90th Percentile £625 £556 £526
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 46
North West median hourly rate £42.25 £29.01 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.63% -23.15% +16.15%
10th Percentile £14.73 £14.04 £16.25
90th Percentile £64.06 £44.23 £66.38
England median hourly rate £31.15 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +13.27% -8.33% +9.09%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in the North West

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in the North West

SQL Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Manchester +5 10 £394 +6.78% 12
Cheshire +9 4 £325 +8.33% 6
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2016 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 5 (33.33%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (26.67%) ETL
6 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (20.00%) MSTest
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 3 (20.00%) Task Automation
7 3 (20.00%) Remedy
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) Replication
8 2 (13.33%) Retail
8 2 (13.33%) QlikView
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (13.33%) EMC

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Aareon QL
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (13.33%) Power BI
7 2 (13.33%) QlikView
8 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (6.67%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (20.00%) MSTest
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) DBA
2 5 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Database Developer
5 1 (6.67%) ETL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Management Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Database Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) CSS3
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) HTML5
1 1 (6.67%) jQuery
1 1 (6.67%) MDX
1 1 (6.67%) Silverlight
1 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Replication
2 2 (13.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Solaris
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (26.67%) ETL
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Task Automation
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.67%) BCP
5 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
5 1 (6.67%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (6.67%) Database Security
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) MVC
5 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) Remedy
4 2 (13.33%) EMC
4 2 (13.33%) Veeam
5 1 (6.67%) Aareon
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Tableau