Period
to 23 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 192 -
Rank change year-on-year -8 - -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 17 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.29% 0.24% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.36% 1.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
North West median daily rate £355 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.23% - -
England median daily rate £438 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -2.78% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -

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 1,254 1,261 1,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.72% 23.21% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 820 1,004
North West median daily rate £378 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £530 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 54
North West median hourly rate £49.00 £27.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.18% -31.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £66.80 £51.50 £63.70
England median hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £25.44
% change year-on-year +12.07% +13.99% -15.20%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the North West over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 April 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 -11 12 £388 +19.23% 12
Cheshire -16 4 £343 +3.79% 9
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (82.35%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) Oracle
7 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
8 3 (17.65%) Data Extraction
8 3 (17.65%) High Availability
8 3 (17.65%) MSTest
8 3 (17.65%) ETL
8 3 (17.65%) .NET
8 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (17.65%) Migration
8 3 (17.65%) Replication
8 3 (17.65%) Database Security
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
8 3 (17.65%) Task Automation
9 2 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) OpenStack
1 2 (11.76%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Aareon QL
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.88%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.76%) PaaS
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (11.76%) DB2
7 2 (11.76%) DTS
7 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (5.88%) Power BI
8 1 (5.88%) QlikView
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) MSTest
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) DBA
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) SQL DBA
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Database Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Management Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Sage Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) CSS3
2 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) LINQ
2 1 (5.88%) MDX
2 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Replication
2 2 (11.76%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Solaris
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Data Extraction
2 3 (17.65%) Database Security
2 3 (17.65%) ETL
2 3 (17.65%) High Availability
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Task Automation
2 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.76%) Analytics
3 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics
3 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Database Tuning
3 2 (11.76%) Open Source
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.76%) Server Hardening
3 2 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (11.76%) SFIA
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCDP
1 2 (11.76%) CCNP
1 2 (11.76%) Chartered Engineer
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) CISM
1 2 (11.76%) CISSP
1 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CCIE
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) EMC
3 2 (11.76%) Informatica
3 2 (11.76%) Remedy
3 2 (11.76%) Veeam
4 1 (5.88%) Aareon
4 1 (5.88%) Sage
4 1 (5.88%) Tableau