Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 181 225
Rank change year-on-year -5 +44 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 32 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.36% 0.095%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.48% 1.61% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 2
North West median daily rate £360 £388 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +5.08% -
10th Percentile £318 £321 £327
90th Percentile £445 £450 £396
England median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.69 £34.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -46.22% +26.36% -

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 1,290 1,302 1,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.75% 22.33% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 821 1,110
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £288 £258
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 46
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +41.32% -22.11%
10th Percentile £10.35 £14.87 £14.43
90th Percentile £54.10 £45.60 £59.31
England median hourly rate £28.75 £29.62 £29.88
% change year-on-year -2.94% -0.87% +8.65%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -4 17 £408 +5.16% 21
Cheshire +4 13 £325 -9.72% 7
Merseyside +5 1 £350 -16.42% 7
Lancashire - 1 - - 5
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (93.75%) SQL
3 16 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (46.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
6 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (34.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (31.25%) ETL
7 10 (31.25%) T-SQL
8 9 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (28.13%) High Availability
8 9 (28.13%) Power BI
9 8 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (21.88%) ERP
11 6 (18.75%) C#
11 6 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (15.63%) Tableau
12 5 (15.63%) QlikView
12 5 (15.63%) Windows
12 5 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (15.63%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (15.63%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 4 (12.50%) Availability Management
13 4 (12.50%) Server Hardening
13 4 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
13 4 (12.50%) Virtual Machines

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 4 (12.50%) OpenStack
1 4 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (15.63%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (12.50%) PaaS
3 4 (12.50%) SaaS
4 3 (9.38%) IaaS
5 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (46.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (34.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (28.13%) Power BI
7 5 (15.63%) QlikView
7 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (12.50%) DB2
8 4 (12.50%) MongoDB
9 3 (9.38%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
11 1 (3.13%) OLAP
11 1 (3.13%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (3.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (9.38%) Local Government
2 2 (6.25%) Advertising
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) DBA
1 13 (40.63%) Developer
2 12 (37.50%) SQL DBA
3 9 (28.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (15.63%) SSRS Developer
5 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Administrator
6 3 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Developer
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Sage 200 Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Sage Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
2 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.25%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.13%) COM
4 1 (3.13%) COM+
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) CSS3
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
4 1 (3.13%) jQuery
4 1 (3.13%) LINQ
4 1 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Clustering
1 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 4 (12.50%) Replication
2 2 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ETL
2 9 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (28.13%) High Availability
3 8 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.88%) ERP
5 6 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (12.50%) Analytics
7 4 (12.50%) Availability Management
7 4 (12.50%) Data Analytics
7 4 (12.50%) Data Management
7 4 (12.50%) Database Security
7 4 (12.50%) Database Tuning
7 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (12.50%) Network Design
7 4 (12.50%) Open Source
7 4 (12.50%) Server Hardening
7 4 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (12.50%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 30 (93.75%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) T-SQL
3 6 (18.75%) C#
4 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) CCDP
1 4 (12.50%) CCNP
1 4 (12.50%) Chartered Engineer
1 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (12.50%) CISM
1 4 (12.50%) CISSP
1 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.13%) CCIE
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 4 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Tableau
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco
3 4 (12.50%) Informatica
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) Sage
5 1 (3.13%) AppDynamics
5 1 (3.13%) Capita
5 1 (3.13%) RedGate
5 1 (3.13%) VMware