Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 183 227
Rank change year-on-year -10 +44 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 24 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.39% 0.039%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.88% 1.72% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 0
North West median daily rate £375 £360 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - -
England median daily rate £427 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -

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 1,278 1,276 1,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.64% 22.58% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 786 1,051
North West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £531 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 53
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +5.10% -7.65%
10th Percentile £12.53 £14.53 £15.65
90th Percentile £54.85 £46.80 £57.75
England median hourly rate £32.50 £29.81 £28.50
% change year-on-year +9.02% +4.60% +14.00%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -13 16 £425 +25.93% 20
Cheshire -6 6 £325 -9.72% 6
Merseyside +13 1 £350 -16.42% 6
Lancashire - 1 - - 5
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (91.67%) SQL
3 13 (54.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (29.17%) T-SQL
8 6 (25.00%) ETL
8 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (25.00%) High Availability
9 5 (20.83%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (20.83%) Replication
9 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (20.83%) Power BI
10 4 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
10 4 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (16.67%) SFIA
10 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
10 4 (16.67%) Server Hardening
10 4 (16.67%) .NET
10 4 (16.67%) Oracle
10 4 (16.67%) ITIL
10 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
10 4 (16.67%) Windows

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 (16.67%) OpenStack
1 4 (16.67%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (16.67%) PaaS
2 4 (16.67%) SaaS
3 3 (12.50%) IaaS
4 2 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (54.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (20.83%) Power BI
5 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (16.67%) DB2
6 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (8.33%) DTS
8 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (8.33%) QlikView
8 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Local Government
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) DBA
2 8 (33.33%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Sage 200 Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Sage Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) SSRS Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Angular Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Machine Learning Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) SQL BI Developer
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (4.17%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.17%) COM
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) CSS3
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) HTML5
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) LINQ
3 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Replication
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (25.00%) ETL
1 6 (25.00%) High Availability
2 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (20.83%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (16.67%) Analytics
3 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (16.67%) Data Analytics
3 4 (16.67%) Data Management
3 4 (16.67%) Database Security
3 4 (16.67%) Database Tuning
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Network Design
3 4 (16.67%) Open Source
3 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 4 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 4 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (91.67%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) T-SQL
3 4 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) CCDP
1 4 (16.67%) CCNP
1 4 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (16.67%) CISM
1 4 (16.67%) CISSP
1 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCIE
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) Informatica
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Sage
3 2 (8.33%) Tableau
4 1 (4.17%) Capita