Period
to 20 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 193 187 202
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 17 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.31% 0.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.42% 1.34% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 3
North West median daily rate £360 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +14.81% -
10th Percentile £325 £343 £284
90th Percentile £388 £409 £391
England median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% 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 £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 1,198 1,267 1,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.51% 23.42% 24.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 902 1,048
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £269
90th Percentile £575 £625 £556
England median daily rate £484 £473 £430
% change year-on-year +2.43% +9.88% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 30 39
North West median hourly rate £35.61 £42.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.71% +48.25% -24.50%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.73 £14.15
90th Percentile £47.67 £64.06 £44.15
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.23 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.07% +13.56% -8.33%

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 20 January 2019. 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
Cheshire +2 9 £360 +10.77% 11
Manchester -11 7 £375 -4.76% 23
Merseyside - 1 £350 - 3
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 16 (94.12%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (35.29%) ETL
4 6 (35.29%) T-SQL
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (29.41%) High Availability
5 5 (29.41%) Power BI
5 5 (29.41%) Windows
5 5 (29.41%) ERP
5 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
7 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (17.65%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (17.65%) Tableau
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management
7 3 (17.65%) QlikView
7 3 (17.65%) Clustering
7 3 (17.65%) Local Government
7 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce

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 1 (5.88%) Confluence
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (29.41%) Power BI
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (17.65%) QlikView
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (11.76%) OLAP
7 2 (11.76%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) Star Schema
8 1 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (5.88%) MySQL
8 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Local Government
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) DBA
1 9 (52.94%) SQL DBA
2 6 (35.29%) Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Administrator
3 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (17.65%) SSRS Developer
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Business Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.88%) COM+
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
1 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ETL
2 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (29.41%) ERP
2 5 (29.41%) High Availability
2 5 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management
4 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Data Management
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) T-SQL
3 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (11.76%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Tableau
3 1 (5.88%) AppDynamics
3 1 (5.88%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) RedGate
3 1 (5.88%) Sage
3 1 (5.88%) VMware