Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 183 194 190
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4 +27
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 17 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.32% 0.42% 0.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.47% 1.95% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 12
North West median daily rate £375 £360 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -7.10% +5.08%
10th Percentile £328 £324 £316
90th Percentile £425 £396 £418
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.58 £18.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year +52.43% +3.40% -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 1,156 1,285 1,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.79% 21.59% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 862 903
North West median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £280
90th Percentile £575 £569 £625
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 34
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -29.82% +32.51%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.13 £21.30
90th Percentile £53.15 £48.36 £61.13
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year -7.14% +6.87% +19.09%

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
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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 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
Manchester +21 10 £363 -3.33% 18
Merseyside 0 5 £311 -11.07% 4
Lancashire +22 2 £375 - 6
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) .NET
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
4 6 (35.29%) CSS3
4 6 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
4 6 (35.29%) jQuery
4 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
4 6 (35.29%) HTML5
4 6 (35.29%) Entity Framework
4 6 (35.29%) CSS
4 6 (35.29%) HTML
4 6 (35.29%) IIS
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) MVC
5 5 (29.41%) Citrix
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (23.53%) Sass
6 4 (23.53%) Razor View Engine
6 4 (23.53%) Azure
6 4 (23.53%) Umbraco
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (23.53%) Web Development
6 4 (23.53%) Active Directory

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 6 (35.29%) IIS
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (23.53%) Umbraco
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (17.65%) IaaS
2 3 (17.65%) PaaS
2 3 (17.65%) SaaS
3 2 (11.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DHCP
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
1 3 (17.65%) HTTPS
1 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (5.88%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) .NET Developer
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Developer
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Web Developer
4 3 (17.65%) DBA
4 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) SQL DBA
4 3 (17.65%) Web Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Junior
6 1 (5.88%) Junior SQL DBA
6 1 (5.88%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
2 6 (35.29%) CSS
2 6 (35.29%) CSS3
2 6 (35.29%) Entity Framework
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) HTML5
2 6 (35.29%) jQuery
2 6 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (23.53%) Razor View Engine
3 4 (23.53%) Sass
4 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Core
5 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (11.76%) LINQ
6 1 (5.88%) Middleware
6 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
1 3 (17.65%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
1 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) MVC
1 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Web Development
4 3 (17.65%) Architecture Roadmap
4 3 (17.65%) Information Management
4 3 (17.65%) Information Security
4 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Kanban
4 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
4 3 (17.65%) Open Source
4 3 (17.65%) Operational Stability
4 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
4 3 (17.65%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) SEO
4 3 (17.65%) Server Management
4 3 (17.65%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (17.65%) Software Audit
4 3 (17.65%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 2 (11.76%) TypeScript
6 1 (5.88%) Ruby
6 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.88%) Docker
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
1 3 (17.65%) WSUS
2 1 (5.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat