Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 October 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 302 371
Rank change year-on-year +11 +69 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 87 65 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.40% 0.029%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.48% 1.86% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 44 4
South East median daily rate £413 £398 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +9.66% -
10th Percentile £313 £307 £286
90th Percentile £520 £488 £423
England median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.10 £52.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -65.53% +90.91% -

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 South East with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 3,515 3,486 3,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.37% 21.42% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,288 2,203 2,161
South East median daily rate £448 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 67 94
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -8.33% +22.45%
10th Percentile £17.50 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £58.00 £49.25 £52.25
England median hourly rate £32.00 £30.63 £28.50
% change year-on-year +4.49% +7.46% +3.64%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in the South East

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in the South East

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the South East

SQL Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Thames Valley +17 31 £475 +15.15% 23
Hampshire -21 22 £350 -9.68% 14
Berkshire +1 15 £500 +28.95% 9
West Sussex -1 12 £413 +20.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +10 9 £375 -21.05% 7
Surrey -24 9 £438 +9.38% 9
Oxfordshire - 7 £498 - 7
Kent - 5 £425 - 16
East Sussex -5 4 £438 +17.45% 2
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 87 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 58 (66.67%) SQL
3 39 (44.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (41.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (36.78%) Windows
6 31 (35.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (34.48%) .NET
8 29 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 29 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (33.33%) Windows Server
9 28 (32.18%) Oracle
10 26 (29.89%) C#
11 25 (28.74%) Security Cleared
12 24 (27.59%) SC Cleared
12 24 (27.59%) ETL
13 23 (26.44%) T-SQL
13 23 (26.44%) Finance
14 21 (24.14%) SQL Server 2014
15 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (20.69%) Test Automation
16 18 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (18.39%) webMethods
17 16 (18.39%) Java
17 16 (18.39%) SQL Server 2008
17 16 (18.39%) Selenium
18 15 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 15 (17.24%) VMware
19 14 (16.09%) Scrum
19 14 (16.09%) Web Services
19 14 (16.09%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (4.60%) IIS
2 3 (3.45%) Apache
2 3 (3.45%) JBoss
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.15%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.15%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.15%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.45%) Azure Data Factory
2 3 (3.45%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.30%) Office 365
4 1 (1.15%) IaaS
4 1 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) PuTTY
1 7 (8.05%) WinSCP
2 5 (5.75%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (3.45%) DNS
3 3 (3.45%) Internet
4 2 (2.30%) Firewall
4 2 (2.30%) LAN
4 2 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.15%) SAN
5 1 (1.15%) SMS
5 1 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (44.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 36 (41.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (35.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (24.14%) SQL Server 2014
6 16 (18.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (16.09%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (16.09%) Oracle Database
9 12 (13.79%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (11.49%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (11.49%) Power BI
11 6 (6.90%) DTS
11 6 (6.90%) MongoDB
12 5 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (4.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (4.60%) Big Data
13 4 (4.60%) OLAP
13 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (18.39%) Selenium
2 13 (14.94%) Eclipse
2 13 (14.94%) Oracle APEX
2 13 (14.94%) SoapUI
3 12 (13.79%) HP UFT
3 12 (13.79%) SpecFlow
4 11 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (11.49%) Ant
5 10 (11.49%) Subversion
5 10 (11.49%) TestNG
6 9 (10.34%) LoadRunner
7 8 (9.20%) JIRA
8 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.60%) IntelliJ
9 3 (3.45%) JUnit
9 3 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (2.30%) MSTest
10 2 (2.30%) NUnit
10 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.30%) Toad
General
1 23 (26.44%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Back Office
3 2 (2.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Publishing
4 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (43.68%) Developer
2 17 (19.54%) SQL Developer
3 15 (17.24%) .NET Developer
4 14 (16.09%) DBA
5 13 (14.94%) SQL DBA
6 9 (10.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 9 (10.34%) SQL Server DBA
6 9 (10.34%) SQL Server Developer
7 8 (9.20%) ETL Developer
8 7 (8.05%) Analyst
8 7 (8.05%) Architect
8 7 (8.05%) SSIS Developer
8 7 (8.05%) Tester
9 6 (6.90%) Automation Tester
9 6 (6.90%) Production DBA
9 6 (6.90%) SQL Server Production DBA
10 5 (5.75%) C# Developer
11 4 (4.60%) Oracle Developer
11 4 (4.60%) Oracle ETL Developer
11 4 (4.60%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.48%) .NET
2 14 (16.09%) Web Services
3 9 (10.34%) .NET Framework
3 9 (10.34%) JSON
3 9 (10.34%) XML
4 6 (6.90%) AngularJS
5 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET
5 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (5.75%) REST
5 5 (5.75%) WPF
6 4 (4.60%) .NET Core
6 4 (4.60%) CSS
6 4 (4.60%) Enzyme
6 4 (4.60%) Jest
6 4 (4.60%) Play Framework
6 4 (4.60%) Redux
6 4 (4.60%) Sass
7 3 (3.45%) EJB
7 3 (3.45%) J2EE
7 3 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.20%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.90%) Reinsurance
4 4 (4.60%) Reference Data
4 4 (4.60%) Replication
5 3 (3.45%) Clustering
6 2 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.30%) Social Network
7 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.15%) PKI
7 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.78%) Windows
2 29 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 13 (14.94%) Linux
4 10 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.60%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.45%) Unix
8 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.15%) CentOS
9 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (27.59%) ETL
3 18 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (20.69%) Test Automation
4 14 (16.09%) Scrum
5 13 (14.94%) API Testing
6 11 (12.64%) DevOps
7 10 (11.49%) Migration
7 10 (11.49%) Test Strategy
8 9 (10.34%) BDD
8 9 (10.34%) Performance Testing
8 9 (10.34%) TDD
9 8 (9.20%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (9.20%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (8.05%) Data Transformation
10 7 (8.05%) Deployment Automation
11 6 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (6.90%) Web Development
12 5 (5.75%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 58 (66.67%) SQL
2 26 (29.89%) C#
3 23 (26.44%) T-SQL
4 16 (18.39%) Java
5 12 (13.79%) F#
6 8 (9.20%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.90%) PL/SQL
8 5 (5.75%) VB.NET
9 4 (4.60%) Scala
9 4 (4.60%) TypeScript
10 3 (3.45%) VB
11 2 (2.30%) VBA
12 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (28.74%) Security Cleared
2 24 (27.59%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.20%) ISEB
3 8 (9.20%) ISEB Practitioner
3 8 (9.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.15%) Degree
4 1 (1.15%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.15%) MCITP
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.45%) GDPR
2 3 (3.45%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.45%) SLA
3 2 (2.30%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.20%) vSphere
3 6 (6.90%) Docker
4 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.15%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) HP ALM
2 4 (4.60%) Puppet
3 3 (3.45%) vRealize
4 2 (2.30%) Foglight
4 2 (2.30%) SCCM
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Sentry
4 2 (2.30%) WSUS
5 1 (1.15%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 29 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 28 (32.18%) Oracle
3 16 (18.39%) webMethods
4 15 (17.24%) VMware
5 13 (14.94%) Software AG
6 12 (13.79%) HP
7 8 (9.20%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.75%) Google
8 5 (5.75%) Veeam
9 4 (4.60%) Talend
10 2 (2.30%) Facebook
10 2 (2.30%) Sage
10 2 (2.30%) Tableau
10 2 (2.30%) Twitter
11 1 (1.15%) Citrix
11 1 (1.15%) IBM
11 1 (1.15%) JD Edwards
11 1 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (1.15%) SAP
11 1 (1.15%) Sun