Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 301 318 391
Rank change year-on-year +17 +73 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 83 55 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.49% 0.34% 0.055%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.32% 1.59% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 37 7
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £328 £329 £303
90th Percentile £500 £514 £430
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £22.50 - -
England median hourly rate £20.60 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +21.15% - -

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 3,583 3,461 3,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.31% 21.68% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,262 2,116 2,417
South East median daily rate £438 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.63% +0.69% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £283 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 72 97
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £19.48 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.37% -45.13% +42.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.80 £52.25
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.07%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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
Hampshire +11 41 £361 -8.54% 10
Thames Valley +1 29 £475 +5.56% 20
Berkshire -22 13 £500 +21.21% 4
Oxfordshire - 11 £500 - 7
Buckinghamshire +9 5 £412 -15.59% 9
Surrey -24 4 £413 - 9
Kent - 4 £425 - 8
West Sussex -3 3 £395 +14.91% 3
East Sussex -4 2 £388 +12.32% 1
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 83 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 48 (57.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 46 (55.42%) SQL
4 42 (50.60%) Windows
5 40 (48.19%) Microsoft
5 40 (48.19%) Windows Server
6 37 (44.58%) .NET
7 36 (43.37%) Microsoft Azure
8 35 (42.17%) Security Cleared
8 35 (42.17%) Oracle
9 34 (40.96%) SC Cleared
10 32 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (37.35%) Web Services
12 30 (36.14%) Linux
13 29 (34.94%) HP
13 29 (34.94%) Software AG
13 29 (34.94%) webMethods
13 29 (34.94%) Scrum
13 29 (34.94%) Oracle APEX
13 29 (34.94%) Selenium
13 29 (34.94%) SoapUI
13 29 (34.94%) Test Automation
13 29 (34.94%) Oracle Database
13 29 (34.94%) API Testing
14 28 (33.73%) SpecFlow
14 28 (33.73%) F#
14 28 (33.73%) HP UFT
15 27 (32.53%) VMware
15 27 (32.53%) Java
15 27 (32.53%) Windows Server 2012

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 3 (3.61%) IIS
1 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.20%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.20%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 36 (43.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.23%) Azure Data Factory
2 6 (7.23%) Google Analytics
3 5 (6.02%) Office 365
4 3 (3.61%) IaaS
4 3 (3.61%) PaaS
5 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (27.71%) PuTTY
1 23 (27.71%) WinSCP
2 4 (4.82%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (3.61%) DNS
3 3 (3.61%) Internet
4 2 (2.41%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.20%) Firewall
5 1 (1.20%) IPsec
5 1 (1.20%) LAN
5 1 (1.20%) SAN
5 1 (1.20%) SMS
5 1 (1.20%) SSL
5 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.20%) VLAN
5 1 (1.20%) VPN
5 1 (1.20%) WAN
5 1 (1.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 48 (57.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 29 (34.94%) Oracle Database
4 27 (32.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 26 (31.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 25 (30.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (26.51%) SQL Server 2014
8 18 (21.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (16.87%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (13.25%) Power BI
10 11 (13.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (8.43%) Big Data
11 7 (8.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (7.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 6 (7.23%) Qlik Sense
13 5 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 12c
15 3 (3.61%) OLAP
15 3 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
16 2 (2.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 29 (34.94%) Oracle APEX
1 29 (34.94%) Selenium
1 29 (34.94%) SoapUI
2 28 (33.73%) HP UFT
2 28 (33.73%) SpecFlow
3 26 (31.33%) Ant
3 26 (31.33%) Eclipse
3 26 (31.33%) TestNG
4 23 (27.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (25.30%) LoadRunner
6 6 (7.23%) JIRA
7 3 (3.61%) Subversion
7 3 (3.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (2.41%) Toad
8 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 16 (19.28%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Advertising
2 1 (1.20%) Back Office
2 1 (1.20%) Banking
2 1 (1.20%) Publishing
2 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (27.71%) Developer
2 12 (14.46%) DBA
3 11 (13.25%) SQL Developer
4 10 (12.05%) SQL DBA
4 10 (12.05%) Tester
5 9 (10.84%) Analyst
5 9 (10.84%) Automation Tester
5 9 (10.84%) Test Analyst
6 8 (9.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 8 (9.64%) Test Engineer
7 7 (8.43%) .NET Developer
7 7 (8.43%) ETL Developer
7 7 (8.43%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (7.23%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 6 (7.23%) SSIS Developer
9 5 (6.02%) Architect
9 5 (6.02%) Technical Specialist
9 5 (6.02%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (44.58%) .NET
2 31 (37.35%) Web Services
3 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.82%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.61%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.41%) jQuery
7 1 (1.20%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.20%) CSS
7 1 (1.20%) HTML
7 1 (1.20%) JSON
7 1 (1.20%) MDX
7 1 (1.20%) REST
7 1 (1.20%) XML
7 1 (1.20%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Clustering
2 4 (4.82%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.82%) Replication
3 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) NHS
4 1 (1.20%) PKI
4 1 (1.20%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 42 (50.60%) Windows
2 40 (48.19%) Windows Server
3 30 (36.14%) Linux
4 27 (32.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (27.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.82%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.20%) CentOS
8 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.94%) API Testing
2 29 (34.94%) Scrum
2 29 (34.94%) Test Automation
3 24 (28.92%) System Integration Testing
4 23 (27.71%) DevOps
5 21 (25.30%) Performance Testing
5 21 (25.30%) Test Strategy
6 17 (20.48%) ETL
7 16 (19.28%) Defect Tracking
8 14 (16.87%) Kanban
9 13 (15.66%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (14.46%) Collaborative Working
11 8 (9.64%) Kimball Methodology
12 7 (8.43%) Analytics
12 7 (8.43%) Deployment Automation
12 7 (8.43%) Migration
13 6 (7.23%) MVC
13 6 (7.23%) Performance Analysis
13 6 (7.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 46 (55.42%) SQL
2 28 (33.73%) F#
3 27 (32.53%) Java
4 13 (15.66%) C#
5 10 (12.05%) PowerShell
5 10 (12.05%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.82%) VB
6 4 (4.82%) VBScript
7 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.41%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.20%) Python
9 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (42.17%) Security Cleared
2 34 (40.96%) SC Cleared
3 23 (27.71%) ISEB
3 23 (27.71%) ISEB Practitioner
3 23 (27.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.41%) MCSE
6 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.20%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.20%) MCITP
6 1 (1.20%) MCP
6 1 (1.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) GDPR
1 6 (7.23%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.61%) SLA
3 2 (2.41%) QA
System Software
1 24 (28.92%) vSphere
2 12 (14.46%) Active Directory
3 9 (10.84%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.20%) Docker
6 1 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (27.71%) HP ALM
2 7 (8.43%) SCCM
3 6 (7.23%) vRealize
4 5 (6.02%) SCOM
5 2 (2.41%) WSUS
6 1 (1.20%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.20%) Foglight
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 40 (48.19%) Microsoft
2 35 (42.17%) Oracle
3 29 (34.94%) HP
3 29 (34.94%) Software AG
3 29 (34.94%) webMethods
4 27 (32.53%) VMware
5 23 (27.71%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.23%) Cisco
6 6 (7.23%) Google
7 4 (4.82%) McAfee
7 4 (4.82%) Remedy
7 4 (4.82%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.61%) Citrix
9 2 (2.41%) IBM
9 2 (2.41%) Meraki
9 2 (2.41%) Tableau
10 1 (1.20%) Capita
10 1 (1.20%) SAP
10 1 (1.20%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.20%) WatchGuard