Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 295 306 363
Rank change year-on-year +11 +57 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 94 73 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.44% 0.062%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.53% 2.09% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 49 7
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £304 £291
90th Percentile £521 £510 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +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 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 3,712 3,488 3,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.82% 20.81% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,400 2,222 1,920
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% +6.19% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £570 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 79
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +107.32% -22.64%
10th Percentile £18.69 £12.08 £9.25
90th Percentile £57.41 £49.25 £52.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.53% +17.27% -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +26 34 £475 +8.57% 19
Berkshire -2 16 £500 +17.65% 8
Surrey -3 16 £438 -4.37% 4
West Sussex +3 15 £413 -25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +22 13 £393 -5.24% 7
Hampshire -41 10 £350 -9.09% 18
Kent +9 8 £370 +18.40% 18
Oxfordshire +15 5 £520 +9.47% 4
East Sussex -17 3 £475 +27.52% 2
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 94 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 72 (76.60%) SQL
3 40 (42.55%) T-SQL
3 40 (42.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (38.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (38.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 34 (36.17%) C#
6 32 (34.04%) Microsoft
6 32 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (29.79%) Windows
8 27 (28.72%) ETL
8 27 (28.72%) Finance
9 26 (27.66%) SQL Server 2014
10 25 (26.60%) Windows Server
10 25 (26.60%) Migration
11 21 (22.34%) .NET
12 20 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (20.21%) Oracle
14 17 (18.09%) Data Migration
14 17 (18.09%) SC Cleared
14 17 (18.09%) Security Cleared
14 17 (18.09%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (18.09%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (17.02%) TDD
16 15 (15.96%) PowerShell
17 14 (14.89%) Subversion
17 14 (14.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 13 (13.83%) JSON
18 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
18 13 (13.83%) XML

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 (3.19%) Apache
1 3 (3.19%) JBoss
1 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
1 3 (3.19%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.06%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.06%) Sage BI
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.19%) Azure Data Factory
2 3 (3.19%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (4.26%) Firewall
2 4 (4.26%) LAN
3 2 (2.13%) PuTTY
3 2 (2.13%) SAN
3 2 (2.13%) WinSCP
4 1 (1.06%) DNS
4 1 (1.06%) Internet
4 1 (1.06%) SMS
4 1 (1.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (42.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (38.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 36 (38.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (27.66%) SQL Server 2014
5 17 (18.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (14.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (10.64%) Power BI
9 8 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (6.38%) DTS
10 6 (6.38%) MongoDB
10 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database
11 4 (4.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (4.26%) Big Data
11 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (4.26%) OLAP
11 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (14.89%) Subversion
2 12 (12.77%) JIRA
3 9 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (7.45%) Git (software)
5 6 (6.38%) Selenium
6 4 (4.26%) IntelliJ
7 3 (3.19%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.19%) JUnit
7 3 (3.19%) MSTest
7 3 (3.19%) NUnit
7 3 (3.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (2.13%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.13%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (2.13%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.13%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.13%) Toad
8 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 27 (28.72%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Back Office
3 2 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (1.06%) Legal
4 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (48.94%) Developer
2 23 (24.47%) DBA
2 23 (24.47%) SQL DBA
2 23 (24.47%) SQL Developer
3 17 (18.09%) .NET Developer
4 16 (17.02%) SQL Server DBA
5 13 (13.83%) ETL Developer
5 13 (13.83%) SQL Server Developer
6 9 (9.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (8.51%) Oracle Developer
7 8 (8.51%) Oracle ETL Developer
7 8 (8.51%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 8 (8.51%) Senior DBA
7 8 (8.51%) Senior SQL DBA
7 8 (8.51%) Senior SQL Server DBA
8 7 (7.45%) Architect
8 7 (7.45%) C# Developer
8 7 (7.45%) SSIS Developer
9 6 (6.38%) Production DBA
9 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Production DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (22.34%) .NET
2 13 (13.83%) JSON
2 13 (13.83%) XML
3 11 (11.70%) .NET Framework
4 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET
4 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (6.38%) AngularJS
5 6 (6.38%) WPF
6 5 (5.32%) WCF
7 4 (4.26%) .NET Core
7 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (4.26%) CSS
7 4 (4.26%) Entity Framework
7 4 (4.26%) Enzyme
7 4 (4.26%) Jest
7 4 (4.26%) Play Framework
7 4 (4.26%) Redux
7 4 (4.26%) REST
7 4 (4.26%) RESTful
7 4 (4.26%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Clustering
2 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.57%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (8.51%) Data Centre
4 8 (8.51%) Reference Data
5 6 (6.38%) Reinsurance
6 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.26%) Replication
7 3 (3.19%) Private Cloud
7 3 (3.19%) Social Network
8 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.79%) Windows
2 25 (26.60%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.19%) Linux
4 3 (3.19%) Unix
4 3 (3.19%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (28.72%) ETL
3 25 (26.60%) Migration
4 20 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (18.09%) Data Migration
5 17 (18.09%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (17.02%) TDD
7 12 (12.77%) BDD
8 11 (11.70%) Test Automation
9 10 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (9.57%) Scrum
11 8 (8.51%) Data Mapping
11 8 (8.51%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 7 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (7.45%) Data Transformation
12 7 (7.45%) Deployment Automation
12 7 (7.45%) MVC
13 6 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (6.38%) ITIL
13 6 (6.38%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 72 (76.60%) SQL
2 40 (42.55%) T-SQL
3 34 (36.17%) C#
4 15 (15.96%) PowerShell
5 9 (9.57%) PL/SQL
6 6 (6.38%) Java
7 5 (5.32%) VB.NET
8 4 (4.26%) Scala
8 4 (4.26%) TypeScript
9 3 (3.19%) VB
10 2 (2.13%) F#
10 2 (2.13%) VBA
11 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (18.09%) SC Cleared
1 17 (18.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.26%) Degree
3 2 (2.13%) ISEB
3 2 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.06%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.06%) MCITP
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.57%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.19%) GDPR
2 3 (3.19%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.19%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.38%) Docker
3 4 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.19%) vSphere
5 2 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.06%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (5.32%) SCCM
3 4 (4.26%) Puppet
4 3 (3.19%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (3.19%) SCOM
5 2 (2.13%) HP ALM
5 2 (2.13%) WSUS
6 1 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) Foglight
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 32 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.21%) Oracle
3 9 (9.57%) VMware
4 8 (8.51%) Talend
5 5 (5.32%) Google
5 5 (5.32%) Veeam
5 5 (5.32%) webMethods
6 4 (4.26%) SAP
7 3 (3.19%) BMC
7 3 (3.19%) Facebook
7 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.19%) ServiceNow
7 3 (3.19%) Twitter
8 2 (2.13%) HP
8 2 (2.13%) Sage
8 2 (2.13%) Software AG
8 2 (2.13%) Sun
9 1 (1.06%) Citrix
9 1 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.06%) Tableau