Period
to 25 January 2020

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 25 January 2020 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 231 297 322
Rank change year-on-year +66 +25 +29
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 79 84 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.69% 0.53% 0.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.44% 2.46% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 62 44
South East median daily rate £430 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +13.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £366 £313 £301
90th Percentile £525 £523 £496
England median daily rate £430 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.71% +2.94% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £19.48 - -
England median hourly rate £20.17 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +15.23% - -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 2,294 3,414 3,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.08% 21.41% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,432 2,191 2,149
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -2.06% +2.11% +9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 42 41
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -22.22% +158.62%
10th Percentile £16.00 £19.88 £15.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £57.09 £50.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £30.95
% change year-on-year -7.14% +13.09% +12.55%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020. 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 +38 45 £444 +1.43% 15
Berkshire +30 34 £450 -10.00% 3
Hampshire +43 12 £463 +21.31% 10
Buckinghamshire +20 11 £400 +1.72% 6
Kent +16 11 £430 +18.62% 11
Surrey +44 9 £400 -8.57% 11
West Sussex +10 2 £413 - 5
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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 79 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (62.03%) SQL
3 41 (51.90%) Microsoft
4 40 (50.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 38 (48.10%) Windows
6 35 (44.30%) Azure
7 31 (39.24%) .NET
8 26 (32.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (30.38%) Security Cleared
9 24 (30.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 23 (29.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (29.11%) C#
11 20 (25.32%) Oracle
12 18 (22.78%) Office 365
13 17 (21.52%) SC Cleared
14 16 (20.25%) SharePoint
15 15 (18.99%) Linux
15 15 (18.99%) Migration
15 15 (18.99%) PowerShell
15 15 (18.99%) Windows Server
16 14 (17.72%) SQL Server 2014
16 14 (17.72%) IIS
16 14 (17.72%) Active Directory
17 13 (16.46%) ASP.NET
17 13 (16.46%) T-SQL
17 13 (16.46%) VMware
17 13 (16.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 13 (16.46%) Hyper-V
18 12 (15.19%) JavaScript
18 12 (15.19%) ETL

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 16 (20.25%) SharePoint
2 14 (17.72%) IIS
3 6 (7.59%) K2 blackpearl
3 6 (7.59%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.06%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.80%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.27%) Apache
7 1 (1.27%) CMS
7 1 (1.27%) DNN
7 1 (1.27%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.27%) Immediacy CMS
7 1 (1.27%) Kentico
7 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.27%) Sitefinity
7 1 (1.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.33%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 35 (44.30%) Azure
2 18 (22.78%) Office 365
3 10 (12.66%) PaaS
4 9 (11.39%) IaaS
5 7 (8.86%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (7.59%) AWS
6 6 (7.59%) GCP
7 5 (6.33%) Power Platform
8 3 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (2.53%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.66%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.86%) DNS
2 7 (8.86%) SMTP
3 6 (7.59%) HTTP
4 5 (6.33%) DHCP
5 4 (5.06%) Skype
6 3 (3.80%) Internet
6 3 (3.80%) PuTTY
6 3 (3.80%) WinSCP
7 2 (2.53%) 802.11
7 2 (2.53%) IPsec
7 2 (2.53%) LAN
7 2 (2.53%) MPLS
7 2 (2.53%) WAN
8 1 (1.27%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.27%) Multicast
8 1 (1.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (50.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (32.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (30.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (17.72%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (16.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (8.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (7.59%) Big Data
8 6 (7.59%) Spatial Data
9 5 (6.33%) Power BI
10 4 (5.06%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (5.06%) NoSQL
11 3 (3.80%) Hadoop
11 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
11 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (3.80%) RDBMS
11 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
11 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.06%) Selenium
3 4 (5.06%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.80%) Ant
4 3 (3.80%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.80%) HP UFT
4 3 (3.80%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (3.80%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.80%) TestNG
5 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Public Sector
3 6 (7.59%) German Language
4 5 (6.33%) Banking
5 4 (5.06%) Italian Language
6 3 (3.80%) Back Office
6 3 (3.80%) French Language
6 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.53%) Retail
7 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (34.18%) Developer
2 10 (12.66%) DBA
2 10 (12.66%) SQL DBA
2 10 (12.66%) SQL Developer
3 9 (11.39%) .NET Developer
4 8 (10.13%) Consultant
5 7 (8.86%) Architect
5 7 (8.86%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Applications Architect
6 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.06%) SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 3 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.80%) SharePoint Specialist
9 3 (3.80%) SQL Server DBA
9 3 (3.80%) SSIS Developer
10 2 (2.53%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (39.24%) .NET
2 13 (16.46%) ASP.NET
3 10 (12.66%) Web Services
4 9 (11.39%) XML
5 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (10.13%) HTML
6 7 (8.86%) .NET Framework
6 7 (8.86%) JDBC
6 7 (8.86%) ODBC
7 6 (7.59%) 802.1X
7 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 5 (6.33%) .NET Core
9 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (3.80%) Kafka
9 3 (3.80%) RESTful
10 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.53%) HTML5
10 2 (2.53%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (2.53%) Ultra Messaging
11 1 (1.27%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Clustering
2 5 (6.33%) Data Structures
2 5 (6.33%) PKI
2 5 (6.33%) Virtual Team
3 4 (5.06%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.53%) NHS
4 2 (2.53%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.53%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.27%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 38 (48.10%) Windows
2 23 (29.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (18.99%) Linux
3 15 (18.99%) Windows Server
4 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (10.13%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.06%) VMS
6 4 (5.06%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.06%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.80%) Unix
7 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) Migration
2 12 (15.19%) ETL
3 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (13.92%) Change Management
4 9 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (11.39%) High Availability
4 9 (11.39%) ITIL
5 8 (10.13%) CRM
5 8 (10.13%) Memory Management
5 8 (10.13%) MVC
6 7 (8.86%) ITSM
6 7 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (7.59%) Service Management
7 6 (7.59%) Workflow
8 5 (6.33%) Capacity Management
8 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (6.33%) ITIL V3
8 5 (6.33%) Process Improvement
8 5 (6.33%) Product Roadmap
8 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 49 (62.03%) SQL
2 23 (29.11%) C#
3 15 (18.99%) PowerShell
4 13 (16.46%) T-SQL
5 12 (15.19%) JavaScript
6 8 (10.13%) Python
6 8 (10.13%) R
7 6 (7.59%) PHP
7 6 (7.59%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.80%) F#
8 3 (3.80%) Java
9 2 (2.53%) Perl
10 1 (1.27%) C
10 1 (1.27%) PHP 7
10 1 (1.27%) Ruby
10 1 (1.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 24 (30.38%) Security Cleared
2 17 (21.52%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.86%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.33%) Degree
5 3 (3.80%) ISEB
5 3 (3.80%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.27%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.27%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) GDPR
3 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (17.72%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.46%) Hyper-V
3 11 (13.92%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (7.59%) XenApp
6 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (5.06%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (5.06%) vSphere
6 4 (5.06%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.80%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.53%) Docker
9 1 (1.27%) Apache Flume
9 1 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (1.27%) LXC
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (5.06%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (5.06%) SCOM
3 3 (3.80%) HP ALM
3 3 (3.80%) SCCM
4 2 (2.53%) Ansible
4 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.53%) Puppet
5 1 (1.27%) Ambari
5 1 (1.27%) Consul
5 1 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (1.27%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.27%) Mesos
5 1 (1.27%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 41 (51.90%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.32%) Oracle
3 13 (16.46%) VMware
4 9 (11.39%) Citrix
5 8 (10.13%) HP
6 6 (7.59%) Google
7 4 (5.06%) CA
7 4 (5.06%) Clearswift
7 4 (5.06%) Dell
7 4 (5.06%) EMC
7 4 (5.06%) Juniper
8 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.80%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.80%) Software AG
8 3 (3.80%) Teradata
8 3 (3.80%) webMethods
9 2 (2.53%) Aruba
9 2 (2.53%) Cisco
9 2 (2.53%) Splunk
9 2 (2.53%) Xamarin