Period
to 11 August 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 11 August 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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 177 270 295
Rank change year-on-year +93 +25 +15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 15 93 92
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.63% 0.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.56% 3.28% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 80 47
Median daily rate £410 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £350 £306 £324
90th Percentile £565 £569 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £54.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +143.33% -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £43.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +20.00% +134.08% +9.94%

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 960 2,836 3,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.70% 19.26% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 1,747 2,250
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +7.36%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £615 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 77 52
Median hourly rate £45.75 £47.69 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.07% +17.75% +109.90%
10th Percentile £22.28 £18.00 £12.13
90th Percentile £68.75 £72.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -3.23%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the South East.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in the South East

SQL Server 2016
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the South East over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 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 +73 10 £410 -3.53%
Berkshire +65 5 £400 -5.88%
Buckinghamshire +33 5 £410 -3.30%
Hampshire +61 2 £363 -17.14% 1
West Sussex +28 2 £569 +37.88%
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 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 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (46.67%) .NET
6 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
6 6 (40.00%) ITIL
6 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (40.00%) High Availability
7 5 (33.33%) Azure
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (33.33%) Windows
7 5 (33.33%) C#
7 5 (33.33%) Linux
7 5 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2017
8 4 (26.67%) HTML
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle
8 4 (26.67%) CSS
8 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (26.67%) DevOps
8 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services

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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Azure
2 2 (13.33%) AWS
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (6.67%) IaaS
3 1 (6.67%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2017
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (13.33%) PolyBase
8 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (6.67%) MySQL
9 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
9 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (6.67%) Power BI
9 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
9 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Public Sector
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) DBA
2 7 (46.67%) SQL DBA
3 4 (26.67%) Developer
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Administrator
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared DBA
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Lead C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (13.33%) CSS3
4 2 (13.33%) HTML5
4 2 (13.33%) LINQ
4 2 (13.33%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) XSLT
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Core
5 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.67%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (13.33%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) AIX
2 1 (6.67%) HPUX
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) High Availability
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (26.67%) DevOps
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Benchmarking
4 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (20.00%) Decision-Making
4 3 (20.00%) MVC
4 3 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Atlassian
4 2 (13.33%) Computacenter
5 1 (6.67%) Sybase
5 1 (6.67%) Telerik