Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 November 2017 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
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 480 775 -
Rank change year-on-year +295 - -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 450 106 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.10% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.97% 0.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 338 73 0
UK median daily rate £425 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 -
% change year-on-year +3.23% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.73% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year -32.73% - -

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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 22785 23660 26437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.09% 22.59% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15575 15682 17425
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 368 408
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -1.75% +14.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.44 £52.05 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.67% +31.32%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
England +296 435 £425 -5.56% 161
London +170 229 £450 -2.70% 31
UK excluding London +167 221 £400 +3.23% 138
South East +68 76 £400 - 40
North of England +93 52 £400 +4.92% 45
Midlands +18 33 £413 -13.16% 13
Yorkshire +52 32 £438 +16.67% 15
South West +20 32 £388 +13.97% 12
West Midlands +25 22 £406 +19.93% 4
North West +33 18 £388 +5.08% 19
East of England +3 14 £400 +6.67% 20
East Midlands -5 11 £413 -17.50% 9
Wales +20 10 £167 -61.83% 5
Scotland -3 4 £450 +12.50% 3
North East +66 2 £481 +24.19% 11

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2016 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 450 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 310 (68.89%) SQL
3 209 (46.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 197 (43.78%) Microsoft
5 172 (38.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 169 (37.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 154 (34.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 153 (34.00%) Business Intelligence
9 144 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 143 (31.78%) T-SQL
11 137 (30.44%) .NET
11 137 (30.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 132 (29.33%) C#
13 120 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 117 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
15 114 (25.33%) Data Warehouse
16 113 (25.11%) ETL
17 94 (20.89%) Finance
18 79 (17.56%) Power BI
19 78 (17.33%) Windows
20 74 (16.44%) Team Foundation Server
21 68 (15.11%) MVC
22 66 (14.67%) Migration
23 61 (13.56%) Visual Studio
24 58 (12.89%) ASP.NET
25 54 (12.00%) TDD
25 54 (12.00%) Windows Server
26 51 (11.33%) Kimball Methodology
26 51 (11.33%) Oracle
27 50 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 17 (3.78%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.56%) IIS
3 12 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.33%) Apache
6 5 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.11%) SAS
7 4 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.67%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.44%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.22%) CMS
10 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.89%) SPSS
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.22%) InDesign
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (0.22%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.22%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 6 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (0.22%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.22%) iTrent
3 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 144 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.44%) IaaS
4 9 (2.00%) Office 365
5 7 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
5 7 (1.56%) PaaS
6 3 (0.67%) GitHub
7 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.44%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.56%) Firewall
2 15 (3.33%) PuTTY
2 15 (3.33%) WinSCP
3 14 (3.11%) SAN
4 7 (1.56%) NAS
5 6 (1.33%) VPN
6 5 (1.11%) DNS
6 5 (1.11%) HTTP
6 5 (1.11%) SSL
7 3 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.44%) DHCP
8 2 (0.44%) Internet
8 2 (0.44%) LAN
8 2 (0.44%) VLAN
8 2 (0.44%) WAN
9 1 (0.22%) Extranet
9 1 (0.22%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.22%) Intranet
9 1 (0.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 450 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 209 (46.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 172 (38.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 169 (37.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 154 (34.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 137 (30.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 120 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 114 (25.33%) Data Warehouse
9 79 (17.56%) Power BI
10 36 (8.00%) OLAP
11 30 (6.67%) QlikView
12 29 (6.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 27 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
14 25 (5.56%) Oracle Database
15 20 (4.44%) OLAP Cube
16 19 (4.22%) Relational Database
17 17 (3.78%) Oracle Database 11g
18 16 (3.56%) Oracle Database 10g
19 15 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
20 14 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 74 (16.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 61 (13.56%) Visual Studio
3 44 (9.78%) Git (software)
4 27 (6.00%) Selenium
5 26 (5.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 22 (4.89%) Visual Studio Team System
7 19 (4.22%) NUnit
7 19 (4.22%) SpecFlow
8 16 (3.56%) Ant
9 15 (3.33%) Eclipse
9 15 (3.33%) HP UFT
9 15 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
9 15 (3.33%) TestNG
10 14 (3.11%) SoapUI
11 12 (2.67%) LoadRunner
12 7 (1.56%) Jasmine
13 6 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (1.11%) Moq
14 5 (1.11%) MSTest
15 4 (0.89%) webpack
General
1 94 (20.89%) Finance
2 40 (8.89%) Banking
3 26 (5.78%) Investment Banking
4 19 (4.22%) Law
5 15 (3.33%) Retail
6 12 (2.67%) Legal
7 8 (1.78%) Back Office
8 6 (1.33%) Marketing
8 6 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.11%) Local Government
10 4 (0.89%) Publishing
11 2 (0.44%) Advertising
11 2 (0.44%) Electronics
11 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.44%) Front Office
11 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 267 (59.33%) Developer
2 96 (21.33%) SQL Developer
3 90 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 82 (18.22%) DBA
5 76 (16.89%) SQL DBA
6 66 (14.67%) .NET Developer
6 66 (14.67%) C# Developer
7 41 (9.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 41 (9.11%) SQL Server Developer
8 37 (8.22%) SSIS Developer
9 33 (7.33%) ASP.NET Developer
10 32 (7.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 32 (7.11%) SQL Server DBA
11 31 (6.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 30 (6.67%) SQL BI Developer
13 28 (6.22%) Architect
13 28 (6.22%) SSRS Developer
14 25 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
14 25 (5.56%) Senior Developer
15 24 (5.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (30.44%) .NET
2 58 (12.89%) ASP.NET
3 50 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 47 (10.44%) MDX
5 44 (9.78%) HTML
6 41 (9.11%) Web Services
7 40 (8.89%) WCF
8 38 (8.44%) .NET Framework
8 38 (8.44%) AngularJS
9 32 (7.11%) ASP.NET Web API
10 29 (6.44%) RESTful
11 26 (5.78%) KnockoutJS
12 24 (5.33%) WPF
13 23 (5.11%) XML
14 22 (4.89%) CSS
14 22 (4.89%) HTML5
15 21 (4.67%) Node.js
16 20 (4.44%) ASP.NET Core
17 19 (4.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 19 (4.22%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.33%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (7.11%) Clustering
3 27 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.56%) Fintech
5 21 (4.67%) Replication
6 16 (3.56%) Equities
7 12 (2.67%) Fixed Income
8 10 (2.22%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.56%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.33%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.33%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.33%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.11%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.11%) NHS
12 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.67%) Reference Data
14 2 (0.44%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.44%) Blog
14 2 (0.44%) Linked Data
14 2 (0.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 78 (17.33%) Windows
2 54 (12.00%) Windows Server
3 35 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (6.67%) Linux
5 15 (3.33%) Windows 10
6 14 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.78%) Solaris
8 8 (1.78%) Windows Vista
9 7 (1.56%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.89%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.22%) Android
12 1 (0.22%) Unix
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (34.00%) Business Intelligence
2 117 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (25.11%) ETL
4 68 (15.11%) MVC
5 66 (14.67%) Migration
6 54 (12.00%) TDD
7 51 (11.33%) Kimball Methodology
8 49 (10.89%) Performance Tuning
9 45 (10.00%) Data Modelling
10 35 (7.78%) Test Automation
11 34 (7.56%) Analytics
12 29 (6.44%) Unit Testing
13 25 (5.56%) Mathematics
14 24 (5.33%) ITIL
14 24 (5.33%) Scrum
14 24 (5.33%) SDLC
15 22 (4.89%) MVVM
16 21 (4.67%) Asset Management
16 21 (4.67%) Dimensional Modelling
16 21 (4.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 310 (68.89%) SQL
2 143 (31.78%) T-SQL
3 132 (29.33%) C#
4 47 (10.44%) JavaScript
5 40 (8.89%) PowerShell
6 37 (8.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 27 (6.00%) F#
8 19 (4.22%) Java
9 13 (2.89%) Python
10 11 (2.44%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.78%) R
11 8 (1.78%) VBA
12 4 (0.89%) ES6
12 4 (0.89%) Perl
13 3 (0.67%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.44%) Scala
15 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.22%) Ruby
15 1 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 45 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.11%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.56%) Degree
4 24 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (4.22%) MCSE
6 17 (3.78%) MCITP
7 8 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.78%) ISEB
7 8 (1.78%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.33%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.11%) CCNA
9 5 (1.11%) CFA
9 5 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.89%) CCSP
10 4 (0.89%) MCSA
11 2 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.44%) GSAE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.00%) QA
2 8 (1.78%) SLA
3 7 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 31 (6.89%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.78%) Docker
4 15 (3.33%) vSphere
5 13 (2.89%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.33%) XenApp
7 4 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.67%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.44%) Xen
10 1 (0.22%) Firmware
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (4.00%) SCOM
2 15 (3.33%) SCCM
3 12 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (1.11%) SCOrch
4 5 (1.11%) SCSM
4 5 (1.11%) vMotion
5 4 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.44%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.44%) WSUS
8 1 (0.22%) Ansible
8 1 (0.22%) Nagios
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 197 (43.78%) Microsoft
2 51 (11.33%) Oracle
3 42 (9.33%) VMware
4 24 (5.33%) HP
5 23 (5.11%) Tableau
6 19 (4.22%) Citrix
7 16 (3.56%) RedGate
8 14 (3.11%) Red Hat
8 14 (3.11%) Software AG
8 14 (3.11%) webMethods
9 9 (2.00%) SAP
10 7 (1.56%) DevExpress
10 7 (1.56%) StorageTek
10 7 (1.56%) Sun
11 5 (1.11%) Apigee
11 5 (1.11%) Barracuda Networks
11 5 (1.11%) Cognos
11 5 (1.11%) IBM
11 5 (1.11%) Juniper
11 5 (1.11%) WatchGuard