Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 808 -
Rank change year-on-year +274 - -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 359 71 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.067% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.65% 0.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 273 53 0
UK median daily rate £425 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 -
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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 21813 23762 26508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.41% 22.28% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14564 15901 17441
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 386 387
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £29.94 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.20% +1.49% +8.26%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £13.65
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.56 £52.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.08 £29.01 £29.75
% change year-on-year +7.11% -2.48% +19.00%

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 24 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Top 14 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 24 September 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 +285 346 £425 +13.33% 99
London +162 182 £450 +12.50% 16
UK excluding London +169 178 £388 +3.33% 90
South East +65 57 £400 +1.59% 32
North of England +114 45 £388 +3.33% 16
Midlands +39 36 £375 -23.08% 13
Yorkshire +65 24 £388 +3.33% 5
South West +24 22 £375 +19.52% 10
West Midlands +42 21 £372 +11.73% 6
North West +36 21 £388 +5.08% 11
East Midlands +2 15 £406 -18.75% 7
Scotland +31 8 £375 +10.29% 3
Wales 0 5 £221 -49.49% 4
East of England -4 5 £375 - 12

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 359 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 250 (69.64%) SQL
3 160 (44.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 159 (44.29%) Microsoft
5 133 (37.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 126 (35.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 124 (34.54%) Business Intelligence
8 120 (33.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 116 (32.31%) T-SQL
10 103 (28.69%) Microsoft Azure
11 98 (27.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 97 (27.02%) C#
12 97 (27.02%) SQL Server 2014
13 96 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
14 90 (25.07%) Data Warehouse
15 89 (24.79%) ETL
16 84 (23.40%) .NET
17 82 (22.84%) Finance
18 66 (18.38%) Windows
19 61 (16.99%) MVC
20 55 (15.32%) Team Foundation Server
21 52 (14.48%) Power BI
22 50 (13.93%) Visual Studio
23 46 (12.81%) ASP.NET
24 44 (12.26%) Migration
24 44 (12.26%) Performance Tuning
25 42 (11.70%) Analytics
26 41 (11.42%) ASP.NET MVC
27 39 (10.86%) Git (software)
27 39 (10.86%) PowerShell

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 22 (6.13%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.46%) IIS
3 11 (3.06%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.67%) Apache
5 6 (1.67%) SAS
6 5 (1.39%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.56%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.56%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 103 (28.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.34%) Office 365
4 10 (2.79%) PaaS
5 8 (2.23%) IaaS
6 7 (1.95%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (1.11%) GitHub
8 3 (0.84%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.13%) SAN
2 17 (4.74%) Firewall
3 11 (3.06%) NAS
4 6 (1.67%) VPN
5 5 (1.39%) SSL
6 4 (1.11%) HTTP
7 3 (0.84%) DNS
7 3 (0.84%) Skype
8 2 (0.56%) LAN
8 2 (0.56%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.56%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.56%) VLAN
8 2 (0.56%) WAN
8 2 (0.56%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.28%) DHCP
9 1 (0.28%) DMZ
9 1 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 160 (44.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 133 (37.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 126 (35.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 120 (33.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 98 (27.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 97 (27.02%) SQL Server 2014
8 90 (25.07%) Data Warehouse
9 52 (14.48%) Power BI
10 39 (10.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 34 (9.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 29 (8.08%) OLAP
13 28 (7.80%) QlikView
14 18 (5.01%) Relational Database
15 15 (4.18%) Azure SQL Database
16 14 (3.90%) OLAP Cube
17 13 (3.62%) Big Data
17 13 (3.62%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (3.62%) SQL Server 2000
18 11 (3.06%) DTS
Development Applications
1 55 (15.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (13.93%) Visual Studio
3 39 (10.86%) Git (software)
4 18 (5.01%) Octopus Deploy
5 14 (3.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (3.06%) NUnit
7 6 (1.67%) Ant
7 6 (1.67%) Moq
7 6 (1.67%) Selenium
7 6 (1.67%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.11%) Maven
8 4 (1.11%) MSBuild
8 4 (1.11%) MSTest
8 4 (1.11%) webpack
9 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.56%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.56%) ERwin
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.56%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.56%) TestNG
General
1 82 (22.84%) Finance
2 35 (9.75%) Banking
3 25 (6.96%) Investment Banking
4 20 (5.57%) Law
5 14 (3.90%) Marketing
6 11 (3.06%) Legal
7 10 (2.79%) Retail
8 8 (2.23%) Back Office
9 7 (1.95%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.67%) Local Government
11 4 (1.11%) Publishing
12 2 (0.56%) Electronics
12 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.56%) Front Office
12 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.28%) Advertising
13 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 196 (54.60%) Developer
2 83 (23.12%) SQL Developer
3 74 (20.61%) DBA
4 71 (19.78%) SQL DBA
5 65 (18.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 48 (13.37%) .NET Developer
7 44 (12.26%) C# Developer
8 42 (11.70%) SQL Server Developer
9 30 (8.36%) C# .NET Developer
9 30 (8.36%) SQL Server DBA
10 27 (7.52%) Architect
10 27 (7.52%) SSIS Developer
11 26 (7.24%) ASP.NET Developer
11 26 (7.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 25 (6.96%) SQL BI Developer
13 24 (6.69%) SSRS Developer
14 23 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 20 (5.57%) Consultant
16 19 (5.29%) Administrator
17 18 (5.01%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (23.40%) .NET
2 46 (12.81%) ASP.NET
3 41 (11.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 38 (10.58%) MDX
5 34 (9.47%) HTML
6 29 (8.08%) .NET Framework
7 24 (6.69%) AngularJS
7 24 (6.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 24 (6.69%) Web Services
8 22 (6.13%) Entity Framework
8 22 (6.13%) WCF
9 21 (5.85%) HTML5
10 20 (5.57%) RESTful
11 19 (5.29%) jQuery
11 19 (5.29%) KnockoutJS
12 16 (4.46%) XML
13 15 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 15 (4.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 14 (3.90%) CSS
14 14 (3.90%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.58%) Clustering
2 25 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.41%) Replication
4 17 (4.74%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (3.34%) Data Centre
5 12 (3.34%) Fintech
5 12 (3.34%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.51%) Equities
7 7 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.95%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.11%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.11%) NHS
8 4 (1.11%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.56%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.56%) Blog
9 2 (0.56%) Linked Data
9 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.56%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.28%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 66 (18.38%) Windows
2 38 (10.58%) Windows Server
3 22 (6.13%) Linux
4 20 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (3.34%) Windows Vista
7 11 (3.06%) Solaris
7 11 (3.06%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.39%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.84%) Unix
11 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.56%) CentOS
11 2 (0.56%) Debian
11 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.28%) AIX
12 1 (0.28%) Android
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (34.54%) Business Intelligence
2 96 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (24.79%) ETL
4 61 (16.99%) MVC
5 44 (12.26%) Migration
5 44 (12.26%) Performance Tuning
6 42 (11.70%) Analytics
7 39 (10.86%) Kimball Methodology
8 33 (9.19%) TDD
9 28 (7.80%) Data Modelling
10 26 (7.24%) ITIL
11 22 (6.13%) Mathematics
12 21 (5.85%) Asset Management
12 21 (5.85%) DevOps
13 20 (5.57%) High Availability
13 20 (5.57%) SDLC
14 19 (5.29%) Scrum
15 18 (5.01%) Data Management
16 17 (4.74%) Test Automation
16 17 (4.74%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 250 (69.64%) SQL
2 116 (32.31%) T-SQL
3 97 (27.02%) C#
4 39 (10.86%) PowerShell
5 35 (9.75%) JavaScript
6 25 (6.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 11 (3.06%) Python
8 7 (1.95%) F#
8 7 (1.95%) Java
9 5 (1.39%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.11%) ES6
10 4 (1.11%) R
10 4 (1.11%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.11%) VB
11 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.56%) Perl
11 2 (0.56%) U-SQL
12 1 (0.28%) Ruby
12 1 (0.28%) VBScript
12 1 (0.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 33 (9.19%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.80%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (5.29%) MCITP
4 19 (5.29%) MCSE
5 14 (3.90%) Degree
6 9 (2.51%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.95%) CCNA
8 7 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.67%) CCSP
10 5 (1.39%) CFA
11 2 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.56%) GSAE
12 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.28%) MCSA
12 1 (0.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.51%) QA
2 7 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.39%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.28%) HL7
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (8.08%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.90%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.23%) Docker
5 5 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.84%) vSphere
6 3 (0.84%) XenApp
7 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.56%) Xen
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (5.57%) SCCM
1 20 (5.57%) SCOM
2 16 (4.46%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (1.39%) SCOrch
4 5 (1.39%) SCSM
4 5 (1.39%) vMotion
5 3 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.56%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.56%) Puppet
6 2 (0.56%) WSUS
7 1 (0.28%) Ansible
7 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.28%) Terraform
7 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 159 (44.29%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.91%) Oracle
3 31 (8.64%) VMware
4 19 (5.29%) Tableau
5 18 (5.01%) Citrix
6 16 (4.46%) HP
7 13 (3.62%) RedGate
8 11 (3.06%) StorageTek
8 11 (3.06%) Sun
9 7 (1.95%) DevExpress
10 5 (1.39%) Barracuda Networks
10 5 (1.39%) Juniper
10 5 (1.39%) WatchGuard
11 4 (1.11%) Apigee
11 4 (1.11%) Cognos
11 4 (1.11%) ESRI
11 4 (1.11%) IBM
12 3 (0.84%) SAP
12 3 (0.84%) Splunk
13 2 (0.56%) EMC