Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 509 472 547
Rank change year-on-year -37 +75 +314
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 350 504 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.49% 0.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.71% 2.15% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 370 233
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £325 £320 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £18.29 £16.75 £16.50
90th Percentile £55.70 £23.25 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.67 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +88.33% +17.65% -

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 20,446 23,429 21,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.21% 22.69% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,983 16,343 14,199
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 244 268
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% +8.77%
10th Percentile £14.27 £14.08 £11.17
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% +5.47% +6.30%

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 23 July 2019.

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 23 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the UK

SQL Server 2016
Top 16 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 23 July 2019. 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 -55 337 £425 - 252
UK excluding London +11 201 £400 +2.56% 212
London -56 143 £460 -3.16% 62
South East +1 82 £413 +4.43% 45
Midlands +26 48 £424 +5.94% 28
North of England +8 33 £350 -2.78% 75
East Midlands +29 32 £400 +4.92% 14
West Midlands +10 16 £485 +15.82% 13
South West -23 16 £425 -1.45% 25
Yorkshire +19 15 £350 - 24
East of England +6 12 £375 -6.25% 17
North West +13 11 £350 -6.67% 50
North East +23 7 £338 -3.57% 1
Scotland +18 5 £425 +6.25% 9
Wales -3 4 £500 +43.88% 12
Northern Ireland - 1 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 350 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 255 (72.86%) SQL
3 156 (44.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 136 (38.86%) Microsoft
5 134 (38.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 121 (34.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 97 (27.71%) Business Intelligence
8 94 (26.86%) Windows
9 92 (26.29%) T-SQL
9 92 (26.29%) .NET
10 90 (25.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 89 (25.43%) SQL Server 2014
12 87 (24.86%) ETL
13 86 (24.57%) C#
13 86 (24.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 79 (22.57%) Data Warehouse
14 79 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
15 67 (19.14%) Migration
16 62 (17.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 61 (17.43%) Security Cleared
17 61 (17.43%) Finance
18 55 (15.71%) Power BI
18 55 (15.71%) Power Platform
19 52 (14.86%) SC Cleared
20 47 (13.43%) MVC
21 46 (13.14%) Windows Server
22 45 (12.86%) ASP.NET
22 45 (12.86%) PowerShell
22 45 (12.86%) .NET Framework
23 41 (11.71%) Performance Tuning

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 31 (8.86%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.86%) MS Exchange
3 23 (6.57%) IIS
4 17 (4.86%) Apache
5 5 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.14%) Confluence
6 4 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.14%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.86%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.86%) K2 blackpearl
7 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.57%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.29%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.29%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.86%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.29%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 121 (34.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (15.71%) Power Platform
3 31 (8.86%) Office 365
4 30 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (3.71%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (3.71%) PaaS
6 12 (3.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (3.14%) IaaS
8 6 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.14%) SaaS
9 4 (1.14%) Slack
10 3 (0.86%) GitHub
11 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.71%) SAN
2 8 (2.29%) Firewall
3 7 (2.00%) SMTP
4 5 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.14%) DNS
5 4 (1.14%) NAS
6 3 (0.86%) DHCP
6 3 (0.86%) HTTP
6 3 (0.86%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.86%) Multicast
6 3 (0.86%) SSL
6 3 (0.86%) VPN
7 2 (0.57%) LAN
7 2 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.57%) Skype
7 2 (0.57%) WAN
7 2 (0.57%) Wireless
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 156 (44.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 134 (38.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 90 (25.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 89 (25.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 86 (24.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 79 (22.57%) Data Warehouse
8 62 (17.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 55 (15.71%) Power BI
10 28 (8.00%) Relational Database
11 25 (7.14%) MySQL
12 22 (6.29%) Azure SQL Database
12 22 (6.29%) SQL Server 2005
13 20 (5.71%) SQL Server 2017
14 14 (4.00%) Big Data
15 12 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (3.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 10 (2.86%) Hadoop
17 10 (2.86%) RDBMS
18 9 (2.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 22 (6.29%) JIRA
1 22 (6.29%) Visual Studio
2 19 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.71%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (2.29%) Bitbucket
5 8 (2.29%) Subversion
6 5 (1.43%) Selenium
7 4 (1.14%) Hudson
8 3 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.86%) ERwin
8 3 (0.86%) Sourcetree
9 2 (0.57%) NUnit
9 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.57%) Xcode
10 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.29%) Moq
10 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 61 (17.43%) Finance
2 17 (4.86%) Retail
3 15 (4.29%) Banking
4 10 (2.86%) Law
5 9 (2.57%) Back Office
6 8 (2.29%) Marketing
7 5 (1.43%) Local Government
8 4 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.14%) Publishing
9 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.57%) French Language
10 2 (0.57%) Front Office
10 2 (0.57%) German Language
10 2 (0.57%) Military
10 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Legal
11 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 174 (49.71%) Developer
2 72 (20.57%) SQL Developer
3 64 (18.29%) DBA
4 58 (16.57%) SQL DBA
5 47 (13.43%) .NET Developer
6 32 (9.14%) SQL Server DBA
7 30 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 24 (6.86%) C# Developer
9 22 (6.29%) Administrator
9 22 (6.29%) Senior Developer
10 21 (6.00%) SQL Server Developer
11 18 (5.14%) Analyst
12 17 (4.86%) Architect
13 15 (4.29%) Consultant
14 13 (3.71%) C# .NET Developer
14 13 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (3.71%) SSIS Developer
15 12 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 12 (3.43%) ETL Developer
16 11 (3.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (26.29%) .NET
2 45 (12.86%) .NET Framework
2 45 (12.86%) ASP.NET
3 38 (10.86%) AngularJS
4 29 (8.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 28 (8.00%) CSS
6 26 (7.43%) Entity Framework
6 26 (7.43%) HTML
7 25 (7.14%) XML
8 24 (6.86%) ASP.NET Web API
9 21 (6.00%) .NET Core
10 19 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 18 (5.14%) jQuery
11 18 (5.14%) RESTful
12 17 (4.86%) Web Services
13 14 (4.00%) HTML5
13 14 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (3.43%) WCF
15 11 (3.14%) Angular 2
15 11 (3.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.71%) Replication
2 22 (6.29%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.00%) Clustering
5 13 (3.71%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (3.43%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.29%) Reinsurance
8 6 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.43%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.43%) Reference Data
9 5 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.14%) NHS
10 4 (1.14%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.57%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.57%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.57%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.57%) User Experience
12 1 (0.29%) Market Risk
12 1 (0.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 94 (26.86%) Windows
2 46 (13.14%) Windows Server
3 30 (8.57%) Linux
4 25 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (3.43%) Unix
7 8 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.43%) Solaris
8 5 (1.43%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.14%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.86%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.86%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.57%) Android
11 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (27.71%) Business Intelligence
2 87 (24.86%) ETL
3 79 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (19.14%) Migration
5 47 (13.43%) MVC
6 41 (11.71%) Performance Tuning
7 31 (8.86%) Data Migration
8 30 (8.57%) Data Modelling
8 30 (8.57%) TDD
9 27 (7.71%) BDD
10 21 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (6.00%) SDLC
11 20 (5.71%) Data Analysis
11 20 (5.71%) Unit Testing
12 19 (5.43%) High Availability
13 18 (5.14%) Analytics
14 17 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 17 (4.86%) ITIL
15 16 (4.57%) Data Transformation
15 16 (4.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 255 (72.86%) SQL
2 92 (26.29%) T-SQL
3 86 (24.57%) C#
4 45 (12.86%) PowerShell
5 30 (8.57%) JavaScript
6 25 (7.14%) Python
7 17 (4.86%) R
8 10 (2.86%) PHP
9 9 (2.57%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.57%) VB
9 9 (2.57%) VBA
10 8 (2.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 8 (2.29%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.00%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.71%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.43%) Perl
14 4 (1.14%) Java
14 4 (1.14%) VBScript
15 3 (0.86%) C++
16 2 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 61 (17.43%) Security Cleared
2 52 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (5.14%) Degree
5 17 (4.86%) MCSE
6 13 (3.71%) MCITP
7 12 (3.43%) MCSA
8 9 (2.57%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.43%) MCP
10 4 (1.14%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.86%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 2 (0.57%) CCNA
12 2 (0.57%) CCSP
12 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.57%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.57%) MCTS
12 2 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.00%) QA
2 6 (1.71%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.43%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 32 (9.14%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (3.71%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.43%) Shibboleth
5 12 (3.43%) VMware NSX
6 5 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.86%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.86%) Docker
7 3 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.57%) vSphere
9 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (6.57%) SCCM
2 16 (4.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 14 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
4 13 (3.71%) SCOM
5 12 (3.43%) WSUS
6 4 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.86%) Ansible
7 3 (0.86%) Consul
7 3 (0.86%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.86%) Mesos
7 3 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.86%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.86%) Puppet
8 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.57%) SCSM
8 2 (0.57%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 136 (38.86%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.86%) VMware
3 32 (9.14%) Oracle
4 17 (4.86%) Tableau
5 11 (3.14%) Citrix
6 10 (2.86%) Cisco
6 10 (2.86%) SAP
6 10 (2.86%) Sony
7 5 (1.43%) EMC
7 5 (1.43%) Splunk
8 4 (1.14%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.14%) Google
8 4 (1.14%) HP
8 4 (1.14%) IBM
8 4 (1.14%) Talend
9 3 (0.86%) Dell
9 3 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.86%) Sun
9 3 (0.86%) Sybase
9 3 (0.86%) Telerik