Period
to 21 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 449 688 871
Rank change year-on-year +239 +183 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 488 158 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.16% 0.005%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.20% 0.74% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 103 4
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +16.13% -
10th Percentile £319 £314 £258
90th Percentile £538 £552 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.55% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year -34.55% - -

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 22,149 21,486 24,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.80% 22.38% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,424 14,380 16,276
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 300 401
UK median hourly rate £34.75 £27.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.70% -1.82% -
10th Percentile £15.02 £9.37 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.64 £48.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £24.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +56.12% -7.55% -

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 +256 472 £425 -5.56% 273
London +156 254 £450 -5.26% 73
UK excluding London +126 233 £400 +3.23% 213
South East +59 81 £375 -11.76% 69
North of England +60 47 £400 +10.34% 47
Midlands +12 47 £413 -15.38% 28
West Midlands +12 34 £425 +18.88% 10
South West +24 28 £386 +10.36% 28
Yorkshire +20 28 £375 +3.45% 15
North West +22 17 £400 +33.33% 26
East of England +5 15 £400 +6.67% 28
East Midlands +10 13 £400 -20.00% 18
Wales - 13 £323 - 7
North East +43 2 £481 +24.19% 6
Scotland -28 2 £450 +28.57% 5

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 488 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 334 (68.44%) SQL
3 234 (47.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 212 (43.44%) SQL Server 2014
5 203 (41.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 187 (38.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 185 (37.91%) Microsoft
8 162 (33.20%) Business Intelligence
8 162 (33.20%) Microsoft Azure
9 152 (31.15%) .NET
10 146 (29.92%) C#
11 135 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
12 133 (27.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 127 (26.02%) Data Warehouse
14 124 (25.41%) T-SQL
15 112 (22.95%) SQL Server 2008
16 107 (21.93%) Finance
17 100 (20.49%) ETL
18 85 (17.42%) Windows
19 84 (17.21%) Migration
20 81 (16.60%) TDD
21 76 (15.57%) Power BI
22 60 (12.30%) Oracle
23 59 (12.09%) Greenfield Project
24 58 (11.89%) Windows Server
25 56 (11.48%) WPF
26 53 (10.86%) WCF
26 53 (10.86%) Multithreading
26 53 (10.86%) MVC
27 52 (10.66%) 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 16 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (2.46%) IIS
3 11 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.64%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.43%) Apache
6 4 (0.82%) SAS
6 4 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.61%) Confluence
8 2 (0.41%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.20%) CMS
9 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.20%) JBoss
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.02%) SPSS
6 4 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.20%) InDesign
8 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.20%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.20%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.20%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 8 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.82%) iTrent
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.20%) Relativity
4 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 162 (33.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.64%) IaaS
4 7 (1.43%) PaaS
5 6 (1.23%) Office 365
6 5 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (1.02%) GitHub
7 2 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.41%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.41%) npm
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.20%) SaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Serverless
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.69%) PuTTY
1 18 (3.69%) WinSCP
2 10 (2.05%) Firewall
3 7 (1.43%) DNS
4 4 (0.82%) SAN
5 3 (0.61%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (0.61%) DHCP
5 3 (0.61%) Internet
5 3 (0.61%) Intranet
5 3 (0.61%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.41%) HTTP
6 2 (0.41%) LAN
6 2 (0.41%) NAS
6 2 (0.41%) OpenVPN
6 2 (0.41%) VLAN
6 2 (0.41%) VPN
6 2 (0.41%) WAN
7 1 (0.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 488 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 234 (47.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 212 (43.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 203 (41.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 187 (38.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 133 (27.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 127 (26.02%) Data Warehouse
8 112 (22.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 76 (15.57%) Power BI
10 34 (6.97%) Oracle Database
11 31 (6.35%) Relational Database
12 27 (5.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 24 (4.92%) OLAP
13 24 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
14 20 (4.10%) Oracle Database 10g
14 20 (4.10%) QlikView
14 20 (4.10%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (3.07%) Azure SQL Database
16 12 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (2.46%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 48 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
1 48 (9.84%) Visual Studio
2 33 (6.76%) Selenium
3 30 (6.15%) Git (software)
4 26 (5.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 22 (4.51%) Visual Studio Team System
6 18 (3.69%) Ant
6 18 (3.69%) Eclipse
6 18 (3.69%) NUnit
6 18 (3.69%) Oracle APEX
6 18 (3.69%) SoapUI
6 18 (3.69%) TestNG
7 17 (3.48%) HP UFT
7 17 (3.48%) SpecFlow
8 15 (3.07%) Jenkins
9 14 (2.87%) Jasmine
10 12 (2.46%) LoadRunner
10 12 (2.46%) TeamCity
11 11 (2.25%) Bitbucket
12 7 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 107 (21.93%) Finance
2 20 (4.10%) Banking
3 18 (3.69%) Retail
4 14 (2.87%) Legal
5 7 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.43%) Law
6 6 (1.23%) Front Office
7 5 (1.02%) Advertising
7 5 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.02%) Marketing
8 2 (0.41%) Back Office
8 2 (0.41%) Local Government
8 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.41%) Publishing
9 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.20%) Automotive
9 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.20%) French Language
9 1 (0.20%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 292 (59.84%) Developer
2 106 (21.72%) DBA
3 98 (20.08%) SQL DBA
4 85 (17.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 85 (17.42%) SQL Developer
5 75 (15.37%) C# Developer
6 50 (10.25%) WPF Developer
7 49 (10.04%) SQL Server DBA
8 44 (9.02%) .NET Developer
9 37 (7.58%) C# WPF Developer
10 35 (7.17%) SSIS Developer
11 29 (5.94%) Administrator
11 29 (5.94%) SQL Server Developer
12 27 (5.53%) C# .NET Developer
12 27 (5.53%) SQL BI Developer
13 25 (5.12%) Consultant
14 24 (4.92%) SSRS Developer
15 23 (4.71%) Senior Developer
16 21 (4.30%) Architect
16 21 (4.30%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (31.15%) .NET
2 56 (11.48%) WPF
3 53 (10.86%) WCF
4 37 (7.58%) ASP.NET
4 37 (7.58%) Web Services
5 35 (7.17%) Task Parallel Library
6 32 (6.56%) HTML
7 28 (5.74%) AngularJS
7 28 (5.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (5.53%) .NET Framework
8 27 (5.53%) RESTful
9 25 (5.12%) MDX
10 24 (4.92%) CSS
11 20 (4.10%) Entity Framework
11 20 (4.10%) XML
12 18 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (3.07%) ASP.NET Core
14 14 (2.87%) Aurelia
14 14 (2.87%) Node.js
14 14 (2.87%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.09%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (8.40%) Clustering
3 27 (5.53%) Replication
4 25 (5.12%) Fintech
5 20 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.46%) Equities
7 9 (1.84%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.64%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.23%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.23%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.23%) NHS
11 4 (0.82%) Life Science
12 3 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.61%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.61%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.61%) W3C
12 3 (0.61%) Wiki
13 2 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 85 (17.42%) Windows
2 58 (11.89%) Windows Server
3 45 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (6.15%) Linux
5 21 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.84%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.02%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.82%) CentOS
10 4 (0.82%) Solaris
10 4 (0.82%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.61%) Unix
11 3 (0.61%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.41%) Android
12 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (33.20%) Business Intelligence
2 135 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (20.49%) ETL
4 84 (17.21%) Migration
5 81 (16.60%) TDD
6 53 (10.86%) Multithreading
6 53 (10.86%) MVC
7 52 (10.66%) Performance Tuning
8 51 (10.45%) MVVM
9 47 (9.63%) Data Modelling
9 47 (9.63%) Mathematics
10 46 (9.43%) Analytics
11 45 (9.22%) Kimball Methodology
12 42 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (8.61%) Test Automation
13 40 (8.20%) SOA
14 37 (7.58%) DevOps
15 36 (7.38%) Waterfall
16 35 (7.17%) OO
17 33 (6.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 334 (68.44%) SQL
2 146 (29.92%) C#
3 124 (25.41%) T-SQL
4 37 (7.58%) JavaScript
4 37 (7.58%) PowerShell
5 26 (5.33%) F#
6 25 (5.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 25 (5.12%) Java
7 17 (3.48%) VBA
8 15 (3.07%) TypeScript
9 10 (2.05%) Python
10 9 (1.84%) R
11 7 (1.43%) VB
12 5 (1.02%) Perl
13 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.82%) C++
13 4 (0.82%) VBScript
14 3 (0.61%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.61%) Scala
14 3 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (9.22%) Degree
2 44 (9.02%) Security Cleared
3 41 (8.40%) SC Cleared
4 23 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (3.07%) MCSE
6 12 (2.46%) MCSA
7 9 (1.84%) MCITP
8 8 (1.64%) ISEB
8 8 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.82%) CCNA
9 4 (0.82%) CCSP
9 4 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.82%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.20%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.20%) MCPD
12 1 (0.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.64%) QA
1 8 (1.64%) SLA
2 6 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.20%) GDPR
3 1 (0.20%) HL7
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (6.97%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.69%) Docker
2 18 (3.69%) vSphere
3 15 (3.07%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.43%) XenApp
6 3 (0.61%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.41%) Squid
7 2 (0.41%) Xen
8 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.20%) Firmware
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (2.46%) Microsoft Clustering
2 11 (2.25%) SCOM
3 7 (1.43%) SCCM
4 3 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.41%) Ansible
5 2 (0.41%) Nagios
5 2 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.41%) Puppet
5 2 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.41%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.20%) Nessus
6 1 (0.20%) vRealize
6 1 (0.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 185 (37.91%) Microsoft
2 60 (12.30%) Oracle
3 39 (7.99%) VMware
4 22 (4.51%) HP
5 20 (4.10%) Tableau
6 18 (3.69%) Red Hat
7 16 (3.28%) RedGate
7 16 (3.28%) Software AG
7 16 (3.28%) webMethods
8 13 (2.66%) Citrix
9 12 (2.46%) SAP
10 6 (1.23%) Capita
10 6 (1.23%) IBM
10 6 (1.23%) Remedy
11 5 (1.02%) Cognos
11 5 (1.02%) EMC
11 5 (1.02%) NetApp
11 5 (1.02%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.82%) Cisco
12 4 (0.82%) Fujitsu