Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SQL Server 2017 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2017 over the 6 months to 31 May 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 2017
UK
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 548 766 825
Rank change year-on-year +218 +59 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2017 58 95 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.054%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.59% 0.46% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 66 38
Median daily rate £415 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £271 £313 £375
90th Percentile £509 £613 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -6.98% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

SQL Server 2017 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 9,844 20,458 22,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.19% 22.38% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,433 13,988 15,855
Median daily rate £490 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.65% +5.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 251 238
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.19% +14.52%
10th Percentile £15.98 £14.08 £14.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £57.50 £53.58
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +20.69%

SQL Server 2017
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2017 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2017 in the UK

SQL Server 2017
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2017.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2017 in the UK

SQL Server 2017
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2017 over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2017 in the UK

SQL Server 2017
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2017.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2017 in the UK

SQL Server 2017
Top 12 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 2017 within the UK over the 6 months to 31 May 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
England +190 48 £415 -7.78% 4
UK excluding London +165 34 £400 -6.98% 4
London +151 20 £500 +5.26%
South East +153 11 £415 +10.67% 1
Work from Home +23 8 £400 -27.27%
Midlands +82 7 £448 -10.50% 1
West Midlands +67 7 £448 -7.25%
North of England +92 5 £175 -48.15% 2
North West +62 5 £175 -52.05% 2
Scotland +48 5 - -
East of England - 5 £334 -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2017 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 2017.

1 58 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (63.79%) Microsoft
3 29 (50.00%) SQL
4 26 (44.83%) Azure
4 26 (44.83%) DevOps
5 23 (39.66%) C#
6 22 (37.93%) Migration
7 19 (32.76%) .NET
8 18 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (31.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (29.31%) Windows
10 16 (27.59%) Microservices
11 14 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (22.41%) T-SQL
12 13 (22.41%) AngularJS
12 13 (22.41%) Data Migration
12 13 (22.41%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (20.69%) SharePoint
13 12 (20.69%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (18.97%) SQL Server 2016
14 11 (18.97%) ASP.NET
14 11 (18.97%) PowerShell
15 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
15 10 (17.24%) High Availability
15 10 (17.24%) ETL
15 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 10 (17.24%) Windows Server
15 10 (17.24%) Power BI

SQL Server 2017
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 12 (20.69%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.90%) WordPress
3 3 (5.17%) Apache Spark
3 3 (5.17%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.45%) Apache
4 2 (3.45%) IIS
5 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (44.83%) Azure
2 10 (17.24%) Power Platform
3 7 (12.07%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (10.34%) AWS
4 6 (10.34%) Logic Apps
5 5 (8.62%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (8.62%) GCP
5 5 (8.62%) Office 365
5 5 (8.62%) SaaS
6 3 (5.17%) GitHub
7 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.72%) IaaS
8 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Kerberos
1 2 (3.45%) WebEx
2 1 (1.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (31.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 18 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (22.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (20.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (18.97%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 10 (17.24%) Power BI
8 9 (15.52%) Big Data
8 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (12.07%) Data Lake
10 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
11 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (5.17%) MongoDB
12 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
12 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
12 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
1 7 (12.07%) Octopus Deploy
1 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (6.90%) Selenium
3 4 (6.90%) SpecFlow
4 3 (5.17%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.45%) git-flow
5 2 (3.45%) JIRA
5 2 (3.45%) Redmine
5 2 (3.45%) webpack
6 1 (1.72%) Serena SBM
6 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.45%) Arabic Language
3 2 (3.45%) Local Government
4 1 (1.72%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) French Language
4 1 (1.72%) German Language
4 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Developer
2 10 (17.24%) DBA
3 9 (15.52%) SQL Developer
4 8 (13.79%) .NET Developer
5 7 (12.07%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) SQL DBA
6 6 (10.34%) Analyst
7 5 (8.62%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (8.62%) React Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Administrator
8 4 (6.90%) Azure Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (5.17%) C# Developer
9 3 (5.17%) ETL Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Help Desk Support
9 3 (5.17%) SQL Server DBA
9 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.76%) .NET
2 13 (22.41%) AngularJS
3 11 (18.97%) ASP.NET
4 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET Core
5 8 (13.79%) .NET Core
5 8 (13.79%) JSON
6 7 (12.07%) Web Services
6 7 (12.07%) XML
7 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
7 6 (10.34%) React
8 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (6.90%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (5.17%) CSS
10 3 (5.17%) CSS3
10 3 (5.17%) HTML
10 3 (5.17%) HTML5
10 3 (5.17%) Sass
11 2 (3.45%) EDI
11 2 (3.45%) Kafka
11 2 (3.45%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (6.90%) Private Cloud
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.45%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.45%) Reinsurance
3 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.72%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.31%) Windows
2 10 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.62%) Android
4 5 (8.62%) Linux
4 5 (8.62%) Windows 10
4 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (5.17%) Solaris
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (1.72%) AIX
7 1 (1.72%) HPUX
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.72%) Unix
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) DevOps
2 22 (37.93%) Migration
3 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (27.59%) Microservices
5 14 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (22.41%) Data Migration
7 10 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (17.24%) ETL
7 10 (17.24%) High Availability
8 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
9 8 (13.79%) Analytics
9 8 (13.79%) Data Integration
9 8 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (12.07%) Kanban
10 7 (12.07%) Scrum
11 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (10.34%) ITIL
11 6 (10.34%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 6 (10.34%) SOA
11 6 (10.34%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) SQL
2 23 (39.66%) C#
3 13 (22.41%) T-SQL
4 11 (18.97%) PowerShell
5 9 (15.52%) TypeScript
6 6 (10.34%) Java
6 6 (10.34%) Python
7 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.90%) PL/SQL
9 3 (5.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (5.17%) Perl
9 3 (5.17%) R
10 2 (3.45%) Scala
11 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.72%) Ruby
11 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.72%) VB
11 1 (1.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.45%) Degree
3 2 (3.45%) Master's Degree
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) QA
2 4 (6.90%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) Docker
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.17%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.72%) Ansible
4 1 (1.72%) Control-M
4 1 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.72%) Puppet
4 1 (1.72%) QRadar
4 1 (1.72%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.72%) Terraform
4 1 (1.72%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (63.79%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.52%) Tableau
3 6 (10.34%) Databricks
4 5 (8.62%) Oracle
4 5 (8.62%) VMware
5 3 (5.17%) Sybase
6 2 (3.45%) Citrix
6 2 (3.45%) Computacenter
6 2 (3.45%) GrapeCity
6 2 (3.45%) Splunk
7 1 (1.72%) BMC
7 1 (1.72%) CA
7 1 (1.72%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.72%) EMC
7 1 (1.72%) IBM
7 1 (1.72%) Qualys
7 1 (1.72%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.72%) Serena
7 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.72%) Sony