Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 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 2017
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 669 827 871
Rank change year-on-year +158 +44 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2017 135 59 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.057% 0.028%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.75% 0.25% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 43 28
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £352 £337 £334
90th Percentile £725 £610 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
UK median hourly rate £28.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 - -

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 17,929 23,423 22,762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.34% 22.48% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,115 16,307 15,519
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £310
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 244 286
UK median hourly rate £32.54 £32.50 £31.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +4.07% +10.82%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.90 £14.00
90th Percentile £71.48 £57.50 £57.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.41% -2.14% +24.60%

SQL Server 2017
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2017 in the UK

SQL Server 2017
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2017.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2017 in the UK

SQL Server 2017
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2017 over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2017 in the UK

SQL Server 2017
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2017.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2017 in the UK

SQL Server 2017
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 2017 within the UK over the 6 months to 15 November 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 +155 126 £475 +11.76% 30
London +116 67 £475 +11.76% 6
UK excluding London +123 65 £450 +20.00% 26
Midlands +67 26 £500 +53.85% 6
West Midlands +61 19 £488 +50.00% 2
South East +56 18 £425 -18.27% 3
East Midlands - 7 £500 - 4
East of England +46 6 £450 - 8
North of England +29 6 £363 +5.84% 6
North West +28 4 £356 +7.95% 2
Scotland - 4 £450 - 2
South West -6 3 £263 - 1
Yorkshire +27 2 £450 - 3
Wales - 2 £463 -

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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.

1 135 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 85 (62.96%) Microsoft
3 84 (62.22%) SQL
4 59 (43.70%) Azure
5 54 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
6 51 (37.78%) Data Warehouse
7 50 (37.04%) PowerShell
8 45 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
9 42 (31.11%) Power BI
9 42 (31.11%) Power Platform
10 40 (29.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 39 (28.89%) C#
12 35 (25.93%) Finance
12 35 (25.93%) Migration
13 32 (23.70%) Tableau
13 32 (23.70%) Azure Data Factory
14 31 (22.96%) Continuous Delivery
15 30 (22.22%) DevOps
15 30 (22.22%) Test Automation
15 30 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 29 (21.48%) Visual Studio Team System
16 29 (21.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 29 (21.48%) Deployment Automation
17 28 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
17 28 (20.74%) Windows
18 27 (20.00%) Databricks
19 26 (19.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 24 (17.78%) SQL Server 2012
21 23 (17.04%) ETL
22 22 (16.30%) Web Services

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 5 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.22%) Apache
2 3 (2.22%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.22%) IIS
2 3 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.48%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 59 (43.70%) Azure
2 42 (31.11%) Power Platform
3 32 (23.70%) Azure Data Factory
4 7 (5.19%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (4.44%) AWS
5 6 (4.44%) IaaS
5 6 (4.44%) PaaS
6 5 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.70%) Mimecast
6 5 (3.70%) Office 365
6 5 (3.70%) PowerApps
7 4 (2.96%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.48%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.48%) Serverless
9 1 (0.74%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.19%) DHCP
2 5 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (3.70%) Skype
2 5 (3.70%) VLAN
2 5 (3.70%) VPN
3 4 (2.96%) WAN
4 3 (2.22%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.22%) Multicast
4 3 (2.22%) SSL
5 2 (1.48%) DNS
5 2 (1.48%) Internet
5 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (37.78%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 42 (31.11%) Power BI
5 40 (29.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 29 (21.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 26 (19.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (17.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (14.07%) Big Data
11 18 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
11 18 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (13.33%) SQL Server 2016
12 17 (12.59%) Data Lake
13 14 (10.37%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (7.41%) Oracle Database
14 10 (7.41%) Pentaho
15 8 (5.93%) QlikView
16 7 (5.19%) Oracle Database 12c
17 6 (4.44%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 29 (21.48%) Visual Studio Team System
2 12 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.19%) Visual Studio
4 6 (4.44%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.22%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.48%) JIRA
6 2 (1.48%) Subversion
6 2 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.74%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.74%) ERwin
7 1 (0.74%) GitLab
7 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 35 (25.93%) Finance
2 20 (14.81%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.44%) Front Office
4 3 (2.22%) Banking
5 2 (1.48%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.48%) Military
6 1 (0.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.74%) Law
6 1 (0.74%) Local Government
6 1 (0.74%) Police
Job Titles
1 38 (28.15%) Developer
2 27 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 26 (19.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 24 (17.78%) DBA
5 20 (14.81%) SQL DBA
6 19 (14.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 16 (11.85%) Azure Engineer
8 14 (10.37%) Azure DevOps
8 14 (10.37%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 13 (9.63%) SQL BI Developer
10 12 (8.89%) Lead DevOps
10 12 (8.89%) SQL Server DBA
11 10 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (7.41%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 8 (5.93%) C# Developer
13 7 (5.19%) Azure Developer
13 7 (5.19%) ETL Developer
14 6 (4.44%) Pentaho Developer
14 6 (4.44%) SSIS Developer
14 6 (4.44%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.30%) Web Services
2 16 (11.85%) JSON
3 15 (11.11%) XML
4 12 (8.89%) .NET
5 6 (4.44%) MDX
6 4 (2.96%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.96%) EDI
6 4 (2.96%) HTML
6 4 (2.96%) XBRL
7 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.22%) Kafka
8 2 (1.48%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (1.48%) jQuery
8 2 (1.48%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.48%) RESTful
8 2 (1.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.48%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.15%) Clustering
2 7 (5.19%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.19%) Hedge funds
3 5 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.96%) Equities
4 4 (2.96%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.96%) Tandem
5 3 (2.22%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.22%) NHS
6 2 (1.48%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.48%) Replication
7 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.74%) Windows
2 14 (10.37%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.44%) Linux
3 6 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.70%) Windows 10
4 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 35 (25.93%) Migration
3 31 (22.96%) Continuous Delivery
4 30 (22.22%) DevOps
4 30 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 29 (21.48%) Deployment Automation
6 28 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (17.04%) ETL
8 21 (15.56%) Data Integration
9 16 (11.85%) Data Migration
10 15 (11.11%) Data Modelling
10 15 (11.11%) Kanban
10 15 (11.11%) Scrum
10 15 (11.11%) Service Design
10 15 (11.11%) SOA
11 13 (9.63%) Microservices
12 11 (8.15%) Dimensional Modelling
12 11 (8.15%) OWASP
12 11 (8.15%) Secure Coding
13 10 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 84 (62.22%) SQL
2 50 (37.04%) PowerShell
3 39 (28.89%) C#
4 18 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 12 (8.89%) Python
6 7 (5.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (2.96%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.22%) Java
8 3 (2.22%) Perl
9 2 (1.48%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.48%) R
9 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.74%) C
10 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.44%) CFA
4 4 (2.96%) Degree
5 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.48%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.74%) MCP
6 1 (0.74%) MCSA
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) GDPR
2 1 (0.74%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (12.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.15%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (3.70%) Docker
5 5 (3.70%) vSphere
6 4 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.22%) Apache Flume
7 3 (2.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (1.48%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.48%) XenApp
9 1 (0.74%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (8.89%) SCCM
2 9 (6.67%) Terraform
3 6 (4.44%) Data Guard
4 5 (3.70%) FortiGate
4 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.70%) Puppet
5 4 (2.96%) SCOM
5 4 (2.96%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.96%) WSUS
6 3 (2.22%) Consul
6 3 (2.22%) Control-M
6 3 (2.22%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.22%) Mesos
6 3 (2.22%) Prometheus
6 3 (2.22%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.48%) Ansible
8 1 (0.74%) Ambari
8 1 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 85 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 32 (23.70%) Tableau
3 27 (20.00%) Databricks
4 15 (11.11%) VMware
5 12 (8.89%) Oracle
6 9 (6.67%) Splunk
7 5 (3.70%) Aerohive Networks
7 5 (3.70%) Apple
7 5 (3.70%) Cisco
7 5 (3.70%) Darktrace
7 5 (3.70%) Juniper
7 5 (3.70%) Meraki
7 5 (3.70%) Polycom
7 5 (3.70%) Zscaler
8 4 (2.96%) RedGate
9 3 (2.22%) Cognos
9 3 (2.22%) Dell
9 3 (2.22%) JD Edwards
9 3 (2.22%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.48%) Citrix