Period
to 9 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SQL Server 2019 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2019 over the 6 months to 9 December 2021 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 2019
UK
6 months to
9 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 748 548 786
Rank change year-on-year -200 +238 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2019 112 20 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.053% 0.007%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.58% 0.24% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 14 4
10th Percentile £384 £356 "
25th Percentile £453 £400 £260
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £425 £348
Median % change year-on-year +29.41% +22.30% -
75th Percentile £625 £475 £459
90th Percentile £675 £493 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £425 £463
% change year-on-year +29.41% -8.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - -

SQL Server 2019 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 19,339 8,476 17,493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.57% 22.35% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,728 5,816 11,954
10th Percentile £363 £313 £315
25th Percentile £425 £389 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £671 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +9.29% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 154 247
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.85 £12.58
25th Percentile £24.50 £18.95 £16.78
Median hourly rate £39.73 £26.48 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +50.02% -3.71% -0.83%
75th Percentile £60.00 £48.44 £43.75
90th Percentile £69.05 £61.60 £64.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.73 £23.75 £24.10
% change year-on-year +67.30% -1.47% -9.57%

SQL Server 2019
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2019 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2019 in the UK

SQL Server 2019
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2019.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2019 in the UK

SQL Server 2019
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2019 over the 6 months to 9 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2019 in the UK

SQL Server 2019
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server 2019 over the 6 months to 9 December 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2019 in the UK

SQL Server 2019
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 2019 within the UK over the 6 months to 9 December 2021. 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 -154 89 £550 +29.41% 308
UK excluding London -99 59 £550 +29.41% 208
London -154 44 £550 +22.22% 111
Work from Home -176 20 £444 +1.43% 34
North of England -63 15 £550 +29.41% 62
Wales - 13 £625 - 4
South East -62 12 £400 -5.88% 51
North West - 8 £550 - 43
South West - 8 £550 - 22
Yorkshire -39 7 £425 - 11
Midlands -71 7 £475 +18.75% 35
West Midlands - 4 - - 19
East of England - 3 £475 - 27
East Midlands -39 2 £463 +15.63% 16
Scotland - 2 - - 5

For the 6 months to 9 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2019 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 2019.

1 112 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 80 (71.43%) SQL
3 58 (51.79%) SQL Server 2016
4 52 (46.43%) Migration
5 49 (43.75%) .NET
5 49 (43.75%) Windows
6 47 (41.96%) C#
7 42 (37.50%) Security Cleared
8 41 (36.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 39 (34.82%) SC Cleared
9 39 (34.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 35 (31.25%) SQL Server 2014
11 34 (30.36%) Windows Server
11 34 (30.36%) SQL Server 2012
12 33 (29.46%) VMware
13 31 (27.68%) Active Directory
13 31 (27.68%) PowerShell
13 31 (27.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 28 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 28 (25.00%) Microsoft
15 26 (23.21%) Clustering
16 25 (22.32%) Red Hat
16 25 (22.32%) T-SQL
16 25 (22.32%) Clean Code
17 24 (21.43%) IIS
17 24 (21.43%) Linux
17 24 (21.43%) DV Cleared
18 23 (20.54%) Performance Optimisation
19 22 (19.64%) Social Skills
20 21 (18.75%) Microsoft Clustering

SQL Server 2019
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 24 (21.43%) IIS
2 8 (7.14%) Confluence
3 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.68%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.89%) Apache
5 1 (0.89%) CMS
5 1 (0.89%) nginx
5 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.71%) AWS
1 12 (10.71%) Azure
2 10 (8.93%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (8.93%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (4.46%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (3.57%) IaaS
4 4 (3.57%) PaaS
5 3 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.68%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.79%) GCP
6 2 (1.79%) GitHub
6 2 (1.79%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (1.79%) SaaS
6 2 (1.79%) Snowflake
7 1 (0.89%) Azure Logic Apps
7 1 (0.89%) Power Automate
7 1 (0.89%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.89%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.46%) Firewall
2 3 (2.68%) DNS
2 3 (2.68%) Skype
2 3 (2.68%) VPN
3 2 (1.79%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.89%) DHCP
4 1 (0.89%) Internet
4 1 (0.89%) SAN
4 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 58 (51.79%) SQL Server 2016
3 41 (36.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (31.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 34 (30.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (27.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (13.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (9.82%) Relational Database
8 11 (9.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (8.93%) SQL Server 2017
10 9 (8.04%) Oracle Database
11 6 (5.36%) RDBMS
12 4 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
13 3 (2.68%) MySQL
13 3 (2.68%) NoSQL
13 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (34.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 13 (11.61%) Visual Studio
3 12 (10.71%) TeamCity
4 10 (8.93%) CircleCI
4 10 (8.93%) Jasmine
4 10 (8.93%) Mocha
4 10 (8.93%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (8.04%) Git (software)
6 7 (6.25%) JIRA
7 2 (1.79%) Serena SBM
7 2 (1.79%) Subversion
7 2 (1.79%) tSQLt
8 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (19.64%) Social Skills
2 16 (14.29%) Finance
3 8 (7.14%) Public Sector
4 7 (6.25%) Banking
5 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.68%) German Language
7 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.79%) Marketing
8 1 (0.89%) Back Office
8 1 (0.89%) French Language
8 1 (0.89%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (41.07%) Developer
2 33 (29.46%) DBA
3 31 (27.68%) SQL DBA
4 19 (16.96%) SQL Developer
5 15 (13.39%) .NET Developer
6 10 (8.93%) C# Developer
6 10 (8.93%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (8.93%) SSIS Developer
7 8 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Administrator
8 5 (4.46%) Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Consultant
8 5 (4.46%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) .NET Software Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) SQL BI Developer
10 3 (2.68%) Build Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (43.75%) .NET
2 18 (16.07%) .NET Core
2 18 (16.07%) CSS
3 17 (15.18%) HTML
4 13 (11.61%) AngularJS
4 13 (11.61%) XML
5 12 (10.71%) .NET Framework
6 11 (9.82%) REST
6 11 (9.82%) Web Services
7 10 (8.93%) Angular 2
7 10 (8.93%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (8.93%) Jest
7 10 (8.93%) Lambda Expressions
7 10 (8.93%) SOAP
8 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.57%) HTML5
10 3 (2.68%) CSS3
10 3 (2.68%) jQuery
10 3 (2.68%) JSON
10 3 (2.68%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.21%) Clustering
2 10 (8.93%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.57%) Replication
4 3 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.79%) Legacy Applications
5 2 (1.79%) Legacy Systems
5 2 (1.79%) NHS
6 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 49 (43.75%) Windows
2 34 (30.36%) Windows Server
3 24 (21.43%) Linux
4 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2019
5 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (4.46%) Solaris
6 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.79%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (46.43%) Migration
2 25 (22.32%) Clean Code
3 23 (20.54%) Performance Optimisation
4 16 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (13.39%) DevOps
6 14 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 14 (12.50%) Validation
7 13 (11.61%) SDLC
8 12 (10.71%) Software Engineering
9 11 (9.82%) Task Automation
10 10 (8.93%) BDD
10 10 (8.93%) Data Protection
10 10 (8.93%) Full Stack Development
10 10 (8.93%) TDD
10 10 (8.93%) Technical Leadership
10 10 (8.93%) Unit Testing
11 7 (6.25%) Data Analysis
11 7 (6.25%) ETL
12 6 (5.36%) Data Cleansing
12 6 (5.36%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 80 (71.43%) SQL
2 47 (41.96%) C#
3 31 (27.68%) PowerShell
4 25 (22.32%) T-SQL
5 18 (16.07%) JavaScript
6 12 (10.71%) TypeScript
7 5 (4.46%) Python
8 4 (3.57%) C++
8 4 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.57%) Ruby
8 4 (3.57%) VB
9 3 (2.68%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.68%) Java
9 3 (2.68%) Perl
9 3 (2.68%) VBScript
10 2 (1.79%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.89%) R
Qualifications
1 42 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 39 (34.82%) SC Cleared
3 24 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.89%) Degree
4 1 (0.89%) MCSD
4 1 (0.89%) MCSE
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.68%) GDPR
3 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 31 (27.68%) Active Directory
2 28 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (3.57%) vSphere
5 3 (2.68%) Docker
6 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (18.75%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (8.93%) Terraform
3 3 (2.68%) Control-M
3 3 (2.68%) Data Guard
3 3 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.68%) SCCM
4 2 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (1.79%) Grafana
4 2 (1.79%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.79%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.79%) QRadar
4 2 (1.79%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.89%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.89%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 33 (29.46%) VMware
2 28 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 25 (22.32%) Red Hat
4 11 (9.82%) Oracle
5 5 (4.46%) Atlassian
5 5 (4.46%) Sage
6 4 (3.57%) SAP
6 4 (3.57%) Splunk
6 4 (3.57%) Sybase
7 3 (2.68%) BMC
7 3 (2.68%) Dell
7 3 (2.68%) McAfee
7 3 (2.68%) Qualys
8 2 (1.79%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.79%) EMC
8 2 (1.79%) HP
8 2 (1.79%) IBM
8 2 (1.79%) Serena
8 2 (1.79%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.89%) Cerner