Period
to 22 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 March 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 155 150
Rank change year-on-year -24 -5 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 23 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.76% 0.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.39% 4.04% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 13
West Midlands median daily rate £479 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.65% +9.68% -
10th Percentile £374 £300 £319
90th Percentile £531 £447 £521
England median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.21 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year -7.37% - -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 962 890 924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.32% 18.71% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 579 562
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £417 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +6.11% -1.88%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £260
90th Percentile £575 £538 £537
England median daily rate £488 £475 £445
% change year-on-year +2.63% +6.74% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £50.50 £31.91 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.28% +79.70% -11.23%
10th Percentile £14.98 £16.13 £14.83
90th Percentile £67.75 £48.75 £24.70
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.39
% change year-on-year - +37.85% +1.56%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 March 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
Coventry -7 13 £500 +73.91% 2
Birmingham -8 5 £394 -7.35% 5
Staffordshire 0 2 £388 +19.23%
Warwickshire - 1 £483 -
Solihull - 1 £425 - 1
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (65.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (60.87%) .NET
3 14 (60.87%) C#
3 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
4 13 (56.52%) Visual Studio
4 13 (56.52%) CRM
4 13 (56.52%) MVC
4 13 (56.52%) Workflow
4 13 (56.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (56.52%) .NET Framework
4 13 (56.52%) WCF
4 13 (56.52%) LINQ
4 13 (56.52%) Unit Testing
4 13 (56.52%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (52.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (26.09%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (26.09%) Power BI
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (21.74%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 5 (21.74%) Technical Leadership
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 5 (21.74%) SQL
9 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
9 4 (17.39%) Finance

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (56.52%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (65.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (26.09%) Power BI
3 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (4.35%) Data Mart
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Visual Studio
2 12 (52.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (91.30%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (21.74%) CRM Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SSAS Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SSRS Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Power BI Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Full Stack Developer
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) .NET
2 13 (56.52%) .NET Framework
2 13 (56.52%) LINQ
2 13 (56.52%) WCF
3 3 (13.04%) MDX
4 2 (8.70%) CSS
4 2 (8.70%) HTML
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Core
5 1 (4.35%) Middleware
5 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) FMCG
2 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) CRM
1 13 (56.52%) MVC
1 13 (56.52%) Unit Testing
1 13 (56.52%) Workflow
2 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (21.74%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 5 (21.74%) Technical Leadership
4 3 (13.04%) ETL
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
6 1 (4.35%) Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) BDD
6 1 (4.35%) Change Control
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (4.35%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.35%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) C#
1 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
2 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (8.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Cognos
2 1 (4.35%) Google