Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 159 194
Rank change year-on-year -31 +35 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 19 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.59% 0.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.94% 3.31% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 8
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £406 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +19.93% -
10th Percentile £372 £281 £290
90th Percentile £556 £457 £540
England median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.40% -36.36% -

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 977 877 1,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.80% 17.86% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 561 706
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £298 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 24
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.75 £32.50 £17.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.77% +85.08% -14.34%
10th Percentile £13.74 £20.85 £13.98
90th Percentile £61.19 £53.00 £23.70
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.53% +17.27% -

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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
Coventry -9 8 £500 +73.91% 1
Staffordshire -12 5 £425 +30.77% 2
Birmingham -5 4 £381 -10.29% 5
Solihull - 1 £425 -
Herefordshire - 1 £390 -
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 11 (57.89%) C#
3 10 (52.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
5 8 (42.11%) Visual Studio
5 8 (42.11%) CRM
5 8 (42.11%) MVC
5 8 (42.11%) Workflow
5 8 (42.11%) LINQ
5 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (42.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
5 8 (42.11%) WCF
5 8 (42.11%) Unit Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (31.58%) SQL
7 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
7 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (15.79%) API Development
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.79%) Migration
9 3 (15.79%) Finance
9 3 (15.79%) ETL
9 3 (15.79%) Technical Leadership
9 3 (15.79%) Greenfield Project

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 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (52.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (10.53%) Power BI
7 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (5.26%) Data Mart
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (42.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) CRM Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Database Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Sage 200 Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Sage Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.26%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
2 8 (42.11%) LINQ
2 8 (42.11%) WCF
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) CRM
1 8 (42.11%) MVC
1 8 (42.11%) Unit Testing
1 8 (42.11%) Workflow
2 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.79%) API Development
3 3 (15.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 3 (15.79%) ETL
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Leadership
4 2 (10.53%) Web Design
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (5.26%) ERP
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Sage