Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 180 145
Rank change year-on-year +19 -35 +60
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 15 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.35% 0.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.78% 1.97% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 21
West Midlands median daily rate £485 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.38% +8.33% +12.78%
10th Percentile £456 £325 £325
90th Percentile £525 £471 £456
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £17.00
England median hourly rate £43.75 £20.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year +112.43% +21.15% -

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 844 916 830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.59% 17.89% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 595 525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £298 £279 £261
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -35.38% +62.05%
10th Percentile £16.40 £11.65 £22.03
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.95 £47.08
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% -0.83% +6.14%

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
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 24 August 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 +9 6 £485 - 1
Birmingham +2 1 - - 4
Solihull - 1 £450 - 1
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (53.33%) BDD
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (46.67%) Workflow
4 7 (46.67%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (46.67%) ETL
4 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (46.67%) SQL
5 6 (40.00%) TDD
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 5 (33.33%) WCF
6 5 (33.33%) LINQ
6 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (33.33%) MVC
6 5 (33.33%) .NET
6 5 (33.33%) C#
6 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
6 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (33.33%) CRM
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
8 3 (20.00%) 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:

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) Power BI
4 1 (6.67%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (6.67%) QlikView
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Housing Association
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Senior Developer
4 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 5 (33.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
5 3 (20.00%) CRM Developer
6 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
6 2 (13.33%) IT Technician
6 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Technician
7 1 (6.67%) DBA
7 1 (6.67%) Power BI Developer
7 1 (6.67%) QlikView Developer
7 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (6.67%) SSIS Developer
7 1 (6.67%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
1 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 5 (33.33%) LINQ
1 5 (33.33%) WCF
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (53.33%) BDD
2 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (46.67%) ETL
2 7 (46.67%) Workflow
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
4 5 (33.33%) CRM
4 5 (33.33%) MVC
4 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Sprint Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Leadership
5 2 (13.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft