Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server 2014 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2014 over the 6 months to 16 January 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 2014
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 501 398 532
Rank change year-on-year -103 +134 +238
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 353 502 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.56% 0.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.74% 2.49% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 391 262
England median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £288 £280
90th Percentile £572 £510 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £378
% change year-on-year +13.33% -0.66% -4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% -

SQL Server 2014 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 England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 20,311 20,194 22,775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.00% 22.50% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,294 13,598 15,268
England median daily rate £470 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.94% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £275
90th Percentile £631 £606 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 270 393
England median hourly rate £31.23 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.56% -8.33% +4.57%
10th Percentile £15.12 £10.38 £11.55
90th Percentile £57.44 £47.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £28.18 £30.00
% change year-on-year +9.12% -6.07% +4.57%

SQL Server 2014
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2014 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2014 in England

SQL Server 2014
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2014 in England

SQL Server 2014
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2014 in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2014 in England

SQL Server 2014
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2014 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2014 in England

SQL Server 2014
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2014 within the England region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
London -21 173 £500 +25.00% 101
North of England -21 65 £370 +2.07% 28
South East -62 48 £348 -13.13% 37
Midlands +6 45 £375 -1.32% 17
Yorkshire -13 34 £350 -2.78% 9
North West -10 28 £375 +1.35% 18
West Midlands +4 27 £350 -7.89% 10
East Midlands +9 18 £375 -10.45% 7
South West -35 11 £375 +11.11% 24
East of England -32 10 £340 -9.33% 12
North East +56 3 £363 -6.45% 1
SQL Server 2014
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2014 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2014.

1 353 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 234 (66.29%) SQL
3 162 (45.89%) SQL Server 2016
4 156 (44.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 155 (43.91%) Microsoft
6 148 (41.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 137 (38.81%) C#
8 119 (33.71%) .NET
9 118 (33.43%) Business Intelligence
10 116 (32.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 111 (31.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 109 (30.88%) T-SQL
13 107 (30.31%) Agile Software Development
14 98 (27.76%) Finance
15 89 (25.21%) Data Warehouse
16 83 (23.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 81 (22.95%) TDD
18 78 (22.10%) ETL
19 77 (21.81%) Microsoft Azure
20 64 (18.13%) Windows
21 54 (15.30%) Migration
22 51 (14.45%) Power BI
23 50 (14.16%) HTML
24 49 (13.88%) WCF
25 47 (13.31%) WPF
25 47 (13.31%) JavaScript
26 45 (12.75%) PowerShell
27 39 (11.05%) Windows Server
27 39 (11.05%) Greenfield Project
27 39 (11.05%) AngularJS

SQL Server 2014
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 29 (8.22%) IIS
2 15 (4.25%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (3.97%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (3.68%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.55%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.13%) Apache
7 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.57%) Confluence
8 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.57%) nginx
8 2 (0.57%) SAS
8 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.57%) WordPress
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.85%) SPSS
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.12%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Endur
3 1 (0.28%) iTrent
3 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 77 (21.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.83%) npm
4 9 (2.55%) GitHub
5 8 (2.27%) Yarn
6 7 (1.98%) Office 365
7 6 (1.70%) PaaS
8 4 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.97%) DNS
2 12 (3.40%) SAN
3 8 (2.27%) DHCP
4 7 (1.98%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.42%) Firewall
5 5 (1.42%) Network Security
6 4 (1.13%) iSCSI
6 4 (1.13%) NetScaler
6 4 (1.13%) VPN
7 3 (0.85%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.85%) LAN
7 3 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.85%) SSL
7 3 (0.85%) WAN
8 2 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.57%) Internet
8 2 (0.57%) Skype
8 2 (0.57%) Telnet
9 1 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 162 (45.89%) SQL Server 2016
3 156 (44.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 148 (41.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 116 (32.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 111 (31.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 89 (25.21%) Data Warehouse
8 83 (23.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 51 (14.45%) Power BI
10 17 (4.82%) OLAP
11 16 (4.53%) SQL Server 2005
12 15 (4.25%) Relational Database
13 14 (3.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 13 (3.68%) OLAP Cube
15 12 (3.40%) MongoDB
15 12 (3.40%) PowerPivot
16 11 (3.12%) QlikView
17 9 (2.55%) MySQL
17 9 (2.55%) Oracle Database
18 7 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 35 (9.92%) Git (software)
2 33 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (9.35%) Visual Studio
3 19 (5.38%) TeamCity
4 16 (4.53%) NUnit
5 12 (3.40%) Jasmine
6 11 (3.12%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.83%) Selenium
8 8 (2.27%) Maven
8 8 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (2.27%) Subversion
9 7 (1.98%) JUnit
10 5 (1.42%) Moq
11 3 (0.85%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.85%) JIRA
12 2 (0.57%) FishEye
12 2 (0.57%) FitNesse
12 2 (0.57%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (0.57%) NuGet
12 2 (0.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 98 (27.76%) Finance
2 25 (7.08%) Banking
3 16 (4.53%) Front Office
4 10 (2.83%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.83%) Retail
5 7 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.70%) Advertising
6 6 (1.70%) Legal
6 6 (1.70%) Marketing
7 3 (0.85%) Back Office
7 3 (0.85%) Electronics
7 3 (0.85%) Law
7 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 253 (71.67%) Developer
2 84 (23.80%) SQL Developer
3 69 (19.55%) C# Developer
4 67 (18.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 53 (15.01%) .NET Developer
6 42 (11.90%) DBA
7 40 (11.33%) SSIS Developer
8 37 (10.48%) SQL DBA
9 35 (9.92%) SQL Server Developer
10 33 (9.35%) WPF Developer
11 28 (7.93%) C# WPF Developer
12 27 (7.65%) C# .NET Developer
12 27 (7.65%) SQL BI Developer
13 22 (6.23%) Administrator
14 21 (5.95%) SQL Server DBA
14 21 (5.95%) SSRS Developer
15 20 (5.67%) SSAS Developer
16 15 (4.25%) Database Developer
17 14 (3.97%) Senior Developer
17 14 (3.97%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (33.71%) .NET
2 50 (14.16%) HTML
3 49 (13.88%) WCF
4 47 (13.31%) WPF
5 39 (11.05%) AngularJS
6 37 (10.48%) CSS
7 33 (9.35%) MDX
8 29 (8.22%) ASP.NET
9 27 (7.65%) .NET Framework
10 24 (6.80%) Task Parallel Library
11 23 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 23 (6.52%) HTML5
12 22 (6.23%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (6.23%) RESTful
13 21 (5.95%) JSON
13 21 (5.95%) Web Services
14 19 (5.38%) jQuery
15 17 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 17 (4.82%) XML
16 15 (4.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.05%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.53%) Replication
4 14 (3.97%) Clustering
4 14 (3.97%) Equities
5 12 (3.40%) Fixed Income
5 12 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (3.12%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.83%) Fintech
8 9 (2.55%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.70%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.70%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.42%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.42%) Tandem
11 3 (0.85%) Derivative
11 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.85%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.85%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.85%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 64 (18.13%) Windows
2 39 (11.05%) Windows Server
3 27 (7.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (4.25%) Linux
4 15 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.70%) Unix
6 5 (1.42%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.13%) Android
7 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.85%) Solaris
8 3 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.57%) CentOS
9 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.28%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (33.43%) Business Intelligence
2 107 (30.31%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (22.95%) TDD
4 78 (22.10%) ETL
5 54 (15.30%) Migration
6 37 (10.48%) OO
7 36 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (9.92%) MVVM
9 33 (9.35%) MVC
10 31 (8.78%) Kimball Methodology
11 30 (8.50%) Data Modelling
11 30 (8.50%) Multithreading
12 29 (8.22%) SOA
13 26 (7.37%) BDD
13 26 (7.37%) Mathematics
13 26 (7.37%) Test Automation
13 26 (7.37%) Unit Testing
14 24 (6.80%) High Availability
14 24 (6.80%) SDLC
14 24 (6.80%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 234 (66.29%) SQL
2 137 (38.81%) C#
3 109 (30.88%) T-SQL
4 47 (13.31%) JavaScript
5 45 (12.75%) PowerShell
6 19 (5.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 19 (5.38%) TypeScript
7 15 (4.25%) Python
8 13 (3.68%) Java
8 13 (3.68%) R
9 10 (2.83%) VBA
10 8 (2.27%) ES6
11 4 (1.13%) F#
11 4 (1.13%) Ruby
12 3 (0.85%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.85%) C
12 3 (0.85%) Perl
12 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.85%) Scala
13 2 (0.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (8.78%) Degree
2 18 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (3.97%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.70%) MCITP
5 5 (1.42%) MCSE
6 4 (1.13%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.13%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (1.13%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (0.85%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.85%) MCSA
8 2 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.57%) MCTS
8 2 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.57%) PMP
8 2 (0.57%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.83%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.55%) QA
3 5 (1.42%) SLA
4 4 (1.13%) MiFID
5 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.57%) EMIR
7 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (8.78%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.40%) Docker
3 9 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.27%) vSphere
5 7 (1.98%) XenApp
6 3 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.85%) VMware Server
6 3 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.57%) XenServer
8 1 (0.28%) HDFS
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.27%) SCOM
2 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (1.98%) SCCM
3 5 (1.42%) Rancher
4 4 (1.13%) Nagios
4 4 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.13%) vCenter Server
4 4 (1.13%) vRealize
5 3 (0.85%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.85%) SCSM
5 3 (0.85%) vMotion
6 2 (0.57%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.57%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.57%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.57%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 155 (43.91%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.93%) VMware
3 19 (5.38%) Oracle
3 19 (5.38%) Tableau
4 11 (3.12%) Charles River
4 11 (3.12%) SimCorp
5 10 (2.83%) Citrix
5 10 (2.83%) SAP
6 9 (2.55%) RedGate
7 8 (2.27%) FXall
7 8 (2.27%) Reuters
8 6 (1.70%) HP
8 6 (1.70%) IBM
8 6 (1.70%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (1.42%) EMC
10 4 (1.13%) Cisco
10 4 (1.13%) Juniper
10 4 (1.13%) NetApp
10 4 (1.13%) Remedy
10 4 (1.13%) Xamarin