Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 465 598 546
Rank change year-on-year +133 -52 -34
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 56 224 345
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.27% 0.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.82% 1.22% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 146 273
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £333 £300 £313
90th Percentile £596 £663 £543
UK median daily rate £434 £413 £438
% change year-on-year +5.15% -5.71% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% +66.67% -
10th Percentile £36.24 £35.00 £20.50
90th Percentile £41.63 £35.00 £42.30
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.86% +66.67% -

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 6,840 18,432 21,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.89% 22.18% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,499 12,773 15,164
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 234 227
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £15.28 £14.26 £14.00
90th Percentile £54.70 £60.00 £53.05
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -4.76%

SQL Server 2014
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2014 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2014 in England.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2014 in England

SQL Server 2014
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2014 in England over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2014 in England

SQL Server 2014
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2014 in England.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +108 26 £475 +2.70% 3
North of England +116 13 £400 -11.11% 3
South East +137 8 £404 +15.36%
North West +83 7 £325 -10.89% 2
Midlands +74 5 £456 +21.67% 4
Yorkshire +70 5 £450 -5.26% 1
West Midlands +49 5 £456 -10.98% 2
South West +89 4 - - 5
North East +31 1 - -
SQL Server 2014
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2014 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 England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2014.

1 56 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (67.86%) SQL
3 36 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 31 (55.36%) Windows
5 30 (53.57%) SQL Server 2016
6 29 (51.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (46.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 26 (46.43%) Azure
8 22 (39.29%) T-SQL
9 21 (37.50%) VMware
10 20 (35.71%) Windows Server
11 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (33.93%) PowerShell
12 18 (32.14%) ITIL
13 17 (30.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (26.79%) Linux
14 15 (26.79%) .NET
14 15 (26.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 13 (23.21%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (23.21%) C#
15 13 (23.21%) DevOps
16 12 (21.43%) Office 365
16 12 (21.43%) Windows 10
16 12 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
16 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2016
17 11 (19.64%) Performance Tuning
17 11 (19.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.79%) CMS
1 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.79%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (46.43%) Azure
2 12 (21.43%) Office 365
3 5 (8.93%) Power Platform
4 4 (7.14%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (7.14%) Logic Apps
5 3 (5.36%) GitHub
6 2 (3.57%) AWS
6 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.79%) IaaS
7 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (1.79%) DHCP
2 1 (1.79%) DNS
2 1 (1.79%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) LAN
2 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.79%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.79%) VSAN
2 1 (1.79%) WAN
2 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (53.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 29 (51.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (46.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (30.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (26.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 11 (19.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (17.86%) MongoDB
10 9 (16.07%) SQL Server 2017
11 7 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
13 4 (7.14%) Big Data
13 4 (7.14%) Data Lake
13 4 (7.14%) Power BI
13 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (5.36%) SSDT
15 2 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
15 2 (3.57%) PolyBase
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.79%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.79%) NUnit
4 1 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.79%) Postman
4 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (10.71%) Public Sector
2 5 (8.93%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Front Office
3 3 (5.36%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Law
4 1 (1.79%) Police
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) DBA
2 14 (25.00%) Developer
2 14 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 9 (16.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Oracle DBA
5 5 (8.93%) Sybase DBA
6 4 (7.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Lead DevOps
6 4 (7.14%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (5.36%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Administrator
7 3 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Database Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Python Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Database Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) .NET
2 8 (14.29%) Web Services
3 7 (12.50%) XML
4 6 (10.71%) jQuery
5 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
5 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
5 5 (8.93%) JSON
6 4 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (5.36%) CSS
7 3 (5.36%) Entity Framework
7 3 (5.36%) HTML
7 3 (5.36%) JDBC
7 3 (5.36%) ODBC
7 3 (5.36%) PyQt
7 3 (5.36%) SQLAlchemy
7 3 (5.36%) WCF
8 2 (3.57%) EDI
8 2 (3.57%) HTML5
8 2 (3.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Clustering
1 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.36%) Derivative
2 3 (5.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (5.36%) Hedge funds
2 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.36%) Replication
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.79%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (55.36%) Windows
2 20 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (26.79%) Linux
5 12 (21.43%) Windows 10
5 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (10.71%) Unix
8 3 (5.36%) CentOS
9 2 (3.57%) Solaris
9 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.79%) AIX
10 1 (1.79%) Android
10 1 (1.79%) HPUX
10 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.14%) ITIL
3 13 (23.21%) DevOps
3 13 (23.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (19.64%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (17.86%) Migration
7 9 (16.07%) High Availability
7 9 (16.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (14.29%) Decision-Making
8 8 (14.29%) Storage Management
8 8 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 7 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 7 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (12.50%) Data Migration
9 7 (12.50%) Kanban
10 6 (10.71%) ETL
10 6 (10.71%) Line Management
10 6 (10.71%) Scrum
10 6 (10.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (67.86%) SQL
2 22 (39.29%) T-SQL
3 19 (33.93%) PowerShell
4 13 (23.21%) C#
5 7 (12.50%) Python
6 6 (10.71%) Perl
7 5 (8.93%) Korn
8 4 (7.14%) Java
8 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.57%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.57%) VB
9 2 (3.57%) VB6
9 2 (3.57%) VBA
10 1 (1.79%) C
10 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) Degree
4 3 (5.36%) MCSE
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (10.71%) XenApp
4 5 (8.93%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) SCCM
1 6 (10.71%) SCOM
2 4 (7.14%) Ansible
2 4 (7.14%) Puppet
2 4 (7.14%) Terraform
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.79%) SCSM
3 1 (1.79%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.79%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 36 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 21 (37.50%) VMware
3 9 (16.07%) Oracle
4 8 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 7 (12.50%) Sybase
6 6 (10.71%) Citrix
7 5 (8.93%) NetApp
8 4 (7.14%) Databricks
8 4 (7.14%) Dell
8 4 (7.14%) EMC
8 4 (7.14%) HP
8 4 (7.14%) Tableau
9 2 (3.57%) Cisco
9 2 (3.57%) Computacenter
9 2 (3.57%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.79%) FNZ
10 1 (1.79%) Ivanti
10 1 (1.79%) Nimble Storage
10 1 (1.79%) RedGate