Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 572 524 480
Rank change year-on-year -48 -44 +63
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 273 360 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.39% 0.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.28% 1.75% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 254 348
England median daily rate £425 £405 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +3.51% +0.32%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £281
90th Percentile £575 £550 £502
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
England median hourly rate £21.00 £45.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% -2.17% +37.31%
10th Percentile £20.50 £45.00 £34.38
90th Percentile £21.50 £45.00 £49.80
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -53.33% -2.17% +37.31%

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 21,312 20,585 22,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.67% 22.10% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,001 14,210 14,859
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £319 £310 £288
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 255 330
England median hourly rate £32.99 £31.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.41% +10.71% +1.82%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.25 £11.23
90th Percentile £57.20 £53.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £32.48 £30.50 £28.18
% change year-on-year +6.48% +8.23% +0.20%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +16 152 £450 -5.26% 43
South East -24 38 £413 +14.58% 16
North of England -56 36 £350 -5.28% 22
Midlands -19 25 £425 +9.68% 21
Yorkshire -26 18 £350 - 7
North West -35 17 £348 -7.33% 14
East Midlands +21 14 £425 +1.49% 10
South West -27 12 £425 +13.33% 8
West Midlands -40 11 £381 +1.67% 11
East of England -5 9 £400 +11.11% 4
North East -2 1 £335 +8.06% 1
SQL Server 2014
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 273 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 228 (83.52%) SQL
3 151 (55.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 120 (43.96%) T-SQL
5 107 (39.19%) SQL Server 2016
6 106 (38.83%) Finance
7 104 (38.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 104 (38.10%) Microsoft
8 101 (37.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 99 (36.26%) Data Warehouse
10 97 (35.53%) Business Intelligence
11 89 (32.60%) C#
12 87 (31.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 80 (29.30%) ETL
14 77 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
15 76 (27.84%) .NET
16 66 (24.18%) SQL Server 2008
17 56 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
18 46 (16.85%) Power BI
18 46 (16.85%) Windows
19 45 (16.48%) Microsoft Excel
20 42 (15.38%) Banking
21 38 (13.92%) HTML
22 37 (13.55%) TDD
22 37 (13.55%) Relational Database
23 34 (12.45%) MVC
23 34 (12.45%) Windows Server
24 31 (11.36%) JavaScript
25 29 (10.62%) IIS
25 29 (10.62%) PowerShell

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 (10.62%) IIS
2 5 (1.83%) CMS
3 4 (1.47%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.47%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.10%) Apache
4 3 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.10%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.73%) Confluence
5 2 (0.73%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.73%) WordPress
6 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 45 (16.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.37%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.37%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.37%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 56 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.93%) PaaS
4 7 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (2.20%) Office 365
6 5 (1.83%) npm
6 5 (1.83%) Yarn
7 4 (1.47%) IaaS
8 2 (0.73%) Akamai
8 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.73%) Cloudflare
8 2 (0.73%) G Suite
8 2 (0.73%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.83%) Firewall
2 4 (1.47%) DNS
2 4 (1.47%) Internet
3 3 (1.10%) Intranet
3 3 (1.10%) VLAN
4 2 (0.73%) DHCP
4 2 (0.73%) iSCSI
4 2 (0.73%) SAN
4 2 (0.73%) Skype
4 2 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.73%) VPN
5 1 (0.37%) NAS
5 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.37%) Network Security
5 1 (0.37%) SMS
5 1 (0.37%) SNMP
5 1 (0.37%) SSH
5 1 (0.37%) SSL
5 1 (0.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 151 (55.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 107 (39.19%) SQL Server 2016
4 104 (38.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 101 (37.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 99 (36.26%) Data Warehouse
7 87 (31.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 66 (24.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 46 (16.85%) Power BI
10 37 (13.55%) Relational Database
11 21 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 15 (5.49%) Oracle Database
13 14 (5.13%) MS Access
13 14 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (4.76%) RDBMS
15 12 (4.40%) MySQL
15 12 (4.40%) OLAP
16 11 (4.03%) Oracle Database 12c
16 11 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
17 9 (3.30%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 23 (8.42%) Visual Studio
2 20 (7.33%) Git (software)
2 20 (7.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (6.23%) TeamCity
4 12 (4.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (1.83%) git-flow
7 5 (1.83%) JUnit
7 5 (1.83%) Maven
7 5 (1.83%) NUnit
7 5 (1.83%) Subversion
7 5 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (1.47%) JIRA
8 4 (1.47%) ReSharper
8 4 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.10%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.10%) Selenium
10 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
General
1 106 (38.83%) Finance
2 42 (15.38%) Banking
3 18 (6.59%) Retail
4 8 (2.93%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.20%) Back Office
5 6 (2.20%) Law
5 6 (2.20%) Marketing
6 5 (1.83%) Front Office
6 5 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.47%) Legal
8 2 (0.73%) Advertising
8 2 (0.73%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) Games
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 182 (66.67%) Developer
2 77 (28.21%) SQL Developer
3 46 (16.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 37 (13.55%) .NET Developer
5 33 (12.09%) DBA
6 32 (11.72%) SQL DBA
7 22 (8.06%) C# Developer
7 22 (8.06%) Report Developer
8 19 (6.96%) Analyst
9 17 (6.23%) C# .NET Developer
10 16 (5.86%) SQL BI Developer
11 15 (5.49%) ETL Developer
11 15 (5.49%) WPF Developer
12 14 (5.13%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 14 (5.13%) SSIS Developer
13 12 (4.40%) SQL Server DBA
13 12 (4.40%) SQL Server Developer
14 10 (3.66%) SSAS Developer
15 9 (3.30%) Full Stack Developer
15 9 (3.30%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (27.84%) .NET
2 38 (13.92%) HTML
3 26 (9.52%) ASP.NET
4 24 (8.79%) CSS
4 24 (8.79%) HTML5
4 24 (8.79%) WPF
5 23 (8.42%) .NET Framework
6 22 (8.06%) WCF
7 21 (7.69%) MDX
8 17 (6.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (6.23%) Task Parallel Library
8 17 (6.23%) Web Services
9 16 (5.86%) Entity Framework
9 16 (5.86%) jQuery
9 16 (5.86%) JSON
10 14 (5.13%) AngularJS
11 12 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (4.03%) Redux
13 9 (3.30%) React
13 9 (3.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.33%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (4.03%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.66%) Clustering
5 8 (2.93%) Equities
5 8 (2.93%) Fixed Income
5 8 (2.93%) Reinsurance
5 8 (2.93%) Replication
6 6 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.20%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.20%) User Experience
7 5 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.83%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.47%) Fintech
9 3 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.73%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 46 (16.85%) Windows
2 34 (12.45%) Windows Server
3 21 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (6.96%) Linux
5 15 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.66%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.20%) Unix
8 2 (0.73%) Android
8 2 (0.73%) HPUX
9 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.37%) CentOS
9 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (35.53%) Business Intelligence
2 80 (29.30%) ETL
3 77 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (13.55%) TDD
5 34 (12.45%) MVC
6 27 (9.89%) Kimball Methodology
7 26 (9.52%) SDLC
8 25 (9.16%) Migration
8 25 (9.16%) Visualisation
9 24 (8.79%) Dimensional Modelling
9 24 (8.79%) OO
10 23 (8.42%) Data Modelling
11 21 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
12 19 (6.96%) ETL Development
13 18 (6.59%) SOA
13 18 (6.59%) Test Automation
14 17 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (6.23%) Multithreading
14 17 (6.23%) Software Engineering
15 16 (5.86%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 228 (83.52%) SQL
2 120 (43.96%) T-SQL
3 89 (32.60%) C#
4 31 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 29 (10.62%) PowerShell
6 20 (7.33%) Python
7 19 (6.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 17 (6.23%) VBA
9 14 (5.13%) PL/SQL
9 14 (5.13%) TypeScript
9 14 (5.13%) VB
10 13 (4.76%) PHP
11 12 (4.40%) VBScript
12 11 (4.03%) R
12 11 (4.03%) VB.NET
13 10 (3.66%) Java
14 5 (1.83%) ES6
14 5 (1.83%) Java 8
15 4 (1.47%) Scala
16 3 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (5.49%) Degree
2 12 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.10%) MCSA
5 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.37%) MCSE
6 1 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.49%) QA
2 7 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.10%) Basel III
3 3 (1.10%) GDPR
3 3 (1.10%) IFRS
3 3 (1.10%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.73%) PMO
4 2 (0.73%) SLA
5 1 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (6.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.47%) Docker
4 4 (1.47%) HDFS
4 4 (1.47%) XenApp
4 4 (1.47%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.73%) NFS
7 1 (0.37%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.37%) vSphere
7 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (1.83%) SCCM
3 4 (1.47%) Oozie
3 4 (1.47%) SCOM
4 2 (0.73%) EdgeSight
4 2 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.73%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.73%) vMotion
5 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.37%) Foglight
5 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.37%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Sentry
5 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.37%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.52%) Oracle
3 17 (6.23%) SAP
4 16 (5.86%) Citrix
5 13 (4.76%) Tableau
6 11 (4.03%) Informatica
6 11 (4.03%) VMware
7 5 (1.83%) NetApp
7 5 (1.83%) RedGate
7 5 (1.83%) Telerik
8 4 (1.47%) HP
9 3 (1.10%) Alteryx
10 2 (0.73%) Cisco
10 2 (0.73%) Ivanti
10 2 (0.73%) New Relic
10 2 (0.73%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.73%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.73%) Sage
10 2 (0.73%) Twitter
10 2 (0.73%) Xamarin