Period
to 7 May 2021

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 7 May 2021 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 568 527 619
Rank change year-on-year -41 +92 -101
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 37 94 225
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.083% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.39% 0.93% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 57 139
10th Percentile £263 £345 £313
25th Percentile £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £438 £400
Median % change year-on-year -5.71% +9.38% -11.11%
75th Percentile £488 £525 £469
90th Percentile £526 £615 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -13.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £37.59 -
UK median hourly rate - £37.59 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +58.31% -47.23%

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 9,370 10,102 19,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.96% 21.56% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,478 6,999 13,467
10th Percentile £323 £325 £325
25th Percentile £408 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £488
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +1.54% +2.63%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 153 218
10th Percentile £11.40 £13.85 £14.00
25th Percentile £18.50 £17.83 £18.15
Median hourly rate £24.82 £24.70 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.49% -29.43% +9.38%
75th Percentile £49.24 £46.00 £47.69
90th Percentile £62.00 £61.20 £58.30
UK median hourly rate £26.73 £24.70 £30.00
% change year-on-year +8.22% -17.67% -6.98%

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 7 May 2021.

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 7 May 2021. 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 -42 18 £413 -13.16% 4
North of England +32 6 £464 -0.22% 7
North West +20 6 £464 +17.47% 5
South West +41 5 £415 +0.61% 4
Midlands +10 2 £475 +35.71% 2
South East +38 1 - - 3
East of England +27 1 £410 -
East Midlands +16 1 - - 2
West Midlands -8 1 £475 -3.80%
SQL Server 2014
UK

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (89.19%) SQL
3 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
3 22 (59.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (51.35%) SQL Server 2016
4 19 (51.35%) Windows
5 14 (37.84%) VMware
6 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
7 10 (27.03%) ITIL
7 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (27.03%) Microsoft 365
8 9 (24.32%) Azure
8 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2017
8 9 (24.32%) Social Skills
9 8 (21.62%) LAN
9 8 (21.62%) Migration
10 7 (18.92%) Wireless
10 7 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (18.92%) Project Management
10 7 (18.92%) WAN
10 7 (18.92%) C#
10 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
10 7 (18.92%) SCCM
10 7 (18.92%) PaaS
10 7 (18.92%) Storage Management
10 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2019

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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) Confluence
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft 365
2 9 (24.32%) Azure
3 7 (18.92%) PaaS
4 6 (16.22%) SaaS
5 4 (10.81%) Power Platform
6 2 (5.41%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (5.41%) GitHub
6 2 (5.41%) IaaS
7 1 (2.70%) AWS
7 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.70%) Azure Key Vault
7 1 (2.70%) Azure Logic Apps
7 1 (2.70%) Azure Storage
7 1 (2.70%) GCP
7 1 (2.70%) OneDrive
7 1 (2.70%) PowerApps
7 1 (2.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) LAN
2 7 (18.92%) WAN
2 7 (18.92%) Wireless
3 4 (10.81%) Firewall
4 3 (8.11%) SAN
4 3 (8.11%) VoIP
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) DNS
5 1 (2.70%) Internet
5 1 (2.70%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.70%) OpenVPN
5 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (59.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (51.35%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2017
5 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2019
5 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (16.22%) Oracle Database
6 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (13.51%) MongoDB
7 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (10.81%) RDBMS
8 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
8 4 (10.81%) Tableau
9 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (8.11%) Power BI
9 3 (8.11%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (5.41%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.11%) IBM UrbanCode
3 3 (8.11%) JIRA
3 3 (8.11%) WiX
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.70%) Hudson
5 1 (2.70%) Serena SBM
5 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.70%) Subversion
5 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (24.32%) Social Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) International Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) DBA
2 12 (32.43%) Analyst
3 11 (29.73%) SQL DBA
4 7 (18.92%) Developer
4 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (10.81%) .NET Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Senior DBA
7 3 (8.11%) Administrator
7 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Lead .NET Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Lead Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Network Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Oracle DBA
8 2 (5.41%) Senior SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
2 3 (8.11%) WCF
2 3 (8.11%) Web Services
3 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Core
4 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.70%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) LDAP
4 1 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.70%) React
4 1 (2.70%) REST
4 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.70%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Virtual Team
2 4 (10.81%) Clustering
2 4 (10.81%) Replication
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.81%) Linux
6 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.11%) Solaris
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) ITIL
2 8 (21.62%) Migration
3 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (18.92%) Project Management
3 7 (18.92%) Storage Management
4 6 (16.22%) Matrix Organization
4 6 (16.22%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (13.51%) Business Continuity
5 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (13.51%) MVC
6 4 (10.81%) Change Management
6 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
7 3 (8.11%) Analytics
7 3 (8.11%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.11%) Process Improvement
7 3 (8.11%) SDLC
7 3 (8.11%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (89.19%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) C#
2 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
3 5 (13.51%) Python
3 5 (13.51%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.81%) Bash Shell
4 4 (10.81%) Java
4 4 (10.81%) Perl
4 4 (10.81%) Ruby
5 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.41%) C
7 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.81%) MCITP
2 4 (10.81%) MCSE
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) CCNA
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.11%) HP AIS
3 3 (8.11%) HP ASE
3 3 (8.11%) HP MASE
3 3 (8.11%) JNCIS
3 3 (8.11%) MCSA
3 3 (8.11%) NCIE
3 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
3 6 (16.22%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.81%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (5.41%) vSphere
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.70%) XenApp
6 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
2 6 (16.22%) SCOM
2 6 (16.22%) SCSM
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Perfmon
5 1 (2.70%) Control-M
5 1 (2.70%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.70%) QRadar
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
2 14 (37.84%) VMware
3 6 (16.22%) Oracle
4 5 (13.51%) SAP
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco
5 4 (10.81%) Sybase
6 3 (8.11%) Brocade
6 3 (8.11%) HP
6 3 (8.11%) Juniper
6 3 (8.11%) NetApp
6 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.41%) Mitel
8 1 (2.70%) CyberArk
8 1 (2.70%) Databricks
8 1 (2.70%) Qualys
8 1 (2.70%) Remedy
8 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (2.70%) Serena
8 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.70%) Splunk