Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 504 457 509
Rank change year-on-year -47 +52 +288
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 364 467 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.48% 0.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.77% 2.12% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 357 300
England median daily rate £419 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% -3.13% -8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £284 £275
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
UK median daily rate £413 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +37.31% -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year -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 20601 21981 24454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.10% 22.57% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14264 14751 16280
England median daily rate £458 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.65% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 319 381
England median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.20 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £48.15 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £28.18 £29.25
% change year-on-year +10.54% -3.66% +21.88%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -37 165 £475 +11.76% 27
North of England +37 67 £370 -0.07% 14
South East -14 57 £375 -5.06% 7
Midlands +33 43 £375 -3.23% 2
Yorkshire +6 34 £353 -4.73% 2
North West +21 32 £374 +1.19% 11
West Midlands +32 28 £375 -3.85% 1
East of England -33 16 £375 - 1
East Midlands +11 15 £388 +5.08% 1
South West -26 15 £375 +8.30% 5
North East +67 1 - - 1
SQL Server 2014
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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.

1 364 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 249 (68.41%) SQL
3 176 (48.35%) Microsoft
4 170 (46.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 154 (42.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 140 (38.46%) SQL Server 2016
7 139 (38.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 133 (36.54%) Business Intelligence
9 128 (35.16%) T-SQL
10 126 (34.62%) C#
11 125 (34.34%) SQL Server 2008
12 109 (29.95%) .NET
13 104 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 100 (27.47%) Data Warehouse
15 88 (24.18%) Finance
16 87 (23.90%) ETL
17 78 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
18 75 (20.60%) Windows
19 67 (18.41%) Microsoft Azure
20 65 (17.86%) TDD
21 64 (17.58%) PowerShell
22 63 (17.31%) Migration
23 53 (14.56%) Power BI
24 49 (13.46%) Visual Studio
25 48 (13.19%) WCF
26 45 (12.36%) JavaScript
26 45 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server
27 44 (12.09%) HTML
28 43 (11.81%) Windows Server
29 42 (11.54%) Git (software)

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 34 (9.34%) IIS
2 25 (6.87%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 14 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (3.02%) MS Exchange
7 9 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.82%) SAS
10 2 (0.55%) Apache
10 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.55%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.55%) WordPress
11 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.27%) CMS
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (6.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.55%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (3.02%) SimCorp Dimension
2 5 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) Endur
4 1 (0.27%) iTrent
4 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 67 (18.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.02%) Office 365
4 8 (2.20%) GitHub
4 8 (2.20%) npm
5 6 (1.65%) PaaS
5 6 (1.65%) Yarn
6 4 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.82%) IaaS
7 3 (0.82%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.82%) Yammer
8 2 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.67%) DNS
2 14 (3.85%) SAN
3 8 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.92%) DHCP
5 6 (1.65%) Firewall
5 6 (1.65%) VPN
6 5 (1.37%) Network Security
6 5 (1.37%) SSL
7 4 (1.10%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.82%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.82%) LAN
8 3 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.82%) Skype
8 3 (0.82%) WAN
9 2 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.27%) Internet
10 1 (0.27%) Intranet
10 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 170 (46.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 154 (42.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 140 (38.46%) SQL Server 2016
5 139 (38.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 125 (34.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 104 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 100 (27.47%) Data Warehouse
9 53 (14.56%) Power BI
10 23 (6.32%) OLAP
11 18 (4.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 17 (4.67%) OLAP Cube
12 17 (4.67%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (3.85%) PowerPivot
14 12 (3.30%) MongoDB
15 11 (3.02%) Relational Database
16 10 (2.75%) QlikView
17 8 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
18 7 (1.92%) MySQL
19 6 (1.65%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 49 (13.46%) Visual Studio
2 45 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (11.54%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.85%) NUnit
5 13 (3.57%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.47%) Jasmine
6 9 (2.47%) Moq
6 9 (2.47%) Selenium
7 7 (1.92%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.65%) Maven
9 5 (1.37%) JUnit
10 4 (1.10%) JIRA
10 4 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.10%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.10%) Subversion
11 3 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.82%) FxCop
11 3 (0.82%) ReSharper
11 3 (0.82%) StyleCop
11 3 (0.82%) WiX
General
1 88 (24.18%) Finance
2 28 (7.69%) Banking
3 10 (2.75%) Retail
4 9 (2.47%) Front Office
5 7 (1.92%) Legal
6 6 (1.65%) Advertising
6 6 (1.65%) Marketing
7 5 (1.37%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.82%) Electronics
10 2 (0.55%) Law
10 2 (0.55%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 245 (67.31%) Developer
2 89 (24.45%) SQL Developer
3 76 (20.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 58 (15.93%) C# Developer
5 47 (12.91%) .NET Developer
6 46 (12.64%) DBA
6 46 (12.64%) SSIS Developer
7 45 (12.36%) SQL DBA
8 33 (9.07%) SQL BI Developer
9 27 (7.42%) SQL Server DBA
9 27 (7.42%) SQL Server Developer
10 24 (6.59%) SSRS Developer
11 23 (6.32%) C# .NET Developer
12 21 (5.77%) SSAS Developer
12 21 (5.77%) WPF Developer
13 19 (5.22%) Architect
14 18 (4.95%) Microsoft Developer
15 17 (4.67%) C# WPF Developer
15 17 (4.67%) Consultant
16 16 (4.40%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (29.95%) .NET
2 48 (13.19%) WCF
3 44 (12.09%) HTML
4 38 (10.44%) MDX
5 35 (9.62%) CSS
6 33 (9.07%) AngularJS
6 33 (9.07%) ASP.NET
7 32 (8.79%) WPF
8 30 (8.24%) .NET Framework
9 27 (7.42%) ASP.NET Web API
10 26 (7.14%) Web Services
11 24 (6.59%) HTML5
12 23 (6.32%) XML
13 22 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC
14 21 (5.77%) RESTful
15 20 (5.49%) JSON
16 18 (4.95%) Entity Framework
16 18 (4.95%) REST
17 17 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 16 (4.40%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.52%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.67%) Replication
4 16 (4.40%) Clustering
5 12 (3.30%) Fixed Income
6 11 (3.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (2.75%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.75%) Equities
7 10 (2.75%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.92%) Fintech
8 7 (1.92%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.65%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.65%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.37%) Tandem
11 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.10%) NHS
12 3 (0.82%) Derivative
12 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.55%) PKI
13 2 (0.55%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 75 (20.60%) Windows
2 43 (11.81%) Windows Server
3 31 (8.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (4.12%) Linux
5 14 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.37%) Android
7 5 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.37%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.10%) Unix
8 4 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.55%) Solaris
10 1 (0.27%) MVS
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (36.54%) Business Intelligence
2 87 (23.90%) ETL
3 78 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (17.86%) TDD
5 63 (17.31%) Migration
6 37 (10.16%) Kimball Methodology
7 33 (9.07%) MVC
8 31 (8.52%) Data Modelling
9 29 (7.97%) High Availability
9 29 (7.97%) Performance Tuning
10 28 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (7.69%) Unit Testing
11 25 (6.87%) SDLC
12 24 (6.59%) MVVM
12 24 (6.59%) OO
13 23 (6.32%) BDD
13 23 (6.32%) ITIL
14 22 (6.04%) Scrum
15 21 (5.77%) Multithreading
15 21 (5.77%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 249 (68.41%) SQL
2 128 (35.16%) T-SQL
3 126 (34.62%) C#
4 64 (17.58%) PowerShell
5 45 (12.36%) JavaScript
6 20 (5.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 16 (4.40%) Python
7 16 (4.40%) TypeScript
8 12 (3.30%) R
9 10 (2.75%) Java
9 10 (2.75%) VBA
10 8 (2.20%) ES6
11 5 (1.37%) C
11 5 (1.37%) VB
12 4 (1.10%) F#
12 4 (1.10%) Ruby
12 4 (1.10%) VBScript
13 3 (0.82%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.82%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (4.67%) Degree
3 13 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.47%) MCITP
5 5 (1.37%) MCSE
5 5 (1.37%) MCTS
6 4 (1.10%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.10%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (1.10%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.10%) MCSA
6 4 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (1.10%) Security+ Certification
6 4 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.55%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.55%) PMP
7 2 (0.55%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.55%) VCP6
8 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.57%) QA
2 9 (2.47%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.20%) SLA
4 6 (1.65%) COBIT
5 5 (1.37%) MiFID
6 2 (0.55%) EMIR
7 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.40%) Docker
3 12 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.20%) vSphere
6 4 (1.10%) XenApp
7 3 (0.82%) UAG
7 3 (0.82%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.82%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.55%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.27%) HDFS
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (3.02%) SCOM
2 7 (1.92%) SCCM
3 6 (1.65%) SCOrch
4 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (1.37%) Rancher
4 5 (1.37%) SCSM
4 5 (1.37%) vMotion
5 4 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.10%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.10%) vRealize
6 3 (0.82%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.55%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.27%) Ansible
8 1 (0.27%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.27%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 176 (48.35%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.52%) VMware
3 18 (4.95%) Tableau
4 14 (3.85%) RedGate
5 12 (3.30%) Citrix
6 11 (3.02%) Charles River
6 11 (3.02%) Oracle
6 11 (3.02%) SimCorp
7 8 (2.20%) SAP
8 6 (1.65%) FXall
8 6 (1.65%) HP
8 6 (1.65%) Juniper
8 6 (1.65%) Reuters
9 5 (1.37%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (1.37%) IBM
9 5 (1.37%) WatchGuard
9 5 (1.37%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.10%) Cognos
10 4 (1.10%) Veeam
11 3 (0.82%) MicroStrategy