Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 582 531 477
Rank change year-on-year -51 -54 +45
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 285 327 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.36% 0.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.33% 1.61% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 214 335
England median daily rate £433 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% - +1.91%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £300
90th Percentile £540 £525 £510
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.14% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
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 £36.03
90th Percentile £42.30 £45.00 £51.18
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 21,358 20,304 22,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.93% 22.38% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,106 13,721 15,047
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 257 341
England median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.67% - +7.99%
10th Percentile £13.87 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £56.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £29.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year -2.74% -1.47% +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 22 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2014 in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 September 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 +17 163 £475 +5.56% 28
North of England -56 37 £391 +8.48% 20
South East -30 36 £413 +10.00% 17
Midlands -27 28 £418 +1.83% 20
North West -40 23 £375 +0.16% 8
East Midlands +18 16 £410 -0.61% 10
Yorkshire -26 14 £450 +33.33% 10
West Midlands -48 12 £450 +16.13% 10
East of England -19 11 £400 +6.67% 5
South West -13 10 £375 -5.06% 7
SQL Server 2014
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 285 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 216 (75.79%) SQL
3 138 (48.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 122 (42.81%) SQL Server 2016
5 119 (41.75%) T-SQL
6 116 (40.70%) Microsoft
7 113 (39.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 109 (38.25%) C#
9 106 (37.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 99 (34.74%) Business Intelligence
11 96 (33.68%) .NET
12 94 (32.98%) Finance
13 93 (32.63%) Data Warehouse
14 92 (32.28%) Agile Software Development
15 91 (31.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 70 (24.56%) ETL
17 68 (23.86%) Microsoft Azure
18 59 (20.70%) SQL Server 2008
19 46 (16.14%) TDD
20 40 (14.04%) Visual Studio
20 40 (14.04%) Power BI
21 39 (13.68%) MVC
22 38 (13.33%) Windows
23 35 (12.28%) Banking
24 34 (11.93%) HTML
24 34 (11.93%) ASP.NET Web API
25 33 (11.58%) Microsoft Excel
26 32 (11.23%) WPF
26 32 (11.23%) Relational Database
27 30 (10.53%) CSS

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 18 (6.32%) IIS
2 13 (4.56%) CMS
2 13 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.51%) Orchard CMS
4 6 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.40%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.05%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (11.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.70%) Endur
2 2 (0.70%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.35%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 68 (23.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.81%) PaaS
3 7 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.46%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (2.46%) Office 365
4 4 (1.40%) IaaS
5 3 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.70%) G Suite
6 2 (0.70%) npm
6 2 (0.70%) Yarn
7 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.40%) Firewall
2 3 (1.05%) iSCSI
2 3 (1.05%) SMS
3 2 (0.70%) DNS
3 2 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.70%) VLAN
4 1 (0.35%) DHCP
4 1 (0.35%) Internet
4 1 (0.35%) Intranet
4 1 (0.35%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.35%) SAN
4 1 (0.35%) SSH
4 1 (0.35%) SSL
4 1 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 138 (48.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 122 (42.81%) SQL Server 2016
4 113 (39.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 106 (37.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 93 (32.63%) Data Warehouse
7 91 (31.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 59 (20.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 40 (14.04%) Power BI
10 32 (11.23%) Relational Database
11 20 (7.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 15 (5.26%) OLAP
13 12 (4.21%) Oracle Database
14 11 (3.86%) MySQL
14 11 (3.86%) OLAP Cube
15 10 (3.51%) NoSQL
15 10 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
16 8 (2.81%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (2.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (14.04%) Visual Studio
2 27 (9.47%) Git (software)
3 21 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (5.61%) TeamCity
5 14 (4.91%) git-flow
5 14 (4.91%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (2.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (2.81%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.75%) NUnit
7 5 (1.75%) Subversion
8 4 (1.40%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.40%) ReSharper
8 4 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.05%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.05%) Selenium
10 2 (0.70%) JIRA
10 2 (0.70%) JUnit
10 2 (0.70%) Maven
10 2 (0.70%) MSTest
10 2 (0.70%) NSubstitute
General
1 94 (32.98%) Finance
2 35 (12.28%) Banking
3 15 (5.26%) Retail
4 9 (3.16%) Law
5 7 (2.46%) Back Office
5 7 (2.46%) Publishing
6 6 (2.11%) Legal
7 5 (1.75%) Marketing
8 3 (1.05%) Front Office
8 3 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.70%) Advertising
10 1 (0.35%) Electronics
10 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 189 (66.32%) Developer
2 72 (25.26%) SQL Developer
3 52 (18.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 43 (15.09%) .NET Developer
5 37 (12.98%) DBA
6 34 (11.93%) SQL DBA
7 31 (10.88%) C# Developer
8 22 (7.72%) WPF Developer
9 20 (7.02%) SQL BI Developer
10 19 (6.67%) Report Developer
11 18 (6.32%) C# .NET Developer
12 17 (5.96%) Analyst
12 17 (5.96%) SQL Server Developer
13 16 (5.61%) C# WPF Developer
14 15 (5.26%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 14 (4.91%) Senior Developer
15 14 (4.91%) SQL Server DBA
16 13 (4.56%) SSAS Developer
17 12 (4.21%) SSIS Developer
17 12 (4.21%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (33.68%) .NET
2 34 (11.93%) ASP.NET Web API
2 34 (11.93%) HTML
3 32 (11.23%) WPF
4 30 (10.53%) CSS
5 29 (10.18%) ASP.NET
6 24 (8.42%) WCF
6 24 (8.42%) Web Services
7 23 (8.07%) Task Parallel Library
8 21 (7.37%) AngularJS
8 21 (7.37%) MDX
9 20 (7.02%) HTML5
9 20 (7.02%) jQuery
10 18 (6.32%) .NET Framework
10 18 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (5.96%) JSON
12 14 (4.91%) .NET Core
12 14 (4.91%) CSS3
12 14 (4.91%) REST
13 12 (4.21%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.12%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.56%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.51%) Replication
5 9 (3.16%) Clustering
5 9 (3.16%) Reinsurance
6 7 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.46%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.46%) NHS
7 5 (1.75%) User Experience
8 4 (1.40%) Fintech
9 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.05%) Equities
9 3 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.05%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.70%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.33%) Windows
2 30 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 18 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.46%) Linux
6 3 (1.05%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.70%) CentOS
7 2 (0.70%) Unix
7 2 (0.70%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.35%) Android
8 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.35%) VMS
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (34.74%) Business Intelligence
2 92 (32.28%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (24.56%) ETL
4 46 (16.14%) TDD
5 39 (13.68%) MVC
6 30 (10.53%) Kimball Methodology
7 28 (9.82%) Multithreading
8 27 (9.47%) MVVM
9 24 (8.42%) Data Modelling
9 24 (8.42%) Dimensional Modelling
9 24 (8.42%) SDLC
9 24 (8.42%) SOA
10 22 (7.72%) OO
11 21 (7.37%) Waterfall
12 19 (6.67%) Migration
12 19 (6.67%) Visualisation
13 18 (6.32%) OOA/OOD
14 17 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (5.96%) ETL Development
15 16 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 216 (75.79%) SQL
2 119 (41.75%) T-SQL
3 109 (38.25%) C#
4 26 (9.12%) JavaScript
5 24 (8.42%) PowerShell
6 20 (7.02%) VBA
7 18 (6.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 16 (5.61%) TypeScript
9 10 (3.51%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.81%) Python
10 8 (2.81%) VB.NET
11 7 (2.46%) Java
11 7 (2.46%) VB
12 4 (1.40%) Scala
13 3 (1.05%) C
14 2 (0.70%) ES6
14 2 (0.70%) Java 8
15 1 (0.35%) Ruby
15 1 (0.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (7.02%) Degree
2 5 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.05%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.70%) MCSA
5 1 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.51%) GDPR
2 8 (2.81%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.81%) QA
3 2 (0.70%) PMO
4 1 (0.35%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) MiFID
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.86%) Docker
3 8 (2.81%) Varnish
4 5 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.75%) XenApp
4 5 (1.75%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.40%) HDFS
6 3 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.70%) NFS
7 2 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.70%) vSphere
7 2 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (3.86%) Kibana
2 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (1.40%) Oozie
3 4 (1.40%) SCCM
4 3 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.70%) EdgeSight
5 2 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.70%) SCOM
5 2 (0.70%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.70%) vMotion
6 1 (0.35%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.35%) Foglight
6 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.35%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Sentry
6 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 116 (40.70%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.07%) Tableau
3 14 (4.91%) Oracle
3 14 (4.91%) SAP
3 14 (4.91%) VMware
4 12 (4.21%) Citrix
5 7 (2.46%) RedGate
6 5 (1.75%) Informatica
7 4 (1.40%) Alteryx
7 4 (1.40%) NetApp
8 3 (1.05%) Veeam
9 2 (0.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (0.70%) Cisco
9 2 (0.70%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.70%) Sage
9 2 (0.70%) Siemens
10 1 (0.35%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.35%) Cognos
10 1 (0.35%) HP
10 1 (0.35%) IBM