Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 February 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
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 503 402 495
Rank change year-on-year -101 +93 +243
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 390 543 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.57% 0.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.79% 2.54% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 416 327
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -0.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -

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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 21,826 21,369 24,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.85% 22.44% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,190 14,284 16,565
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 302 409
UK median hourly rate £34.25 £26.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.25% -5.36% +1.82%
10th Percentile £15.05 £9.43 £11.95
90th Percentile £56.84 £48.63 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £24.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +59.18% -10.91% +2.80%

SQL Server 2014
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2014 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2014 in the UK

SQL Server 2014
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2014 in the UK

SQL Server 2014
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2014 over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2014 in the UK

SQL Server 2014
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2014.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2014 in the UK

SQL Server 2014
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 February 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
England -103 374 £425 +13.33% 172
UK excluding London -127 194 £373 -0.67% 114
London -13 192 £500 +21.58% 68
North of England -42 56 £363 -0.34% 32
South East -58 54 £373 -6.88% 30
Midlands +11 47 £375 - 16
Yorkshire -40 34 £350 -2.78% 10
West Midlands -4 25 £350 -6.67% 10
East Midlands +13 22 £388 +29.17% 6
North West -24 20 £375 +0.67% 22
East of England -33 13 £385 +2.67% 8
South West -26 11 £356 -2.40% 18
Wales -7 6 £400 +24.03% 4
Scotland -41 5 £375 -6.25% 5
North East +43 2 £363 -6.45%
Northern Ireland - 2 £650 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2014.

1 390 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 266 (68.21%) SQL
3 208 (53.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 173 (44.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 172 (44.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 169 (43.33%) Microsoft
7 152 (38.97%) C#
8 140 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
9 137 (35.13%) .NET
10 131 (33.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 128 (32.82%) Business Intelligence
12 113 (28.97%) T-SQL
13 112 (28.72%) Microsoft Azure
14 108 (27.69%) SQL Server 2008
15 106 (27.18%) Finance
16 98 (25.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 97 (24.87%) TDD
18 94 (24.10%) Data Warehouse
19 87 (22.31%) ETL
20 68 (17.44%) Migration
21 60 (15.38%) WPF
22 59 (15.13%) JavaScript
22 59 (15.13%) Power BI
23 58 (14.87%) HTML
24 56 (14.36%) Windows
25 53 (13.59%) WCF
26 50 (12.82%) OO
26 50 (12.82%) AngularJS
27 47 (12.05%) PowerShell
28 45 (11.54%) Greenfield Project

SQL Server 2014
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 27 (6.92%) IIS
2 16 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (3.59%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.54%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.28%) Apache
7 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.51%) Confluence
8 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.51%) nginx
8 2 (0.51%) SAS
8 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 32 (8.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.77%) SPSS
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.82%) SimCorp Dimension
2 3 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.26%) Endur
3 1 (0.26%) iTrent
3 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.26%) Relativity
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 112 (28.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.08%) npm
4 10 (2.56%) Yarn
5 7 (1.79%) IaaS
5 7 (1.79%) PaaS
6 6 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
6 6 (1.54%) GitHub
6 6 (1.54%) Office 365
7 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.33%) DNS
2 8 (2.05%) DHCP
3 7 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.28%) NetScaler
5 4 (1.03%) iSCSI
5 4 (1.03%) LAN
5 4 (1.03%) Network Security
5 4 (1.03%) SAN
5 4 (1.03%) WAN
6 3 (0.77%) Firewall
6 3 (0.77%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.51%) Internet
7 2 (0.51%) SMTP
7 2 (0.51%) Telnet
8 1 (0.26%) Intranet
8 1 (0.26%) MPLS
8 1 (0.26%) SNMP
8 1 (0.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 208 (53.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 173 (44.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 172 (44.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 131 (33.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 108 (27.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 98 (25.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 94 (24.10%) Data Warehouse
9 59 (15.13%) Power BI
10 24 (6.15%) Relational Database
11 21 (5.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 14 (3.59%) OLAP
13 13 (3.33%) QlikView
13 13 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (3.08%) Oracle Database
15 11 (2.82%) Star Schema
16 9 (2.31%) MongoDB
16 9 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
17 8 (2.05%) OLAP Cube
17 8 (2.05%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 42 (10.77%) Git (software)
2 40 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (8.21%) Visual Studio
4 24 (6.15%) TeamCity
5 17 (4.36%) NUnit
6 16 (4.10%) Jasmine
6 16 (4.10%) Jenkins
7 14 (3.59%) Selenium
8 11 (2.82%) Maven
8 11 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (2.82%) Subversion
9 9 (2.31%) JUnit
10 6 (1.54%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.28%) Moq
11 5 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (1.03%) FishEye
13 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 2 (0.51%) Bower
14 2 (0.51%) Grunt
14 2 (0.51%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 106 (27.18%) Finance
2 24 (6.15%) Banking
3 16 (4.10%) Front Office
4 14 (3.59%) Retail
5 9 (2.31%) Legal
6 8 (2.05%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.54%) Advertising
8 5 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.03%) Law
9 4 (1.03%) Marketing
10 2 (0.51%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 278 (71.28%) Developer
2 84 (21.54%) SQL Developer
3 79 (20.26%) C# Developer
4 67 (17.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 60 (15.38%) .NET Developer
6 52 (13.33%) DBA
7 44 (11.28%) SQL DBA
7 44 (11.28%) SSIS Developer
7 44 (11.28%) WPF Developer
8 34 (8.72%) C# WPF Developer
9 33 (8.46%) C# .NET Developer
9 33 (8.46%) SQL Server Developer
10 29 (7.44%) SQL BI Developer
11 22 (5.64%) Administrator
12 20 (5.13%) SQL Server DBA
12 20 (5.13%) SSRS Developer
13 18 (4.62%) Senior Developer
13 18 (4.62%) SSAS Developer
14 16 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 14 (3.59%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (35.13%) .NET
2 60 (15.38%) WPF
3 58 (14.87%) HTML
4 53 (13.59%) WCF
5 50 (12.82%) AngularJS
6 41 (10.51%) CSS
7 34 (8.72%) .NET Framework
8 33 (8.46%) ASP.NET
8 33 (8.46%) Task Parallel Library
9 32 (8.21%) JSON
10 30 (7.69%) RESTful
11 29 (7.44%) ASP.NET Web API
12 27 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 27 (6.92%) HTML5
13 26 (6.67%) MDX
14 25 (6.41%) jQuery
15 22 (5.64%) REST
16 19 (4.87%) Web Services
17 16 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 16 (4.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.54%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.36%) Clustering
4 14 (3.59%) Replication
5 13 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (3.08%) Equities
6 12 (3.08%) Fixed Income
7 11 (2.82%) Fintech
8 10 (2.56%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.05%) Tandem
10 7 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.54%) Credit Risk
12 5 (1.28%) Wiki
13 4 (1.03%) Data Centre
13 4 (1.03%) Life Science
14 3 (0.77%) Derivative
14 3 (0.77%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.77%) PKI
14 3 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 56 (14.36%) Windows
2 35 (8.97%) Windows Server
3 27 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.33%) Linux
6 5 (1.28%) CentOS
6 5 (1.28%) Unix
7 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.77%) Solaris
8 3 (0.77%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.26%) Android
9 1 (0.26%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (32.82%) Business Intelligence
3 97 (24.87%) TDD
4 87 (22.31%) ETL
5 68 (17.44%) Migration
6 50 (12.82%) OO
7 44 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (11.28%) MVVM
8 43 (11.03%) MVC
9 40 (10.26%) Multithreading
9 40 (10.26%) SOA
10 35 (8.97%) BDD
10 35 (8.97%) Mathematics
11 34 (8.72%) Test Automation
12 33 (8.46%) Scrum
13 32 (8.21%) Data Modelling
13 32 (8.21%) Kimball Methodology
13 32 (8.21%) Unit Testing
13 32 (8.21%) Waterfall
14 31 (7.95%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 266 (68.21%) SQL
2 152 (38.97%) C#
3 113 (28.97%) T-SQL
4 59 (15.13%) JavaScript
5 47 (12.05%) PowerShell
6 25 (6.41%) TypeScript
7 22 (5.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 18 (4.62%) Java
9 17 (4.36%) Python
10 16 (4.10%) VBA
11 12 (3.08%) R
12 10 (2.56%) ES6
13 5 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.28%) C++
14 4 (1.03%) F#
14 4 (1.03%) Ruby
14 4 (1.03%) VB
15 3 (0.77%) Perl
15 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (10.77%) Degree
2 22 (5.64%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.28%) MCITP
6 4 (1.03%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.03%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (1.03%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.77%) MCSE
8 2 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.51%) MCSA
8 2 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.51%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.51%) PMP
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB
9 1 (0.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.79%) QA
3 6 (1.54%) SLA
4 4 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.51%) EMIR
5 2 (0.51%) MiFID
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (7.44%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.82%) Docker
3 10 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.54%) vSphere
6 5 (1.28%) XenApp
7 3 (0.77%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.77%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.51%) XenServer
9 1 (0.26%) HDFS
9 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (1.28%) vRealize
3 4 (1.03%) Nagios
3 4 (1.03%) SCCM
3 4 (1.03%) SCOM
3 4 (1.03%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.51%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.51%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.51%) XenMobile
4 2 (0.51%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.26%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 169 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.15%) Oracle
2 24 (6.15%) VMware
3 21 (5.38%) Tableau
4 14 (3.59%) RedGate
5 13 (3.33%) SAP
6 11 (2.82%) Charles River
6 11 (2.82%) SimCorp
7 10 (2.56%) FXall
7 10 (2.56%) Reuters
8 6 (1.54%) Citrix
8 6 (1.54%) IBM
9 5 (1.28%) Capita
9 5 (1.28%) EMC
9 5 (1.28%) HP
9 5 (1.28%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (1.03%) Cisco
10 4 (1.03%) Cognos
10 4 (1.03%) NetApp
10 4 (1.03%) Remedy