Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 538 467 513
Rank change year-on-year -71 +46 +93
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 361 420 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.46% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.60% 2.04% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 283 314
UK median daily rate £438 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +2.24%
10th Percentile £313 £292 £302
90th Percentile £575 £488 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £382 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.87% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +47.77%
10th Percentile £42.50 £37.50 £21.55
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.50 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% +4.48%

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 22,553 20,605 23,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.54% 22.60% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,702 13,719 15,840
UK median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 267 387
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -6.45% +19.23%
10th Percentile £14.00 £9.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £54.88 £52.17 £53.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £31.14
% change year-on-year +27.27% -11.67% +22.92%

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 21 June 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 15 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 21 June 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 -90 335 £438 +16.67% 130
London +43 195 £475 +11.76% 52
UK excluding London -119 162 £382 +1.87% 81
South East -35 44 £375 -6.25% 15
North of England -96 43 £375 +7.14% 27
Midlands -20 35 £388 +3.33% 15
North West -46 25 £379 +0.93% 18
West Midlands -32 18 £413 +10.00% 6
Yorkshire -38 18 £375 +7.14% 8
East Midlands +12 17 £388 +9.54% 9
East of England -10 12 £380 +1.33% 7
Scotland -49 10 £300 -14.29% 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £600 -
South West -17 6 £356 -5.00% 14
Wales -10 5 £425 +21.43% 1

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 361 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 237 (65.65%) SQL
3 179 (49.58%) SQL Server 2016
4 161 (44.60%) C#
4 161 (44.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 149 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (38.50%) .NET
7 135 (37.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 128 (35.46%) Microsoft
9 124 (34.35%) Microsoft Azure
10 103 (28.53%) T-SQL
11 102 (28.25%) Finance
12 94 (26.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 93 (25.76%) TDD
14 87 (24.10%) Business Intelligence
15 82 (22.71%) Data Warehouse
16 75 (20.78%) SQL Server 2008
17 74 (20.50%) WPF
18 72 (19.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 70 (19.39%) ETL
20 63 (17.45%) HTML
21 57 (15.79%) OO
22 56 (15.51%) Multithreading
23 55 (15.24%) MVC
23 55 (15.24%) SOA
24 52 (14.40%) JavaScript
24 52 (14.40%) Git (software)
25 51 (14.13%) MVVM
26 49 (13.57%) Visual Studio
27 46 (12.74%) WCF

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 21 (5.82%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (3.05%) CMS
3 10 (2.77%) Orchard CMS
3 10 (2.77%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.66%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.11%) IIS
7 3 (0.83%) Apache
7 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.55%) Confluence
8 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.55%) nginx
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (10.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.55%) Endur
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.28%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.28%) iTrent
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 124 (34.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.16%) npm
3 14 (3.88%) Yarn
4 11 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.22%) Azure Data Factory
5 8 (2.22%) Office 365
5 8 (2.22%) PaaS
6 4 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.83%) GitHub
7 3 (0.83%) IaaS
8 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.66%) SMTP
2 5 (1.39%) Firewall
2 5 (1.39%) FTP
2 5 (1.39%) HTTP
3 4 (1.11%) SSL
3 4 (1.11%) VLAN
3 4 (1.11%) VPN
4 3 (0.83%) iSCSI
4 3 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.55%) Internet
5 2 (0.55%) LAN
5 2 (0.55%) MPLS
5 2 (0.55%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.55%) SAN
5 2 (0.55%) SMS
5 2 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (0.55%) WAN
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.28%) DNS
6 1 (0.28%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 179 (49.58%) SQL Server 2016
3 161 (44.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 135 (37.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 94 (26.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 82 (22.71%) Data Warehouse
7 75 (20.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 72 (19.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 40 (11.08%) Power BI
10 27 (7.48%) Relational Database
11 20 (5.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 20 (5.54%) SQL Server 2005
12 15 (4.16%) OLAP
13 14 (3.88%) Oracle Database
14 12 (3.32%) Star Schema
15 11 (3.05%) Big Data
15 11 (3.05%) Snowflake Schema
16 10 (2.77%) Oracle Database 11g
17 9 (2.49%) Azure SQL Database
17 9 (2.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (14.40%) Git (software)
2 49 (13.57%) Visual Studio
3 29 (8.03%) TeamCity
4 23 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (6.09%) Jenkins
6 17 (4.71%) Octopus Deploy
7 15 (4.16%) Maven
8 14 (3.88%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (3.60%) git-flow
10 12 (3.32%) JUnit
11 10 (2.77%) NUnit
12 8 (2.22%) Bitbucket
12 8 (2.22%) Jasmine
12 8 (2.22%) Subversion
13 7 (1.94%) Selenium
14 6 (1.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 4 (1.11%) FishEye
15 4 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 3 (0.83%) Moq
16 3 (0.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 102 (28.25%) Finance
2 28 (7.76%) Banking
3 15 (4.16%) Front Office
4 12 (3.32%) Legal
5 9 (2.49%) Retail
6 8 (2.22%) Law
7 7 (1.94%) Publishing
8 5 (1.39%) Marketing
9 4 (1.11%) Back Office
9 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.83%) Advertising
11 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.28%) French Language
12 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 238 (65.93%) Developer
2 78 (21.61%) SQL Developer
3 59 (16.34%) C# Developer
4 56 (15.51%) .NET Developer
5 46 (12.74%) WPF Developer
6 42 (11.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 41 (11.36%) DBA
8 34 (9.42%) SQL DBA
9 33 (9.14%) C# WPF Developer
10 28 (7.76%) C# .NET Developer
11 27 (7.48%) Senior Developer
12 24 (6.65%) SQL Server Developer
13 20 (5.54%) SSIS Developer
14 18 (4.99%) SQL BI Developer
15 17 (4.71%) Azure Engineer
16 16 (4.43%) Full Stack Developer
17 14 (3.88%) Analyst
17 14 (3.88%) Senior .NET Developer
18 13 (3.60%) Java Developer
18 13 (3.60%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (38.50%) .NET
2 74 (20.50%) WPF
3 63 (17.45%) HTML
4 46 (12.74%) WCF
5 43 (11.91%) ASP.NET Web API
5 43 (11.91%) CSS
6 42 (11.63%) JSON
6 42 (11.63%) Task Parallel Library
7 40 (11.08%) HTML5
8 39 (10.80%) Web Services
9 38 (10.53%) AngularJS
9 38 (10.53%) ASP.NET
9 38 (10.53%) REST
10 29 (8.03%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (7.20%) jQuery
12 22 (6.09%) .NET Framework
13 21 (5.82%) CSS3
14 20 (5.54%) RESTful
15 17 (4.71%) React
16 15 (4.16%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.91%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.60%) Clustering
3 13 (3.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (3.60%) Replication
4 9 (2.49%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.22%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.66%) Fintech
6 6 (1.66%) NHS
6 6 (1.66%) Tandem
7 5 (1.39%) Wiki
8 4 (1.11%) Equities
8 4 (1.11%) User Experience
9 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.83%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.83%) Life Science
9 3 (0.83%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.55%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.91%) Windows
2 30 (8.31%) Windows Server
3 27 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (4.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (4.71%) Linux
6 6 (1.66%) CentOS
7 5 (1.39%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.11%) Unix
9 3 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.28%) Android
10 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (25.76%) TDD
3 87 (24.10%) Business Intelligence
4 70 (19.39%) ETL
5 57 (15.79%) OO
6 56 (15.51%) Multithreading
7 55 (15.24%) MVC
7 55 (15.24%) SOA
8 51 (14.13%) MVVM
9 45 (12.47%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (11.63%) Waterfall
11 39 (10.80%) OOA/OOD
12 36 (9.97%) Mathematics
13 34 (9.42%) Test Automation
14 31 (8.59%) Kimball Methodology
15 29 (8.03%) Migration
16 27 (7.48%) Data Modelling
17 25 (6.93%) Performance Tuning
17 25 (6.93%) SOLID
18 24 (6.65%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 237 (65.65%) SQL
2 161 (44.60%) C#
3 103 (28.53%) T-SQL
4 52 (14.40%) JavaScript
5 30 (8.31%) TypeScript
6 24 (6.65%) VBA
7 20 (5.54%) Java
7 20 (5.54%) PowerShell
7 20 (5.54%) Python
8 15 (4.16%) ES6
9 14 (3.88%) Java 8
10 11 (3.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (1.66%) C++
12 5 (1.39%) C
13 4 (1.11%) Scala
13 4 (1.11%) VB
14 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.83%) PHP
15 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (12.47%) Degree
2 8 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.66%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.55%) MCSA
5 2 (0.55%) MCSE
5 2 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.28%) CCNP
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 1 (0.28%) OCP
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.28%) PMP
6 1 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.28%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.94%) GDPR
2 5 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.83%) QA
4 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.55%) PMO
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.28%) MiFID
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (6.65%) Docker
2 12 (3.32%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.22%) Varnish
4 7 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.39%) HDFS
5 5 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.11%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.83%) vSphere
7 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.55%) NFS
8 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.55%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.55%) XenApp
8 2 (0.55%) XenServer
9 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (3.05%) Kibana
2 9 (2.49%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (1.39%) Oozie
4 4 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.83%) SCCM
6 2 (0.55%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.55%) SCOM
6 2 (0.55%) vMotion
6 2 (0.55%) vRealize
7 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.28%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.28%) Foglight
7 1 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Sentry
7 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 128 (35.46%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.14%) Tableau
3 18 (4.99%) Oracle
4 14 (3.88%) VMware
5 13 (3.60%) RedGate
6 11 (3.05%) FXall
6 11 (3.05%) Reuters
7 7 (1.94%) Capita
7 7 (1.94%) Citrix
8 6 (1.66%) NetApp
8 6 (1.66%) SAP
9 4 (1.11%) Cisco
9 4 (1.11%) Informatica
9 4 (1.11%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (0.83%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.83%) IBM
10 3 (0.83%) Veeam
11 2 (0.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (0.55%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.55%) Siemens