Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 516 425 512
Rank change year-on-year -91 +87 +183
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 400 503 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.54% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.77% 2.41% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 377 318
UK median daily rate £438 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £291
90th Percentile £575 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £365
% change year-on-year - +2.74% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 11
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year - +18.52% -

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 22,607 20,852 23,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.35% 22.49% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,679 13,947 16,071
UK median daily rate £470 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £311 £291 £281
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 264 392
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £28.25 £25.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.35% +12.01% -15.93%
10th Percentile £14.63 £9.71 £12.00
90th Percentile £54.75 £49.63 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.20 £24.50
% change year-on-year +48.84% +2.84% -15.06%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -92 377 £438 +16.67% 122
London +25 218 £480 +16.36% 51
UK excluding London -158 179 £375 - 74
North of England -81 53 £375 +7.14% 24
South East -56 50 £375 -6.54% 14
Midlands -15 38 £388 +3.33% 12
North West -52 28 £379 +4.41% 16
Yorkshire -55 23 £359 +2.50% 6
East Midlands +20 20 £388 +14.81% 4
West Midlands -24 18 £400 +6.67% 8
East of England -12 12 £385 +2.67% 7
Scotland -48 9 £300 -25.00% 3
South West -21 6 £356 -2.40% 14
Northern Ireland - 6 £550 -
Wales -20 5 £413 +37.50%
North East +32 2 £363 +16.94% 2

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 400 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 263 (65.75%) SQL
3 225 (56.25%) SQL Server 2016
4 188 (47.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 182 (45.50%) C#
6 168 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
7 165 (41.25%) .NET
8 156 (39.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 141 (35.25%) Microsoft
10 129 (32.25%) Microsoft Azure
11 117 (29.25%) T-SQL
12 112 (28.00%) TDD
13 111 (27.75%) Finance
14 109 (27.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 96 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
16 88 (22.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 87 (21.75%) SQL Server 2008
17 87 (21.75%) Data Warehouse
18 78 (19.50%) WPF
19 73 (18.25%) ETL
20 71 (17.75%) HTML
21 63 (15.75%) JavaScript
21 63 (15.75%) OO
22 59 (14.75%) Greenfield Project
23 58 (14.50%) SOA
23 58 (14.50%) Multithreading
24 57 (14.25%) MVVM
25 54 (13.50%) WCF
26 53 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
26 53 (13.25%) MVC

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 29 (7.25%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (3.00%) IIS
3 11 (2.75%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (2.75%) CMS
4 10 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (2.50%) Orchard CMS
5 8 (2.00%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.75%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.25%) Apache
8 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.50%) Confluence
9 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.50%) nginx
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 44 (11.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.50%) SPSS
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) SimCorp Dimension
2 3 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.25%) Endur
3 1 (0.25%) iTrent
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.25%) Relativity
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 129 (32.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.25%) Yarn
4 12 (3.00%) npm
5 9 (2.25%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (2.00%) Office 365
7 6 (1.50%) PaaS
8 4 (1.00%) GitHub
8 4 (1.00%) IaaS
9 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.75%) DNS
2 6 (1.50%) NetScaler
2 6 (1.50%) SMTP
3 5 (1.25%) DHCP
3 5 (1.25%) FTP
3 5 (1.25%) HTTP
4 4 (1.00%) Firewall
4 4 (1.00%) SAN
4 4 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.75%) SSL
5 3 (0.75%) VPN
6 2 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.50%) Internet
6 2 (0.50%) LAN
6 2 (0.50%) MPLS
6 2 (0.50%) SMS
6 2 (0.50%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (0.50%) Telnet
6 2 (0.50%) VLAN
6 2 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 225 (56.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 188 (47.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 156 (39.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 109 (27.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 88 (22.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 87 (21.75%) Data Warehouse
7 87 (21.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 48 (12.00%) Power BI
9 29 (7.25%) Relational Database
10 20 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
11 19 (4.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 15 (3.75%) Oracle Database
12 15 (3.75%) Star Schema
13 13 (3.25%) OLAP
14 12 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (2.75%) Snowflake Schema
16 9 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (2.25%) QlikView
17 7 (1.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 49 (12.25%) Git (software)
2 43 (10.75%) Visual Studio
3 30 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (7.00%) TeamCity
5 20 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 17 (4.25%) NUnit
7 15 (3.75%) Selenium
8 14 (3.50%) Jasmine
8 14 (3.50%) Maven
8 14 (3.50%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (2.50%) JUnit
10 9 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (2.00%) Bitbucket
11 8 (2.00%) git-flow
11 8 (2.00%) Subversion
12 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (1.00%) FishEye
13 4 (1.00%) SpecFlow
14 3 (0.75%) Moq
14 3 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 111 (27.75%) Finance
2 26 (6.50%) Banking
3 17 (4.25%) Front Office
4 11 (2.75%) Retail
5 9 (2.25%) Legal
6 7 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.25%) Back Office
7 5 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.25%) Law
8 4 (1.00%) Publishing
9 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.50%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 276 (69.00%) Developer
2 93 (23.25%) SQL Developer
3 80 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 68 (17.00%) .NET Developer
5 52 (13.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 51 (12.75%) WPF Developer
7 49 (12.25%) DBA
8 41 (10.25%) SQL DBA
9 39 (9.75%) C# WPF Developer
9 39 (9.75%) SSIS Developer
10 38 (9.50%) C# .NET Developer
11 34 (8.50%) SQL Server Developer
12 29 (7.25%) Senior Developer
13 27 (6.75%) SQL BI Developer
14 17 (4.25%) Administrator
14 17 (4.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 17 (4.25%) SQL Server DBA
15 16 (4.00%) Architect
15 16 (4.00%) Database Developer
16 15 (3.75%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (41.25%) .NET
2 78 (19.50%) WPF
3 71 (17.75%) HTML
4 54 (13.50%) WCF
5 50 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 49 (12.25%) CSS
7 48 (12.00%) JSON
8 44 (11.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 44 (11.00%) Task Parallel Library
9 40 (10.00%) HTML5
10 38 (9.50%) Web Services
11 37 (9.25%) ASP.NET
12 36 (9.00%) REST
13 30 (7.50%) RESTful
14 28 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 28 (7.00%) jQuery
15 24 (6.00%) .NET Framework
16 23 (5.75%) CSS3
17 21 (5.25%) XML
18 20 (5.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 59 (14.75%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.50%) Clustering
3 14 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (3.00%) Fintech
5 11 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.75%) Equities
5 11 (2.75%) Replication
5 11 (2.75%) Tandem
6 8 (2.00%) Credit Risk
6 8 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.75%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.50%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.50%) Wiki
9 5 (1.25%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.25%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.00%) Life Science
11 3 (0.75%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.75%) PKI
11 3 (0.75%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 52 (13.00%) Windows
2 36 (9.00%) Windows Server
3 26 (6.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (4.00%) Linux
6 5 (1.25%) CentOS
6 5 (1.25%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.00%) Unix
8 2 (0.50%) Solaris
8 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.25%) Android
9 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (28.00%) TDD
3 96 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
4 73 (18.25%) ETL
5 63 (15.75%) OO
6 58 (14.50%) Multithreading
6 58 (14.50%) SOA
7 57 (14.25%) MVVM
8 53 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (13.25%) MVC
9 47 (11.75%) Migration
10 46 (11.50%) Waterfall
11 43 (10.75%) Test Automation
12 41 (10.25%) OOA/OOD
13 40 (10.00%) Mathematics
14 36 (9.00%) Kimball Methodology
15 33 (8.25%) BDD
15 33 (8.25%) Scrum
16 31 (7.75%) Unit Testing
17 29 (7.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 263 (65.75%) SQL
2 182 (45.50%) C#
3 117 (29.25%) T-SQL
4 63 (15.75%) JavaScript
5 34 (8.50%) TypeScript
6 31 (7.75%) PowerShell
7 26 (6.50%) VBA
8 23 (5.75%) Python
9 20 (5.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 18 (4.50%) Java
11 14 (3.50%) ES6
12 13 (3.25%) Java 8
13 7 (1.75%) C++
13 7 (1.75%) R
14 5 (1.25%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.00%) VB
16 3 (0.75%) C
16 3 (0.75%) F#
16 3 (0.75%) PHP
17 2 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (12.25%) Degree
2 18 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.00%) MCSE
5 3 (0.75%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.75%) MCSA
5 3 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.25%) CCNP
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.25%) ISEB
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (0.25%) OCP
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.25%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.25%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.50%) GDPR
3 4 (1.00%) QA
4 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.50%) MiFID
6 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.25%) EMIR
6 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (5.25%) Docker
2 20 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.00%) Varnish
4 6 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.50%) XenApp
5 5 (1.25%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.00%) vSphere
7 3 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.50%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.50%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.50%) XenServer
9 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (2.75%) Kibana
2 10 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.00%) Nagios
4 4 (1.00%) SCCM
5 3 (0.75%) SCOM
6 2 (0.50%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.50%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.50%) vRealize
6 2 (0.50%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.50%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.25%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.25%) Oozie
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 141 (35.25%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.50%) Tableau
3 26 (6.50%) Oracle
4 16 (4.00%) RedGate
5 14 (3.50%) VMware
6 13 (3.25%) FXall
6 13 (3.25%) Reuters
7 10 (2.50%) Citrix
8 9 (2.25%) Capita
9 8 (2.00%) SAP
10 6 (1.50%) Cisco
10 6 (1.50%) EMC
11 5 (1.25%) IBM
11 5 (1.25%) MicroStrategy
11 5 (1.25%) NetApp
11 5 (1.25%) Veeam
12 4 (1.00%) Charles River
12 4 (1.00%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.00%) HP
12 4 (1.00%) SimCorp