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 3 months to 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 421 465 481
Rank change year-on-year +44 +16  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 188 199 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.37% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.79% 1.71% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 151 126
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £394 £363
% change year-on-year -7.93% +8.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +86.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

SQL Server 2014 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10507 11607 12544
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.71% 21.59% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6930 7865 8175
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year +3.22% +6.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 179 160
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +41.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.90 £46.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £33.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year +14.88% +43.81%  

SQL Server 2014
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SQL Server 2014 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 26 May 2017.

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 30 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 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 167 £375 -6.25% 145
London -11 53 £413 -8.33% 47
North West +51 32 £360 -4.00% 24
South East -1 23 £388 -3.12% 25
Manchester +26 16 £310 -22.50% 12
West Midlands +21 16 £375 -1.96% 7
East of England +6 13 £375 -10.44% 13
South West 0 13 £375 +3.44% 10
Scotland +47 11 £350 +2.94% 5
Yorkshire +10 11 £325 -18.75% 14
South Wales +15 10 £350 -12.50%
Cardiff +12 10 £350 -12.50%
Wales +11 10 £350 -12.50% 1
West Yorkshire +34 8 £315 -8.69% 10
Hampshire +17 8 £351 +12.40% 4
Bristol - 8 £400 - 5
Glasgow +12 7 £350 +2.94% 1
Leeds +21 6 £315 -8.69% 9
City of London -21 6 £394 -17.10% 4
Liverpool - 6 £375 -
Merseyside - 6 £375 - 2
Cheshire +22 5 £375 +22.44% 6
Birmingham +19 5 £400 +6.66% 2
East Sussex +7 5 £345 -1.42% 2
Hertfordshire +6 4 £355 -5.33% 5
Essex -8 4 £400 - 2
Tyne and Wear +57 3 £310 -6.41% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +53 3 £310 -6.41% 3
North East +50 3 £310 -6.41% 4
Berkshire +22 3 £438 -5.40% 5

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2014.

1 478 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 340 (71.13%) SQL
3 250 (52.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 231 (48.33%) Microsoft
5 221 (46.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 197 (41.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 195 (40.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 167 (34.94%) T-SQL
9 153 (32.01%) Business Intelligence
10 141 (29.50%) ETL
11 138 (28.87%) .NET
12 129 (26.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 126 (26.36%) Data Warehouse
14 121 (25.31%) C#
15 101 (21.13%) Windows
16 97 (20.29%) Migration
17 89 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
18 83 (17.36%) SQL Server 2016
19 75 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
20 72 (15.06%) SQL Server 2005
21 71 (14.85%) Team Foundation Server
22 70 (14.64%) Finance
23 65 (13.60%) ASP.NET
24 60 (12.55%) PowerShell
25 58 (12.13%) MVC
26 57 (11.92%) JavaScript
27 52 (10.88%) Windows Server
28 46 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
28 46 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
29 45 (9.41%) HTML

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 31 (6.49%) IIS
2 29 (6.07%) SharePoint
3 20 (4.18%) CMS
4 17 (3.56%) Umbraco
5 14 (2.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (2.51%) SAS
7 11 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.67%) Confluence
9 8 (1.67%) MS Exchange
10 7 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (1.05%) Apache
11 5 (1.05%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.63%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.42%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.42%) JBoss
14 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.21%) WildFly
Applications
1 29 (6.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.42%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.21%) iTrent
4 1 (0.21%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.21%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 75 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.97%) Office 365
3 11 (2.30%) IaaS
4 7 (1.46%) PaaS
5 5 (1.05%) GitHub
6 4 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.63%) Yammer
8 2 (0.42%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.42%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.42%) SaaS
9 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.21%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.35%) Firewall
2 11 (2.30%) DNS
3 9 (1.88%) DHCP
4 7 (1.46%) Intranet
5 6 (1.26%) Internet
5 6 (1.26%) SAN
6 4 (0.84%) FTP
6 4 (0.84%) HTTP
6 4 (0.84%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (0.84%) SMTP
6 4 (0.84%) SSL
6 4 (0.84%) Telnet
7 3 (0.63%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.63%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.63%) WAN
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.42%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.42%) LAN
8 2 (0.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 478 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 250 (52.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 221 (46.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 197 (41.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 195 (40.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 129 (26.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 126 (26.36%) Data Warehouse
8 83 (17.36%) SQL Server 2016
9 72 (15.06%) SQL Server 2005
10 33 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000
11 32 (6.69%) Power BI
12 25 (5.23%) MS Access
13 20 (4.18%) DTS
14 17 (3.56%) Oracle Database
15 16 (3.35%) QlikView
16 15 (3.14%) Big Data
16 15 (3.14%) OLAP
17 14 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
18 13 (2.72%) Relational Database
19 11 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 71 (14.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (7.32%) Git (software)
3 31 (6.49%) Visual Studio
4 13 (2.72%) JIRA
5 10 (2.09%) Talend Open Studio
6 9 (1.88%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.88%) Moq
6 9 (1.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (1.67%) Liquibase
7 8 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (1.46%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.26%) MSTest
9 6 (1.26%) Selenium
9 6 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.26%) WiX
10 5 (1.05%) NUnit
10 5 (1.05%) webpack
11 4 (0.84%) MSI
11 4 (0.84%) NuGet
12 3 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 70 (14.64%) Finance
2 18 (3.77%) Banking
3 13 (2.72%) Advertising
3 13 (2.72%) Retail
4 9 (1.88%) Publishing
5 6 (1.26%) Legal
6 5 (1.05%) Marketing
7 4 (0.84%) Front Office
8 3 (0.63%) Back Office
8 3 (0.63%) Electronics
8 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 283 (59.21%) Developer
2 109 (22.80%) DBA
3 102 (21.34%) SQL Developer
4 100 (20.92%) SQL DBA
5 67 (14.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 60 (12.55%) SSIS Developer
7 53 (11.09%) ETL Developer
8 50 (10.46%) SSRS Developer
9 47 (9.83%) .NET Developer
10 39 (8.16%) SQL Server DBA
11 33 (6.90%) SQL Server Developer
12 31 (6.49%) Senior Developer
13 30 (6.28%) C# Developer
14 25 (5.23%) Analyst
14 25 (5.23%) SSAS Developer
15 24 (5.02%) C# .NET Developer
15 24 (5.02%) Consultant
15 24 (5.02%) Data Warehouse Developer
16 23 (4.81%) Administrator
16 23 (4.81%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (28.87%) .NET
2 65 (13.60%) ASP.NET
3 45 (9.41%) HTML
3 45 (9.41%) jQuery
4 44 (9.21%) ASP.NET Web API
5 41 (8.58%) CSS
6 38 (7.95%) HTML5
7 34 (7.11%) .NET Framework
8 27 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (5.65%) MDX
8 27 (5.65%) Web Services
9 26 (5.44%) XML
10 21 (4.39%) Entity Framework
11 20 (4.18%) WCF
12 17 (3.56%) Ajax
12 17 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 14 (2.93%) JSON
14 13 (2.72%) AngularJS
14 13 (2.72%) LINQ
15 12 (2.51%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.95%) Clustering
2 24 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (5.02%) Replication
3 21 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.30%) Data Centre
5 8 (1.67%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.67%) NHS
6 6 (1.26%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.05%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (0.84%) PKI
9 3 (0.63%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.63%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.42%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.42%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.42%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.42%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 101 (21.13%) Windows
2 52 (10.88%) Windows Server
3 46 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (6.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (3.14%) Linux
6 13 (2.72%) Windows 10
7 12 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.67%) MVS
8 8 (1.67%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.05%) Unix
10 3 (0.63%) Solaris
10 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.42%) HPUX
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (32.01%) Business Intelligence
2 141 (29.50%) ETL
3 97 (20.29%) Migration
4 89 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (12.13%) MVC
6 46 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
7 43 (9.00%) Kimball Methodology
8 42 (8.79%) ITIL
9 41 (8.58%) Data Modelling
10 37 (7.74%) High Availability
11 34 (7.11%) Data Migration
12 33 (6.90%) TDD
13 30 (6.28%) Scrum
14 28 (5.86%) Disaster Recovery
15 26 (5.44%) Data Analysis
16 19 (3.97%) CRM
16 19 (3.97%) Release Management
17 18 (3.77%) Unit Testing
18 17 (3.56%) Database Mirroring
18 17 (3.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 340 (71.13%) SQL
2 167 (34.94%) T-SQL
3 121 (25.31%) C#
4 60 (12.55%) PowerShell
5 57 (11.92%) JavaScript
6 30 (6.28%) VB
7 16 (3.35%) Java
7 16 (3.35%) VBA
8 15 (3.14%) VB.NET
9 10 (2.09%) C++
10 9 (1.88%) C
10 9 (1.88%) Python
10 9 (1.88%) TypeScript
10 9 (1.88%) VB6
10 9 (1.88%) VBScript
11 8 (1.67%) MATLAB
12 7 (1.46%) R
13 6 (1.26%) ES6
14 5 (1.05%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.81%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (2.93%) Degree
5 9 (1.88%) MCITP
5 9 (1.88%) MCSE
6 5 (1.05%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.05%) MCSA
7 4 (0.84%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.84%) MCDBA
7 4 (0.84%) MCP
7 4 (0.84%) MCTS
8 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.42%) HNC
9 2 (0.42%) OCP
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.21%) CISSP
10 1 (0.21%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.30%) QA
2 6 (1.26%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.26%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.26%) SLA
3 4 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.63%) MiFID
5 2 (0.42%) COBIT
5 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.26%) UAG
4 4 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.63%) Docker
5 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.63%) vSphere
6 2 (0.42%) XenApp
7 1 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.21%) VMFS
7 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (3.97%) Microsoft Clustering
2 14 (2.93%) Failover Clustering
3 12 (2.51%) SCOM
4 11 (2.30%) SCCM
5 9 (1.88%) Puppet
6 8 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.84%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.63%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.63%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.63%) vMotion
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.42%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.21%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.21%) OMEGAMON
10 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 231 (48.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.81%) Oracle
3 21 (4.39%) VMware
4 12 (2.51%) Tableau
5 11 (2.30%) Cognos
6 10 (2.09%) Talend
7 9 (1.88%) Cisco
8 7 (1.46%) HP
8 7 (1.46%) RedGate
9 6 (1.26%) EMC
10 5 (1.05%) SAP
11 4 (0.84%) Citrix
11 4 (0.84%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.63%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.63%) DevExpress
12 3 (0.63%) IBM
12 3 (0.63%) NetApp
12 3 (0.63%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.63%) Telerik
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Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
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Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bolton
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Noir Consulting
Rate: £250 - £320 per day + £250 - £320 / Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £440.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per month
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago