Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 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
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 544 478 536
Rank change year-on-year -66 +58 +289
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 345 459 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.43% 0.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.58% 1.93% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 345 318
UK median daily rate £400 £396 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +5.47% -1.32%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £285
90th Percentile £525 £510 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +35.29% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -2.17% +35.29% -

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 21813 23762 26508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.41% 22.28% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14564 15901 17441
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 386 387
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £29.94 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.20% +1.49% +8.26%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £13.65
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.56 £52.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.08 £29.01 £29.75
% change year-on-year +7.11% -2.48% +19.00%

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 24 September 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 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 24 September 2017. 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 -46 323 £400 - 53
UK excluding London -16 223 £370 -1.33% 31
London -42 120 £450 +1.41% 27
North of England +73 74 £360 -4.00% 8
South East -11 54 £375 -6.25% 10
North West +36 45 £374 -0.16% 4
Midlands +19 38 £408 +3.76% 4
West Midlands +30 31 £381 -2.93% 2
Yorkshire +23 25 £338 -10.00% 4
East of England -12 22 £375 - 3
South West -25 14 £395 +15.75% 1
Scotland +25 12 £350 +2.94% 3
Wales +1 9 £350 -12.50% 2
East Midlands -6 7 £413 +3.13% 2
North East +76 4 £310 -0.80%

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 345 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 231 (66.96%) SQL
3 165 (47.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 162 (46.96%) Microsoft
5 145 (42.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 130 (37.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 123 (35.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 123 (35.65%) T-SQL
8 118 (34.20%) Business Intelligence
9 105 (30.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 97 (28.12%) SQL Server 2016
11 88 (25.51%) C#
11 88 (25.51%) Windows
12 87 (25.22%) Data Warehouse
12 87 (25.22%) ETL
13 82 (23.77%) .NET
14 75 (21.74%) Finance
15 62 (17.97%) PowerShell
16 60 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
17 58 (16.81%) Migration
18 50 (14.49%) Team Foundation Server
18 50 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
19 48 (13.91%) Windows Server
20 46 (13.33%) Visual Studio
21 43 (12.46%) JavaScript
22 41 (11.88%) ASP.NET
22 41 (11.88%) Windows Server 2012
22 41 (11.88%) Performance Tuning
23 40 (11.59%) HTML
24 37 (10.72%) Power BI

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 34 (9.86%) IIS
2 28 (8.12%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (2.90%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.45%) SAS
8 3 (0.87%) Apache
8 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.58%) JBoss
9 2 (0.58%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.58%) WordPress
10 1 (0.29%) CMS
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 11 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.87%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.58%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.29%) Endur
5 1 (0.29%) iTrent
5 1 (0.29%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 60 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.06%) Office 365
3 13 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.61%) GitHub
5 7 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.03%) PaaS
6 6 (1.74%) npm
7 5 (1.45%) OneDrive
7 5 (1.45%) Yammer
7 5 (1.45%) Yarn
8 4 (1.16%) IaaS
9 2 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.06%) DNS
2 12 (3.48%) SAN
3 8 (2.32%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.74%) Firewall
4 6 (1.74%) VPN
5 5 (1.45%) DHCP
5 5 (1.45%) SSL
6 4 (1.16%) Network Security
6 4 (1.16%) Skype
7 3 (0.87%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.87%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.87%) LAN
7 3 (0.87%) WAN
8 2 (0.58%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 165 (47.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 145 (42.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 130 (37.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 123 (35.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 105 (30.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 97 (28.12%) SQL Server 2016
8 87 (25.22%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (10.72%) Power BI
10 35 (10.14%) SQL Server 2005
11 19 (5.51%) OLAP
12 14 (4.06%) OLAP Cube
13 13 (3.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 11 (3.19%) DTS
15 9 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (2.03%) MySQL
16 7 (2.03%) PowerPivot
16 7 (2.03%) QlikView
16 7 (2.03%) Relational Database
16 7 (2.03%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 50 (14.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 46 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 33 (9.57%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.61%) Moq
5 8 (2.32%) NUnit
6 7 (2.03%) JIRA
6 7 (2.03%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.74%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.45%) Maven
9 4 (1.16%) JUnit
9 4 (1.16%) WiX
10 3 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.87%) FxCop
10 3 (0.87%) ReSharper
10 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.87%) StyleCop
11 2 (0.58%) Selenium
11 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.58%) webpack
11 2 (0.58%) YouTrack
General
1 75 (21.74%) Finance
2 24 (6.96%) Banking
3 11 (3.19%) Retail
4 9 (2.61%) Front Office
5 6 (1.74%) Legal
6 5 (1.45%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.45%) Marketing
7 4 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.87%) Advertising
8 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.87%) Publishing
9 2 (0.58%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 193 (55.94%) Developer
2 79 (22.90%) SQL Developer
3 62 (17.97%) DBA
4 60 (17.39%) SQL DBA
5 58 (16.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 38 (11.01%) C# Developer
7 36 (10.43%) .NET Developer
8 29 (8.41%) SSIS Developer
9 27 (7.83%) SQL Server DBA
10 26 (7.54%) SQL Server Developer
11 25 (7.25%) Consultant
12 22 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
13 21 (6.09%) SQL BI Developer
14 20 (5.80%) SSRS Developer
15 17 (4.93%) ASP.NET Developer
16 16 (4.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 16 (4.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 15 (4.35%) Business Developer
17 15 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
18 14 (4.06%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (23.77%) .NET
2 41 (11.88%) ASP.NET
3 40 (11.59%) HTML
4 33 (9.57%) CSS
5 31 (8.99%) MDX
6 29 (8.41%) HTML5
7 28 (8.12%) .NET Framework
7 28 (8.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (7.83%) Web Services
9 26 (7.54%) WCF
10 23 (6.67%) XML
11 21 (6.09%) CSS3
11 21 (6.09%) jQuery
12 20 (5.80%) Entity Framework
13 18 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (5.22%) JSON
14 17 (4.93%) Ajax
14 17 (4.93%) AngularJS
14 17 (4.93%) LINQ
15 15 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.54%) Clustering
2 24 (6.96%) Replication
3 23 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (3.77%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.03%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.03%) NHS
8 6 (1.74%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.74%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.16%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.87%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.58%) Blog
11 2 (0.58%) Equities
11 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.58%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.58%) RSA SecurID
12 1 (0.29%) Derivative
12 1 (0.29%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 88 (25.51%) Windows
2 48 (13.91%) Windows Server
3 41 (11.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (4.64%) Linux
6 9 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.03%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.45%) Android
8 5 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.87%) MVS
10 3 (0.87%) Unix
11 2 (0.58%) HPUX
11 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.29%) Solaris
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (34.20%) Business Intelligence
2 87 (25.22%) ETL
3 58 (16.81%) Migration
4 50 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (11.88%) Performance Tuning
6 36 (10.43%) MVC
7 34 (9.86%) ITIL
8 33 (9.57%) Kimball Methodology
9 32 (9.28%) High Availability
9 32 (9.28%) TDD
10 26 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (6.67%) Data Modelling
11 23 (6.67%) OO
12 22 (6.38%) Scrum
13 20 (5.80%) Unit Testing
14 17 (4.93%) Data Migration
14 17 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (4.93%) ETL Development
15 16 (4.64%) CRM
16 14 (4.06%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 231 (66.96%) SQL
2 123 (35.65%) T-SQL
3 88 (25.51%) C#
4 62 (17.97%) PowerShell
5 43 (12.46%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.48%) Python
7 11 (3.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 9 (2.61%) Java
9 8 (2.32%) VB
10 7 (2.03%) C
10 7 (2.03%) ES6
10 7 (2.03%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.45%) VBScript
12 4 (1.16%) F#
13 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.87%) R
13 3 (0.87%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.29%) REXX
14 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (2.61%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.32%) Degree
3 8 (2.32%) MCITP
4 7 (2.03%) MCTS
4 7 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.16%) MCSE
6 4 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.87%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.87%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (0.87%) MCSA
7 3 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (0.87%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.58%) PMP
8 2 (0.58%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.19%) QA
2 8 (2.32%) COBIT
2 8 (2.32%) SLA
3 5 (1.45%) MiFID
4 3 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.29%) EMIR
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (9.28%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.48%) Docker
2 12 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.03%) vSphere
4 6 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.45%) UAG
6 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.87%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.58%) XenApp
7 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.29%) HDFS
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.29%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 14 (4.06%) SCOM
3 10 (2.90%) SCCM
4 9 (2.61%) Failover Clustering
5 8 (2.32%) SCOrch
6 5 (1.45%) Rancher
6 5 (1.45%) SCSM
6 5 (1.45%) vMotion
7 4 (1.16%) vCenter Server
7 4 (1.16%) vRealize
8 3 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.87%) Perfmon
8 3 (0.87%) Puppet
9 2 (0.58%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.29%) OMEGAMON
10 1 (0.29%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 162 (46.96%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.41%) VMware
3 11 (3.19%) Tableau
4 10 (2.90%) Citrix
4 10 (2.90%) RedGate
5 8 (2.32%) HP
5 8 (2.32%) Oracle
5 8 (2.32%) SAP
6 6 (1.74%) Juniper
7 5 (1.45%) Barracuda Networks
7 5 (1.45%) Cisco
7 5 (1.45%) FXall
7 5 (1.45%) Reuters
7 5 (1.45%) WatchGuard
7 5 (1.45%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.16%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.16%) Cognos
8 4 (1.16%) EMC
9 3 (0.87%) Dell
9 3 (0.87%) IBM