Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 504 480 564
Rank change year-on-year -24 +84 +294
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 380 458 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.42% 0.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.76% 1.89% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 338 278
UK median daily rate £395 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +2.89% -13.61%
10th Percentile £291 £300 £300
90th Percentile £500 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 6
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £27.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year - -2.99% -

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 21576 24284 25974
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.45% 22.10% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14391 16275 16839
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 381 350
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.46% +22.00% -14.50%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.50 £13.73
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £53.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £31.70 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.26% +26.80% -13.79%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -5 348 £400 - 139
UK excluding London +37 260 £375 - 79
London -42 117 £450 - 61
North of England +86 84 £350 - 26
South East +16 63 £400 - 21
North West +56 54 £350 +3.70% 19
Midlands +35 40 £400 +5.96% 16
West Midlands +40 36 £400 +6.67% 14
Yorkshire +22 27 £350 - 7
East of England -5 23 £375 - 5
Scotland +46 20 £344 -8.33%
South West -14 20 £388 +14.81% 9
Wales +2 10 £350 +22.81% 2
East Midlands -9 4 £354 -11.56% 2
North East +46 3 £310 -0.80%

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 380 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 263 (69.21%) SQL
3 193 (50.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 184 (48.42%) Microsoft
5 177 (46.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 157 (41.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 141 (37.11%) T-SQL
8 134 (35.26%) Business Intelligence
8 134 (35.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 112 (29.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 103 (27.11%) Data Warehouse
11 101 (26.58%) ETL
12 99 (26.05%) .NET
13 96 (25.26%) SQL Server 2016
14 92 (24.21%) C#
15 86 (22.63%) Windows
16 75 (19.74%) Finance
17 74 (19.47%) Migration
18 73 (19.21%) Microsoft Azure
19 62 (16.32%) PowerShell
20 59 (15.53%) Team Foundation Server
21 56 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
22 55 (14.47%) ASP.NET
23 52 (13.68%) JavaScript
24 48 (12.63%) Windows Server
25 45 (11.84%) MVC
25 45 (11.84%) SQL Server 2005
26 44 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
27 41 (10.79%) ITIL
28 40 (10.53%) 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 32 (8.42%) IIS
2 31 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.42%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (3.16%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.84%) SAS
7 6 (1.58%) CMS
8 4 (1.05%) Apache
8 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.05%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.79%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.53%) JBoss
10 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.53%) WordPress
11 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.05%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.79%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.79%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.26%) Lorenzo
6 1 (0.26%) Magento
6 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 73 (19.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.68%) Office 365
3 9 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.37%) IaaS
3 9 (2.37%) PaaS
4 7 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.58%) Yammer
6 5 (1.32%) GitHub
6 5 (1.32%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.53%) SaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.68%) DNS
2 11 (2.89%) Firewall
3 9 (2.37%) SAN
4 7 (1.84%) SSL
5 6 (1.58%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.32%) DHCP
6 5 (1.32%) VPN
7 2 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.53%) FTP
7 2 (0.53%) HTTP
7 2 (0.53%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.53%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.53%) SMTP
7 2 (0.53%) Telnet
7 2 (0.53%) WAN
8 1 (0.26%) Internet
8 1 (0.26%) Intranet
8 1 (0.26%) LAN
8 1 (0.26%) Network Security
8 1 (0.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 193 (50.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 177 (46.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 157 (41.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 134 (35.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 112 (29.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 103 (27.11%) Data Warehouse
8 96 (25.26%) SQL Server 2016
9 45 (11.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 37 (9.74%) Power BI
11 21 (5.53%) DTS
12 18 (4.74%) OLAP
13 15 (3.95%) SQL Server 2000
14 14 (3.68%) QlikView
15 12 (3.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 11 (2.89%) OLAP Cube
17 10 (2.63%) Relational Database
18 9 (2.37%) Oracle Database
19 8 (2.11%) Data Mart
20 7 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 59 (15.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (9.74%) Visual Studio
3 36 (9.47%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.68%) Moq
5 8 (2.11%) JIRA
5 8 (2.11%) Selenium
5 8 (2.11%) SpecFlow
5 8 (2.11%) WiX
6 7 (1.84%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.84%) MSTest
6 7 (1.84%) NUnit
6 7 (1.84%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (1.84%) webpack
7 6 (1.58%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.05%) Maven
8 4 (1.05%) MSI
8 4 (1.05%) NuGet
8 4 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.79%) JUnit
General
1 75 (19.74%) Finance
2 24 (6.32%) Banking
3 9 (2.37%) Retail
4 7 (1.84%) Front Office
4 7 (1.84%) Publishing
5 5 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.05%) Advertising
6 4 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.05%) Legal
6 4 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.05%) Marketing
7 3 (0.79%) Back Office
7 3 (0.79%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.26%) Law
8 1 (0.26%) Local Government
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 205 (53.95%) Developer
2 84 (22.11%) DBA
3 81 (21.32%) SQL DBA
4 79 (20.79%) SQL Developer
5 65 (17.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 44 (11.58%) .NET Developer
7 39 (10.26%) SSIS Developer
8 34 (8.95%) SQL Server DBA
9 32 (8.42%) C# Developer
10 29 (7.63%) Consultant
10 29 (7.63%) SSRS Developer
11 27 (7.11%) SQL Server Developer
12 23 (6.05%) C# .NET Developer
13 22 (5.79%) SQL BI Developer
14 21 (5.53%) ETL Developer
15 20 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
16 19 (5.00%) SSAS Developer
17 18 (4.74%) Business Developer
18 17 (4.47%) Analyst
19 16 (4.21%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (26.05%) .NET
2 55 (14.47%) ASP.NET
3 40 (10.53%) HTML
4 36 (9.47%) CSS
5 33 (8.68%) ASP.NET Web API
6 32 (8.42%) jQuery
6 32 (8.42%) Web Services
7 31 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 31 (8.16%) HTML5
8 30 (7.89%) .NET Framework
9 27 (7.11%) WCF
10 25 (6.58%) MDX
10 25 (6.58%) XML
11 22 (5.79%) Ajax
12 19 (5.00%) CSS3
12 19 (5.00%) Entity Framework
13 18 (4.74%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 18 (4.74%) JSON
14 16 (4.21%) AngularJS
15 15 (3.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.42%) Clustering
2 25 (6.58%) Replication
3 20 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.47%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (3.95%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.84%) NHS
7 5 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.05%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.79%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.53%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.53%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.53%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.53%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.53%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.53%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (0.53%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 86 (22.63%) Windows
2 48 (12.63%) Windows Server
3 44 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (5.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (4.47%) Linux
6 12 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.37%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.05%) MVS
9 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.53%) Android
10 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.53%) HPUX
11 1 (0.26%) Unix
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (35.26%) Business Intelligence
2 101 (26.58%) ETL
3 74 (19.47%) Migration
4 56 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (11.84%) MVC
6 41 (10.79%) ITIL
7 39 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
8 38 (10.00%) High Availability
9 36 (9.47%) TDD
10 31 (8.16%) Kimball Methodology
11 26 (6.84%) Data Migration
11 26 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
12 24 (6.32%) Data Modelling
12 24 (6.32%) OO
13 23 (6.05%) Scrum
14 20 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (5.26%) CRM
14 20 (5.26%) Release Management
14 20 (5.26%) Unit Testing
15 16 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 263 (69.21%) SQL
2 141 (37.11%) T-SQL
3 92 (24.21%) C#
4 62 (16.32%) PowerShell
5 52 (13.68%) JavaScript
6 19 (5.00%) VB
7 14 (3.68%) TypeScript
8 11 (2.89%) ES6
8 11 (2.89%) Python
9 10 (2.63%) Java
10 7 (1.84%) F#
11 6 (1.58%) C
11 6 (1.58%) C++
12 5 (1.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 5 (1.32%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.32%) VBScript
13 4 (1.05%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.05%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.05%) R
14 2 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.63%) Degree
5 8 (2.11%) MCITP
5 8 (2.11%) MCSE
6 7 (1.84%) MCTS
7 6 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.32%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.05%) MCDBA
10 3 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.79%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.79%) MCSA
11 2 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.53%) OCP
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.53%) VCP6
12 1 (0.26%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.89%) QA
2 8 (2.11%) COBIT
3 7 (1.84%) SLA
4 5 (1.32%) MiFID
5 4 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 22 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.58%) Docker
4 5 (1.32%) UAG
5 4 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.79%) vSphere
7 2 (0.53%) XenApp
8 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.26%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.26%) VMFS
8 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (4.74%) Microsoft Clustering
2 16 (4.21%) SCOM
3 14 (3.68%) Failover Clustering
4 13 (3.42%) SCCM
5 10 (2.63%) SCOrch
6 6 (1.58%) vMotion
7 5 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.32%) SCSM
8 4 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.05%) Puppet
9 2 (0.53%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.53%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.26%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.26%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 184 (48.42%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.58%) VMware
3 12 (3.16%) Oracle
4 11 (2.89%) Tableau
5 10 (2.63%) Citrix
6 8 (2.11%) Cisco
6 8 (2.11%) HP
6 8 (2.11%) RedGate
6 8 (2.11%) SAP
7 6 (1.58%) Juniper
8 5 (1.32%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.32%) Barracuda Networks
8 5 (1.32%) Cognos
8 5 (1.32%) EMC
8 5 (1.32%) WatchGuard
9 4 (1.05%) FXall
9 4 (1.05%) Reuters
10 3 (0.79%) Dell
10 3 (0.79%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.79%) Veeam
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