Period
to 24 November 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 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 528 462 495
Rank change year-on-year -66 +33 +314
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 390 494 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.47% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.71% 2.08% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 373 357
UK median daily rate £419 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% +3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £275
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +37.31% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year -2.17% +37.31% -

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 22744 23743 26649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.07% 22.61% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15534 15721 17557
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +1.04%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £270
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 374 415
UK median hourly rate £31.41 £28.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.16% -0.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £14.08 £10.08 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.19 £52.00 £52.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.08% +29.13%

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 November 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 November 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 -67 372 £425 +9.68% 103
UK excluding London -55 214 £375 - 54
London -10 172 £475 +11.76% 50
North of England +30 67 £370 +0.61% 18
South East -18 55 £375 -5.06% 14
Midlands +38 46 £381 -1.61% 9
North West +22 33 £374 +1.19% 14
Yorkshire +9 33 £353 -3.42% 1
West Midlands +25 30 £388 -0.64% 4
East Midlands +1 16 £375 +1.69% 5
East of England -20 16 £375 - 6
South West -34 15 £375 +7.14% 6
Wales +10 8 £350 +7.69% 1
Scotland -8 7 £390 +10.64%
North East +60 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 390 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 263 (67.44%) SQL
3 186 (47.69%) Microsoft
4 175 (44.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 164 (42.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 161 (41.28%) SQL Server 2016
7 147 (37.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 137 (35.13%) C#
9 136 (34.87%) Business Intelligence
10 134 (34.36%) T-SQL
11 128 (32.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 118 (30.26%) .NET
13 108 (27.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 104 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
15 91 (23.33%) Finance
16 89 (22.82%) ETL
17 85 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
18 83 (21.28%) Microsoft Azure
19 81 (20.77%) Windows
20 72 (18.46%) TDD
21 67 (17.18%) Migration
22 65 (16.67%) PowerShell
23 59 (15.13%) Power BI
24 52 (13.33%) Visual Studio
25 51 (13.08%) WCF
26 50 (12.82%) JavaScript
27 49 (12.56%) HTML
28 47 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
29 45 (11.54%) Windows Server
30 44 (11.28%) Git (software)

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 (8.72%) IIS
2 26 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (3.08%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.77%) SAS
8 2 (0.51%) Apache
8 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.51%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.51%) WordPress
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.26%) CMS
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (5.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.51%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.82%) SimCorp Dimension
2 5 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) Endur
5 1 (0.26%) iTrent
5 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 83 (21.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.08%) Office 365
4 9 (2.31%) GitHub
4 9 (2.31%) npm
5 8 (2.05%) IaaS
6 7 (1.79%) PaaS
6 7 (1.79%) Yarn
7 4 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.77%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.77%) Yammer
9 2 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.62%) DNS
2 15 (3.85%) SAN
3 9 (2.31%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.05%) DHCP
5 7 (1.79%) Firewall
6 6 (1.54%) VPN
7 5 (1.28%) Network Security
7 5 (1.28%) SSL
8 4 (1.03%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.03%) Skype
9 3 (0.77%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.77%) LAN
9 3 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.77%) WAN
10 2 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.51%) Internet
10 2 (0.51%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 175 (44.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 164 (42.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 161 (41.28%) SQL Server 2016
5 147 (37.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 128 (32.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 108 (27.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 104 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
9 59 (15.13%) Power BI
10 23 (5.90%) OLAP
11 20 (5.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 17 (4.36%) OLAP Cube
13 16 (4.10%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (3.59%) PowerPivot
15 12 (3.08%) MongoDB
16 11 (2.82%) QlikView
16 11 (2.82%) Relational Database
17 8 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
17 8 (2.05%) MySQL
18 6 (1.54%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 52 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 47 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (11.28%) Git (software)
4 15 (3.85%) NUnit
5 14 (3.59%) TeamCity
6 10 (2.56%) Moq
7 9 (2.31%) Jasmine
7 9 (2.31%) Selenium
8 8 (2.05%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.79%) Maven
10 6 (1.54%) JUnit
11 4 (1.03%) JIRA
11 4 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (1.03%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.03%) Subversion
12 3 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.77%) FxCop
12 3 (0.77%) ReSharper
12 3 (0.77%) StyleCop
12 3 (0.77%) WiX
General
1 91 (23.33%) Finance
2 28 (7.18%) Banking
3 11 (2.82%) Retail
4 10 (2.56%) Front Office
5 7 (1.79%) Advertising
5 7 (1.79%) Legal
6 6 (1.54%) Marketing
7 5 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.28%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.77%) Electronics
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Publishing
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 260 (66.67%) Developer
2 94 (24.10%) SQL Developer
3 79 (20.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 64 (16.41%) C# Developer
5 53 (13.59%) DBA
6 51 (13.08%) .NET Developer
7 50 (12.82%) SQL DBA
8 44 (11.28%) SSIS Developer
9 34 (8.72%) SQL BI Developer
10 27 (6.92%) C# .NET Developer
10 27 (6.92%) SQL Server DBA
10 27 (6.92%) SQL Server Developer
11 23 (5.90%) WPF Developer
12 22 (5.64%) SSRS Developer
13 21 (5.38%) SSAS Developer
14 19 (4.87%) Architect
14 19 (4.87%) C# WPF Developer
15 18 (4.62%) Microsoft Developer
16 17 (4.36%) Business Developer
16 17 (4.36%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (30.26%) .NET
2 51 (13.08%) WCF
3 49 (12.56%) HTML
4 39 (10.00%) CSS
5 38 (9.74%) MDX
6 37 (9.49%) AngularJS
6 37 (9.49%) ASP.NET
7 35 (8.97%) WPF
8 32 (8.21%) .NET Framework
9 30 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 29 (7.44%) HTML5
11 27 (6.92%) Web Services
12 26 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (6.41%) XML
14 24 (6.15%) JSON
15 22 (5.64%) RESTful
16 20 (5.13%) CSS3
16 20 (5.13%) REST
17 19 (4.87%) Entity Framework
18 18 (4.62%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.46%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.62%) Replication
4 17 (4.36%) Clustering
5 12 (3.08%) Fixed Income
5 12 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.56%) Equities
6 10 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.79%) Fintech
7 7 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.54%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.28%) Tandem
10 4 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.03%) NHS
11 3 (0.77%) Derivative
11 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.51%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 81 (20.77%) Windows
2 45 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 34 (8.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (4.36%) Linux
5 15 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.79%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.28%) Android
8 5 (1.28%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.28%) Unix
9 4 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.77%) Solaris
11 1 (0.26%) MVS
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (34.87%) Business Intelligence
2 89 (22.82%) ETL
3 85 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (18.46%) TDD
5 67 (17.18%) Migration
6 38 (9.74%) Kimball Methodology
7 37 (9.49%) MVC
8 32 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (8.21%) OO
9 31 (7.95%) Data Modelling
9 31 (7.95%) Performance Tuning
10 29 (7.44%) Unit Testing
11 28 (7.18%) High Availability
12 26 (6.67%) MVVM
12 26 (6.67%) Scrum
13 25 (6.41%) SDLC
14 24 (6.15%) ITIL
15 23 (5.90%) BDD
15 23 (5.90%) Multithreading
16 22 (5.64%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 263 (67.44%) SQL
2 137 (35.13%) C#
3 134 (34.36%) T-SQL
4 65 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 50 (12.82%) JavaScript
6 23 (5.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 17 (4.36%) Python
7 17 (4.36%) TypeScript
8 12 (3.08%) Java
8 12 (3.08%) R
9 10 (2.56%) VBA
10 9 (2.31%) ES6
11 5 (1.28%) C
11 5 (1.28%) VB
12 4 (1.03%) F#
12 4 (1.03%) Ruby
12 4 (1.03%) VBScript
13 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (5.64%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.13%) Degree
2 20 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.31%) MCITP
3 9 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.54%) MCSE
5 5 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.28%) MCTS
6 4 (1.03%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.03%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (1.03%) MCSA
6 4 (1.03%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (1.03%) Security+ Certification
6 4 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.51%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.51%) PMP
7 2 (0.51%) VCP6
8 1 (0.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.08%) QA
2 9 (2.31%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.31%) SLA
3 6 (1.54%) COBIT
4 5 (1.28%) MiFID
5 2 (0.51%) EMIR
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (9.49%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.10%) Docker
3 12 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.05%) vSphere
6 5 (1.28%) XenApp
7 3 (0.77%) UAG
7 3 (0.77%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.77%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.26%) HDFS
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (3.08%) SCOM
2 8 (2.05%) SCCM
3 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (1.54%) SCOrch
4 5 (1.28%) Rancher
4 5 (1.28%) SCSM
4 5 (1.28%) vMotion
5 4 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.03%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.03%) vRealize
6 3 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.51%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.51%) Nagios
7 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.51%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.26%) Ansible
8 1 (0.26%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 186 (47.69%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.95%) VMware
3 18 (4.62%) Tableau
4 14 (3.59%) RedGate
5 13 (3.33%) Citrix
6 12 (3.08%) Oracle
6 12 (3.08%) SAP
7 11 (2.82%) Charles River
7 11 (2.82%) SimCorp
8 7 (1.79%) FXall
8 7 (1.79%) Reuters
9 6 (1.54%) HP
9 6 (1.54%) Juniper
10 5 (1.28%) Barracuda Networks
10 5 (1.28%) Cognos
10 5 (1.28%) IBM
10 5 (1.28%) Veeam
10 5 (1.28%) WatchGuard
10 5 (1.28%) Xamarin
11 4 (1.03%) EMC