Period
to 28 May 2020

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 May 2020 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 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 514 605 542
Rank change year-on-year +91 -63 -112
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 99 239 388
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.00% 1.18% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 153 318
Median daily rate £425 £400 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -10.86% +19.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -2.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £38.55 £24.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.60% -46.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35.67 £23.59 £42.50
90th Percentile £40.65 £32.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.55 £24.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +60.60% -46.67% +12.50%

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 9,937 20,304 22,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.21% 22.37% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,484 13,880 15,771
Median daily rate £490 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +0.53% +8.00%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 243 235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +11.67%
10th Percentile £15.98 £14.02 £13.90
90th Percentile £53.00 £57.50 £53.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.45% +12.61%

SQL Server 2014
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2014 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2014 in the UK

SQL Server 2014
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2014.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2014 in the UK

SQL Server 2014
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2014 over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2014 in the UK

SQL Server 2014
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2014.

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 May 2020. 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 +115 92 £430 +6.17% 6
London +121 51 £475 +7.95%
UK excluding London +110 47 £368 -2.00% 9
North of England +78 15 £326 -13.20% 1
South East +106 10 £405 +27.06% 2
Midlands +65 8 £456 +21.67% 1
West Midlands +54 8 £456 +21.67% 1
North West +54 6 £326 -13.20% 1
South West +51 5 £413 -10.81% 1
Scotland +35 5 £350 +2.94% 3
North East +18 5 £325 -10.96%
Yorkshire +51 4 £475 +26.67%
Work from Home +13 4 £363 -34.09%
East of England +57 3 - - 1
Wales +29 1 £438 +16.67%

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 99 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 68 (68.69%) SQL
3 53 (53.54%) Microsoft
4 46 (46.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 42 (42.42%) SQL Server 2016
5 42 (42.42%) Windows
5 42 (42.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 37 (37.37%) Azure
6 37 (37.37%) T-SQL
7 36 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 34 (34.34%) C#
9 31 (31.31%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (27.27%) VMware
11 26 (26.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 26 (26.26%) .NET
12 24 (24.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 22 (22.22%) Migration
13 22 (22.22%) Windows Server
13 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (20.20%) PowerShell
15 20 (20.20%) DevOps
16 19 (19.19%) Finance
16 19 (19.19%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (19.19%) Web Services
17 17 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (17.17%) Power Platform
18 16 (16.16%) Power BI
18 16 (16.16%) Active Directory
19 15 (15.15%) Linux

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 6 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.03%) IIS
3 2 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.01%) CMS
4 1 (1.01%) Confluence
4 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.01%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 37 (37.37%) Azure
2 17 (17.17%) Power Platform
3 11 (11.11%) Office 365
4 8 (8.08%) Azure Data Factory
5 7 (7.07%) Logic Apps
6 5 (5.05%) AWS
7 4 (4.04%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (4.04%) GitHub
8 3 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (3.03%) IaaS
9 2 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (2.02%) Amazon S3
9 2 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (2.02%) PaaS
9 2 (2.02%) Serverless
9 2 (2.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.01%) Azure Stack
10 1 (1.01%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.08%) SAN
2 5 (5.05%) NetScaler
3 4 (4.04%) DNS
4 3 (3.03%) DHCP
5 2 (2.02%) Firewall
5 2 (2.02%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.02%) LAN
5 2 (2.02%) SSL
5 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.02%) VPN
5 2 (2.02%) WAN
6 1 (1.01%) 802.11
6 1 (1.01%) FTP
6 1 (1.01%) HTTP
6 1 (1.01%) Internet
6 1 (1.01%) IPsec
6 1 (1.01%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.01%) MPLS
6 1 (1.01%) SMTP
6 1 (1.01%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (46.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 42 (42.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (42.42%) SQL Server 2016
4 36 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (26.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 24 (24.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (19.19%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (16.16%) Power BI
9 15 (15.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 13 (13.13%) MongoDB
11 12 (12.12%) SQL Server 2017
12 7 (7.07%) Big Data
12 7 (7.07%) Data Lake
12 7 (7.07%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (6.06%) Relational Database
14 4 (4.04%) MySQL
14 4 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (3.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.08%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.05%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.04%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.03%) Selenium
7 1 (1.01%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.01%) JIRA
7 1 (1.01%) NUnit
7 1 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.01%) Postman
7 1 (1.01%) Serena SBM
7 1 (1.01%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.01%) Subversion
7 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (19.19%) Finance
2 9 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.03%) Banking
3 3 (3.03%) Front Office
3 3 (3.03%) Retail
4 2 (2.02%) Law
5 1 (1.01%) Police
5 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (33.33%) Developer
2 18 (18.18%) DBA
3 15 (15.15%) SQL DBA
4 14 (14.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (10.10%) C# Developer
6 9 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 8 (8.08%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (6.06%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Citrix Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Data Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (5.05%) SQL Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Sybase DBA
10 4 (4.04%) CRM Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Lead DevOps
10 4 (4.04%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.26%) .NET
2 19 (19.19%) Web Services
3 14 (14.14%) ASP.NET
4 13 (13.13%) jQuery
4 13 (13.13%) XML
5 9 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 9 (9.09%) JSON
6 7 (7.07%) AngularJS
6 7 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (7.07%) Entity Framework
6 7 (7.07%) React
6 7 (7.07%) WCF
7 6 (6.06%) CSS
7 6 (6.06%) SOAP
8 5 (5.05%) Node.js
8 5 (5.05%) RESTful
8 5 (5.05%) WinForms
9 4 (4.04%) .NET Core
9 4 (4.04%) Ajax
9 4 (4.04%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.06%) Clustering
4 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.04%) Replication
5 3 (3.03%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.03%) Derivative
5 3 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.03%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.02%) NHS
6 2 (2.02%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.01%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.42%) Windows
2 22 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (15.15%) Linux
3 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2016
4 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (10.10%) Windows 10
6 6 (6.06%) Unix
7 3 (3.03%) Solaris
8 2 (2.02%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.02%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.02%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.01%) AIX
9 1 (1.01%) Android
9 1 (1.01%) CentOS
9 1 (1.01%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.31%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.22%) Migration
3 21 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (20.20%) DevOps
5 15 (15.15%) Data Migration
5 15 (15.15%) ITIL
6 14 (14.14%) ETL
7 13 (13.13%) Data Integration
7 13 (13.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (13.13%) MVC
7 13 (13.13%) Scrum
7 13 (13.13%) Test Automation
8 12 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (11.11%) High Availability
10 10 (10.10%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (10.10%) Kanban
10 10 (10.10%) SOA
11 9 (9.09%) Data Management
11 9 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 68 (68.69%) SQL
2 37 (37.37%) T-SQL
3 34 (34.34%) C#
4 20 (20.20%) PowerShell
5 11 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.09%) Python
7 7 (7.07%) Perl
8 5 (5.05%) Java
8 5 (5.05%) Korn
8 5 (5.05%) VBA
9 3 (3.03%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.03%) VB
10 2 (2.02%) C
10 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.02%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.02%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.02%) VB6
11 1 (1.01%) Ruby
11 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.01%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (10.10%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.07%) Degree
3 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.05%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.02%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.02%) MCSE
5 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.01%) CCA
6 1 (1.01%) CCNA
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.01%) MBA
6 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 17 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (16.16%) Active Directory
3 10 (10.10%) XenApp
4 9 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.04%) vSphere
6 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.01%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (1.01%) Docker
7 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) SCCM
1 5 (5.05%) SCOM
2 3 (3.03%) Ansible
2 3 (3.03%) Puppet
2 3 (3.03%) Terraform
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.01%) Control-M
4 1 (1.01%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.01%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.01%) QRadar
4 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.01%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.01%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 53 (53.54%) Microsoft
2 27 (27.27%) VMware
3 10 (10.10%) Citrix
3 10 (10.10%) Oracle
4 8 (8.08%) Sybase
4 8 (8.08%) Tableau
5 7 (7.07%) Databricks
5 7 (7.07%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.05%) EMC
6 5 (5.05%) Ivanti
6 5 (5.05%) NetApp
6 5 (5.05%) Nimble Storage
7 4 (4.04%) Cisco
8 3 (3.03%) HP
8 3 (3.03%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.02%) Computacenter
9 2 (2.02%) Dell
9 2 (2.02%) RedGate
10 1 (1.01%) Qualys
10 1 (1.01%) Serena