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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 374 436 519
Rank change year-on-year +62 +83  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 241 218 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.41% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.34% 1.82% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 153 84
Median daily rate £375 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £500 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £413
% change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +69.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.75 -
% change year-on-year +18.51% -  

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 10319 11953 11975
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.81% 22.21% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6997 8029 7680
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 187 157
Median hourly rate £33.37 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £14.60 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.04 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +66 223 £375 -3.22% 153
London +3 59 £413 -2.94% 48
North West +43 36 £375 +9.09% 28
South East +21 35 £400 +14.28% 28
West Midlands +32 30 £388 +14.81% 11
Yorkshire +28 30 £338 -3.57% 11
Manchester +41 27 £375 +6.99% 13
South West -1 20 £375 +9.09% 8
Birmingham +15 18 £375 -3.22% 2
West Yorkshire +19 17 £360 +5.49% 6
Hampshire +18 14 £400 +18.51% 5
Scotland +29 13 £388 - 2
City of London -11 13 £455 -5.69% 4
East of England 0 11 £400 +5.61% 13
Leeds +2 9 £305 -11.59% 5
Bradford +6 6 £475 +63.79% 1
Bristol +6 6 £375 +7.14% 4
Glasgow +5 6 £375 - 1
Somerset - 6 £325 -
Edinburgh +16 5 £496 +10.27%
Cheshire +14 5 £344 +30.95% 6
South Yorkshire +7 5 £350 +3.70% 1
Wiltshire +5 5 £375 -18.91% 2
Oxfordshire -1 5 £425 -10.52% 5
Berkshire +27 4 £425 +21.42% 4
Oxford -3 4 £400 -15.78% 2
Chippenham - 4 £350 -
Cambridge - 4 £413 - 2
Andover - 4 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £413 - 2

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 535 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 369 (68.97%) SQL
3 276 (51.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 261 (48.79%) Microsoft
5 238 (44.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 224 (41.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 200 (37.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 184 (34.39%) T-SQL
9 176 (32.90%) Business Intelligence
10 171 (31.96%) ETL
11 163 (30.47%) .NET
12 144 (26.92%) Data Warehouse
13 139 (25.98%) C#
14 133 (24.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 115 (21.50%) Migration
16 112 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
17 103 (19.25%) Windows
18 90 (16.82%) Microsoft Azure
19 81 (15.14%) SQL Server 2016
20 80 (14.95%) Finance
21 70 (13.08%) SQL Server 2005
22 68 (12.71%) MS Excel
23 66 (12.34%) ASP.NET
24 62 (11.59%) MVC
25 58 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
25 58 (10.84%) Windows Server
26 57 (10.65%) JavaScript
27 54 (10.09%) Performance Tuning
28 52 (9.72%) ASP.NET Web API
28 52 (9.72%) PowerShell

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 35 (6.54%) IIS
2 26 (4.86%) CMS
3 25 (4.67%) SharePoint
4 21 (3.93%) Umbraco
5 18 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (1.87%) SAS
8 8 (1.50%) Confluence
8 8 (1.50%) EPiServer
9 7 (1.31%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.12%) Sitefinity
11 5 (0.93%) DNN
11 5 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.93%) Immediacy CMS
11 5 (0.93%) Kentico
11 5 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.37%) Apache
12 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 68 (12.71%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.36%) MS Office
3 8 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.19%) Magento
5 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 90 (16.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.74%) Office 365
3 15 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.87%) IaaS
5 6 (1.12%) PaaS
6 5 (0.93%) GitHub
7 4 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.56%) SaaS
9 2 (0.37%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.19%) iTunes
10 1 (0.19%) Trello
10 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.55%) Firewall
2 16 (2.99%) DNS
3 11 (2.06%) DHCP
3 11 (2.06%) Intranet
3 11 (2.06%) SAN
4 6 (1.12%) Internet
5 5 (0.93%) FTP
5 5 (0.93%) HTTP
5 5 (0.93%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.93%) SMTP
5 5 (0.93%) SSL
5 5 (0.93%) Telnet
6 4 (0.75%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (0.75%) VPN
6 4 (0.75%) WAN
7 3 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.56%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.56%) LAN
7 3 (0.56%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.56%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 535 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 276 (51.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 238 (44.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 224 (41.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 200 (37.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 144 (26.92%) Data Warehouse
7 133 (24.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 81 (15.14%) SQL Server 2016
9 70 (13.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 41 (7.66%) SQL Server 2000
11 33 (6.17%) Power BI
12 30 (5.61%) MS Access
13 25 (4.67%) OLAP
14 19 (3.55%) Oracle Database
15 18 (3.36%) MySQL
15 18 (3.36%) QlikView
16 17 (3.18%) Big Data
17 15 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
18 14 (2.62%) DTS
18 14 (2.62%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 58 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (5.98%) Git (software)
2 32 (5.98%) Visual Studio
3 17 (3.18%) JIRA
4 15 (2.80%) Talend Open Studio
5 11 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (1.87%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (1.50%) Liquibase
9 7 (1.31%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.12%) Moq
10 6 (1.12%) MSTest
10 6 (1.12%) Selenium
10 6 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.93%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.93%) webpack
11 5 (0.93%) WiX
12 4 (0.75%) MSI
12 4 (0.75%) NuGet
13 3 (0.56%) NUnit
General
1 80 (14.95%) Finance
2 24 (4.49%) Advertising
3 16 (2.99%) Banking
4 15 (2.80%) Retail
5 12 (2.24%) Publishing
6 9 (1.68%) Marketing
7 8 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.31%) Legal
9 5 (0.93%) Back Office
9 5 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.75%) Electronics
11 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.37%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Law
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 323 (60.37%) Developer
2 129 (24.11%) DBA
3 118 (22.06%) SQL DBA
4 116 (21.68%) SQL Developer
5 71 (13.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 69 (12.90%) SSIS Developer
7 58 (10.84%) .NET Developer
7 58 (10.84%) ETL Developer
8 54 (10.09%) SSRS Developer
9 51 (9.53%) SQL Server DBA
10 38 (7.10%) SQL Server Developer
11 35 (6.54%) C# Developer
12 34 (6.36%) Administrator
12 34 (6.36%) Senior Developer
13 31 (5.79%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 30 (5.61%) C# .NET Developer
15 28 (5.23%) SSAS Developer
16 25 (4.67%) SQL BI Developer
17 24 (4.49%) Microsoft Developer
18 22 (4.11%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (30.47%) .NET
2 66 (12.34%) ASP.NET
3 52 (9.72%) ASP.NET Web API
4 46 (8.60%) HTML
5 41 (7.66%) jQuery
6 39 (7.29%) CSS
7 30 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 30 (5.61%) HTML5
8 29 (5.42%) .NET Framework
8 29 (5.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (5.23%) MDX
10 23 (4.30%) Web Services
10 23 (4.30%) XML
11 22 (4.11%) AngularJS
12 18 (3.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 18 (3.36%) WCF
13 17 (3.18%) KnockoutJS
14 15 (2.80%) Entity Framework
14 15 (2.80%) WPF
15 13 (2.43%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.48%) Clustering
2 26 (4.86%) Replication
3 24 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (1.87%) Data Centre
5 8 (1.50%) Fintech
5 8 (1.50%) NHS
6 7 (1.31%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.31%) Tandem
6 7 (1.31%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.12%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.12%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (0.75%) PKI
9 3 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.37%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.37%) FMCG
10 2 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.37%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 103 (19.25%) Windows
2 58 (10.84%) Windows Server
3 47 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (2.80%) Windows 10
6 14 (2.62%) Linux
7 12 (2.24%) Windows XP
8 9 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.12%) MVS
10 6 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.75%) Unix
11 4 (0.75%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.56%) Solaris
13 2 (0.37%) Android
14 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (32.90%) Business Intelligence
2 171 (31.96%) ETL
3 115 (21.50%) Migration
4 112 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (11.59%) MVC
6 54 (10.09%) Performance Tuning
7 51 (9.53%) Data Modelling
8 47 (8.79%) High Availability
8 47 (8.79%) Kimball Methodology
9 44 (8.22%) TDD
10 43 (8.04%) Data Migration
11 34 (6.36%) ITIL
12 32 (5.98%) Data Analysis
13 30 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
13 30 (5.61%) Scrum
14 27 (5.05%) CRM
15 23 (4.30%) Unit Testing
16 21 (3.93%) Analytics
17 19 (3.55%) BDD
17 19 (3.55%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 369 (68.97%) SQL
2 184 (34.39%) T-SQL
3 139 (25.98%) C#
4 57 (10.65%) JavaScript
5 52 (9.72%) PowerShell
6 33 (6.17%) VB
7 23 (4.30%) VBA
8 18 (3.36%) VB.NET
9 13 (2.43%) Java
9 13 (2.43%) PL/SQL
9 13 (2.43%) VB6
10 11 (2.06%) C++
11 9 (1.68%) R
12 8 (1.50%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.50%) VBScript
13 7 (1.31%) C
13 7 (1.31%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.31%) Python
14 6 (1.12%) F#
14 6 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.99%) Degree
5 14 (2.62%) MCITP
6 13 (2.43%) MCSE
7 5 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.93%) DBS Check
7 5 (0.93%) MCDBA
7 5 (0.93%) MCSA
8 4 (0.75%) MCP
9 3 (0.56%) OCP
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.37%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.37%) HNC
10 2 (0.37%) MCTS
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.19%) CISSP
11 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.06%) QA
2 9 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.56%) SLA
5 2 (0.37%) MiFID
System Software
1 24 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.75%) UAG
4 4 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.75%) vSphere
5 3 (0.56%) Docker
6 2 (0.37%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.37%) XenApp
7 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.19%) VMFS
7 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (2.24%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (1.87%) Failover Clustering
2 10 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.87%) SCOM
3 8 (1.50%) Puppet
4 7 (1.31%) SCCM
5 5 (0.93%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.56%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.56%) vMotion
8 2 (0.37%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Sentry
9 1 (0.19%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Statspack
9 1 (0.19%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 261 (48.79%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.42%) Oracle
3 27 (5.05%) VMware
4 15 (2.80%) Talend
5 14 (2.62%) Tableau
6 11 (2.06%) Cisco
6 11 (2.06%) RedGate
7 10 (1.87%) Cognos
7 10 (1.87%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.12%) HP
8 6 (1.12%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.93%) Alterian
9 5 (0.93%) IDERA
9 5 (0.93%) SAP
10 4 (0.75%) Citrix
10 4 (0.75%) EMC
10 4 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.56%) Avaya
11 3 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (0.56%) NetApp
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable DOE
Posted: 7 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £150 - £220 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago