Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 736 567 617
Rank change year-on-year -169 +50 -19
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 102 38 137
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.094% 0.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.55% 0.43% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 23 95
10th Percentile £360 £294 £305
25th Percentile £406 £347 £345
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £464 £413
Median % change year-on-year +7.76% +12.48% -
75th Percentile £600 £528 £513
90th Percentile £663 £585 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £421 £402
% change year-on-year +12.76% +4.76% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
10th Percentile - £38.63 £19.58
25th Percentile - £39.19 £28.31
Median hourly rate - £40.75 £43.25
Median % change year-on-year - -5.78% +84.12%
75th Percentile - £41.69 £57.81
90th Percentile - £41.88 £66.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.75 £43.25
% change year-on-year - -5.78% +84.12%

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 18,617 8,910 15,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.30% 21.94% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,278 6,132 10,538
10th Percentile £363 £313 £318
25th Percentile £431 £390 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £663 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 177 217
10th Percentile £17.40 £13.45 £12.30
25th Percentile £24.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate £44.00 £26.96 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year +63.20% +3.69% -2.44%
75th Percentile £62.15 £50.00 £42.50
90th Percentile £72.20 £62.01 £56.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.34 £23.50 £22.55
% change year-on-year +84.40% +4.24% -13.46%

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 18 January 2022.

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 13 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 18 January 2022. 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 -142 93 £500 +9.41% 24
London -130 56 £550 - 10
UK excluding London -102 38 £475 +12.76% 14
Work from Home -154 21 £575 +17.95% 5
North of England -52 15 £519 +13.51% 7
South East -59 15 £475 - 3
North West -40 13 £550 +20.35% 5
South West -54 3 £550 +66.67% 2
West Midlands -58 3 £427 +42.33% 1
Midlands -64 3 £427 +42.33% 1
East of England -49 2 £330 -14.84% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £427 - 2
Wales -30 1 £248 -47.79%

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 72 (70.59%) SQL
3 60 (58.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 57 (55.88%) Windows
5 54 (52.94%) Microsoft
6 48 (47.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 48 (47.06%) Azure
7 47 (46.08%) SQL Server 2016
8 45 (44.12%) PowerShell
9 43 (42.16%) Active Directory
9 43 (42.16%) Windows Server
10 42 (41.18%) Migration
11 40 (39.22%) SQL Server 2019
12 36 (35.29%) VMware
13 33 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
14 31 (30.39%) Linux
14 31 (30.39%) C#
14 31 (30.39%) .NET
15 29 (28.43%) Clustering
16 28 (27.45%) Microsoft Clustering
17 27 (26.47%) IIS
18 26 (25.49%) Performance Optimisation
19 25 (24.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 25 (24.51%) Red Hat
19 25 (24.51%) DV Cleared
19 25 (24.51%) Security Cleared
20 24 (23.53%) SC Cleared
21 22 (21.57%) Microsoft 365
22 21 (20.59%) DevOps
22 21 (20.59%) SQL Server 2017

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 27 (26.47%) IIS
2 9 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.84%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.96%) Confluence
5 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.98%) Apache
6 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 48 (47.06%) Azure
2 22 (21.57%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (17.65%) Azure Logic Apps
4 16 (15.69%) Azure Key Vault
4 16 (15.69%) Azure Storage
5 14 (13.73%) Power Platform
6 11 (10.78%) Azure Data Factory
6 11 (10.78%) IaaS
7 7 (6.86%) PaaS
8 4 (3.92%) SaaS
9 3 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (2.94%) Azure Monitor
10 2 (1.96%) Power Automate
10 2 (1.96%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.98%) GCP
11 1 (0.98%) GitHub
11 1 (0.98%) Nutanix
11 1 (0.98%) Rubrik
11 1 (0.98%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) NetScaler
2 4 (3.92%) Firewall
2 4 (3.92%) iSCSI
2 4 (3.92%) LAN
2 4 (3.92%) SAN
2 4 (3.92%) VoIP
2 4 (3.92%) Wireless
3 3 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.96%) DNS
4 2 (1.96%) NAS
4 2 (1.96%) VLAN
4 2 (1.96%) WAN
4 2 (1.96%) WLAN
5 1 (0.98%) DHCP
5 1 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.98%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 60 (58.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 48 (47.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (46.08%) SQL Server 2016
5 40 (39.22%) SQL Server 2019
6 21 (20.59%) SQL Server 2017
7 18 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (13.73%) Tableau
9 13 (12.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (12.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 12 (11.76%) Power BI
11 9 (8.82%) Big Data
11 9 (8.82%) Data Lake
12 7 (6.86%) RDBMS
12 7 (6.86%) Relational Database
13 6 (5.88%) Oracle Database
14 4 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (2.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 25 (24.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 16 (15.69%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (8.82%) Git (software)
4 8 (7.84%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.92%) JIRA
5 4 (3.92%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.98%) GitLab
6 1 (0.98%) Serena SBM
6 1 (0.98%) Subversion
6 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 18 (17.65%) Social Skills
2 13 (12.75%) Finance
3 8 (7.84%) Banking
4 5 (4.90%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.90%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.92%) Front Office
6 2 (1.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (0.98%) Back Office
7 1 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.98%) French Language
7 1 (0.98%) German Language
7 1 (0.98%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.98%) Law
7 1 (0.98%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (39.22%) Developer
2 31 (30.39%) DBA
3 30 (29.41%) SQL DBA
4 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (7.84%) SQL Developer
5 7 (6.86%) Analyst
5 7 (6.86%) DevOps Developer
5 7 (6.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 6 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 6 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 5 (4.90%) Azure Developer
7 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (2.94%) Senior Wintel Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Systems Developer
9 3 (2.94%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (30.39%) .NET
2 11 (10.78%) JSON
2 11 (10.78%) Web Services
2 11 (10.78%) XML
3 10 (9.80%) ASP.NET
4 9 (8.82%) .NET Framework
5 7 (6.86%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.90%) .NET Core
7 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (3.92%) Entity Framework
7 4 (3.92%) React
7 4 (3.92%) Vue.js
7 4 (3.92%) WPF
8 2 (1.96%) EDI
8 2 (1.96%) LDAP
9 1 (0.98%) ADO
9 1 (0.98%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.98%) CSS
9 1 (0.98%) HTML
9 1 (0.98%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (28.43%) Clustering
2 6 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.92%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (3.92%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.94%) Replication
5 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.96%) NHS
6 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.98%) FMCG
6 1 (0.98%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.98%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 57 (55.88%) Windows
2 43 (42.16%) Windows Server
3 31 (30.39%) Linux
4 18 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (6.86%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.92%) Android
9 4 (3.92%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.98%) HPUX
11 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (41.18%) Migration
2 26 (25.49%) Performance Optimisation
3 21 (20.59%) DevOps
4 19 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (15.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (15.69%) Test Automation
7 15 (14.71%) Deployment Automation
7 15 (14.71%) Microservices
8 12 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (11.76%) Scrum
9 11 (10.78%) ITIL
9 11 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (10.78%) SOA
10 10 (9.80%) OWASP
11 9 (8.82%) Data Migration
11 9 (8.82%) ETL
11 9 (8.82%) Infrastructure Automation
11 9 (8.82%) Secure Coding
11 9 (8.82%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 72 (70.59%) SQL
2 45 (44.12%) PowerShell
3 31 (30.39%) C#
4 15 (14.71%) T-SQL
5 10 (9.80%) Java
5 10 (9.80%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.92%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.94%) C
8 2 (1.96%) Python
9 1 (0.98%) Bash
9 1 (0.98%) Perl
9 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.98%) R
9 1 (0.98%) Ruby
9 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (24.51%) DV Cleared
1 25 (24.51%) Security Cleared
2 24 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.92%) Degree
5 1 (0.98%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.98%) MCITP
5 1 (0.98%) MCSD
5 1 (0.98%) MCSE
5 1 (0.98%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) QA
1 2 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.98%) GDPR
System Software
1 43 (42.16%) Active Directory
2 33 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.82%) vSphere
4 6 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.92%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.94%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 28 (27.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (9.80%) SCCM
3 4 (3.92%) SCOM
3 4 (3.92%) WSUS
4 3 (2.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.98%) Control-M
6 1 (0.98%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.98%) Foglight
6 1 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.98%) QRadar
6 1 (0.98%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.98%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 36 (35.29%) VMware
3 25 (24.51%) Red Hat
4 16 (15.69%) Databricks
5 8 (7.84%) Cisco
5 8 (7.84%) Oracle
6 7 (6.86%) Citrix
6 7 (6.86%) Dell
7 4 (3.92%) Polycom
7 4 (3.92%) Zscaler
8 3 (2.94%) Commvault
8 3 (2.94%) LogicMonitor
8 3 (2.94%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (2.94%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.94%) Sybase
9 2 (1.96%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.96%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (1.96%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.96%) SAP
10 1 (0.98%) Splunk