Period
to 10 December 2019

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 10 December 2019 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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 625 570 530
Rank change year-on-year -55 -40 -102
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 161 338 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.94% 1.42% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 230 300
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £302 £325 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £407 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.78% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.95% -53.33% -2.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -30.95% -53.33% -2.17%

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 17,091 23,739 22,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.24% 22.59% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,478 16,531 15,464
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £310
90th Percentile £654 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 252 266
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £32.49 £31.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.04% +4.03% +11.54%
10th Percentile £13.15 £13.72 £14.25
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -5.71% +25.00%

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 10 December 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2014 over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 10 December 2019. 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 -7 158 £425 - 81
UK excluding London +16 94 £407 +1.78% 57
London +11 66 £449 -0.28% 29
South East +48 35 £413 - 8
Midlands +50 27 £350 -17.65% 7
West Midlands +53 17 £525 +37.70% 4
North of England 0 17 £468 +33.57% 21
East Midlands +22 10 £350 -17.65% 3
Yorkshire +25 9 £468 +33.57% 2
South West +1 9 £363 -14.71% 9
North West +11 7 £340 -6.21% 17
East of England +35 4 £600 +50.00% 7
Scotland +27 1 £351 +50.75%
North East +25 1 - - 2
Wales +18 1 £438 +2.94% 5

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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.

1 161 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 104 (64.60%) SQL
3 88 (54.66%) Microsoft
4 74 (45.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 64 (39.75%) SQL Server 2016
6 56 (34.78%) C#
7 49 (30.43%) Azure
8 48 (29.81%) Data Warehouse
8 48 (29.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 47 (29.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 43 (26.71%) Business Intelligence
10 43 (26.71%) T-SQL
11 42 (26.09%) Windows
12 41 (25.47%) Finance
13 39 (24.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 38 (23.60%) .NET
15 34 (21.12%) Migration
16 33 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
16 33 (20.50%) SQL Server 2017
17 31 (19.25%) Oracle
17 31 (19.25%) ETL
18 30 (18.63%) SQL Server 2008
19 25 (15.53%) Power Platform
19 25 (15.53%) Power BI
20 23 (14.29%) High Availability
21 22 (13.66%) DevOps
21 22 (13.66%) PowerShell
21 22 (13.66%) Data Integration
21 22 (13.66%) .NET Framework
21 22 (13.66%) JavaScript

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 12 (7.45%) IIS
2 9 (5.59%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.73%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.48%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (6.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.24%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.24%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.62%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 49 (30.43%) Azure
2 25 (15.53%) Power Platform
3 15 (9.32%) Azure Data Factory
4 13 (8.07%) AWS
5 11 (6.83%) GCP
5 11 (6.83%) IaaS
6 10 (6.21%) PaaS
7 6 (3.73%) Office 365
8 3 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.62%) GitHub
10 1 (0.62%) npm
10 1 (0.62%) SaaS
10 1 (0.62%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.35%) DNS
2 4 (2.48%) DHCP
2 4 (2.48%) Firewall
3 3 (1.86%) LAN
3 3 (1.86%) WAN
4 2 (1.24%) FTP
4 2 (1.24%) HTTP
4 2 (1.24%) Internet
4 2 (1.24%) Intranet
4 2 (1.24%) SMTP
4 2 (1.24%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.24%) VoIP
5 1 (0.62%) 802.11
5 1 (0.62%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.62%) IPsec
5 1 (0.62%) MPLS
5 1 (0.62%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.62%) SAN
5 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.62%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 74 (45.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 64 (39.75%) SQL Server 2016
4 48 (29.81%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (29.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (29.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 39 (24.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (20.50%) SQL Server 2017
8 30 (18.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (15.53%) Power BI
10 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 14 (8.70%) Data Lake
12 11 (6.83%) Big Data
12 11 (6.83%) Oracle Database
13 10 (6.21%) Relational Database
14 9 (5.59%) Oracle Database 12c
15 6 (3.73%) Azure SQL Database
16 4 (2.48%) DTS
16 4 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
16 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (11.18%) Visual Studio Team System
2 15 (9.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (9.32%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.35%) JIRA
4 5 (3.11%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (1.86%) Hudson
6 2 (1.24%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.62%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.62%) JUnit
7 1 (0.62%) Maven
7 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (25.47%) Finance
2 15 (9.32%) Banking
3 12 (7.45%) Public Sector
4 11 (6.83%) Retail
5 8 (4.97%) German Language
6 7 (4.35%) Back Office
7 5 (3.11%) French Language
8 4 (2.48%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.48%) Italian Language
9 2 (1.24%) Automotive
9 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.62%) Advertising
10 1 (0.62%) Electronics
10 1 (0.62%) Front Office
10 1 (0.62%) Games
10 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.62%) Marketing
10 1 (0.62%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 62 (38.51%) Developer
2 33 (20.50%) DBA
3 27 (16.77%) SQL DBA
4 25 (15.53%) SQL Developer
5 20 (12.42%) .NET Developer
6 17 (10.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (10.56%) SQL Server DBA
7 16 (9.94%) C# Developer
8 12 (7.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 11 (6.83%) SQL Server Developer
9 11 (6.83%) Support Engineer
10 10 (6.21%) Azure Engineer
10 10 (6.21%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (6.21%) Senior Developer
11 8 (4.97%) Azure DevOps
11 8 (4.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.97%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
12 7 (4.35%) Analyst
12 7 (4.35%) Consultant
12 7 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (23.60%) .NET
2 22 (13.66%) .NET Framework
3 21 (13.04%) XML
4 19 (11.80%) Web Services
5 16 (9.94%) JSON
6 13 (8.07%) HTML
7 12 (7.45%) CSS
8 11 (6.83%) ASP.NET
8 11 (6.83%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (6.83%) Entity Framework
9 9 (5.59%) SOAP
9 9 (5.59%) WCF
10 8 (4.97%) jQuery
10 8 (4.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (4.35%) Kendo UI
12 6 (3.73%) MDX
12 6 (3.73%) Middleware
12 6 (3.73%) WinForms
12 6 (3.73%) WPF
13 3 (1.86%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.56%) Clustering
2 13 (8.07%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.48%) Equities
4 4 (2.48%) Reinsurance
4 4 (2.48%) Replication
5 3 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.86%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.24%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.24%) PKI
7 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.62%) CMDB
7 1 (0.62%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.62%) NHS
7 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (26.09%) Windows
2 19 (11.80%) Windows Server
3 17 (10.56%) Linux
3 17 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.11%) Unix
5 4 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.86%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.24%) CentOS
7 2 (1.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (26.71%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (21.12%) Migration
3 33 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (19.25%) ETL
5 23 (14.29%) High Availability
6 22 (13.66%) Data Integration
6 22 (13.66%) DevOps
7 19 (11.80%) Test Automation
8 18 (11.18%) Continuous Delivery
8 18 (11.18%) Data Migration
9 17 (10.56%) Deployment Automation
10 13 (8.07%) MVC
10 13 (8.07%) Scrum
10 13 (8.07%) TDD
11 11 (6.83%) Memory Management
12 10 (6.21%) Microservices
13 9 (5.59%) BDD
13 9 (5.59%) SOA
13 9 (5.59%) Software Engineering
13 9 (5.59%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 104 (64.60%) SQL
2 56 (34.78%) C#
3 43 (26.71%) T-SQL
4 22 (13.66%) JavaScript
4 22 (13.66%) PowerShell
5 11 (6.83%) PHP
6 10 (6.21%) Python
7 9 (5.59%) R
8 7 (4.35%) VB.NET
9 6 (3.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 6 (3.73%) VB
9 6 (3.73%) VBA
10 5 (3.11%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.24%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.24%) C
11 2 (1.24%) PHP 5
11 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.62%) ES6
12 1 (0.62%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (6.83%) Degree
2 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.24%) MCSE
5 1 (0.62%) CCNA
5 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.62%) MCSA
5 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.07%) QA
2 3 (1.86%) SLA
3 2 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (9.94%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (5.59%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.97%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.11%) vSphere
6 2 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.24%) XenApp
6 2 (1.24%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (5.59%) Data Guard
1 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (2.48%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 4 (2.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (2.48%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (1.86%) SCCM
3 3 (1.86%) SCOM
3 3 (1.86%) SCVMM
3 3 (1.86%) WSUS
4 2 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.62%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 88 (54.66%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.25%) Oracle
3 16 (9.94%) Databricks
4 15 (9.32%) Tableau
5 11 (6.83%) Google
6 10 (6.21%) Telerik
7 9 (5.59%) Citrix
7 9 (5.59%) VMware
8 4 (2.48%) SAP
9 3 (1.86%) Dell
10 2 (1.24%) Cisco
10 2 (1.24%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.24%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.24%) RedGate
10 2 (1.24%) Remedy
10 2 (1.24%) Talend
10 2 (1.24%) Teradata
11 1 (0.62%) Aruba
11 1 (0.62%) Lumension
11 1 (0.62%) Marketo