The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 46 42 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.15% 10.14% 7.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.00% 41.18% 55.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 14
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£356 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £285 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -9.80%
SQL Server
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
92 102 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.31% 24.64% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 78 23
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £435 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Cambridge region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Cambridge region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 32 (45.07%) SQL
2 28 (39.44%) Microsoft
3 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
3 23 (32.39%) Windows
4 21 (29.58%) .NET
5 20 (28.17%) C#
5 20 (28.17%) SharePoint
6 19 (26.76%) Oracle
7 18 (25.35%) IIS
7 18 (25.35%) ITIL
8 17 (23.94%) Linux
9 16 (22.54%) JavaScript
9 16 (22.54%) DNS
9 16 (22.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (21.13%) ASP.NET
10 15 (21.13%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (19.72%) Red Hat
11 14 (19.72%) VMware
11 14 (19.72%) XML
11 14 (19.72%) DHCP
12 12 (16.90%) LDAP
12 12 (16.90%) SOAP
12 12 (16.90%) Project Management
12 12 (16.90%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (15.49%) PowerShell
13 11 (15.49%) Debian
14 10 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (14.08%) XSLT
14 10 (14.08%) T-SQL
14 10 (14.08%) MS Excel

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (28.17%) SharePoint
2 18 (25.35%) IIS
3 15 (21.13%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (12.68%) CMS
5 7 (9.86%) MS Exchange
5 7 (9.86%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (5.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (2.82%) Drupal
8 2 (2.82%) WordPress
9 1 (1.41%) Umbraco
9 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.41%) Node.js
9 1 (1.41%) JBoss
9 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Tridion
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.54%) DNS
2 14 (19.72%) DHCP
3 12 (16.90%) LDAP
4 6 (8.45%) Firewall
5 5 (7.04%) Intranet
6 4 (5.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.63%) SAN
7 1 (1.41%) VLAN
7 1 (1.41%) LAN
7 1 (1.41%) WAN
7 1 (1.41%) IPv4
7 1 (1.41%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (16.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (14.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (12.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (11.27%) MySQL
6 5 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (7.04%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.82%) EDRMS
8 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.41%) RavenDB
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Selenium
2 3 (4.23%) JIRA
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.41%) Subversion
4 1 (1.41%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.41%) Jasmine
General
1 3 (4.23%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Developer
2 10 (14.08%) .NET Developer
3 9 (12.68%) Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Sitecore Developer
6 5 (7.04%) DBA
6 5 (7.04%) SQL DBA
7 4 (5.63%) Applications Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Business Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.58%) .NET
2 15 (21.13%) ASP.NET
3 14 (19.72%) XML
4 12 (16.90%) SOAP
5 10 (14.08%) XSLT
6 8 (11.27%) CSS
6 8 (11.27%) HTML
7 5 (7.04%) jQuery
7 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (7.04%) HTML5
7 5 (7.04%) WCF
8 4 (5.63%) CSS3
9 3 (4.23%) Symfony
9 3 (4.23%) Web Services
10 2 (2.82%) XHTML
10 2 (2.82%) WPF
10 2 (2.82%) Ajax
10 2 (2.82%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) CLARiiON
1 4 (5.63%) Data Extraction
2 3 (4.23%) Clustering
3 2 (2.82%) Replication
3 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.39%) Windows
2 17 (23.94%) Linux
3 11 (15.49%) Debian
4 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.23%) Fedora
7 3 (4.23%) UNIX
8 2 (2.82%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) ITIL
2 12 (16.90%) Project Management
3 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (11.27%) MVC
5 6 (8.45%) Change Management
6 5 (7.04%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.04%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.63%) ERP
8 3 (4.23%) Data Modelling
8 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.23%) Workflow
8 3 (4.23%) Quality Management
8 3 (4.23%) Web Development
8 3 (4.23%) Analytics
9 2 (2.82%) Migration
9 2 (2.82%) OO
9 2 (2.82%) OOD
9 2 (2.82%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.07%) SQL
2 20 (28.17%) C#
3 16 (22.54%) JavaScript
4 11 (15.49%) PowerShell
5 10 (14.08%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.04%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.63%) Java
8 3 (4.23%) Python
8 3 (4.23%) Perl
8 3 (4.23%) PHP
8 3 (4.23%) C++
9 2 (2.82%) VBScript
9 2 (2.82%) VBA
9 2 (2.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.63%) CCNA
3 2 (2.82%) MCSE
4 1 (1.41%) MCSA
4 1 (1.41%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.41%) CISSP
System Software
1 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.27%) Terminal Server
3 4 (5.63%) vSphere
3 4 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.41%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.41%) MOM
Vendors
1 28 (39.44%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.76%) Oracle
3 14 (19.72%) Red Hat
3 14 (19.72%) VMware
4 7 (9.86%) Sitecore
4 7 (9.86%) HP
5 6 (8.45%) Dell
6 5 (7.04%) EMC
7 4 (5.63%) Cisco
7 4 (5.63%) F5
7 4 (5.63%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.23%) Veeam
8 3 (4.23%) 3PAR
8 3 (4.23%) IBM
8 3 (4.23%) Citrix
8 3 (4.23%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (2.82%) Cognos
9 2 (2.82%) Nintex
9 2 (2.82%) NetApp
10 1 (1.41%) SAP
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