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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 22 16 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 18 29 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.52% 8.73% 19.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.33% 39.19% 72.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 54
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£388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +6.66%
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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
54 74 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.56% 22.29% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 71
Average daily rate £388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £183 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £385 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +95.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -9.83%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014, 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 50 (84.75%) .NET
2 45 (76.27%) C#
3 23 (38.98%) SQL
4 22 (37.29%) MVC
5 21 (35.59%) ASP.NET
6 20 (33.90%) HTML
6 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
7 17 (28.81%) CSS
8 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (27.12%) .NET Framework
8 16 (27.12%) jQuery
9 14 (23.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (22.03%) Visual Studio
11 11 (18.64%) Degree
11 11 (18.64%) Scrum
11 11 (18.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (16.95%) AngularJS
12 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
13 8 (13.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (13.56%) Web Services
13 8 (13.56%) OOP
13 8 (13.56%) JIRA
14 7 (11.86%) Computer Science
14 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (11.86%) WCF
14 7 (11.86%) T-SQL
14 7 (11.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 6 (10.17%) Kindle
15 6 (10.17%) ADO.NET
15 6 (10.17%) Oracle

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 6 (10.17%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (6.78%) IIS
2 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.39%) Node.js
5 1 (1.69%) Content Management Server
5 1 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (6.78%) Big Data
5 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.39%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.69%) MySQL
6 1 (1.69%) RavenDB
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Visual Studio
2 8 (13.56%) JIRA
2 8 (13.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (8.47%) NUnit
4 3 (5.08%) MSTest
5 2 (3.39%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.69%) Moq
6 1 (1.69%) WiX
6 1 (1.69%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.69%) Maven
6 1 (1.69%) Toad
General
1 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
1 5 (8.47%) Banking
2 1 (1.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (77.97%) Developer
2 23 (38.98%) .NET Developer
3 12 (20.34%) C# Developer
4 9 (15.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (13.56%) Software Developer
6 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (10.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Python Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Architect
8 4 (6.78%) Python/Django Developer
9 3 (5.08%) C# Software Developer
10 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Architect
10 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Developer
10 2 (3.39%) SQL DBA
10 2 (3.39%) Lead Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Analyst
10 2 (3.39%) Technical Architect
10 2 (3.39%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (84.75%) .NET
2 21 (35.59%) ASP.NET
3 20 (33.90%) HTML
4 17 (28.81%) CSS
5 16 (27.12%) jQuery
5 16 (27.12%) .NET Framework
6 11 (18.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (16.95%) AngularJS
8 8 (13.56%) Web Services
9 7 (11.86%) WCF
9 7 (11.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (10.17%) ADO.NET
11 4 (6.78%) SVG
11 4 (6.78%) CSS3
11 4 (6.78%) Django
11 4 (6.78%) D3.js
12 3 (5.08%) XML
12 3 (5.08%) LINQ
13 2 (3.39%) SOAP
13 2 (3.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.17%) Kindle
3 4 (6.78%) Data Extraction
3 4 (6.78%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) MVC
2 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.64%) Scrum
4 8 (13.56%) OOP
5 5 (8.47%) TDD
6 4 (6.78%) Information Management
6 4 (6.78%) OO
6 4 (6.78%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (5.08%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.08%) Project Management
8 2 (3.39%) Quality Management
8 2 (3.39%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.39%) Data Management
8 2 (3.39%) Web Development
8 2 (3.39%) Data Architecture
8 2 (3.39%) Image Processing
8 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (3.39%) BPEL
8 2 (3.39%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.39%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 45 (76.27%) C#
2 23 (38.98%) SQL
3 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.86%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.78%) Python
6 3 (5.08%) C++
7 2 (3.39%) Java
7 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.69%) XAML
8 1 (1.69%) Groovy
8 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) Splunk
4 1 (1.69%) Red Gate