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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 20 23 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.25% 8.21% 10.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.55% 37.10% 50.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 34
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£275 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £299 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £414 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +12.61%
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
47 62 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.69% 22.14% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 53
Average daily rate £275 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 21 (56.76%) SQL
2 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
3 13 (35.14%) C#
3 13 (35.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (32.43%) .NET
5 9 (24.32%) T-SQL
6 8 (21.62%) Web Services
6 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (18.92%) Data Extraction
7 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
7 7 (18.92%) CSS
8 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
8 6 (16.22%) HTML
8 6 (16.22%) Project Management
8 6 (16.22%) MVC
8 6 (16.22%) jQuery
8 6 (16.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (13.51%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (13.51%) Information Management
9 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (13.51%) Intranet
9 5 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (10.81%) ITIL
10 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
10 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
10 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2000

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
1 4 (10.81%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.70%) CMS
3 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.70%) Node.js
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.70%) Tridion
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.70%) MySQL
7 1 (2.70%) OLAP
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Subversion
1 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) Moq
2 1 (2.70%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) NUnit
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Developer
2 5 (13.51%) DBA
2 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
2 5 (13.51%) C# Developer
2 5 (13.51%) SQL DBA
3 4 (10.81%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Systems Support
4 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Project Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Data Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Web Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) .NET
2 8 (21.62%) Web Services
3 7 (18.92%) CSS
4 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
4 6 (16.22%) HTML
4 6 (16.22%) jQuery
4 6 (16.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
6 3 (8.11%) WCF
7 2 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (5.41%) SOAP
7 2 (5.41%) XML
7 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.70%) CSS3
8 1 (2.70%) EDI
8 1 (2.70%) Ajax
8 1 (2.70%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Data Extraction
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.22%) Project Management
2 6 (16.22%) MVC
3 5 (13.51%) Information Management
3 5 (13.51%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (10.81%) ITIL
4 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.11%) Scrum
6 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.41%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Quality Management
6 2 (5.41%) Master Data Management
6 2 (5.41%) Data Management
6 2 (5.41%) BPEL
6 2 (5.41%) Data Architecture
7 1 (2.70%) Analytics
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) SQL
2 13 (35.14%) C#
3 9 (24.32%) T-SQL
4 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.41%) Ruby
6 1 (2.70%) Groovy
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
1 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix
3 1 (2.70%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) Sitecore
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