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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 25 46 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.16% 12.43% 11.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.08% 45.10% 56.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 32
Average daily rate
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£325 £306 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +10.26%
SQL Server
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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
48 102 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.75% 27.57% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 53 50
Average daily rate £285 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 3
Average hourly rate £9.00 £40.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.77% +29.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.60 £35.00 £26.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 16 (36.36%) SQL
3 12 (27.27%) Project Management
3 12 (27.27%) C#
3 12 (27.27%) ITIL
3 12 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (22.73%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (22.73%) IIS
6 9 (20.45%) .NET
6 9 (20.45%) Linux
7 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 8 (18.18%) Tridion
7 8 (18.18%) Red Hat
7 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
7 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (15.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (15.91%) Debian
8 7 (15.91%) Terminal Server
8 7 (15.91%) DHCP
8 7 (15.91%) DNS
8 7 (15.91%) LDAP
9 6 (13.64%) Windows
9 6 (13.64%) T-SQL
9 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
9 6 (13.64%) CSS
10 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (22.73%) BizTalk Server
1 10 (22.73%) IIS
2 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) SAS
3 1 (2.27%) CMS
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.27%) Node.js
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Tridion
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) LDAP
1 7 (15.91%) DHCP
1 7 (15.91%) DNS
2 5 (11.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (2.27%) MySQL
7 1 (2.27%) OLAP
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (4.55%) Subversion
1 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Moq
2 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.27%) NUnit
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Developer
2 7 (15.91%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) DBA
3 6 (13.64%) SQL DBA
4 5 (11.36%) C# Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Architect
5 4 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Systems Support
6 3 (6.82%) Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.55%) Project Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Systems Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Project Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) .NET
2 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
2 6 (13.64%) CSS
3 5 (11.36%) XML
3 5 (11.36%) HTML
3 5 (11.36%) WCF
3 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (9.09%) Web Services
4 4 (9.09%) jQuery
5 3 (6.82%) HTML5
5 3 (6.82%) Entity Framework
5 3 (6.82%) CSS3
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (4.55%) SOAP
7 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.27%) MDX
7 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Data Extraction
2 2 (4.55%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Replication
3 1 (2.27%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Linux
2 7 (15.91%) Debian
2 7 (15.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (13.64%) Windows
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.55%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) Fedora
5 1 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Project Management
1 12 (27.27%) ITIL
2 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.36%) MVC
4 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.82%) Scrum
5 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.55%) Data Management
6 2 (4.55%) BPEL
6 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.55%) Quality Management
6 2 (4.55%) Master Data Management
6 2 (4.55%) Data Architecture
6 2 (4.55%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Analytics
7 1 (2.27%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (2.27%) Android Development
7 1 (2.27%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) SQL
2 12 (27.27%) C#
3 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
4 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.82%) VBA
6 2 (4.55%) Ruby
6 2 (4.55%) VBScript
7 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.27%) Groovy
System Software
1 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.91%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) Cognos
4 2 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) HP
5 1 (2.27%) Dell
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix
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