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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 23 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 37 19 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.64% 5.15% 14.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.00% 44.19% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 7 51
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£325 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £282 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.59%
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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
100 43 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.66% 11.65% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 15 64
Average daily rate £350 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 August 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 27 August 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 66 (78.57%) .NET
2 60 (71.43%) C#
3 40 (47.62%) ASP.NET
4 35 (41.67%) MVC
5 26 (30.95%) HTML
6 24 (28.57%) SQL
7 23 (27.38%) CSS
7 23 (27.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 20 (23.81%) jQuery
10 18 (21.43%) .NET Framework
11 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
12 16 (19.05%) Visual Studio
13 13 (15.48%) Oracle
14 12 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (13.10%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (13.10%) AngularJS
15 11 (13.10%) Scrum
16 10 (11.90%) TDD
16 10 (11.90%) CSS3
17 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (10.71%) Degree
17 9 (10.71%) JIRA
17 9 (10.71%) T-SQL
17 9 (10.71%) Windows
17 9 (10.71%) OOP
18 8 (9.52%) Migration
18 8 (9.52%) WCF
18 8 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (8.33%) IIS
2 6 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.38%) Apache
4 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.38%) Node.js
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.19%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.19%) MS Office
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.19%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) DHCP
1 4 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (13.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (7.14%) Big Data
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.38%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.19%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.19%) MySQL
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.71%) JIRA
3 8 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (8.33%) NUnit
5 5 (5.95%) MSTest
6 3 (3.57%) WiX
6 3 (3.57%) MSBuild
7 2 (2.38%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.19%) JUnit
8 1 (1.19%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.19%) Robotium
8 1 (1.19%) Maven
8 1 (1.19%) Selenium
8 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.19%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.19%) Toad
8 1 (1.19%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.19%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.19%) JMeter
General
1 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.95%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (78.57%) Developer
2 33 (39.29%) .NET Developer
3 19 (22.62%) C# Developer
4 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET Developer
4 16 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (13.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (9.52%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Python Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Python/Django Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Wintel Support
9 4 (4.76%) Wintel Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) CRM Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (3.57%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (78.57%) .NET
2 40 (47.62%) ASP.NET
3 26 (30.95%) HTML
4 23 (27.38%) CSS
4 23 (27.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (23.81%) jQuery
6 18 (21.43%) .NET Framework
7 11 (13.10%) AngularJS
8 10 (11.90%) CSS3
9 8 (9.52%) WCF
10 7 (8.33%) XML
10 7 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
11 6 (7.14%) LINQ
11 6 (7.14%) Django
11 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 6 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 6 (7.14%) ADO.NET
11 6 (7.14%) SVG
11 6 (7.14%) D3.js
12 5 (5.95%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 6 (7.14%) Visualisation
1 6 (7.14%) Kindle
2 4 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.76%) PKI
3 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.19%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.71%) Windows
2 5 (5.95%) Linux
3 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.38%) UNIX
4 2 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.67%) MVC
2 11 (13.10%) Scrum
3 10 (11.90%) TDD
4 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (10.71%) OOP
5 8 (9.52%) Migration
6 6 (7.14%) OO
7 4 (4.76%) ITIL
7 4 (4.76%) CRM
7 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (3.57%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.57%) Multithreading
8 3 (3.57%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.57%) Data Mapping
8 3 (3.57%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.38%) Data Modelling
9 2 (2.38%) Web Development
9 2 (2.38%) BDD
9 2 (2.38%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 60 (71.43%) C#
2 24 (28.57%) SQL
3 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.71%) T-SQL
5 7 (8.33%) Python
6 5 (5.95%) Java
7 4 (4.76%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.57%) C++
8 3 (3.57%) XAML
8 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.38%) PHP5
9 2 (2.38%) PHP
9 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.19%) Perl
10 1 (1.19%) Groovy
10 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.19%) Ruby
10 1 (1.19%) Korn
10 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) CCA
2 2 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.19%) MCITP
3 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 7 (8.33%) XenApp
2 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.38%) XenServer
4 1 (1.19%) vSphere
4 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) SCOM
2 4 (4.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.76%) WSUS
3 2 (2.38%) SCCM
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.48%) Oracle
3 7 (8.33%) Citrix
4 6 (7.14%) Splunk
5 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.76%) Symantec
6 2 (2.38%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.38%) VMware
7 1 (1.19%) Red Gate
7 1 (1.19%) Cognos
7 1 (1.19%) Perforce