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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 18 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 47 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.09% 7.36% 5.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.23% 34.95% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 7
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£365 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £295 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -0.82%
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
114 103 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.05% 21.06% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 86 14
Average daily rate £365 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.80 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +2.56%

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 2 September 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 September 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 33 (40.74%) SQL
2 28 (34.57%) .NET
2 28 (34.57%) Oracle
3 27 (33.33%) C#
4 26 (32.10%) Windows
5 25 (30.86%) Microsoft
6 22 (27.16%) Active Directory
7 20 (24.69%) SharePoint
8 19 (23.46%) ASP.NET
9 18 (22.22%) XML
9 18 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (20.99%) VMware
10 17 (20.99%) JavaScript
10 17 (20.99%) IIS
10 17 (20.99%) DNS
11 16 (19.75%) Linux
12 15 (18.52%) SOAP
12 15 (18.52%) ITIL
12 15 (18.52%) DHCP
12 15 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (17.28%) MySQL
14 13 (16.05%) HTML
14 13 (16.05%) XSLT
14 13 (16.05%) Red Hat
15 12 (14.81%) CMS
15 12 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (13.58%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (13.58%) LDAP
16 11 (13.58%) MS Excel

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (24.69%) SharePoint
2 18 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (20.99%) IIS
4 12 (14.81%) CMS
5 10 (12.35%) MS Exchange
6 9 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (6.17%) JBoss
9 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (3.70%) Drupal
10 3 (3.70%) WordPress
10 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (3.70%) Tomcat
10 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (2.47%) Node.js
12 1 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (13.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (7.41%) Tridion
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Office 365
2 1 (1.23%) IaaS
2 1 (1.23%) Google Drive
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.99%) DNS
2 15 (18.52%) DHCP
3 11 (13.58%) LDAP
4 8 (9.88%) Firewall
5 4 (4.94%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (4.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (4.94%) SAN
6 2 (2.47%) LAN
6 2 (2.47%) WAN
6 2 (2.47%) AMQP
7 1 (1.23%) VLAN
7 1 (1.23%) FTP
7 1 (1.23%) Intranet
7 1 (1.23%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (17.28%) MySQL
3 12 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (13.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (9.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (6.17%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (6.17%) Oracle Database
8 4 (4.94%) EDRMS
8 4 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (1.23%) CouchDB
11 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
11 1 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Selenium
2 5 (6.17%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (3.70%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.70%) JIRA
4 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.23%) NUnit
5 1 (1.23%) ReSharper
Job Titles
1 40 (49.38%) Developer
2 15 (18.52%) .NET Developer
3 10 (12.35%) Analyst
4 9 (11.11%) Sitecore Developer
5 6 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Web Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) DBA
7 4 (4.94%) Implementation Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) BizTalk Developer
8 3 (3.70%) BizTalk Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Server Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) PHP Developer
8 3 (3.70%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (34.57%) .NET
2 19 (23.46%) ASP.NET
3 18 (22.22%) XML
4 15 (18.52%) SOAP
5 13 (16.05%) XSLT
5 13 (16.05%) HTML
6 10 (12.35%) WCF
7 8 (9.88%) CSS
7 8 (9.88%) jQuery
8 7 (8.64%) Web Services
9 6 (7.41%) HTML5
10 5 (6.17%) Spring
11 4 (4.94%) .NET Framework
11 4 (4.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (4.94%) REST
11 4 (4.94%) Symfony
11 4 (4.94%) RESTful
11 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (3.70%) CSS3
12 3 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) N-Tier
1 4 (4.94%) CLARiiON
1 4 (4.94%) Clustering
2 3 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.47%) Replication
3 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.23%) CMDB
4 1 (1.23%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.23%) NHS
4 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.10%) Windows
2 16 (19.75%) Linux
3 10 (12.35%) Debian
4 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.94%) UNIX
8 3 (3.70%) Fedora
9 2 (2.47%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.52%) ITIL
1 15 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (12.35%) Project Management
2 10 (12.35%) MVC
3 7 (8.64%) Change Management
3 7 (8.64%) ERP
4 6 (7.41%) OO
4 6 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (7.41%) Software Engineering
5 5 (6.17%) Web Development
5 5 (6.17%) Load Balancing
5 5 (6.17%) Data Modelling
6 4 (4.94%) Quality Management
6 4 (4.94%) Analytics
7 3 (3.70%) Open Source
7 3 (3.70%) Migration
7 3 (3.70%) Microservices
7 3 (3.70%) Workflow
7 3 (3.70%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 33 (40.74%) SQL
2 27 (33.33%) C#
3 17 (20.99%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.58%) T-SQL
5 10 (12.35%) PowerShell
5 10 (12.35%) Java
6 6 (7.41%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.94%) PHP
7 4 (4.94%) Python
8 3 (3.70%) Perl
8 3 (3.70%) C++
9 2 (2.47%) VBScript
9 2 (2.47%) VBA
10 1 (1.23%) Pascal
10 1 (1.23%) Delphi
10 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (6.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (4.94%) CCNA
2 4 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.47%) MCSE
4 1 (1.23%) MCSA
4 1 (1.23%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.23%) CCA
4 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.23%) CISSP
System Software
1 22 (27.16%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.64%) Terminal Server
3 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.17%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.94%) vSphere
4 4 (4.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.47%) XenServer
5 2 (2.47%) Varnish
6 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.23%) XenApp
6 1 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) MOM
1 3 (3.70%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.23%) WMI
2 1 (1.23%) SCCM
2 1 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (34.57%) Oracle
2 25 (30.86%) Microsoft
3 17 (20.99%) VMware
4 13 (16.05%) Red Hat
5 9 (11.11%) Sitecore
6 7 (8.64%) HP
7 6 (7.41%) Dell
8 5 (6.17%) EMC
8 5 (6.17%) Citrix
9 4 (4.94%) Cisco
9 4 (4.94%) F5
9 4 (4.94%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.70%) Dell Compellent
10 3 (3.70%) Veeam
10 3 (3.70%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.70%) IBM
10 3 (3.70%) NetApp
11 2 (2.47%) SAP
11 2 (2.47%) Cognos
11 2 (2.47%) Nintex