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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 33 49 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.40% 9.51% 7.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.48% 40.50% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 35
Median daily rate £350 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £277 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £459 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +32.22%
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
93 121 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 26.50% 23.50% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 78 83
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £260 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -63.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +15.78%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 37 (62.71%) SQL
2 33 (55.93%) Microsoft
3 31 (52.54%) .NET
4 29 (49.15%) ASP.NET
5 25 (42.37%) C#
6 24 (40.68%) T-SQL
7 20 (33.90%) JavaScript
8 19 (32.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (28.81%) Windows
9 17 (28.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (28.81%) .NET Framework
10 16 (27.12%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (27.12%) Oracle
11 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (22.03%) MVC
13 12 (20.34%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
13 12 (20.34%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (18.64%) jQuery
14 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (18.64%) IIS
14 11 (18.64%) HTML
14 11 (18.64%) CSS
14 11 (18.64%) Visual Studio
15 10 (16.95%) SharePoint
15 10 (16.95%) Web Development
16 9 (15.25%) Degree
16 9 (15.25%) Scrum
16 9 (15.25%) MySQL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (20.34%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (18.64%) IIS
3 10 (16.95%) SharePoint
4 6 (10.17%) CMS
5 5 (8.47%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (5.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (5.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.69%) Alfresco
7 1 (1.69%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.69%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) DHCP
1 5 (8.47%) DNS
2 3 (5.08%) LAN
2 3 (5.08%) WAN
3 2 (3.39%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 17 (28.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (27.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (15.25%) MySQL
6 7 (11.86%) Oracle Database
6 7 (11.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (8.47%) Data Mining
7 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (6.78%) QlikView
9 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
9 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (3.39%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (1.69%) DTS
11 1 (1.69%) OLAP
11 1 (1.69%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 11 (18.64%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.47%) TeamCity
3 3 (5.08%) Subversion
4 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.39%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.69%) MSTest
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Advertising
3 3 (5.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.39%) Back Office
4 2 (3.39%) Front Office
4 2 (3.39%) Legal
4 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (55.93%) Developer
2 18 (30.51%) .NET Developer
3 10 (16.95%) SQL Developer
4 8 (13.56%) Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) C# Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Web Developer
6 5 (8.47%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Administrator
7 4 (6.78%) DBA
8 3 (5.08%) Applications Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.08%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (52.54%) .NET
2 29 (49.15%) ASP.NET
3 17 (28.81%) .NET Framework
4 12 (20.34%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (18.64%) CSS
5 11 (18.64%) HTML
5 11 (18.64%) jQuery
6 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
6 7 (11.86%) XML
7 6 (10.17%) RESTful
8 5 (8.47%) JSF
9 4 (6.78%) Ajax
9 4 (6.78%) REST
9 4 (6.78%) SOAP
9 4 (6.78%) Web Services
10 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (3.39%) Classic ASP
11 2 (3.39%) Node.js
11 2 (3.39%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.39%) iPad
2 2 (3.39%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Clustering
3 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.81%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.08%) Mac OS
3 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
3 3 (5.08%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.03%) MVC
3 12 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (16.95%) Web Development
5 9 (15.25%) Scrum
6 8 (13.56%) ITIL
7 7 (11.86%) ETL
7 7 (11.86%) SOA
8 6 (10.17%) API Design
9 5 (8.47%) ERP
9 5 (8.47%) OO
9 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.78%) Data Management
10 4 (6.78%) Unit Testing
10 4 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.08%) Change Management
11 3 (5.08%) Content Management
11 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.08%) Reverse Engineering
12 2 (3.39%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 37 (62.71%) SQL
2 25 (42.37%) C#
3 24 (40.68%) T-SQL
4 20 (33.90%) JavaScript
5 9 (15.25%) PL/SQL
6 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
7 5 (8.47%) Java
8 4 (6.78%) VBA
9 3 (5.08%) VBScript
10 2 (3.39%) Perl
10 2 (3.39%) PHP
10 2 (3.39%) Python
10 2 (3.39%) Ruby
10 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.39%) X++
11 1 (1.69%) C
11 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.08%) CCNA
3 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (5.08%) MCSA
4 1 (1.69%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.69%) MCSE
4 1 (1.69%) OCP
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) Terminal Server
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.39%) Puppet
3 1 (1.69%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 33 (55.93%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.12%) Oracle
3 5 (8.47%) JD Edwards
3 5 (8.47%) Sitecore
4 4 (6.78%) Cognos
4 4 (6.78%) VMware
5 3 (5.08%) Cisco
5 3 (5.08%) Citrix
6 2 (3.39%) HP
6 2 (3.39%) SAP