The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 12 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL 59 33 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.11% 8.87% 19.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.10% 22.15% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 13 52
Average daily rate
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£345 £290 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.96% -26.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £241 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.30% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%
SQL
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
210 149 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 46.67% 40.05% 59.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 67 122
Average daily rate £350 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £386 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 55
Average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.90 £32.50 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Cambridge region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Cambridge region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing SQL 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.

1 38 (38.78%) Oracle
2 37 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (35.71%) .NET
3 35 (35.71%) Java
4 31 (31.63%) C#
4 31 (31.63%) Perl
5 26 (26.53%) Linux
5 26 (26.53%) OO
6 25 (25.51%) UNIX
7 24 (24.49%) J2EE
7 24 (24.49%) J2SE
8 23 (23.47%) Microsoft
9 22 (22.45%) UML
9 22 (22.45%) Multithreading
10 20 (20.41%) SQL Server
11 19 (19.39%) Sun
11 19 (19.39%) Solaris
11 19 (19.39%) Tomcat
11 19 (19.39%) Scrum
12 18 (18.37%) Finance
12 18 (18.37%) WebLogic
12 18 (18.37%) HTML
12 18 (18.37%) ASP.NET
12 18 (18.37%) Oracle Linux
13 17 (17.35%) Git (software)
14 16 (16.33%) Atlassian
15 15 (15.31%) MVC
15 15 (15.31%) CSS
16 14 (14.29%) MySQL
17 13 (13.27%) .NET Framework

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (19.39%) Tomcat
2 18 (18.37%) WebLogic
3 12 (12.24%) Apache
4 2 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.04%) Node.js
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.02%) Content Management Server
5 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.02%) MS Office
2 1 (1.02%) SPSS
2 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.02%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.06%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (3.06%) CloudFront
2 3 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.06%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) Internet
2 3 (3.06%) DHCP
2 3 (3.06%) DNS
3 2 (2.04%) SMTP
4 1 (1.02%) Firewall
4 1 (1.02%) Intranet
4 1 (1.02%) SAN
4 1 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.29%) MySQL
3 11 (11.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 6 (6.12%) Relational Database
6 5 (5.10%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.06%) Big Data
7 3 (3.06%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.04%) SSDT
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (17.35%) Git (software)
2 12 (12.24%) JIRA
2 12 (12.24%) Visual Studio
3 8 (8.16%) Selenium
4 7 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (6.12%) Maven
5 6 (6.12%) Subversion
5 6 (6.12%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.10%) MSBuild
6 5 (5.10%) NUnit
7 4 (4.08%) JMeter
7 4 (4.08%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.06%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.06%) JUnit
8 3 (3.06%) FitNesse
8 3 (3.06%) CruiseControl
9 2 (2.04%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.04%) IntelliJ
9 2 (2.04%) NuGet
General
1 18 (18.37%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Advertising
3 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.02%) Law
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.02%) Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (52.04%) Developer
2 17 (17.35%) .NET Developer
3 16 (16.33%) Architect
4 14 (14.29%) Java Architect
5 10 (10.20%) PHP Developer
5 10 (10.20%) C# Developer
6 8 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (7.14%) Principal Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) Design Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) Java Developer
8 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.10%) Java/J2EE Architect
10 4 (4.08%) Tester
10 4 (4.08%) DBA
10 4 (4.08%) Administrator
10 4 (4.08%) Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) Technical Architect
11 3 (3.06%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (35.71%) .NET
2 24 (24.49%) J2EE
2 24 (24.49%) J2SE
3 18 (18.37%) HTML
3 18 (18.37%) ASP.NET
4 15 (15.31%) CSS
5 13 (13.27%) .NET Framework
6 10 (10.20%) jQuery
7 9 (9.18%) LAMP
8 8 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (8.16%) AngularJS
9 7 (7.14%) ADO.NET
10 6 (6.12%) CGI
10 6 (6.12%) CSS3
11 5 (5.10%) HTML5
11 5 (5.10%) Web Services
12 4 (4.08%) WCF
13 3 (3.06%) REST
13 3 (3.06%) XML
13 3 (3.06%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) Open Source
2 9 (9.18%) Clustering
3 6 (6.12%) Kindle
4 4 (4.08%) Mathematics
4 4 (4.08%) User Experience
5 2 (2.04%) PKI
5 2 (2.04%) Statistics
5 2 (2.04%) NHS
5 2 (2.04%) GIS
5 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.02%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.02%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.02%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.53%) Linux
2 25 (25.51%) UNIX
3 19 (19.39%) Solaris
4 18 (18.37%) Oracle Linux
5 8 (8.16%) Windows
6 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.06%) Android
7 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.04%) CentOS
8 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.53%) OO
3 22 (22.45%) UML
3 22 (22.45%) Multithreading
4 19 (19.39%) Scrum
5 15 (15.31%) MVC
6 11 (11.22%) TDD
7 10 (10.20%) OOA/OOD
8 9 (9.18%) OOP
8 9 (9.18%) Load Balancing
9 8 (8.16%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (7.14%) Automated Testing
11 6 (6.12%) Performance Testing
11 6 (6.12%) Unit Testing
11 6 (6.12%) ERP
12 5 (5.10%) Test Strategy
12 5 (5.10%) Migration
13 4 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (4.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (35.71%) Java
2 31 (31.63%) C#
2 31 (31.63%) Perl
3 11 (11.22%) PHP
3 11 (11.22%) Tcl
4 10 (10.20%) PL/SQL
4 10 (10.20%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.10%) Ruby
7 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.08%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.06%) Python
8 3 (3.06%) C++
9 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.02%) Groovy
10 1 (1.02%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) Degree
2 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.04%) OCP
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.04%) RHCE
5 1 (1.02%) CCNA
5 1 (1.02%) MCSE
5 1 (1.02%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.02%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.04%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) vSphere
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.04%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (2.04%) SCCM
2 2 (2.04%) SCOM
2 2 (2.04%) OpenSSO
3 1 (1.02%) Puppet
3 1 (1.02%) Nagios
Vendors
1 38 (38.78%) Oracle
2 23 (23.47%) Microsoft
3 19 (19.39%) Sun
4 16 (16.33%) Atlassian
5 7 (7.14%) Sybase
6 3 (3.06%) Red Gate
6 3 (3.06%) VMware
6 3 (3.06%) EMC
7 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.04%) SAP
7 2 (2.04%) JBoss
8 1 (1.02%) F5
8 1 (1.02%) HP
8 1 (1.02%) Cisco
8 1 (1.02%) Perforce
8 1 (1.02%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.02%) Epicor
8 1 (1.02%) Google
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