The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cambridge region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 42 79 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.23% 20.20% 20.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.08% 40.31% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 47
Average daily rate £351 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £364 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.79%
Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
182 196 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.66% 50.13% 64.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 93 165
Average daily rate £338 £300 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £226 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 36
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
SQL
Cambridgeshire

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 43 (43.88%) UNIX
2 42 (42.86%) Java
3 36 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (32.65%) Finance
5 31 (31.63%) Tomcat
6 30 (30.61%) Perl
6 30 (30.61%) Oracle
7 28 (28.57%) Solaris
8 27 (27.55%) Linux
8 27 (27.55%) Sybase
9 24 (24.49%) SQL Server
9 24 (24.49%) Subversion
10 22 (22.45%) OO
11 21 (21.43%) CGI
12 20 (20.41%) .NET
13 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
13 19 (19.39%) Apache
13 19 (19.39%) Sun
14 17 (17.35%) J2EE
15 15 (15.31%) C#
16 14 (14.29%) QA
16 14 (14.29%) JavaScript
17 13 (13.27%) Advertising
18 12 (12.24%) HTML
18 12 (12.24%) T-SQL
19 11 (11.22%) Multithreading
20 10 (10.20%) TDD
20 10 (10.20%) UML
20 10 (10.20%) MySQL
20 10 (10.20%) J2SE

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 31 (31.63%) Tomcat
2 19 (19.39%) Apache
3 8 (8.16%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.10%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.08%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.04%) IIS
6 2 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Office
2 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.04%) Mingle
4 1 (1.02%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) SaaS
1 1 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.12%) Internet
2 4 (4.08%) SAN
3 2 (2.04%) Firewall
3 2 (2.04%) DHCP
3 2 (2.04%) HTTP
3 2 (2.04%) DNS
4 1 (1.02%) FTP
4 1 (1.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.20%) MySQL
3 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.02%) Cognos Powerplay
6 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.02%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (24.49%) Subversion
2 6 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.06%) JIRA
3 3 (3.06%) Selenium
3 3 (3.06%) JMeter
3 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.04%) Maven
4 2 (2.04%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.02%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.02%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.02%) MorphX
5 1 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.02%) Ant
5 1 (1.02%) JUnit
5 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.02%) Robotium
General
1 32 (32.65%) Finance
2 13 (13.27%) Advertising
3 4 (4.08%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) Games
4 2 (2.04%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.02%) Marketing
5 1 (1.02%) Legal
5 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (40.82%) Developer
2 16 (16.33%) Architect
3 15 (15.31%) Java Developer
4 11 (11.22%) Java Engineer
5 9 (9.18%) Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) Java Architect
6 8 (8.16%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.10%) DBA
7 5 (5.10%) Administrator
7 5 (5.10%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Programmer
7 5 (5.10%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Java Programmer
8 4 (4.08%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.08%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Java/J2EE Architect
9 3 (3.06%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.06%) Tester
9 3 (3.06%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.43%) CGI
2 20 (20.41%) .NET
3 17 (17.35%) J2EE
4 12 (12.24%) HTML
5 10 (10.20%) J2SE
6 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET
7 8 (8.16%) CSS
8 7 (7.14%) Web Services
8 7 (7.14%) Ajax
9 6 (6.12%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.08%) WCF
10 4 (4.08%) XML
10 4 (4.08%) jQuery
11 3 (3.06%) SOAP
12 2 (2.04%) STL
12 2 (2.04%) XSLT
12 2 (2.04%) WPF
12 2 (2.04%) Silverlight
12 2 (2.04%) LINQ
12 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) Clustering
2 6 (6.12%) Replication
3 4 (4.08%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.04%) Open Source
4 2 (2.04%) Robotics
5 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) PKI
5 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.02%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.02%) NHS
5 1 (1.02%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.02%) New Media
5 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.88%) UNIX
2 28 (28.57%) Solaris
3 27 (27.55%) Linux
4 9 (9.18%) Windows
5 8 (8.16%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (4.08%) Android
6 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.02%) CentOS
8 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.45%) OO
3 11 (11.22%) Multithreading
4 10 (10.20%) UML
4 10 (10.20%) Data Modelling
4 10 (10.20%) TDD
5 8 (8.16%) Software Engineering
6 7 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 7 (7.14%) Migration
6 7 (7.14%) Scrum
6 7 (7.14%) OOP
6 7 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
6 7 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 7 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 7 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (6.12%) OOD
7 6 (6.12%) BCP
8 5 (5.10%) MVC
8 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (5.10%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 42 (42.86%) Java
2 30 (30.61%) Perl
3 15 (15.31%) C#
4 14 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 12 (12.24%) T-SQL
6 6 (6.12%) PHP
6 6 (6.12%) C
6 6 (6.12%) AWK
6 6 (6.12%) Bourne shell
7 5 (5.10%) PHP5
7 5 (5.10%) sed
8 4 (4.08%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.06%) Python
10 2 (2.04%) C++
10 2 (2.04%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.04%) Ruby
10 2 (2.04%) R
11 1 (1.02%) Groovy
11 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.02%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) ISEB
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.02%) RHCE
3 1 (1.02%) MCSE
3 1 (1.02%) CCNP
3 1 (1.02%) CCNA
3 1 (1.02%) CISSP
3 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.02%) OCP
3 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.02%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.02%) XenApp
4 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (3.06%) SCOM
2 2 (2.04%) SCCM
3 1 (1.02%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.02%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.02%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.02%) WSUS
3 1 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 30 (30.61%) Oracle
2 27 (27.55%) Sybase
3 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
3 19 (19.39%) Sun
4 5 (5.10%) VMware
4 5 (5.10%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.06%) Tableau
6 2 (2.04%) Vertica
6 2 (2.04%) SAP
6 2 (2.04%) Cognos
6 2 (2.04%) HP
6 2 (2.04%) Perforce
7 1 (1.02%) EMC
7 1 (1.02%) NetApp
7 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.02%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.02%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.02%) Cisco
7 1 (1.02%) IBM
7 1 (1.02%) Rackspace
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