The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 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
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 56 78 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.95% 15.15% 12.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.14% 29.55% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 39 49
Median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £210 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £31.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £28.31 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-1.10% +8.89%
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
199 264 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 56.70% 51.26% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 180 168
Median daily rate £394 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 7 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -23.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £45.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £58.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

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 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 52 (49.52%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (35.24%) SQL Server
3 36 (34.29%) Oracle
4 33 (31.43%) T-SQL
5 26 (24.76%) .NET
5 26 (24.76%) Microsoft
6 25 (23.81%) JavaScript
7 24 (22.86%) Windows
8 22 (20.95%) PL/SQL
8 22 (20.95%) Linux
9 21 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 21 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (20.00%) Open Source
10 20 (19.05%) ITIL
10 20 (19.05%) Unix
11 19 (18.10%) C#
12 16 (15.24%) HTML
12 16 (15.24%) Degree
12 16 (15.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (14.29%) REST
14 14 (13.33%) Shell Script
14 14 (13.33%) XML
14 14 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (12.38%) TDD
15 13 (12.38%) Nagios
15 13 (12.38%) HP
15 13 (12.38%) MVC
15 13 (12.38%) Puppet
15 13 (12.38%) Virtual Environments

SQL
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 10 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (5.71%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.81%) IIS
4 2 (1.90%) CMS
4 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.90%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.95%) Apache
5 1 (0.95%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.95%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (10.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.90%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) GitHub
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.48%) DNS
1 11 (10.48%) Firewall
1 11 (10.48%) SAN
2 4 (3.81%) SSL
3 1 (0.95%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.95%) DHCP
3 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.95%) VPN
3 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.95%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (35.24%) SQL Server
2 21 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (15.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (10.48%) NoSQL
6 10 (9.52%) MongoDB
6 10 (9.52%) Oracle Database
6 10 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (6.67%) QlikView
8 6 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (4.76%) MySQL
9 5 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (4.76%) Relational Database
10 4 (3.81%) Data Mining
10 4 (3.81%) OLAP
10 4 (3.81%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (10.48%) JIRA
1 11 (10.48%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.81%) Maven
3 4 (3.81%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.86%) JUnit
4 3 (2.86%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.86%) Mockito
4 3 (2.86%) Subversion
5 2 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.90%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.90%) MSTest
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.90%) Selenium
5 2 (1.90%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.90%) WebStorm
6 1 (0.95%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.95%) JMeter
6 1 (0.95%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (9.52%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.81%) Advertising
3 4 (3.81%) Back Office
3 4 (3.81%) Front Office
4 3 (2.86%) Banking
5 2 (1.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.95%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (48.57%) Developer
2 15 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 15 (14.29%) Administrator
3 13 (12.38%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (11.43%) SQL Developer
5 11 (10.48%) Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.62%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Software Developer
8 6 (5.71%) Applications Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Applications Support
8 6 (5.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (4.76%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Unix Administrator
9 5 (4.76%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.76%) .NET
2 21 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 16 (15.24%) HTML
4 15 (14.29%) REST
5 14 (13.33%) XML
6 12 (11.43%) .NET Framework
6 12 (11.43%) CSS
7 11 (10.48%) AngularJS
7 11 (10.48%) HTML5
8 10 (9.52%) Spring
9 9 (8.57%) jQuery
9 9 (8.57%) Web Services
10 7 (6.67%) SOAP
11 6 (5.71%) RESTful
12 5 (4.76%) CSS3
12 5 (4.76%) Ember.js
12 5 (4.76%) JSON
12 5 (4.76%) Node.js
12 5 (4.76%) React
12 5 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.71%) Biology
2 6 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.76%) Informatics
3 5 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.86%) iPad
5 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.90%) Ontologies
6 1 (0.95%) Clustering
6 1 (0.95%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.95%) NHS
6 1 (0.95%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.95%) User Experience
6 1 (0.95%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.86%) Windows
2 22 (20.95%) Linux
3 20 (19.05%) Unix
4 12 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (11.43%) Solaris
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.95%) CentOS
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (49.52%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.00%) Open Source
3 20 (19.05%) ITIL
4 15 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (12.38%) MVC
5 13 (12.38%) TDD
5 13 (12.38%) Virtual Environments
6 12 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (11.43%) High Availability
6 12 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (11.43%) OO
6 12 (11.43%) Scrum
7 11 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (10.48%) Load Balancing
8 10 (9.52%) Change Control
8 10 (9.52%) Configuration Management
8 10 (9.52%) Incident Management
9 9 (8.57%) ERP
9 9 (8.57%) SOA
10 7 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.43%) T-SQL
2 25 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 22 (20.95%) PL/SQL
4 19 (18.10%) C#
5 14 (13.33%) Shell Script
6 12 (11.43%) Java
7 10 (9.52%) Python
8 8 (7.62%) Perl
9 7 (6.67%) C
10 4 (3.81%) TypeScript
10 4 (3.81%) VBA
11 3 (2.86%) Groovy
12 2 (1.90%) PHP
12 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.90%) Ruby
12 2 (1.90%) Scala
12 2 (1.90%) VB
13 1 (0.95%) C++
13 1 (0.95%) XPath
13 1 (0.95%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (15.24%) Degree
2 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) ISEB
3 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.95%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.95%) MCSA
5 1 (0.95%) MCSE
5 1 (0.95%) OCP
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.95%) VCP5
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.95%) SDET
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (11.43%) iptables
2 10 (9.52%) Postfix
2 10 (9.52%) Sendmail
2 10 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (9.52%) vSphere
3 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.90%) Docker
5 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.95%) Firmware
5 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (12.38%) Nagios
1 13 (12.38%) Puppet
2 12 (11.43%) OSSEC
3 10 (9.52%) Cobbler
4 3 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.95%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.95%) Oozie
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.95%) SCCM
5 1 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (34.29%) Oracle
2 26 (24.76%) Microsoft
3 13 (12.38%) HP
4 12 (11.43%) Red Hat
5 11 (10.48%) EMC
5 11 (10.48%) LogRhythm
5 11 (10.48%) SolarWinds
5 11 (10.48%) Splunk
5 11 (10.48%) TippingPoint
6 10 (9.52%) ServiceNow
7 5 (4.76%) JD Edwards
8 4 (3.81%) VMware
9 2 (1.90%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.90%) webMethods
10 1 (0.95%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.95%) Cognos
10 1 (0.95%) Dell
10 1 (0.95%) Informatica
10 1 (0.95%) SAP
10 1 (0.95%) Unisys