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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 16 3
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL 45 30 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.32% 7.46% 22.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.95% 18.40% 37.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 12 75
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £222 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.54% +6.00%
Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
205 163 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 47.02% 40.55% 58.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 81 136
Average daily rate £388 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 27 51
Average hourly rate £47.50 £41.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £32.50 £31.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £42.50 £48.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 40 (47.06%) .NET
2 33 (38.82%) C#
3 31 (36.47%) Java
4 26 (30.59%) Oracle
4 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
5 25 (29.41%) SQL Server
5 25 (29.41%) OO
6 24 (28.24%) HTML
7 21 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (23.53%) ASP.NET
9 19 (22.35%) JavaScript
9 19 (22.35%) CSS
10 18 (21.18%) MVC
11 16 (18.82%) UNIX
11 16 (18.82%) .NET Framework
12 15 (17.65%) Linux
13 14 (16.47%) Visual Studio
14 13 (15.29%) OOP
14 13 (15.29%) Scrum
14 13 (15.29%) JIRA
15 12 (14.12%) Apache
15 12 (14.12%) J2SE
15 12 (14.12%) Finance
16 11 (12.94%) J2EE
17 10 (11.76%) Perl
17 10 (11.76%) UML
17 10 (11.76%) Tomcat
17 10 (11.76%) jQuery
17 10 (11.76%) Multithreading
18 9 (10.59%) MySQL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 12 (14.12%) Apache
2 10 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 7 (8.24%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.71%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.35%) Node.js
6 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.18%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Office
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.18%) SPSS
2 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.53%) Amazon S3
2 3 (3.53%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (3.53%) CloudFront
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) DHCP
1 3 (3.53%) DNS
2 2 (2.35%) Internet
2 2 (2.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.59%) MySQL
3 8 (9.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.71%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.53%) Big Data
7 3 (3.53%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.35%) SSDT
8 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.18%) Cognos Powerplay
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.18%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 14 (16.47%) Visual Studio
2 13 (15.29%) JIRA
3 9 (10.59%) Selenium
3 9 (10.59%) Git (software)
4 8 (9.41%) Subversion
5 6 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (5.88%) Maven
6 5 (5.88%) NUnit
6 5 (5.88%) MSBuild
6 5 (5.88%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.71%) JMeter
7 4 (4.71%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.53%) JUnit
8 3 (3.53%) CruiseControl
8 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.53%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.35%) IntelliJ
9 2 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.35%) Jasmine
General
1 12 (14.12%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Advertising
3 2 (2.35%) Games
3 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.18%) Law
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.18%) Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (50.59%) Developer
2 17 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 11 (12.94%) Architect
4 10 (11.76%) Java Architect
5 9 (10.59%) C# Developer
6 7 (8.24%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Administrator
7 6 (7.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Tester
9 4 (4.71%) Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.71%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.71%) CRM Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.53%) PHP Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Consultant
10 3 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (47.06%) .NET
2 24 (28.24%) HTML
3 20 (23.53%) ASP.NET
4 19 (22.35%) CSS
5 16 (18.82%) .NET Framework
6 12 (14.12%) J2SE
7 11 (12.94%) J2EE
8 10 (11.76%) jQuery
9 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (10.59%) Web Services
10 8 (9.41%) WCF
10 8 (9.41%) AngularJS
11 7 (8.24%) Ajax
11 7 (8.24%) ADO.NET
12 5 (5.88%) XML
13 4 (4.71%) CGI
13 4 (4.71%) REST
13 4 (4.71%) CSS3
13 4 (4.71%) HTML5
14 3 (3.53%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Kindle
2 5 (5.88%) Clustering
3 3 (3.53%) PKI
4 2 (2.35%) Statistics
4 2 (2.35%) NHS
4 2 (2.35%) GIS
4 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.35%) Open Source
5 1 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.18%) New Media
5 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.18%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) UNIX
2 15 (17.65%) Linux
3 9 (10.59%) Windows
4 8 (9.41%) Solaris
5 6 (7.06%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.71%) Android
7 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.53%) CentOS
8 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.41%) OO
2 21 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (21.18%) MVC
4 13 (15.29%) Scrum
4 13 (15.29%) OOP
5 10 (11.76%) UML
5 10 (11.76%) Multithreading
6 8 (9.41%) TDD
7 7 (8.24%) Migration
8 6 (7.06%) Automated Testing
8 6 (7.06%) ERP
9 5 (5.88%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.88%) CRM
9 5 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
9 5 (5.88%) Load Balancing
10 4 (4.71%) Test Automation
10 4 (4.71%) Performance Testing
10 4 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (3.53%) Android Development
11 3 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (38.82%) C#
2 31 (36.47%) Java
3 19 (22.35%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.76%) Perl
5 8 (9.41%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.88%) PHP
6 5 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.88%) PHP5
7 4 (4.71%) Ruby
8 3 (3.53%) C++
8 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.53%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.18%) Python
10 1 (1.18%) Lisp
10 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.18%) Groovy
10 1 (1.18%) Korn
10 1 (1.18%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (3.53%) OCP
1 3 (3.53%) Oracle Certification
1 3 (3.53%) RHCE
1 3 (3.53%) Degree
2 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) MCSE
3 1 (1.18%) CCNP
3 1 (1.18%) CCNA
3 1 (1.18%) CISSP
3 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.53%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (3.53%) vSphere
3 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (3.53%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (3.53%) SCCM
2 3 (3.53%) SCOM
3 1 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (30.59%) Oracle
1 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.41%) Sun
3 6 (7.06%) Sybase
4 5 (5.88%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.53%) VMware
5 3 (3.53%) SAP
5 3 (3.53%) EMC
5 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.35%) Perforce
6 2 (2.35%) JBoss
6 2 (2.35%) Red Gate
7 1 (1.18%) Cognos
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Rate: Contract Rate
Posted: 5 days ago