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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 52 41 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.53% 11.36% 16.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.26% 24.70% 28.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 15 38
Average daily rate
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£330 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £234 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £435 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £24.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -10.00%
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
198 166 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 47.71% 45.98% 59.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 71 108
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 £275 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 55
Average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 37 (37.37%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (36.36%) Oracle
3 35 (35.35%) .NET
4 32 (32.32%) Java
5 31 (31.31%) C#
6 30 (30.30%) Perl
7 24 (24.24%) Linux
7 24 (24.24%) OO
8 23 (23.23%) UNIX
9 22 (22.22%) J2EE
9 22 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 22 (22.22%) J2SE
9 22 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 20 (20.20%) UML
10 20 (20.20%) Multithreading
11 19 (19.19%) Scrum
12 18 (18.18%) HTML
13 17 (17.17%) ASP.NET
13 17 (17.17%) Tomcat
13 17 (17.17%) Solaris
13 17 (17.17%) Finance
13 17 (17.17%) Sun
14 16 (16.16%) WebLogic
14 16 (16.16%) Oracle Linux
15 15 (15.15%) MySQL
15 15 (15.15%) CSS
15 15 (15.15%) MVC
15 15 (15.15%) Git (software)
16 14 (14.14%) Atlassian
17 13 (13.13%) .NET Framework

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 17 (17.17%) Tomcat
2 16 (16.16%) WebLogic
3 11 (11.11%) Apache
4 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.02%) Node.js
5 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.02%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.02%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.01%) Content Management Server
6 1 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MS Office
2 2 (2.02%) Mingle
2 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.02%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.01%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.01%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.03%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (3.03%) CloudFront
2 3 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.03%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.01%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.04%) Internet
2 3 (3.03%) DHCP
2 3 (3.03%) DNS
3 2 (2.02%) SMTP
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.01%) SAN
4 1 (1.01%) Intranet
4 1 (1.01%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.15%) MySQL
3 12 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database
5 6 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 6 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (5.05%) RDBMS
7 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (3.03%) Big Data
9 2 (2.02%) SSDT
9 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 12 (12.12%) JIRA
2 12 (12.12%) Visual Studio
3 8 (8.08%) Selenium
4 7 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (6.06%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.05%) Maven
6 5 (5.05%) Subversion
6 5 (5.05%) NUnit
6 5 (5.05%) MSBuild
7 4 (4.04%) Eclipse
7 4 (4.04%) JMeter
8 3 (3.03%) CruiseControl
8 3 (3.03%) FitNesse
8 3 (3.03%) JUnit
8 3 (3.03%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.02%) NuGet
9 2 (2.02%) Gradle
9 2 (2.02%) Artifactory
General
1 17 (17.17%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Advertising
3 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.01%) Law
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (51.52%) Developer
2 18 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 14 (14.14%) Architect
4 12 (12.12%) Java Architect
5 11 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 11 (11.11%) PHP Developer
6 9 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (7.07%) Java Developer
7 7 (7.07%) Design Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (7.07%) Principal Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Administrator
9 4 (4.04%) DBA
9 4 (4.04%) Tester
10 3 (3.03%) SQL DBA
10 3 (3.03%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (35.35%) .NET
2 22 (22.22%) J2EE
2 22 (22.22%) J2SE
3 18 (18.18%) HTML
4 17 (17.17%) ASP.NET
5 15 (15.15%) CSS
6 13 (13.13%) .NET Framework
7 10 (10.10%) jQuery
7 10 (10.10%) LAMP
8 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (8.08%) AngularJS
8 8 (8.08%) Web Services
9 7 (7.07%) ADO.NET
10 6 (6.06%) CSS3
11 5 (5.05%) HTML5
12 4 (4.04%) CGI
12 4 (4.04%) WCF
13 3 (3.03%) Spring
13 3 (3.03%) Hibernate
13 3 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Open Source
2 7 (7.07%) Clustering
3 6 (6.06%) Kindle
4 4 (4.04%) User Experience
4 4 (4.04%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.03%) Data Extraction
5 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.02%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.02%) GIS
6 2 (2.02%) PKI
6 2 (2.02%) Statistics
7 1 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.01%) NHS
7 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.01%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.24%) Linux
2 23 (23.23%) UNIX
3 17 (17.17%) Solaris
4 16 (16.16%) Oracle Linux
5 10 (10.10%) Windows
6 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.02%) CentOS
8 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.02%) Android
9 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.37%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (24.24%) OO
3 20 (20.20%) UML
3 20 (20.20%) Multithreading
4 19 (19.19%) Scrum
5 15 (15.15%) MVC
6 10 (10.10%) TDD
7 9 (9.09%) OOP
8 8 (8.08%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (8.08%) OOA/OOD
8 8 (8.08%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (7.07%) Automated Testing
9 7 (7.07%) Load Balancing
10 6 (6.06%) ERP
11 5 (5.05%) Performance Testing
11 5 (5.05%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.05%) Mentoring
12 4 (4.04%) Test Strategy
12 4 (4.04%) Test Automation
12 4 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.32%) Java
2 31 (31.31%) C#
3 30 (30.30%) Perl
4 12 (12.12%) Tcl
4 12 (12.12%) PHP
5 10 (10.10%) PL/SQL
6 9 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 7 (7.07%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.05%) Ruby
9 4 (4.04%) VB.NET
9 4 (4.04%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.03%) Python
10 3 (3.03%) C++
11 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.01%) Korn
12 1 (1.01%) Groovy
12 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (6.06%) Degree
2 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.02%) ISEB
4 2 (2.02%) OCP
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.02%) RHCE
5 1 (1.01%) MCITP
5 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.01%) CCNA
5 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.01%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) ISO 9001
2 4 (4.04%) QA
3 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) vSphere
2 2 (2.02%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.02%) OpenSSO
2 2 (2.02%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (2.02%) SCCM
2 2 (2.02%) SCOM
3 1 (1.01%) Nagios
3 1 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (36.36%) Oracle
2 22 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 17 (17.17%) Sun
4 14 (14.14%) Atlassian
5 5 (5.05%) Sybase
6 3 (3.03%) EMC
6 3 (3.03%) VMware
6 3 (3.03%) Red Gate
7 2 (2.02%) SAP
7 2 (2.02%) JBoss
7 2 (2.02%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.01%) Google
8 1 (1.01%) Epicor
8 1 (1.01%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.01%) HP
8 1 (1.01%) Perforce
8 1 (1.01%) Cisco
8 1 (1.01%) F5
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