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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 17 3
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL 62 24 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.58% 6.59% 18.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.16% 16.78% 31.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 12 63
Average daily rate
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£325 £298 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.38 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.30% -1.85%
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
237 143 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.07% 39.29% 58.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 73 138
Average daily rate £363 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 55
Average hourly rate £57.50 £38.88 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.90% +2.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £30.75 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.25 £50.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 42 (42.00%) Oracle
2 40 (40.00%) Java
3 38 (38.00%) .NET
4 34 (34.00%) C#
5 30 (30.00%) OO
6 28 (28.00%) Perl
6 28 (28.00%) Microsoft
7 26 (26.00%) Linux
8 24 (24.00%) UNIX
8 24 (24.00%) J2EE
8 24 (24.00%) SQL Server
8 24 (24.00%) J2SE
9 22 (22.00%) UML
9 22 (22.00%) Multithreading
10 21 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (21.00%) HTML
11 20 (20.00%) ASP.NET
12 19 (19.00%) Tomcat
12 19 (19.00%) Solaris
12 19 (19.00%) Sun
12 19 (19.00%) Scrum
13 18 (18.00%) Finance
13 18 (18.00%) WebLogic
13 18 (18.00%) Oracle Linux
14 17 (17.00%) Apache
14 17 (17.00%) Git (software)
15 16 (16.00%) Atlassian
15 16 (16.00%) CSS
15 16 (16.00%) MVC
16 15 (15.00%) JavaScript

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (19.00%) Tomcat
2 18 (18.00%) WebLogic
3 17 (17.00%) Apache
4 2 (2.00%) Node.js
4 2 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.00%) Content Management Server
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SPSS
1 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.00%) MS Office
1 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (3.00%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (3.00%) CloudFront
3 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Internet
2 4 (4.00%) DNS
2 4 (4.00%) DHCP
3 2 (2.00%) SMTP
3 2 (2.00%) HTTP
4 1 (1.00%) Firewall
4 1 (1.00%) Intranet
4 1 (1.00%) SAN
4 1 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.00%) MySQL
3 12 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (7.00%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.00%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.00%) Big Data
7 3 (3.00%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.00%) SSDT
8 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (17.00%) Git (software)
2 13 (13.00%) Visual Studio
3 12 (12.00%) JIRA
4 8 (8.00%) Selenium
5 7 (7.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (6.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.00%) Maven
6 6 (6.00%) Subversion
7 5 (5.00%) NUnit
7 5 (5.00%) MSBuild
8 4 (4.00%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.00%) JMeter
9 3 (3.00%) JUnit
9 3 (3.00%) CruiseControl
9 3 (3.00%) FitNesse
9 3 (3.00%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (2.00%) NuGet
10 2 (2.00%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.00%) Gradle
General
1 18 (18.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Advertising
3 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.00%) Law
4 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.00%) Games
4 1 (1.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.00%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 55 (55.00%) Developer
2 17 (17.00%) .NET Developer
3 16 (16.00%) Architect
4 14 (14.00%) Java Architect
5 10 (10.00%) PHP Developer
5 10 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 8 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (7.00%) Java Developer
7 7 (7.00%) Design Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (7.00%) Principal Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.00%) Administrator
9 5 (5.00%) Java/J2EE Architect
10 4 (4.00%) CRM Developer
10 4 (4.00%) Tester
10 4 (4.00%) DBA
10 4 (4.00%) Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (38.00%) .NET
2 24 (24.00%) J2EE
2 24 (24.00%) J2SE
3 21 (21.00%) HTML
4 20 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 16 (16.00%) CSS
6 14 (14.00%) .NET Framework
7 9 (9.00%) jQuery
8 8 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (8.00%) AngularJS
9 7 (7.00%) ADO.NET
10 6 (6.00%) CSS3
10 6 (6.00%) WCF
10 6 (6.00%) Ajax
10 6 (6.00%) CGI
11 5 (5.00%) LAMP
11 5 (5.00%) Web Services
11 5 (5.00%) HTML5
12 4 (4.00%) REST
12 4 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.00%) Clustering
1 9 (9.00%) Open Source
2 6 (6.00%) Kindle
3 4 (4.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.00%) PKI
5 2 (2.00%) Statistics
5 2 (2.00%) NHS
5 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.00%) GIS
6 1 (1.00%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.00%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.00%) Linux
2 24 (24.00%) UNIX
3 19 (19.00%) Solaris
4 18 (18.00%) Oracle Linux
5 9 (9.00%) Windows
6 6 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.00%) Android
8 3 (3.00%) CentOS
8 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.00%) OO
2 22 (22.00%) UML
2 22 (22.00%) Multithreading
3 21 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (19.00%) Scrum
5 16 (16.00%) MVC
6 13 (13.00%) OOP
7 11 (11.00%) TDD
8 10 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
9 9 (9.00%) Load Balancing
10 8 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (8.00%) Migration
11 7 (7.00%) Automated Testing
11 7 (7.00%) Performance Testing
12 6 (6.00%) Unit Testing
12 6 (6.00%) ERP
13 5 (5.00%) Test Strategy
14 4 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
14 4 (4.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 40 (40.00%) Java
2 34 (34.00%) C#
3 28 (28.00%) Perl
4 15 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 12 (12.00%) PHP
6 8 (8.00%) PL/SQL
6 8 (8.00%) T-SQL
7 7 (7.00%) Tcl
8 5 (5.00%) PHP5
9 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.00%) Ruby
10 3 (3.00%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.00%) C++
11 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.00%) Python
12 1 (1.00%) Korn
12 1 (1.00%) X++
12 1 (1.00%) Groovy
12 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (4.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.00%) OCP
2 3 (3.00%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (3.00%) RHCE
2 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.00%) CCNA
4 1 (1.00%) MCSE
4 1 (1.00%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.00%) MCITP
4 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.00%) QA
3 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.00%) vSphere
2 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (3.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (3.00%) SCCM
2 3 (3.00%) SCOM
3 2 (2.00%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 42 (42.00%) Oracle
2 28 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (19.00%) Sun
4 16 (16.00%) Atlassian
5 7 (7.00%) Sybase
6 4 (4.00%) VMware
6 4 (4.00%) EMC
7 3 (3.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.00%) SAP
7 3 (3.00%) Red Gate
8 2 (2.00%) JBoss
8 2 (2.00%) Perforce
9 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.00%) HP
9 1 (1.00%) Epicor
9 1 (1.00%) Cisco
9 1 (1.00%) F5
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