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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 43 72 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.19% 14.88% 12.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.56% 28.69% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 37 45
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £210 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £33.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-23.88% +34.00%
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
156 251 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 51.49% 51.86% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 148 143
Median daily rate £388 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 6
Median hourly rate £41.00 £50.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% -13.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 54 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.02%) Oracle
2 35 (33.02%) SQL Server
3 31 (29.25%) T-SQL
4 26 (24.53%) .NET
4 26 (24.53%) Windows
5 25 (23.58%) JavaScript
6 24 (22.64%) Microsoft
7 23 (21.70%) Linux
8 21 (19.81%) PL/SQL
8 21 (19.81%) Open Source
9 20 (18.87%) C#
9 20 (18.87%) ITIL
9 20 (18.87%) Unix
9 20 (18.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (17.92%) ASP.NET
11 17 (16.04%) REST
12 16 (15.09%) XML
12 16 (15.09%) HTML
12 16 (15.09%) Degree
13 15 (14.15%) Java
13 15 (14.15%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (13.21%) Shell Script
14 14 (13.21%) TDD
14 14 (13.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (12.26%) MVC
15 13 (12.26%) Nagios
15 13 (12.26%) HP
15 13 (12.26%) OO

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 9 (8.49%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (6.60%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.77%) IIS
4 2 (1.89%) CMS
4 2 (1.89%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.94%) Apache
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (4.72%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.83%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.94%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) GitHub
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.38%) DNS
1 11 (10.38%) SAN
2 10 (9.43%) Firewall
3 4 (3.77%) SSL
4 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.89%) HTTP
6 1 (0.94%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (33.02%) SQL Server
2 20 (18.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (13.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (12.26%) NoSQL
5 11 (10.38%) MongoDB
6 10 (9.43%) Oracle Database
6 10 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (6.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (5.66%) QlikView
8 6 (5.66%) Relational Database
9 5 (4.72%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (4.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (3.77%) Data Mining
10 4 (3.77%) MySQL
10 4 (3.77%) OLAP
10 4 (3.77%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (10.38%) JIRA
1 11 (10.38%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.66%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.66%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.77%) JUnit
3 4 (3.77%) Maven
3 4 (3.77%) Mercurial
3 4 (3.77%) Mockito
3 4 (3.77%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.83%) IntelliJ
4 3 (2.83%) Subversion
4 3 (2.83%) WebStorm
5 2 (1.89%) MSTest
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.89%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.94%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.94%) JMeter
6 1 (0.94%) Selenium
6 1 (0.94%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (9.43%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.77%) Back Office
3 4 (3.77%) Front Office
4 3 (2.83%) Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Advertising
5 2 (1.89%) Retail
6 1 (0.94%) Electronics
6 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (48.11%) Developer
2 15 (14.15%) .NET Developer
3 14 (13.21%) Administrator
4 13 (12.26%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (11.32%) SQL Developer
6 10 (9.43%) Analyst
7 9 (8.49%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.55%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (6.60%) Applications Support
9 7 (6.60%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (6.60%) Senior Developer
9 7 (6.60%) Software Developer
10 6 (5.66%) Applications Engineer
10 6 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (5.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 5 (4.72%) Architect
11 5 (4.72%) C# Developer
11 5 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (4.72%) Unix Administrator
11 5 (4.72%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.53%) .NET
2 19 (17.92%) ASP.NET
3 17 (16.04%) REST
4 16 (15.09%) HTML
4 16 (15.09%) XML
5 12 (11.32%) .NET Framework
5 12 (11.32%) HTML5
5 12 (11.32%) Spring
6 11 (10.38%) AngularJS
6 11 (10.38%) CSS
6 11 (10.38%) Web Services
7 9 (8.49%) jQuery
8 7 (6.60%) JSON
8 7 (6.60%) SOAP
9 6 (5.66%) RESTful
10 5 (4.72%) CSS3
10 5 (4.72%) Ember.js
10 5 (4.72%) Node.js
10 5 (4.72%) React
10 5 (4.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.66%) Biology
2 6 (5.66%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.72%) Informatics
3 5 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.83%) iPad
4 3 (2.83%) Ontologies
5 1 (0.94%) Clustering
5 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.94%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.94%) NHS
5 1 (0.94%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.94%) User Experience
5 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.53%) Windows
2 23 (21.70%) Linux
3 20 (18.87%) Unix
4 12 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (11.32%) Solaris
5 3 (2.83%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (2.83%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.94%) CentOS
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.81%) Open Source
3 20 (18.87%) ITIL
4 15 (14.15%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (13.21%) TDD
6 13 (12.26%) MVC
6 13 (12.26%) OO
6 13 (12.26%) Virtual Environments
7 12 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (11.32%) High Availability
7 12 (11.32%) Kalman Filter
7 12 (11.32%) Scrum
8 11 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (10.38%) Load Balancing
9 10 (9.43%) Change Control
9 10 (9.43%) Configuration Management
9 10 (9.43%) Incident Management
9 10 (9.43%) SOA
10 9 (8.49%) ERP
11 7 (6.60%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (29.25%) T-SQL
2 25 (23.58%) JavaScript
3 21 (19.81%) PL/SQL
4 20 (18.87%) C#
5 15 (14.15%) Java
6 14 (13.21%) Shell Script
7 9 (8.49%) Python
8 7 (6.60%) C
8 7 (6.60%) Perl
9 4 (3.77%) Groovy
9 4 (3.77%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.77%) VBA
10 3 (2.83%) Scala
11 2 (1.89%) PHP
11 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.89%) Ruby
11 2 (1.89%) VB
11 2 (1.89%) XPath
11 2 (1.89%) XQuery
12 1 (0.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (15.09%) Degree
2 5 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.83%) ISEB
3 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.94%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.94%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.94%) MCSA
5 1 (0.94%) MCSE
5 1 (0.94%) OCP
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.94%) VCP5
5 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.94%) SDET
2 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (11.32%) iptables
2 10 (9.43%) Postfix
2 10 (9.43%) Sendmail
2 10 (9.43%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (9.43%) vSphere
3 4 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.83%) Docker
5 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (12.26%) Nagios
1 13 (12.26%) Puppet
2 12 (11.32%) OSSEC
3 10 (9.43%) Cobbler
4 3 (2.83%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.94%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.94%) Oozie
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.94%) SCCM
5 1 (0.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (33.02%) Oracle
2 24 (22.64%) Microsoft
3 13 (12.26%) HP
4 12 (11.32%) Red Hat
5 11 (10.38%) EMC
5 11 (10.38%) LogRhythm
5 11 (10.38%) SolarWinds
5 11 (10.38%) Splunk
5 11 (10.38%) TippingPoint
6 10 (9.43%) ServiceNow
7 5 (4.72%) JD Edwards
8 4 (3.77%) VMware
9 2 (1.89%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.89%) webMethods
10 1 (0.94%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.94%) Cognos
10 1 (0.94%) Dell
10 1 (0.94%) Informatica
10 1 (0.94%) Unisys