The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 19 27 17
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 17 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 5.52% 4.73% 7.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.78% 29.23% 57.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 23
Median daily rate £375 £308 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -5.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £398 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £20.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +79.51% -36.15%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 45 65 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 14.61% 16.17% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 33
Median daily rate £425 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +123.68% -24.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Cambridge

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Cambridge

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Cambridge over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Cambridge

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Cambridge

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 Server.

1 29 (59.18%) SQL
1 29 (59.18%) .NET
2 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
3 19 (38.78%) C#
4 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
5 12 (24.49%) Oracle
5 12 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (24.49%) WCF
6 11 (22.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (22.45%) HTML
6 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
7 10 (20.41%) Scrum
7 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (18.37%) MVC
8 9 (18.37%) Java
8 9 (18.37%) Selenium
8 9 (18.37%) jQuery
8 9 (18.37%) BDD
8 9 (18.37%) AngularJS
8 9 (18.37%) Relational Database
8 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (16.33%) HTML5
9 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
9 8 (16.33%) RESTful
9 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (16.33%) Cucumber
9 8 (16.33%) Node.js
9 8 (16.33%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
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 3 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.08%) IIS
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.04%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (6.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Internet
1 1 (2.04%) LDAP
1 1 (2.04%) NAS
1 1 (2.04%) NFC
1 1 (2.04%) SAN
1 1 (2.04%) Skype
1 1 (2.04%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (18.37%) Relational Database
4 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
6 4 (8.16%) MySQL
6 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (6.12%) DTS
7 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
7 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
7 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (6.12%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (6.12%) Power BI
8 1 (2.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Selenium
2 8 (16.33%) Cucumber
2 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
3 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 7 (14.29%) Subversion
4 6 (12.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (12.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (10.20%) NUnit
6 4 (8.16%) MSTest
7 2 (4.08%) JMeter
7 2 (4.08%) MSBuild
7 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.04%) JBehave
8 1 (2.04%) JUnit
8 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.04%) NetBeans
8 1 (2.04%) RSpec
8 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Advertising
3 4 (8.16%) Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Electronics
4 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.12%) Marketing
4 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (67.35%) Developer
2 11 (22.45%) C# Developer
3 10 (20.41%) .NET Developer
4 7 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (10.20%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (10.20%) PHP Developer
5 5 (10.20%) SQL Developer
6 4 (8.16%) DBA
6 4 (8.16%) SQL DBA
6 4 (8.16%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (6.12%) PHP Web Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Python Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior PHP Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior PHP Web Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Web Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (59.18%) .NET
2 12 (24.49%) WCF
3 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
3 11 (22.45%) HTML
4 9 (18.37%) AngularJS
4 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (18.37%) jQuery
5 8 (16.33%) .NET Framework
5 8 (16.33%) HTML5
5 8 (16.33%) Node.js
5 8 (16.33%) RESTful
6 7 (14.29%) Web Services
7 6 (12.24%) CSS
7 6 (12.24%) LINQ
8 5 (10.20%) REST
8 5 (10.20%) XML
9 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (8.16%) JSON
9 4 (8.16%) XSLT
10 3 (6.12%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Clustering
2 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.04%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.04%) Android
4 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (22.45%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (20.41%) Scrum
5 9 (18.37%) BDD
5 9 (18.37%) MVC
6 8 (16.33%) TDD
7 7 (14.29%) Web Development
8 6 (12.24%) Service Design
9 5 (10.20%) ERP
10 4 (8.16%) Concurrent Programming
10 4 (8.16%) ETL
10 4 (8.16%) High Availability
10 4 (8.16%) ITIL
10 4 (8.16%) Multithreading
11 3 (6.12%) Database Security
11 3 (6.12%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (6.12%) Programme Management
12 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (59.18%) SQL
2 19 (38.78%) C#
3 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
4 9 (18.37%) Java
5 7 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 6 (12.24%) PHP
6 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
7 5 (10.20%) Python
8 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.04%) C++
9 1 (2.04%) Perl
9 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.12%) MCDBA
2 3 (6.12%) MCSE
2 3 (6.12%) OCP
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Data Guard
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.04%) Ansible
2 1 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) Salt
2 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
2 12 (24.49%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) JD Edwards
4 3 (6.12%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) Teradata
5 1 (2.04%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) webMethods
5 1 (2.04%) Xamarin
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