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 June 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 18 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 18 30 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 5.98% 8.26% 9.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.00% 32.61% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 31
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.63
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.22%  

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 40 92 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 13.29% 25.34% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 54 72
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £245 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £8.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 25 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 21 (60.00%) .NET
3 19 (54.29%) SQL
4 14 (40.00%) C#
5 11 (31.43%) Oracle
6 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (25.71%) WCF
8 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
9 7 (20.00%) NUnit
9 7 (20.00%) Scrum
9 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
9 7 (20.00%) XML
9 7 (20.00%) Windows
9 7 (20.00%) MVC
10 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
11 5 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming
11 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (14.29%) RESTful
11 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (14.29%) MSTest
11 5 (14.29%) BDD
11 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (14.29%) Multithreading
11 5 (14.29%) WPF

SQL Server
Co-occurring 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 4 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (5.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.86%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.86%) GitHub
3 1 (2.86%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.86%) DHCP
2 1 (2.86%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) NFC
2 1 (2.86%) Skype
2 1 (2.86%) SMPP
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (8.57%) DTS
5 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (5.71%) Power BI
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.86%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) NUnit
2 5 (14.29%) MSTest
2 5 (14.29%) Subversion
3 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.43%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.57%) Selenium
4 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.71%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.86%) JBehave
6 1 (2.86%) JIRA
6 1 (2.86%) NetBeans
6 1 (2.86%) Spock
6 1 (2.86%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.86%) TestRail
General
1 5 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Developer
2 5 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 5 (14.29%) DBA
2 5 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 3 (8.57%) Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) PHP Developer
3 3 (8.57%) PHP Web Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Senior PHP Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Senior PHP Web Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Web Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Web Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Applications Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Java Web Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Java Web Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (60.00%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) WCF
3 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
4 7 (20.00%) XML
5 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (14.29%) LINQ
5 5 (14.29%) RESTful
5 5 (14.29%) WPF
5 5 (14.29%) XSLT
6 4 (11.43%) HTML
6 4 (11.43%) jQuery
6 4 (11.43%) Node.js
7 3 (8.57%) HTML5
8 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (5.71%) Entity Framework
8 2 (5.71%) JSON
8 2 (5.71%) REST
8 2 (5.71%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Clustering
2 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) MVC
2 7 (20.00%) Scrum
3 5 (14.29%) BDD
3 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming
3 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (14.29%) ERP
3 5 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 4 (11.43%) TDD
5 3 (8.57%) High Availability
5 3 (8.57%) Migration
5 3 (8.57%) OO
5 3 (8.57%) OOD
5 3 (8.57%) Service Design
5 3 (8.57%) Web Development
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) Database Security
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps
6 2 (5.71%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) SQL
2 14 (40.00%) C#
3 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (14.29%) Java
4 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.57%) PHP
6 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.71%) C++
6 2 (5.71%) Perl
6 2 (5.71%) Python
7 1 (2.86%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) MCDBA
1 2 (5.71%) MCSE
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.71%) OCP
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Ansible
1 2 (5.71%) Data Guard
1 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
1 2 (5.71%) Salt
2 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) Oracle
3 4 (11.43%) JD Edwards
4 2 (5.71%) Tableau
4 2 (5.71%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (2.86%) webMethods