Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 12 22
Rank change year-on-year -20 +10 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 30 64 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.25% 10.14% 8.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.71% 39.51% 37.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 34 68
Cambridge median daily rate £363 £338 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% -7.22% +11.92%
10th Percentile £300 £238 £273
90th Percentile £410 £425 £438
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Cambridge median hourly rate - £42.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +203.57% -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -58.82% +80.85% +6.82%

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 84 162 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 11.90% 25.67% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 91 133
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +9.15%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £264
90th Percentile £525 £550 £548
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £394 £383
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.94% +9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Cambridge median hourly rate - £15.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% -62.94%
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £16.78 £15.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +11.87% -36.17% +4.44%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 November 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 17 (56.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (53.33%) C#
3 15 (50.00%) .NET
3 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (46.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (36.67%) SQL
6 11 (36.67%) Finance
7 9 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (26.67%) WPF
8 8 (26.67%) TDD
8 8 (26.67%) Oracle
9 7 (23.33%) MVC
9 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (23.33%) WCF
9 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (23.33%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (23.33%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (23.33%) SDLC
9 7 (23.33%) SOLID
10 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (20.00%) Migration
10 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
11 5 (16.67%) Windows
11 5 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (16.67%) Big Data
12 4 (13.33%) NUnit
12 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing

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 5 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (13.33%) Apache Spark
3 3 (10.00%) Apache Pig
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.33%) IIS
5 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (3.33%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (3.33%) BrowserStack
3 1 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) DHCP
1 1 (3.33%) DNS
1 1 (3.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (56.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (46.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (16.67%) Big Data
5 4 (13.33%) Hadoop
6 3 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (10.00%) Apache Hive
6 3 (10.00%) HBase
6 3 (10.00%) Impala
6 3 (10.00%) Mahout
6 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (6.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (6.67%) Data Lake
7 2 (6.67%) HDInsight
7 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
7 2 (6.67%) Power BI
7 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (13.33%) NUnit
4 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (6.67%) Selenium
5 1 (3.33%) Appium
5 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.33%) JMeter
5 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.33%) Subversion
5 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Developer
2 11 (36.67%) C# Developer
2 11 (36.67%) SQL Developer
2 11 (36.67%) SQL Server Developer
3 10 (33.33%) SSIS Developer
3 10 (33.33%) SSRS Developer
4 7 (23.33%) .NET Developer
4 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 7 (23.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (20.00%) C# WCF Developer
5 6 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 6 (20.00%) WCF Developer
6 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (13.33%) C# Software Engineer
7 4 (13.33%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
7 4 (13.33%) SQL BI Developer
7 4 (13.33%) SQL Server BI Developer
7 4 (13.33%) SSAS Developer
8 3 (10.00%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (26.67%) WPF
3 7 (23.33%) WCF
4 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (13.33%) WinForms
6 3 (10.00%) RESTful
6 3 (10.00%) Spark Streaming
7 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.33%) HTML
8 1 (3.33%) HTML5
8 1 (3.33%) jQuery
8 1 (3.33%) Node.js
8 1 (3.33%) Spring
8 1 (3.33%) Spring Boot
8 1 (3.33%) Web Services
8 1 (3.33%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) TDD
3 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (23.33%) MVC
3 7 (23.33%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (23.33%) SDLC
3 7 (23.33%) SOLID
4 6 (20.00%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) ETL
5 4 (13.33%) OOP
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (10.00%) MapReduce
7 2 (6.67%) BDD
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.67%) Data Management
7 2 (6.67%) Project Management
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum
7 2 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) C#
2 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 4 (13.33%) C++
3 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.33%) U-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) HDFS
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Cloudera
3 3 (10.00%) Hortonworks
3 3 (10.00%) MapR
3 3 (10.00%) Tableau
3 3 (10.00%) Teradata
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) WSO2