The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 23 April 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 6 20
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14  
Contract jobs citing SQL 47 46 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 14.69% 10.95% 7.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.66% 27.06% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 16
Median daily rate £400 £345 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% +6.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +1.36% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £46.25 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.91% +413.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £45.25 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.25 £21.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +70.21% -14.54%  

SQL is in the programming language 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 164 170 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 51.25% 40.48% 39.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 99 96
Median daily rate £388 £370 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% +11.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £320 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 12
Median hourly rate £39.00 £39.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.88% -0.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.77% +5.55%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Cambridge

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Cambridge

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Cambridge

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Cambridge

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Cambridge over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 32 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 28 (30.43%) C#
3 25 (27.17%) .NET
4 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
5 21 (22.83%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (22.83%) Oracle
6 20 (21.74%) JavaScript
6 20 (21.74%) MVC
7 19 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (17.39%) REST
9 15 (16.30%) Linux
9 15 (16.30%) Python
9 15 (16.30%) ERP
10 14 (15.22%) Windows
11 13 (14.13%) Finance
11 13 (14.13%) NoSQL
12 12 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (13.04%) Web Services
12 12 (13.04%) Java
13 11 (11.96%) WCF
13 11 (11.96%) Git (software)
13 11 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (10.87%) HTML
14 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
14 10 (10.87%) MongoDB
15 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET

SQL
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 3 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.17%) IIS
3 1 (1.09%) Apache
3 1 (1.09%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.09%) CMS
3 1 (1.09%) Moodle
3 1 (1.09%) SAS
3 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (4.35%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (3.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (3.26%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (3.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (3.26%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.17%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (1.09%) SAP MDG
5 1 (1.09%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.09%) GitHub
3 1 (1.09%) Route 53
3 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.17%) Internet
2 2 (2.17%) LAN
2 2 (2.17%) WAN
3 1 (1.09%) DHCP
3 1 (1.09%) DNS
3 1 (1.09%) Firewall
3 1 (1.09%) LDAP
3 1 (1.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.13%) NoSQL
3 12 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (10.87%) MongoDB
4 10 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (5.43%) Power BI
7 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
8 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (3.26%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (3.26%) DTS
9 3 (3.26%) MySQL
9 3 (3.26%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (11.96%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.43%) JUnit
3 5 (5.43%) Mercurial
3 5 (5.43%) Mockito
4 4 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (4.35%) IntelliJ
4 4 (4.35%) Maven
4 4 (4.35%) WebStorm
5 3 (3.26%) Selenium
5 3 (3.26%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.17%) JIRA
6 2 (2.17%) JMeter
6 2 (2.17%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.17%) Subversion
7 1 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (14.13%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Electronics
3 4 (4.35%) Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Advertising
4 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.26%) Marketing
4 3 (3.26%) Retail
4 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.17%) Legal
5 2 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 43 (46.74%) Developer
2 13 (14.13%) Analyst
3 11 (11.96%) .NET Developer
4 10 (10.87%) C# Developer
5 9 (9.78%) Report Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (7.61%) Python Developer
7 7 (7.61%) SQL Developer
8 6 (6.52%) DBA
9 5 (5.43%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (5.43%) SQL DBA
10 4 (4.35%) Cloud Developer
10 4 (4.35%) Java Developer
11 3 (3.26%) Oracle DBA
11 3 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
12 2 (2.17%) Architect
12 2 (2.17%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 2 (2.17%) Consultant
12 2 (2.17%) Software Developer
12 2 (2.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.17%) .NET
2 16 (17.39%) REST
3 12 (13.04%) Web Services
4 11 (11.96%) WCF
5 10 (10.87%) HTML
6 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET
6 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (8.70%) jQuery
7 8 (8.70%) Spring
7 8 (8.70%) XML
8 7 (7.61%) Django
8 7 (7.61%) JSON
9 6 (6.52%) CSS
10 5 (5.43%) .NET Framework
10 5 (5.43%) Hibernate
10 5 (5.43%) HTML5
10 5 (5.43%) JPA
11 4 (4.35%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.35%) RESTful
11 4 (4.35%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.26%) Clustering
2 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.26%) Life Science
2 3 (3.26%) User Experience
3 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.30%) Linux
2 14 (15.22%) Windows
3 6 (6.52%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.43%) Unix
5 1 (1.09%) Android
5 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.83%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (21.74%) MVC
3 19 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (16.30%) ERP
5 10 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (8.70%) ETL
6 8 (8.70%) Service Delivery
6 8 (8.70%) TDD
7 6 (6.52%) OO
7 6 (6.52%) Scrum
8 5 (5.43%) BDD
8 5 (5.43%) Domain-Driven Design
8 5 (5.43%) High Availability
8 5 (5.43%) ITIL
8 5 (5.43%) Migration
8 5 (5.43%) Open Source
8 5 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (4.35%) API Design
9 4 (4.35%) BPMN
9 4 (4.35%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.43%) C#
2 20 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 15 (16.30%) Python
4 12 (13.04%) Java
5 6 (6.52%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.43%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.35%) C
7 4 (4.35%) Groovy
7 4 (4.35%) Perl
7 4 (4.35%) PHP
7 4 (4.35%) Scala
8 3 (3.26%) Ruby
8 3 (3.26%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.17%) C++
9 2 (2.17%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.09%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) Degree
3 3 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.17%) MCDBA
4 2 (2.17%) MCSA
4 2 (2.17%) MCSE
4 2 (2.17%) OCP
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) GxP
1 2 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.09%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.09%) Docker
2 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) Ansible
1 2 (2.17%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (2.17%) Puppet
1 2 (2.17%) Salt
2 1 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.09%) Kibana
2 1 (1.09%) Oozie
Vendors
1 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 21 (22.83%) Oracle
3 8 (8.70%) Tableau
4 7 (7.61%) SAP
5 5 (5.43%) JD Edwards
6 3 (3.26%) Embarcadero
6 3 (3.26%) Talend
6 3 (3.26%) VMware
7 2 (2.17%) Cognos
7 2 (2.17%) Informatica
7 2 (2.17%) webMethods
8 1 (1.09%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.09%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.09%) Teradata
8 1 (1.09%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.09%) Zend
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
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LA International
Rate: £00 - £1 per day
Posted: 5 days ago