Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 21 February 2018 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 19 26
Rank change year-on-year -15 +7 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 71 74 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.56% 6.98% 5.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.14% 40.66% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 47 58
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £335 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.08% - -14.75%
10th Percentile £273 £202 £263
90th Percentile £489 £438 £438
East of England median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - £14.00
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +68.42% -34.93% +10.31%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 228 182 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 17.85% 17.17% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 101 143
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £388 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £263
90th Percentile £525 £550 £561
East of England median daily rate £425 £388 £389
% change year-on-year +9.68% -0.32% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £55.00 £26.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.61% +91.07% -52.14%
10th Percentile £52.50 £13.58 £13.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £40.53 £15.00
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% -1.37% +3.77%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Cambridgeshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Cambridgeshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Cambridgeshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Cambridgeshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -23 22 £335 -4.29% 31
Peterborough -4 17 £260 -5.45% 23
Huntingdon +3 4 - - 3
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 30 (42.25%) SQL
2 25 (35.21%) MongoDB
3 23 (32.39%) C#
4 21 (29.58%) .NET
5 20 (28.17%) Performance Tuning
6 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
7 17 (23.94%) Replication
7 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (21.13%) MVC
8 15 (21.13%) Oracle
8 15 (21.13%) Windows
9 13 (18.31%) E-Commerce
9 13 (18.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (16.90%) TDD
10 12 (16.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (14.08%) Linux
12 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
12 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (14.08%) Performance Monitoring
13 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (12.68%) MS Exchange
13 9 (12.68%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (12.68%) Finance
13 9 (12.68%) Migration
14 8 (11.27%) LAN
14 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio
14 8 (11.27%) Windows 7

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (12.68%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.63%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.82%) JBoss
5 2 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.82%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.41%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.41%) IIS
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.82%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.41%) assyst
3 1 (1.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.04%) Data Lake Analytics
3 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.23%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (4.23%) Azure Machine Learning
4 2 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.41%) IaaS
5 1 (1.41%) Office 365
5 1 (1.41%) PaaS
5 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) LAN
2 7 (9.86%) SAN
2 7 (9.86%) WAN
3 5 (7.04%) Firewall
4 4 (5.63%) Wireless
5 2 (2.82%) SMS
6 1 (1.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (35.21%) MongoDB
2 13 (18.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (16.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (12.68%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (8.45%) Big Data
6 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (8.45%) NoSQL
6 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (7.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 5 (7.04%) Data Lake
7 5 (7.04%) Hadoop
7 5 (7.04%) HDInsight
7 5 (7.04%) Power BI
7 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (5.63%) MySQL
8 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
8 4 (5.63%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (4.23%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (2.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.04%) NUnit
2 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.41%) Moq
4 1 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.41%) Selenium
4 1 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Marketing
3 1 (1.41%) Advertising
3 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) Developer
2 20 (28.17%) DBA
3 17 (23.94%) MongoDB DBA
4 15 (21.13%) C# Developer
4 15 (21.13%) SQL DBA
4 15 (21.13%) SQL Developer
5 13 (18.31%) Analyst
5 13 (18.31%) SQL Server DBA
6 9 (12.68%) .NET Developer
7 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Developer
8 7 (9.86%) SSIS Developer
8 7 (9.86%) SSRS Developer
8 7 (9.86%) Support Analyst
9 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (8.45%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (7.04%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (7.04%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (7.04%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.58%) .NET
2 7 (9.86%) Node.js
2 7 (9.86%) WPF
3 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.63%) WinForms
5 3 (4.23%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (4.23%) CSS
5 3 (4.23%) WCF
6 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (2.82%) HTML
6 2 (2.82%) jQuery
7 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.41%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.41%) COM
7 1 (1.41%) HTML5
7 1 (1.41%) RESTful
7 1 (1.41%) Spring
7 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Replication
2 6 (8.45%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.63%) HP Storage
4 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.82%) Clustering
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.13%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Linux
3 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (11.27%) Ubuntu
4 8 (11.27%) Windows 7
4 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
4 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.23%) Unix
6 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (21.13%) MVC
4 13 (18.31%) E-Commerce
5 12 (16.90%) TDD
6 11 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (14.08%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (12.68%) Migration
9 7 (9.86%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (8.45%) Machine Learning
11 5 (7.04%) Analytics
11 5 (7.04%) Data Management
11 5 (7.04%) ETL
11 5 (7.04%) High Availability
11 5 (7.04%) Validation
12 4 (5.63%) Change Control
12 4 (5.63%) ITIL
12 4 (5.63%) OO
12 4 (5.63%) OOP
12 4 (5.63%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.25%) SQL
2 23 (32.39%) C#
3 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.45%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.04%) Java
6 4 (5.63%) C++
6 4 (5.63%) Python
7 3 (4.23%) U-SQL
8 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.41%) PHP
9 1 (1.41%) R
9 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) Docker
2 7 (9.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.41%) HDFS
3 1 (1.41%) vSphere
3 1 (1.41%) XenApp
Vendors
1 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.13%) Oracle
3 7 (9.86%) Cisco
3 7 (9.86%) HP
4 4 (5.63%) arcserve
4 4 (5.63%) CA
4 4 (5.63%) SAP
5 2 (2.82%) Citrix
5 2 (2.82%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.41%) Capita
6 1 (1.41%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.41%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.41%) MapR
6 1 (1.41%) RapidMiner
6 1 (1.41%) Telerik
6 1 (1.41%) Teradata