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 3 months to 30 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 27 27
Rank change year-on-year +9 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 39 36 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 7.22% 5.68% 6.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.15% 33.33% 44.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 34
Median daily rate £370 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.84% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £257 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £474 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 81 108 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 15.00% 17.03% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 71 61
Median daily rate £413 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +7 20 £400 +18.51% 28
Peterborough +5 14 £300 -7.69% 6
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 45 (52.33%) SQL
2 44 (51.16%) Microsoft
3 43 (50.00%) .NET
4 32 (37.21%) C#
5 23 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (22.09%) ASP.NET
7 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
8 17 (19.77%) MVC
8 17 (19.77%) Windows
9 16 (18.60%) Oracle
10 15 (17.44%) HTML
10 15 (17.44%) Java
11 14 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (16.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (16.28%) WCF
12 13 (15.12%) .NET Framework
12 13 (15.12%) jQuery
13 12 (13.95%) TDD
13 12 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (13.95%) CSS
13 12 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (13.95%) Windows Server
14 11 (12.79%) AngularJS
14 11 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (11.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
15 10 (11.63%) Web Development
15 10 (11.63%) Finance
15 10 (11.63%) Scrum

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 7 (8.14%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.65%) JBoss
3 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.16%) SAS
5 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.49%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (3.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (2.33%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) Firewall
2 2 (2.33%) DNS
2 2 (2.33%) SAN
3 1 (1.16%) DHCP
3 1 (1.16%) Internet
3 1 (1.16%) LDAP
3 1 (1.16%) NAS
3 1 (1.16%) NFC
3 1 (1.16%) Skype
3 1 (1.16%) SMPP
3 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012
2 12 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (11.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (10.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (9.30%) Relational Database
6 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (5.81%) MongoDB
7 5 (5.81%) MySQL
7 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database
7 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (4.65%) DTS
8 4 (4.65%) NoSQL
8 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (3.49%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (3.49%) Power BI
9 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Selenium
2 8 (9.30%) Cucumber
2 8 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.30%) NUnit
2 8 (9.30%) Subversion
3 7 (8.14%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (6.98%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.65%) MSTest
7 3 (3.49%) Moq
8 2 (2.33%) JMeter
8 2 (2.33%) MSBuild
8 2 (2.33%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.16%) JUnit
9 1 (1.16%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.16%) Lombardi
9 1 (1.16%) NetBeans
General
1 10 (11.63%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Banking
3 5 (5.81%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.65%) Advertising
5 3 (3.49%) Electronics
5 3 (3.49%) Marketing
5 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.33%) Local Government
6 2 (2.33%) Retail
7 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 46 (53.49%) Developer
2 20 (23.26%) C# Developer
3 18 (20.93%) .NET Developer
4 11 (12.79%) C# .NET Developer
4 11 (12.79%) DBA
5 10 (11.63%) SQL DBA
6 6 (6.98%) SQL Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Consultant
7 5 (5.81%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (5.81%) PHP Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Administrator
8 4 (4.65%) Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Oracle DBA
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.65%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (4.65%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Web Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (50.00%) .NET
2 19 (22.09%) ASP.NET
3 15 (17.44%) HTML
4 14 (16.28%) WCF
5 13 (15.12%) .NET Framework
5 13 (15.12%) jQuery
6 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (13.95%) CSS
7 11 (12.79%) AngularJS
8 9 (10.47%) Node.js
9 8 (9.30%) HTML5
9 8 (9.30%) LINQ
9 8 (9.30%) RESTful
9 8 (9.30%) Web Services
10 7 (8.14%) XML
10 7 (8.14%) XSLT
11 5 (5.81%) REST
12 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (4.65%) Entity Framework
12 4 (4.65%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Clustering
1 6 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.16%) AS400
2 1 (1.16%) Hedge funds
2 1 (1.16%) Life Science
2 1 (1.16%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.77%) Windows
2 12 (13.95%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.81%) Linux
5 2 (2.33%) Android
5 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) Solaris
6 1 (1.16%) Unix
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (19.77%) MVC
3 14 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (13.95%) TDD
5 11 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (11.63%) Scrum
6 10 (11.63%) Web Development
7 9 (10.47%) BDD
7 9 (10.47%) ITIL
8 7 (8.14%) High Availability
9 6 (6.98%) Data Protection
9 6 (6.98%) Defect Management
9 6 (6.98%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.98%) ERP
9 6 (6.98%) Service Design
10 5 (5.81%) Data Analysis
10 5 (5.81%) Load Balancing
10 5 (5.81%) Migration
10 5 (5.81%) Waterfall
11 4 (4.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (52.33%) SQL
2 32 (37.21%) C#
3 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 15 (17.44%) Java
5 9 (10.47%) T-SQL
6 8 (9.30%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.98%) PHP
7 6 (6.98%) Python
8 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.33%) Perl
8 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.16%) C++
9 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.81%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (4.65%) MCSE
4 3 (3.49%) MCDBA
4 3 (3.49%) OCP
5 1 (1.16%) IBM Certification
5 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.16%) MCITP
5 1 (1.16%) OCA
5 1 (1.16%) OCPJP
5 1 (1.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) GDPR
2 3 (3.49%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.33%) ISO 8583
4 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.65%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.33%) Docker
5 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Data Guard
1 3 (3.49%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.33%) Ansible
2 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.33%) Puppet
2 2 (2.33%) Salt
3 1 (1.16%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.16%) SCCM
3 1 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (51.16%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.60%) Oracle
3 8 (9.30%) VMware
4 5 (5.81%) JD Edwards
5 3 (3.49%) SAP
6 1 (1.16%) Apple
6 1 (1.16%) Citrix
6 1 (1.16%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.16%) HP
6 1 (1.16%) IBM
6 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.16%) Sun
6 1 (1.16%) Temenos
6 1 (1.16%) Teradata
6 1 (1.16%) webMethods
6 1 (1.16%) Xamarin
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