Period
to 28 November 2021

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 28 November 2021 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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 41 21 22
Rank change year-on-year -20 +1 +17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 24 18 78
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.33% 5.94% 6.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.92% 27.69% 34.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 58
10th Percentile £363 £310 £321
25th Percentile £416 £313 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £335 £425
Median % change year-on-year +41.79% -21.18% +6.25%
75th Percentile £525 £525 £450
90th Percentile £538 " £479
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £24.75 " £41.00
Median hourly rate £25.50 - £42.00
75th Percentile £26.25 " £43.00
90th Percentile " " "
East of England median hourly rate £26.99 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -22.89% +70.73% -21.15%

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 83 65 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 11.53% 21.45% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 50 143
10th Percentile £363 £313 £352
25th Percentile £425 £381 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.12%
75th Percentile £538 £600 £588
90th Percentile £608 £725 £670
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 2
10th Percentile £11.25 " £42.15
25th Percentile £13.25 £30.25 £43.88
Median hourly rate £23.25 £32.50 £48.50
Median % change year-on-year -28.46% -32.99% +179.14%
75th Percentile £33.75 £34.75 £53.88
90th Percentile £48.90 " £56.05
East of England median hourly rate £27.11 £31.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -14.61% +54.88% -3.53%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Cambridgeshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in Cambridgeshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Cambridgeshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Cambridgeshire.

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 28 November 2021. 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 -14 9 £480 -4.00% 13
Peterborough -23 7 £500 +25.39% 7
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 November 2021, 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 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) C#
2 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 10 (41.67%) Oracle
2 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 10 (41.67%) Social Skills
3 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (37.50%) VMware
4 8 (33.33%) CSS
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (29.17%) Ansible
5 7 (29.17%) DevOps
5 7 (29.17%) Azure
5 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (29.17%) Data Migration
5 7 (29.17%) HTML
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco
5 7 (29.17%) Migration
6 6 (25.00%) GIS
6 6 (25.00%) ESRI
6 6 (25.00%) ArcGIS
6 6 (25.00%) MVC

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 6 (25.00%) ArcGIS
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.17%) Confluence
3 1 (4.17%) nginx
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (25.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Azure
2 5 (20.83%) AWS
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (8.33%) GCP
4 2 (8.33%) Power Platform
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
5 1 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (4.17%) GitHub
5 1 (4.17%) Serverless
5 1 (4.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) DHCP
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) Skype
2 2 (8.33%) SNMP
2 2 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) Intranet
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) VLAN
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) GIS
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.33%) MySQL
4 2 (8.33%) OLAP
4 2 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (8.33%) Power BI
4 2 (8.33%) Tableau
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (4.17%) MS Access
5 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 10 (41.67%) Social Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) .NET Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Data Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) React Developer
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# Application Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) CSS
3 7 (29.17%) HTML
4 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
5 5 (20.83%) jQuery
6 4 (16.67%) Node.js
7 3 (12.50%) .NET Core
7 3 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (12.50%) React
7 3 (12.50%) REST
7 3 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 2 (8.33%) JSON
8 2 (8.33%) MSMQ
9 1 (4.17%) Ajax
9 1 (4.17%) EDI
9 1 (4.17%) Middleware
9 1 (4.17%) WebSockets
9 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
3 6 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (29.17%) Data Migration
1 7 (29.17%) DevOps
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 6 (25.00%) Image Processing
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) MVC
2 6 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (25.00%) Systems Engineering
2 6 (25.00%) TDD
2 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (20.83%) Service Design
4 4 (16.67%) ETL
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) Web Application Development
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.50%) Microservices
5 3 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) C#
1 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) C
3 6 (25.00%) VB
4 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) NIST
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (25.00%) VMware NSX
4 3 (12.50%) vSphere
5 2 (8.33%) Docker
5 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) Ansible
2 3 (12.50%) Terraform
3 1 (4.17%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) Oracle
3 9 (37.50%) VMware
4 7 (29.17%) Cisco
5 6 (25.00%) ESRI
5 6 (25.00%) Lumension
5 6 (25.00%) Sophos
6 3 (12.50%) LogRhythm
7 2 (8.33%) Google
8 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
8 1 (4.17%) Citrix
8 1 (4.17%) Meraki
8 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto