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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 15 9
Rank change year-on-year -12 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 30 49 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.19% 8.43% 11.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.96% 34.27% 47.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 53
Median daily rate £339 £371 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +6.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.95%  

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 77 143 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.32% 24.61% 25.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 89 115
Median daily rate £350 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £245 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £23.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 - £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

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 25 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 June 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 -10 16 £350 - 15
Peterborough +4 9 £300 -20.00% 8
Huntingdon - 1 £280 -
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 44 (63.77%) Microsoft
2 35 (50.72%) SQL
2 35 (50.72%) .NET
3 31 (44.93%) C#
4 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (23.19%) Windows
6 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
6 15 (21.74%) MVC
6 15 (21.74%) WCF
7 14 (20.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (18.84%) ASP.NET
9 12 (17.39%) Java
9 12 (17.39%) Oracle
9 12 (17.39%) TDD
9 12 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (15.94%) .NET Framework
10 11 (15.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
11 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
11 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (13.04%) T-SQL
12 9 (13.04%) HTML
12 9 (13.04%) CSS
12 9 (13.04%) XML
13 8 (11.59%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (11.59%) Scrum
13 8 (11.59%) VMware
13 8 (11.59%) NUnit

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 8 (11.59%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (5.80%) JBoss
2 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) CMS
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.35%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (2.90%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.45%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.90%) GitHub
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.45%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.45%) Office 365
4 1 (1.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) DNS
2 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.45%) DHCP
3 1 (1.45%) HTTP
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) NFC
3 1 (1.45%) Skype
3 1 (1.45%) SMPP
3 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 12 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (4.35%) DTS
8 3 (4.35%) MySQL
8 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (2.90%) Power BI
9 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
10 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.45%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
3 8 (11.59%) NUnit
4 6 (8.70%) Subversion
4 6 (8.70%) Visual Studio
5 5 (7.25%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.25%) MSTest
5 5 (7.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (5.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.80%) Selenium
7 2 (2.90%) MSBuild
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.45%) Appium
8 1 (1.45%) JBehave
8 1 (1.45%) Moq
8 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.45%) Spock
8 1 (1.45%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.45%) TestRail
General
1 6 (8.70%) Banking
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Advertising
3 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (46.38%) Developer
2 14 (20.29%) C# Developer
3 11 (15.94%) .NET Developer
4 9 (13.04%) SQL Developer
5 7 (10.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (10.14%) C# WCF Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Consultant
5 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Developer
5 7 (10.14%) WCF Developer
6 5 (7.25%) DBA
6 5 (7.25%) SQL DBA
7 4 (5.80%) Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) PHP Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Web Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Tester
8 3 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (50.72%) .NET
2 15 (21.74%) WCF
3 13 (18.84%) ASP.NET
4 11 (15.94%) .NET Framework
5 9 (13.04%) CSS
5 9 (13.04%) HTML
5 9 (13.04%) XML
6 8 (11.59%) AngularJS
6 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (10.14%) RESTful
7 7 (10.14%) XSLT
8 6 (8.70%) jQuery
8 6 (8.70%) LINQ
8 6 (8.70%) WPF
9 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (7.25%) NHibernate
9 5 (7.25%) Node.js
10 4 (5.80%) HTML5
10 4 (5.80%) Java EE
11 3 (4.35%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Clustering
1 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
1 3 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.45%) AS400
2 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.45%) NHS
2 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Windows
2 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
3 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.90%) Linux
5 1 (1.45%) Android
5 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.45%) Solaris
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.74%) MVC
3 12 (17.39%) TDD
4 8 (11.59%) Scrum
5 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (10.14%) Defect Management
5 7 (10.14%) SDLC
6 6 (8.70%) BDD
6 6 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 6 (8.70%) ERP
6 6 (8.70%) ITIL
6 6 (8.70%) OO
6 6 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (7.25%) Concurrent Programming
7 5 (7.25%) Data Protection
7 5 (7.25%) Multithreading
7 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.25%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.80%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (50.72%) SQL
2 31 (44.93%) C#
3 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 12 (17.39%) Java
5 9 (13.04%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.80%) PHP
8 3 (4.35%) C++
8 3 (4.35%) Python
9 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.90%) Perl
10 1 (1.45%) ABAP
10 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (2.90%) MCDBA
2 2 (2.90%) MCSE
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.90%) OCP
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) IBM Certification
3 1 (1.45%) OCPJP
3 1 (1.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) GDPR
2 3 (4.35%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.90%) ISO 8583
4 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.25%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Ansible
1 2 (2.90%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (2.90%) Puppet
1 2 (2.90%) Salt
2 1 (1.45%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (63.77%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.39%) Oracle
3 8 (11.59%) VMware
4 5 (7.25%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.90%) Tableau
6 1 (1.45%) Apple
6 1 (1.45%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.45%) Citrix
6 1 (1.45%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.45%) IBM
6 1 (1.45%) Nintex
6 1 (1.45%) SAP
6 1 (1.45%) Sun
6 1 (1.45%) Temenos
6 1 (1.45%) webMethods
6 1 (1.45%) WSO2