Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 32 14
Rank change year-on-year -13 -18 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 41 72 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.53% 5.10% 9.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.13% 34.62% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 92 69
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.40% +3.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £320 £300 £228
90th Percentile £477 £423 £475
East of England median daily rate £405 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +11.72% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.43% -58.82% +80.85%
East of England median hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year -10.91% -12.70% -12.50%

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 194 208 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.71% 14.73% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 118 150
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £312 £286 £248
90th Percentile £588 £494 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £20.19 £16.78 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.31% +11.87% -36.17%
10th Percentile £15.97 £15.60 £11.40
90th Percentile £22.66 £18.53 £38.00
East of England median hourly rate £30.95 £29.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.92% -21.33% +17.19%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -8 27 £425 +17.24% 55
Peterborough -12 5 £400 +33.33% 24
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 21 (51.22%) SQL
2 19 (46.34%) C#
2 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
3 16 (39.02%) .NET
4 14 (34.15%) Linux
4 14 (34.15%) DNS
5 13 (31.71%) Windows
5 13 (31.71%) PowerShell
6 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (21.95%) VMware
7 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
7 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET
7 9 (21.95%) Citrix
7 9 (21.95%) NetApp
7 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
7 9 (21.95%) Firewall
7 9 (21.95%) vSphere
7 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (21.95%) Data ONTAP
8 8 (19.51%) HTTP
8 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
8 8 (19.51%) Oracle
8 8 (19.51%) Ubuntu
8 8 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (17.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (17.07%) DevOps
10 6 (14.63%) Over-the-Top Content
10 6 (14.63%) REST
10 6 (14.63%) Remote Desktop

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 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2013
1 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.44%) Documentum
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.44%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.76%) GitHub
4 2 (4.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) DNS
2 9 (21.95%) Firewall
3 8 (19.51%) HTTP
3 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
4 6 (14.63%) DHCP
4 6 (14.63%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (14.63%) VPN
5 3 (7.32%) Network Security
5 3 (7.32%) VoIP
6 2 (4.88%) SSL
7 1 (2.44%) Broadband
7 1 (2.44%) Internet
7 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (14.63%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.44%) Big Data
6 1 (2.44%) MS Access
6 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) JIRA
1 4 (9.76%) TeamCity
1 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
1 5 (12.20%) Publishing
2 1 (2.44%) Back Office
2 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.44%) Law
2 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Developer
2 6 (14.63%) .NET Developer
3 5 (12.20%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) C++ Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Information Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Site Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) DBA
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (39.02%) .NET
2 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET
3 6 (14.63%) REST
4 5 (12.20%) LAMP
4 5 (12.20%) Web Services
5 4 (9.76%) AngularJS
5 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (7.32%) CSS
6 3 (7.32%) HTML
6 3 (7.32%) XML
7 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.88%) jQuery
8 1 (2.44%) .NET Core
8 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.44%) Entity Framework
8 1 (2.44%) JSP
8 1 (2.44%) Node.js
8 1 (2.44%) React
8 1 (2.44%) RESTful
8 1 (2.44%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Over-the-Top Content
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) New Media
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Linux
2 13 (31.71%) Windows
3 9 (21.95%) Data ONTAP
4 8 (19.51%) Ubuntu
5 6 (14.63%) Unix
6 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.07%) DevOps
3 5 (12.20%) DRM
3 5 (12.20%) High Availability
3 5 (12.20%) MVC
3 5 (12.20%) Scrum
4 4 (9.76%) OO
5 3 (7.32%) Antivirus Management
5 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.32%) Informatics
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (7.32%) Microservices
5 3 (7.32%) TDD
6 2 (4.88%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (4.88%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (4.88%) Database Optimisation
6 2 (4.88%) Demand Forecasting
6 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 2 (4.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 21 (51.22%) SQL
2 19 (46.34%) C#
3 13 (31.71%) PowerShell
4 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.20%) T-SQL
5 4 (9.76%) C++
6 2 (4.88%) Java
7 1 (2.44%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
1 9 (21.95%) vSphere
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 6 (14.63%) Virtual Servers
2 6 (14.63%) XenApp
3 5 (12.20%) Docker
4 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (7.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Kubernetes
2 3 (7.32%) FortiGate
2 3 (7.32%) vMotion
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.95%) Citrix
2 9 (21.95%) NetApp
2 9 (21.95%) VMware
3 8 (19.51%) Oracle
4 5 (12.20%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.88%) Google
5 2 (4.88%) New Relic
6 1 (2.44%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.44%) Pega
6 1 (2.44%) RedGate