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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 37 33 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 40 18 36
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.80% 3.64% 6.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.74% 20.00% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 16 26
10th Percentile - £322 £400
25th Percentile £413 £416 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £431 £450
Median % change year-on-year -1.45% -4.17% +7.14%
75th Percentile £538 £481 £497
90th Percentile £658 £521 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% -

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 106 90 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 12.73% 18.18% 26.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 64 94
10th Percentile £400 £266 £360
25th Percentile £413 £336 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.44% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £538 £578 £575
90th Percentile £668 £651 £638
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £431
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.41% -4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - £11.25 -
Median hourly rate £12.30 £14.00 £75.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.14% -81.33% +235.42%
75th Percentile £13.28 £21.63 -
90th Percentile £13.86 £23.35 -
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.57
% change year-on-year +62.79% -0.32% +15.04%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Peterborough -2 28 £425 -5.56% 7
Cambridge -18 6 £425 - 16
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 26 (65.00%) Windows
1 26 (65.00%) Azure
2 25 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (62.50%) VMware
3 24 (60.00%) SQL
3 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 22 (55.00%) Change Management
4 22 (55.00%) AWS
5 21 (52.50%) SCCM
5 21 (52.50%) Microsoft 365
5 21 (52.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
5 21 (52.50%) DNS
5 21 (52.50%) DHCP
5 21 (52.50%) Windows Server
6 20 (50.00%) Replication
6 20 (50.00%) Identity Management
6 20 (50.00%) SLA
6 20 (50.00%) Incident Management
6 20 (50.00%) Skype
6 20 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (50.00%) Skype for Business
6 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (50.00%) IaaS
6 20 (50.00%) SCVMM
6 20 (50.00%) PKI
6 20 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 20 (50.00%) vSphere
6 20 (50.00%) PaaS
7 10 (25.00%) JavaScript

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 21 (52.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 20 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.00%) Confluence
3 2 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (65.00%) Azure
2 22 (55.00%) AWS
3 21 (52.50%) Microsoft 365
4 20 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (50.00%) IaaS
4 20 (50.00%) PaaS
5 2 (5.00%) Amazon S3
5 2 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (5.00%) GitHub
5 2 (5.00%) Serverless
6 1 (2.50%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (52.50%) DHCP
1 21 (52.50%) DNS
2 20 (50.00%) Skype
3 2 (5.00%) Intranet
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.50%) Power BI
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.50%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) JIRA
2 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) Postman
3 1 (2.50%) Selenium
General
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.50%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 20 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
1 20 (50.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Developer
3 7 (17.50%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Technical Design Authority
5 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) AWS Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) DBA
6 2 (5.00%) React Developer
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Data Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) SQL DBA
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.50%) ERP Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Excel Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) IT Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) CSS
2 7 (17.50%) .NET
2 7 (17.50%) AngularJS
2 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 7 (17.50%) HTML
2 7 (17.50%) jQuery
3 5 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (10.00%) JSON
5 3 (7.50%) Node.js
5 3 (7.50%) React
5 3 (7.50%) REST
5 3 (7.50%) XML
6 2 (5.00%) Ajax
6 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.00%) GraphQL
6 2 (5.00%) Kendo UI
6 2 (5.00%) Middleware
6 2 (5.00%) Swagger
6 2 (5.00%) XHR
7 1 (2.50%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 20 (50.00%) PKI
1 20 (50.00%) Replication
2 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.50%) Life Science
3 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (65.00%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) Windows Server
3 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Change Management
2 20 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 20 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 8 (20.00%) MVC
4 5 (12.50%) Agile
4 5 (12.50%) Scrum
4 5 (12.50%) TDD
4 5 (12.50%) Web Application Development
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure as Code
5 4 (10.00%) Presales
6 3 (7.50%) Full Stack Development
6 3 (7.50%) ITIL
6 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.00%) DevOps
7 2 (5.00%) ERP
7 2 (5.00%) Migration
7 2 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) SQL
2 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (22.50%) C#
4 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.00%) Bash
5 2 (5.00%) Python
5 2 (5.00%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (50.00%) SLA
2 3 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 25 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
3 20 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 20 (50.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) Docker
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (52.50%) SCCM
2 20 (50.00%) SCVMM
3 6 (15.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (62.50%) VMware
2 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle
4 4 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) SAP