Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 13 16
Rank change year-on-year -17 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 73 104 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.14% 9.25% 8.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.76% 38.66% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 67 104
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £300 £233 £263
90th Percentile £425 £475 £438
East of England median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.82% +80.85% +6.82%
10th Percentile £16.25 £41.25 £16.60
90th Percentile £18.75 £43.75 £27.25
East of England median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.70% -12.50% +61.80%

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 210 269 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 14.78% 23.93% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 143 186
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +4.92% +8.93%
10th Percentile £286 £250 £263
90th Percentile £494 £538 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £16.78 £15.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.87% -36.17% +4.44%
10th Percentile £15.60 £11.40 £13.80
90th Percentile £18.53 £38.00 £44.10
East of England median hourly rate £29.50 £36.82 £31.76
% change year-on-year -19.88% +15.93% +11.44%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Peterborough -2 31 £300 -6.25% 13
Cambridge -21 30 £363 +7.41% 12
Huntingdon -2 3 £280 -30.63% 2
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 33 (45.21%) C#
1 33 (45.21%) SQL
2 30 (41.10%) .NET
3 28 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (36.99%) Microsoft
5 21 (28.77%) TDD
6 19 (26.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (26.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (24.66%) Oracle
7 18 (24.66%) Windows
8 17 (23.29%) WCF
8 17 (23.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (23.29%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (20.55%) SDLC
10 14 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (19.18%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (19.18%) Finance
11 13 (17.81%) MVC
12 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
12 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
12 12 (16.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (15.07%) Windows Server
14 10 (13.70%) NUnit
14 10 (13.70%) Capacity Planning
15 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (12.33%) Hyper-V
15 9 (12.33%) WPF
15 9 (12.33%) Cisco
15 9 (12.33%) MS Exchange

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 (12.33%) MS Exchange
1 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.85%) Apache Spark
3 5 (6.85%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (5.48%) JBoss
4 4 (5.48%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.11%) Apache Pig
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.74%) Apache
6 2 (2.74%) IIS
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (2.74%) SAS
6 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.74%) Tuxedo
7 1 (1.37%) CMS
7 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.37%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.48%) Data Lake Analytics
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.74%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (2.74%) Azure Machine Learning
3 2 (2.74%) BrowserStack
3 2 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.37%) GitHub
4 1 (1.37%) IaaS
4 1 (1.37%) PaaS
4 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) WAN
2 8 (10.96%) LAN
2 8 (10.96%) SAN
3 5 (6.85%) Firewall
3 5 (6.85%) Wireless
4 3 (4.11%) DHCP
4 3 (4.11%) DNS
5 2 (2.74%) HTTP
5 2 (2.74%) SMS
5 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 19 (26.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (19.18%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (16.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (10.96%) Big Data
5 7 (9.59%) Hadoop
6 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (6.85%) MongoDB
6 5 (6.85%) NoSQL
6 5 (6.85%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (6.85%) Power BI
6 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
7 4 (5.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 4 (5.48%) Data Lake
7 4 (5.48%) HDInsight
7 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (4.11%) HBase
8 3 (4.11%) Impala
Development Applications
1 17 (23.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
3 10 (13.70%) NUnit
4 8 (10.96%) Visual Studio
5 5 (6.85%) Cucumber
5 5 (6.85%) Selenium
5 5 (6.85%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.11%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.74%) Appium
7 2 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.74%) JMeter
7 2 (2.74%) JUnit
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (2.74%) RSpec
7 2 (2.74%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.74%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.37%) Moq
8 1 (1.37%) MorphX
8 1 (1.37%) Subversion
General
1 14 (19.18%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Marketing
2 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.37%) Advertising
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (45.21%) Developer
2 20 (27.40%) SQL Developer
3 19 (26.03%) .NET Developer
3 19 (26.03%) C# Developer
3 19 (26.03%) SQL Server Developer
4 15 (20.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (17.81%) Analyst
5 13 (17.81%) C# WCF Developer
5 13 (17.81%) WCF Developer
6 12 (16.44%) SSRS Developer
7 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 10 (13.70%) SSIS Developer
9 8 (10.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (10.96%) Support Analyst
10 6 (8.22%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (6.85%) Applications Support
11 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Support
11 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 5 (6.85%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (41.10%) .NET
2 17 (23.29%) WCF
3 9 (12.33%) WPF
4 7 (9.59%) NHibernate
4 7 (9.59%) RESTful
5 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET
5 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (6.85%) jQuery
7 4 (5.48%) .NET Framework
7 4 (5.48%) CSS
7 4 (5.48%) WinForms
8 3 (4.11%) AngularJS
8 3 (4.11%) HTML
8 3 (4.11%) Spark Streaming
9 2 (2.74%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.74%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 2 (2.74%) REST
9 2 (2.74%) WebCenter
9 2 (2.74%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (8.22%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.48%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.74%) iPad
5 2 (2.74%) Replication
6 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.66%) Windows
2 11 (15.07%) Windows Server
3 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.59%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.48%) Unix
7 3 (4.11%) Linux
8 2 (2.74%) SUSE
9 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (28.77%) TDD
3 17 (23.29%) Performance Tuning
4 15 (20.55%) SDLC
5 14 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (17.81%) MVC
7 10 (13.70%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (10.96%) Migration
9 7 (9.59%) SOLID
9 7 (9.59%) Unit Testing
10 6 (8.22%) ETL
10 6 (8.22%) ITIL
11 5 (6.85%) BDD
11 5 (6.85%) Machine Learning
11 5 (6.85%) Scrum
12 4 (5.48%) Change Control
12 4 (5.48%) Network Management
12 4 (5.48%) Test Automation
12 4 (5.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (45.21%) C#
1 33 (45.21%) SQL
2 9 (12.33%) Java
3 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.59%) T-SQL
4 6 (8.22%) C++
5 5 (6.85%) Python
6 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.11%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.74%) COBOL
7 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.74%) Ruby
7 2 (2.74%) U-SQL
7 2 (2.74%) X++
8 1 (1.37%) C
8 1 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.37%) PHP
8 1 (1.37%) R
8 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.37%) CCNA
2 1 (1.37%) CCNP
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.11%) HDFS
4 1 (1.37%) Docker
4 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 27 (36.99%) Microsoft
2 18 (24.66%) Oracle
3 9 (12.33%) Cisco
4 8 (10.96%) HP
5 4 (5.48%) arcserve
5 4 (5.48%) CA
6 3 (4.11%) Cloudera
6 3 (4.11%) Hortonworks
6 3 (4.11%) MapR
6 3 (4.11%) Tableau
6 3 (4.11%) Teradata
7 2 (2.74%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.74%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.74%) SAP
7 2 (2.74%) WSO2
8 1 (1.37%) Citrix
8 1 (1.37%) Nintex
8 1 (1.37%) RapidMiner
8 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.37%) VMware