Period
to 31 March 2020

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 31 March 2020 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 39 25
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 44 38 71
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.37% 3.85% 6.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.85% 17.84% 30.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 49
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -
10th Percentile £358 £323 £261
90th Percentile £488 £508 £480
East of England median daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -3.03% +17.86% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £20.93 -
East of England median hourly rate £21.57 £18.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.04% -53.13% +142.42%

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 158 213 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 19.29% 21.56% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 131 116
Median daily rate £450 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.42% +2.01%
10th Percentile £350 £344 £300
90th Percentile £595 £625 £520
East of England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Median hourly rate - £22.36 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.52% -38.32%
Median hourly rate £21.29 £26.18 £24.00
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.08% -23.69%

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 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 2020. 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 +6 15 £425 +21.43% 16
Cambridge -5 15 £425 +6.25% 22
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 19 (43.18%) C#
1 19 (43.18%) .NET
2 16 (36.36%) Azure
3 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
3 15 (34.09%) Office 365
4 14 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (31.82%) Windows Server
4 14 (31.82%) Replication
4 14 (31.82%) Windows
4 14 (31.82%) DHCP
4 14 (31.82%) DNS
5 13 (29.55%) VMware
5 13 (29.55%) AWS
5 13 (29.55%) PowerShell
5 13 (29.55%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2019
6 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (27.27%) Skype
6 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (27.27%) Hyper-V
6 12 (27.27%) Skype for Business
6 12 (27.27%) SCCM
6 12 (27.27%) SLA
7 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 11 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 11 (25.00%) CSS
7 11 (25.00%) MVC
8 9 (20.45%) SQL
9 7 (15.91%) React

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 14 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2013
2 12 (27.27%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.27%) Mule
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (36.36%) Azure
2 15 (34.09%) Office 365
3 13 (29.55%) AWS
4 3 (6.82%) GCP
5 1 (2.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) DHCP
1 14 (31.82%) DNS
2 12 (27.27%) Skype
3 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Android Studio
1 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
1 3 (6.82%) Xcode
2 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (2.27%) tSQLt
3 1 (2.27%) webpack
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.27%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Developer
2 11 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) Server Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) Windows Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) Windows Server Engineer
4 9 (20.45%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 9 (20.45%) Active Directory Engineer
4 9 (20.45%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) .NET Developer
6 4 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (9.09%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Applications Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Dynamics NAV Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.55%) Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Tester
8 2 (4.55%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) .NET
2 11 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 11 (25.00%) CSS
3 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (15.91%) Node.js
3 7 (15.91%) React
4 5 (11.36%) HTML
5 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.82%) WCF
6 3 (6.82%) Web Services
7 2 (4.55%) Entity Framework
7 2 (4.55%) Middleware
7 2 (4.55%) Swagger
8 1 (2.27%) CSS3
8 1 (2.27%) HTML5
8 1 (2.27%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (2.27%) Loki
8 1 (2.27%) Redux
8 1 (2.27%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Replication
2 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Windows
1 14 (31.82%) Windows Server
2 13 (29.55%) Windows Server 2016
3 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2019
4 4 (9.09%) Android
5 3 (6.82%) Mac OS
6 2 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) MVC
2 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.64%) DevOps
4 5 (11.36%) Change Management
4 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (11.36%) TDD
5 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.09%) ERP
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (9.09%) OO
5 4 (9.09%) Test Planning
6 3 (6.82%) Data Integration
6 3 (6.82%) ITIL
6 3 (6.82%) Mobile Development
6 3 (6.82%) Scrum
6 3 (6.82%) SOLID
6 3 (6.82%) Web Development
7 2 (4.55%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.55%) ETL
7 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) C#
2 13 (29.55%) PowerShell
3 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.45%) SQL
5 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.27%) C
6 1 (2.27%) C++
6 1 (2.27%) ES6
6 1 (2.27%) Java
6 1 (2.27%) Python
6 1 (2.27%) Ruby
6 1 (2.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.55%) AWS Certification
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
3 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.27%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 12 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) VMware
2 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle
4 3 (6.82%) Google
5 2 (4.55%) SnapLogic
5 2 (4.55%) Xamarin
6 1 (2.27%) MuleSoft