Period
to 19 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 19 September 2021 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1 +14
Contract jobs citing SQL 48 37 139
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 7.23% 12.59% 11.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.30% 27.41% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 82
10th Percentile £144 £314 £314
25th Percentile £318 £353 £399
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £444 £431 £469
Median % change year-on-year +2.90% -8.00% +10.29%
75th Percentile £525 £542 £525
90th Percentile £599 £588 £630
East of England median daily rate £370 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -12.94% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 8
10th Percentile " " £33.49
25th Percentile £11.25 " £41.25
Median hourly rate £17.36 - £45.00
75th Percentile £29.63 " £48.75
90th Percentile £52.20 " "
East of England median hourly rate £27.00 £13.08 £45.00
% change year-on-year +106.50% -70.94% +136.84%

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 206 135 460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 31.02% 45.92% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 88 275
10th Percentile £321 £313 £325
25th Percentile £354 £357 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £469 £450
Median % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.17% +5.88%
75th Percentile £547 £538 £538
90th Percentile £606 £619 £638
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 37
10th Percentile £11.25 £39.55 £41.25
25th Percentile £19.11 £41.88 £42.00
Median hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% -5.26% +9.20%
75th Percentile £54.38 £51.88 £50.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £63.00 £50.50
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% -5.26% +9.20%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Cambridgeshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for SQL in Cambridgeshire

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in Cambridgeshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for SQL in Cambridgeshire

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for SQL in Cambridgeshire

SQL
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 within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 19 September 2021. 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 -2 26 £478 -7.95% 42
Peterborough -29 9 £315 -25.00% 4
Huntingdon - 3 - - 1
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 16 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (29.17%) Python
2 14 (29.17%) Power BI
2 14 (29.17%) Power Platform
3 12 (25.00%) Social Skills
4 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
4 11 (22.92%) Azure
5 10 (20.83%) Data Analysis
6 9 (18.75%) Life Science
6 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (18.75%) Collaborative Working
7 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 8 (16.67%) Workflow
8 7 (14.58%) Workflow Management
8 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (14.58%) JIRA
8 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Google
8 7 (14.58%) Degree
8 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
8 7 (14.58%) DevOps
8 7 (14.58%) GitLab
8 7 (14.58%) AWS
8 7 (14.58%) Visualisation
8 7 (14.58%) NoSQL
9 6 (12.50%) Tableau
9 6 (12.50%) Analytics
9 6 (12.50%) Docker
9 6 (12.50%) React
9 6 (12.50%) Kubernetes

SQL
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 4 (8.33%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) Apache Spark
2 3 (6.25%) Drupal
2 3 (6.25%) OpenStack
2 3 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.17%) IIS
3 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Confluence
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Sprinklr
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (2.08%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.17%) Power Platform
2 11 (22.92%) Azure
3 7 (14.58%) AWS
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (6.25%) PaaS
5 2 (4.17%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (4.17%) Amazon S3
5 2 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (4.17%) GCP
5 2 (4.17%) Google Analytics
5 2 (4.17%) Serverless
6 1 (2.08%) GitHub
6 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Skype
2 1 (2.08%) DHCP
2 1 (2.08%) DNS
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) Intranet
2 1 (2.08%) Network Security
2 1 (2.08%) SNMP
2 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.17%) Power BI
2 7 (14.58%) NoSQL
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (12.50%) Tableau
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.25%) Data Mining
5 3 (6.25%) OLAP
5 3 (6.25%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (4.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.17%) Big Data
6 2 (4.17%) Metadata
6 2 (4.17%) MySQL
7 1 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.08%) QlikView
7 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) GitLab
1 7 (14.58%) JIRA
2 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.08%) Ranorex
General
1 12 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Finance
3 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.33%) Marketing
5 3 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (4.17%) Advertising
6 2 (4.17%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (2.08%) Automotive
7 1 (2.08%) Public Sector
7 1 (2.08%) Retail
7 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Developer
3 8 (16.67%) Data Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) Information Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Data Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Report Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Python Developer
8 2 (4.17%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Azure Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Data Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Sitecore Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Administrator
9 1 (2.08%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) CSS
1 6 (12.50%) HTML
1 6 (12.50%) React
2 5 (10.42%) .NET
3 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.33%) JSON
3 4 (8.33%) Node.js
4 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.25%) Flask
4 3 (6.25%) GraphQL
4 3 (6.25%) SQLAlchemy
5 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.17%) RESTful
5 2 (4.17%) Swagger
5 2 (4.17%) Vue.js
5 2 (4.17%) XML
6 1 (2.08%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.08%) REST
6 1 (2.08%) XHR
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Life Science
2 5 (10.42%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (8.33%) NHS
4 2 (4.17%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) AS400
5 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.08%) iSeries
5 1 (2.08%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Linux
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Ubuntu
2 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (20.83%) Data Analysis
3 9 (18.75%) Collaborative Working
4 8 (16.67%) Workflow
5 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.58%) DevOps
5 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
5 7 (14.58%) Visualisation
5 7 (14.58%) Workflow Management
6 6 (12.50%) Analytics
6 6 (12.50%) ETL
7 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.42%) Data Modelling
7 5 (10.42%) Decision-Making
7 5 (10.42%) Mathematics
7 5 (10.42%) MVC
8 4 (8.33%) Data Science
8 4 (8.33%) Full Stack Development
8 4 (8.33%) Informatics
8 4 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) Python
2 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.50%) C#
4 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.25%) R
5 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.17%) C
6 2 (4.17%) C++
7 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) RPG
7 1 (2.08%) RPG IV
7 1 (2.08%) RPG/400
7 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.08%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.08%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) Actionable Recommendations
1 2 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.08%) Accessibility
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Docker
2 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) XenApp
4 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 5 (10.42%) Terraform
3 3 (6.25%) Packer
4 2 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.08%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) Google
3 3 (6.25%) Citrix
3 3 (6.25%) VMware
4 2 (4.17%) Adobe
4 2 (4.17%) Ivanti
4 2 (4.17%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (4.17%) Omniture
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
4 2 (4.17%) Symantec
5 1 (2.08%) Alteryx
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.08%) Meraki
5 1 (2.08%) SAP