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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 21 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 19 4 8
Rank change year-on-year -15 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 80 58 68
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.63% 11.76% 11.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.52% 37.91% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 42 54
10th Percentile £277 £223 £363
25th Percentile £381 £320 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £475
Median % change year-on-year - -10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £475 £514 £519
90th Percentile £528 £588 £614
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - £11.25 -
Median hourly rate £12.30 £11.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +6.96% - -
75th Percentile £13.28 £18.04 -
90th Percentile £13.86 £20.98 -
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £19.63 £20.98
% change year-on-year +78.34% -6.44% -6.19%

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 246 153 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 29.60% 31.03% 40.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 105 164
10th Percentile £299 £270 £350
25th Percentile £413 £325 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £538 £519 £538
90th Percentile £625 £613 £638
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £446
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.95% +0.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 5
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.25 £43.20
25th Percentile £42.50 £16.67 £45.00
Median hourly rate £57.00 £22.50 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +153.33% -52.63% -
75th Percentile £58.75 £44.88 £48.75
90th Percentile - £52.40 £64.50
East of England median hourly rate £56.00 £42.00 £24.70
% change year-on-year +33.33% +70.04% -48.00%

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 21 May 2022.

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
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 21 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 +3 47 £425 +34.92% 4
Cambridge -12 25 £425 -10.99% 35
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 48 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (40.00%) AWS
3 30 (37.50%) Azure
3 30 (37.50%) Microsoft 365
4 26 (32.50%) Change Management
4 26 (32.50%) Replication
5 25 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 25 (31.25%) Windows
6 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 24 (30.00%) DNS
6 24 (30.00%) DHCP
6 24 (30.00%) SLA
6 24 (30.00%) Identity Management
6 24 (30.00%) Incident Management
6 24 (30.00%) Skype for Business
6 24 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (30.00%) Skype
6 24 (30.00%) Windows Server
7 23 (28.75%) Social Skills
8 18 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (22.50%) VMware
9 17 (21.25%) PKI
9 17 (21.25%) SCCM
9 17 (21.25%) SCVMM
9 17 (21.25%) Hyper-V
9 17 (21.25%) vSphere
9 17 (21.25%) PaaS
9 17 (21.25%) IaaS
9 17 (21.25%) Exchange Server 2013

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 24 (30.00%) Skype for Business
2 17 (21.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.75%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.50%) Confluence
5 2 (2.50%) IIS
6 1 (1.25%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) assyst
1 1 (1.25%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 32 (40.00%) AWS
2 30 (37.50%) Azure
2 30 (37.50%) Microsoft 365
3 17 (21.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 17 (21.25%) IaaS
3 17 (21.25%) PaaS
4 13 (16.25%) Power Platform
5 11 (13.75%) Amazon S3
6 9 (11.25%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (8.75%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (8.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 7 (8.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 7 (8.75%) OneDrive
7 7 (8.75%) Route 53
7 7 (8.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (2.50%) GitHub
8 2 (2.50%) Serverless
9 1 (1.25%) Akamai
9 1 (1.25%) GCP
9 1 (1.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (30.00%) DHCP
1 24 (30.00%) DNS
1 24 (30.00%) Skype
2 2 (2.50%) Intranet
3 1 (1.25%) Internet
3 1 (1.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.25%) Power BI
3 6 (7.50%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.25%) MS Access
4 5 (6.25%) SQL Navigator
5 4 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (5.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.75%) Tableau
7 2 (2.50%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (2.50%) MySQL
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.25%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.25%) Big Data
8 1 (1.25%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) JIRA
2 5 (6.25%) Toad
3 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.50%) Gerrit
5 2 (2.50%) GitLab
6 1 (1.25%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.25%) MLflow
6 1 (1.25%) Selenium
6 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (28.75%) Social Skills
2 18 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (11.25%) Finance
4 3 (3.75%) Marketing
5 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (42.50%) Analyst
2 24 (30.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 24 (30.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 17 (21.25%) Applications Engineer
4 11 (13.75%) Report Analyst
5 10 (12.50%) Developer
6 9 (11.25%) Data Analyst
7 7 (8.75%) Business Analyst
7 7 (8.75%) Financial Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Finance Business Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Business Finance Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) DBA
10 3 (3.75%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Excel Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) SQL Analyst
11 2 (2.50%) Data Engineer
11 2 (2.50%) Finance Systems Analyst
11 2 (2.50%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) Web Services
2 4 (5.00%) CSS
2 4 (5.00%) HTML
2 4 (5.00%) JSON
2 4 (5.00%) REST
3 3 (3.75%) Node.js
3 3 (3.75%) React
3 3 (3.75%) XML
4 2 (2.50%) Ajax
4 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.50%) Dask
4 2 (2.50%) GraphQL
4 2 (2.50%) jQuery
4 2 (2.50%) Kendo UI
4 2 (2.50%) Middleware
4 2 (2.50%) RESTful
4 2 (2.50%) Swagger
4 2 (2.50%) XHR
5 1 (1.25%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.25%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.50%) Replication
2 17 (21.25%) PKI
3 6 (7.50%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (3.75%) Life Science
5 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.25%) IoT
6 1 (1.25%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) Windows
2 24 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 24 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (8.75%) Unix
3 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2016
3 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2019
4 4 (5.00%) Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) Change Management
2 24 (30.00%) Identity Management
2 24 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 16 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
6 9 (11.25%) Data Analysis
6 9 (11.25%) Data Interpretation
6 9 (11.25%) ITIL
7 8 (10.00%) ERP
8 7 (8.75%) Agile
8 7 (8.75%) Data Cleansing
8 7 (8.75%) Data Extraction
8 7 (8.75%) ETL
8 7 (8.75%) Mentoring
8 7 (8.75%) Service Delivery
9 6 (7.50%) Critical Thinking
10 5 (6.25%) Analytical Thinking
10 5 (6.25%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 5 (6.25%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) PowerShell
2 9 (11.25%) PL/SQL
2 9 (11.25%) Python
3 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.00%) C#
4 4 (5.00%) VBA
5 2 (2.50%) Bash
5 2 (2.50%) Java
5 2 (2.50%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.25%) Lua
6 1 (1.25%) Perl
6 1 (1.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 7 (8.75%) SC Cleared
1 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.75%) Degree
3 2 (2.50%) ISEB
3 2 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.25%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (30.00%) SLA
2 4 (5.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.50%) QA
4 1 (1.25%) DICOM
4 1 (1.25%) HL7
System Software
1 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (21.25%) Hyper-V
3 17 (21.25%) vSphere
4 8 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (21.25%) SCCM
1 17 (21.25%) SCVMM
2 7 (8.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (5.00%) Terraform
4 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 48 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.50%) VMware
3 12 (15.00%) Oracle
4 7 (8.75%) CloudEndure
5 2 (2.50%) Databricks
5 2 (2.50%) IFS
6 1 (1.25%) Coveo
6 1 (1.25%) HubSpot
6 1 (1.25%) Marketo
6 1 (1.25%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.25%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.25%) Sitecore