The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 4 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 6 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 12.00% 24.36% 7.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.55% 86.36% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 3
Average daily rate
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£348 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £350 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 22.00% 28.21% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 6
Average daily rate £340 £300 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +62.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £275 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £380 £239
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Bedford region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Bedford region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (21.43%) Logical Data Model
4 3 (21.43%) Physical Data Model
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Validation
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) WCF
4 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
4 3 (21.43%) jQuery
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) ETL
4 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) Change Management
4 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) Web Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) NUnit
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.14%) Automotive
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Principal Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) Data Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 3 (21.43%) XML
3 3 (21.43%) jQuery
3 3 (21.43%) WCF
3 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) LESS
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (14.29%) HTML5
4 2 (14.29%) Middleware
4 2 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) SOAP
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.14%) REST
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) MVC
2 3 (21.43%) Validation
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
2 3 (21.43%) ETL
2 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
2 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (21.43%) Logical Data Model
2 3 (21.43%) Physical Data Model
3 2 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (7.14%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Xamarin