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 29 September 2014 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 11 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 17.46% 12.31% 19.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 73.33% 40.00% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £28.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.69% +4.54%
SQL Server
Bedfordshire

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
15 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 23.81% 30.77% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 9
Average daily rate £350 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 September 2014, 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 18 (60.00%) SQL
2 15 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (43.33%) SAP
3 13 (43.33%) EDI
3 13 (43.33%) CRM
3 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (43.33%) SAP SD
3 13 (43.33%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (40.00%) ABAP
5 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
8 6 (20.00%) Business Analysis
8 6 (20.00%) MCTS
8 6 (20.00%) MCITP
8 6 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
8 6 (20.00%) Oracle
9 5 (16.67%) JUnit
9 5 (16.67%) JSP
9 5 (16.67%) Servlets
9 5 (16.67%) Struts
9 5 (16.67%) Java
9 5 (16.67%) C#
9 5 (16.67%) .NET
9 5 (16.67%) J2EE
9 5 (16.67%) Eclipse
9 5 (16.67%) Windows
9 5 (16.67%) Sun Certification

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, 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 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 13 (43.33%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) JUnit
1 5 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.67%) J2EE Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (13.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Development Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.33%) DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Server Support
6 1 (3.33%) Tester
6 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) EDI
2 5 (16.67%) JSP
2 5 (16.67%) Servlets
2 5 (16.67%) Struts
2 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) J2EE
2 5 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 5 (16.67%) Spring
3 4 (13.33%) jQuery
3 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.00%) XML
4 3 (10.00%) EJB
4 3 (10.00%) CSS
4 3 (10.00%) HTML
5 2 (6.67%) WCF
5 2 (6.67%) Silverlight
5 2 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (3.33%) Web Services
6 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) CRM
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
4 6 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 6 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
5 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
6 3 (10.00%) MVC
7 2 (6.67%) Change Control
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.67%) Validation
7 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.33%) OOD
8 1 (3.33%) ETL
8 1 (3.33%) OO
8 1 (3.33%) Migration
8 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.33%) System Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) ABAP
3 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.67%) Java
4 5 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.00%) MCTS
2 6 (20.00%) MCITP
3 5 (16.67%) Sun Certification
3 5 (16.67%) Degree
4 4 (13.33%) MCSE
4 4 (13.33%) MCSA
4 4 (13.33%) MCP
5 3 (10.00%) VCP5
5 3 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.00%) vSphere
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) SAP
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
1 13 (43.33%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (20.00%) Oracle
3 5 (16.67%) Sun
4 3 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (6.67%) Intel