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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 18.92% 12.73% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 87.50% 58.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£638 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +6.36%
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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
8 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 21.62% 21.82% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
Average daily rate £268 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.07% -10.00%

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 26 January 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 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) WCF
3 5 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (36.36%) Middleware
4 4 (36.36%) XML
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
4 4 (36.36%) MVC
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (27.27%) jQuery
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) CSS
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (18.18%) SOA
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (9.09%) Web Development
7 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
7 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4 (36.36%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Consultant
1 4 (36.36%) BizTalk Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Architect
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) WCF
2 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) XML
3 4 (36.36%) Middleware
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
4 3 (27.27%) jQuery
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
6 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
6 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
6 1 (9.09%) LINQ
6 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (9.09%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) XenApp
1 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Intel
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) VMware