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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.34% 19.44% 8.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 60.00% 77.78% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £450 £638 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +140.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +7.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.18% -4.36%
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
5 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 17.24% 25.00% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Average daily rate £450 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £268 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £610 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +14.28%

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 9 February 2016, 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 (64.29%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (42.86%) XenApp
4 6 (42.86%) vSphere
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) Citrix
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (42.86%) Migration
4 6 (42.86%) VMware
5 5 (35.71%) Clustering
5 5 (35.71%) NetApp
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 5 (35.71%) .NET
5 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 2000 Server
5 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) C#
7 3 (21.43%) VBScript
7 3 (21.43%) VB
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (21.43%) MVC
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (14.29%) FlexPod

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) NetApp Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL Developer
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
1 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
4 1 (7.14%) WCF
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Clustering
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) FlexPod
2 2 (14.29%) VCE vBlock
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) ETL
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) OOD
4 1 (7.14%) Presales
4 1 (7.14%) Server Building
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
3 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) VB
4 3 (21.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCP
1 1 (7.14%) MCSA
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) VCP5
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) vSphere
1 6 (42.86%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Citrix
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) NetApp
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Intel