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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 3 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 11 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 28.21% 2.50% 8.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.11% 50.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
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£350 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -11.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+17.15% +6.69%
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
18 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 46.15% 5.00% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
Average daily rate £363 £265 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.79% -24.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £265 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%

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
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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 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 (60.00%) WCF
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Web Services
4 6 (40.00%) XML
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (40.00%) Middleware
4 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) MVC
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
6 4 (26.67%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
6 4 (26.67%) jQuery
7 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (13.33%) Validation
8 2 (13.33%) Migration
8 2 (13.33%) VMware
8 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
8 2 (13.33%) SOA
8 2 (13.33%) ETL
8 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
8 2 (13.33%) Citrix
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 6 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) NUnit
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) BizTalk Consultant
1 5 (33.33%) Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) WCF
2 7 (46.67%) Web Services
3 6 (40.00%) XML
3 6 (40.00%) Middleware
4 4 (26.67%) .NET
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (26.67%) jQuery
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (6.67%) HTML5
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (6.67%) LESS
7 1 (6.67%) HTML
7 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) SOA
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (13.33%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (13.33%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (13.33%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (6.67%) Facebook
3 1 (6.67%) Twitter
3 1 (6.67%) Intel
3 1 (6.67%) Google