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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 3.03% 19.15% 7.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.09% 56.25% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £425 £335 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% +26.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
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
11 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 33.33% 34.04% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 2
Median daily rate £375 £375 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.50% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.69% -8.28%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedford region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Clustering
3 2 (40.00%) VBScript
3 2 (40.00%) VB
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) NetApp
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) DNS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SSIS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SSRS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) MVVM
2 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) VB
2 2 (40.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) vSphere
1 2 (40.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) NetApp
1 2 (40.00%) VMware