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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 6.90% 15.94% 3.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 66.67% 61.11% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Average daily rate
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- £313 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
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
6 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.34% 26.09% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 2
Average daily rate £360 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £425 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) WCF
4 5 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 4 (25.00%) XML
5 4 (25.00%) CRM
5 4 (25.00%) EDI
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (25.00%) SAP
5 4 (25.00%) SAP SD
5 4 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (25.00%) Middleware
6 3 (18.75%) MVC
6 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) ABAP
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 3 (18.75%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) TDD
6 3 (18.75%) jQuery
7 2 (12.50%) Silverlight
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) Razor View Engine

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JUnit
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) BizTalk Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Server Support
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.25%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) WCF
2 5 (31.25%) Web Services
3 4 (25.00%) XML
3 4 (25.00%) EDI
3 4 (25.00%) Middleware
3 4 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (18.75%) jQuery
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
4 3 (18.75%) CSS
4 3 (18.75%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (12.50%) Silverlight
6 1 (6.25%) LINQ
6 1 (6.25%) J2EE
6 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (6.25%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (6.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (25.00%) CRM
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) MVC
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) OOD
5 1 (6.25%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) ABAP
4 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCP
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) MCSA
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Sun Certification
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) VCP5
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) SAP
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Sun
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle