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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 9 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 20.59% 7.50% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 58.33% 75.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.88% +9.54%
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
12 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 35.29% 10.00% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 8 (66.67%) WCF
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Web Services
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (33.33%) Middleware
4 4 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (25.00%) MVC
5 3 (25.00%) jQuery
5 3 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (16.67%) SOA
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (8.33%) Facebook
7 1 (8.33%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (8.33%) Twitter
7 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (8.33%) LESS
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (8.33%) Xamarin
7 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) BizTalk Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Architect
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) WCF
2 5 (41.67%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) Middleware
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (25.00%) jQuery
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (8.33%) LESS
6 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (8.33%) HTML
6 1 (8.33%) HTML5
6 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (8.33%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Intel
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) Facebook
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter
2 1 (8.33%) Xamarin
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle