The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL 14 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 20.29% 15.79% 10.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 63.64% 26.09% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £146 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £278 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.48 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+10.73% -17.61%
SQL
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Programming Languages Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
22 46 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 31.88% 60.53% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 6
Average daily rate £400 £238 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £388 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Bedford region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Bedford region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing SQL 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.

1 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (37.14%) SAP SD
3 13 (37.14%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (37.14%) SAP
3 13 (37.14%) EDI
3 13 (37.14%) CRM
4 12 (34.29%) ABAP
4 12 (34.29%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (28.57%) .NET
5 10 (28.57%) Migration
6 9 (25.71%) Oracle
7 8 (22.86%) PL/SQL
7 8 (22.86%) Java
7 8 (22.86%) IBM
7 8 (22.86%) Data Modelling
7 8 (22.86%) XML
7 8 (22.86%) UML
7 8 (22.86%) Data Analysis
7 8 (22.86%) WebSphere
7 8 (22.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 8 (22.86%) Data Migration
8 7 (20.00%) Incident Management
8 7 (20.00%) Logistics
8 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (17.14%) C#
9 6 (17.14%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (17.14%) Business Analysis

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (22.86%) WebSphere
2 6 (17.14%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (17.14%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 2 (5.71%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (37.14%) SAP SD
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
2 15 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.57%) MS Access
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.86%) Subversion
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.86%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Data Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Middleware Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Development Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Technician
7 1 (2.86%) DBA
7 1 (2.86%) Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle HR Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (2.86%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.86%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) EDI
2 10 (28.57%) .NET
3 8 (22.86%) XML
3 8 (22.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 5 (14.29%) Middleware
5 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.71%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (2.86%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.86%) WCF
6 1 (2.86%) LINQ
6 1 (2.86%) CSS
6 1 (2.86%) Web Services
6 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET
6 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) iSeries
2 1 (2.86%) LPAR
2 1 (2.86%) Statistics
2 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) UNIX
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) CRM
2 10 (28.57%) Migration
3 8 (22.86%) Data Modelling
3 8 (22.86%) UML
3 8 (22.86%) Data Analysis
3 8 (22.86%) Data Migration
4 7 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (20.00%) Logistics
4 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (17.14%) Business Analysis
5 6 (17.14%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (11.43%) Project Planning
7 3 (8.57%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (8.57%) Data Transformation
7 3 (8.57%) Process Management
8 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.86%) High Availability
9 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) ABAP
2 8 (22.86%) PL/SQL
2 8 (22.86%) Java
3 6 (17.14%) C#
4 3 (8.57%) C
5 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (17.14%) MCTS
1 6 (17.14%) MCITP
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (37.14%) Salesforce.com
2 13 (37.14%) SAP
3 9 (25.71%) Oracle
4 8 (22.86%) IBM