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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 12 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL 2 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 3.51% 10.96% 6.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.33% 26.67% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate
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£238 £258 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.76% +51.47%
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 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
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
6 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.53% 41.10% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 4
Average daily rate £225 £254 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% -18.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £388 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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
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 19 December 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 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (36.00%) .NET
3 9 (36.00%) Migration
4 8 (32.00%) Data Analysis
4 8 (32.00%) Oracle
4 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (32.00%) Java
4 8 (32.00%) PL/SQL
4 8 (32.00%) IBM
4 8 (32.00%) Data Modelling
4 8 (32.00%) XML
4 8 (32.00%) UML
4 8 (32.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
4 8 (32.00%) Data Migration
5 7 (28.00%) Logistics
6 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (24.00%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (24.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 5 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (20.00%) Middleware
7 5 (20.00%) CRM
7 5 (20.00%) EDI
7 5 (20.00%) SAP SD
7 5 (20.00%) C#
7 5 (20.00%) SAP
8 4 (16.00%) ABAP
8 4 (16.00%) Project Planning
9 3 (12.00%) Data Cleansing

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (32.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (24.00%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (24.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 2 (8.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) SAP SD
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (12.00%) MS Access
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.00%) Subversion
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Data Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Middleware Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Data Migration Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle HR Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (4.00%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) .NET
2 8 (32.00%) XML
2 8 (32.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (20.00%) Middleware
3 5 (20.00%) EDI
4 2 (8.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.00%) WCF
5 1 (4.00%) LINQ
5 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (4.00%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.00%) HTML
5 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.00%) CSS
5 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Migration
2 8 (32.00%) Data Analysis
2 8 (32.00%) Data Modelling
2 8 (32.00%) UML
2 8 (32.00%) Data Migration
3 7 (28.00%) Logistics
4 5 (20.00%) CRM
5 4 (16.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (12.00%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (12.00%) Data Transformation
6 3 (12.00%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Process Management
6 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.00%) Web Development
8 1 (4.00%) Statistical Modelling
8 1 (4.00%) Analytics
8 1 (4.00%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
1 8 (32.00%) PL/SQL
2 5 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (16.00%) ABAP
4 3 (12.00%) C
5 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) MCTS
1 1 (4.00%) MCITP
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 8 (32.00%) IBM
3 5 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (20.00%) SAP