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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 10 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 20.59% 5.26% 23.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.00% 33.33% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 5
Average daily rate
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£350 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £26.38
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.42%
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
14 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 41.18% 15.79% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 6
Average daily rate £310 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.98% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £253 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £265 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%

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 5 March 2015, 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 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) QlikView
3 2 (20.00%) Remedy
3 2 (20.00%) Cognos
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (10.00%) XML

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (10.00%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) QlikView
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (10.00%) CorVu
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Remedy Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (10.00%) MI Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) WCF
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (10.00%) Middleware
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (10.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
3 1 (10.00%) LESS
3 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (10.00%) UML
2 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) System Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (10.00%) Predictive Modelling
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (10.00%) Statistical Modelling
2 1 (10.00%) Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Remedy
2 2 (20.00%) Cognos
2 2 (20.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Hyperion
3 1 (10.00%) Facebook
3 1 (10.00%) Twitter
3 1 (10.00%) Xamarin
3 1 (10.00%) Google