The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 4 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 14.29% 13.33% 11.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 47.06% 44.44% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Median daily rate £363 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £440 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £24.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+55.10% -14.60%

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
17 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 30.36% 30.00% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 7
Median daily rate £450 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.88%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedford region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for SQL.

1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (30.77%) API Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Capybara
3 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
3 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
3 3 (23.08%) Calabash
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 3 (23.08%) Ruby
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) Android
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (15.38%) Replication
4 2 (15.38%) SAN
4 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
1 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
2 3 (23.08%) Calabash
2 3 (23.08%) Capybara
2 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Appium
4 1 (7.69%) NUnit
4 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) DBA
1 5 (38.46%) SQL DBA
2 3 (23.08%) Applications Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Web Applications Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Web Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QlikView Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) Replication
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
1 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) API Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
3 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Data Transformation
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) Scorecard
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
1 3 (23.08%) Python
1 3 (23.08%) Ruby
2 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
1 2 (15.38%) SDET
2 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft