The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 12 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 34 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.03% 8.86% 5.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 72.34% 65.12% 47.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 24
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £110 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £575 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.60 £30.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +23.00%
SQL Server
East of England

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 Bedfordshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
47 43 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.86% 13.61% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 34 41
Median daily rate £438 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £110 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £579 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +34.20%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +4 23 £438 -12.50% 14
Bedford -6 5 £370 +0.40% 3
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 20 (43.48%) Web Services
2 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 15 (32.61%) VMware
4 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
4 13 (28.26%) .NET
4 13 (28.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (26.09%) C#
6 11 (23.91%) SQL
6 11 (23.91%) Citrix
6 11 (23.91%) XenApp
7 10 (21.74%) SharePoint
7 10 (21.74%) SOA
7 10 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (21.74%) Supplier Management
8 9 (19.57%) TOGAF
8 9 (19.57%) Business Development
8 9 (19.57%) Degree
8 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
8 9 (19.57%) IIS
8 9 (19.57%) NetApp
8 9 (19.57%) NoSQL
8 9 (19.57%) Linked Data
8 9 (19.57%) Presales
8 9 (19.57%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (17.39%) ETL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 10 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 9 (19.57%) IIS
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.35%) SAS
5 1 (2.17%) Apache
5 1 (2.17%) CMS
5 1 (2.17%) Confluence
5 1 (2.17%) JBoss
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (15.22%) CloudFront
4 2 (4.35%) Office 365
5 1 (2.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) DNS
1 3 (6.52%) FTP
1 3 (6.52%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) DHCP
2 2 (4.35%) MPLS
2 2 (4.35%) NetScaler
2 2 (4.35%) SAN
2 2 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) NoSQL
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (6.52%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (6.52%) MySQL
5 2 (4.35%) Data Mining
5 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.35%) OLTP
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.17%) Power BI
6 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) ERwin
1 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
1 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Architect
2 10 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (13.04%) Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) DBA
3 6 (13.04%) Developer
3 6 (13.04%) SQL DBA
4 5 (10.87%) Data Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (6.52%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 2 (4.35%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (43.48%) Web Services
2 13 (28.26%) .NET
3 3 (6.52%) HTML
4 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.35%) CSS
5 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.17%) Apache CXF
5 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.17%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.17%) CSS3
5 1 (2.17%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.17%) HTML5
5 1 (2.17%) J2EE
5 1 (2.17%) jQuery
5 1 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Linked Data
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Data Extraction
2 3 (6.52%) RIA
3 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.35%) Solaris
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (21.74%) SOA
2 10 (21.74%) Supplier Management
3 9 (19.57%) Business Development
3 9 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (19.57%) Presales
3 9 (19.57%) TOGAF
4 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
4 8 (17.39%) ETL
4 8 (17.39%) Migration
5 7 (15.22%) ITIL
6 6 (13.04%) Data Modelling
6 6 (13.04%) High Availability
7 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.70%) Scrum
9 3 (6.52%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.52%) MVC
9 3 (6.52%) Software Delivery
10 2 (4.35%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) C#
2 11 (23.91%) SQL
3 4 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.17%) Java
6 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) MCITP
2 2 (4.35%) MCSE
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.35%) VCP5
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
1 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (23.91%) XenApp
3 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
3 9 (19.57%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.35%) NFS
4 2 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) SCCM
2 4 (8.70%) SCOM
3 2 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.35%) Simpana
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 15 (32.61%) VMware
3 11 (23.91%) Citrix
4 9 (19.57%) NetApp
5 7 (15.22%) Akamai
5 7 (15.22%) Oracle
6 4 (8.70%) Tableau
7 3 (6.52%) HP
7 3 (6.52%) hybris
8 2 (4.35%) 3PAR
8 2 (4.35%) CommVault
9 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
9 1 (2.17%) Informatica
9 1 (2.17%) Jaspersoft
9 1 (2.17%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (2.17%) Sitecore
9 1 (2.17%) Teradata
9 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
9 1 (2.17%) Veeam
9 1 (2.17%) Vertica