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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 27 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 24 27 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.00% 9.75% 13.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.00% 60.00% 67.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 35
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£350 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £219 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £349 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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
48 45 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.00% 16.25% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 49
Average daily rate £350 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £185 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £333 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +4 12 £300 +33.33% 5
Luton -13 10 £350 +7.69% 7
Dunstable - - - - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 1
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SQL Server 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 Server.

1 36 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (43.21%) .NET
3 32 (39.51%) C#
4 29 (35.80%) ASP.NET
5 28 (34.57%) JavaScript
6 26 (32.10%) SQL
7 22 (27.16%) MVC
8 21 (25.93%) HTML
9 19 (23.46%) E-Commerce
9 19 (23.46%) Microsoft
10 18 (22.22%) TDD
11 17 (20.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (20.99%) Windows
11 17 (20.99%) Scrum
12 16 (19.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (19.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (19.75%) TeamCity
13 14 (17.28%) SAP
13 14 (17.28%) jQuery
14 13 (16.05%) Git (software)
14 13 (16.05%) Web Services
14 13 (16.05%) CRM
14 13 (16.05%) EDI
14 13 (16.05%) SAP SD
14 13 (16.05%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (14.81%) Visual Studio
15 12 (14.81%) ABAP
15 12 (14.81%) Oracle
16 11 (13.58%) XML
16 11 (13.58%) Software Engineering

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SQL Server 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 Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.88%) IIS
2 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.17%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.94%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.47%) MS Office
2 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (16.05%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.23%) Agresso
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.70%) DNS
2 2 (2.47%) NAS
2 2 (2.47%) SAN
2 2 (2.47%) Internet
3 1 (1.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 16 (19.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (9.88%) Relational Database
5 7 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.94%) DB2
7 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.23%) MySQL
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (19.75%) TeamCity
2 13 (16.05%) Git (software)
3 12 (14.81%) Visual Studio
4 9 (11.11%) Eclipse
5 5 (6.17%) JUnit
5 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (6.17%) Subversion
6 4 (4.94%) MyEclipse
7 2 (2.47%) Selenium
7 2 (2.47%) JIRA
7 2 (2.47%) Maven
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Legal
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 41 (50.62%) Developer
2 15 (18.52%) Analyst
3 11 (13.58%) .NET Developer
4 9 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Software Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Web Developer
5 5 (6.17%) J2EE Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Architect
6 4 (4.94%) Technical Architect
6 4 (4.94%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.70%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.70%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (2.47%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (2.47%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (43.21%) .NET
2 29 (35.80%) ASP.NET
3 21 (25.93%) HTML
4 14 (17.28%) jQuery
5 13 (16.05%) Web Services
5 13 (16.05%) EDI
6 11 (13.58%) XML
7 10 (12.35%) WCF
8 9 (11.11%) Struts
8 9 (11.11%) JSP
8 9 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (9.88%) XSLT
10 7 (8.64%) CSS
11 5 (6.17%) Hibernate
11 5 (6.17%) J2EE
11 5 (6.17%) Servlets
11 5 (6.17%) Spring
12 4 (4.94%) Java EE
12 4 (4.94%) JSF
12 4 (4.94%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.17%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.70%) Statistics
3 2 (2.47%) Clustering
3 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) AS400
4 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.23%) User Experience
4 1 (1.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.99%) Windows
2 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.94%) UNIX
6 1 (1.23%) Linux
6 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.16%) MVC
3 19 (23.46%) E-Commerce
4 18 (22.22%) TDD
5 17 (20.99%) Scrum
6 13 (16.05%) CRM
7 11 (13.58%) Software Engineering
8 10 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (9.88%) Migration
10 7 (8.64%) OO
10 7 (8.64%) Incident Management
10 7 (8.64%) Business Analysis
10 7 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.41%) Unit Testing
11 6 (7.41%) Web Development
11 6 (7.41%) Agile Testing
11 6 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
12 5 (6.17%) Extreme Programming
12 5 (6.17%) DevOps
12 5 (6.17%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 32 (39.51%) C#
2 28 (34.57%) JavaScript
3 26 (32.10%) SQL
4 12 (14.81%) ABAP
5 9 (11.11%) Java
6 6 (7.41%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (19.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.11%) MCSE
3 8 (9.88%) MCITP
4 7 (8.64%) MCTS
5 6 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (6.17%) Sun Certification
6 5 (6.17%) MCP
6 5 (6.17%) VCP5
6 5 (6.17%) Degree
7 4 (4.94%) MCSA
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.23%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.23%) CCNA
8 1 (1.23%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) SLA
1 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.94%) vSphere
4 3 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 19 (23.46%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.28%) SAP
3 13 (16.05%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (14.81%) Oracle
5 6 (7.41%) VMware
6 5 (6.17%) Sun
7 4 (4.94%) JBoss
8 3 (3.70%) Intel
9 2 (2.47%) Northgate
10 1 (1.23%) Veritas
10 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.23%) HP
10 1 (1.23%) Juniper
10 1 (1.23%) Cisco
10 1 (1.23%) IBM
10 1 (1.23%) Capita
10 1 (1.23%) Orchard
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