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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 27 53 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.44% 11.70% 14.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.26% 71.62% 71.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 39 18
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £195 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% -5.88%
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
61 74 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.80% 16.34% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 50 28
Average daily rate £380 £278 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.93% -22.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £245 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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
Luton -3 11 £475 +26.66% 6
Bedford -6 7 £340 +23.63% 9
Dunstable -2 2 £369 +63.88% 1
Shefford - 1 - -
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
2 24 (45.28%) .NET
3 20 (37.74%) C#
3 20 (37.74%) SQL
4 19 (35.85%) ASP.NET
5 16 (30.19%) MVC
6 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (26.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (26.42%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (26.42%) WCF
7 14 (26.42%) jQuery
8 12 (22.64%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (22.64%) E-Commerce
9 11 (20.75%) SOA
9 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (20.75%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (18.87%) KnockoutJS
10 10 (18.87%) ETL
11 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (15.09%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (15.09%) Windows
13 7 (13.21%) Web Services
13 7 (13.21%) XML
13 7 (13.21%) ITIL
13 7 (13.21%) Data Modelling
14 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (11.32%) Citrix
14 6 (11.32%) Oracle

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.89%) CMS
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.89%) Movex
2 1 (1.89%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.89%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (20.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) Internet
2 3 (5.66%) Intranet
3 2 (3.77%) HTTP
4 1 (1.89%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.89%) SAN
4 1 (1.89%) LDAP
4 1 (1.89%) FTP
4 1 (1.89%) Extranet
4 1 (1.89%) Telnet
4 1 (1.89%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (15.09%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (7.55%) OLAP
6 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (5.66%) DTS
7 3 (5.66%) Data Mining
7 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
7 3 (5.66%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (3.77%) QlikView
9 1 (1.89%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.89%) CorVu
9 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.89%) NUnit
1 1 (1.89%) Selenium
1 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Local Government
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Automotive
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Developer
2 10 (18.87%) Analyst
2 10 (18.87%) Architect
2 10 (18.87%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (15.09%) .NET Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 7 (13.21%) Senior Architect
5 6 (11.32%) Data Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Tableau Developer
7 4 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (7.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.55%) C# Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (5.66%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Web Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (45.28%) .NET
2 19 (35.85%) ASP.NET
3 14 (26.42%) jQuery
3 14 (26.42%) WCF
4 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (18.87%) KnockoutJS
6 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (13.21%) Web Services
7 7 (13.21%) XML
8 4 (7.55%) CSS
8 4 (7.55%) HTML
9 3 (5.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
10 2 (3.77%) Middleware
10 2 (3.77%) SOAP
10 2 (3.77%) XSLT
10 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
10 2 (3.77%) REST
11 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 1 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Data Structures
2 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.66%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
3 1 (1.89%) Clustering
3 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) MVC
2 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.42%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (22.64%) E-Commerce
5 11 (20.75%) SOA
6 10 (18.87%) ETL
7 7 (13.21%) Data Modelling
7 7 (13.21%) ITIL
8 6 (11.32%) Migration
9 5 (9.43%) Validation
9 5 (9.43%) Service Delivery
10 4 (7.55%) CRM
10 4 (7.55%) Data Transformation
10 4 (7.55%) Logical Data Model
10 4 (7.55%) Physical Data Model
11 3 (5.66%) Business Analytics
11 3 (5.66%) Analytics
11 3 (5.66%) Change Management
11 3 (5.66%) Project Management
11 3 (5.66%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.74%) C#
1 20 (37.74%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
3 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.66%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
5 2 (3.77%) C++
5 2 (3.77%) Java
5 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.89%) VBA
6 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.89%) XPath
6 1 (1.89%) PHP
6 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.89%) C
6 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) MCSE
2 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) XenApp
3 1 (1.89%) vSphere
3 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.89%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle
2 6 (11.32%) Citrix
3 5 (9.43%) VMware
3 5 (9.43%) Tableau
4 3 (5.66%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.77%) Cognos
5 2 (3.77%) Xamarin
5 2 (3.77%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) HP
6 1 (1.89%) Intel
6 1 (1.89%) Lagan
6 1 (1.89%) Google
6 1 (1.89%) Symantec
6 1 (1.89%) Facebook
6 1 (1.89%) Twitter