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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 23 17 7
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 25 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.07% 7.50% 12.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.12% 62.26% 56.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 11
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£613 £375 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.33% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £307 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
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
83 53 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.15% 12.05% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 26 19
Average daily rate £425 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £269 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Bedford +5 11 £350 +32.07% 12
Luton -7 10 £638 +70.00% 5
Dunstable - 1 £413 - 2
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Shefford - - - -
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 18 (40.91%) .NET
2 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (38.64%) WCF
4 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 15 (34.09%) C#
5 15 (34.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (31.82%) E-Commerce
6 14 (31.82%) MVC
7 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (27.27%) jQuery
9 11 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (25.00%) SQL
10 10 (22.73%) SOA
10 10 (22.73%) KnockoutJS
11 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
12 8 (18.18%) Windows
12 8 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (15.91%) Middleware
13 7 (15.91%) Web Services
13 7 (15.91%) XML
14 6 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (13.64%) DHCP
14 6 (13.64%) DNS
15 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
15 5 (11.36%) ITIL
15 5 (11.36%) IIS
15 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 6 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (11.36%) IIS
3 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.27%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.27%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.27%) CMS
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (34.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) DHCP
1 6 (13.64%) DNS
2 4 (9.09%) FTP
2 4 (9.09%) Internet
3 2 (4.55%) Intranet
3 2 (4.55%) VPN
4 1 (2.27%) MPLS
4 1 (2.27%) OSPF
4 1 (2.27%) BGP
4 1 (2.27%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.27%) Firewall
4 1 (2.27%) Wireless
4 1 (2.27%) Frame Relay
4 1 (2.27%) xDSL
4 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.27%) LDAP
4 1 (2.27%) ATM
4 1 (2.27%) ISDN
4 1 (2.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.55%) QlikView
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.27%) MySQL
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.27%) CorVu
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) NUnit
2 1 (2.27%) Subversion
2 1 (2.27%) Selenium
2 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Automotive
2 1 (2.27%) General Ledger
2 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Architect
1 10 (22.73%) Solutions Architect
2 8 (18.18%) Developer
2 8 (18.18%) Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 7 (15.91%) Senior Architect
4 5 (11.36%) BizTalk Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) .NET Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Administrator
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Web Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) DBA
6 3 (6.82%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.91%) .NET
2 17 (38.64%) WCF
3 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET
4 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (27.27%) jQuery
6 10 (22.73%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (15.91%) Middleware
8 7 (15.91%) Web Services
8 7 (15.91%) XML
9 2 (4.55%) CSS
9 2 (4.55%) HTML
9 2 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (2.27%) LESS
10 1 (2.27%) HTML5
10 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (2.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.55%) Clustering
1 2 (4.55%) Data Extraction
2 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.27%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.27%) SecurID
2 1 (2.27%) Statistics
2 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) MVC
2 14 (31.82%) E-Commerce
3 10 (22.73%) SOA
4 8 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (11.36%) ITIL
6 4 (9.09%) Migration
7 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (6.82%) ETL
7 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.55%) Change Management
8 2 (4.55%) Validation
8 2 (4.55%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.55%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (4.55%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Web Development
8 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) C#
2 11 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.27%) C++
5 1 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) MCSE
2 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.55%) vSphere
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (2.27%) XenApp
4 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.27%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCOM
2 2 (4.55%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) VMware
3 3 (6.82%) Sitecore
3 3 (6.82%) Citrix
4 2 (4.55%) Symantec
4 2 (4.55%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.55%) HP
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco
4 2 (4.55%) Intel
4 2 (4.55%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.27%) Aruba
5 1 (2.27%) F5
5 1 (2.27%) Tableau
5 1 (2.27%) Facebook
5 1 (2.27%) Twitter
5 1 (2.27%) Google
5 1 (2.27%) Brocade
5 1 (2.27%) SonicWALL
5 1 (2.27%) Dell