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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 25 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 23 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.68% 13.87% 10.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.50% 63.33% 59.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +18.81%
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
40 60 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.88% 21.90% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 37 27
Average daily rate £340 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £212 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.60 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+22.39% -7.00%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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
Luton -10 13 £340 +70.00% 5
Bedford -5 4 - - 6
Dunstable - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (39.58%) SQL
3 18 (37.50%) .NET
4 13 (27.08%) C#
5 11 (22.92%) MVC
5 11 (22.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (18.75%) T-SQL
6 9 (18.75%) ASP.NET
6 9 (18.75%) Windows
7 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 8 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (16.67%) TDD
7 8 (16.67%) WCF
8 7 (14.58%) jQuery
8 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (14.58%) Web Services
8 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
8 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
8 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
9 6 (12.50%) DNS
9 6 (12.50%) Middleware
9 6 (12.50%) DHCP
9 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (12.50%) Visual Studio
9 6 (12.50%) HTML
9 6 (12.50%) IIS
10 5 (10.42%) CSS
10 5 (10.42%) XML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 6 (12.50%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.08%) JBoss
3 1 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (2.08%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) DHCP
1 6 (12.50%) DNS
2 4 (8.33%) FTP
3 2 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.08%) ATM
4 1 (2.08%) ISDN
4 1 (2.08%) VoIP
4 1 (2.08%) WAN
4 1 (2.08%) SMTP
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
4 1 (2.08%) MPLS
4 1 (2.08%) OSPF
4 1 (2.08%) BGP
4 1 (2.08%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.08%) Firewall
4 1 (2.08%) Wireless
4 1 (2.08%) Frame Relay
4 1 (2.08%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.08%) MySQL
6 1 (2.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.42%) TeamCity
3 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.17%) Subversion
4 2 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (2.08%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.08%) Selenium
5 1 (2.08%) MyEclipse
5 1 (2.08%) Maven
5 1 (2.08%) NUnit
5 1 (2.08%) NSubstitute
5 1 (2.08%) JUnit
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Consultant
4 4 (8.33%) Administrator
4 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) BizTalk Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) DBA
6 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.17%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.17%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (37.50%) .NET
2 9 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 8 (16.67%) WCF
4 7 (14.58%) jQuery
4 7 (14.58%) Web Services
5 6 (12.50%) HTML
5 6 (12.50%) Middleware
6 5 (10.42%) XML
6 5 (10.42%) CSS
7 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
7 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (8.33%) EDI
8 3 (6.25%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (4.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (4.17%) Silverlight
9 2 (4.17%) JSP
9 2 (4.17%) Struts
10 1 (2.08%) MSMQ
10 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
10 1 (2.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.08%) Clustering
1 1 (2.08%) SecurID
1 1 (2.08%) Statistics
1 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
1 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
1 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
1 1 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (2.08%) User Experience
1 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.92%) MVC
3 8 (16.67%) TDD
3 8 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.33%) Migration
5 4 (8.33%) Scrum
5 4 (8.33%) OO
5 4 (8.33%) CRM
5 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.33%) Web Development
5 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (6.25%) ETL
6 3 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.17%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) SQL
2 13 (27.08%) C#
3 9 (18.75%) T-SQL
4 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.25%) ABAP
6 3 (6.25%) Java
7 2 (4.17%) C
8 1 (2.08%) C++
8 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) VCP5
2 1 (2.08%) MCP
2 1 (2.08%) MCSE
2 1 (2.08%) MCSA
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.08%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) vSphere
3 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.08%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCOM
2 2 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) SAP
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco
3 2 (4.17%) HP
3 2 (4.17%) Symantec
3 2 (4.17%) VMware
4 1 (2.08%) Brocade
4 1 (2.08%) SonicWALL
4 1 (2.08%) Aruba
4 1 (2.08%) F5
4 1 (2.08%) Tableau
4 1 (2.08%) Sophos
4 1 (2.08%) Websense
4 1 (2.08%) BT
4 1 (2.08%) 3Com
4 1 (2.08%) Dell
4 1 (2.08%) Intel
4 1 (2.08%) Avaya