The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 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
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 11 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 55 26 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.46% 9.39% 14.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.00% 25.49% 45.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 15 29
Average daily rate
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£400 £230 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £173 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.30% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £91.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -75.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%
SQL
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
125 102 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 26.04% 36.82% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 48 64
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £46.47 £22.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.51% -36.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.64 £22.50 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.29 £37.75 £89.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SQL
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 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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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 +9 23 £400 +77.77% 4
Luton -8 15 £425 +30.76% 12
Dunstable - 1 - - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 2
SQL
East of England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

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

1 31 (34.07%) Microsoft
2 28 (30.77%) .NET
2 28 (30.77%) Oracle
3 26 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 24 (26.37%) SAP
5 21 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (21.98%) CRM
7 19 (20.88%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (19.78%) Migration
8 18 (19.78%) C#
9 17 (18.68%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (17.58%) XML
11 15 (16.48%) PL/SQL
12 14 (15.38%) IBM
12 14 (15.38%) Finance
13 13 (14.29%) SAP SD
13 13 (14.29%) EDI
13 13 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (13.19%) Data Analysis
14 12 (13.19%) Data Modelling
14 12 (13.19%) Java
14 12 (13.19%) ABAP
14 12 (13.19%) Scrum
15 11 (12.09%) UML
15 11 (12.09%) Data Migration
16 10 (10.99%) WebSphere
16 10 (10.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 10 (10.99%) ETL
16 10 (10.99%) JavaScript

SQL
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 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (10.99%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.79%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 8 (8.79%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.40%) SugarCRM
4 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.30%) IIS
5 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.20%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.20%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.10%) SAS
6 1 (1.10%) Apache
6 1 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.10%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Office
2 2 (2.20%) MS Project
2 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.10%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (14.29%) SAP SD
2 7 (7.69%) Agresso
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (3.30%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (3.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (3.30%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Office 365
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.20%) DNS
2 1 (1.10%) DHCP
2 1 (1.10%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) SAN
2 1 (1.10%) DMZ
2 1 (1.10%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 21 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.40%) MS Access
6 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.10%) MySQL
8 1 (1.10%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.10%) Big Data
8 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) TeamCity
1 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.10%) MSTest
4 1 (1.10%) Subversion
4 1 (1.10%) NUnit
General
1 14 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (4.40%) General Ledger
2 4 (4.40%) Marketing
3 2 (2.20%) Retail
4 1 (1.10%) Advertising
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 34 (37.36%) Analyst
2 28 (30.77%) Developer
3 9 (9.89%) Support Analyst
3 9 (9.89%) Data Analyst
4 7 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 7 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 7 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 6 (6.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (6.59%) Consultant
6 5 (5.49%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Web Developer
6 5 (5.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.40%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.30%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.30%) Middleware Consultant
9 2 (2.20%) CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (30.77%) .NET
2 16 (17.58%) XML
3 13 (14.29%) EDI
4 10 (10.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 10 (10.99%) HTML
5 8 (8.79%) ASP.NET
6 5 (5.49%) Middleware
7 4 (4.40%) CSS
8 3 (3.30%) XSLT
8 3 (3.30%) Web Services
8 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.30%) WCF
8 3 (3.30%) Silverlight
9 2 (2.20%) LINQ
9 2 (2.20%) jQuery
9 2 (2.20%) Apache Flex
9 2 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (1.10%) J2EE
10 1 (1.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.30%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.20%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.10%) Clustering
5 1 (1.10%) NHS
5 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.10%) iSeries
5 1 (1.10%) LPAR
5 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.10%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.79%) UNIX
1 8 (8.79%) Windows
2 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.20%) Linux
5 1 (1.10%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.98%) CRM
2 19 (20.88%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (19.78%) Migration
4 13 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.19%) Data Analysis
5 12 (13.19%) Data Modelling
5 12 (13.19%) Scrum
6 11 (12.09%) UML
6 11 (12.09%) Data Migration
7 10 (10.99%) ETL
8 9 (9.89%) OO
8 9 (9.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 7 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 7 (7.69%) Logistics
9 7 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.69%) Business Analysis
10 6 (6.59%) Systems Analysis
10 6 (6.59%) Project Planning
10 6 (6.59%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.78%) C#
2 15 (16.48%) PL/SQL
3 12 (13.19%) Java
3 12 (13.19%) ABAP
4 10 (10.99%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.99%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.40%) C
6 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.20%) C++
7 2 (2.20%) VBA
8 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.69%) MCITP
2 7 (7.69%) MCTS
3 3 (3.30%) MCSE
3 3 (3.30%) Degree
4 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.20%) VCP5
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.10%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) SLA
2 4 (4.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
1 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.10%) VMFS
2 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.10%) vSphere
2 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.10%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 31 (34.07%) Microsoft
2 28 (30.77%) Oracle
3 24 (26.37%) SAP
4 17 (18.68%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (15.38%) IBM
6 4 (4.40%) Unica
6 4 (4.40%) Informatica
6 4 (4.40%) Neolane
7 3 (3.30%) Business Objects
7 3 (3.30%) VMware
8 2 (2.20%) Cisco
8 2 (2.20%) Sybase
8 2 (2.20%) Cognos
8 2 (2.20%) Adobe
8 2 (2.20%) HP
9 1 (1.10%) Dell
9 1 (1.10%) Intel
9 1 (1.10%) AppSense
9 1 (1.10%) Citrix
9 1 (1.10%) NetApp
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