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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL 38 30 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.66% 7.71% 9.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.19% 37.04% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 15
Average daily rate £370 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £241 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £50.39 £25.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.56% -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.69 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +2.46%
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
105 81 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 32.21% 20.82% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 49
Average daily rate £375 £363 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 2 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 £26.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.69% -32.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.20 £18.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £26.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 25 £370 +2.06% 9
Bedford +5 3 £450 +50.00% 4
SQL
East of England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 25 (39.68%) .NET
1 25 (39.68%) SQL Server
2 24 (38.10%) C#
3 18 (28.57%) SOA
3 18 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
4 13 (20.63%) ASP.NET
5 12 (19.05%) Windows
6 11 (17.46%) Unit Testing
6 11 (17.46%) Software Architecture
7 10 (15.87%) Multithreading
7 10 (15.87%) Data Modelling
8 9 (14.29%) WCF
8 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (12.70%) REST
9 8 (12.70%) JIRA
9 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
9 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
9 8 (12.70%) ETL
9 8 (12.70%) SOAP
10 7 (11.11%) T-SQL
10 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 7 (11.11%) Migration
10 7 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
10 7 (11.11%) Data Transformation
10 7 (11.11%) Low Latency
10 7 (11.11%) Data Centre
10 7 (11.11%) Windows Server
11 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (9.52%) Confluence
2 4 (6.35%) Apache ServiceMix
2 4 (6.35%) Mule
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.59%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) SaaS
1 2 (3.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) FTP
2 1 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (39.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.17%) Cognos Powerplay
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) DB2
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) JIRA
2 5 (7.94%) Bugzilla
2 5 (7.94%) FogBugz
3 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.17%) NUnit
4 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.59%) ProC
5 1 (1.59%) Selenium
5 1 (1.59%) Subversion
5 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Legal
2 2 (3.17%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) Analyst
2 13 (20.63%) Developer
3 10 (15.87%) Architect
3 10 (15.87%) Software Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 5 (7.94%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) SQL Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) ETL Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Server Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) T-SQL Developer
8 2 (3.17%) ITIL Business Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) NetApp Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) PowerShell Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Test Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (39.68%) .NET
2 13 (20.63%) ASP.NET
3 9 (14.29%) WCF
4 8 (12.70%) REST
4 8 (12.70%) SOAP
5 6 (9.52%) MSMQ
6 5 (7.94%) Web Services
7 4 (6.35%) Apache Camel
8 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
8 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (3.17%) RESTful
10 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.94%) Clustering
3 5 (7.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.17%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.17%) FlexPod
4 2 (3.17%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.59%) CMDB
5 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.59%) NHS
5 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Windows
2 7 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.94%) Windows 2000 Server
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.35%) Linux
6 1 (1.59%) AIX
6 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) SOA
1 18 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (17.46%) Software Architecture
3 11 (17.46%) Unit Testing
4 10 (15.87%) Data Modelling
4 10 (15.87%) Multithreading
5 8 (12.70%) ETL
6 7 (11.11%) Data Transformation
6 7 (11.11%) Low Latency
6 7 (11.11%) Migration
6 7 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
7 6 (9.52%) TDD
8 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.94%) Defect Management
8 5 (7.94%) Test Management
8 5 (7.94%) Test Scripting
9 4 (6.35%) AOP
9 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.10%) C#
2 7 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.76%) Java
4 3 (4.76%) VB
4 3 (4.76%) VBScript
5 2 (3.17%) COBOL
5 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.17%) Ruby
6 1 (1.59%) C
6 1 (1.59%) C++
6 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
1 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.94%) ISEB
3 3 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.17%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) HND
4 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) QA
2 4 (6.35%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) vSphere
1 5 (7.94%) XenApp
2 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.52%) Citrix
3 5 (7.94%) NetApp
3 5 (7.94%) VMware
4 4 (6.35%) Atlassian
4 4 (6.35%) WSO2
5 2 (3.17%) Cognos
5 2 (3.17%) EMC
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle
5 2 (3.17%) TIBCO
5 2 (3.17%) webMethods
6 1 (1.59%) Cisco
6 1 (1.59%) Remedy
6 1 (1.59%) Sunopsis
Bedfordshire
Xcede
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, United Kingdom
bpha
Rate: £30,000 - 35,000 + benefits package
Posted: 17 days ago
Bedfordshire
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 23 days ago