The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 25 10 29
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +19
Contract jobs citing SQL 15 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.85% 10.31% 4.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.59% 51.28% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 13
Median daily rate £363 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £250 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -29.68%
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
61 78 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.74% 20.10% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 64 56
Median daily rate £355 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 10
Median hourly rate £46.07 - £26.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -4 8 £350 -17.64% 6
Bedford +1 3 £400 +6.66% 11
SQL
East of England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 15 (30.61%) C#
2 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.49%) .NET
4 9 (18.37%) Oracle
4 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
4 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET
4 9 (18.37%) SOA
4 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
5 8 (16.33%) Windows
5 8 (16.33%) Unit Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Multithreading
6 7 (14.29%) Software Architecture
6 7 (14.29%) Web Services
6 7 (14.29%) Java
6 7 (14.29%) ETL
6 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (12.24%) Data Quality
8 5 (10.20%) Defect Management
8 5 (10.20%) SaaS
8 5 (10.20%) FogBugz
8 5 (10.20%) RESTful
8 5 (10.20%) Test Management
8 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
8 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
8 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.20%) ISEB
8 5 (10.20%) Migration
8 5 (10.20%) Bugzilla
8 5 (10.20%) Scrum

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.08%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) OpenEdge
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (4.08%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (2.04%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) SaaS
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) Taleo
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) FTP
2 1 (2.04%) DNS
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.12%) Cognos Powerplay
3 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.04%) DB2
5 1 (2.04%) MySQL
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.04%) Power BI
5 1 (2.04%) PowerPivot
5 1 (2.04%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Bugzilla
1 5 (10.20%) FogBugz
2 4 (8.16%) JIRA
3 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.08%) NUnit
4 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.04%) ProC
5 1 (2.04%) Toad
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Advertising
2 2 (4.08%) Legal
2 2 (4.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Analyst
2 12 (24.49%) Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Data Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Architect
4 7 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) SQL Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) Java Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Java Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Java Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (6.12%) SQL Data Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) ETL Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Lead Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Test Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) .NET
2 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET
3 7 (14.29%) Web Services
4 5 (10.20%) RESTful
5 3 (6.12%) Hibernate
5 3 (6.12%) Spring
6 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (4.08%) REST
6 2 (4.08%) SOAP
6 2 (4.08%) WCF
6 2 (4.08%) XML
7 1 (2.04%) CSS
7 1 (2.04%) HTML
7 1 (2.04%) MDX
7 1 (2.04%) Rendezvous
7 1 (2.04%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (2.04%) XML Schema
7 1 (2.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.04%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.08%) AIX
4 2 (4.08%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.04%) Debian
5 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.04%) Unix
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.37%) SOA
2 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
3 8 (16.33%) Unit Testing
4 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (14.29%) ETL
4 7 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 7 (14.29%) Software Architecture
5 5 (10.20%) Defect Management
5 5 (10.20%) Migration
5 5 (10.20%) Scrum
5 5 (10.20%) Test Management
5 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.16%) Automated Testing
6 4 (8.16%) CRM
6 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Data Management
7 3 (6.12%) Data Mapping
7 3 (6.12%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) C#
2 7 (14.29%) Java
3 4 (8.16%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.08%) COBOL
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.08%) Ruby
5 2 (4.08%) VBA
6 1 (2.04%) AWK
6 1 (2.04%) C
6 1 (2.04%) C++
6 1 (2.04%) Korn
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) sed
6 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) ISEB
1 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) HND
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) Data Quality
2 4 (8.16%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.04%) Cygwin
1 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Data Guard
1 1 (2.04%) Kibana
1 1 (2.04%) SCCM
1 1 (2.04%) SCOM
1 1 (2.04%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Oracle
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) Cognos
3 3 (6.12%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) DataFlux
4 2 (4.08%) Remedy
4 2 (4.08%) SAP
4 2 (4.08%) Trillium
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.04%) Sunopsis
5 1 (2.04%) Tableau
5 1 (2.04%) TIBCO