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 29 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 14 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL 58 20 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.26% 7.63% 16.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.31% 22.47% 52.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 8 31
Average daily rate
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£400 £230 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -26.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £146 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £333 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
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 £27.38 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.30% -1.85%
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
128 89 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 24.85% 33.97% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 38 60
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £47.50 £22.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -41.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Bedford +9 27 £338 +131.95% 8
Luton -11 15 £425 +30.76% 9
Dunstable - 3 £225 -
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £175 - 3
SQL
East of England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 27 (32.93%) SQL Server
3 24 (29.27%) .NET
4 23 (28.05%) Oracle
5 21 (25.61%) SAP
5 21 (25.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (23.17%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (21.95%) CRM
8 17 (20.73%) C#
9 16 (19.51%) Migration
10 15 (18.29%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (18.29%) XML
11 14 (17.07%) Finance
12 13 (15.85%) SAP SD
12 13 (15.85%) EDI
13 12 (14.63%) ABAP
14 11 (13.41%) Java
14 11 (13.41%) PL/SQL
14 11 (13.41%) IBM
14 11 (13.41%) Scrum
15 10 (12.20%) Data Modelling
15 10 (12.20%) UML
15 10 (12.20%) T-SQL
15 10 (12.20%) JavaScript
15 10 (12.20%) Data Analysis
16 9 (10.98%) WebSphere
16 9 (10.98%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 9 (10.98%) Data Migration
16 9 (10.98%) HTML
16 9 (10.98%) OO

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (10.98%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.76%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 8 (9.76%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.66%) IIS
4 2 (2.44%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.44%) SugarCRM
5 1 (1.22%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.22%) SAS
5 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.22%) Apache
5 1 (1.22%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Office
2 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.22%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (15.85%) SAP SD
2 6 (7.32%) Agresso
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
1 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.44%) DNS
1 2 (2.44%) SAN
2 1 (1.22%) DMZ
2 1 (1.22%) Internet
2 1 (1.22%) MPLS
2 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.22%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.22%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.22%) VoIP
2 1 (1.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.93%) SQL Server
2 21 (25.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.66%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.66%) MS Access
5 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.22%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.22%) Big Data
7 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) TeamCity
1 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.22%) NUnit
4 1 (1.22%) Subversion
4 1 (1.22%) Selenium
4 1 (1.22%) MSTest
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.44%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) German Language
4 1 (1.22%) Advertising
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (32.93%) Developer
1 27 (32.93%) Analyst
2 8 (9.76%) Data Analyst
3 7 (8.54%) C# Developer
4 6 (7.32%) Business Analyst
4 6 (7.32%) Consultant
4 6 (7.32%) Senior Developer
4 6 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (6.10%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Web Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Middleware Consultant
7 3 (3.66%) SQL Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.44%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.44%) Test Manager
8 2 (2.44%) Systems Support
8 2 (2.44%) Data Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (29.27%) .NET
2 15 (18.29%) XML
3 13 (15.85%) EDI
4 9 (10.98%) HTML
4 9 (10.98%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.88%) Middleware
7 3 (3.66%) WCF
7 3 (3.66%) Silverlight
7 3 (3.66%) CSS
7 3 (3.66%) Web Services
7 3 (3.66%) XSLT
7 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.44%) jQuery
8 2 (2.44%) Apache Flex
8 2 (2.44%) LINQ
9 1 (1.22%) WPF
9 1 (1.22%) WF
9 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.66%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.44%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.22%) iSeries
3 1 (1.22%) LPAR
3 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.22%) NHS
3 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.22%) Clustering
3 1 (1.22%) Statistics
3 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.76%) Windows
2 4 (4.88%) UNIX
2 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.44%) Linux
5 1 (1.22%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (21.95%) CRM
3 16 (19.51%) Migration
4 11 (13.41%) Scrum
5 10 (12.20%) Data Analysis
5 10 (12.20%) UML
5 10 (12.20%) Data Modelling
6 9 (10.98%) OO
6 9 (10.98%) Data Migration
7 7 (8.54%) E-Commerce
7 7 (8.54%) Software Engineering
7 7 (8.54%) Business Analysis
7 7 (8.54%) Incident Management
8 6 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (7.32%) Logistics
8 6 (7.32%) Waterfall
8 6 (7.32%) Technical Analysis
9 5 (6.10%) ETL
9 5 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.10%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.73%) C#
2 12 (14.63%) ABAP
3 11 (13.41%) PL/SQL
3 11 (13.41%) Java
4 10 (12.20%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.20%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.88%) C
6 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.44%) VBA
7 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.44%) C++
8 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.54%) MCTS
2 7 (8.54%) MCITP
3 3 (3.66%) Degree
3 3 (3.66%) MCSE
4 2 (2.44%) VCP5
4 2 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.44%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.22%) vSphere
3 1 (1.22%) VMFS
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.22%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 23 (28.05%) Oracle
3 21 (25.61%) SAP
4 15 (18.29%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (13.41%) IBM
6 4 (4.88%) VMware
7 3 (3.66%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.44%) Citrix
8 2 (2.44%) Unica
8 2 (2.44%) Cognos
8 2 (2.44%) Cisco
8 2 (2.44%) Sybase
8 2 (2.44%) Adobe
8 2 (2.44%) HP
8 2 (2.44%) Neolane
9 1 (1.22%) Dell
9 1 (1.22%) Intel
9 1 (1.22%) Tableau
9 1 (1.22%) AppSense
9 1 (1.22%) Informatica
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