The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 6 2
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4  
Contract jobs citing SQL 11 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 28.21% 3.85% 22.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 91.67% 20.00% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 6
Median daily rate £363 £338 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £338 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 12 5 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 30.77% 19.23% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 10
Median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £285 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Bedford

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Bedford

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Bedford region with a requirement for SQL.

1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) IBM
3 7 (38.89%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (38.89%) XML
3 7 (38.89%) .NET
3 7 (38.89%) UML
3 7 (38.89%) WebSphere
3 7 (38.89%) IBM Integration Bus
4 6 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle
4 6 (33.33%) Unix
5 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
5 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (27.78%) Break/Fix
6 4 (22.22%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (16.67%) Python
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (16.67%) Middleware
7 3 (16.67%) Remedy
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 3 (16.67%) ITSM
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Ruby

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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 7 (38.89%) WebSphere
2 6 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (22.22%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) QlikView
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Calabash
1 3 (16.67%) Capybara
1 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
1 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.11%) Appium
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Integration Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) ITSM Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Service Management Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Web Applications Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Web Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
1 7 (38.89%) IBM Integration Bus
1 7 (38.89%) WebSphere MQ
1 7 (38.89%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) Middleware
3 2 (11.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
2 3 (16.67%) Android
2 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) UML
2 5 (27.78%) Break/Fix
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) API Testing
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) ITSM
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) SDLC
3 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Process Management
4 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 2 (11.11%) SDET
4 2 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (5.56%) Data Transformation
5 1 (5.56%) Data Validation
5 1 (5.56%) Microservices
5 1 (5.56%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) Python
4 3 (16.67%) Ruby
5 2 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) IBM
3 6 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) Remedy