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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 7 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 17.07% 13.89% 24.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 58.33% 31.25% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Median daily rate £438 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £411 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +69.14% -21.66%  

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 16 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 29.27% 44.44% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 11
Median daily rate £450 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +17.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Bedford over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Bedford

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Bedford

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) SoapUI
2 5 (41.67%) API Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Calabash
3 4 (33.33%) Capybara
3 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 4 (33.33%) JIRA
3 4 (33.33%) Android
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (16.67%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) Appium
5 2 (16.67%) SDET
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012

SQL
Top Related 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (8.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
1 5 (41.67%) SoapUI
2 4 (33.33%) Calabash
2 4 (33.33%) Capybara
2 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) Appium
4 1 (8.33%) NUnit
4 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Web Applications Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Web Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) QlikView Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Android
1 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) API Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Data Validation
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Refactoring
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
1 2 (16.67%) SDET
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft