Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 19 November 2018 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 22 13
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 58 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 10.53% 6.84% 8.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.03% 38.02% 53.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 39 34
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £314 £315 £306
90th Percentile £475 £491 £469
East of England median daily rate £413 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +13.79% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year -10.91% -12.70% -12.50%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 126 121 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 22.87% 17.98% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 70 67
Bedfordshire median daily rate £440 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £329 £234
90th Percentile £600 £635 £588
East of England median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £27.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £26.90 £29.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -8.81% -21.33% +17.19%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Bedfordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Bedfordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Bedfordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Bedfordshire

SQL Server
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 Server within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +15 38 £413 -2.94% 22
Dunstable -4 4 £375 -3.23% 1
Bedford -6 4 £338 +7.14% 13
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 31 (53.45%) SQL
2 23 (39.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (37.93%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (32.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (29.31%) C#
6 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (27.59%) .NET
8 15 (25.86%) ETL
9 14 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (22.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
11 12 (20.69%) Windows
12 11 (18.97%) Relational Database
13 10 (17.24%) E-Commerce
13 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
14 9 (15.52%) OLAP
14 9 (15.52%) ERP
14 9 (15.52%) RDBMS
14 9 (15.52%) Retail
14 9 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (13.79%) .NET Framework
15 8 (13.79%) Python
15 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
15 8 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (13.79%) Infor M3
15 8 (13.79%) Data Structures
16 7 (12.07%) Contingency Planning
16 7 (12.07%) Scorecard

SQL Server
Co-occurring 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 6 (10.34%) Apache Spark
1 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.17%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.45%) CMS
3 2 (3.45%) Confluence
3 2 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.72%) Apache
4 1 (1.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Infor M3
2 2 (3.45%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.17%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) Azure Functions
3 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
3 1 (1.72%) Serverless
3 1 (1.72%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) FTP
2 1 (1.72%) DNS
2 1 (1.72%) Firewall
2 1 (1.72%) HTTP
2 1 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.72%) SMTP
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (39.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 19 (32.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (22.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (18.97%) Relational Database
7 9 (15.52%) OLAP
7 9 (15.52%) RDBMS
8 6 (10.34%) Apache Hive
8 6 (10.34%) Apache Kudu
8 6 (10.34%) Big Data
8 6 (10.34%) Hadoop
8 6 (10.34%) Impala
8 6 (10.34%) OLTP
8 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (6.90%) MySQL
9 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.34%) TeamCity
3 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (3.45%) Artifactory
5 2 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.45%) JIRA
6 1 (1.72%) NUnit
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (15.52%) Retail
2 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (48.28%) Developer
2 12 (20.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 12 (20.69%) SQL Developer
3 10 (17.24%) .NET Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) SQL BI Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Architect
6 6 (10.34%) DBA
6 6 (10.34%) SQL DBA
6 6 (10.34%) SSIS Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) SSAS Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Big Data Architect
8 3 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) SQL Server BI Developer
8 3 (5.17%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.59%) .NET
2 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
3 8 (13.79%) .NET Framework
3 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (12.07%) Entity Framework
5 6 (10.34%) Kafka
6 5 (8.62%) LINQ
7 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (5.17%) .NET Core
8 3 (5.17%) CSS
9 2 (3.45%) RESTful
9 2 (3.45%) Unity DI Container
9 2 (3.45%) Web Services
10 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (1.72%) CSS3
10 1 (1.72%) HTML5
10 1 (1.72%) JPA
10 1 (1.72%) Lambda Expressions
10 1 (1.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Data Structures
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) Replication
5 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Linux
2 6 (10.34%) Unix
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.86%) ETL
4 10 (17.24%) E-Commerce
5 9 (15.52%) ERP
5 9 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (12.07%) Contingency Planning
6 7 (12.07%) Scorecard
6 7 (12.07%) Scrum
6 7 (12.07%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.07%) Visualisation
7 6 (10.34%) Data Modelling
7 6 (10.34%) Migration
7 6 (10.34%) TDD
7 6 (10.34%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.62%) DevOps
8 5 (8.62%) MVC
9 4 (6.90%) Data Migration
9 4 (6.90%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 31 (53.45%) SQL
2 17 (29.31%) C#
3 8 (13.79%) Python
4 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
4 6 (10.34%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.17%) Java
5 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.45%) Ruby
6 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.45%) VBA
7 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (1.72%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Apache Flume
1 6 (10.34%) HDFS
2 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) XenApp
3 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Oozie
2 2 (3.45%) Ansible
2 2 (3.45%) Kibana
2 2 (3.45%) Terraform
3 1 (1.72%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) Infor
3 4 (6.90%) Google
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle
5 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.72%) Citrix
6 1 (1.72%) hybris
6 1 (1.72%) Symantec
6 1 (1.72%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) Workday