Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 15 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 53 51 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 10.97% 8.15% 9.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.00% 42.15% 55.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 46 36
Bedfordshire median daily rate £438 £344 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -11.29% +6.97%
10th Percentile £350 £300 £316
90th Percentile £475 £475 £525
East of England median daily rate £419 £363 £369
% change year-on-year +15.52% -1.69% +5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £20.19 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year -49.53% +28.00% -14.38%

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 100 121 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 20.70% 19.33% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 71 61
Bedfordshire median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £347 £300 £231
90th Percentile £578 £625 £588
East of England median daily rate £443 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +7.27% +10.00% -2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £27.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £37.25 £36.82
% change year-on-year -53.69% +1.17% +0.41%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +19 40 £425 - 9
Bedford -7 4 £338 +7.14% 6
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 29 (54.72%) SQL
2 22 (41.51%) C#
3 21 (39.62%) .NET
3 21 (39.62%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (39.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (32.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (30.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (30.19%) ETL
6 15 (28.30%) .NET Framework
7 14 (26.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (26.42%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
9 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET
9 12 (22.64%) Relational Database
9 12 (22.64%) Entity Framework
10 11 (20.75%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (18.87%) TDD
11 10 (18.87%) LINQ
11 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (16.98%) Dependency Injection
12 9 (16.98%) Windows
13 8 (15.09%) Visual Studio
13 8 (15.09%) ERP
13 8 (15.09%) OLAP
13 8 (15.09%) DevOps
13 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
14 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (13.21%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (13.21%) Visualisation

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 4 (7.55%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (7.55%) IIS
2 3 (5.66%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.77%) CMS
3 2 (3.77%) Confluence
3 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) Apache
4 1 (1.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Infor M3
2 2 (3.77%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (11.32%) Office 365
4 1 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) FTP
2 3 (5.66%) DNS
2 3 (5.66%) HTTP
2 3 (5.66%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (5.66%) SMTP
2 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.77%) DHCP
3 2 (3.77%) Firewall
3 2 (3.77%) SSH
3 2 (3.77%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (39.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (32.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (30.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (26.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (22.64%) Relational Database
6 11 (20.75%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (15.09%) OLAP
8 7 (13.21%) RDBMS
9 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (5.66%) Apache Hive
10 3 (5.66%) Apache Kudu
10 3 (5.66%) Big Data
10 3 (5.66%) Hadoop
10 3 (5.66%) Impala
10 3 (5.66%) OLTP
11 2 (3.77%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (3.77%) MySQL
11 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (1.89%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.43%) TeamCity
3 3 (5.66%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (3.77%) Ant
4 2 (3.77%) Artifactory
4 2 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.77%) JIRA
4 2 (3.77%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.89%) NUnit
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.89%) Subversion
5 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (13.21%) Retail
2 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (58.49%) Developer
2 15 (28.30%) .NET Developer
3 14 (26.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 13 (24.53%) SQL Developer
5 9 (16.98%) SQL BI Developer
6 7 (13.21%) SSIS Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 5 (9.43%) Consultant
7 5 (9.43%) SSAS Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) DBA
8 4 (7.55%) SQL DBA
8 4 (7.55%) SQL Server BI Developer
8 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Architect
9 3 (5.66%) C# Developer
9 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Consultant
9 3 (5.66%) SSIS Consultant
9 3 (5.66%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (39.62%) .NET
2 15 (28.30%) .NET Framework
3 14 (26.42%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET
4 12 (22.64%) Entity Framework
5 10 (18.87%) LINQ
6 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (9.43%) .NET Core
8 4 (7.55%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (5.66%) Kafka
10 2 (3.77%) CSS
10 2 (3.77%) HTML
10 2 (3.77%) Web Services
11 1 (1.89%) Classic ASP
11 1 (1.89%) Lambda Expressions
11 1 (1.89%) RESTful
11 1 (1.89%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Data Structures
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) CMDB
3 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.77%) RIA
3 2 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) PKI
4 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.66%) Unix
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (30.19%) ETL
3 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (18.87%) TDD
5 9 (16.98%) Dependency Injection
6 8 (15.09%) DevOps
6 8 (15.09%) ERP
7 7 (13.21%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (13.21%) MVC
7 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (13.21%) Visualisation
8 6 (11.32%) Migration
8 6 (11.32%) Scorecard
9 5 (9.43%) Contingency Planning
9 5 (9.43%) Microservices
9 5 (9.43%) Test Scripting
10 4 (7.55%) CQRS
10 4 (7.55%) Data Migration
10 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (54.72%) SQL
2 22 (41.51%) C#
3 7 (13.21%) Python
4 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.55%) Java
5 4 (7.55%) VB.NET
6 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.77%) Ruby
8 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) Apache Flume
2 3 (5.66%) HDFS
3 2 (3.77%) Docker
3 2 (3.77%) Squid
4 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) XenApp
4 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Kibana
2 3 (5.66%) HAProxy
2 3 (5.66%) Oozie
3 2 (3.77%) Ansible
3 2 (3.77%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.77%) Terraform
4 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) Google
2 5 (9.43%) Infor
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco
4 1 (1.89%) Citrix
4 1 (1.89%) Symantec
4 1 (1.89%) VMware