Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 14 31
Rank change year-on-year -24 +17 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 6 56 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.49% 10.11% 4.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.76% 38.89% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 57 16
Bedfordshire median daily rate £380 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% - +9.68%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £341
90th Percentile £473 £500 £497
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £26.00 £26.97
% change year-on-year +61.54% -3.60% -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 51 144 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 12.69% 25.99% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 109 63
Bedfordshire median daily rate £525 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £358
90th Percentile £625 £584 £637
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £14.60 -
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £23.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year +78.72% -23.58% -13.21%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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
Bedford -6 1 £350 +11.11% 5
Luton -16 1 - - 9
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) ETL
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (33.33%) AWS
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) OpenText
3 1 (16.67%) LiveLink
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) VMware

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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Confluence
2 1 (16.67%) LiveLink
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Database Developer
2 1 (16.67%) ETL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior SQL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior SQL Server Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server BI Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) Universal Windows Platform
2 1 (16.67%) WinForms
2 1 (16.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (16.67%) ETL Development
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Java 8
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Scala
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) OpenText
2 1 (16.67%) VMware