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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 23 25 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 15 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.42% 3.61% 6.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.47% 28.95% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 22
Median daily rate £394 £390 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% -13.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £314 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +65.55% -30.76%  

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 38 38 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 13.72% 12.46% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 71
Median daily rate £325 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £338 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable - 4 £365 - 1
Luton +5 1 £388 -8.82% 2
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 16 (44.44%) SQL
2 13 (36.11%) .NET
3 12 (33.33%) C#
3 12 (33.33%) Windows
4 11 (30.56%) HTML
5 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
6 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (25.00%) MVC
7 8 (22.22%) XML
7 8 (22.22%) Oracle
7 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (19.44%) jQuery
8 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (19.44%) CSS
8 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (16.67%) Finance
9 6 (16.67%) T-SQL
9 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
9 6 (16.67%) ITIL
9 6 (16.67%) Web Services
9 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (13.89%) Data Quality
10 5 (13.89%) Entity Framework
10 5 (13.89%) Dependency Injection
10 5 (13.89%) Blockchain
10 5 (13.89%) MS Excel

SQL Server
Top Related 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 (11.11%) IIS
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.56%) Office 365
4 1 (2.78%) Akamai
4 1 (2.78%) CloudFront
4 1 (2.78%) PaaS
4 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) DNS
1 1 (2.78%) Intranet
1 1 (2.78%) MPLS
1 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
1 1 (2.78%) SSL
1 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (13.89%) Blockchain
3 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (11.11%) Data Mart
4 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (11.11%) MS Access
4 4 (11.11%) OLAP
4 4 (11.11%) OLTP
4 4 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (11.11%) Oracle OLAP
5 3 (8.33%) DB2
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 3 (8.33%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Local Government
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) C# Developer
3 6 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Architect
4 5 (13.89%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Angular Developer
6 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Data Architect
6 3 (8.33%) DBA
6 3 (8.33%) Operations Manager
6 3 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (8.33%) SQL DBA
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle Architect
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) .NET
2 11 (30.56%) HTML
3 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
4 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (22.22%) XML
5 7 (19.44%) CSS
5 7 (19.44%) jQuery
6 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 6 (16.67%) Web Services
7 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (13.89%) Entity Framework
8 4 (11.11%) JSP
9 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
9 3 (8.33%) J2EE
9 3 (8.33%) Java EE
9 3 (8.33%) JSF
9 3 (8.33%) JSR 168
9 3 (8.33%) JSR 286
9 3 (8.33%) OSGi
9 3 (8.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) MVC
2 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.67%) ITIL
4 5 (13.89%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (13.89%) Migration
4 5 (13.89%) Scrum
4 5 (13.89%) TDD
5 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (11.11%) Data Integration
5 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 4 (11.11%) ETL
5 4 (11.11%) OO
6 3 (8.33%) Logical Data Model
6 3 (8.33%) OOP
6 3 (8.33%) People Management
6 3 (8.33%) Physical Data Model
6 3 (8.33%) RAD
6 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) SQL
2 12 (33.33%) C#
3 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 4 (11.11%) Java
6 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) MCSE
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) CCIP
2 1 (2.78%) CCNA
2 1 (2.78%) CCNP
2 1 (2.78%) CCSP
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.78%) MCITP
2 1 (2.78%) MCP
2 1 (2.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) XenApp
2 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) XenServer
4 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
1 1 (2.78%) Simpana
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix
3 4 (11.11%) Teradata
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 3 (8.33%) IBM
5 2 (5.56%) Nintex
6 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco
6 1 (2.78%) CommVault
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) NetApp
6 1 (2.78%) Telerik