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 24 June 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 25 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 18 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.10% 3.74% 6.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.14% 35.29% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 13
Median daily rate £425 £355 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.71% -8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £303 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £469 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.95%  

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 56 34 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 15.86% 10.59% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 36
Median daily rate £475 £350 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £302 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% +19.23%  

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 24 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Luton +2 13 £394 +5.35% 5
Dunstable - 1 £425 - 3
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) Windows
3 13 (39.39%) SQL
4 9 (27.27%) C#
4 9 (27.27%) .NET
5 7 (21.21%) HTML
5 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
5 7 (21.21%) Migration
6 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (18.18%) MCSE
6 6 (18.18%) MCSA
6 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (15.15%) PCI DSS
7 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
7 5 (15.15%) XenApp
7 5 (15.15%) Citrix
7 5 (15.15%) ITIL
7 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
7 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
7 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (15.15%) MVC
8 4 (12.12%) Java
8 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
8 4 (12.12%) Oracle
8 4 (12.12%) DB2
8 4 (12.12%) XML
8 4 (12.12%) OOP

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 3 (9.09%) IIS
1 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.06%) Confluence
2 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.03%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) PaaS
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
1 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
1 2 (6.06%) Skype
2 1 (3.03%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (12.12%) DB2
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (3.03%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (3.03%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.03%) MySQL
6 1 (3.03%) OLAP
6 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.09%) Eclipse
2 3 (9.09%) Rational Application Developer
3 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.06%) JIRA
3 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) Ant
4 1 (3.03%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.03%) ERwin
4 1 (3.03%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.03%) NUnit
4 1 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (6.06%) Advertising
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Developer
2 4 (12.12%) .NET Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
3 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Migration Specialist
3 3 (9.09%) Operations Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Architect
4 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) DBA
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) .NET
2 7 (21.21%) HTML
3 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
3 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
4 4 (12.12%) XML
5 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (9.09%) CSS
5 3 (9.09%) J2EE
5 3 (9.09%) Java EE
5 3 (9.09%) JSF
5 3 (9.09%) JSP
5 3 (9.09%) JSR 168
5 3 (9.09%) JSR 286
5 3 (9.09%) OSGi
5 3 (9.09%) Servlets
6 2 (6.06%) jQuery
6 2 (6.06%) WCF
6 2 (6.06%) WinForms
7 1 (3.03%) XSLT
7 1 (3.03%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) CMDB
3 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Migration
2 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
3 5 (15.15%) MVC
4 4 (12.12%) ETL
4 4 (12.12%) OOP
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) Application Packaging
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps
5 3 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (9.09%) OO
5 3 (9.09%) People Management
5 3 (9.09%) Programme Governance
5 3 (9.09%) RAD
5 3 (9.09%) Remediation Plan
5 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) Web Application Development
6 2 (6.06%) ETL Development
6 2 (6.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) C#
3 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.12%) Java
4 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
4 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.06%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) Korn
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby
6 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) MCSA
1 6 (18.18%) MCSE
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) CCA
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (6.06%) VCAP
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.03%) CCIP
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) CCSP
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) XenApp
2 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Citrix
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle
4 3 (9.09%) IBM
4 3 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) Cerner
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) EMC
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Nintex
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) Tableau