Period
to 19 November 2017

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 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 13 10
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 +11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 46 53 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 6.84% 8.56% 9.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.02% 53.00% 65.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 63
Bedfordshire median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £315 £306 £280
90th Percentile £491 £469 £538
East of England median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.70% -12.50% +61.80%

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 121 100 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 17.98% 16.16% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 67 75
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £329 £234 £218
90th Percentile £635 £588 £595
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £29.50 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -21.33% +17.19% +12.28%

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 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -11 23 £425 +6.25%
Bedford +4 8 £315 -7.35% 5
Dunstable - 3 £388 - 2
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (43.48%) SQL
3 17 (36.96%) Windows
3 17 (36.96%) Citrix
4 16 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (34.78%) MCSE
4 16 (34.78%) MCSA
5 14 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
7 12 (26.09%) SCCM
8 11 (23.91%) PCI DSS
8 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (23.91%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (23.91%) XenApp
8 11 (23.91%) C#
8 11 (23.91%) .NET
8 11 (23.91%) Migration
8 11 (23.91%) VMware
9 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (19.57%) SAN
10 9 (19.57%) Relational Database
10 9 (19.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
11 8 (17.39%) 3PAR
11 8 (17.39%) Skype for Business
11 8 (17.39%) CommVault
11 8 (17.39%) HP
11 8 (17.39%) ETL
11 8 (17.39%) ITIL
11 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange

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 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
1 8 (17.39%) Skype for Business
2 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Acrobat
1 1 (2.17%) Adobe Captivate
1 1 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.17%) InDesign
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.17%) PaintShop Pro
1 1 (2.17%) RoboHelp
1 1 (2.17%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
1 2 (4.35%) Workday HCM
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.52%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) SAN
2 6 (13.04%) DHCP
2 6 (13.04%) DNS
2 6 (13.04%) Fibre Channel
2 6 (13.04%) iSCSI
2 6 (13.04%) NAS
2 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.70%) NetScaler
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (4.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (19.57%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.04%) RDBMS
3 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
8 1 (2.17%) DB2
8 1 (2.17%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (2.17%) DTS
8 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.17%) MySQL
8 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.17%) Spotfire
8 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.70%) JIRA
3 3 (6.52%) Subversion
3 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.35%) Ant
4 2 (4.35%) Artifactory
4 2 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.35%) MSBuild
4 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.17%) ERwin
5 1 (2.17%) FishEye
5 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.17%) NUnit
5 1 (2.17%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Local Government
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Developer
2 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Architect
4 6 (13.04%) .NET Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Applications Specialist
4 6 (13.04%) C# Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Migration Specialist
4 6 (13.04%) SQL Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Developer
6 4 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Database Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (8.70%) SQL Database Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Storage Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) .NET
2 6 (13.04%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.70%) LINQ
4 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (6.52%) Entity Framework
4 3 (6.52%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (6.52%) WinForms
4 3 (6.52%) WPF
5 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.35%) RESTful
5 2 (4.35%) WCF
5 2 (4.35%) Web Services
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.17%) CSS
6 1 (2.17%) jQuery
6 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (15.22%) Clustering
2 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.04%) Replication
3 3 (6.52%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.35%) CMDB
4 2 (4.35%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.96%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Unix
3 2 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (2.17%) Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Enterprise Architecture
1 11 (23.91%) Migration
2 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.39%) ETL
3 8 (17.39%) ITIL
4 7 (15.22%) Application Packaging
4 7 (15.22%) Programme Governance
4 7 (15.22%) Remediation Plan
5 5 (10.87%) High Availability
5 5 (10.87%) Multithreading
5 5 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.70%) Business Continuity
6 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.70%) CMMI
6 4 (8.70%) CRM
6 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.70%) OOP
6 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.70%) TDD
6 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) SQL
2 11 (23.91%) C#
3 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
4 6 (13.04%) VBScript
5 5 (10.87%) Java
6 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.52%) Python
6 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.35%) Ruby
8 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.17%) Korn
8 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) MCSA
1 16 (34.78%) MCSE
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (19.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (15.22%) CCA
3 7 (15.22%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (13.04%) Degree
5 5 (10.87%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (8.70%) VCAP
7 3 (6.52%) MCP
8 2 (4.35%) CCNA
8 2 (4.35%) CCNP
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (4.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (23.91%) XenApp
3 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 6 (13.04%) Terminal Services
3 6 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (26.09%) SCCM
2 6 (13.04%) Backup Exec
2 6 (13.04%) HP Data Protector
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (13.04%) NetBackup
3 5 (10.87%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (10.87%) SCOM
4 3 (6.52%) Ansible
5 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.96%) Citrix
3 11 (23.91%) VMware
4 8 (17.39%) 3PAR
4 8 (17.39%) CommVault
4 8 (17.39%) HP
5 6 (13.04%) Dell
5 6 (13.04%) EqualLogic
5 6 (13.04%) IBM
5 6 (13.04%) NetApp
5 6 (13.04%) Oracle
5 6 (13.04%) Symantec
5 6 (13.04%) Veritas
6 5 (10.87%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.52%) Google
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco
8 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.35%) Workday
9 1 (2.17%) Adobe
9 1 (2.17%) Logi