The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 19 15
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs citing SQL 47 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 14.83% 7.27% 8.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 47.47% 32.00% 39.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 21
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £336 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £476 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +63.26% -2.00%  

SQL is in the programming language 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 99 75 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 31.23% 22.73% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 56 61
Median daily rate £381 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £46.07 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.88% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Bedfordshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Bedfordshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Bedfordshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Bedfordshire

SQL
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 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Bedford +3 14 £425 -2.85% 3
Luton +9 13 £375 - 9
Dunstable - 5 £313 - 1
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 35 (43.75%) Java
2 32 (40.00%) Oracle
3 30 (37.50%) XML
4 24 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 20 (25.00%) IBM
6 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (21.25%) JSP
7 17 (21.25%) JavaScript
7 17 (21.25%) .NET
7 17 (21.25%) Java EE
8 16 (20.00%) JSF
9 15 (18.75%) Finance
9 15 (18.75%) PL/SQL
9 15 (18.75%) XSLT
9 15 (18.75%) Oracle Database
10 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (17.50%) Spring
10 14 (17.50%) Oracle RAC
10 14 (17.50%) XSL
10 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
10 14 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (17.50%) Oracle Database 10g
10 14 (17.50%) Hibernate
11 13 (16.25%) C#
11 13 (16.25%) Struts
11 13 (16.25%) High Availability
12 12 (15.00%) SoapUI
12 12 (15.00%) JIRA
13 11 (13.75%) WebSphere
13 11 (13.75%) Selenium

SQL
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 11 (13.75%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 7 (8.75%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (8.75%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (6.25%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 3 (3.75%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (1.25%) Confluence
6 1 (1.25%) IIS
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Unica
2 1 (1.25%) Data Workbench
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.25%) GitHub
3 1 (1.25%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.25%) PaaS
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) DNS
1 1 (1.25%) FTP
1 1 (1.25%) Internet
1 1 (1.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 14 (17.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
3 9 (11.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 9 (11.25%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.00%) Data Mart
5 4 (5.00%) MS Access
5 4 (5.00%) OLAP
5 4 (5.00%) OLTP
5 4 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (5.00%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.75%) DB2
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) JIRA
1 12 (15.00%) SoapUI
2 11 (13.75%) Selenium
3 10 (12.50%) Calabash
3 10 (12.50%) Capybara
3 10 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.75%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.75%) Rational Application Developer
6 2 (2.50%) Appium
6 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.25%) NUnit
7 1 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Banking
3 6 (7.50%) Marketing
4 5 (6.25%) Retail
5 3 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.25%) Advertising
6 1 (1.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Developer
2 16 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 13 (16.25%) Analyst
4 11 (13.75%) Applications Engineer
5 10 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) Mobile Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) Applications Support Analyst
7 7 (8.75%) Integration Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Support Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) C# Developer
8 6 (7.50%) Consultant
9 5 (6.25%) Architect
9 5 (6.25%) DBA
10 4 (5.00%) .NET Developer
10 4 (5.00%) Business Analyst
10 4 (5.00%) Campaign Manager
10 4 (5.00%) Data Architect
10 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
10 4 (5.00%) SQL Developer
10 4 (5.00%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.50%) XML
2 17 (21.25%) .NET
2 17 (21.25%) Java EE
2 17 (21.25%) JSP
3 16 (20.00%) JSF
4 15 (18.75%) XSLT
5 14 (17.50%) Hibernate
5 14 (17.50%) Spring
5 14 (17.50%) XSL
6 13 (16.25%) Struts
7 8 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
7 8 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (7.50%) HTML
9 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET
10 4 (5.00%) .NET Framework
10 4 (5.00%) JSON
10 4 (5.00%) Middleware
11 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (3.75%) JSR 168
11 3 (3.75%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) EFT
5 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.50%) Android
1 10 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 8 (10.00%) Unix
3 7 (8.75%) Windows
4 2 (2.50%) Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (16.25%) High Availability
4 11 (13.75%) API Testing
5 10 (12.50%) Analytics
5 10 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
6 9 (11.25%) Data Modelling
6 9 (11.25%) Mentoring
6 9 (11.25%) UML
6 9 (11.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (8.75%) CRM
7 7 (8.75%) ITIL
7 7 (8.75%) MVC
8 6 (7.50%) ETL
9 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 5 (6.25%) Migration
9 5 (6.25%) User Stories
9 5 (6.25%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.00%) Data Transformation
10 4 (5.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 35 (43.75%) Java
2 17 (21.25%) JavaScript
3 15 (18.75%) PL/SQL
4 13 (16.25%) C#
5 10 (12.50%) Python
5 10 (12.50%) Ruby
6 6 (7.50%) Shell Script
6 6 (7.50%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) ISEB
1 4 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.75%) Degree
3 1 (1.25%) CCIP
3 1 (1.25%) CCNA
3 1 (1.25%) CCNP
3 1 (1.25%) CCSP
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.25%) MCP
3 1 (1.25%) MCSA
3 1 (1.25%) MCSE
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.75%) SLA
2 10 (12.50%) QA
3 4 (5.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.50%) SDET
System Software
1 14 (17.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 32 (40.00%) Oracle
2 24 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (25.00%) IBM
4 8 (10.00%) BEA
5 4 (5.00%) Teradata
6 1 (1.25%) Adobe
6 1 (1.25%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco
6 1 (1.25%) Nintex
6 1 (1.25%) Remedy
6 1 (1.25%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.25%) Talend
Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui (Ip) Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
SPD Development Company Limited
Posted: 8 days ago