Period
to 27 January 2020

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 6 months to 27 January 2020 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
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 8 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 31 55 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 8.52% 11.96% 11.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.27% 46.22% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 41 62
Bedfordshire median daily rate £364 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.41% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £300 £300
90th Percentile £560 £475 £475
East of England median daily rate £414 £418 £375
% change year-on-year -0.84% +11.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -52.00% +7.14%

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 81 119 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 22.25% 25.87% 30.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 85 126
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -5.56% +5.26%
10th Percentile £265 £308 £300
90th Percentile £533 £555 £569
East of England median daily rate £425 £435 £420
% change year-on-year -2.30% +3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 2
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £45.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -0.86% +278.25%
10th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £38.83
90th Percentile £49.13 £50.50 £49.95
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -1.80%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 6 months to 27 January 2020.

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 6 months to 27 January 2020. 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 0 15 £500 +21.21% 9
Dunstable -8 5 £273 -15.11% 3
Bedford -5 4 £365 -18.89% 3
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 7 (22.58%) Java
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle
3 7 (22.58%) Python
3 7 (22.58%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (19.35%) Data Structures
4 6 (19.35%) User Experience
4 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (19.35%) Unix
4 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (19.35%) Migration
4 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
5 5 (16.13%) Google
5 5 (16.13%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (16.13%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
5 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
5 5 (16.13%) Tableau
5 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL
5 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (16.13%) ETL
5 5 (16.13%) BigQuery
5 5 (16.13%) GCP
5 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
5 5 (16.13%) Task Automation
5 5 (16.13%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse

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 2 (6.45%) Apache
1 2 (6.45%) Apache Spark
1 2 (6.45%) Confluence
1 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Dynamics 365
1 5 (16.13%) GCP
2 4 (12.90%) Azure
3 3 (9.68%) AWS
4 2 (6.45%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (6.45%) AWS Step Functions
4 2 (6.45%) Serverless
5 1 (3.23%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.23%) Office 365
5 1 (3.23%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) MPLS
2 1 (3.23%) VoIP
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) BigQuery
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.68%) Big Data
4 2 (6.45%) Amazon QuickSight
4 2 (6.45%) Apache Hive
4 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
4 2 (6.45%) Impala
4 2 (6.45%) Redis
5 1 (3.23%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.23%) MySQL
5 1 (3.23%) Power BI
5 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Postman
2 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Data Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Applications Support
4 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Business Data Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) ETL Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (6.45%) MI Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Data Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) JSON
2 1 (3.23%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) RESTful
2 1 (3.23%) Universal Windows Platform
2 1 (3.23%) WinForms
2 1 (3.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (19.35%) Data Structures
1 6 (19.35%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Unix
2 3 (9.68%) Android
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (19.35%) Migration
3 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
3 5 (16.13%) ETL
3 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
3 5 (16.13%) Task Automation
4 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
4 4 (12.90%) High Availability
5 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Microservices
5 3 (9.68%) OO
5 3 (9.68%) Visualisation
6 2 (6.45%) Android Development
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL
6 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.45%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (6.45%) SDLC
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Java
1 7 (22.58%) Python
2 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL
2 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.68%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) Go
4 2 (6.45%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) MCSA
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) HDFS
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Ansible
1 2 (6.45%) Grafana
1 2 (6.45%) Prometheus
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle
3 5 (16.13%) Google
3 5 (16.13%) Tableau
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) Talend
5 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) VMware