Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 16 17
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL 72 60 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 13.21% 8.85% 7.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 47.06% 32.43% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 46 34
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £315 £190
90th Percentile £475 £497 £475
East of England median daily rate £413 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +13.01% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £27.50 - £12.00
10th Percentile £21.25 - £11.50
90th Percentile £35.75 - £12.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.69 £26.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -28.13% -35.00% +23.08%

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 153 185 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 28.07% 27.29% 29.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 119 127
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £298 £315 £222
90th Percentile £600 £575 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £45.39 £31.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.89% +44.60% -21.53%
10th Percentile £22.50 £38.83 £15.43
90th Percentile £43.50 £49.95 £46.95
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.41% +1.25% +6.67%

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 18 November 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 November 2018. 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 +14 29 £400 -8.57% 16
Dunstable +4 11 £400 +14.29% 4
Bedford -5 7 £450 +42.86% 8
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 31 (43.06%) SQL Server
2 21 (29.17%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (23.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
5 13 (18.06%) .NET
5 13 (18.06%) Oracle
5 13 (18.06%) C#
6 12 (16.67%) Windows
6 12 (16.67%) ETL
7 11 (15.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (15.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (13.89%) Test Scripting
8 10 (13.89%) Data Structures
9 9 (12.50%) JIRA
9 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET
10 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (9.72%) Analytics
11 7 (9.72%) PL/SQL
11 7 (9.72%) OLAP
11 7 (9.72%) ERP
11 7 (9.72%) Data Modelling
12 6 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (8.33%) T-SQL
12 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
12 6 (8.33%) XML

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 5 (6.94%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.17%) Apache Airflow
2 3 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.17%) Luigi
2 3 (4.17%) Mule
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.78%) Apache
3 2 (2.78%) CMS
3 2 (2.78%) IIS
4 1 (1.39%) Confluence
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Infor M3
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.78%) nopCommerce
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.39%) FastStats
4 1 (1.39%) FastStats PeopleStage
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.39%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (1.39%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.94%) Amazon EMR
2 5 (6.94%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.39%) Azure Functions
4 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (43.06%) SQL Server
2 17 (23.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (15.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (15.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (9.72%) OLAP
6 6 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (6.94%) Big Data
8 4 (5.56%) NoSQL
8 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (4.17%) Amazon Athena
9 3 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (4.17%) Hadoop
9 3 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (2.78%) MySQL
10 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) JIRA
2 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 3 (4.17%) Zephyr
4 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.39%) Selenium
5 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.39%) Toad
General
1 3 (4.17%) Finance
1 3 (4.17%) Marketing
2 2 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (38.89%) Developer
2 27 (37.50%) Analyst
3 12 (16.67%) Data Analyst
4 11 (15.28%) SQL Developer
5 10 (13.89%) .NET Developer
6 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Business Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) SQL BI Developer
8 5 (6.94%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Consultant
8 5 (6.94%) DBA
8 5 (6.94%) SQL DBA
8 5 (6.94%) Test Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 4 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Data Integration Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.06%) .NET
2 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (8.33%) XML
4 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (6.94%) CSS
4 5 (6.94%) JSON
5 4 (5.56%) .NET Framework
5 4 (5.56%) Entity Framework
6 3 (4.17%) .NET Core
6 3 (4.17%) HTML
6 3 (4.17%) Middleware
6 3 (4.17%) MLlib
7 2 (2.78%) HTML5
7 2 (2.78%) Kafka
7 2 (2.78%) LINQ
7 2 (2.78%) RESTful
7 2 (2.78%) Spark Streaming
8 1 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Data Structures
2 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.78%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Clustering
5 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.78%) Unix
3 2 (2.78%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.39%) AIX
4 1 (1.39%) Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.17%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.67%) ETL
4 10 (13.89%) Test Scripting
5 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (9.72%) Analytics
6 7 (9.72%) Data Modelling
6 7 (9.72%) ERP
7 6 (8.33%) CRM
7 6 (8.33%) Migration
7 6 (8.33%) MVC
8 5 (6.94%) Contingency Planning
8 5 (6.94%) Data Analysis
8 5 (6.94%) Data Science
8 5 (6.94%) ITIL
8 5 (6.94%) Scorecard
8 5 (6.94%) Scrum
8 5 (6.94%) Visualisation
9 4 (5.56%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.06%) C#
2 7 (9.72%) PL/SQL
3 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.94%) Python
4 5 (6.94%) Scala
5 4 (5.56%) C++
5 4 (5.56%) Java
5 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.17%) VB
7 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.78%) VBA
8 1 (1.39%) Perl
8 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.39%) CCA
2 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.39%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) MCTS
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) VCAP
2 1 (1.39%) VCP4
2 1 (1.39%) VCP5
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.39%) vCloud
3 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.39%) vSphere
3 1 (1.39%) XenApp
3 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Kibana
2 1 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.39%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.06%) Oracle
3 5 (6.94%) Infor
4 4 (5.56%) Cognos
5 3 (4.17%) Citrix
5 3 (4.17%) Google
5 3 (4.17%) VMware
6 2 (2.78%) SAP
6 2 (2.78%) Tableau
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco
7 1 (1.39%) IBM
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.39%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.39%) Symantec
7 1 (1.39%) webMethods