Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 17 8
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9 +12
Contract jobs citing SQL 78 49 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 11.57% 7.30% 11.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.05% 30.63% 52.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 46 72
Bedfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £300 £291 £238
90th Percentile £463 £472 £505
East of England median daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £37.50
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £34.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -13.04% -4.17% +2.27%

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 205 160 174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 30.42% 23.85% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 120 124
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.23% +2.33%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £227
90th Percentile £538 £606 £588
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £38.75 £50.39 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.10% -1.77% +32.39%
10th Percentile £31.63 £35.04 £39.25
90th Percentile £46.88 £51.47 £53.26
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +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 24 July 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 6 months to 24 July 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 +7 25 £363 - 3
Bedford +4 22 £350 -20.00% 1
Dunstable - 5 £313 - 6
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 31 (39.74%) Java
2 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (28.21%) Oracle
4 21 (26.92%) Microsoft
5 20 (25.64%) JavaScript
6 19 (24.36%) .NET
6 19 (24.36%) XML
7 16 (20.51%) IBM
7 16 (20.51%) QA
8 15 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (17.95%) JIRA
9 14 (17.95%) Test Automation
10 13 (16.67%) C#
10 13 (16.67%) Finance
11 12 (15.38%) Data Modelling
11 12 (15.38%) Cucumber
11 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (15.38%) Apple iOS
11 12 (15.38%) Mobile App
11 12 (15.38%) Selenium
11 12 (15.38%) Android
12 11 (14.10%) WebSphere
12 11 (14.10%) Java EE
12 11 (14.10%) JSP
12 11 (14.10%) Windows
13 10 (12.82%) JSF
13 10 (12.82%) API Testing
14 9 (11.54%) Business Analysis
14 9 (11.54%) Use Case
14 9 (11.54%) SoapUI

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 (14.10%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.97%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (8.97%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (7.69%) Confluence
4 5 (6.41%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 5 (6.41%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.85%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Unica
2 3 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (2.56%) Infor M3
4 1 (1.28%) Data Workbench
4 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.13%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (1.28%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) DNS
2 1 (1.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle Database
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (7.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 6 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.13%) DB2
6 4 (5.13%) Redis
7 3 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.56%) QlikView
9 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.28%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.28%) MS Access
9 1 (1.28%) MySQL
9 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (17.95%) JIRA
2 12 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 12 (15.38%) Selenium
3 9 (11.54%) SoapUI
4 8 (10.26%) Calabash
4 8 (10.26%) Capybara
5 7 (8.97%) Appium
6 4 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (5.13%) Bitbucket
6 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.13%) Protractor
6 4 (5.13%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.85%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.85%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.85%) Rational Application Developer
8 1 (1.28%) ERwin
8 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (16.67%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Banking
3 8 (10.26%) Retail
4 4 (5.13%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (5.13%) Marketing
5 2 (2.56%) Advertising
6 1 (1.28%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (30.77%) Developer
2 22 (28.21%) Analyst
3 9 (11.54%) Applications Support
3 9 (11.54%) Business Analyst
3 9 (11.54%) C# Developer
4 8 (10.26%) Test Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Applications Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Integration Developer
6 6 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Consultant
7 5 (6.41%) Applications Support Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Automation Tester
8 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Campaign Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Mobile Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) QA Automation Tester
8 4 (5.13%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.36%) .NET
1 19 (24.36%) XML
2 11 (14.10%) Java EE
2 11 (14.10%) JSP
3 10 (12.82%) JSF
4 8 (10.26%) Hibernate
4 8 (10.26%) IBM Integration Bus
4 8 (10.26%) Spring
4 8 (10.26%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (10.26%) XSL
4 8 (10.26%) XSLT
5 7 (8.97%) REST
5 7 (8.97%) Struts
6 6 (7.69%) HTML
6 6 (7.69%) Middleware
7 5 (6.41%) JSON
7 5 (6.41%) SOAP
7 5 (6.41%) Web Services
8 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.85%) JSR 168
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.13%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.28%) NHS
5 1 (1.28%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.38%) Android
1 12 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 11 (14.10%) Windows
3 8 (10.26%) Unix
4 4 (5.13%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.28%) Linux
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (17.95%) Test Automation
4 12 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 10 (12.82%) API Testing
6 9 (11.54%) Business Analysis
6 9 (11.54%) High Availability
6 9 (11.54%) UML
6 9 (11.54%) Use Case
7 8 (10.26%) Data Flow Diagram
8 7 (8.97%) Analytics
8 7 (8.97%) Microservices
8 7 (8.97%) TDD
8 7 (8.97%) Technical Analysis
8 7 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (8.97%) User Stories
9 6 (7.69%) Data Analysis
9 6 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 6 (7.69%) ITIL
9 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.74%) Java
2 20 (25.64%) JavaScript
3 13 (16.67%) C#
4 9 (11.54%) PL/SQL
4 9 (11.54%) Python
5 8 (10.26%) Ruby
6 7 (8.97%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.13%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.28%) Korn
8 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) ISEB
2 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.51%) QA
2 8 (10.26%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (5.13%) Docker
3 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Ansible
1 1 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (28.21%) Oracle
2 21 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 16 (20.51%) IBM
4 5 (6.41%) BEA
5 3 (3.85%) Cognos
5 3 (3.85%) Remedy
6 2 (2.56%) Infor
6 2 (2.56%) Tableau
7 1 (1.28%) Adobe
7 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.28%) Dell
7 1 (1.28%) EMC
7 1 (1.28%) HP
7 1 (1.28%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.28%) VMware