Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 3 14
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL 38 93 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 10.03% 16.17% 9.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.68% 50.54% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 78 50
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% +6.73% -2.60%
10th Percentile £300 £309 £300
90th Percentile £609 £515 £475
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £366
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.22% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £20.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £19.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +117.95% -25.00% -26.69%

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 87 184 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 22.96% 32.00% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 133 137
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £289 £284
90th Percentile £610 £582 £566
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £46.25 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.31% +8.33% -40.46%
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year +9.41% +12.58% -4.43%

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 20 August 2019.

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 20 August 2019. 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 -6 16 £425 +6.25% 10
Bedford +1 10 £425 +15.65% 7
Dunstable -9 1 £265 -31.61% 7
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 13 (34.21%) Oracle
2 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.68%) Java
3 9 (23.68%) Finance
4 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (21.05%) MySQL
5 7 (18.42%) Internet
5 7 (18.42%) IIS
5 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
5 7 (18.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (18.42%) Office 365
5 7 (18.42%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (18.42%) Project Delivery
6 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (15.79%) Migration
6 6 (15.79%) PL/SQL
6 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
7 5 (13.16%) Citrix
7 5 (13.16%) Python
7 5 (13.16%) Unix
7 5 (13.16%) Windows
7 5 (13.16%) Retail
7 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (13.16%) SCCM
7 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
7 5 (13.16%) Spring
7 5 (13.16%) Big Data
7 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database

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 7 (18.42%) IIS
1 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.26%) NServiceBus
3 2 (5.26%) SAS
4 1 (2.63%) Appian
4 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.63%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (18.42%) Office 365
2 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) Internet
2 4 (10.53%) DNS
2 4 (10.53%) Firewall
2 4 (10.53%) IP Telephony
2 4 (10.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) MySQL
2 7 (18.42%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
4 5 (13.16%) Big Data
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
5 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (5.26%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
7 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
7 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (2.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) webpack
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Applications Support
3 6 (15.79%) Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) DBA
4 5 (13.16%) SQL DBA
5 4 (10.53%) Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Data Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Applications Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Applications Support Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Support Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Customer Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Spring
2 4 (10.53%) .NET
3 3 (7.89%) CSS
3 3 (7.89%) Hibernate
3 3 (7.89%) HTML
3 3 (7.89%) jQuery
3 3 (7.89%) XML
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (5.26%) Classic ASP
4 2 (5.26%) Java EE
4 2 (5.26%) JSF
4 2 (5.26%) JSP
4 2 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (5.26%) REST
4 2 (5.26%) Struts
4 2 (5.26%) WCF
4 2 (5.26%) XSL
4 2 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Unix
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) Project Delivery
3 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
3 6 (15.79%) Migration
4 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.16%) Visualisation
5 4 (10.53%) Email Migration
5 4 (10.53%) ETL
5 4 (10.53%) High Availability
5 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (10.53%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) Server Building
5 4 (10.53%) Time Management
6 3 (7.89%) Service Management
6 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.26%) Analytics
7 2 (5.26%) Master Data Management
7 2 (5.26%) Quality Management
7 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) Java
2 6 (15.79%) PL/SQL
3 5 (13.16%) Python
4 4 (10.53%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.89%) Java 8
6 2 (5.26%) R
7 1 (2.63%) Go
7 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) AppManager
2 1 (2.63%) Grafana
2 1 (2.63%) Mesos
2 1 (2.63%) Prometheus
2 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Oracle
2 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.16%) Citrix
4 3 (7.89%) Tableau
5 2 (5.26%) Alteryx
5 2 (5.26%) SAP
5 2 (5.26%) Talend
6 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.63%) DataFlux
6 1 (2.63%) Trillium