Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 15 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL 71 45 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 11.23% 8.05% 9.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.98% 26.32% 35.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 33 62
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £300 £202 £241
90th Percentile £475 £520 £488
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £12.00 £40.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -70.15% +60.78%
East of England median hourly rate £33.33 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -7.42% +2.86% -0.50%

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 192 171 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 30.38% 30.59% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 119 104
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £304 £236 £270
90th Percentile £559 £525 £606
East of England median daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 38
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £45.39 £12.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +278.25% -71.76% +57.41%
10th Percentile £38.83 £11.50 £36.25
90th Percentile £49.95 £12.50 £50.71
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £42.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% +4.00%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 +4 27 £450 +20.00% 5
Bedford +5 15 £315 -13.10% 4
Dunstable -3 1 £350 +59.09% 1
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 35 (49.30%) SQL Server
2 23 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (30.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (26.76%) Windows
5 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
5 17 (23.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (22.54%) ITIL
7 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (21.13%) Data Modelling
8 14 (19.72%) Citrix
8 14 (19.72%) IBM
9 13 (18.31%) HP
9 13 (18.31%) SAN
9 13 (18.31%) VMware
9 13 (18.31%) Clustering
9 13 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (16.90%) 3PAR
10 12 (16.90%) Retail
10 12 (16.90%) Replication
10 12 (16.90%) CommVault
10 12 (16.90%) MCSE
10 12 (16.90%) MCSA
10 12 (16.90%) Oracle
11 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
11 11 (15.49%) MS Exchange
11 11 (15.49%) NetApp
11 11 (15.49%) Active Directory
11 11 (15.49%) Migration
11 11 (15.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 (15.49%) MS Exchange
1 11 (15.49%) Skype for Business
2 10 (14.08%) SharePoint
3 8 (11.27%) Confluence
4 2 (2.82%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Unica
2 1 (1.41%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.41%) Kypera Housing
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle CRM On Demand
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.63%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (2.82%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (2.82%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.41%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (1.41%) SaaS
5 1 (1.41%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.31%) SAN
2 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
3 10 (14.08%) DHCP
3 10 (14.08%) DNS
3 10 (14.08%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (14.08%) iSCSI
3 10 (14.08%) NAS
4 4 (5.63%) Internet
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.82%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.41%) FTP
6 1 (1.41%) Skype
6 1 (1.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (49.30%) SQL Server
2 22 (30.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (23.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (11.27%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (11.27%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (11.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (11.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (9.86%) RDBMS
5 7 (9.86%) Relational Database
5 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (5.63%) Redis
8 3 (4.23%) Big Data
8 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
8 3 (4.23%) MySQL
8 3 (4.23%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (2.82%) Apache Hive
9 2 (2.82%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) JIRA
2 6 (8.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.63%) Appium
4 4 (5.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (5.63%) Bitbucket
4 4 (5.63%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.63%) Selenium
4 4 (5.63%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.82%) Protractor
5 2 (2.82%) Subversion
6 1 (1.41%) Gatling
6 1 (1.41%) JMeter
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
General
1 12 (16.90%) Retail
2 9 (12.68%) Finance
3 5 (7.04%) Marketing
4 4 (5.63%) Banking
4 4 (5.63%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Local Government
5 1 (1.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (35.21%) Analyst
2 13 (18.31%) DBA
3 12 (16.90%) Developer
4 11 (15.49%) Business Analyst
5 10 (14.08%) SQL DBA
6 8 (11.27%) SQL Developer
6 8 (11.27%) Storage Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) Data Analyst
8 6 (8.45%) Database Developer
8 6 (8.45%) SQL Database Developer
8 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Developer
8 6 (8.45%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Architect
9 5 (7.04%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Senior Business Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Technical Business Analyst
10 4 (5.63%) Data Migration Business Analyst
10 4 (5.63%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) Web Services
2 5 (7.04%) REST
3 4 (5.63%) .NET
3 4 (5.63%) SOAP
4 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.23%) HTML
5 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.82%) CSS
5 2 (2.82%) GraphX
5 2 (2.82%) MLlib
5 2 (2.82%) TensorFlow
5 2 (2.82%) XML
6 1 (1.41%) Angular 2
6 1 (1.41%) MDX
6 1 (1.41%) Node.js
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (1.41%) Taurus
6 1 (1.41%) WinForms
6 1 (1.41%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (18.31%) Clustering
2 12 (16.90%) Replication
3 5 (7.04%) Data Structures
4 4 (5.63%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.41%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.76%) Windows
2 5 (7.04%) Unix
3 4 (5.63%) Android
3 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.63%) Linux
3 4 (5.63%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.82%) Solaris
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.54%) ITIL
3 15 (21.13%) Data Modelling
4 11 (15.49%) Migration
5 10 (14.08%) Business Analysis
5 10 (14.08%) CRM
5 10 (14.08%) Data Flow Diagram
5 10 (14.08%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (14.08%) Use Case
5 10 (14.08%) Waterfall
6 9 (12.68%) ETL
6 9 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (11.27%) Analytics
7 8 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (11.27%) Data Analysis
7 8 (11.27%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (11.27%) Problem Management
8 7 (9.86%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (8.45%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.45%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) Java
1 10 (14.08%) PowerShell
1 10 (14.08%) VBScript
2 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.63%) Apple Swift
3 4 (5.63%) C#
4 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.82%) R
6 1 (1.41%) C
6 1 (1.41%) Korn
6 1 (1.41%) Perl
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) Python
6 1 (1.41%) Ruby
6 1 (1.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (16.90%) MCSA
2 12 (16.90%) MCSE
3 11 (15.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (12.68%) Degree
4 9 (12.68%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (4.23%) CCA
5 3 (4.23%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) CCNA
6 2 (2.82%) CCNP
6 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.82%) Sun Certification
6 2 (2.82%) VCAP
7 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.82%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.41%) GDPR
4 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (15.49%) Active Directory
3 10 (14.08%) Hyper-V
3 10 (14.08%) Terminal Services
3 10 (14.08%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.63%) Docker
5 3 (4.23%) XenApp
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) SCOM
2 10 (14.08%) Backup Exec
2 10 (14.08%) HP Data Protector
2 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (14.08%) NetBackup
2 10 (14.08%) SCCM
3 9 (12.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.82%) Mesos
5 1 (1.41%) Ansible
5 1 (1.41%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.72%) Citrix
2 14 (19.72%) IBM
3 13 (18.31%) HP
3 13 (18.31%) VMware
4 12 (16.90%) 3PAR
4 12 (16.90%) CommVault
4 12 (16.90%) Oracle
5 11 (15.49%) NetApp
6 10 (14.08%) Dell
6 10 (14.08%) EqualLogic
6 10 (14.08%) Symantec
6 10 (14.08%) Veritas
7 9 (12.68%) SolarWinds
8 7 (9.86%) RedGate
9 5 (7.04%) Cognos
10 3 (4.23%) SAP
11 2 (2.82%) Capita
11 2 (2.82%) Cisco
11 2 (2.82%) Tableau