The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 87 46 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.33% 9.50% 9.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.66% 41.07% 41.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 25 48
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £160 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £46.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +217.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
SQL Server
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
251 112 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 29.81% 23.14% 24.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 67 121
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £46.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.52% +106.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.03 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-3.20% -0.07%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Hertfordshire region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Hertfordshire region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rickmansworth - 11 £274 - 2
Hemel Hempstead -10 10 £363 +107.14% 3
Welwyn Garden City +1 8 £400 -36.00% 1
Watford -10 7 £303 -13.57% 6
St Albans +5 6 £260 -22.38% 5
Borehamwood +1 6 £245 - 1
Stevenage 0 3 £225 - 4
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £425 - 3
Hertford - 1 £350 - 2
Hitchin - - - - 1
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Berkhamsted - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Ware - - - -
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 74 (52.11%) SQL
2 54 (38.03%) .NET
3 45 (31.69%) Microsoft
4 41 (28.87%) Windows
5 39 (27.46%) Finance
6 37 (26.06%) C#
7 35 (24.65%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (21.83%) Oracle
9 29 (20.42%) T-SQL
10 28 (19.72%) MS Excel
10 28 (19.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 27 (19.01%) JavaScript
11 27 (19.01%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (18.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 26 (18.31%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (16.90%) HTML
14 23 (16.20%) ASP.NET
15 22 (15.49%) ETL
15 22 (15.49%) Performance Tuning
16 19 (13.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 18 (12.68%) Active Directory
17 18 (12.68%) Web Development
18 17 (11.97%) Data Modelling
18 17 (11.97%) CSS
18 17 (11.97%) Java
19 16 (11.27%) OLAP
19 16 (11.27%) Web Services
19 16 (11.27%) SharePoint
20 15 (10.56%) Cognos
20 15 (10.56%) XML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.34%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.34%) IIS
3 8 (5.63%) SAS
3 8 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.52%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.11%) CMS
6 3 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.41%) EPiServer CMS
7 2 (1.41%) Liferay
7 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.41%) Apache
7 2 (1.41%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.70%) Kentico
8 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (19.72%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.52%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.41%) MS Office
4 1 (0.70%) MS Project
4 1 (0.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.34%) DNS
1 9 (6.34%) Intranet
2 8 (5.63%) Internet
2 8 (5.63%) Extranet
3 7 (4.93%) DHCP
4 5 (3.52%) Firewall
5 4 (2.82%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.70%) SAN
6 1 (0.70%) VLAN
6 1 (0.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (24.65%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (19.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (18.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (18.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (13.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (11.27%) OLAP
6 12 (8.45%) MySQL
7 11 (7.75%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (6.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (5.63%) Base SAS
9 8 (5.63%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (4.93%) SAP Data Services
10 7 (4.93%) JasperReports
10 7 (4.93%) Relational Database
11 6 (4.23%) Oracle OLAP
11 6 (4.23%) DataStage
12 5 (3.52%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (3.52%) OLTP
12 5 (3.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (3.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.41%) Maven
3 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.70%) NUnit
3 1 (0.70%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.70%) Subversion
General
1 39 (27.46%) Finance
2 9 (6.34%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.63%) Retail
3 8 (5.63%) Marketing
4 7 (4.93%) Banking
5 3 (2.11%) Legal
6 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 86 (60.56%) Developer
2 17 (11.97%) .NET Developer
3 14 (9.86%) SQL Developer
4 12 (8.45%) Java Developer
4 12 (8.45%) Architect
5 10 (7.04%) Web Developer
5 10 (7.04%) DBA
5 10 (7.04%) C# Developer
5 10 (7.04%) Systems Architect
5 10 (7.04%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (6.34%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (5.63%) SAS Developer
7 8 (5.63%) Analyst
8 7 (4.93%) Consultant
8 7 (4.93%) SQL DBA
8 7 (4.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (3.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (38.03%) .NET
2 24 (16.90%) HTML
3 23 (16.20%) ASP.NET
4 17 (11.97%) CSS
5 16 (11.27%) Web Services
6 15 (10.56%) XML
6 15 (10.56%) Spring
7 12 (8.45%) jQuery
7 12 (8.45%) J2EE
8 11 (7.75%) Hibernate
9 8 (5.63%) .NET Framework
9 8 (5.63%) Ajax
10 7 (4.93%) HTML5
11 6 (4.23%) CSS3
11 6 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (3.52%) JSON
12 5 (3.52%) SOAP
13 4 (2.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (2.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.86%) Data Integration
2 9 (6.34%) Replication
2 9 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.63%) Clustering
4 6 (4.23%) NHS
4 6 (4.23%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.52%) Informatics
6 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.11%) PKI
8 2 (1.41%) GIS
8 2 (1.41%) Open Source
8 2 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.70%) RIA
9 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.70%) User Experience
9 1 (0.70%) FMCG
9 1 (0.70%) iPhone
9 1 (0.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 41 (28.87%) Windows
2 12 (8.45%) Linux
3 8 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.52%) Windows 2000
4 5 (3.52%) UNIX
5 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.11%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.41%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.01%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (15.49%) ETL
2 22 (15.49%) Performance Tuning
3 18 (12.68%) Web Development
4 17 (11.97%) Data Modelling
5 14 (9.86%) Asset Management
6 13 (9.15%) MVC
6 13 (9.15%) E-Commerce
7 12 (8.45%) Dimensional Modelling
8 10 (7.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (7.04%) Migration
8 10 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.04%) Data Security
9 8 (5.63%) Analytics
10 7 (4.93%) Data Analysis
10 7 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.93%) CRM
11 6 (4.23%) Change Management
11 6 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (4.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 74 (52.11%) SQL
2 37 (26.06%) C#
3 29 (20.42%) T-SQL
4 27 (19.01%) JavaScript
5 17 (11.97%) Java
6 8 (5.63%) SAS Macro
7 5 (3.52%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.52%) VB
8 3 (2.11%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.41%) VB6
9 2 (1.41%) VBScript
10 1 (0.70%) VBA
10 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.93%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.41%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) QA
2 6 (4.23%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.23%) vSphere
3 5 (3.52%) vCloud
3 5 (3.52%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.70%) NFS
4 1 (0.70%) VMFS
4 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (3.52%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (3.52%) NetBackup
1 5 (3.52%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.70%) WSUS
2 1 (0.70%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 45 (31.69%) Microsoft
2 31 (21.83%) Oracle
3 15 (10.56%) Cognos
4 13 (9.15%) Informatica
5 10 (7.04%) Sybase
6 9 (6.34%) Business Objects
6 9 (6.34%) IBM
7 8 (5.63%) Ab Initio
7 8 (5.63%) VMware
8 7 (4.93%) SAP
9 6 (4.23%) Citrix
10 5 (3.52%) Veritas
10 5 (3.52%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.52%) Symantec
10 5 (3.52%) Teradata
10 5 (3.52%) Sophos
10 5 (3.52%) Acronis
11 4 (2.82%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (2.11%) Endeca
12 3 (2.11%) EPiServer
Watford, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £320 - £330 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £37000 per annum + pension, cycle to work, buy-sell holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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TRG
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