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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 84 45 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.05% 8.56% 9.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.01% 47.87% 41.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 27 44
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £173 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £581 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
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
247 94 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 29.55% 17.87% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 54 115
Average daily rate £340 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £46.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.52% +53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +2.50%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Watford +2 13 £320 +8.47% 9
Rickmansworth - 12 £323 -
Hemel Hempstead -7 9 £325 +1.96% 3
Borehamwood -1 7 £245 +8.88% 2
St Albans +8 6 £300 -18.64% 3
Welwyn Garden City -4 6 £425 -30.04%
Stevenage -1 2 £225 -
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £388 -
Hertford -1 1 £350 +115.38% 2
Hitchin - - - - 3
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - - 1
Harpenden - - - -
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (52.48%) SQL
2 49 (34.75%) .NET
3 41 (29.08%) Microsoft
4 38 (26.95%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (25.53%) C#
6 35 (24.82%) T-SQL
7 32 (22.70%) Windows
7 32 (22.70%) Finance
7 32 (22.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (21.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (20.57%) Oracle
9 29 (20.57%) Business Intelligence
10 28 (19.86%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (19.15%) Performance Tuning
12 26 (18.44%) JavaScript
13 25 (17.73%) MS Excel
13 25 (17.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 24 (17.02%) ETL
15 23 (16.31%) ASP.NET
16 22 (15.60%) HTML
16 22 (15.60%) Data Modelling
17 18 (12.77%) OLAP
18 17 (12.06%) CSS
18 17 (12.06%) Cognos
18 17 (12.06%) Web Development
19 16 (11.35%) Data Integration
20 15 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
20 15 (10.64%) XML
21 14 (9.93%) Java
21 14 (9.93%) Web Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 14 (9.93%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.38%) SAS
3 8 (5.67%) IIS
4 7 (4.96%) MS Exchange
5 6 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (3.55%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.42%) CMS
8 2 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.42%) Apache
8 2 (1.42%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (1.42%) EPiServer CMS
8 2 (1.42%) Liferay
9 1 (0.71%) Kentico
9 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (17.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.55%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.13%) MS Office
4 1 (0.71%) SPSS
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.67%) Intranet
1 8 (5.67%) Internet
1 8 (5.67%) Extranet
2 7 (4.96%) DNS
2 7 (4.96%) DHCP
3 5 (3.55%) Firewall
4 2 (1.42%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.42%) SAN
5 1 (0.71%) LDAP
5 1 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.95%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (22.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (21.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (19.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (17.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (12.77%) OLAP
7 12 (8.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (7.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (7.09%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (6.38%) Base SAS
10 9 (6.38%) Sybase ASE
11 8 (5.67%) MySQL
12 7 (4.96%) SAP Data Services
12 7 (4.96%) Relational Database
13 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (4.26%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (4.26%) DataStage
13 6 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 6 (4.26%) Oracle OLAP
14 5 (3.55%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (3.55%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.42%) Maven
3 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.71%) Subversion
3 1 (0.71%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.71%) NUnit
General
1 32 (22.70%) Finance
2 9 (6.38%) Retail
2 9 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.67%) Banking
4 7 (4.96%) Marketing
5 2 (1.42%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.42%) Legal
6 1 (0.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 93 (65.96%) Developer
2 19 (13.48%) SQL Developer
3 16 (11.35%) .NET Developer
4 14 (9.93%) DBA
5 10 (7.09%) SQL DBA
5 10 (7.09%) C# Developer
5 10 (7.09%) Java Developer
5 10 (7.09%) Web Developer
6 9 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (6.38%) Architect
6 9 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (6.38%) SAS Developer
7 8 (5.67%) Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (4.96%) Systems Architect
9 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (2.84%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (34.75%) .NET
2 23 (16.31%) ASP.NET
3 22 (15.60%) HTML
4 17 (12.06%) CSS
5 15 (10.64%) XML
6 14 (9.93%) Web Services
7 13 (9.22%) Spring
8 10 (7.09%) J2EE
8 10 (7.09%) jQuery
9 9 (6.38%) Hibernate
10 8 (5.67%) Ajax
10 8 (5.67%) .NET Framework
11 6 (4.26%) HTML5
12 5 (3.55%) CSS3
12 5 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (3.55%) SOAP
12 5 (3.55%) JSON
13 4 (2.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (2.13%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.35%) Data Integration
2 15 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.93%) Replication
4 9 (6.38%) Clustering
5 6 (4.26%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.84%) NHS
6 4 (2.84%) Informatics
7 3 (2.13%) Statistics
7 3 (2.13%) PKI
8 2 (1.42%) GIS
8 2 (1.42%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.42%) Open Source
9 1 (0.71%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.71%) FMCG
9 1 (0.71%) iPhone
9 1 (0.71%) RIA
9 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.70%) Windows
2 8 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.26%) Linux
4 5 (3.55%) Windows 2000
4 5 (3.55%) UNIX
5 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.71%) AIX
7 1 (0.71%) Solaris
7 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.57%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (19.15%) Performance Tuning
3 24 (17.02%) ETL
4 22 (15.60%) Data Modelling
5 17 (12.06%) Web Development
6 14 (9.93%) Dimensional Modelling
7 13 (9.22%) MVC
7 13 (9.22%) E-Commerce
8 11 (7.80%) Migration
8 11 (7.80%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (7.09%) Asset Management
10 9 (6.38%) CRM
11 8 (5.67%) Change Management
11 8 (5.67%) Analytics
12 7 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (4.96%) Data Analysis
12 7 (4.96%) Data Security
12 7 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (4.96%) Scrum
13 6 (4.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 74 (52.48%) SQL
2 36 (25.53%) C#
3 35 (24.82%) T-SQL
4 26 (18.44%) JavaScript
5 14 (9.93%) Java
6 9 (6.38%) SAS Macro
7 5 (3.55%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.13%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.13%) VB
8 3 (2.13%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.42%) VBScript
9 2 (1.42%) VBA
10 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.42%) MCITP
3 2 (1.42%) MCDBA
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.42%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (1.42%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) Degree
4 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.67%) QA
2 5 (3.55%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.26%) vSphere
3 5 (3.55%) vCloud
3 5 (3.55%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.71%) VMFS
5 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.71%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.55%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (3.55%) NetBackup
1 5 (3.55%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.71%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (29.08%) Microsoft
2 29 (20.57%) Oracle
3 17 (12.06%) Cognos
4 14 (9.93%) Informatica
5 12 (8.51%) Sybase
6 9 (6.38%) IBM
6 9 (6.38%) Business Objects
6 9 (6.38%) Ab Initio
6 9 (6.38%) VMware
7 7 (4.96%) SAP
8 6 (4.26%) Citrix
9 5 (3.55%) Acronis
9 5 (3.55%) Symantec
9 5 (3.55%) Sophos
9 5 (3.55%) Veritas
9 5 (3.55%) Teradata
10 4 (2.84%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (2.13%) EPiServer
11 3 (2.13%) Endeca
12 2 (1.42%) Nintex
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