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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 23 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 34 70 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.03% 11.11% 10.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.20% 47.62% 52.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 41
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £533 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.72% -1.66%
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
89 147 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.78% 23.33% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 77 68
Average daily rate £390 £351 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -6.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.25 £20.93 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
St Albans -3 9 £625 +72.41% 5
Stevenage -7 4 £353 +22.60%
Hemel Hempstead -1 3 £390 - 6
Watford -6 2 £300 +10.59% 7
Welwyn Garden City +1 1 - -
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 47 (54.02%) SQL
2 33 (37.93%) C#
3 32 (36.78%) .NET
4 26 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (28.74%) Microsoft
6 24 (27.59%) SOAP
7 23 (26.44%) SOA
8 22 (25.29%) Web Services
9 20 (22.99%) Windows
9 20 (22.99%) Data Integration
10 19 (21.84%) TDD
10 19 (21.84%) REST
11 16 (18.39%) E-Commerce
12 15 (17.24%) ETL
12 15 (17.24%) T-SQL
12 15 (17.24%) SaaS
13 14 (16.09%) WCF
13 14 (16.09%) JavaScript
13 14 (16.09%) Oracle
13 14 (16.09%) ASP.NET
13 14 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (16.09%) VMware
14 13 (14.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (13.79%) Finance
15 12 (13.79%) SharePoint
16 11 (12.64%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
16 11 (12.64%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (12.64%) HTML
17 10 (11.49%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 12 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.45%) NetWeaver
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.30%) CMS
3 2 (2.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.15%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.15%) JBoss
4 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Maximo
2 4 (4.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (4.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.24%) SaaS
2 11 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.64%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (8.05%) IaaS
3 7 (8.05%) PaaS
4 4 (4.60%) Office 365
5 2 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.30%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.90%) FTP
1 6 (6.90%) LAN
1 6 (6.90%) WAN
2 2 (2.30%) Firewall
2 2 (2.30%) HTTP
2 2 (2.30%) Internet
2 2 (2.30%) LDAP
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.15%) DHCP
3 1 (1.15%) DNS
3 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.15%) MPLS
3 1 (1.15%) SAN
3 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (12.64%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (11.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (6.90%) GIS
6 6 (6.90%) RDBMS
6 6 (6.90%) Relational Database
7 5 (5.75%) Cognos Powerplay
7 5 (5.75%) Cognos Report Studio
8 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (3.45%) SAP BW
9 3 (3.45%) SAP HANA
9 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (2.30%) DB2
11 1 (1.15%) MySQL
11 1 (1.15%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.45%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.45%) JUnit
2 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.30%) DbUnit
3 2 (2.30%) JIRA
3 2 (2.30%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.30%) NUnit
3 2 (2.30%) Protractor
3 2 (2.30%) Selenium
3 2 (2.30%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.15%) Maven
4 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Advertising
3 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.45%) Retail
5 2 (2.30%) Back Office
5 2 (2.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (34.48%) Developer
2 20 (22.99%) Architect
3 17 (19.54%) .NET Developer
3 17 (19.54%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (17.24%) SQL Developer
5 12 (13.79%) E-Commerce Architect
6 11 (12.64%) Analyst
6 11 (12.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (12.64%) C# Developer
7 10 (11.49%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
8 8 (9.20%) Consultant
8 8 (9.20%) Senior Architect
8 8 (9.20%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 7 (8.05%) Administrator
9 7 (8.05%) DBA
9 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Developer
10 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 6 (6.90%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (5.75%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (36.78%) .NET
2 24 (27.59%) SOAP
3 22 (25.29%) Web Services
4 19 (21.84%) REST
5 14 (16.09%) ASP.NET
5 14 (16.09%) WCF
6 11 (12.64%) HTML
7 10 (11.49%) .NET Framework
8 9 (10.34%) CSS
9 7 (8.05%) MSMQ
9 7 (8.05%) RESTful
9 7 (8.05%) XML
10 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (6.90%) jQuery
10 6 (6.90%) Middleware
11 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (5.75%) Entity Framework
11 5 (5.75%) XSLT
12 4 (4.60%) AngularJS
12 4 (4.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.99%) Data Integration
2 6 (6.90%) Clustering
3 5 (5.75%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) iPad
4 2 (2.30%) iPhone
4 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.15%) NHS
5 1 (1.15%) RIA
5 1 (1.15%) Tandem
5 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.99%) Windows
2 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.75%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.30%) Linux
6 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.30%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (26.44%) SOA
3 19 (21.84%) TDD
4 16 (18.39%) E-Commerce
5 15 (17.24%) ETL
6 14 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (10.34%) DevOps
8 9 (10.34%) MVC
8 9 (10.34%) SDLC
9 7 (8.05%) Data Modelling
10 6 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.90%) TOGAF
11 5 (5.75%) Analytics
11 5 (5.75%) Data Protection
11 5 (5.75%) Kimball Methodology
11 5 (5.75%) Migration
12 4 (4.60%) BDD
12 4 (4.60%) Data Management
13 3 (3.45%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 47 (54.02%) SQL
2 33 (37.93%) C#
3 15 (17.24%) T-SQL
4 14 (16.09%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.90%) Java
5 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.45%) ABAP
6 3 (3.45%) VBScript
7 2 (2.30%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.60%) MCSE
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.30%) Degree
3 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.30%) MCSA
4 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.45%) QA
3 2 (2.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.60%) XenApp
4 3 (3.45%) vSphere
5 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.30%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) SCOM
2 3 (3.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.15%) Bacula
3 1 (1.15%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (28.74%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.09%) Oracle
2 14 (16.09%) VMware
3 10 (11.49%) Citrix
4 8 (9.20%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.90%) ESRI
5 6 (6.90%) IBM
6 5 (5.75%) Cognos
6 5 (5.75%) EMC
7 4 (4.60%) BMC
7 4 (4.60%) Cisco
7 4 (4.60%) Remedy
8 3 (3.45%) Red Gate
8 3 (3.45%) SAP
9 2 (2.30%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.30%) HP
9 2 (2.30%) NetApp
9 2 (2.30%) Sitecore
10 1 (1.15%) Google
10 1 (1.15%) Tableau
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