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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 23 11
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 72 53 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.37% 6.53% 11.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.72% 32.92% 35.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 33 56
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +32.22%
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
161 161 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.20% 19.83% 31.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 84 150
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £20.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +15.78%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +4 18 £330 -17.50% 3
Hemel Hempstead - 14 £400 - 2
Welwyn Garden City +7 9 £425 +46.55% 1
Stevenage +4 3 £368 +13.07% 2
Letchworth +2 1 - - 1
Hoddesdon - 1 - -
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 70 (62.50%) SQL
2 47 (41.96%) Microsoft
3 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (26.79%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (25.00%) Windows
5 28 (25.00%) SDLC
6 27 (24.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (22.32%) T-SQL
8 24 (21.43%) Oracle
8 24 (21.43%) MS Excel
8 24 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (20.54%) Retail
9 23 (20.54%) .NET
10 22 (19.64%) Finance
11 19 (16.96%) Scrum
12 17 (15.18%) JavaScript
13 15 (13.39%) ASP.NET
13 15 (13.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
14 14 (12.50%) MVC
14 14 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (11.61%) HTML
15 13 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (10.71%) VMware
16 12 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
16 12 (10.71%) C#
16 12 (10.71%) CSS
16 12 (10.71%) Linux
16 12 (10.71%) SAN

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 9 (8.04%) Confluence
2 4 (3.57%) NServiceBus
2 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.68%) Apache
3 3 (2.68%) ArcGIS
3 3 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.68%) CMS
4 2 (1.79%) IIS
4 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.89%) DNN
5 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.89%) nginx
5 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.89%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.79%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.89%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.36%) SaaS
2 3 (2.68%) Office 365
3 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.79%) Slack
4 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.89%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.89%) IaaS
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.89%) PaaS
4 1 (0.89%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.71%) SAN
2 7 (6.25%) ATM
3 4 (3.57%) Internet
4 2 (1.79%) DHCP
4 2 (1.79%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.79%) Network Security
4 2 (1.79%) SSL
4 2 (1.79%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.89%) DNS
5 1 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.89%) Firewall
5 1 (0.89%) FTP
5 1 (0.89%) NAS
5 1 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 24 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (13.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 12 (10.71%) Oracle Database
5 12 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (9.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (8.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (6.25%) MySQL
9 4 (3.57%) DB2
9 4 (3.57%) DTS
9 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (3.57%) OLAP
9 4 (3.57%) OLAP Cube
9 4 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (3.57%) QlikView
9 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (3.57%) Sybase ASE
10 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (8.04%) JIRA
1 9 (8.04%) Zephyr
2 5 (4.46%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.57%) JMeter
3 4 (3.57%) LoadRunner
3 4 (3.57%) Maven
3 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (3.57%) Subversion
4 2 (1.79%) Ant
4 2 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.79%) JUnit
4 2 (1.79%) Selenium
4 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.89%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.89%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.89%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (20.54%) Retail
2 22 (19.64%) Finance
3 5 (4.46%) Advertising
3 5 (4.46%) Billing
3 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.68%) Legal
5 2 (1.79%) Banking
5 2 (1.79%) French Language
5 2 (1.79%) Marketing
5 2 (1.79%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (32.14%) Developer
2 21 (18.75%) Analyst
3 15 (13.39%) .NET Developer
3 15 (13.39%) DBA
3 15 (13.39%) SQL DBA
4 12 (10.71%) SQL Server DBA
5 11 (9.82%) Project Manager
5 11 (9.82%) SQL Developer
6 10 (8.93%) Business Analyst
7 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Administrator
8 7 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (6.25%) C# Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Architect
9 6 (5.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (4.46%) Integration Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Java Developer
10 5 (4.46%) QA Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.54%) .NET
2 15 (13.39%) ASP.NET
3 13 (11.61%) HTML
4 12 (10.71%) CSS
5 10 (8.93%) jQuery
5 10 (8.93%) Web Services
6 7 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (6.25%) Entity Framework
6 7 (6.25%) XML
7 6 (5.36%) Ajax
7 6 (5.36%) MDX
7 6 (5.36%) REST
8 5 (4.46%) JSON
8 5 (4.46%) MSMQ
8 5 (4.46%) SOAP
9 4 (3.57%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.57%) JDBC
9 4 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.04%) Replication
3 7 (6.25%) Clustering
3 7 (6.25%) User Experience
4 5 (4.46%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.68%) EPoS
6 3 (2.68%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.68%) PKI
7 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.79%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.79%) iPad
7 2 (1.79%) NHS
7 2 (1.79%) RIA
7 2 (1.79%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.89%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.89%) FMCG
8 1 (0.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.00%) Windows
2 12 (10.71%) Linux
3 9 (8.04%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.36%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.68%) CentOS
8 3 (2.68%) Unix
9 2 (1.79%) Android
9 2 (1.79%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.79%) Business Intelligence
3 28 (25.00%) SDLC
4 19 (16.96%) Scrum
5 14 (12.50%) MVC
6 13 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (9.82%) Project Management
9 10 (8.93%) ITIL
10 9 (8.04%) Change Management
10 9 (8.04%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (8.04%) V-Model
11 8 (7.14%) TDD
12 7 (6.25%) ETL
13 6 (5.36%) B2B
13 6 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (5.36%) Migration
13 6 (5.36%) Non-Functional Testing
13 6 (5.36%) PRINCE2
13 6 (5.36%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (62.50%) SQL
2 25 (22.32%) T-SQL
3 17 (15.18%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.71%) C#
5 10 (8.93%) Java
6 4 (3.57%) PHP
7 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.79%) C
8 2 (1.79%) C++
8 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.79%) Python
8 2 (1.79%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.89%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.89%) VBA
9 1 (0.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.36%) MCSE
4 5 (4.46%) Degree
5 4 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.68%) MCP
6 3 (2.68%) MCSA
7 2 (1.79%) CCA
7 2 (1.79%) CCENT
7 2 (1.79%) CCNA
7 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.79%) ISEB
7 2 (1.79%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.79%) MCITP
7 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.93%) QA
2 4 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.46%) vSphere
4 3 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.89%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.89%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.89%) NFS
5 1 (0.89%) XenApp
5 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) SCCM
2 5 (4.46%) SCOM
3 2 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.89%) Graphite
4 1 (0.89%) logstash
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.89%) Nagios
4 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (41.96%) Microsoft
2 24 (21.43%) Oracle
3 12 (10.71%) VMware
4 7 (6.25%) Citrix
4 7 (6.25%) IBM
5 6 (5.36%) HP
5 6 (5.36%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.46%) Sybase
7 4 (3.57%) ESRI
8 3 (2.68%) 3PAR
8 3 (2.68%) Cisco
8 3 (2.68%) JDA
9 2 (1.79%) Apple
9 2 (1.79%) Cognos
9 2 (1.79%) Endeca
9 2 (1.79%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.79%) Intershop
9 2 (1.79%) NetApp
9 2 (1.79%) SAP
9 2 (1.79%) TIBCO