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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 65 61 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.39% 9.61% 13.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.05% 54.95% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 36 57
Average daily rate
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£353 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £206 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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
151 111 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.82% 17.48% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 65 129
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £503 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £20.93 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +8 15 £345 +16.94% 11
Hemel Hempstead +5 11 £328 +7.37% 3
St Albans +2 8 £375 +1.69% 6
Stevenage +1 4 £319 - 5
Welwyn Garden City -2 3 £385 -36.62% 5
Borehamwood -1 1 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 £340 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £350 -
Ware - - - - 5
Royston - - - - 1
Harpenden - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 81 (53.64%) SQL
2 58 (38.41%) Microsoft
3 56 (37.09%) .NET
4 44 (29.14%) T-SQL
5 41 (27.15%) C#
6 39 (25.83%) Windows
6 39 (25.83%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (23.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 34 (22.52%) JavaScript
8 34 (22.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (22.52%) Performance Tuning
9 32 (21.19%) Oracle
9 32 (21.19%) Business Intelligence
9 32 (21.19%) Finance
10 31 (20.53%) ASP.NET
11 30 (19.87%) HTML
11 30 (19.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 24 (15.89%) MS Excel
12 24 (15.89%) ETL
12 24 (15.89%) XML
13 23 (15.23%) MVC
14 21 (13.91%) CSS
14 21 (13.91%) OLAP
15 20 (13.25%) Data Modelling
16 19 (12.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (12.58%) .NET Framework
17 18 (11.92%) Replication
18 17 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (11.26%) E-Commerce
18 17 (11.26%) SharePoint

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (11.26%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.96%) SAS
3 7 (4.64%) IIS
4 6 (3.97%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.31%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.32%) Apache
7 2 (1.32%) CMS
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.32%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.32%) EPiServer CMS
7 2 (1.32%) Liferay
7 2 (1.32%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.66%) Kentico
Applications
1 24 (15.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.31%) Photoshop
3 4 (2.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.66%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.30%) Intranet
1 8 (5.30%) Internet
1 8 (5.30%) Extranet
2 7 (4.64%) Firewall
2 7 (4.64%) DHCP
2 7 (4.64%) DNS
3 5 (3.31%) MPLS
3 5 (3.31%) VPN
3 5 (3.31%) FTP
4 4 (2.65%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.32%) SAN
6 2 (1.32%) LAN
6 2 (1.32%) WAN
7 1 (0.66%) VLAN
7 1 (0.66%) LDAP
7 1 (0.66%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (25.83%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (23.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (22.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (19.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (13.91%) OLAP
6 19 (12.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (8.61%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (8.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (7.95%) Relational Database
9 10 (6.62%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (5.96%) Base SAS
10 9 (5.96%) MySQL
11 8 (5.30%) DTS
11 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (4.64%) SAP Data Services
12 7 (4.64%) Oracle Database
12 7 (4.64%) Sybase ASE
13 6 (3.97%) Snowflake Schema
13 6 (3.97%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 6 (3.97%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (4.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (3.31%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.31%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.32%) Subversion
3 2 (1.32%) CruiseControl
3 2 (1.32%) Maven
3 2 (1.32%) NUnit
3 2 (1.32%) Moq
3 2 (1.32%) ReSharper
3 2 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.66%) Selenium
4 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.66%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.66%) JUnit
General
1 32 (21.19%) Finance
2 11 (7.28%) Retail
3 10 (6.62%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.30%) Banking
5 6 (3.97%) Marketing
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.66%) Billing
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
Job Titles
1 100 (66.23%) Developer
2 21 (13.91%) .NET Developer
3 19 (12.58%) SQL Developer
4 16 (10.60%) DBA
5 13 (8.61%) Architect
5 13 (8.61%) C# Developer
5 13 (8.61%) SQL DBA
6 12 (7.95%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (6.62%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (5.96%) SAS Developer
9 8 (5.30%) Analyst
10 7 (4.64%) Systems Architect
10 7 (4.64%) Web Developer
10 7 (4.64%) Consultant
11 6 (3.97%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.97%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Developer
11 6 (3.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (3.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (37.09%) .NET
2 31 (20.53%) ASP.NET
3 30 (19.87%) HTML
4 24 (15.89%) XML
5 21 (13.91%) CSS
6 19 (12.58%) .NET Framework
7 16 (10.60%) Web Services
8 13 (8.61%) jQuery
9 11 (7.28%) ADO.NET
10 10 (6.62%) Spring
10 10 (6.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 10 (6.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (5.30%) DHTML
11 8 (5.30%) WCF
11 8 (5.30%) Razor View Engine
12 7 (4.64%) HTML5
12 7 (4.64%) Ajax
12 7 (4.64%) SOAP
12 7 (4.64%) J2EE
13 6 (3.97%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.92%) Replication
2 17 (11.26%) Data Integration
3 16 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.62%) Clustering
5 6 (3.97%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.31%) PKI
6 5 (3.31%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.99%) Informatics
8 2 (1.32%) EMV
8 2 (1.32%) NHS
8 2 (1.32%) GIS
8 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.32%) Open Source
8 2 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.32%) Statistics
8 2 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.66%) RIA
9 1 (0.66%) FMCG
9 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.83%) Windows
2 10 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.97%) Linux
4 5 (3.31%) Windows 2000
4 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.65%) UNIX
6 1 (0.66%) Android
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.66%) AIX
6 1 (0.66%) Solaris
6 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.52%) Performance Tuning
2 32 (21.19%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (15.89%) ETL
4 23 (15.23%) MVC
5 20 (13.25%) Data Modelling
6 17 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (11.26%) E-Commerce
7 15 (9.93%) Analytics
8 14 (9.27%) Dimensional Modelling
9 12 (7.95%) Web Development
10 10 (6.62%) Scrum
10 10 (6.62%) Change Management
11 9 (5.96%) Asset Management
12 8 (5.30%) Data Security
12 8 (5.30%) Migration
12 8 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (4.64%) TDD
13 7 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (3.97%) SOA
14 6 (3.97%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 81 (53.64%) SQL
2 44 (29.14%) T-SQL
3 41 (27.15%) C#
4 34 (22.52%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.95%) Java
6 9 (5.96%) SAS Macro
6 9 (5.96%) VBScript
6 9 (5.96%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.65%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.32%) VBA
8 2 (1.32%) Perl
8 2 (1.32%) VB
8 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (5.96%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.30%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.65%) Degree
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.32%) MCDBA
4 2 (1.32%) MCITP
4 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.97%) QA
2 5 (3.31%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.30%) vSphere
3 5 (3.31%) vCloud
3 5 (3.31%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.31%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.32%) XenServer
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.66%) VMFS
6 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.66%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) NetBackup
1 5 (3.31%) Backup Exec
1 5 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.32%) SCCM
2 2 (1.32%) SCOM
3 1 (0.66%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.66%) Puppet
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 58 (38.41%) Microsoft
2 32 (21.19%) Oracle
3 17 (11.26%) Cognos
4 14 (9.27%) Informatica
5 11 (7.28%) VMware
6 9 (5.96%) Ab Initio
6 9 (5.96%) SAP
6 9 (5.96%) Business Objects
6 9 (5.96%) IBM
7 8 (5.30%) Sybase
8 6 (3.97%) Citrix
9 5 (3.31%) Acronis
9 5 (3.31%) Symantec
9 5 (3.31%) Sophos
9 5 (3.31%) Veritas
10 4 (2.65%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (2.65%) HP
10 4 (2.65%) Teradata
10 4 (2.65%) Nintex
11 3 (1.99%) EPiServer
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Rate: circ £375 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Hightown
Rate: £25,626 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago