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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 34 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 32 61 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.06% 9.17% 12.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.77% 35.06% 48.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 50
Average daily rate
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£338 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £236 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £22.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.94% -17.27%
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
147 174 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.65% 26.17% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 98 99
Average daily rate £325 £364 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £50.00 £31.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +20.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
Watford -2 6 £375 +33.33% 4
Stevenage -5 4 £375 - 5
Hertford - 4 £325 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -13 2 £330 -19.95%
Hitchin - 2 £310 -
Letchworth -2 1 £338 +3.84% 2
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £325 - 1
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 39 (43.82%) Windows
2 35 (39.33%) SQL
3 33 (37.08%) .NET
4 28 (31.46%) C#
5 25 (28.09%) SharePoint
5 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
6 23 (25.84%) VMware
7 22 (24.72%) Oracle
8 21 (23.60%) Web Services
9 18 (20.22%) ETL
9 18 (20.22%) Active Directory
9 18 (20.22%) HP
9 18 (20.22%) Service Delivery
10 17 (19.10%) Citrix
10 17 (19.10%) Data Integration
11 16 (17.98%) SOAP
12 15 (16.85%) ASP.NET
13 14 (15.73%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (15.73%) Amazon AWS
13 14 (15.73%) REST
14 13 (14.61%) IIS
14 13 (14.61%) Visual Studio
14 13 (14.61%) T-SQL
15 12 (13.48%) IBM
15 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (13.48%) Data Protection
15 12 (13.48%) SaaS
15 12 (13.48%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (12.36%) Big Data

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 25 (28.09%) SharePoint
2 13 (14.61%) IIS
3 5 (5.62%) WorkSite
4 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.49%) Apache Solr
4 4 (4.49%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.49%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.37%) ArchestrA
6 2 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.12%) Apache
7 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.12%) CMS
7 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.12%) Sitefinity
7 1 (1.12%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Maximo
2 3 (3.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.73%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (13.48%) SaaS
3 11 (12.36%) PaaS
4 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.25%) Office 365
6 1 (1.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.36%) Firewall
2 10 (11.24%) FTP
3 7 (7.87%) LDAP
3 7 (7.87%) LAN
3 7 (7.87%) WAN
4 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.62%) VPN
5 5 (5.62%) DNS
5 5 (5.62%) MPLS
6 4 (4.49%) Internet
6 4 (4.49%) DHCP
7 3 (3.37%) SAN
7 3 (3.37%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.25%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.12%) NAS
9 1 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.12%) Network Security
9 1 (1.12%) HTTP
9 1 (1.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (13.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (12.36%) Big Data
4 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (11.24%) Relational Database
4 10 (11.24%) RDBMS
5 7 (7.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (6.74%) MySQL
7 4 (4.49%) Hadoop
7 4 (4.49%) MongoDB
7 4 (4.49%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (4.49%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.25%) DB2
8 2 (2.25%) MS Access
8 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.12%) DTS
9 1 (1.12%) OLAP
9 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (14.61%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.87%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (3.37%) Subversion
3 3 (3.37%) JIRA
4 2 (2.25%) Selenium
4 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.25%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.25%) NUnit
4 2 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.12%) GCC
5 1 (1.12%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.12%) CruiseControl
General
1 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
1 8 (8.99%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.62%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Retail
3 3 (3.37%) Legal
4 2 (2.25%) Marketing
4 2 (2.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (32.58%) Developer
2 22 (24.72%) Architect
3 11 (12.36%) .NET Developer
4 10 (11.24%) C# Developer
4 10 (11.24%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (10.11%) Analyst
5 9 (10.11%) Applications Architect
6 7 (7.87%) DBA
7 6 (6.74%) Data Architect
7 6 (6.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (5.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.49%) Technical Project Manager
9 4 (4.49%) SQL DBA
9 4 (4.49%) Technical Manager
10 3 (3.37%) Remedy Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Maximo Architect
10 3 (3.37%) Applications Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (37.08%) .NET
2 21 (23.60%) Web Services
3 16 (17.98%) SOAP
4 15 (16.85%) ASP.NET
5 14 (15.73%) REST
6 11 (12.36%) HTML
7 10 (11.24%) WCF
8 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (8.99%) .NET Framework
9 7 (7.87%) CSS
10 5 (5.62%) XML
10 5 (5.62%) Entity Framework
10 5 (5.62%) jQuery
11 4 (4.49%) OAuth
11 4 (4.49%) XACML
11 4 (4.49%) SPML
11 4 (4.49%) OpenID
11 4 (4.49%) HTML5
11 4 (4.49%) SAML
11 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.10%) Data Integration
2 10 (11.24%) GIS
3 9 (10.11%) PKI
4 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.87%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
7 4 (4.49%) Data Centre
8 3 (3.37%) Kindle
9 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (2.25%) User Experience
9 2 (2.25%) DTV
9 2 (2.25%) RIA
9 2 (2.25%) Clustering
9 2 (2.25%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (2.25%) iPad
10 1 (1.12%) Device Driver
10 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.12%) iSeries
10 1 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 39 (43.82%) Windows
2 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (10.11%) Linux
4 6 (6.74%) UNIX
5 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.49%) Android
6 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.25%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.12%) FreeBSD
8 1 (1.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.22%) ETL
1 18 (20.22%) Service Delivery
2 12 (13.48%) Data Protection
3 11 (12.36%) MVC
3 11 (12.36%) SOA
3 11 (12.36%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (11.24%) TOGAF
5 9 (10.11%) Workflow
5 9 (10.11%) Change Control
6 8 (8.99%) Analytics
6 8 (8.99%) Migration
6 8 (8.99%) Project Management
6 8 (8.99%) ITIL
7 7 (7.87%) E-Commerce
7 7 (7.87%) Data Architecture
7 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (6.74%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (6.74%) Data Migration
8 6 (6.74%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (6.74%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (39.33%) SQL
2 28 (31.46%) C#
3 13 (14.61%) T-SQL
4 11 (12.36%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.11%) VB.NET
6 8 (8.99%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.74%) VB
8 5 (5.62%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.25%) VB6
10 1 (1.12%) Python
10 1 (1.12%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.12%) C
10 1 (1.12%) VBScript
10 1 (1.12%) Perl
10 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.12%) C++
10 1 (1.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (10.11%) Degree
2 5 (5.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (5.62%) CISSP
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.37%) MCSE
4 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.25%) CCNA
5 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.12%) RHCE
6 1 (1.12%) SSCP
6 1 (1.12%) CEH
6 1 (1.12%) MCITP
6 1 (1.12%) HND
6 1 (1.12%) VCAP
6 1 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) QA
System Software
1 18 (20.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.36%) Hyper-V
4 9 (10.11%) vSphere
5 5 (5.62%) XenServer
6 4 (4.49%) XenApp
6 4 (4.49%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.12%) Firmware
8 1 (1.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (3.37%) SCCM
2 3 (3.37%) SCOM
3 2 (2.25%) Puppet
3 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.12%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.12%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
2 23 (25.84%) VMware
3 22 (24.72%) Oracle
4 18 (20.22%) HP
5 17 (19.10%) Citrix
6 12 (13.48%) IBM
7 10 (11.24%) ESRI
8 6 (6.74%) Cisco
9 4 (4.49%) SAP
9 4 (4.49%) Dell
9 4 (4.49%) Wonderware
9 4 (4.49%) Vertica
9 4 (4.49%) Infobright
10 3 (3.37%) Remedy
10 3 (3.37%) BMC
10 3 (3.37%) NetApp
10 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.25%) Apple
11 2 (2.25%) Metastorm
11 2 (2.25%) Nintex
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