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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 59 71 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.19% 9.87% 10.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.82% 47.65% 44.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 45 40
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£388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £271 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £475 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.85 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.88% +9.54%
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
152 149 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.68% 20.72% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 79 105
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.89 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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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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 +3 10 £300 -7.69% 3
Hemel Hempstead +3 9 £390 - 3
St Albans 0 7 £375 +7.14% 8
Stevenage +6 6 £281 +25.00% 3
Welwyn Garden City +4 3 £375 - 1
Hoddesdon - 1 £388 -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Radlett - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - - 1
Royston - - - -
Hertford - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - - 2
Borehamwood - - - - 2
Harpenden - - - -
Welwyn - - - -
Ware - - - - 1
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 69 (53.91%) SQL
2 62 (48.44%) .NET
3 52 (40.63%) Microsoft
4 42 (32.81%) C#
4 42 (32.81%) Windows
5 36 (28.13%) T-SQL
5 36 (28.13%) Oracle
6 35 (27.34%) ASP.NET
7 30 (23.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (21.09%) HTML
9 23 (17.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (17.19%) MVC
10 22 (17.19%) Finance
10 22 (17.19%) JavaScript
10 22 (17.19%) Performance Tuning
10 22 (17.19%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (14.84%) XML
11 19 (14.84%) .NET Framework
11 19 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (13.28%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (13.28%) Retail
13 17 (13.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (12.50%) SharePoint
14 16 (12.50%) E-Commerce
14 16 (12.50%) ADO.NET
14 16 (12.50%) Web Services
14 16 (12.50%) jQuery
14 16 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (11.72%) WCF

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 16 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.13%) SAS
4 4 (3.13%) IIS
4 4 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.34%) WorkSite
5 3 (2.34%) ArchestrA
5 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.78%) Liferay
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.78%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.78%) CMS
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.78%) Apache
7 1 (0.78%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 15 (11.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Dynamics NAV
1 7 (5.47%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.78%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.03%) VPN
1 9 (7.03%) MPLS
2 8 (6.25%) Firewall
3 6 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (4.69%) DNS
3 6 (4.69%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.69%) DHCP
4 5 (3.91%) LAN
4 5 (3.91%) WAN
4 5 (3.91%) FTP
5 3 (2.34%) SAN
5 3 (2.34%) Internet
6 2 (1.56%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.78%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.78%) Extranet
7 1 (0.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 23 (17.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (17.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (13.28%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (13.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (10.16%) OLAP
5 13 (10.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (5.47%) Oracle Database
6 7 (5.47%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.69%) MySQL
8 5 (3.91%) DTS
8 5 (3.91%) Sybase ASE
8 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (3.13%) Base SAS
9 4 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 4 (3.13%) Big Data
10 3 (2.34%) QlikView
10 3 (2.34%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.56%) Moq
4 2 (1.56%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.78%) Selenium
5 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.78%) JUnit
5 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.78%) NUnit
5 1 (0.78%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.78%) Subversion
5 1 (0.78%) Maven
5 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (17.19%) Finance
2 17 (13.28%) Retail
3 8 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.13%) Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Billing
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 66 (51.56%) Developer
2 20 (15.63%) Architect
3 19 (14.84%) .NET Developer
4 13 (10.16%) SQL Developer
5 11 (8.59%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.03%) Project Manager
6 9 (7.03%) Analyst
6 9 (7.03%) DBA
6 9 (7.03%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (5.47%) SQL DBA
7 7 (5.47%) Systems Architect
8 5 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.91%) Administrator
8 5 (3.91%) Software Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) MI Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Firmware Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.13%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (48.44%) .NET
2 35 (27.34%) ASP.NET
3 27 (21.09%) HTML
4 19 (14.84%) XML
4 19 (14.84%) .NET Framework
5 16 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (12.50%) ADO.NET
5 16 (12.50%) Web Services
5 16 (12.50%) jQuery
6 15 (11.72%) CSS
6 15 (11.72%) WCF
7 12 (9.38%) HTML5
8 9 (7.03%) WinForms
8 9 (7.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (7.03%) Razor View Engine
9 8 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (5.47%) CSS3
10 7 (5.47%) MDX
10 7 (5.47%) LINQ
10 7 (5.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.72%) Replication
3 11 (8.59%) Data Integration
4 8 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.47%) Clustering
6 4 (3.13%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (2.34%) Kindle
7 3 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.56%) EMV
8 2 (1.56%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.56%) PKI
8 2 (1.56%) Statistics
9 1 (0.78%) GIS
9 1 (0.78%) Equities
9 1 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.78%) iPad
9 1 (0.78%) Informatics
9 1 (0.78%) iSeries
9 1 (0.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 42 (32.81%) Windows
2 11 (8.59%) Linux
3 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.91%) UNIX
6 4 (3.13%) AIX
7 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.56%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.56%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.56%) Android
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.19%) MVC
1 22 (17.19%) Performance Tuning
2 18 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 15 (11.72%) Data Modelling
5 13 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (9.38%) ETL
7 11 (8.59%) Analytics
8 10 (7.81%) SOA
8 10 (7.81%) Service Delivery
9 9 (7.03%) Asset Management
10 8 (6.25%) Data Security
10 8 (6.25%) Workflow
10 8 (6.25%) Migration
10 8 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (5.47%) Project Management
12 6 (4.69%) ERP
12 6 (4.69%) ITIL
12 6 (4.69%) Scrum
12 6 (4.69%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 69 (53.91%) SQL
2 42 (32.81%) C#
3 36 (28.13%) T-SQL
4 22 (17.19%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.59%) VB.NET
6 8 (6.25%) VBScript
7 5 (3.91%) VB
7 5 (3.91%) Java
8 4 (3.13%) Perl
8 4 (3.13%) SAS Macro
9 2 (1.56%) VBA
9 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (4.69%) Degree
3 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.13%) VCP4
4 3 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.56%) MCITP
5 2 (1.56%) MCSE
5 2 (1.56%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.78%) CCNA
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) ISO 9001
1 3 (2.34%) SLA
1 3 (2.34%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.47%) Firmware
2 7 (5.47%) VMware ESX
2 7 (5.47%) vSphere
3 6 (4.69%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.34%) XenApp
4 3 (2.34%) XenServer
4 3 (2.34%) SRDF
4 3 (2.34%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.56%) vCloud
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.56%) NetBackup
1 2 (1.56%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.56%) SCCM
1 2 (1.56%) SCOM
2 1 (0.78%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.78%) Puppet
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 52 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 36 (28.13%) Oracle
3 14 (10.94%) VMware
4 8 (6.25%) Cognos
5 7 (5.47%) HP
5 7 (5.47%) IBM
6 6 (4.69%) Sybase
6 6 (4.69%) Informatica
6 6 (4.69%) JDA
7 5 (3.91%) Citrix
7 5 (3.91%) NetApp
8 4 (3.13%) SAP
8 4 (3.13%) Wonderware
8 4 (3.13%) Ab Initio
9 3 (2.34%) Nintex
9 3 (2.34%) EMC
9 3 (2.34%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.56%) Cisco
10 2 (1.56%) Veritas
10 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
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