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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 27 18 19
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 33 56 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.61% 8.59% 8.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.50% 37.09% 34.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 26
Average daily rate £406 £438 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £355 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £14.85 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.30 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-10.21% +2.53%
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
88 151 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.29% 23.16% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 87 88
Average daily rate £400 £428 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.37% +31.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £324 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £14.85 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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
Watford +5 8 £375 -18.91% 4
Welwyn Garden City -2 6 £425 +13.33%
Hemel Hempstead -3 6 £450 -5.26% 3
Stevenage -2 2 - - 1
Cheshunt - 2 £490 -
Waltham Cross - 1 £370 -
Welwyn - 1 - -
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 49 (64.47%) SQL
2 27 (35.53%) Microsoft
3 24 (31.58%) C#
4 22 (28.95%) .NET
5 21 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (25.00%) SOA
7 18 (23.68%) Windows
8 16 (21.05%) SOAP
8 16 (21.05%) T-SQL
8 16 (21.05%) Oracle
9 15 (19.74%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (19.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (19.74%) REST
10 14 (18.42%) Retail
10 14 (18.42%) WCF
10 14 (18.42%) Data Integration
11 13 (17.11%) E-Commerce
11 13 (17.11%) HTML
11 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
11 13 (17.11%) Web Services
11 13 (17.11%) SaaS
12 12 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (15.79%) TDD
12 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
12 12 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET
13 11 (14.47%) CSS
13 11 (14.47%) jQuery
13 11 (14.47%) DevOps
14 10 (13.16%) SDLC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.95%) Confluence
3 2 (2.63%) CMS
3 2 (2.63%) Node.js
4 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
4 1 (1.32%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) Maximo
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.11%) SaaS
2 12 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.95%) IaaS
4 3 (3.95%) Office 365
4 3 (3.95%) PaaS
5 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) SAN
2 3 (3.95%) FTP
3 2 (2.63%) Internet
3 2 (2.63%) LDAP
4 1 (1.32%) ATM
4 1 (1.32%) DHCP
4 1 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) LAN
4 1 (1.32%) NAS
4 1 (1.32%) Network Security
4 1 (1.32%) VLAN
4 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (11.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (9.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (6.58%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (5.26%) Cognos Powerplay
6 4 (5.26%) Cognos Report Studio
6 4 (5.26%) DB2
6 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (3.95%) GIS
7 3 (3.95%) MySQL
7 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (1.32%) Power BI
9 1 (1.32%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) JIRA
1 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
1 3 (3.95%) Zephyr
2 2 (2.63%) Ant
2 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.63%) JUnit
2 2 (2.63%) Maven
3 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.32%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.32%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.32%) Subversion
3 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (18.42%) Retail
2 9 (11.84%) Finance
3 5 (6.58%) Advertising
4 2 (2.63%) Billing
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
4 2 (2.63%) Military
4 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (30.26%) Developer
2 16 (21.05%) Architect
3 14 (18.42%) Analyst
4 13 (17.11%) DBA
5 12 (15.79%) SQL DBA
6 11 (14.47%) .NET Developer
6 11 (14.47%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (14.47%) SQL Developer
7 10 (13.16%) E-Commerce Architect
8 9 (11.84%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (11.84%) C# Developer
9 7 (9.21%) Administrator
9 7 (9.21%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
9 7 (9.21%) SQL Server Developer
10 6 (7.89%) Senior Architect
10 6 (7.89%) SQL Server DBA
10 6 (7.89%) SSIS Developer
11 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (6.58%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 5 (6.58%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.95%) .NET
2 16 (21.05%) SOAP
3 15 (19.74%) REST
4 14 (18.42%) WCF
5 13 (17.11%) HTML
5 13 (17.11%) Web Services
6 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET
6 11 (14.47%) CSS
6 11 (14.47%) jQuery
7 8 (10.53%) Middleware
8 7 (9.21%) MSMQ
9 6 (7.89%) .NET Framework
10 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (6.58%) HTML5
10 5 (6.58%) XML
11 4 (5.26%) Ajax
11 4 (5.26%) AngularJS
11 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 4 (5.26%) JSON
12 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Data Integration
2 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Clustering
3 3 (3.95%) Replication
3 3 (3.95%) User Experience
4 2 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.63%) EPoS
4 2 (2.63%) iPad
4 2 (2.63%) iPhone
4 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.32%) FMCG
5 1 (1.32%) RIA
5 1 (1.32%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.68%) Windows
2 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.26%) Linux
4 4 (5.26%) Unix
4 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.00%) SOA
3 15 (19.74%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (17.11%) E-Commerce
5 12 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (15.79%) TDD
6 11 (14.47%) DevOps
7 10 (13.16%) ETL
7 10 (13.16%) SDLC
8 8 (10.53%) MVC
9 7 (9.21%) Scrum
10 6 (7.89%) ITIL
11 5 (6.58%) Systems Analysis
12 4 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (5.26%) Data Modelling
12 4 (5.26%) Kimball Methodology
12 4 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (5.26%) Web Development
13 3 (3.95%) High Availability
13 3 (3.95%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (64.47%) SQL
2 24 (31.58%) C#
3 16 (21.05%) T-SQL
4 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.89%) Java
6 3 (3.95%) PHP
6 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.32%) ABAP
8 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
1 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.95%) MCSA
3 3 (3.95%) MCSE
4 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.32%) Degree
5 1 (1.32%) ISEB
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) Active Directory
1 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.95%) XenApp
2 3 (3.95%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.32%) NFS
3 1 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) SCOM
2 2 (2.63%) SCCM
3 1 (1.32%) Bacula
3 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (35.53%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.05%) Oracle
3 10 (13.16%) VMware
4 9 (11.84%) Red Hat
5 7 (9.21%) Citrix
6 6 (7.89%) IBM
7 4 (5.26%) Cognos
7 4 (5.26%) NetApp
7 4 (5.26%) RedGate
8 3 (3.95%) EMC
8 3 (3.95%) ESRI
8 3 (3.95%) JDA
9 2 (2.63%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.63%) Cisco
9 2 (2.63%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.63%) Intershop
9 2 (2.63%) Sitecore
10 1 (1.32%) HP
10 1 (1.32%) PlateSpin
10 1 (1.32%) Tableau
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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