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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 51 64 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.02% 8.42% 6.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.17% 35.96% 34.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 30
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£438 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.52% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £14.85 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.54%
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
145 178 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.80% 23.42% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 79 74
Average daily rate £425 £333 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.81% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £14.85 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +6 12 £463 +28.47% 4
Stevenage +5 4 £338 +50.00%
Welwyn Garden City +12 3 £375 - 2
St Albans -1 1 £450 - 12
Hemel Hempstead -1 1 £475 - 7
Hoddesdon - 1 £388 -
SQL Server
East of England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 61 (51.69%) .NET
2 51 (43.22%) SQL
3 49 (41.53%) Windows
4 47 (39.83%) Microsoft
5 45 (38.14%) C#
6 40 (33.90%) Oracle
6 40 (33.90%) ASP.NET
7 30 (25.42%) HTML
8 26 (22.03%) MVC
9 25 (21.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (20.34%) T-SQL
10 24 (20.34%) SharePoint
10 24 (20.34%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (18.64%) .NET Framework
11 22 (18.64%) JavaScript
12 20 (16.95%) Web Services
12 20 (16.95%) Service Delivery
13 19 (16.10%) ASP.NET MVC
14 18 (15.25%) VMware
14 18 (15.25%) jQuery
15 17 (14.41%) Retail
15 17 (14.41%) XML
15 17 (14.41%) E-Commerce
15 17 (14.41%) SOA
16 16 (13.56%) ADO.NET
16 16 (13.56%) WCF
17 15 (12.71%) CSS
17 15 (12.71%) HP
18 14 (11.86%) ETL
18 14 (11.86%) Finance

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (20.34%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.93%) IIS
3 6 (5.08%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.24%) WorkSite
5 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.39%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.54%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.54%) ArchestrA
7 2 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.85%) Confluence
8 1 (0.85%) Node.js
8 1 (0.85%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.39%) MS Office
2 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (5.08%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (5.08%) Maximo
3 2 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.78%) SaaS
2 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.08%) PaaS
4 4 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.69%) Office 365
6 1 (0.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.32%) MPLS
1 11 (9.32%) FTP
1 11 (9.32%) VPN
2 9 (7.63%) Firewall
3 7 (5.93%) LAN
3 7 (5.93%) WAN
4 6 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (5.08%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.39%) DNS
5 4 (3.39%) DHCP
6 3 (2.54%) Internet
7 2 (1.69%) SAN
7 2 (1.69%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.19%) SQL Server 2012
2 24 (20.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (11.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (9.32%) Relational Database
5 10 (8.47%) Big Data
6 7 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (5.08%) DTS
7 6 (5.08%) RDBMS
8 5 (4.24%) OLAP
8 5 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.24%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (2.54%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (2.54%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.54%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.69%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (5.08%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.39%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.69%) ReSharper
5 2 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.69%) CruiseControl
5 2 (1.69%) Subversion
5 2 (1.69%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.69%) Moq
6 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.85%) JUnit
6 1 (0.85%) NUnit
6 1 (0.85%) JIRA
6 1 (0.85%) Selenium
General
1 17 (14.41%) Retail
2 14 (11.86%) Finance
3 8 (6.78%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (38.98%) Developer
2 33 (27.97%) Architect
3 22 (18.64%) .NET Developer
4 15 (12.71%) C# Developer
5 12 (10.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (9.32%) Project Manager
6 11 (9.32%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (8.47%) Applications Architect
8 6 (5.08%) SQL Developer
8 6 (5.08%) SQL DBA
8 6 (5.08%) Systems Architect
8 6 (5.08%) DBA
9 5 (4.24%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.24%) Consultant
9 5 (4.24%) Data Architect
9 5 (4.24%) Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.24%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (51.69%) .NET
2 40 (33.90%) ASP.NET
3 30 (25.42%) HTML
4 22 (18.64%) .NET Framework
5 20 (16.95%) Web Services
6 19 (16.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (15.25%) jQuery
8 17 (14.41%) XML
9 16 (13.56%) ADO.NET
9 16 (13.56%) WCF
10 15 (12.71%) CSS
11 13 (11.02%) SOAP
12 12 (10.17%) HTML5
13 11 (9.32%) Entity Framework
13 11 (9.32%) REST
14 10 (8.47%) KnockoutJS
15 9 (7.63%) Razor View Engine
15 9 (7.63%) WinForms
16 7 (5.93%) WPF
16 7 (5.93%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.86%) Data Integration
2 13 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.93%) Replication
4 6 (5.08%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.08%) GIS
5 4 (3.39%) PKI
5 4 (3.39%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (2.54%) iPad
6 3 (2.54%) Kindle
6 3 (2.54%) Clustering
7 2 (1.69%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.69%) EMV
8 1 (0.85%) User Experience
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.85%) Equities
8 1 (0.85%) iSeries
8 1 (0.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 49 (41.53%) Windows
2 12 (10.17%) Linux
3 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.08%) UNIX
6 5 (4.24%) Android
7 3 (2.54%) AIX
8 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.03%) MVC
2 20 (16.95%) Service Delivery
3 17 (14.41%) E-Commerce
3 17 (14.41%) SOA
4 14 (11.86%) ETL
4 14 (11.86%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (9.32%) Data Protection
5 11 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (8.47%) Migration
6 10 (8.47%) Project Management
6 10 (8.47%) Analytics
7 9 (7.63%) Asset Management
8 8 (6.78%) Workflow
8 8 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (6.78%) ITIL
8 8 (6.78%) Change Control
9 7 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.93%) Data Security
9 7 (5.93%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (5.08%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 51 (43.22%) SQL
2 45 (38.14%) C#
3 24 (20.34%) T-SQL
4 22 (18.64%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.32%) VB.NET
6 7 (5.93%) VBScript
7 4 (3.39%) VB
7 4 (3.39%) Perl
8 3 (2.54%) Java
9 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (7.63%) Degree
2 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.69%) CCNA
4 2 (1.69%) MCSE
5 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) SLA
1 3 (2.54%) ISO 9001
1 3 (2.54%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.17%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.93%) vSphere
3 7 (5.93%) Firmware
4 5 (4.24%) XenServer
4 5 (4.24%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.39%) XenApp
6 3 (2.54%) SRDF
6 3 (2.54%) PowerHA
7 2 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) SCCM
1 4 (3.39%) SCOM
2 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (39.83%) Microsoft
2 40 (33.90%) Oracle
3 18 (15.25%) VMware
4 15 (12.71%) HP
5 11 (9.32%) Citrix
6 10 (8.47%) IBM
7 8 (6.78%) ESRI
8 6 (5.08%) JDA
9 5 (4.24%) NetApp
10 4 (3.39%) Wonderware
10 4 (3.39%) Metastorm
10 4 (3.39%) SAP
10 4 (3.39%) Nintex
11 3 (2.54%) Vertica
11 3 (2.54%) Infobright
11 3 (2.54%) EMC
12 2 (1.69%) BMC
12 2 (1.69%) Remedy
12 2 (1.69%) Dell
12 2 (1.69%) Red Hat
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