The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 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
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 119 126 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.10% 18.95% 16.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.81% 49.22% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 66 62
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£346 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.09% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £469 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £52.50 £76.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% -31.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £52.50 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £52.50 £127.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.13 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.66%
SQL
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
278 256 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 35.28% 38.50% 42.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 146 136
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% +14.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £17.10 £30.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £42.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Hertfordshire region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Hertfordshire region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

SQL
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 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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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 +2 33 £350 -6.66% 10
Hemel Hempstead +1 15 £500 +37.93% 4
Stevenage +1 13 £375 +29.31% 4
Welwyn Garden City -6 11 £310 +37.77%
Hertford - 5 £325 -
Letchworth 0 3 £336 +76.97% 2
Rickmansworth -4 2 £445 +42.40% 2
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £325 - 5
Cheshunt - 1 - -
SQL
East of England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing SQL 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.

1 70 (33.02%) Oracle
2 57 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (25.47%) Windows
4 48 (22.64%) UNIX
4 48 (22.64%) JavaScript
5 41 (19.34%) XML
6 39 (18.40%) .NET
7 37 (17.45%) Java
8 36 (16.98%) Microsoft
8 36 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
9 35 (16.51%) SQL Server
9 35 (16.51%) Linux
10 34 (16.04%) ETL
11 33 (15.57%) Oracle Database
12 31 (14.62%) J2EE
12 31 (14.62%) HTML
12 31 (14.62%) Finance
13 29 (13.68%) C#
13 29 (13.68%) Data Warehouse
14 28 (13.21%) Performance Tuning
15 27 (12.74%) Retail
15 27 (12.74%) DB2
16 24 (11.32%) Web Services
16 24 (11.32%) Subversion
17 22 (10.38%) TDD
17 22 (10.38%) E-Commerce
18 21 (9.91%) ASP.NET
18 21 (9.91%) Security Cleared
19 20 (9.43%) MS Office
19 20 (9.43%) PL/SQL

SQL
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 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (8.02%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.72%) MQSeries
3 8 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.30%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (2.83%) ArchestrA
6 5 (2.36%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.36%) JBoss
6 5 (2.36%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.89%) Apache
7 4 (1.89%) IIS
7 4 (1.89%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.94%) Lync
8 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.94%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (9.43%) MS Office
2 17 (8.02%) MS Excel
3 15 (7.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.83%) Tridion
2 5 (2.36%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (2.36%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.36%) Magento
2 5 (2.36%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (1.89%) Maximo
4 3 (1.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.94%) Agresso
5 2 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.47%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.94%) Office 365
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.72%) LAN
1 10 (4.72%) WAN
1 10 (4.72%) Internet
2 8 (3.77%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (2.83%) 4G
3 6 (2.83%) 2G
3 6 (2.83%) 3G
3 6 (2.83%) DNS
3 6 (2.83%) DHCP
4 5 (2.36%) Firewall
4 5 (2.36%) Intranet
5 4 (1.89%) LTE
5 4 (1.89%) SAN
6 3 (1.42%) FTP
6 3 (1.42%) SNMP
6 3 (1.42%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.42%) Network Security
6 3 (1.42%) VLAN
7 2 (0.94%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.94%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.51%) SQL Server
2 33 (15.57%) Oracle Database
3 29 (13.68%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (12.74%) DB2
5 19 (8.96%) MySQL
6 18 (8.49%) Relational Database
7 15 (7.08%) RDBMS
7 15 (7.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (6.60%) DbVisualizer
8 14 (6.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (4.72%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (4.72%) PowerCenter
10 9 (4.25%) MongoDB
10 9 (4.25%) Data Mart
11 8 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (3.30%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (3.30%) MS Access
13 6 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (11.32%) Subversion
2 13 (6.13%) Selenium
3 11 (5.19%) JUnit
3 11 (5.19%) Visual Studio
3 11 (5.19%) WebDriver
4 9 (4.25%) ERwin
5 8 (3.77%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (3.77%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.83%) Ant
6 6 (2.83%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 6 (2.83%) Log4j
6 6 (2.83%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.36%) LoadRunner
7 5 (2.36%) PHPUnit
7 5 (2.36%) ProC
8 3 (1.42%) Maven
8 3 (1.42%) JIRA
8 3 (1.42%) HP UFT
8 3 (1.42%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.94%) ClearCase
General
1 31 (14.62%) Finance
2 27 (12.74%) Retail
3 10 (4.72%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.36%) Billing
5 5 (2.36%) Local Government
6 3 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.94%) Legal
7 2 (0.94%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (42.92%) Developer
2 42 (19.81%) Analyst
3 17 (8.02%) Java Developer
4 16 (7.55%) Business Analyst
5 15 (7.08%) SQL Developer
6 11 (5.19%) Tester
6 11 (5.19%) Senior Developer
6 11 (5.19%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 11 (5.19%) Automation Tester
7 10 (4.72%) DBA
7 10 (4.72%) Oracle Developer
7 10 (4.72%) Informatica Developer
8 8 (3.77%) PHP Developer
8 8 (3.77%) Architect
8 8 (3.77%) Data Analyst
9 7 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.30%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.30%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.30%) C# Developer
9 7 (3.30%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (19.34%) XML
2 39 (18.40%) .NET
3 31 (14.62%) J2EE
3 31 (14.62%) HTML
4 24 (11.32%) Web Services
5 21 (9.91%) ASP.NET
6 15 (7.08%) jQuery
7 14 (6.60%) RESTful
7 14 (6.60%) Flash
8 12 (5.66%) JSP
8 12 (5.66%) Hibernate
8 12 (5.66%) Spring
9 9 (4.25%) .NET Framework
9 9 (4.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (3.77%) SOAP
11 7 (3.30%) XHTML
11 7 (3.30%) Ajax
11 7 (3.30%) LINQ
12 6 (2.83%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.72%) Data Extraction
3 9 (4.25%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.77%) CMDB
5 7 (3.30%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.83%) Visualisation
6 6 (2.83%) Web 2.0
6 6 (2.83%) Statistics
6 6 (2.83%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.83%) SCADA
7 5 (2.36%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.36%) PKI
7 5 (2.36%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.89%) PDA
9 3 (1.42%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.42%) NHS
9 3 (1.42%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.42%) iSeries
10 2 (0.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 54 (25.47%) Windows
2 48 (22.64%) UNIX
3 35 (16.51%) Linux
4 10 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.77%) Solaris
6 6 (2.83%) HPUX
7 4 (1.89%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.42%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.94%) Android
9 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.94%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.94%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.47%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.47%) AIX
10 1 (0.47%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (16.04%) ETL
3 28 (13.21%) Performance Tuning
4 22 (10.38%) E-Commerce
4 22 (10.38%) TDD
5 20 (9.43%) Migration
5 20 (9.43%) Configuration Management
6 16 (7.55%) SOA
6 16 (7.55%) Change Management
7 15 (7.08%) MVC
7 15 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (7.08%) ITIL
7 15 (7.08%) System Testing
8 14 (6.60%) Automated Testing
9 13 (6.13%) Coaching
10 12 (5.66%) Time Management
10 12 (5.66%) Test Scripting
10 12 (5.66%) Data Migration
10 12 (5.66%) Validation
11 11 (5.19%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (22.64%) JavaScript
2 37 (17.45%) Java
3 29 (13.68%) C#
4 20 (9.43%) PL/SQL
4 20 (9.43%) T-SQL
5 13 (6.13%) Perl
5 13 (6.13%) PHP
6 12 (5.66%) C
7 7 (3.30%) C++
8 6 (2.83%) VB
8 6 (2.83%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.83%) XPath
8 6 (2.83%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.36%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.89%) VBScript
11 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.42%) VBA
12 2 (0.94%) Python
12 2 (0.94%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.94%) RPG
Qualifications
1 21 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.55%) Degree
3 8 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.42%) ISEB
5 3 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.94%) CISM
6 2 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.94%) CISSP
6 2 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.47%) HND
7 1 (0.47%) MCSE
7 1 (0.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.49%) QA
2 10 (4.72%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.36%) SLA
4 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (4.25%) Active Directory
1 9 (4.25%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.42%) Terminal Services
3 3 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.94%) XenServer
4 2 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (4.25%) SCCM
1 9 (4.25%) SCOM
2 3 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.42%) Puppet
2 3 (1.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (1.42%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.47%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 70 (33.02%) Oracle
2 36 (16.98%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.60%) SAP
4 12 (5.66%) IBM
5 10 (4.72%) HP
5 10 (4.72%) Informatica
6 9 (4.25%) Citrix
7 8 (3.77%) Zend
8 6 (2.83%) Blue Martini
8 6 (2.83%) Wonderware
8 6 (2.83%) ATG
8 6 (2.83%) VMware
8 6 (2.83%) Interwoven
8 6 (2.83%) Sybase
8 6 (2.83%) Elastic Path
8 6 (2.83%) Allen-Bradley
8 6 (2.83%) Tableau
9 5 (2.36%) Lotus
9 5 (2.36%) NetCracker
10 4 (1.89%) Cognos
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + 10% completion bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £30 - £38 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago