The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 73 102 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.96% 13.71% 19.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.20% 43.04% 50.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 64
Median daily rate £425 £375 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +23.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £293 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £16.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+47.77% -29.68%
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
169 237 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.38% 31.85% 38.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 105 140
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £268 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 16
Median hourly rate £43.70 £32.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.46% -12.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford 0 22 £475 +26.66% 9
Hemel Hempstead +2 14 £375 -25.00% 3
Welwyn Garden City +5 11 £425 +36.00% 1
St Albans -1 4 £375 -16.66% 4
Stevenage -5 2 £150 -14.52% 2
Borehamwood 0 1 £450 - 2
Welwyn -1 1 - -
Cheshunt - 1 - -
Waltham Cross - 1 £275 -
SQL
East of England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 42 (26.92%) SQL Server
1 42 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (25.00%) Retail
2 39 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 33 (21.15%) Oracle
4 29 (18.59%) Finance
5 28 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (16.67%) HTML
7 25 (16.03%) Java
8 24 (15.38%) Windows
8 24 (15.38%) E-Commerce
9 23 (14.74%) .NET
10 22 (14.10%) Microsoft
10 22 (14.10%) T-SQL
10 22 (14.10%) C#
11 21 (13.46%) XML
12 20 (12.82%) TDD
13 18 (11.54%) Unix
14 17 (10.90%) DB2
15 16 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (10.26%) SDLC
15 16 (10.26%) QA
16 15 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (8.97%) SOA
17 14 (8.97%) J2EE
17 14 (8.97%) Subversion
17 14 (8.97%) Test Scripting
18 13 (8.33%) RESTful

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.21%) Confluence
2 5 (3.21%) JBoss
3 4 (2.56%) Node.js
3 4 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.92%) Apache
4 3 (1.92%) SAS
4 3 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.28%) ArchestrA
5 2 (1.28%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.64%) IIS
6 1 (0.64%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.64%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.56%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (7.69%) Magento
2 3 (1.92%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.28%) HFM
3 2 (1.28%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (1.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.64%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.05%) SaaS
2 9 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.92%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.64%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.49%) SAN
2 5 (3.21%) Internet
3 3 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (1.92%) NAS
4 2 (1.28%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.64%) ATM
5 1 (0.64%) GSM
5 1 (0.64%) HTTP
5 1 (0.64%) Intranet
5 1 (0.64%) Network Security
5 1 (0.64%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.90%) DB2
3 15 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (8.33%) Oracle Database
5 10 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (3.21%) DbVisualizer
8 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.56%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.56%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.92%) Base SAS
10 3 (1.92%) MySQL
10 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.28%) Essbase
12 1 (0.64%) DTS
Development Applications
1 14 (8.97%) Subversion
2 12 (7.69%) Selenium
2 12 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 11 (7.05%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.05%) JIRA
4 8 (5.13%) Appium
4 8 (5.13%) PHPUnit
5 4 (2.56%) Ant
5 4 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.56%) Protractor
5 4 (2.56%) Zephyr
6 3 (1.92%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.92%) Rational Application Developer
7 2 (1.28%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.28%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.28%) Maven
7 2 (1.28%) MSTest
7 2 (1.28%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (25.00%) Retail
2 29 (18.59%) Finance
3 6 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.21%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.56%) Banking
6 3 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.28%) Billing
7 2 (1.28%) Marketing
8 1 (0.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (24.36%) Developer
2 30 (19.23%) Analyst
3 23 (14.74%) Architect
4 14 (8.97%) DBA
4 14 (8.97%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (8.97%) SQL DBA
5 13 (8.33%) E-Commerce Architect
6 12 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 12 (7.69%) Tester
7 11 (7.05%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 11 (7.05%) Selenium Tester
8 10 (6.41%) Administrator
9 9 (5.77%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
9 9 (5.77%) SQL Developer
10 8 (5.13%) Consultant
10 8 (5.13%) SQL Analyst
11 7 (4.49%) Systems Analyst
11 7 (4.49%) Web Automation Tester
11 7 (4.49%) Web Tester
12 6 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.67%) HTML
2 23 (14.74%) .NET
3 21 (13.46%) XML
4 14 (8.97%) J2EE
5 13 (8.33%) RESTful
6 11 (7.05%) CSS
6 11 (7.05%) REST
7 10 (6.41%) SOAP
8 9 (5.77%) WCF
9 8 (5.13%) ASP.NET
9 8 (5.13%) Behat
9 8 (5.13%) jQuery
9 8 (5.13%) Middleware
10 6 (3.85%) Hibernate
10 6 (3.85%) HTML5
10 6 (3.85%) MSMQ
10 6 (3.85%) Spring
10 6 (3.85%) Web Services
11 5 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (3.21%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.69%) Data Integration
3 6 (3.85%) Clustering
3 6 (3.85%) Replication
4 5 (3.21%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.21%) iPad
5 4 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.92%) Life Science
6 3 (1.92%) User Experience
7 2 (1.28%) CMDB
7 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.28%) EPoS
7 2 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.28%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.28%) SCADA
8 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.64%) Statistics
8 1 (0.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.38%) Windows
2 18 (11.54%) Unix
3 9 (5.77%) Linux
4 8 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.49%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.21%) Solaris
6 5 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.56%) AIX
8 1 (0.64%) CentOS
8 1 (0.64%) HPUX
8 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.64%) VMS
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 20 (12.82%) TDD
4 16 (10.26%) SDLC
4 16 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (8.97%) SOA
6 14 (8.97%) Test Scripting
7 13 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 13 (8.33%) DevOps
8 12 (7.69%) Test Automation
9 11 (7.05%) Coaching
9 11 (7.05%) Document Management
9 11 (7.05%) Migration
10 10 (6.41%) Data Modelling
11 9 (5.77%) Data Migration
11 9 (5.77%) ETL
12 8 (5.13%) ITIL
12 8 (5.13%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 25 (16.03%) Java
3 22 (14.10%) C#
3 22 (14.10%) T-SQL
4 12 (7.69%) PHP
5 11 (7.05%) PL/SQL
6 8 (5.13%) MATLAB
7 6 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.21%) VBA
9 4 (2.56%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.92%) Perl
11 2 (1.28%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.28%) C
11 2 (1.28%) Python
11 2 (1.28%) Ruby
11 2 (1.28%) SOQL
12 1 (0.64%) C++
12 1 (0.64%) COBOL
12 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (4.49%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.85%) Degree
3 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.92%) MCSA
4 3 (1.92%) MCSE
4 3 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.28%) ISEB
5 2 (1.28%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.64%) HND
6 1 (0.64%) MBA
6 1 (0.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.26%) QA
2 2 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.85%) vSphere
3 5 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.64%) Docker
5 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.64%) XenApp
5 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.56%) SCOM
2 3 (1.92%) AirWatch
2 3 (1.92%) SCCM
3 2 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.28%) Wonderware InTouch
4 1 (0.64%) Ansible
4 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (21.15%) Oracle
2 22 (14.10%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.05%) VMware
4 8 (5.13%) SAP
5 7 (4.49%) IBM
5 7 (4.49%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.85%) HP
7 5 (3.21%) hybris
7 5 (3.21%) JDA
8 4 (2.56%) ATG
8 4 (2.56%) Pega
8 4 (2.56%) Percussion
8 4 (2.56%) RedGate
9 3 (1.92%) Citrix
9 3 (1.92%) CommVault
9 3 (1.92%) Intel Security
9 3 (1.92%) NetApp
9 3 (1.92%) Splunk
10 2 (1.28%) Lotus
10 2 (1.28%) Sybase
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