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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 93 124 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 14.69% 16.12% 18.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.70% 43.97% 43.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 64 71
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £228 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
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
223 282 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 35.23% 36.67% 41.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 155 164
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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
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 17 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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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 +4 22 £375 +7.14% 12
St Albans +3 9 £450 +46.93% 11
Hemel Hempstead +8 6 £350 +40.00% 8
Welwyn Garden City -1 6 - - 2
Stevenage -4 5 £225 -22.32% 1
Letchworth +3 4 £375 +97.36% 1
Royston - 2 £350 - 1
Cheshunt - 2 - -
Welwyn - 1 - -
Hoddesdon - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Broxbourne - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - - 2
Kings Langley - - - -
Hertford - - - - 2
Hitchin - - - -
Waltham Cross - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Radlett - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - - 2
SQL
East of England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 83 (41.29%) Oracle
2 54 (26.87%) SQL Server
3 51 (25.37%) Microsoft
4 50 (24.88%) Finance
5 49 (24.38%) .NET
6 40 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (18.91%) XML
8 36 (17.91%) HTML
8 36 (17.91%) ETL
9 35 (17.41%) Oracle Database
10 33 (16.42%) Java
10 33 (16.42%) JavaScript
11 32 (15.92%) C#
12 30 (14.93%) UNIX
12 30 (14.93%) Performance Tuning
13 28 (13.93%) MS Excel
13 28 (13.93%) Data Warehouse
14 27 (13.43%) PL/SQL
14 27 (13.43%) T-SQL
15 26 (12.94%) Windows
16 25 (12.44%) ASP.NET
17 21 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (10.45%) QA
18 20 (9.95%) Requirements Analysis
18 20 (9.95%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (9.95%) Web Services
19 19 (9.45%) SAP
20 18 (8.96%) MVC
20 18 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
21 17 (8.46%) Analytics

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (5.97%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.99%) CMS
3 5 (2.49%) SAS
4 4 (1.99%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.99%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.49%) JBoss
5 3 (1.49%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.49%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.00%) Confluence
6 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.00%) ArchestrA
6 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.50%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.50%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.50%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.50%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.50%) Apache
Applications
1 28 (13.93%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.47%) MS Office
3 9 (4.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) SPSS
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (5.47%) Oracle Financials
1 11 (5.47%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (2.49%) Maximo
3 4 (1.99%) Magento
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.50%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.50%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.50%) Tridion
5 1 (0.50%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.98%) LAN
1 8 (3.98%) WAN
1 8 (3.98%) FTP
2 6 (2.99%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (1.99%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.99%) SAN
3 4 (1.99%) 3G
3 4 (1.99%) 2G
3 4 (1.99%) LTE
3 4 (1.99%) 4G
4 2 (1.00%) SSH
4 2 (1.00%) X.25
4 2 (1.00%) Firewall
4 2 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.00%) Internet
4 2 (1.00%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.50%) HTTP
5 1 (0.50%) VPN
5 1 (0.50%) SSL
5 1 (0.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (26.87%) SQL Server
2 35 (17.41%) Oracle Database
3 28 (13.93%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (9.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (6.97%) QlikView
8 12 (5.97%) DB2
8 12 (5.97%) Snowflake Schema
9 10 (4.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (3.98%) Relational Database
11 7 (3.48%) Star Schema
11 7 (3.48%) Hadoop
12 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.99%) OLAP
12 6 (2.99%) DTS
13 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (2.49%) Big Data
13 5 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (1.99%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 12 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.48%) Subversion
2 9 (4.48%) JIRA
3 8 (3.98%) JUnit
3 8 (3.98%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (3.48%) Maven
5 5 (2.49%) ProC
5 5 (2.49%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (1.99%) Selenium
6 4 (1.99%) WebDriver
6 4 (1.99%) PHPUnit
7 3 (1.49%) LSMW
7 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.00%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.00%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.00%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.00%) StyleCop
General
1 50 (24.88%) Finance
2 13 (6.47%) Retail
3 9 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.49%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.49%) Billing
5 5 (2.49%) Banking
6 2 (1.00%) Local Government
6 2 (1.00%) Marketing
6 2 (1.00%) Legal
6 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.50%) Automotive
7 1 (0.50%) Advertising
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (48.26%) Developer
2 38 (18.91%) Analyst
3 18 (8.96%) Architect
4 17 (8.46%) .NET Developer
4 17 (8.46%) SQL Developer
5 14 (6.97%) Java Developer
6 12 (5.97%) Data Analyst
7 10 (4.98%) C# Developer
7 10 (4.98%) DBA
8 9 (4.48%) Software Developer
8 9 (4.48%) Consultant
8 9 (4.48%) Team Leader
8 9 (4.48%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (3.98%) SQL DBA
9 8 (3.98%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.48%) Tester
10 7 (3.48%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.48%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (2.99%) Systems Architect
12 5 (2.49%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (24.38%) .NET
2 38 (18.91%) XML
3 36 (17.91%) HTML
4 25 (12.44%) ASP.NET
5 20 (9.95%) Web Services
6 16 (7.96%) CSS
7 15 (7.46%) J2EE
7 15 (7.46%) .NET Framework
7 15 (7.46%) jQuery
8 11 (5.47%) HTML5
8 11 (5.47%) Spring
9 10 (4.98%) Hibernate
9 10 (4.98%) CSS3
10 9 (4.48%) Razor View Engine
10 9 (4.48%) WinForms
10 9 (4.48%) ADO.NET
11 8 (3.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (3.48%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (2.99%) Java EE
13 6 (2.99%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.97%) Visualisation
3 10 (4.98%) NHS
4 9 (4.48%) Mathematics
5 8 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.98%) Statistics
6 7 (3.48%) Data Integration
7 6 (2.99%) Replication
8 5 (2.49%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (2.49%) PDA
8 5 (2.49%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.99%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.99%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.99%) Applied Mathematics
9 4 (1.99%) Economics
10 3 (1.49%) Clustering
10 3 (1.49%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (1.49%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.93%) UNIX
2 26 (12.94%) Windows
3 17 (8.46%) Linux
4 6 (2.99%) Solaris
5 5 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.00%) Android
8 2 (1.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.00%) VMS
8 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.50%) MVS
9 1 (0.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (17.91%) ETL
3 30 (14.93%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (9.95%) Requirements Analysis
5 18 (8.96%) MVC
6 17 (8.46%) Analytics
7 16 (7.96%) Migration
7 16 (7.96%) ERP
7 16 (7.96%) Project Management
8 15 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (6.47%) Data Migration
9 13 (6.47%) E-Commerce
9 13 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (5.97%) Coaching
11 11 (5.47%) Test Strategy
11 11 (5.47%) ITIL
11 11 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (5.47%) TDD
11 11 (5.47%) Change Management
11 11 (5.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.42%) Java
1 33 (16.42%) JavaScript
2 32 (15.92%) C#
3 27 (13.43%) PL/SQL
3 27 (13.43%) T-SQL
4 10 (4.98%) Shell Script
4 10 (4.98%) VB.NET
5 8 (3.98%) VBA
6 7 (3.48%) Perl
6 7 (3.48%) C
7 6 (2.99%) VBScript
8 4 (1.99%) VB
8 4 (1.99%) PHP
8 4 (1.99%) Python
8 4 (1.99%) C++
8 4 (1.99%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.49%) R
9 3 (1.49%) XQuery
10 2 (1.00%) COBOL
10 2 (1.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (5.97%) Degree
1 12 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.98%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.00%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.50%) MCITP
5 1 (0.50%) CIMA
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.50%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.45%) QA
2 6 (2.99%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) RosettaNet
3 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.99%) vSphere
3 3 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.49%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (1.99%) SCOM
2 3 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.00%) HP SIM
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (1.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 83 (41.29%) Oracle
2 51 (25.37%) Microsoft
3 19 (9.45%) SAP
4 14 (6.97%) Tableau
5 12 (5.97%) HP
6 8 (3.98%) Teradata
7 6 (2.99%) Citrix
8 5 (2.49%) NetCracker
8 5 (2.49%) Informatica
8 5 (2.49%) VMware
9 3 (1.49%) Vertica
9 3 (1.49%) Infobright
9 3 (1.49%) Lotus
9 3 (1.49%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.00%) Huawei
10 2 (1.00%) Wonderware
10 2 (1.00%) Greenplum
10 2 (1.00%) Apple
10 2 (1.00%) NetApp
10 2 (1.00%) TIBCO
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