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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 113 125 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.71% 14.71% 20.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 53.05% 42.37% 50.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 50 71
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £299 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Median hourly rate £12.08 £26.72 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.78% -49.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.11% +12.50%
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
213 295 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 33.39% 34.71% 39.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 142 153
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £288 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 9
Median hourly rate £52.50 £32.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -12.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -1 27 £338 -3.57% 11
Welwyn Garden City +7 17 £288 -7.25% 5
Hemel Hempstead +2 16 £400 -20.00% 4
Hertford +2 3 - - 1
Stevenage -2 3 £213 -43.33%
St Albans - 3 £348 - 4
Borehamwood - 2 £450 -
Rickmansworth +3 1 - -
Letchworth -1 1 £325 -3.34% 4
Tring - 1 £375 -
Welwyn - 1 - -
Hitchin - 1 £365 - 1
Hoddesdon - 1 - -
SQL
East of England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 61 (32.11%) SQL Server
2 55 (28.95%) Oracle
3 52 (27.37%) Retail
4 45 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (18.42%) Java
5 35 (18.42%) Windows
6 34 (17.89%) Finance
7 32 (16.84%) Microsoft
7 32 (16.84%) Web Services
7 32 (16.84%) JavaScript
7 32 (16.84%) Oracle Database
8 30 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (15.79%) SDLC
9 26 (13.68%) T-SQL
10 22 (11.58%) HTML
10 22 (11.58%) Performance Tuning
10 22 (11.58%) Relational Database
11 21 (11.05%) .NET
12 20 (10.53%) Linux
13 19 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (9.47%) QA
14 18 (9.47%) XML
14 18 (9.47%) ETL
14 18 (9.47%) PL/SQL
15 17 (8.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (8.42%) Migration
16 16 (8.42%) PHP
16 16 (8.42%) Data Modelling
16 16 (8.42%) E-Commerce

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 10 (5.26%) Confluence
2 7 (3.68%) SAS
2 7 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.16%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.16%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.63%) Apache
4 5 (2.63%) JBoss
5 4 (2.11%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.58%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.58%) Drupal
6 3 (1.58%) NServiceBus
6 3 (1.58%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.05%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.05%) IIS
8 1 (0.53%) CMS
8 1 (0.53%) DNN
8 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (8.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.21%) Magento
2 5 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.58%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.05%) HFM
4 2 (1.05%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.53%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.53%) Unica
5 1 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.16%) SaaS
2 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.58%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.53%) Office 365
5 1 (0.53%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.79%) SAN
2 5 (2.63%) Internet
3 3 (1.58%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (1.58%) Firewall
3 3 (1.58%) NAS
4 2 (1.05%) FTP
4 2 (1.05%) Network Security
5 1 (0.53%) ATM
5 1 (0.53%) HTTP
5 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (32.11%) SQL Server
2 32 (16.84%) Oracle Database
3 22 (11.58%) Relational Database
4 19 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (8.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (7.37%) RDBMS
6 14 (7.37%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (4.74%) DB2
10 8 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (2.63%) Base SAS
12 5 (2.63%) Data Mart
12 5 (2.63%) MySQL
12 5 (2.63%) PowerCenter
13 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.84%) JIRA
3 11 (5.79%) Subversion
4 9 (4.74%) Zephyr
5 6 (3.16%) Selenium
6 5 (2.63%) ERwin
6 5 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (2.63%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.11%) Ant
7 4 (2.11%) Appium
7 4 (2.11%) JMeter
7 4 (2.11%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (2.11%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.58%) Maven
8 3 (1.58%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.05%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.05%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
General
1 52 (27.37%) Retail
2 34 (17.89%) Finance
3 7 (3.68%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (3.16%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.63%) Advertising
6 4 (2.11%) Banking
7 3 (1.58%) Billing
8 2 (1.05%) Marketing
9 1 (0.53%) French Language
9 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (30.00%) Developer
2 34 (17.89%) Analyst
3 17 (8.95%) DBA
3 17 (8.95%) SQL DBA
3 17 (8.95%) SQL Developer
4 15 (7.89%) Architect
5 12 (6.32%) Consultant
5 12 (6.32%) Oracle Developer
6 10 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
7 9 (4.74%) Administrator
7 9 (4.74%) Data Analyst
7 9 (4.74%) Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (4.74%) Java Developer
7 9 (4.74%) SQL Server DBA
8 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 7 (3.68%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.68%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.16%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.16%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.84%) Web Services
2 22 (11.58%) HTML
3 21 (11.05%) .NET
4 18 (9.47%) XML
5 13 (6.84%) RESTful
6 12 (6.32%) Spring
7 11 (5.79%) CSS
8 10 (5.26%) Hibernate
9 9 (4.74%) J2EE
10 7 (3.68%) ASP.NET
10 7 (3.68%) jQuery
11 6 (3.16%) SOAP
12 5 (2.63%) JSP
12 5 (2.63%) Node.js
12 5 (2.63%) React
12 5 (2.63%) REST
13 4 (2.11%) .NET Framework
13 4 (2.11%) HTML5
13 4 (2.11%) Middleware
13 4 (2.11%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.79%) Algorithms
3 7 (3.68%) Clustering
3 7 (3.68%) Replication
4 6 (3.16%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.16%) User Experience
5 5 (2.63%) iPad
5 5 (2.63%) Life Science
5 5 (2.63%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.11%) Data Extraction
6 4 (2.11%) Data Integration
6 4 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.11%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.58%) EFT
7 3 (1.58%) EPoS
7 3 (1.58%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.05%) CMDB
8 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.05%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.42%) Windows
2 20 (10.53%) Linux
3 15 (7.89%) Unix
4 7 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.16%) AIX
5 6 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.16%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.63%) Solaris
7 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.58%) CentOS
9 2 (1.05%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.53%) HPUX
10 1 (0.53%) VMS
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (15.79%) SDLC
3 22 (11.58%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (9.47%) ETL
6 16 (8.42%) Data Modelling
6 16 (8.42%) E-Commerce
6 16 (8.42%) Migration
7 12 (6.32%) ITIL
7 12 (6.32%) Project Management
7 12 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (5.79%) Data Migration
8 11 (5.79%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (5.79%) Validation
9 10 (5.26%) Analytics
10 9 (4.74%) Dimensional Modelling
10 9 (4.74%) Performance Testing
10 9 (4.74%) PRINCE2
10 9 (4.74%) Unit Testing
10 9 (4.74%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 35 (18.42%) Java
2 32 (16.84%) JavaScript
3 26 (13.68%) T-SQL
4 18 (9.47%) PL/SQL
5 16 (8.42%) PHP
6 15 (7.89%) MATLAB
6 15 (7.89%) Python
7 12 (6.32%) Ruby
8 8 (4.21%) C#
8 8 (4.21%) VBA
9 5 (2.63%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.63%) R
10 4 (2.11%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.58%) C
12 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.53%) C++
13 1 (0.53%) Clojure
13 1 (0.53%) Groovy
13 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (3.68%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.63%) Degree
2 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (2.11%) MCSE
4 3 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.05%) CCA
5 2 (1.05%) CCENT
5 2 (1.05%) CCNA
5 2 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.05%) ISEB
5 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.05%) MCITP
5 2 (1.05%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.05%) PMP
6 1 (0.53%) MBA
6 1 (0.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.47%) QA
2 4 (2.11%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.11%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.74%) vSphere
3 8 (4.21%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.53%) Docker
5 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.53%) XenApp
5 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.11%) Ansible
1 4 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.11%) Puppet
1 4 (2.11%) SCCM
2 3 (1.58%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.05%) SCOM
3 2 (1.05%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 55 (28.95%) Oracle
2 32 (16.84%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.84%) Teradata
4 12 (6.32%) VMware
5 11 (5.79%) SAP
6 9 (4.74%) hybris
6 9 (4.74%) Sybase
7 8 (4.21%) IBM
8 7 (3.68%) HP
9 6 (3.16%) Citrix
10 5 (2.63%) Informatica
10 5 (2.63%) JDA
11 4 (2.11%) ATG
11 4 (2.11%) Percussion
11 4 (2.11%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.58%) Cisco
12 3 (1.58%) CommVault
12 3 (1.58%) ESRI
12 3 (1.58%) Intel Security
12 3 (1.58%) NetApp
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