The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Hertfordshire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 124 116 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.10% 18.15% 18.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.36% 44.11% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 70 74
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £235 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £492 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £23.50 - £36.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 - £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £25.56
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +7.57%
Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
286 263 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 37.14% 41.16% 42.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 160 172
Average daily rate £360 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 32
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -8.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
SQL
East of England

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 2014.

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 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford -7 25 £350 -5.08% 15
Stevenage +5 16 £290 +13.17% 10
Welwyn Garden City 0 15 £240 +6.66%
Letchworth -3 8 £190 -47.22% 6
St Albans -1 6 £225 -37.50% 4
Potters Bar - 6 £388 - 1
Hemel Hempstead -7 5 £305 +10.90% 5
Hertford +1 1 £280 -21.12% 3
Hitchin - - - - 2
Hoddesdon - - - - 1
Berkhamsted - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Harpenden - - - - 2
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
Ware - - - -
SQL
East of England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 76 (36.54%) Oracle
2 72 (34.62%) SQL Server
3 56 (26.92%) Finance
4 50 (24.04%) Java
5 46 (22.12%) .NET
6 44 (21.15%) Relational Database
7 40 (19.23%) Linux
8 37 (17.79%) Microsoft
9 36 (17.31%) HTML
9 36 (17.31%) Retail
10 35 (16.83%) JavaScript
10 35 (16.83%) T-SQL
10 35 (16.83%) Windows
11 32 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
12 31 (14.90%) C#
13 30 (14.42%) XML
14 28 (13.46%) Web Services
14 28 (13.46%) UNIX
15 27 (12.98%) RDBMS
16 25 (12.02%) Business Intelligence
16 25 (12.02%) Analytics
17 24 (11.54%) ASP.NET
18 23 (11.06%) E-Commerce
19 22 (10.58%) XSLT
20 21 (10.10%) Oracle Reports
20 21 (10.10%) Oracle Database
21 20 (9.62%) MS Excel
21 20 (9.62%) J2EE
22 19 (9.13%) SharePoint
22 19 (9.13%) Data Modelling

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 19 (9.13%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.77%) Apache
2 12 (5.77%) CMS
3 9 (4.33%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.33%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.37%) MQSeries
4 7 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (2.88%) SAS
6 5 (2.40%) Alfresco
7 4 (1.92%) IIS
8 3 (1.44%) Gentran
8 3 (1.44%) Sonic ESB
9 2 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.96%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.96%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.48%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.48%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.48%) Liferay
Applications
1 20 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.21%) MS Office
3 2 (0.96%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 5 (2.40%) Tridion
1 5 (2.40%) RiskWrite
2 2 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.48%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.17%) Internet
2 8 (3.85%) HTTP
3 7 (3.37%) Intranet
4 4 (1.92%) DNS
5 3 (1.44%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.44%) DHCP
5 3 (1.44%) FTP
6 2 (0.96%) LAN
6 2 (0.96%) WAN
7 1 (0.48%) VPN
7 1 (0.48%) RFID
7 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.48%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 44 (21.15%) Relational Database
3 32 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (12.98%) RDBMS
5 21 (10.10%) Oracle Reports
5 21 (10.10%) Oracle Database
6 17 (8.17%) DB2
7 14 (6.73%) MySQL
8 13 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (5.77%) Crystal Reports
9 12 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (3.85%) BusinessObjects XI
11 8 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (3.85%) Data Mart
11 8 (3.85%) JasperReports
12 7 (3.37%) MS Access
12 7 (3.37%) Oracle ODI
12 7 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (7.69%) Ant
2 15 (7.21%) JUnit
2 15 (7.21%) Eclipse
2 15 (7.21%) Subversion
3 13 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (5.29%) Log4j
5 8 (3.85%) Git (software)
6 7 (3.37%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.88%) Maven
8 5 (2.40%) NUnit
8 5 (2.40%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 3 (1.44%) Selenium
9 3 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.44%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.44%) NCover
9 3 (1.44%) Mockito
10 2 (0.96%) Rational Application Developer
11 1 (0.48%) Redmine
General
1 56 (26.92%) Finance
2 36 (17.31%) Retail
3 19 (9.13%) Manufacturing
4 13 (6.25%) Marketing
5 10 (4.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.92%) Games
7 3 (1.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Military
8 1 (0.48%) Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (44.23%) Developer
2 42 (20.19%) Analyst
3 26 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 22 (10.58%) Java Developer
5 21 (10.10%) Consultant
6 15 (7.21%) C# Developer
6 15 (7.21%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (6.73%) Business Analyst
8 13 (6.25%) Architect
9 12 (5.77%) Business Developer
10 10 (4.81%) Data Analyst
11 9 (4.33%) Administrator
11 9 (4.33%) DBA
12 8 (3.85%) Business Objects Developer
13 7 (3.37%) SQL Developer
13 7 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (3.37%) Web Developer
13 7 (3.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 6 (2.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 6 (2.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (22.12%) .NET
2 36 (17.31%) HTML
3 30 (14.42%) XML
4 28 (13.46%) Web Services
5 24 (11.54%) ASP.NET
6 22 (10.58%) XSLT
7 20 (9.62%) J2EE
8 18 (8.65%) Spring
9 17 (8.17%) Ajax
9 17 (8.17%) CSS
10 16 (7.69%) .NET Framework
10 16 (7.69%) jQuery
11 15 (7.21%) Hibernate
11 15 (7.21%) JSP
12 12 (5.77%) SOAP
12 12 (5.77%) Struts
13 11 (5.29%) Servlets
13 11 (5.29%) XMLBeans
14 8 (3.85%) JDBC
14 8 (3.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.73%) Visualisation
2 11 (5.29%) Web 2.0
3 8 (3.85%) Informatics
4 5 (2.40%) NHS
4 5 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.92%) GIS
5 4 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.92%) FMCG
6 3 (1.44%) EPoS
7 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.96%) Clustering
7 2 (0.96%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.96%) Kindle
8 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.48%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.48%) Open Source
8 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.48%) Replication
8 1 (0.48%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.23%) Linux
2 35 (16.83%) Windows
3 28 (13.46%) UNIX
4 12 (5.77%) Solaris
5 8 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.37%) HPUX
7 5 (2.40%) AIX
8 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.02%) Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.02%) Analytics
2 23 (11.06%) E-Commerce
3 19 (9.13%) Data Modelling
4 15 (7.21%) Change Management
5 14 (6.73%) MVC
5 14 (6.73%) Migration
5 14 (6.73%) OO
5 14 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (6.25%) Project Management
7 12 (5.77%) System Testing
8 11 (5.29%) ITIL
9 10 (4.81%) ETL
9 10 (4.81%) Time Management
9 10 (4.81%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.33%) Unit Testing
10 9 (4.33%) UML
11 8 (3.85%) Data Security
12 7 (3.37%) SOA
12 7 (3.37%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (24.04%) Java
2 35 (16.83%) JavaScript
2 35 (16.83%) T-SQL
3 31 (14.90%) C#
4 14 (6.73%) XPath
5 11 (5.29%) PL/SQL
5 11 (5.29%) VB.NET
6 10 (4.81%) VBA
7 7 (3.37%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.37%) VB
8 5 (2.40%) Perl
9 4 (1.92%) VBScript
9 4 (1.92%) VB6
10 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.44%) ActionScript
10 3 (1.44%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (0.96%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 2 (0.96%) Ruby
11 2 (0.96%) Korn
11 2 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (4.33%) Degree
2 7 (3.37%) SC Cleared
2 7 (3.37%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.44%) ISEB
3 3 (1.44%) Sun Certification
4 2 (0.96%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.92%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.96%) vSphere
3 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.48%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.48%) XenApp
3 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 76 (36.54%) Oracle
2 37 (17.79%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.21%) IBM
4 14 (6.73%) Business Objects
5 10 (4.81%) Sybase
6 8 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.85%) VMware
7 6 (2.88%) Interwoven
8 5 (2.40%) HP
8 5 (2.40%) Blue Martini
8 5 (2.40%) TIBCO
8 5 (2.40%) ATG
8 5 (2.40%) Elastic Path
8 5 (2.40%) Tableau
8 5 (2.40%) Teradata
9 4 (1.92%) NetApp
10 3 (1.44%) SAP
10 3 (1.44%) Sun
10 3 (1.44%) Cognos
10 3 (1.44%) Retalix
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
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Rate: £280 - £300 per day
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Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
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Rate: From £340 to £360 per day
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Hatfield, Hertfordshire
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Rate: £300 - £470 per day
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