The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 15 19 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 5 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.81% 3.03% 9.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.67% 12.50% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 8
Median daily rate £500 £300 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -21.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £300 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.45 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+17.53% -13.46%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 11.54% 24.24% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 14
Median daily rate £513 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £388 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Watford

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Watford region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 Watford region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (41.18%) Oracle
4 7 (41.18%) Clustering
5 6 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (35.29%) T-SQL
5 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (29.41%) Database Security
6 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
7 4 (23.53%) SAN
7 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (23.53%) Replication
7 4 (23.53%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
7 4 (23.53%) Line Management
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (23.53%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (23.53%) Database Tuning
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (17.65%) MySQL
8 3 (17.65%) CRM
8 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) NServiceBus
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.88%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Slack
2 1 (5.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) SSL
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (17.65%) MySQL
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (11.76%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (5.88%) DTS
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
7 1 (5.88%) OLAP
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) French Language
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
1 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) DBA
3 4 (23.53%) SQL DBA
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (17.65%) Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Data Centre Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Data Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) CRM Architect
6 1 (5.88%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior SQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) jQuery
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) Ajax
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) JSP
2 1 (5.88%) Kendo UI
2 1 (5.88%) MDX
2 1 (5.88%) SAP PI
2 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Clustering
2 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (23.53%) Replication
4 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.88%) iPad
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (5.88%) PKI
5 1 (5.88%) RIA
5 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (29.41%) Database Security
3 4 (23.53%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (23.53%) Database Tuning
3 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
3 4 (23.53%) Line Management
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (23.53%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) CRM
5 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) ETL
5 2 (11.76%) High Availability
5 2 (11.76%) Logistics
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Data Guard
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Dell
3 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) Sybase
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Nintex