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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 21 13 16
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.07% 14.63% 10.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.17% 54.55% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 7
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£303 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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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
24 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 17.39% 26.83% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 10
Average daily rate £405 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £290 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing SQL Server 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 Server.

1 7 (53.85%) SQL
1 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
1 7 (53.85%) Sybase
2 6 (46.15%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 5 (38.46%) Sybase ASE
4 4 (30.77%) Web Development
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (23.08%) Ajax
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) J2EE
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) jQuery
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Spring
5 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
6 2 (15.38%) MVC
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
6 2 (15.38%) Workflow
6 2 (15.38%) JasperReports
6 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing SQL Server 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 Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) Extranet
2 1 (7.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Sybase ASE
2 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) JasperReports
3 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.69%) DB2
4 1 (7.69%) MySQL
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) CRM Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 3 (23.08%) Ajax
3 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 3 (23.08%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) J2EE
3 3 (23.08%) CSS
3 3 (23.08%) jQuery
3 3 (23.08%) Spring
3 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
4 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (7.69%) CSS3
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (7.69%) Kendo UI
5 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (7.69%) XML
5 1 (7.69%) JSP
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Web Development
1 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) B2B
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Use Case
4 1 (7.69%) Logistics
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
1 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
2 6 (46.15%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.69%) VB
6 1 (7.69%) VB6
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Sybase
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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