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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 12 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 11 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 9.32% 14.68% 6.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.83% 61.54% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
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£356 £333 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £291 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +9.34%
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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 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 20.34% 23.85% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 16
Average daily rate £413 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £235 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 11 (45.83%) Windows
3 10 (41.67%) Oracle
3 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (37.50%) T-SQL
5 8 (33.33%) Sybase
6 7 (29.17%) Data Modelling
6 7 (29.17%) C#
6 7 (29.17%) Sybase ASE
7 6 (25.00%) Retail
7 6 (25.00%) WPF
7 6 (25.00%) Oracle Retail
7 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (25.00%) HTML
7 6 (25.00%) .NET
7 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (25.00%) Firmware
8 4 (16.67%) Replication
8 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 4 (16.67%) ADO.NET
8 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 4 (16.67%) WCF
8 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 4 (16.67%) HTML5
8 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (12.50%) Degree
9 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (12.50%) MS Excel

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.33%) WorkSite
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) MPLS
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
1 2 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) Intranet
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (29.17%) Sybase ASE
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (8.33%) Big Data
6 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 4 (16.67%) DBA
4 3 (12.50%) Firmware Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Junior
5 2 (8.33%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Junior IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) WPF
1 6 (25.00%) HTML
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) ADO.NET
2 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (16.67%) WCF
2 4 (16.67%) HTML5
3 2 (8.33%) SAP PI
4 1 (4.17%) Spring
4 1 (4.17%) J2EE
4 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Replication
3 2 (8.33%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Statistics
3 2 (8.33%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) iPad
4 1 (4.17%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) AIX
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Data Modelling
2 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
2 2 (8.33%) Process Management
2 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.33%) Change Management
2 2 (8.33%) Security Management
2 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (8.33%) Project Management
2 2 (8.33%) Migration
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (8.33%) Data Management
2 2 (8.33%) Change Control
2 2 (8.33%) Data Analytics
2 2 (8.33%) Analytics
2 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.17%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 7 (29.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCDBA
2 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (8.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Firmware
2 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) vSphere
3 2 (8.33%) XenServer
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Oracle
2 8 (33.33%) Sybase
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) Metastorm
5 2 (8.33%) SAP
5 2 (8.33%) Nintex