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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 16 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 14 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 10.61% 8.51% 5.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.67% 44.44% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 6
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£350 £300 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
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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
30 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 22.73% 19.15% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 16
Average daily rate £350 £268 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.84% -28.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £235 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (42.86%) T-SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Sybase
5 7 (33.33%) Sybase ASE
5 7 (33.33%) Data Modelling
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (23.81%) Windows
7 5 (23.81%) Oracle
8 4 (19.05%) C#
8 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
8 4 (19.05%) Replication
8 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (14.29%) Degree
9 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (14.29%) Change Control
9 3 (14.29%) HP
9 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 3 (14.29%) CRM
9 3 (14.29%) .NET
9 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
10 2 (9.52%) ITIL
10 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
10 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
10 2 (9.52%) MCDBA

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (9.52%) WorkSite
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LAN
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
1 2 (9.52%) VPN
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
1 2 (9.52%) MPLS
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Extranet
2 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (33.33%) Sybase ASE
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (9.52%) Big Data
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (4.76%) MySQL
6 1 (4.76%) DB2
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Legal
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Developer
3 4 (19.05%) DBA
4 3 (14.29%) SQL DBA
5 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Junior IT Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Junior
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Architect
5 2 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (4.76%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (9.52%) SAP PI
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (4.76%) Kendo UI
3 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (4.76%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) J2EE
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Replication
3 2 (9.52%) Clustering
3 2 (9.52%) PKI
3 2 (9.52%) Statistics
4 1 (4.76%) Informatics
4 1 (4.76%) RIA
4 1 (4.76%) iPad
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) AIX
2 1 (4.76%) Solaris
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 3 (14.29%) Change Control
2 3 (14.29%) CRM
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Data Management
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
3 2 (9.52%) Process Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Security Management
3 2 (9.52%) MVC
3 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Web Development
3 2 (9.52%) Data Analytics
3 2 (9.52%) Analytics
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 4 (19.05%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (9.52%) MCDBA
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (9.52%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) XenServer
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Sybase
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
4 3 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) Metastorm
5 2 (9.52%) VMware
5 2 (9.52%) Nintex
5 2 (9.52%) SAP