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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 12 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.51% 6.77% 12.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.91% 27.27% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £298 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.45% -27.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £259 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £429 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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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
43 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 30.50% 24.81% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 3
Average daily rate £350 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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
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 28 August 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 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (40.00%) C#
3 10 (40.00%) .NET
4 9 (36.00%) SharePoint
4 9 (36.00%) HP
4 9 (36.00%) Hyper-V
5 8 (32.00%) .NET Framework
5 8 (32.00%) MVC
6 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (28.00%) jQuery
6 7 (28.00%) Entity Framework
7 6 (24.00%) Change Control
7 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (24.00%) Risk Analysis
7 6 (24.00%) Degree
7 6 (24.00%) SQL
7 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
8 5 (20.00%) Project Management
8 5 (20.00%) Web Services
8 5 (20.00%) PKI
8 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (20.00%) Network Design
8 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (20.00%) Converged Infrastructure
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (16.00%) Data Analytics
9 4 (16.00%) Analytics
9 4 (16.00%) Big Data

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (36.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.00%) WorkSite
3 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.00%) JBoss
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) LAN
1 4 (16.00%) WAN
1 4 (16.00%) VPN
1 4 (16.00%) MPLS
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) LDAP
2 2 (8.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (16.00%) Big Data
3 4 (16.00%) MySQL
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (8.00%) DB2
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JUnit
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.00%) Maven
1 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (12.00%) Legal
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Applications Architect
5 3 (12.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Manager
6 2 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Portfolio Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) DBA
6 2 (8.00%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) .NET
2 8 (32.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (28.00%) jQuery
3 7 (28.00%) Entity Framework
4 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (20.00%) Web Services
6 3 (12.00%) XML
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (12.00%) JSON
6 3 (12.00%) Kendo UI
6 3 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (8.00%) SAP PI
7 2 (8.00%) HTML
7 2 (8.00%) Apache Flex
7 2 (8.00%) WCF
7 2 (8.00%) GWT
7 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) PKI
2 2 (8.00%) RIA
2 2 (8.00%) iPad
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) MVC
2 6 (24.00%) Risk Analysis
2 6 (24.00%) Change Control
3 5 (20.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) Network Design
3 5 (20.00%) Project Management
4 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (16.00%) Quality Management
4 4 (16.00%) Process Management
4 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.00%) Data Analytics
4 4 (16.00%) Analytics
4 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.00%) Workflow
5 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) C#
2 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (24.00%) SQL
4 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (8.00%) Java
5 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) CISSP
4 1 (4.00%) SSCP
4 1 (4.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (16.00%) XenServer
3 4 (16.00%) vSphere
3 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
1 2 (8.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) HP
3 4 (16.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle
5 2 (8.00%) SAP
5 2 (8.00%) Metastorm
5 2 (8.00%) Google
5 2 (8.00%) Nintex