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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 14 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.92% 9.89% 7.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.42% 52.94% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 5
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£325 £295 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -21.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £335 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%
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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
33 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 21.02% 18.68% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 11
Average daily rate £345 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £360 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -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
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 31 October 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 31 October 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 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) T-SQL
2 11 (52.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (47.62%) Sybase
4 9 (42.86%) Data Modelling
4 9 (42.86%) Sybase ASE
5 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (28.57%) C#
7 5 (23.81%) .NET
7 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
7 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
8 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (19.05%) Oracle
8 4 (19.05%) Web Development
9 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (14.29%) Ajax
9 3 (14.29%) jQuery
9 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
9 3 (14.29%) HTML
9 3 (14.29%) CSS
9 3 (14.29%) CRM
9 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
9 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (14.29%) Replication
10 2 (9.52%) Change Management
10 2 (9.52%) Security Management
10 2 (9.52%) MVC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.76%) WorkSite
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Extranet
2 1 (4.76%) MPLS
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (42.86%) Sybase ASE
3 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (4.76%) MySQL
6 1 (4.76%) DB2
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (4.76%) Big Data
6 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Developer
2 10 (47.62%) SQL Developer
3 3 (14.29%) DBA
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
4 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (4.76%) CRM Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) Ajax
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) jQuery
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.76%) JSON
4 1 (4.76%) J2EE
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
4 1 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.76%) Spring
4 1 (4.76%) CSS3
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (4.76%) Kendo UI
4 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Replication
3 2 (9.52%) Statistics
4 1 (4.76%) Informatics
4 1 (4.76%) RIA
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) AIX
2 1 (4.76%) Solaris
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Data Modelling
2 4 (19.05%) Web Development
3 3 (14.29%) CRM
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Data Management
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Security Management
4 2 (9.52%) MVC
4 2 (9.52%) Workflow
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.52%) Coaching
4 2 (9.52%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) Use Case
5 1 (4.76%) Logistics
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) T-SQL
3 6 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) MCDBA
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (9.52%) MCITP
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) XenServer
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Sybase
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) VMware