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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 18 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 8 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.48% 6.42% 14.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.62% 25.93% 59.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 5
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£375 £281 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -32.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -16.36%
SQL Server
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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
37 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 25.34% 24.77% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 6
Average daily rate £350 £288 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -39.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 29 July 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 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) SharePoint
3 9 (47.37%) HP
3 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
4 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (36.84%) Degree
5 6 (31.58%) Risk Analysis
5 6 (31.58%) Change Control
5 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
5 6 (31.58%) C#
5 6 (31.58%) .NET
5 6 (31.58%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) Project Management
6 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (26.32%) PKI
6 5 (26.32%) Network Design
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (26.32%) Converged Infrastructure
7 4 (21.05%) Data Analytics
7 4 (21.05%) Big Data
7 4 (21.05%) Analytics
7 4 (21.05%) WorkSite
7 4 (21.05%) vSphere
7 4 (21.05%) XenServer
7 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) MPLS
7 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (47.37%) SharePoint
2 4 (21.05%) WorkSite
3 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) LAN
1 4 (21.05%) WAN
1 4 (21.05%) VPN
1 4 (21.05%) MPLS
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) LDAP
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (21.05%) Big Data
3 4 (21.05%) MySQL
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (10.53%) DB2
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Legal
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Applications Architect
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Manager
3 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Portfolio Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Lead C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
2 4 (21.05%) HTML
3 3 (15.79%) CSS
3 3 (15.79%) WCF
3 3 (15.79%) jQuery
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (10.53%) SOAP
4 2 (10.53%) Web Services
4 2 (10.53%) XML
4 2 (10.53%) Ajax
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
4 2 (10.53%) JSON
4 2 (10.53%) SAP PI
4 2 (10.53%) Entity Framework
4 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (10.53%) Kendo UI
4 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) PKI
2 2 (10.53%) RIA
2 2 (10.53%) iPad
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Risk Analysis
1 6 (31.58%) Change Control
2 5 (26.32%) Converged Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (26.32%) Network Design
2 5 (26.32%) Project Management
3 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
3 4 (21.05%) Quality Management
3 4 (21.05%) Process Management
3 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
3 4 (21.05%) Data Analytics
3 4 (21.05%) Analytics
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) MVC
4 3 (15.79%) Workflow
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.53%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
1 6 (31.58%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (10.53%) CISSP
4 1 (5.26%) SSCP
4 1 (5.26%) CEH
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
2 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 4 (21.05%) XenServer
3 4 (21.05%) vSphere
3 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) Firmware
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
1 2 (10.53%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) HP
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Nintex
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
4 2 (10.53%) Metastorm