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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 20 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 13 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.23% 4.40% 15.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.71% 18.18% 56.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
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£475 £281 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.88% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £266 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £296 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% -5.88%
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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
41 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 25.95% 24.18% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 9
Average daily rate £393 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.52% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%

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 1 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 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) C#
2 12 (52.17%) .NET
3 10 (43.48%) HTML
4 9 (39.13%) Oracle
4 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 9 (39.13%) HP
4 9 (39.13%) Retail
4 9 (39.13%) Hyper-V
5 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
5 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
6 7 (30.43%) Firmware
6 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (30.43%) Degree
6 7 (30.43%) WCF
6 7 (30.43%) WPF
6 7 (30.43%) Oracle Retail
7 6 (26.09%) Change Control
7 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
8 5 (21.74%) ADO.NET
8 5 (21.74%) SQL
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (21.74%) HTML5
8 5 (21.74%) Converged Infrastructure
8 5 (21.74%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (21.74%) Network Design
8 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (17.39%) PKI
9 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) WorkSite
3 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) LAN
1 4 (17.39%) WAN
1 4 (17.39%) VPN
1 4 (17.39%) MPLS
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) LDAP
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (17.39%) Big Data
3 4 (17.39%) MySQL
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (8.70%) DB2
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (39.13%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Architect
2 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Applications Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Firmware Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Manager
4 3 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Lead C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) MySQL DBA
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.35%) DBA
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) .NET
2 10 (43.48%) HTML
3 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
4 7 (30.43%) WCF
4 7 (30.43%) WPF
5 5 (21.74%) ADO.NET
5 5 (21.74%) HTML5
6 3 (13.04%) CSS
6 3 (13.04%) jQuery
6 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.70%) SOAP
7 2 (8.70%) Web Services
7 2 (8.70%) XML
7 2 (8.70%) Ajax
7 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
7 2 (8.70%) JSON
7 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (8.70%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) PKI
2 2 (8.70%) RIA
2 2 (8.70%) iPad
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Change Control
2 5 (21.74%) Converged Infrastructure
2 5 (21.74%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (21.74%) Network Design
2 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
3 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Quality Management
3 4 (17.39%) Process Management
3 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
3 4 (17.39%) Data Analytics
3 4 (17.39%) Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) MVC
4 3 (13.04%) Workflow
4 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Logistics
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C#
2 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (8.70%) CISSP
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Hyper-V
2 7 (30.43%) Firmware
3 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (17.39%) XenServer
4 4 (17.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
1 2 (8.70%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
1 9 (39.13%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Nintex
3 2 (8.70%) Metastorm
3 2 (8.70%) SAP