The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 5 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL 33 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 26.19% 26.92% 14.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 47.83% 59.57% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -15.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £390 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.13 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.66%
SQL
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Programming Languages Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
69 47 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 54.76% 45.19% 40.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 5
Average daily rate £363 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £261 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Watford region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Watford

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Watford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Watford region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing SQL 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.

1 29 (48.33%) UNIX
2 28 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 25 (41.67%) DB2
3 25 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (40.00%) Java
5 23 (38.33%) Retail
6 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (36.67%) HTML
6 22 (36.67%) J2EE
7 20 (33.33%) XML
8 19 (31.67%) Linux
8 19 (31.67%) E-Commerce
9 17 (28.33%) Windows
9 17 (28.33%) Subversion
10 16 (26.67%) WebSphere
11 14 (23.33%) System Testing
11 14 (23.33%) Automated Testing
11 14 (23.33%) DbVisualizer
11 14 (23.33%) Flash
12 13 (21.67%) RESTful
13 12 (20.00%) TDD
14 11 (18.33%) .NET
14 11 (18.33%) JSP
14 11 (18.33%) Document Management
14 11 (18.33%) QA
14 11 (18.33%) Selenium
14 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
14 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (18.33%) Test Automation
14 11 (18.33%) WebDriver

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (26.67%) WebSphere
2 9 (15.00%) MQSeries
3 7 (11.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.00%) Apache
6 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.33%) LiveLink
6 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.33%) Lync
6 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Office
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Tridion
2 5 (8.33%) Magento
3 4 (6.67%) Maximo
4 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (3.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (3.33%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.00%) Internet
2 3 (5.00%) VLAN
2 3 (5.00%) DHCP
2 3 (5.00%) DNS
3 2 (3.33%) Intranet
3 2 (3.33%) Network Security
3 2 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (1.67%) X.400
4 1 (1.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (41.67%) DB2
2 14 (23.33%) DbVisualizer
3 7 (11.67%) Oracle Database
4 6 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (10.00%) RDBMS
5 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (8.33%) MongoDB
6 4 (6.67%) Sybase ASE
6 4 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (6.67%) MySQL
6 4 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (28.33%) Subversion
2 11 (18.33%) Selenium
2 11 (18.33%) WebDriver
3 6 (10.00%) Ant
3 6 (10.00%) JUnit
3 6 (10.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 6 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 6 (10.00%) Log4j
3 6 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.33%) PHPUnit
5 4 (6.67%) ProC
6 3 (5.00%) HP UFT
6 3 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 23 (38.33%) Retail
2 7 (11.67%) Finance
3 4 (6.67%) Billing
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Developer
2 12 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 11 (18.33%) Tester
3 11 (18.33%) Automation Tester
4 10 (16.67%) Analyst
5 9 (15.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 7 (11.67%) Business Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) DBA
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Architect
9 2 (3.33%) Applications Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.67%) HTML
1 22 (36.67%) J2EE
2 20 (33.33%) XML
3 14 (23.33%) Flash
4 13 (21.67%) RESTful
5 11 (18.33%) .NET
5 11 (18.33%) JSP
6 7 (11.67%) XHTML
7 6 (10.00%) JMS
7 6 (10.00%) XSLT
7 6 (10.00%) Struts
7 6 (10.00%) Web Services
7 6 (10.00%) Servlets
7 6 (10.00%) EJB
7 6 (10.00%) Gherkin
7 6 (10.00%) XMLBeans
7 6 (10.00%) Ajax
7 6 (10.00%) JSTL
7 6 (10.00%) JDBC
8 5 (8.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.00%) Web 2.0
3 5 (8.33%) PKI
4 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.67%) PDA
5 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.33%) iPad
7 1 (1.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 29 (48.33%) UNIX
2 19 (31.67%) Linux
3 17 (28.33%) Windows
4 6 (10.00%) HPUX
4 6 (10.00%) Solaris
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.33%) Android
7 1 (1.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.67%) E-Commerce
3 14 (23.33%) Automated Testing
3 14 (23.33%) System Testing
4 12 (20.00%) TDD
5 11 (18.33%) Document Management
5 11 (18.33%) Test Automation
5 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
5 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (18.33%) Coaching
6 10 (16.67%) Change Management
7 7 (11.67%) Project Management
8 6 (10.00%) UML
8 6 (10.00%) OO
8 6 (10.00%) RAD
8 6 (10.00%) CRM
8 6 (10.00%) Migration
8 6 (10.00%) Content Management
9 5 (8.33%) Time Management
10 4 (6.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 24 (40.00%) Java
3 9 (15.00%) C
4 8 (13.33%) C#
5 7 (11.67%) Perl
5 7 (11.67%) T-SQL
6 6 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 6 (10.00%) XPath
6 6 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 5 (8.33%) PHP
8 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.67%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.67%) Clojure
9 1 (1.67%) RPG
9 1 (1.67%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) CISSP
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.33%) CISM
3 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.33%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) SCCM
1 5 (8.33%) SCOM
2 3 (5.00%) Puppet
2 3 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (5.00%) SCOrch
3 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) IBM
2 9 (15.00%) Oracle
3 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.67%) HP
4 6 (10.00%) Interwoven
4 6 (10.00%) ATG
4 6 (10.00%) Blue Martini
4 6 (10.00%) Elastic Path
5 5 (8.33%) Sybase
5 5 (8.33%) SAP
6 4 (6.67%) NetCracker
7 3 (5.00%) Dell
7 3 (5.00%) EMC
7 3 (5.00%) Citrix
7 3 (5.00%) 3PAR
7 3 (5.00%) ServiceNow
7 3 (5.00%) Symantec
8 2 (3.33%) Metastorm
8 2 (3.33%) Nintex
8 2 (3.33%) Cognos
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