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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 21 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 14.69% 15.56% 28.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 52.50% 41.18% 41.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 5
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £290 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £389 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -14.54%
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
40 34 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 27.97% 37.78% 68.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 23
Average daily rate £325 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £415 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014, 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 (58.00%) Finance
2 21 (42.00%) Manufacturing
2 21 (42.00%) Retail
2 21 (42.00%) E-Commerce
3 18 (36.00%) Sybase
4 17 (34.00%) Java
4 17 (34.00%) T-SQL
5 16 (32.00%) Sybase ASE
6 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 15 (30.00%) J2EE
7 14 (28.00%) XML
7 14 (28.00%) UNIX
8 13 (26.00%) HTML
9 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
9 12 (24.00%) Data Modelling
9 12 (24.00%) Degree
10 11 (22.00%) MQSeries
10 11 (22.00%) IBM
10 11 (22.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (20.00%) Web Services
11 10 (20.00%) Oracle
11 10 (20.00%) Change Management
12 8 (16.00%) Project Management
12 8 (16.00%) Spring
12 8 (16.00%) Hibernate
12 8 (16.00%) ISEB
12 8 (16.00%) Linux
12 8 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (16.00%) System Testing

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 11 (22.00%) MQSeries
2 7 (14.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (12.00%) Adobe CQ
4 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) Internet
2 4 (8.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.00%) 3G
3 1 (2.00%) 2G
3 1 (2.00%) LTE
3 1 (2.00%) 4G
3 1 (2.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.00%) Sybase ASE
2 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (22.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (14.00%) DB2
5 6 (12.00%) MySQL
5 6 (12.00%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
8 2 (4.00%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (4.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (12.00%) LoadRunner
2 5 (10.00%) Log4j
2 5 (10.00%) Subversion
2 5 (10.00%) Ant
2 5 (10.00%) JUnit
2 5 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (8.00%) Maven
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 29 (58.00%) Finance
2 21 (42.00%) Manufacturing
2 21 (42.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (50.00%) Developer
2 11 (22.00%) Analyst
2 11 (22.00%) SQL Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Business Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Tester
4 6 (12.00%) DBA
5 5 (10.00%) SQL DBA
6 4 (8.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL DBA
7 2 (4.00%) Sybase Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Consultant
8 1 (2.00%) Administrator
8 1 (2.00%) Data Consultant
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle DBA
8 1 (2.00%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.00%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Sybase DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) J2EE
2 14 (28.00%) XML
3 13 (26.00%) HTML
4 10 (20.00%) Web Services
5 8 (16.00%) Hibernate
5 8 (16.00%) Spring
6 6 (12.00%) REST
6 6 (12.00%) Flash
6 6 (12.00%) SOAP
7 5 (10.00%) Struts
7 5 (10.00%) XSLT
7 5 (10.00%) JMS
7 5 (10.00%) JSP
7 5 (10.00%) Servlets
7 5 (10.00%) XMLBeans
7 5 (10.00%) Ajax
8 4 (8.00%) JSON
8 4 (8.00%) jQuery
8 4 (8.00%) CSS
9 2 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Web 2.0
3 2 (4.00%) Statistics
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) UNIX
2 8 (16.00%) Linux
3 6 (12.00%) Solaris
4 5 (10.00%) HPUX
4 5 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (2.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) E-Commerce
2 12 (24.00%) Data Modelling
3 10 (20.00%) Change Management
4 8 (16.00%) Project Management
4 8 (16.00%) System Testing
4 8 (16.00%) Time Management
5 7 (14.00%) Content Management
6 6 (12.00%) Migration
6 6 (12.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (12.00%) Automated Testing
7 5 (10.00%) OO
8 4 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.00%) Coaching
9 2 (4.00%) People Management
9 2 (4.00%) Data Management
9 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.00%) Security Management
10 1 (2.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) Java
1 17 (34.00%) T-SQL
2 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.00%) XPath
4 3 (6.00%) C#
5 2 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.00%) C++
6 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Degree
2 8 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (16.00%) ISEB
3 4 (8.00%) Sun Certification
4 2 (4.00%) MCITP
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (4.00%) MCDBA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Sybase
2 11 (22.00%) IBM
3 10 (20.00%) Oracle
4 6 (12.00%) HP
5 5 (10.00%) Interwoven
6 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.00%) Sun
7 2 (4.00%) Hortonworks
8 1 (2.00%) Nortel
8 1 (2.00%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.00%) ATG
8 1 (2.00%) Blue Martini
8 1 (2.00%) Huawei
8 1 (2.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (2.00%) Elastic Path
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