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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL 36 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 25.53% 21.05% 13.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.44% 58.33% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £289 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £390 £463
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 £30.00 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
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
81 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 57.45% 36.09% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 4
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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
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 August 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 37 (53.62%) UNIX
2 34 (49.28%) JavaScript
3 31 (44.93%) Java
3 31 (44.93%) Retail
4 30 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (43.48%) DB2
5 29 (42.03%) E-Commerce
6 27 (39.13%) J2EE
6 27 (39.13%) HTML
6 27 (39.13%) XML
7 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (31.88%) Subversion
8 21 (30.43%) Linux
9 20 (28.99%) WebSphere
10 19 (27.54%) Automated Testing
10 19 (27.54%) System Testing
10 19 (27.54%) DbVisualizer
10 19 (27.54%) Flash
10 19 (27.54%) Windows
11 17 (24.64%) RESTful
12 16 (23.19%) IBM
13 14 (20.29%) QA
13 14 (20.29%) TDD
14 13 (18.84%) Document Management
14 13 (18.84%) Selenium
14 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
14 13 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (18.84%) Test Automation
14 13 (18.84%) WebDriver
14 13 (18.84%) Coaching

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 20 (28.99%) WebSphere
2 13 (18.84%) MQSeries
3 8 (11.59%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.35%) Apache
6 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.90%) LiveLink
6 2 (2.90%) Drupal
6 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.90%) Lync
6 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Office
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Magento
2 7 (10.14%) Tridion
3 2 (2.90%) Agresso
3 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.45%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) Internet
2 3 (4.35%) VLAN
2 3 (4.35%) DHCP
2 3 (4.35%) DNS
3 2 (2.90%) Intranet
3 2 (2.90%) Network Security
3 2 (2.90%) Firewall
4 1 (1.45%) X.400
4 1 (1.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (43.48%) DB2
2 19 (27.54%) DbVisualizer
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
3 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
3 7 (10.14%) RDBMS
4 6 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (8.70%) MySQL
4 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
5 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (7.25%) MongoDB
6 4 (5.80%) Sybase ASE
6 4 (5.80%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (31.88%) Subversion
2 13 (18.84%) Selenium
2 13 (18.84%) WebDriver
3 9 (13.04%) Ant
4 7 (10.14%) JUnit
4 7 (10.14%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 7 (10.14%) Eclipse
4 7 (10.14%) PHPUnit
4 7 (10.14%) Log4j
5 6 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 6 (8.70%) HP UFT
5 6 (8.70%) LoadRunner
6 4 (5.80%) ProC
7 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (44.93%) Retail
2 7 (10.14%) Finance
3 4 (5.80%) Billing
4 2 (2.90%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (30.43%) Developer
2 16 (23.19%) Analyst
3 14 (20.29%) Java Developer
4 13 (18.84%) Tester
4 13 (18.84%) Automation Tester
5 10 (14.49%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 10 (14.49%) Business Analyst
6 9 (13.04%) Selenium Tester
7 6 (8.70%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) DBA
8 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Applications Support Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Support Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Applications Architect
9 2 (2.90%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Technical Administrator
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (39.13%) HTML
1 27 (39.13%) J2EE
1 27 (39.13%) XML
2 19 (27.54%) Flash
3 17 (24.64%) RESTful
4 13 (18.84%) JSP
5 8 (11.59%) .NET
5 8 (11.59%) XHTML
5 8 (11.59%) XSLT
5 8 (11.59%) Web Services
6 7 (10.14%) JSTL
6 7 (10.14%) XMLBeans
6 7 (10.14%) Ajax
6 7 (10.14%) JMS
6 7 (10.14%) EJB
6 7 (10.14%) Servlets
6 7 (10.14%) JDBC
6 7 (10.14%) Struts
7 6 (8.70%) Hibernate
7 6 (8.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.14%) Web 2.0
3 5 (7.25%) PKI
4 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.90%) iPad
6 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.45%) AS400
6 1 (1.45%) PDA
6 1 (1.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 37 (53.62%) UNIX
2 21 (30.43%) Linux
3 19 (27.54%) Windows
4 7 (10.14%) HPUX
4 7 (10.14%) Solaris
5 3 (4.35%) AIX
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) E-Commerce
2 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (27.54%) Automated Testing
3 19 (27.54%) System Testing
4 14 (20.29%) TDD
5 13 (18.84%) Document Management
5 13 (18.84%) Change Management
5 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
5 13 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (18.84%) Test Automation
5 13 (18.84%) Coaching
6 10 (14.49%) Project Management
7 8 (11.59%) Time Management
8 7 (10.14%) Content Management
8 7 (10.14%) UML
8 7 (10.14%) OO
8 7 (10.14%) RAD
9 6 (8.70%) CRM
9 6 (8.70%) Regression Testing
10 4 (5.80%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 34 (49.28%) JavaScript
2 31 (44.93%) Java
3 9 (13.04%) C
3 9 (13.04%) PHP
4 8 (11.59%) T-SQL
4 8 (11.59%) C#
4 8 (11.59%) Perl
5 7 (10.14%) XPath
5 7 (10.14%) Bash Shell
6 6 (8.70%) PL/SQL
7 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.90%) Ruby
9 2 (2.90%) Python
10 1 (1.45%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.45%) Clojure
10 1 (1.45%) RPG
10 1 (1.45%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) Degree
2 2 (2.90%) CISSP
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.90%) CISM
3 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.29%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) SCCM
1 5 (7.25%) SCOM
1 5 (7.25%) Puppet
2 3 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (4.35%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.90%) Ansible
3 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (23.19%) IBM
2 11 (15.94%) Oracle
3 10 (14.49%) HP
4 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
5 7 (10.14%) Interwoven
5 7 (10.14%) ATG
5 7 (10.14%) Blue Martini
5 7 (10.14%) Elastic Path
6 6 (8.70%) Sybase
7 5 (7.25%) SAP
8 4 (5.80%) NetCracker
9 3 (4.35%) 3PAR
9 3 (4.35%) ServiceNow
9 3 (4.35%) Dell
9 3 (4.35%) EMC
9 3 (4.35%) Citrix
9 3 (4.35%) Symantec
10 2 (2.90%) Metastorm
10 2 (2.90%) hybris
10 2 (2.90%) Cognos