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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 19 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.01% 17.78% 27.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.24% 41.03% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 7
Average daily rate
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£335 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £268 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £400 £410
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 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -21.05%
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
42 39 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 28.77% 43.33% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 26
Average daily rate £375 £290 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -31.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 (43.75%) Finance
2 19 (39.58%) Sybase
3 18 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 16 (33.33%) Sybase ASE
5 15 (31.25%) Java
5 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 13 (27.08%) E-Commerce
6 13 (27.08%) Retail
6 13 (27.08%) Manufacturing
7 12 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 12 (25.00%) UNIX
7 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 12 (25.00%) J2EE
7 12 (25.00%) Oracle
8 11 (22.92%) HTML
8 11 (22.92%) XML
8 11 (22.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (20.83%) Degree
10 9 (18.75%) Web Services
11 8 (16.67%) MQSeries
11 8 (16.67%) IBM
12 7 (14.58%) Hibernate
12 7 (14.58%) Spring
12 7 (14.58%) ISEB
12 7 (14.58%) Linux
12 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
12 7 (14.58%) System Testing
13 6 (12.50%) REST

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (16.67%) MQSeries
2 5 (10.42%) WebSphere
2 5 (10.42%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Office
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) HTTP
1 3 (6.25%) Internet
2 2 (4.17%) 3G
2 2 (4.17%) 2G
2 2 (4.17%) LTE
2 2 (4.17%) 4G
2 2 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (4.17%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (33.33%) Sybase ASE
2 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 11 (22.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
5 5 (10.42%) MySQL
5 5 (10.42%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (10.42%) DB2
5 5 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
7 2 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
8 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (10.42%) LoadRunner
2 3 (6.25%) Log4j
2 3 (6.25%) Subversion
2 3 (6.25%) Maven
2 3 (6.25%) Ant
2 3 (6.25%) JUnit
2 3 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) Fiddler
3 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.08%) StyleCop
3 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 21 (43.75%) Finance
2 13 (27.08%) Manufacturing
2 13 (27.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (54.17%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 8 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 8 (16.67%) DBA
4 7 (14.58%) SQL DBA
5 6 (12.50%) Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Tester
7 4 (8.33%) Business Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Data Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL DBA
9 2 (4.17%) Sybase Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
10 1 (2.08%) Consultant
10 1 (2.08%) Administrator
10 1 (2.08%) Data Consultant
10 1 (2.08%) .NET Developer
10 1 (2.08%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) J2EE
2 11 (22.92%) HTML
2 11 (22.92%) XML
3 9 (18.75%) Web Services
4 7 (14.58%) Hibernate
4 7 (14.58%) Spring
5 6 (12.50%) REST
6 5 (10.42%) Flash
6 5 (10.42%) SOAP
7 4 (8.33%) JSP
8 3 (6.25%) Servlets
8 3 (6.25%) Struts
8 3 (6.25%) .NET
8 3 (6.25%) XMLBeans
8 3 (6.25%) Ajax
8 3 (6.25%) JSON
8 3 (6.25%) jQuery
8 3 (6.25%) CSS
8 3 (6.25%) XSLT
8 3 (6.25%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Replication
3 3 (6.25%) Web 2.0
4 2 (4.17%) Statistics
4 2 (4.17%) Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) UNIX
2 7 (14.58%) Linux
3 5 (10.42%) Windows
4 4 (8.33%) Solaris
5 3 (6.25%) HPUX
6 1 (2.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) E-Commerce
2 12 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 7 (14.58%) System Testing
4 6 (12.50%) Migration
5 5 (10.42%) Change Management
5 5 (10.42%) Regression Testing
5 5 (10.42%) Content Management
5 5 (10.42%) Automated Testing
6 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.25%) Time Management
7 3 (6.25%) Project Management
7 3 (6.25%) OO
8 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.17%) SOA
8 2 (4.17%) Security Management
8 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.17%) Validation
8 2 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.17%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) T-SQL
2 15 (31.25%) Java
3 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.33%) C#
5 3 (6.25%) XPath
6 2 (4.17%) C++
6 2 (4.17%) Perl
7 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Degree
2 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (14.58%) ISEB
3 3 (6.25%) Sun Certification
4 2 (4.17%) MCITP
4 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (4.17%) MCDBA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Sybase
2 12 (25.00%) Oracle
3 8 (16.67%) IBM
4 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.42%) HP
5 3 (6.25%) Sun
5 3 (6.25%) Interwoven
6 2 (4.17%) Ericsson
6 2 (4.17%) Huawei
6 2 (4.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (4.17%) Nortel
6 2 (4.17%) Hortonworks
7 1 (2.08%) Splunk