The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 17 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 14.66% 16.67% 21.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.00% 38.03% 47.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 9
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £265 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+27.00% -23.07%
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
34 71 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 29.31% 43.83% 45.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 25
Median daily rate £388 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for SQL.

1 23 (60.53%) JavaScript
2 20 (52.63%) HTML
3 18 (47.37%) Unix
4 17 (44.74%) XML
5 16 (42.11%) DB2
5 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (39.47%) Retail
6 15 (39.47%) Java
7 14 (36.84%) RESTful
7 14 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (34.21%) Automated Testing
9 12 (31.58%) Subversion
9 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
9 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (31.58%) J2EE
9 12 (31.58%) Magento
9 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
9 12 (31.58%) QA
9 12 (31.58%) Selenium
9 12 (31.58%) WebDriver
10 11 (28.95%) Coaching
10 11 (28.95%) Document Management
11 10 (26.32%) PHP
12 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
13 8 (21.05%) Oracle
13 8 (21.05%) TDD
13 8 (21.05%) User Stories
13 8 (21.05%) Behat
13 8 (21.05%) Appium
13 8 (21.05%) BDD

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.16%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.53%) JBoss
3 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (5.26%) Apache
4 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.63%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Magento
2 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) DB2
2 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.16%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.63%) MySQL
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Selenium
1 12 (31.58%) Subversion
1 12 (31.58%) WebDriver
2 8 (21.05%) Appium
2 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 8 (21.05%) PHPUnit
3 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.53%) JIRA
3 4 (10.53%) Protractor
4 3 (7.89%) Ant
4 3 (7.89%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (39.47%) Retail
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Automation Tester
1 12 (31.58%) Tester
2 11 (28.95%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 11 (28.95%) Selenium Tester
3 9 (23.68%) Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Web Automation Tester
4 7 (18.42%) Web Tester
5 5 (13.16%) Administrator
5 5 (13.16%) Architect
6 4 (10.53%) C# Developer
6 4 (10.53%) DBA
6 4 (10.53%) Java Automation Tester
6 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.53%) SQL DBA
7 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce Architect
7 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Java Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Java Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (52.63%) HTML
2 17 (44.74%) XML
3 14 (36.84%) RESTful
4 12 (31.58%) J2EE
5 8 (21.05%) Behat
6 5 (13.16%) .NET
6 5 (13.16%) CSS
6 5 (13.16%) Flash
6 5 (13.16%) HTML5
7 4 (10.53%) Gherkin
7 4 (10.53%) Hibernate
7 4 (10.53%) Spring
7 4 (10.53%) Web Services
8 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
8 3 (7.89%) EJB
8 3 (7.89%) JSP
8 3 (7.89%) Struts
9 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
9 2 (5.26%) Ajax
9 2 (5.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Replication
3 3 (7.89%) iPad
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) iPhone
4 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Unix
2 4 (10.53%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) AIX
4 1 (2.63%) HPUX
4 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Automated Testing
3 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
3 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 11 (28.95%) Coaching
4 11 (28.95%) Document Management
5 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
6 8 (21.05%) BDD
6 8 (21.05%) TDD
6 8 (21.05%) User Stories
7 7 (18.42%) Re-Platforming
8 5 (13.16%) System Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.53%) Change Management
9 4 (10.53%) CRM
9 4 (10.53%) Web Development
10 3 (7.89%) MVC
10 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
10 3 (7.89%) UML
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) JavaScript
2 15 (39.47%) Java
3 10 (26.32%) PHP
4 6 (15.79%) T-SQL
5 5 (13.16%) C#
6 2 (5.26%) Apex Code
6 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.26%) Perl
6 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.26%) SOQL
7 1 (2.63%) C
7 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) MBA
2 1 (2.63%) MCSA
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle
2 6 (15.79%) IBM
3 4 (10.53%) hybris
4 3 (7.89%) ATG
4 3 (7.89%) Percussion
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (5.26%) Sybase
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) Citrix
6 1 (2.63%) Dell
6 1 (2.63%) EMC
6 1 (2.63%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.63%) IFS
6 1 (2.63%) Juniper
6 1 (2.63%) SAP
6 1 (2.63%) Symantec
6 1 (2.63%) VMware