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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL 22 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 16.54% 18.12% 23.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.29% 40.98% 45.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £350 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £416 £433
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 £27.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
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
59 61 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 44.36% 44.20% 51.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 20
Average daily rate £375 £360 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -17.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £282 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) Oracle
3 11 (30.56%) UNIX
3 11 (30.56%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (27.78%) DB2
4 10 (27.78%) HTML
5 9 (25.00%) .NET
5 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 8 (22.22%) Retail
7 7 (19.44%) TDD
7 7 (19.44%) Java
7 7 (19.44%) Linux
8 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 6 (16.67%) PL/SQL
8 6 (16.67%) XML
8 6 (16.67%) Migration
9 5 (13.89%) Change Management
9 5 (13.89%) Maximo
9 5 (13.89%) Subversion
9 5 (13.89%) CRM
9 5 (13.89%) Web Application Development
9 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
9 5 (13.89%) Coaching
9 5 (13.89%) PDA
9 5 (13.89%) Data Migration
9 5 (13.89%) RESTful
10 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
10 4 (11.11%) Test Automation

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.56%) Confluence
3 1 (2.78%) CMS
3 1 (2.78%) LiveLink
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Maximo
2 4 (11.11%) Magento
3 1 (2.78%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) 3G
2 1 (2.78%) 2G
2 1 (2.78%) LTE
2 1 (2.78%) 4G
2 1 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.78%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) DB2
2 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 4 (11.11%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (5.56%) Couchbase
6 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.78%) QlikView
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.78%) MySQL
7 1 (2.78%) OLAP
7 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.78%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Subversion
2 4 (11.11%) ProC
2 4 (11.11%) Selenium
2 4 (11.11%) PHPUnit
2 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.56%) StyleCop
3 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.56%) Fiddler
3 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.78%) Ant
4 1 (2.78%) JUnit
4 1 (2.78%) Log4j
General
1 8 (22.22%) Retail
2 4 (11.11%) Billing
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Tester
3 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 3 (8.33%) SQL DBA
4 3 (8.33%) Applications Architect
4 3 (8.33%) DBA
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Perl Developer
6 1 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) HTML
2 9 (25.00%) .NET
3 6 (16.67%) XML
4 5 (13.89%) RESTful
5 4 (11.11%) Flash
6 3 (8.33%) CSS
7 2 (5.56%) J2EE
7 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
7 2 (5.56%) XHTML
7 2 (5.56%) Web Services
7 2 (5.56%) jQuery
7 2 (5.56%) SAP PI
7 2 (5.56%) REST
8 1 (2.78%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.78%) Catalyst
8 1 (2.78%) Moose
8 1 (2.78%) XSLT
8 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.78%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) PDA
2 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.33%) Replication
3 3 (8.33%) Clustering
4 2 (5.56%) PKI
4 2 (5.56%) iPad
5 1 (2.78%) Statistics
5 1 (2.78%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) UNIX
2 7 (19.44%) Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
4 2 (5.56%) Android
5 1 (2.78%) HPUX
5 1 (2.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (19.44%) TDD
3 6 (16.67%) Migration
3 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 5 (13.89%) CRM
4 5 (13.89%) Change Management
4 5 (13.89%) Data Migration
4 5 (13.89%) Web Application Development
4 5 (13.89%) Coaching
5 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 4 (11.11%) Document Management
5 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.11%) System Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Project Management
6 3 (8.33%) SOA
6 3 (8.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 7 (19.44%) Java
3 6 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 4 (11.11%) PHP
4 4 (11.11%) C
4 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 3 (8.33%) C#
5 3 (8.33%) Perl
6 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.78%) VBA
7 1 (2.78%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) XPath
7 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.78%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) MCDBA
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) SCOM
2 2 (5.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) NetCracker
3 3 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) Sybase
4 2 (5.56%) SAP
4 2 (5.56%) Metastorm
4 2 (5.56%) Splunk
4 2 (5.56%) Nintex
5 1 (2.78%) ATG
5 1 (2.78%) OpenText
5 1 (2.78%) RedDot
5 1 (2.78%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) Blue Martini
5 1 (2.78%) Huawei
5 1 (2.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (2.78%) Elastic Path
5 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.78%) Cognos
5 1 (2.78%) IBM