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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL 28 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 21.05% 13.25% 26.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 58.33% 29.73% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £363 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -1.85%
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
48 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 36.09% 44.58% 50.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 4 14
Average daily rate £375 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £350 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £504 £410
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 - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 28 August 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 38 (74.51%) Finance
2 28 (54.90%) Retail
2 28 (54.90%) E-Commerce
3 27 (52.94%) Manufacturing
4 24 (47.06%) Java
5 21 (41.18%) J2EE
6 20 (39.22%) JavaScript
7 17 (33.33%) HTML
7 17 (33.33%) Sybase
7 17 (33.33%) XML
7 17 (33.33%) UNIX
8 15 (29.41%) Web Services
8 15 (29.41%) IBM
9 14 (27.45%) Degree
9 14 (27.45%) MQSeries
9 14 (27.45%) T-SQL
10 12 (23.53%) Change Management
10 12 (23.53%) Project Management
10 12 (23.53%) Hibernate
10 12 (23.53%) Spring
10 12 (23.53%) Linux
10 12 (23.53%) Time Management
11 11 (21.57%) Sybase ASE
12 10 (19.61%) Content Management
13 9 (17.65%) WebSphere
13 9 (17.65%) HPUX
13 9 (17.65%) Solaris
13 9 (17.65%) DB2
13 9 (17.65%) Oracle
13 9 (17.65%) SQL Server

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (27.45%) MQSeries
2 9 (17.65%) WebSphere
3 7 (13.73%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (9.80%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) Internet
2 5 (9.80%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) Sybase ASE
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.65%) DB2
3 7 (13.73%) MySQL
4 6 (11.76%) RDBMS
4 6 (11.76%) DbVisualizer
4 6 (11.76%) Relational Database
5 5 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (5.88%) JasperReports
7 3 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Ant
1 8 (15.69%) JUnit
1 8 (15.69%) Eclipse
1 8 (15.69%) Log4j
1 8 (15.69%) Subversion
2 6 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (11.76%) LoadRunner
3 5 (9.80%) Maven
4 3 (5.88%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (74.51%) Finance
2 28 (54.90%) Retail
3 27 (52.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) Developer
2 15 (29.41%) Java Developer
3 13 (25.49%) Analyst
3 13 (25.49%) Business Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) SQL Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Tester
6 5 (9.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (7.84%) SQL DBA
7 4 (7.84%) DBA
8 2 (3.92%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.92%) PostgreSQL DBA
9 1 (1.96%) .NET Applications Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Agile Business Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) .NET Software Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Sybase Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Web Applications Developer
9 1 (1.96%) .NET Web Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (41.18%) J2EE
2 17 (33.33%) HTML
2 17 (33.33%) XML
3 15 (29.41%) Web Services
4 12 (23.53%) Hibernate
4 12 (23.53%) Spring
5 8 (15.69%) XMLBeans
5 8 (15.69%) Ajax
5 8 (15.69%) JMS
5 8 (15.69%) Struts
5 8 (15.69%) XSLT
5 8 (15.69%) JSP
5 8 (15.69%) Servlets
6 7 (13.73%) SOAP
6 7 (13.73%) REST
7 6 (11.76%) jQuery
7 6 (11.76%) JSON
7 6 (11.76%) CSS
7 6 (11.76%) Flash
8 3 (5.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Web 2.0
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) UNIX
2 12 (23.53%) Linux
3 9 (17.65%) HPUX
3 9 (17.65%) Solaris
4 8 (15.69%) Windows
5 1 (1.96%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (54.90%) E-Commerce
2 12 (23.53%) Project Management
2 12 (23.53%) Change Management
2 12 (23.53%) Time Management
3 10 (19.61%) Content Management
4 8 (15.69%) OO
4 8 (15.69%) System Testing
5 6 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 6 (11.76%) Data Modelling
6 5 (9.80%) Migration
7 3 (5.88%) UML
7 3 (5.88%) RAD
8 2 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.92%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.92%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.96%) Data Cleansing
9 1 (1.96%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.96%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (1.96%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (47.06%) Java
2 20 (39.22%) JavaScript
3 14 (27.45%) T-SQL
4 8 (15.69%) XPath
5 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.88%) Perl
6 2 (3.92%) C#
7 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.96%) VB
7 1 (1.96%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) Degree
2 8 (15.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (15.69%) ISEB
3 5 (9.80%) Sun Certification
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.96%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Sybase
2 15 (29.41%) IBM
3 9 (17.65%) Oracle
4 8 (15.69%) Interwoven
5 7 (13.73%) HP
6 5 (9.80%) Sun
7 3 (5.88%) ATG
7 3 (5.88%) Blue Martini
7 3 (5.88%) Elastic Path
8 1 (1.96%) VMware
8 1 (1.96%) Juniper
8 1 (1.96%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.96%) Symantec
8 1 (1.96%) Dell
8 1 (1.96%) EMC
8 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.96%) SAP
8 1 (1.96%) Cisco