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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL 20 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 21.28% 8.57% 21.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.44% 22.50% 46.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 9
Average daily rate £313 £413 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £315 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £515 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.60 £27.20
% change year-on-year
-14.32% +5.12%
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
45 40 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 47.87% 38.10% 45.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 16
Average daily rate £398 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £510 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016, 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 22 (59.46%) HTML
2 21 (56.76%) JavaScript
2 21 (56.76%) DB2
2 21 (56.76%) Unix
3 19 (51.35%) Retail
4 18 (48.65%) XML
5 16 (43.24%) E-Commerce
5 16 (43.24%) Automated Testing
5 16 (43.24%) RESTful
6 15 (40.54%) Java
6 15 (40.54%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (37.84%) Subversion
7 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (37.84%) Magento
8 13 (35.14%) QA
9 12 (32.43%) Selenium
9 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
9 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (32.43%) WebDriver
9 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
9 12 (32.43%) PHP
10 11 (29.73%) Flash
10 11 (29.73%) DbVisualizer
10 11 (29.73%) System Testing
10 11 (29.73%) TDD
10 11 (29.73%) Document Management
10 11 (29.73%) Coaching
11 10 (27.03%) J2EE
12 9 (24.32%) IBM
12 9 (24.32%) Oracle

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (18.92%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.81%) MQSeries
3 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.11%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (5.41%) Drupal
5 1 (2.70%) Apache
Business Applications
1 14 (37.84%) Magento
2 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (56.76%) DB2
2 11 (29.73%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.11%) MySQL
5 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) Subversion
2 12 (32.43%) Selenium
2 12 (32.43%) WebDriver
3 9 (24.32%) PHPUnit
4 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
5 5 (13.51%) Ant
5 5 (13.51%) Appium
6 4 (10.81%) HP UFT
6 4 (10.81%) LoadRunner
7 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
7 3 (8.11%) JIRA
7 3 (8.11%) Protractor
7 3 (8.11%) Rational Application Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (51.35%) Retail
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Automation Tester
1 12 (32.43%) Tester
2 11 (29.73%) Selenium Tester
2 11 (29.73%) Web Tester
3 10 (27.03%) Developer
4 8 (21.62%) Analyst
4 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 6 (16.22%) C# Developer
6 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
6 5 (13.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (10.81%) Business Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) Retail Business Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) SQL Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) SQL Developer
7 4 (10.81%) Test Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) Unix Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Java Architect
8 3 (8.11%) Java Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (59.46%) HTML
2 18 (48.65%) XML
3 16 (43.24%) RESTful
4 11 (29.73%) Flash
5 10 (27.03%) J2EE
6 7 (18.92%) .NET
7 5 (13.51%) Behat
8 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
8 4 (10.81%) CSS
8 4 (10.81%) HTML5
8 4 (10.81%) JSON
9 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
9 3 (8.11%) Gherkin
10 2 (5.41%) Ajax
10 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (5.41%) iOS SDK
10 2 (5.41%) jQuery
10 2 (5.41%) Visualforce
10 2 (5.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.41%) iPad
2 2 (5.41%) iPhone
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (56.76%) Unix
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) AIX
3 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Automated Testing
1 16 (43.24%) E-Commerce
2 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
3 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
4 11 (29.73%) Coaching
4 11 (29.73%) Document Management
4 11 (29.73%) System Testing
4 11 (29.73%) TDD
5 9 (24.32%) BDD
6 7 (18.92%) Change Management
7 5 (13.51%) MVC
7 5 (13.51%) Re-Platforming
7 5 (13.51%) User Stories
8 4 (10.81%) Presales
8 4 (10.81%) Project Management
8 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Time Management
9 3 (8.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) JavaScript
2 15 (40.54%) Java
3 12 (32.43%) PHP
4 7 (18.92%) C#
5 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.41%) Apex Code
6 2 (5.41%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.41%) Perl
6 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.41%) Python
6 2 (5.41%) Ruby
6 2 (5.41%) SOQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (35.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Ansible
1 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) IBM
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle
2 4 (10.81%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) hybris
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com