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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL 22 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 17.05% 16.05% 25.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.00% 34.21% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £383 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.03% -4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £308 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £457 £420
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 £26.00 £23.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -8.66%
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
44 38 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 34.11% 46.91% 50.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 14
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £469 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 37 (71.15%) Finance
2 28 (53.85%) Retail
2 28 (53.85%) E-Commerce
3 27 (51.92%) Manufacturing
4 23 (44.23%) Java
5 20 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 20 (38.46%) J2EE
6 17 (32.69%) HTML
6 17 (32.69%) XML
6 17 (32.69%) UNIX
7 16 (30.77%) Sybase
8 15 (28.85%) IBM
9 14 (26.92%) MQSeries
9 14 (26.92%) Web Services
9 14 (26.92%) Degree
10 13 (25.00%) T-SQL
11 12 (23.08%) Project Management
11 12 (23.08%) Change Management
11 12 (23.08%) Time Management
12 11 (21.15%) Hibernate
12 11 (21.15%) Spring
12 11 (21.15%) Sybase ASE
12 11 (21.15%) Linux
13 10 (19.23%) Content Management
14 9 (17.31%) WebSphere
14 9 (17.31%) DB2
14 9 (17.31%) Oracle
14 9 (17.31%) HPUX
14 9 (17.31%) Solaris
15 8 (15.38%) Struts

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (26.92%) MQSeries
2 9 (17.31%) WebSphere
3 7 (13.46%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (9.62%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) Internet
2 5 (9.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) Sybase ASE
2 9 (17.31%) DB2
3 7 (13.46%) MySQL
3 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
4 6 (11.54%) DbVisualizer
4 6 (11.54%) RDBMS
4 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
5 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.85%) JasperReports
7 2 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Ant
1 8 (15.38%) JUnit
1 8 (15.38%) Eclipse
1 8 (15.38%) Log4j
1 8 (15.38%) Subversion
2 6 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (11.54%) LoadRunner
3 5 (9.62%) Maven
4 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 37 (71.15%) Finance
2 28 (53.85%) Retail
3 27 (51.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Developer
2 14 (26.92%) Analyst
2 14 (26.92%) Java Developer
3 13 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) SQL Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Tester
6 5 (9.62%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (7.69%) SQL DBA
7 4 (7.69%) DBA
8 2 (3.85%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL DBA
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle DBA
9 1 (1.92%) .NET Applications Developer
9 1 (1.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Agile Business Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (1.92%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) .NET Software Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Sybase Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (38.46%) J2EE
2 17 (32.69%) HTML
2 17 (32.69%) XML
3 14 (26.92%) Web Services
4 11 (21.15%) Hibernate
4 11 (21.15%) Spring
5 8 (15.38%) XMLBeans
5 8 (15.38%) Ajax
5 8 (15.38%) JMS
5 8 (15.38%) Struts
5 8 (15.38%) XSLT
5 8 (15.38%) JSP
5 8 (15.38%) Servlets
6 7 (13.46%) SOAP
6 7 (13.46%) REST
7 6 (11.54%) jQuery
7 6 (11.54%) JSON
7 6 (11.54%) CSS
7 6 (11.54%) Flash
8 3 (5.77%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Web 2.0
2 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.69%) UNIX
2 11 (21.15%) Linux
3 9 (17.31%) HPUX
3 9 (17.31%) Solaris
4 7 (13.46%) Windows
5 1 (1.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (53.85%) E-Commerce
2 12 (23.08%) Project Management
2 12 (23.08%) Change Management
2 12 (23.08%) Time Management
3 10 (19.23%) Content Management
4 8 (15.38%) OO
4 8 (15.38%) System Testing
5 6 (11.54%) Automated Testing
5 6 (11.54%) Regression Testing
5 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
6 5 (9.62%) Migration
7 3 (5.77%) RAD
7 3 (5.77%) UML
8 2 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.85%) People Management
9 1 (1.92%) Data Cleansing
9 1 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) Java
2 20 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 13 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 8 (15.38%) XPath
5 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.77%) Perl
5 3 (5.77%) C#
6 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.92%) VB
6 1 (1.92%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Degree
2 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (15.38%) ISEB
3 5 (9.62%) Sun Certification
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.92%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) Sybase
2 15 (28.85%) IBM
3 9 (17.31%) Oracle
4 8 (15.38%) Interwoven
5 7 (13.46%) HP
6 5 (9.62%) Sun
7 3 (5.77%) ATG
7 3 (5.77%) Blue Martini
7 3 (5.77%) Elastic Path
8 2 (3.85%) Hortonworks
9 1 (1.92%) VMware
9 1 (1.92%) Dell
9 1 (1.92%) EMC
9 1 (1.92%) Cisco
9 1 (1.92%) Juniper
9 1 (1.92%) Hitachi
9 1 (1.92%) Symantec