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 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 34 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 21.38% 26.88% 19.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.33% 60.98% 56.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £355 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -13.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £418 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.68% +16.36%
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
75 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 47.17% 44.09% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 13
Average daily rate £375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £416 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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
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 28 May 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 28 May 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 21 (50.00%) UNIX
2 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (45.24%) DB2
4 17 (40.48%) HTML
5 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
6 15 (35.71%) Retail
7 14 (33.33%) XML
7 14 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (30.95%) Java
9 11 (26.19%) Subversion
9 11 (26.19%) J2EE
10 10 (23.81%) Linux
10 10 (23.81%) WebSphere
11 9 (21.43%) TDD
11 9 (21.43%) Automated Testing
11 9 (21.43%) Oracle
11 9 (21.43%) Flash
11 9 (21.43%) System Testing
11 9 (21.43%) DbVisualizer
12 8 (19.05%) RESTful
12 8 (19.05%) .NET
13 7 (16.67%) Document Management
13 7 (16.67%) IBM
13 7 (16.67%) Windows
13 7 (16.67%) WebDriver
13 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
13 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
13 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (16.67%) QA

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 10 (23.81%) WebSphere
2 6 (14.29%) MQSeries
3 5 (11.90%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.14%) Apache
5 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.38%) CMS
6 1 (2.38%) LiveLink
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (2.38%) JBoss
6 1 (2.38%) IIS
6 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Maximo
2 4 (9.52%) Magento
2 4 (9.52%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) Network Security
2 2 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (45.24%) DB2
2 9 (21.43%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
5 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
5 4 (9.52%) MySQL
5 4 (9.52%) RDBMS
6 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
8 1 (2.38%) Couchbase
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Subversion
2 7 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 7 (16.67%) Selenium
3 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
3 4 (9.52%) PHPUnit
3 4 (9.52%) Ant
3 4 (9.52%) JUnit
3 4 (9.52%) ProC
3 4 (9.52%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Eclipse
3 4 (9.52%) Log4j
4 2 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.38%) JIRA
5 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.38%) StyleCop
5 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.38%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (35.71%) Retail
2 4 (9.52%) Billing
3 2 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Tester
3 7 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Applications Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) DBA
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.38%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.38%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) HTML
2 14 (33.33%) XML
3 11 (26.19%) J2EE
4 9 (21.43%) Flash
5 8 (19.05%) RESTful
5 8 (19.05%) .NET
6 5 (11.90%) XHTML
7 4 (9.52%) XSLT
7 4 (9.52%) EJB
7 4 (9.52%) JDBC
7 4 (9.52%) JSP
7 4 (9.52%) Servlets
7 4 (9.52%) Struts
7 4 (9.52%) JMS
7 4 (9.52%) JSTL
7 4 (9.52%) XMLBeans
7 4 (9.52%) Ajax
8 3 (7.14%) CSS
8 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
9 2 (4.76%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) PDA
2 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.52%) Web 2.0
4 2 (4.76%) iPad
4 2 (4.76%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) UNIX
2 10 (23.81%) Linux
3 7 (16.67%) Windows
4 4 (9.52%) HPUX
4 4 (9.52%) Solaris
5 2 (4.76%) Android
6 1 (2.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 9 (21.43%) TDD
3 9 (21.43%) Automated Testing
3 9 (21.43%) System Testing
4 7 (16.67%) Document Management
4 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (16.67%) Coaching
5 6 (14.29%) Change Management
6 5 (11.90%) Migration
6 5 (11.90%) CRM
6 5 (11.90%) Project Management
6 5 (11.90%) Web Application Development
6 5 (11.90%) Data Migration
7 4 (9.52%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Time Management
7 4 (9.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
2 13 (30.95%) Java
3 6 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 5 (11.90%) Perl
5 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
5 4 (9.52%) PHP
5 4 (9.52%) C
5 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
5 4 (9.52%) XPath
6 2 (4.76%) C#
6 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.38%) VBA
7 1 (2.38%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) CISSP
2 2 (4.76%) CISM
3 1 (2.38%) ISEB
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCOM
2 2 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle
2 7 (16.67%) IBM
3 5 (11.90%) HP
4 4 (9.52%) Elastic Path
4 4 (9.52%) SAP
4 4 (9.52%) Interwoven
4 4 (9.52%) Blue Martini
4 4 (9.52%) NetCracker
4 4 (9.52%) ATG
5 2 (4.76%) Nintex
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.76%) Metastorm
6 1 (2.38%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) OpenText
6 1 (2.38%) RedDot
6 1 (2.38%) EMC
6 1 (2.38%) Cognos
6 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.38%) Splunk