Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 34 31
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 -21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 89 63 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.06% 5.14% 5.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.45% 30.29% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 50 52
Hertfordshire median daily rate £335 £355 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.63% -8.68% -2.81%
10th Percentile £300 £218 £303
90th Percentile £460 £491 £650
East of England median daily rate £363 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -1.02% +4.64% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £37.77 £31.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.84% -17.33% +1.35%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 283 208 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.26% 16.97% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 126 104
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.19% +3.29%
10th Percentile £304 £272 £275
90th Percentile £588 £559 £601
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 4
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £29.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.68% +96.67% +1.01%
10th Percentile £13.83 £26.70 £14.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £31.90 £33.53
East of England median hourly rate £24.00 £31.45 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.69% -21.38% +11.11%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Hertfordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Hertfordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Hertfordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Hertfordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Hertfordshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +4 23 £335 -10.67% 11
Hemel Hempstead +10 16 £373 -0.67% 9
Welwyn Garden City +3 13 £213 -52.78%
Stevenage -2 9 £318 -47.08% 1
Hatfield -4 6 £375 -6.25% 1
St Albans +5 3 £300 -20.00% 6
Rickmansworth -5 3 £338 - 1
Hertford -5 2 £325 -1.89% 3
Borehamwood - 1 £400 - 2
Royston - 1 - - 4
Potters Bar - 1 £400 -
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 50 (56.18%) SQL
2 36 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (37.08%) C#
4 30 (33.71%) Microsoft
5 28 (31.46%) .NET
6 27 (30.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (26.97%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (25.84%) T-SQL
9 22 (24.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (23.60%) JavaScript
11 20 (22.47%) HTML
11 20 (22.47%) CSS
12 17 (19.10%) jQuery
12 17 (19.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (19.10%) ASP.NET
12 17 (19.10%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (17.98%) MVC
14 15 (16.85%) Finance
15 14 (15.73%) Visual Studio
15 14 (15.73%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (14.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (14.61%) Windows
17 12 (13.48%) Retail
17 12 (13.48%) KnockoutJS
17 12 (13.48%) SDLC
17 12 (13.48%) Relational Database
18 11 (12.36%) Tableau
18 11 (12.36%) Greenfield Project
18 11 (12.36%) SAP
18 11 (12.36%) Web Services

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.99%) IIS
2 5 (5.62%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.49%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.49%) Confluence
4 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.25%) JBoss
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.12%) Apache
6 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.12%) CMS
6 1 (1.12%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.12%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) iTrent
2 2 (2.25%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.37%) Office 365
3 1 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) DNS
1 4 (4.49%) IMAP
1 4 (4.49%) Internet
1 4 (4.49%) SMTP
2 3 (3.37%) Firewall
2 3 (3.37%) HTTP
2 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.25%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.12%) LAN
4 1 (1.12%) SAN
4 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 22 (24.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (19.10%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (19.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (13.48%) Relational Database
5 10 (11.24%) MongoDB
5 10 (11.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (11.24%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (7.87%) Power BI
7 6 (6.74%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (6.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (6.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (4.49%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (4.49%) Big Data
8 4 (4.49%) Hadoop
8 4 (4.49%) NoSQL
8 4 (4.49%) RDBMS
9 3 (3.37%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (3.37%) MySQL
9 3 (3.37%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 14 (15.73%) Visual Studio
2 8 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (7.87%) JIRA
4 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (3.37%) Zephyr
5 2 (2.25%) JUnit
5 2 (2.25%) MSI
5 2 (2.25%) WinDbg
6 1 (1.12%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.12%) Hudson
6 1 (1.12%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.12%) JMeter
6 1 (1.12%) NUnit
6 1 (1.12%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.12%) Subversion
6 1 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.12%) WebStorm
General
1 15 (16.85%) Finance
2 12 (13.48%) Retail
3 7 (7.87%) Legal
4 4 (4.49%) Marketing
5 2 (2.25%) Back Office
5 2 (2.25%) Billing
6 1 (1.12%) Front Office
6 1 (1.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 53 (59.55%) Developer
2 20 (22.47%) .NET Developer
3 17 (19.10%) C# Developer
4 16 (17.98%) Analyst
5 13 (14.61%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (13.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (8.99%) SQL Developer
7 8 (8.99%) SSIS Developer
8 7 (7.87%) Data Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) Architect
9 5 (5.62%) Business Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (5.62%) SSAS Developer
9 5 (5.62%) SSRS Developer
9 5 (5.62%) Tester
10 4 (4.49%) Data Scientist
10 4 (4.49%) Elasticsearch Developer
10 4 (4.49%) SQL BI Developer
10 4 (4.49%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (31.46%) .NET
2 20 (22.47%) CSS
2 20 (22.47%) HTML
3 17 (19.10%) ASP.NET
3 17 (19.10%) jQuery
4 14 (15.73%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (14.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (13.48%) KnockoutJS
7 11 (12.36%) Web Services
8 10 (11.24%) .NET Framework
9 9 (10.11%) HTML5
9 9 (10.11%) JSON
9 9 (10.11%) XML
10 8 (8.99%) Entity Framework
10 8 (8.99%) LINQ
10 8 (8.99%) RequireJS
10 8 (8.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (7.87%) AngularJS
11 7 (7.87%) CSS3
11 7 (7.87%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.87%) W3C
3 5 (5.62%) Tandem
4 3 (3.37%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.25%) User Experience
6 1 (1.12%) Fintech
6 1 (1.12%) PKI
6 1 (1.12%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.61%) Windows
2 8 (8.99%) Linux
3 7 (7.87%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.37%) CentOS
4 3 (3.37%) Ubuntu
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.25%) Fedora
5 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.25%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.97%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (17.98%) MVC
4 12 (13.48%) SDLC
5 10 (11.24%) ETL
5 10 (11.24%) TDD
6 9 (10.11%) Test Automation
7 8 (8.99%) Analytics
7 8 (8.99%) API Development
7 8 (8.99%) BDD
7 8 (8.99%) Data Modelling
8 7 (7.87%) Migration
8 7 (7.87%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (7.87%) Statistics
9 6 (6.74%) CRM
9 6 (6.74%) Data Analysis
9 6 (6.74%) Data Migration
9 6 (6.74%) Data Science
10 5 (5.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 50 (56.18%) SQL
2 33 (37.08%) C#
3 23 (25.84%) T-SQL
4 21 (23.60%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.11%) Java
6 8 (8.99%) Python
7 5 (5.62%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.49%) R
8 4 (4.49%) VBA
9 3 (3.37%) VBScript
10 2 (2.25%) C++
11 1 (1.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.12%) CEH
4 1 (1.12%) CISM
4 1 (1.12%) CISSP
4 1 (1.12%) Degree
4 1 (1.12%) GISP
4 1 (1.12%) ISEB
4 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.12%) SANS
4 1 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.49%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.12%) Docker
2 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (33.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.36%) SAP
2 11 (12.36%) Tableau
3 5 (5.62%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle
4 4 (4.49%) Siebel
5 3 (3.37%) HP
5 3 (3.37%) IBM
5 3 (3.37%) Sybase
6 2 (2.25%) Capita
6 2 (2.25%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.25%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.25%) webMethods
6 2 (2.25%) WSO2
7 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.12%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.12%) Nintex
7 1 (1.12%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.12%) VMware