Period
to 17 September 2019

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 17 September 2019 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 16 14
Rank change year-on-year -46 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 44 118 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.15% 7.34% 8.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 17.96% 41.26% 46.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 96 97
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £394 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% +8.62% -9.38%
10th Percentile £310 £294 £310
90th Percentile £575 £550 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £15.00
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £26.00 £26.97
% change year-on-year +61.54% -3.60% -14.38%

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 245 286 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.55% 17.80% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 196 148
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% +8.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +50.54% +92.47%
10th Percentile £52.50 £12.47 £16.58
90th Percentile £60.50 £35.00 £30.53
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £23.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year +78.72% -23.58% -13.21%

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 17 September 2019.

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
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 17 September 2019. 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 -15 27 £475 +18.75% 13
Hemel Hempstead -8 3 £500 +29.87% 6
Welwyn Garden City +9 2 - - 4
Hatfield -2 1 £475 +26.67% 1
Hitchin - 1 £395 - 3
Letchworth - 1 - - 4
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £340 - 3
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, 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 22 (50.00%) SQL
2 15 (34.09%) C#
2 15 (34.09%) Azure
3 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 14 (31.82%) .NET
4 13 (29.55%) HTML
4 13 (29.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (27.27%) Oracle
5 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (25.00%) Web Services
6 11 (25.00%) Windows
6 11 (25.00%) jQuery
7 10 (22.73%) AngularJS
7 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET
7 10 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (22.73%) MVC
8 9 (20.45%) CSS
8 9 (20.45%) .NET Framework
9 8 (18.18%) AWS
9 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
9 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
9 8 (18.18%) HTML5
9 8 (18.18%) MySQL
10 7 (15.91%) Migration
10 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (15.91%) Power BI
10 7 (15.91%) Power Platform
11 6 (13.64%) SDLC
11 6 (13.64%) Finance

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 4 (9.09%) IIS
2 3 (6.82%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.55%) Confluence
3 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.27%) Apache
4 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (34.09%) Azure
2 8 (18.18%) AWS
3 7 (15.91%) Power Platform
4 2 (4.55%) Data Lake Analytics
4 2 (4.55%) PaaS
5 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (2.27%) Azure Functions
5 1 (2.27%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (2.27%) GitHub
5 1 (2.27%) IaaS
5 1 (2.27%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (2.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) DNS
1 2 (4.55%) FTP
1 2 (4.55%) NAS
1 2 (4.55%) SAN
1 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (18.18%) MySQL
3 7 (15.91%) Power BI
3 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
5 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (6.82%) Big Data
6 3 (6.82%) Data Lake
6 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
7 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
7 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (2.27%) Endeca
8 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.36%) JIRA
4 3 (6.82%) Selenium
4 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (4.55%) Maven
5 2 (4.55%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.27%) Appium
6 1 (2.27%) Calabash
6 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.27%) Gatling
6 1 (2.27%) Gradle
6 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.27%) JMeter
6 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.27%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
2 4 (9.09%) Investment Banking
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (56.82%) Developer
2 7 (15.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 7 (15.91%) C# Developer
3 3 (6.82%) Angular Developer
3 3 (6.82%) Architect
3 3 (6.82%) DevOps Manager
3 3 (6.82%) Software Developer
4 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
4 2 (4.55%) Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Data Migration Lead
4 2 (4.55%) DBA
4 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (4.55%) Senior Architect
4 2 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (2.27%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) .NET
2 13 (29.55%) HTML
3 11 (25.00%) jQuery
3 11 (25.00%) Web Services
4 10 (22.73%) AngularJS
4 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET
5 9 (20.45%) .NET Framework
5 9 (20.45%) CSS
6 8 (18.18%) HTML5
7 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (11.36%) .NET Core
8 5 (11.36%) CSS3
8 5 (11.36%) React
9 4 (9.09%) Ajax
9 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (9.09%) JSON
9 4 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (9.09%) RESTful
9 4 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (9.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.82%) HP Superdome
4 2 (4.55%) DataPower
4 2 (4.55%) EMC Centera
4 2 (4.55%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (4.55%) EMC VNX
4 2 (4.55%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.55%) Replication
5 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
3 3 (6.82%) HPUX
3 3 (6.82%) VMS
4 2 (4.55%) AIX
4 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.55%) Solaris
4 2 (4.55%) Unix
4 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (22.73%) MVC
3 7 (15.91%) Migration
4 6 (13.64%) DevOps
4 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
4 6 (13.64%) Microservices
4 6 (13.64%) SDLC
5 5 (11.36%) OO
5 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (9.09%) Data Strategy
6 4 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 4 (9.09%) Scrum
7 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.82%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure as Code
7 3 (6.82%) Software Delivery
7 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) SQL
2 15 (34.09%) C#
3 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 6 (13.64%) TypeScript
6 4 (9.09%) Java
6 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.55%) Korn
7 2 (4.55%) Perl
8 1 (2.27%) C
8 1 (2.27%) Clojure
8 1 (2.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (2.27%) Groovy
8 1 (2.27%) Python
8 1 (2.27%) Scala
8 1 (2.27%) VB
8 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.55%) NFS
3 2 (4.55%) SRDF
3 2 (4.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) Docker
4 1 (2.27%) Firmware
4 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) SCCM
1 3 (6.82%) SCOM
2 2 (4.55%) Ansible
2 2 (4.55%) EMC TimeFinder
2 2 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.55%) NetApp OnCommand
2 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.55%) Puppet
2 2 (4.55%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.27%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (2.27%) Nessus
3 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 12 (27.27%) Oracle
2 6 (13.64%) VMware
3 5 (11.36%) Cisco
3 5 (11.36%) HP
4 4 (9.09%) Citrix
4 4 (9.09%) IBM
5 3 (6.82%) FireEye
6 2 (4.55%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.55%) Brocade
6 2 (4.55%) CyberArk
6 2 (4.55%) EMC
6 2 (4.55%) NetApp
6 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.55%) Teradata
6 2 (4.55%) Veritas
7 1 (2.27%) hybris
7 1 (2.27%) SAP
7 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds