Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 33 28
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 38 71 77
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.97% 5.22% 5.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.15% 26.69% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 46 61
Median daily rate £400 £463 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +32.14% -
10th Percentile £313 £345 £206
90th Percentile £515 £528 £450
East of England median daily rate £413 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -1.67% +12.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £17.63 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -43.60% -
East of England median hourly rate £21.57 £18.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year +15.04% -33.02% -25.35%

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 135 266 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.65% 19.56% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 151 157
Median daily rate £425 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +15.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £228 £331 £274
90th Percentile £575 £600 £564
East of England median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 9
Median hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.57% +45.83% -18.64%
10th Percentile £28.25 £17.23 £13.10
90th Percentile £28.75 £62.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate £21.57 £26.18 £24.00
% change year-on-year -17.61% +9.08% -23.81%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Hertfordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Hertfordshire.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in Hertfordshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Hertfordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Hertfordshire.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +12 11 £431 -9.21% 1
Hemel Hempstead -5 8 £550 +15.79% 5
Letchworth +2 6 £375 -
Borehamwood - 3 £400 - 4
Stevenage +14 2 - -
St Albans - 2 - - 5
Hatfield +4 1 £400 -4.48%
Welwyn Garden City -1 1 - -
Hitchin - 1 £330 -
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 23 (60.53%) SQL
2 16 (42.11%) C#
2 16 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 16 (42.11%) .NET
2 16 (42.11%) jQuery
3 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
4 13 (34.21%) Web Services
4 13 (34.21%) MVC
4 13 (34.21%) Retail
5 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
5 9 (23.68%) Windows
5 9 (23.68%) Oracle
5 9 (23.68%) HTML
5 9 (23.68%) Azure
6 8 (21.05%) Java
6 8 (21.05%) MySQL
6 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (18.42%) Web Development
7 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (18.42%) HTML5
8 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
8 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
8 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.79%) Finance
8 6 (15.79%) CSS
8 6 (15.79%) VB.NET
8 6 (15.79%) XML
9 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce

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 (10.53%) IIS
1 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Power Platform
2 2 (5.26%) Serverless
3 1 (2.63%) AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (2.63%) Azure Functions
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) SMS
2 3 (7.89%) DHCP
2 3 (7.89%) DNS
2 3 (7.89%) SAN
2 3 (7.89%) SSH
3 2 (5.26%) FTP
3 2 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) 3G
4 1 (2.63%) 4G
4 1 (2.63%) DAB
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) GPRS
4 1 (2.63%) PSTN
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
4 1 (2.63%) WebEx
4 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) MySQL
2 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (10.53%) UniData
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2017
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.26%) Power BI
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.63%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (34.21%) Retail
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Arabic Language
3 1 (2.63%) French Language
3 1 (2.63%) German Language
Job Titles
1 26 (68.42%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) .NET Developer
3 7 (18.42%) DBA
4 4 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.53%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.89%) Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Database Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared DBA
6 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) .NET
1 16 (42.11%) jQuery
2 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 13 (34.21%) Web Services
4 9 (23.68%) HTML
5 7 (18.42%) HTML5
6 6 (15.79%) CSS
6 6 (15.79%) XML
7 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
7 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (13.16%) RESTful
8 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
8 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (10.53%) D3.js
8 4 (10.53%) Hibernate
8 4 (10.53%) SOAP
8 4 (10.53%) Spring
8 4 (10.53%) Spring MVC
8 4 (10.53%) WCF
8 4 (10.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (5.26%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) MVC
3 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
4 7 (18.42%) Web Development
5 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
5 5 (13.16%) ETL
5 5 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (13.16%) Scrum
5 5 (13.16%) TDD
5 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.53%) CRM
6 4 (10.53%) ERP
6 4 (10.53%) Microservices
6 4 (10.53%) Migration
6 4 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (10.53%) Project Management
7 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.89%) Project Delivery
7 3 (7.89%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) SQL
2 16 (42.11%) C#
2 16 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 8 (21.05%) Java
4 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
4 6 (15.79%) VB.NET
5 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 4 (10.53%) UniBasic
5 4 (10.53%) XAML
6 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.89%) TypeScript
6 3 (7.89%) VB
6 3 (7.89%) VB6
7 2 (5.26%) C
8 1 (2.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.63%) PMO
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) vSphere
4 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (5.26%) SCCM
1 2 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (2.63%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.16%) VMware
4 4 (10.53%) jBASE
5 3 (7.89%) hybris
5 3 (7.89%) SAP