Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 17 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 112 102 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 7.18% 7.91% 7.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.58% 43.22% 41.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 70 71
Hertfordshire median daily rate £380 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% -12.12% +3.13%
10th Percentile £213 £275 £240
90th Percentile £538 £500 £476
East of England median daily rate £394 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +8.62% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
East of England median hourly rate £26.00 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year - -17.46% -6.11%

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 283 236 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.14% 18.31% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 150 141
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £274 £262 £263
90th Percentile £547 £575 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £389
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.89% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £20.99 £23.25 £12.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.74% +92.47% -18.65%
10th Percentile £12.85 £16.58 £11.62
90th Percentile £35.00 £30.53 £12.54
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £28.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -13.04% -17.86% +10.03%

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 14 August 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
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 14 August 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 0 27 £388 +6.90% 9
Hemel Hempstead -7 17 £385 +4.76% 5
Welwyn Garden City +2 15 £340 -24.44% 2
Borehamwood - 6 £481 - 3
St Albans -3 5 £313 -3.85% 5
Stevenage -14 5 £213 -41.38% 1
Rickmansworth -11 4 £276 -21.07%
Hatfield -4 2 £338 -20.59%
Potters Bar - 1 £400 -
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 65 (58.04%) SQL
2 44 (39.29%) C#
3 42 (37.50%) .NET
4 41 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (33.04%) T-SQL
5 37 (33.04%) Business Intelligence
6 36 (32.14%) Microsoft
7 30 (26.79%) JavaScript
8 29 (25.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (25.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (23.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (21.43%) ASP.NET
12 22 (19.64%) ETL
13 20 (17.86%) Web Services
13 20 (17.86%) HTML
14 19 (16.96%) jQuery
15 18 (16.07%) MVC
15 18 (16.07%) Migration
15 18 (16.07%) RESTful
16 16 (14.29%) CSS
16 16 (14.29%) TDD
17 15 (13.39%) Data Migration
18 13 (11.61%) .NET Framework
18 13 (11.61%) Subversion
18 13 (11.61%) Java
18 13 (11.61%) Data Modelling
18 13 (11.61%) Test Automation
18 13 (11.61%) SQL Server 2012
18 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET Web API

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 9 (8.04%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.36%) Apache
3 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.57%) IIS
5 2 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.79%) JBoss
5 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.79%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.89%) CMS
6 1 (0.89%) Confluence
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.89%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.68%) HFM
2 3 (2.68%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (2.68%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.79%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.89%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.57%) SaaS
3 2 (1.79%) Office 365
4 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) Firewall
1 2 (1.79%) Internet
1 2 (1.79%) LAN
1 2 (1.79%) WAN
2 1 (0.89%) DHCP
2 1 (0.89%) DNS
2 1 (0.89%) HTTP
2 1 (0.89%) Network Security
2 1 (0.89%) SAN
2 1 (0.89%) Skype
2 1 (0.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 29 (25.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 28 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (23.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 13 (11.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (9.82%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (8.93%) Relational Database
7 9 (8.04%) Power BI
8 8 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (5.36%) Endeca
9 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (4.46%) MongoDB
10 5 (4.46%) NoSQL
10 5 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (4.46%) RDBMS
11 4 (3.57%) MySQL
12 3 (2.68%) Essbase
12 3 (2.68%) MS Access
12 3 (2.68%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (1.79%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 13 (11.61%) Subversion
2 9 (8.04%) JIRA
3 7 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.36%) Eclipse
4 6 (5.36%) Maven
5 5 (4.46%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.79%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.89%) IDA Disassembler
9 1 (0.89%) JUnit
9 1 (0.89%) NUnit
9 1 (0.89%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.89%) Selenium
9 1 (0.89%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (9.82%) Retail
2 8 (7.14%) Finance
3 6 (5.36%) Legal
4 2 (1.79%) Back Office
4 2 (1.79%) Billing
4 2 (1.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.89%) Banking
5 1 (0.89%) Front Office
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (68.75%) Developer
2 25 (22.32%) .NET Developer
3 20 (17.86%) SQL Developer
4 16 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 11 (9.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (9.82%) C# Developer
6 10 (8.93%) SQL Server Developer
7 9 (8.04%) Analyst
7 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (8.04%) ETL Developer
8 8 (7.14%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
8 8 (7.14%) Senior Developer
9 7 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Lead
9 7 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (6.25%) DBA
10 6 (5.36%) Architect
11 5 (4.46%) Data Analyst
11 5 (4.46%) Oracle ETL Developer
11 5 (4.46%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (37.50%) .NET
2 24 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 20 (17.86%) HTML
3 20 (17.86%) Web Services
4 19 (16.96%) jQuery
5 18 (16.07%) RESTful
6 16 (14.29%) CSS
7 13 (11.61%) .NET Framework
7 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (9.82%) AngularJS
8 11 (9.82%) XML
9 9 (8.04%) Entity Framework
9 9 (8.04%) Spring
10 8 (7.14%) Hibernate
10 8 (7.14%) JMS
11 7 (6.25%) .NET Core
11 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (6.25%) JSON
11 7 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (6.25%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (9.82%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.46%) Reference Data
3 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.68%) Tandem
5 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.79%) e-Health
5 2 (1.79%) LIMS
5 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.79%) NHS
5 2 (1.79%) PACS
6 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.89%) FMCG
6 1 (0.89%) PKI
6 1 (0.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.14%) Windows
2 4 (3.57%) Linux
3 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.79%) CentOS
4 2 (1.79%) Fedora
4 2 (1.79%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.79%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.89%) AIX
5 1 (0.89%) MVS
5 1 (0.89%) Solaris
5 1 (0.89%) Unix
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (33.04%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (19.64%) ETL
4 18 (16.07%) Migration
4 18 (16.07%) MVC
5 16 (14.29%) TDD
6 15 (13.39%) Data Migration
7 13 (11.61%) Data Modelling
7 13 (11.61%) Test Automation
8 10 (8.93%) BDD
8 10 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (8.04%) Analytics
10 8 (7.14%) Web Development
11 7 (6.25%) Data Mapping
11 7 (6.25%) ERP
11 7 (6.25%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 6 (5.36%) CRM
12 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Management
13 5 (4.46%) Service Delivery
13 5 (4.46%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 65 (58.04%) SQL
2 44 (39.29%) C#
3 37 (33.04%) T-SQL
4 30 (26.79%) JavaScript
5 13 (11.61%) Java
6 6 (5.36%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.46%) VBA
8 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.68%) Python
9 2 (1.79%) C++
10 1 (0.89%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.89%) Go
10 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.89%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) Degree
3 2 (1.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.89%) CEH
4 1 (0.89%) CISM
4 1 (0.89%) CISSP
4 1 (0.89%) GISP
4 1 (0.89%) ISEB
4 1 (0.89%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.93%) QA
2 3 (2.68%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.79%) HL7
3 2 (1.79%) WCAG
4 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.79%) XenApp
3 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.89%) SCCM
1 1 (0.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.71%) Oracle
3 8 (7.14%) Tableau
4 6 (5.36%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (4.46%) SAP
5 5 (4.46%) Talend
6 4 (3.57%) Siebel
7 3 (2.68%) Capita
7 3 (2.68%) Hyperion
7 3 (2.68%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (2.68%) MuleSoft
7 3 (2.68%) Teradata
7 3 (2.68%) webMethods
8 2 (1.79%) Citrix
8 2 (1.79%) IBM
8 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.79%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.79%) WSO2
9 1 (0.89%) Veritas
9 1 (0.89%) VMware