Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 15 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 127 110 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 8.04% 7.86% 6.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.50% 36.42% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 75 59
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £249 £255
90th Percentile £556 £488 £555
East of England median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.25 - £11.75
10th Percentile £15.13 - £10.63
90th Percentile £18.38 - £13.08
East of England median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.70% -12.50% +61.80%

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 306 302 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.37% 21.59% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 179 157
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £238
90th Percentile £576 £528 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.25 £28.54 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.05% +90.27% -25.00%
10th Percentile £15.38 £14.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £19.00 £41.75 £48.00
East of England median hourly rate £29.50 £36.82 £31.76
% change year-on-year -19.88% +15.93% +11.44%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -1 37 £363 -3.33% 8
Hemel Hempstead +2 18 £413 +6.45% 14
Stevenage +1 16 £363 -21.20% 2
Rickmansworth - 10 £350 -
Welwyn Garden City +1 9 £450 +5.88%
St Albans +4 7 £325 -13.33% 1
Hatfield -4 7 £425 +21.43% 4
Bishop's Stortford - 3 £413 - 1
Waltham Cross - 2 £431 - 2
Berkhamsted - 1 - - 1
Hertford - 1 £325 - 4
Hitchin - 1 £350 - 1
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 72 (56.69%) SQL
2 61 (48.03%) C#
3 55 (43.31%) .NET
4 44 (34.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (33.07%) Microsoft
6 38 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (27.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (25.98%) T-SQL
9 30 (23.62%) JavaScript
10 29 (22.83%) MVC
11 28 (22.05%) HTML
12 26 (20.47%) WCF
12 26 (20.47%) Security Cleared
13 25 (19.69%) Finance
13 25 (19.69%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (18.11%) Migration
14 23 (18.11%) CSS
15 22 (17.32%) ASP.NET
15 22 (17.32%) Oracle
15 22 (17.32%) Data Warehouse
16 21 (16.54%) ASP.NET Web API
17 19 (14.96%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (14.96%) Visual Studio
18 18 (14.17%) SQL Server 2012
19 17 (13.39%) XML
19 17 (13.39%) Windows
19 17 (13.39%) jQuery
20 16 (12.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 16 (12.60%) SQL Server 2008
20 16 (12.60%) Performance Tuning

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 13 (10.24%) IIS
2 10 (7.87%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.15%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.15%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.57%) Confluence
4 2 (1.57%) K2 blackpearl
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.79%) JBoss
5 1 (0.79%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.79%) iTrent
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.09%) SAN
2 4 (3.15%) Firewall
2 4 (3.15%) Internet
3 3 (2.36%) SSL
4 2 (1.57%) NAS
5 1 (0.79%) DNS
5 1 (0.79%) HTTP
5 1 (0.79%) IMAP
5 1 (0.79%) SMTP
5 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (34.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 35 (27.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (17.32%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (14.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (12.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (12.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (9.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (7.87%) Relational Database
8 8 (6.30%) Big Data
8 8 (6.30%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (5.51%) Power BI
9 7 (5.51%) RDBMS
10 5 (3.94%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (3.94%) Data Lake
10 5 (3.94%) MongoDB
11 4 (3.15%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (3.15%) Hadoop
11 4 (3.15%) OLAP
11 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (2.36%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 25 (19.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (14.96%) Visual Studio
3 11 (8.66%) Talend Open Studio
4 8 (6.30%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.51%) JIRA
6 6 (4.72%) Subversion
7 4 (3.15%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.36%) FxCop
8 3 (2.36%) Moq
8 3 (2.36%) ReSharper
8 3 (2.36%) StyleCop
8 3 (2.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.57%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.57%) InstallShield
9 2 (1.57%) JUnit
9 2 (1.57%) Protractor
9 2 (1.57%) WiX
10 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.79%) MSTest
General
1 25 (19.69%) Finance
2 8 (6.30%) Retail
3 4 (3.15%) Automotive
4 1 (0.79%) French Language
4 1 (0.79%) German Language
4 1 (0.79%) Law
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.79%) Local Government
4 1 (0.79%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (56.69%) Developer
2 35 (27.56%) SQL Developer
3 28 (22.05%) .NET Developer
4 22 (17.32%) C# Developer
5 19 (14.96%) SQL Server Developer
5 19 (14.96%) SSIS Developer
6 13 (10.24%) SSRS Developer
7 12 (9.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 12 (9.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (9.45%) Consultant
8 11 (8.66%) Analyst
8 11 (8.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (7.09%) C# WCF Developer
9 9 (7.09%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (7.09%) SQL Server Consultant
9 9 (7.09%) WCF Developer
10 8 (6.30%) Architect
11 7 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (4.72%) DBA
12 6 (4.72%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (43.31%) .NET
2 28 (22.05%) HTML
3 26 (20.47%) WCF
4 23 (18.11%) CSS
5 22 (17.32%) ASP.NET
6 21 (16.54%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (13.39%) jQuery
7 17 (13.39%) XML
8 15 (11.81%) Web Services
9 13 (10.24%) .NET Framework
10 10 (7.87%) AngularJS
10 10 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (7.87%) RESTful
11 8 (6.30%) HTML5
11 8 (6.30%) WPF
12 7 (5.51%) JSON
13 6 (4.72%) XSL
14 5 (3.94%) Entity Framework
14 5 (3.94%) REST
14 5 (3.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.66%) Reference Data
3 9 (7.09%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.94%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.94%) PKI
5 4 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.36%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.36%) Smartcard
6 3 (2.36%) User Experience
7 2 (1.57%) Clustering
7 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.57%) W3C
8 1 (0.79%) Blog
8 1 (0.79%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.39%) Windows
2 8 (6.30%) Linux
3 6 (4.72%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.79%) Unix
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.83%) MVC
3 23 (18.11%) Migration
4 19 (14.96%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (12.60%) Performance Tuning
5 16 (12.60%) SDLC
6 15 (11.81%) Data Migration
6 15 (11.81%) TDD
7 14 (11.02%) SOLID
8 11 (8.66%) Data Mapping
9 10 (7.87%) ETL
10 8 (6.30%) Data Modelling
10 8 (6.30%) Database Tuning
10 8 (6.30%) Statistics
10 8 (6.30%) Unit Testing
10 8 (6.30%) Web Development
11 7 (5.51%) Kimball Methodology
11 7 (5.51%) Test Automation
12 6 (4.72%) High Availability
12 6 (4.72%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 72 (56.69%) SQL
2 61 (48.03%) C#
3 33 (25.98%) T-SQL
4 30 (23.62%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.87%) Java
6 9 (7.09%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.72%) R
7 6 (4.72%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.94%) Python
8 5 (3.94%) VBScript
9 4 (3.15%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.15%) VBA
10 2 (1.57%) VB
11 1 (0.79%) C
11 1 (0.79%) C++
11 1 (0.79%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.79%) U-SQL
11 1 (0.79%) X++
Qualifications
1 26 (20.47%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.24%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.94%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.15%) Degree
5 3 (2.36%) ISEB
5 3 (2.36%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.79%) HND
7 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.79%) MCSE
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.24%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.15%) QA
3 3 (2.36%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.36%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.36%) vSphere
4 2 (1.57%) XenApp
4 2 (1.57%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.79%) Docker
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) WSUS
2 4 (3.15%) Data Guard
2 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.36%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.36%) vCenter Server
3 3 (2.36%) vRealize
4 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.79%) Puppet
4 1 (0.79%) SCOM
4 1 (0.79%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 42 (33.07%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.32%) Oracle
3 12 (9.45%) VMware
4 11 (8.66%) Talend
5 5 (3.94%) Atlassian
5 5 (3.94%) NetApp
5 5 (3.94%) SAP
6 4 (3.15%) HP
6 4 (3.15%) Tableau
7 3 (2.36%) Citrix
7 3 (2.36%) CommVault
7 3 (2.36%) Dell
7 3 (2.36%) EMC
7 3 (2.36%) Sybase
7 3 (2.36%) Symantec
7 3 (2.36%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.57%) Cisco
8 2 (1.57%) Cognos
8 2 (1.57%) IBM
8 2 (1.57%) Lumension