Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 25 34
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 94 89 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.73% 6.05% 5.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.69% 31.45% 30.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 77 50
Hertfordshire median daily rate £419 £335 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.63% -8.39%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £218
90th Percentile £523 £460 £491
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £368
% change year-on-year +10.34% -1.36% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.63 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.71% - -
East of England median hourly rate £18.75 £37.77 £31.00
% change year-on-year -50.36% +21.84% -17.33%

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 271 283 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.41% 19.25% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 154 126
Hertfordshire median daily rate £445 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £272
90th Percentile £550 £588 £559
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -40.68% +96.67%
10th Percentile £17.24 £13.83 £26.70
90th Percentile £61.75 £38.75 £31.90
East of England median hourly rate £22.36 £24.00 £31.45
% change year-on-year -6.83% -23.69% -21.38%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -1 24 £475 +41.79% 3
Hemel Hempstead +1 13 £475 +27.52% 3
Welwyn Garden City +7 7 £418 +96.47%
Hatfield +5 4 £419 +11.67%
Rickmansworth +3 2 £380 +12.59%
Borehamwood 0 2 £375 -6.25% 1
Potters Bar 0 2 £450 +12.50%
St Albans -1 2 £300 - 6
Letchworth - 2 - - 1
Hertford +5 1 £350 +7.69% 1
Stevenage -17 1 - - 1
Waltham Cross - 1 £350 -
Hitchin - 1 £313 -
Broxbourne - 1 £413 -
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 50 (53.19%) SQL
2 39 (41.49%) Microsoft
3 32 (34.04%) .NET
4 24 (25.53%) C#
5 17 (18.09%) JavaScript
5 17 (18.09%) Windows
6 16 (17.02%) HTML
6 16 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (15.96%) ASP.NET
7 15 (15.96%) Windows Server
8 14 (14.89%) Oracle
8 14 (14.89%) Visual Studio
8 14 (14.89%) Migration
8 14 (14.89%) PowerShell
9 13 (13.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (13.83%) Active Directory
10 11 (11.70%) FTP
10 11 (11.70%) HTTP
10 11 (11.70%) VPN
10 11 (11.70%) Web Services
10 11 (11.70%) VMware
10 11 (11.70%) Cosmos DB
10 11 (11.70%) Serverless
10 11 (11.70%) Azure Functions
10 11 (11.70%) Terraform
10 11 (11.70%) PaaS
11 10 (10.64%) HTML5

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 6 (6.38%) IIS
2 4 (4.26%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.13%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.13%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.06%) Apache
4 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (11.70%) Azure Functions
2 11 (11.70%) PaaS
2 11 (11.70%) Serverless
3 10 (10.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 6 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.19%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.13%) Office 365
7 1 (1.06%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (1.06%) IaaS
7 1 (1.06%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.70%) FTP
1 11 (11.70%) HTTP
1 11 (11.70%) VPN
2 8 (8.51%) Internet
3 6 (6.38%) Firewall
4 4 (4.26%) DHCP
4 4 (4.26%) DNS
5 3 (3.19%) LAN
5 3 (3.19%) SAN
5 3 (3.19%) WAN
6 2 (2.13%) NAS
7 1 (1.06%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.06%) VoIP
7 1 (1.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (13.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (11.70%) Cosmos DB
4 10 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (8.51%) Relational Database
7 7 (7.45%) MySQL
8 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (4.26%) Power BI
11 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (3.19%) RDBMS
12 2 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (2.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 2 (2.13%) DB2
12 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
12 2 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (2.13%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 14 (14.89%) Visual Studio
2 10 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (8.51%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.06%) ERwin
5 1 (1.06%) Hudson
5 1 (1.06%) JIRA
5 1 (1.06%) Maven
5 1 (1.06%) Selenium
5 1 (1.06%) Subversion
5 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (8.51%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Retail
3 2 (2.13%) French Language
3 2 (2.13%) German Language
3 2 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (48.94%) Developer
2 17 (18.09%) .NET Developer
3 10 (10.64%) SQL Developer
4 9 (9.57%) Architect
4 9 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) C# Developer
6 7 (7.45%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (6.38%) DBA
7 6 (6.38%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.38%) SQL DBA
8 5 (5.32%) Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Technical Leader
9 4 (4.26%) Administrator
9 4 (4.26%) Applications Developer
9 4 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Support
9 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Developer
9 4 (4.26%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (34.04%) .NET
2 16 (17.02%) HTML
3 15 (15.96%) ASP.NET
4 11 (11.70%) Web Services
5 10 (10.64%) CSS
5 10 (10.64%) HTML5
6 9 (9.57%) XML
7 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (8.51%) jQuery
8 7 (7.45%) .NET Framework
8 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (7.45%) WPF
9 6 (6.38%) AngularJS
9 6 (6.38%) IBM Integration Bus
9 6 (6.38%) Silverlight
10 5 (5.32%) Entity Framework
11 4 (4.26%) JSON
11 4 (4.26%) RESTful
11 4 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (2.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.38%) DataPower
2 5 (5.32%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.13%) EPoS
4 2 (2.13%) HP Storage
4 2 (2.13%) HP Superdome
4 2 (2.13%) NHS
4 2 (2.13%) Replication
4 2 (2.13%) User Experience
5 1 (1.06%) Clustering
5 1 (1.06%) e-Health
5 1 (1.06%) Handset
5 1 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.06%) LIMS
5 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.06%) PACS
5 1 (1.06%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.09%) Windows
2 15 (15.96%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.38%) Linux
4 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.19%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.19%) Unix
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.13%) Android
6 2 (2.13%) HPUX
6 2 (2.13%) VMS
7 1 (1.06%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (14.89%) Migration
3 10 (10.64%) Continuous Deployment
3 10 (10.64%) DevOps
4 9 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (9.57%) MVC
5 8 (8.51%) SDLC
6 7 (7.45%) ETL
6 7 (7.45%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (6.38%) Business Continuity
7 6 (6.38%) CRM
7 6 (6.38%) ITIL
7 6 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (5.32%) OO
8 5 (5.32%) Web Development
9 4 (4.26%) Data Modelling
9 4 (4.26%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.26%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (53.19%) SQL
2 24 (25.53%) C#
3 17 (18.09%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.89%) PowerShell
5 10 (10.64%) T-SQL
6 8 (8.51%) Java
7 3 (3.19%) PHP
8 2 (2.13%) C
9 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.06%) VB
9 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.06%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.45%) MCSA
2 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.38%) MCSE
4 3 (3.19%) DBS Check
4 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.13%) Degree
5 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) WCAG
2 3 (3.19%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) HL7
3 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (13.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.06%) Firmware
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.06%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.06%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.06%) vSphere
4 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (11.70%) Terraform
2 4 (4.26%) NetBackup
2 4 (4.26%) WSUS
3 3 (3.19%) SCCM
4 2 (2.13%) PowerBroker
4 2 (2.13%) SCOM
5 1 (1.06%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (1.06%) Hyperic
5 1 (1.06%) QRadar
Vendors
1 39 (41.49%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.89%) Oracle
3 11 (11.70%) VMware
4 9 (9.57%) IBM
5 6 (6.38%) Citrix
5 6 (6.38%) HP
6 5 (5.32%) Cisco
6 5 (5.32%) Symantec
7 4 (4.26%) F5
7 4 (4.26%) Tableau
7 4 (4.26%) Veeam
8 3 (3.19%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.19%) SAP
8 3 (3.19%) Teradata
9 2 (2.13%) Cognos
9 2 (2.13%) FireEye
9 2 (2.13%) Sybase
9 2 (2.13%) Telerik
9 2 (2.13%) Xamarin
10 1 (1.06%) Talend