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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 15 28
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 52 51 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 8.23% 7.63% 5.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.02% 45.95% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 39 32
Median daily rate £364 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.41% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £375 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £478 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.75
% change year-on-year +20.96% +37.49%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 113 111 192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 17.88% 16.62% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 63 90
Median daily rate £375 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +18.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £365 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.08 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.17% -42.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.27 £26.75
% change year-on-year +21.52% +16.89%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -5 11 £375 -10.44% 9
Hemel Hempstead -2 6 £360 -17.24% 2
Rickmansworth - 5 £350 -
Hatfield - 4 £400 - 1
Stevenage -1 1 - -
Hitchin - 1 £350 -
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 51 (60.71%) .NET
2 49 (58.33%) SQL
3 40 (47.62%) C#
4 35 (41.67%) ASP.NET
5 34 (40.48%) HTML
5 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
6 33 (39.29%) JavaScript
7 29 (34.52%) CSS
8 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (26.19%) MVC
10 20 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (21.43%) jQuery
11 18 (21.43%) XML
12 17 (20.24%) Web Services
12 17 (20.24%) Visual Studio
12 17 (20.24%) Windows
13 16 (19.05%) T-SQL
13 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
14 15 (17.86%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (16.67%) .NET Framework
15 14 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
16 13 (15.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (15.48%) HTML5
16 13 (15.48%) AngularJS
16 13 (15.48%) Entity Framework
16 13 (15.48%) Migration
17 12 (14.29%) JSON
17 12 (14.29%) WCF
18 11 (13.10%) Java

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 10 (11.90%) IIS
2 9 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.95%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.76%) CMS
5 3 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.19%) Confluence
7 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (3.57%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.38%) PaaS
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.19%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.19%) GitHub
4 1 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.19%) IaaS
4 1 (1.19%) Office 365
4 1 (1.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) DNS
1 3 (3.57%) Internet
1 3 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.38%) IMAP
2 2 (2.38%) LAN
2 2 (2.38%) SAN
2 2 (2.38%) SMTP
2 2 (2.38%) WAN
2 2 (2.38%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.19%) DHCP
3 1 (1.19%) Firewall
3 1 (1.19%) MPLS
3 1 (1.19%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.19%) VLAN
3 1 (1.19%) VPN
3 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.19%) Wireless
3 1 (1.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (17.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (10.71%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (8.33%) QlikView
7 5 (5.95%) Relational Database
7 5 (5.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (2.38%) Big Data
8 2 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (2.38%) DTS
8 2 (2.38%) MS Access
8 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.19%) Informix
9 1 (1.19%) MySQL
9 1 (1.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (20.24%) Visual Studio
2 14 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.14%) JIRA
4 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (3.57%) Subversion
6 2 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.38%) FxCop
6 2 (2.38%) Moq
6 2 (2.38%) MSI
6 2 (2.38%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.38%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.38%) StyleCop
6 2 (2.38%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.19%) JDeveloper
7 1 (1.19%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.19%) Protractor
7 1 (1.19%) Selenium
General
1 4 (4.76%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Law
2 3 (3.57%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (64.29%) Developer
2 37 (44.05%) .NET Developer
3 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET Developer
3 15 (17.86%) SQL Developer
4 12 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 10 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Consultant
7 5 (5.95%) Lead .NET Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Lead Developer
7 5 (5.95%) SQL Server Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.76%) .NET Team Leader
8 4 (4.76%) CRM Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) SSRS Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Team Leader
9 3 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (60.71%) .NET
2 35 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 34 (40.48%) HTML
4 29 (34.52%) CSS
5 18 (21.43%) jQuery
5 18 (21.43%) XML
6 17 (20.24%) Web Services
7 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (16.67%) .NET Framework
9 13 (15.48%) AngularJS
9 13 (15.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (15.48%) Entity Framework
9 13 (15.48%) HTML5
10 12 (14.29%) JSON
10 12 (14.29%) WCF
11 10 (11.90%) RESTful
12 9 (10.71%) CSS3
13 8 (9.52%) KnockoutJS
14 7 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 6 (7.14%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.14%) NHS
3 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.57%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.38%) Clustering
5 2 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.38%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.38%) Tandem
5 2 (2.38%) W3C
6 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.19%) EPoS
6 1 (1.19%) IVR
6 1 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.19%) PKI
6 1 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.24%) Windows
2 11 (13.10%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.76%) Linux
5 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.38%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.38%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (26.19%) MVC
3 13 (15.48%) Migration
4 10 (11.90%) TDD
5 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.33%) ITIL
6 7 (8.33%) Scrum
7 6 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 6 (7.14%) SDLC
7 6 (7.14%) Web Development
8 5 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.95%) Data Modelling
8 5 (5.95%) Project Management
8 5 (5.95%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.76%) BDD
9 4 (4.76%) CRM
9 4 (4.76%) ERP
9 4 (4.76%) Order to Cash
9 4 (4.76%) SOLID
9 4 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (58.33%) SQL
2 40 (47.62%) C#
3 33 (39.29%) JavaScript
4 16 (19.05%) T-SQL
5 11 (13.10%) Java
6 9 (10.71%) PowerShell
7 8 (9.52%) VB.NET
8 4 (4.76%) VBScript
9 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.19%) C++
10 1 (1.19%) Python
10 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.19%) VB
10 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.14%) MCSE
3 5 (5.95%) Degree
4 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) CCNA
6 1 (1.19%) CCNP
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.19%) HND
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.19%) Docker
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) SCCM
2 3 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.38%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.19%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.19%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.19%) OpenView
4 1 (1.19%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.90%) Oracle
3 7 (8.33%) SAP
4 6 (7.14%) VMware
5 4 (4.76%) Cisco
5 4 (4.76%) Citrix
6 3 (3.57%) BMC
6 3 (3.57%) HP
6 3 (3.57%) Reuters
7 2 (2.38%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.38%) Dell
7 2 (2.38%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.38%) Talend
8 1 (1.19%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.19%) F5
8 1 (1.19%) Meraki
8 1 (1.19%) Mitel
8 1 (1.19%) Retalix
8 1 (1.19%) Serena
8 1 (1.19%) SonicWALL
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