Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 23 29
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 82 84 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.62% 6.78% 5.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.42% 36.52% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 60 55
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £355 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -13.94% -2.94%
10th Percentile £208 £219 £307
90th Percentile £493 £453 £483
East of England median daily rate £385 £363 £360
% change year-on-year +6.21% +0.69% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £31.25 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.33% - -
East of England median hourly rate £26.45 £27.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -3.82% -20.29% -4.17%

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 261 230 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.90% 18.56% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 149 99
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £273 £255 £300
90th Percentile £556 £555 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £24.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.73% +10.93% +66.94%
10th Percentile £13.10 £17.25 £13.83
90th Percentile £37.00 £31.55 £38.38
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -15.54% +5.71%

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 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 June 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 19 £381 +9.71% 15
Hemel Hempstead -2 17 £378 +4.86% 13
Welwyn Garden City +3 10 £225 -50.00% 2
Stevenage -5 5 £294 -
Rickmansworth -8 4 £276 -21.07%
St Albans - 4 £319 - 5
Hatfield -8 3 £350 -12.50% 2
Borehamwood - 1 £400 - 7
Potters Bar - 1 £400 -
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 41 (50.00%) SQL
2 33 (40.24%) .NET
3 32 (39.02%) C#
4 30 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (34.15%) T-SQL
6 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
7 24 (29.27%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (28.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (24.39%) HTML
9 20 (24.39%) JavaScript
10 19 (23.17%) ASP.NET
10 19 (23.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (20.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (20.73%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (19.51%) CSS
13 12 (14.63%) jQuery
14 11 (13.41%) TDD
14 11 (13.41%) Migration
14 11 (13.41%) ETL
14 11 (13.41%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (12.20%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (12.20%) AngularJS
15 10 (12.20%) MVC
16 9 (10.98%) .NET Framework
16 9 (10.98%) Data Modelling
16 9 (10.98%) Relational Database
16 9 (10.98%) RESTful
16 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2016
17 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
17 8 (9.76%) KnockoutJS

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 5 (6.10%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.66%) IIS
4 2 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.44%) JBoss
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.22%) CMS
5 1 (1.22%) Confluence
5 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.22%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.22%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) HFM
2 1 (1.22%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.22%) iTrent
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.66%) SaaS
3 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.44%) Office 365
4 1 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Firewall
2 2 (2.44%) LAN
2 2 (2.44%) WAN
3 1 (1.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) SAN
3 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (28.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 19 (23.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (20.73%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (20.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (10.98%) Relational Database
4 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (7.32%) MongoDB
6 6 (7.32%) Power BI
6 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (6.10%) NoSQL
8 4 (4.88%) RDBMS
8 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (3.66%) MS Access
10 2 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (2.44%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (2.44%) MySQL
10 2 (2.44%) OLAP
10 2 (2.44%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.88%) JIRA
3 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.44%) JUnit
4 2 (2.44%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.22%) Ant
5 1 (1.22%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (1.22%) MSI
5 1 (1.22%) NUnit
5 1 (1.22%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.22%) Selenium
5 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.22%) Subversion
5 1 (1.22%) WinDbg
General
1 7 (8.54%) Retail
2 5 (6.10%) Legal
3 4 (4.88%) Finance
4 2 (2.44%) Billing
4 2 (2.44%) Marketing
5 1 (1.22%) Back Office
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 50 (60.98%) Developer
2 23 (28.05%) .NET Developer
3 13 (15.85%) C# .NET Developer
3 13 (15.85%) C# Developer
4 12 (14.63%) Analyst
5 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (12.20%) SQL Developer
6 9 (10.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (9.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (7.32%) Architect
8 6 (7.32%) Data Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Senior Developer
9 5 (6.10%) DBA
10 4 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Lead
10 4 (4.88%) Elasticsearch Developer
10 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (4.88%) Tester
11 3 (3.66%) Angular Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Migration Analyst
11 3 (3.66%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (40.24%) .NET
2 20 (24.39%) HTML
3 19 (23.17%) ASP.NET
4 16 (19.51%) CSS
5 12 (14.63%) jQuery
6 11 (13.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (12.20%) AngularJS
8 9 (10.98%) .NET Framework
8 9 (10.98%) RESTful
9 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (9.76%) JSON
9 8 (9.76%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (8.54%) CSS3
10 7 (8.54%) HTML5
10 7 (8.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (8.54%) Web Services
10 7 (8.54%) XHTML
11 6 (7.32%) Entity Framework
12 5 (6.10%) .NET Core
12 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.10%) Tandem
3 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.44%) e-Health
3 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.44%) LIMS
3 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.44%) NHS
3 2 (2.44%) PACS
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.22%) PKI
4 1 (1.22%) Robotics
4 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.32%) Windows
2 3 (3.66%) Linux
3 2 (2.44%) CentOS
3 2 (2.44%) Fedora
3 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.44%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.22%) MVS
4 1 (1.22%) Solaris
4 1 (1.22%) Unix
4 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (29.27%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (13.41%) ETL
3 11 (13.41%) Migration
3 11 (13.41%) TDD
4 10 (12.20%) MVC
5 9 (10.98%) Data Modelling
6 8 (9.76%) Data Migration
6 8 (9.76%) Test Automation
7 7 (8.54%) BDD
7 7 (8.54%) Web Development
8 5 (6.10%) Analytics
8 5 (6.10%) CRM
8 5 (6.10%) SOA
8 5 (6.10%) Web Application Development
9 4 (4.88%) API Development
9 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (4.88%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (4.88%) SDLC
9 4 (4.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 41 (50.00%) SQL
2 32 (39.02%) C#
3 28 (34.15%) T-SQL
4 20 (24.39%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.54%) Java
6 5 (6.10%) VBA
7 4 (4.88%) Python
8 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.66%) VBScript
9 2 (2.44%) C++
10 1 (1.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (1.22%) Go
10 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (6.10%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) Degree
3 2 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.22%) CEH
4 1 (1.22%) CISM
4 1 (1.22%) CISSP
4 1 (1.22%) GISP
4 1 (1.22%) ISEB
4 1 (1.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.44%) HL7
3 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.22%) XenApp
2 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.22%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.32%) SAP
2 6 (7.32%) Tableau
3 5 (6.10%) Oracle
3 5 (6.10%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.88%) Siebel
5 3 (3.66%) Capita
6 2 (2.44%) IBM
6 2 (2.44%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.44%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.44%) webMethods
6 2 (2.44%) WSO2
7 1 (1.22%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.22%) HP
7 1 (1.22%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.22%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.22%) Teradata
7 1 (1.22%) Veritas
7 1 (1.22%) VMware