Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 16 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 131 129 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 8.31% 8.10% 6.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.80% 39.94% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 121 63
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £215
90th Percentile £550 £569 £498
East of England median daily rate £413 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +13.79% -3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £17.50 -
East of England median hourly rate £23.00 £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -42.50% +26.98% -13.70%

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 286 323 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.14% 20.28% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 174 162
Hertfordshire median daily rate £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £256
90th Percentile £550 £579 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% -57.78% +200.00%
East of England median hourly rate £17.67 £37.00 £36.07
% change year-on-year -52.24% +2.58% +1.61%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +5 35 £525 +44.83% 18
Welwyn Garden City -2 11 £460 +2.22%
Hemel Hempstead -10 11 £385 -3.75% 5
Rickmansworth -7 8 £380 -
Borehamwood - 8 £475 - 6
Hatfield -1 5 £413 +4.76% 2
St Albans -1 3 £300 -7.69% 4
Letchworth - 2 £200 - 2
Waltham Cross +1 1 £350 -18.84% 1
Stevenage -22 1 £175 -51.72% 2
Broxbourne - 1 £413 -
Hitchin - 1 £313 - 2
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 81 (61.83%) SQL
2 57 (43.51%) C#
3 48 (36.64%) Microsoft
3 48 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (35.88%) T-SQL
4 47 (35.88%) .NET
5 41 (31.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (27.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (23.66%) Migration
8 30 (22.90%) ETL
9 28 (21.37%) Business Intelligence
10 27 (20.61%) JavaScript
10 27 (20.61%) XML
11 26 (19.85%) Oracle
11 26 (19.85%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (19.08%) Finance
13 24 (18.32%) ASP.NET
13 24 (18.32%) Subversion
13 24 (18.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 23 (17.56%) Web Services
15 22 (16.79%) Data Migration
15 22 (16.79%) Security Cleared
16 19 (14.50%) TDD
16 19 (14.50%) MVC
17 18 (13.74%) HTML
17 18 (13.74%) Data Mapping
17 18 (13.74%) SQL Server 2008
17 18 (13.74%) Test Automation
18 17 (12.98%) JIRA
19 16 (12.21%) SC Cleared

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 (6.87%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.58%) Apache
3 5 (3.82%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.29%) IIS
5 2 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.53%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.76%) Confluence
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.05%) HFM
2 4 (3.05%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (3.05%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.76%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.82%) Office 365
4 3 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (2.29%) SaaS
5 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.34%) Internet
2 5 (3.82%) DHCP
2 5 (3.82%) DNS
3 3 (2.29%) Firewall
4 1 (0.76%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.76%) HTTP
4 1 (0.76%) LAN
4 1 (0.76%) Network Security
4 1 (0.76%) Skype
4 1 (0.76%) VoIP
4 1 (0.76%) VPN
4 1 (0.76%) WAN
4 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (31.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 36 (27.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (19.85%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (18.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 18 (13.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (12.21%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (12.21%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (6.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (6.11%) Power BI
8 8 (6.11%) Sybase ASE
9 7 (5.34%) Relational Database
10 6 (4.58%) Endeca
11 5 (3.82%) MySQL
12 4 (3.05%) Essbase
12 4 (3.05%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (3.05%) RDBMS
12 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (2.29%) NoSQL
13 3 (2.29%) OLAP
14 2 (1.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (18.32%) Subversion
2 17 (12.98%) JIRA
3 16 (12.21%) Visual Studio
4 9 (6.87%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.58%) Eclipse
6 6 (4.58%) Maven
7 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.76%) ERwin
8 1 (0.76%) JUnit
8 1 (0.76%) Selenium
8 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (19.08%) Finance
2 7 (5.34%) Retail
3 3 (2.29%) Back Office
3 3 (2.29%) Legal
4 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 99 (75.57%) Developer
2 35 (26.72%) SQL Developer
3 22 (16.79%) .NET Developer
4 21 (16.03%) SQL Server Developer
5 19 (14.50%) ETL Developer
6 18 (13.74%) Oracle Developer
7 16 (12.21%) Data Migration Developer
8 15 (11.45%) Oracle ETL Developer
8 15 (11.45%) PostgreSQL Developer
9 13 (9.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 12 (9.16%) C# Developer
11 10 (7.63%) T-SQL Developer
12 8 (6.11%) Business Intelligence Lead
12 8 (6.11%) Java Developer
13 7 (5.34%) Architect
13 7 (5.34%) ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (5.34%) Lead Developer
14 6 (4.58%) C# .NET Developer
14 6 (4.58%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (35.88%) .NET
2 27 (20.61%) XML
3 24 (18.32%) ASP.NET
4 23 (17.56%) Web Services
5 18 (13.74%) HTML
6 15 (11.45%) jQuery
7 14 (10.69%) .NET Framework
8 13 (9.92%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (9.92%) Entity Framework
8 13 (9.92%) JSON
8 13 (9.92%) RESTful
9 12 (9.16%) CSS
9 12 (9.16%) HTML5
10 10 (7.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (6.87%) REST
11 9 (6.87%) Spring
11 9 (6.87%) WPF
12 8 (6.11%) AngularJS
12 8 (6.11%) Hibernate
13 7 (5.34%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.21%) Reference Data
2 12 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.76%) FMCG
5 1 (0.76%) Handset
5 1 (0.76%) HP Storage
5 1 (0.76%) HP Superdome
5 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.45%) Windows
2 12 (9.16%) Linux
3 11 (8.40%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.53%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.76%) AIX
6 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.76%) HPUX
6 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.76%) VMS
6 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.66%) Migration
3 30 (22.90%) ETL
4 28 (21.37%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (16.79%) Data Migration
6 19 (14.50%) MVC
6 19 (14.50%) TDD
7 18 (13.74%) Data Mapping
7 18 (13.74%) Test Automation
8 16 (12.21%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 15 (11.45%) BDD
10 14 (10.69%) DevOps
11 11 (8.40%) SDLC
12 9 (6.87%) Analytics
12 9 (6.87%) Data Modelling
12 9 (6.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 9 (6.87%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (6.11%) CRM
14 7 (5.34%) ERP
14 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (61.83%) SQL
2 57 (43.51%) C#
3 47 (35.88%) T-SQL
4 27 (20.61%) JavaScript
5 16 (12.21%) PL/SQL
6 15 (11.45%) Java
7 5 (3.82%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.29%) PHP
8 3 (2.29%) Python
9 2 (1.53%) Go
9 2 (1.53%) VBA
10 1 (0.76%) C
10 1 (0.76%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.76%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.76%) VB
10 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (16.79%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.21%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.34%) MCSA
3 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.58%) MCSE
5 2 (1.53%) Degree
5 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.29%) QA
1 3 (2.29%) WCAG
2 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (10.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.76%) Firmware
3 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.76%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.76%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.76%) vSphere
3 1 (0.76%) XenApp
3 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.05%) NetBackup
1 4 (3.05%) WSUS
2 3 (2.29%) SCCM
3 1 (0.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (36.64%) Microsoft
2 26 (19.85%) Oracle
3 15 (11.45%) Talend
4 8 (6.11%) Sybase
4 8 (6.11%) VMware
5 6 (4.58%) Tableau
6 5 (3.82%) Teradata
7 4 (3.05%) Hyperion
7 4 (3.05%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (3.05%) Symantec
7 4 (3.05%) Veeam
8 3 (2.29%) Cisco
8 3 (2.29%) Citrix
8 3 (2.29%) F5
8 3 (2.29%) Nintex
9 2 (1.53%) Cognos
9 2 (1.53%) HP
9 2 (1.53%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.53%) SAP
9 2 (1.53%) Xamarin