Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 32 23
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 102 71 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.68% 5.35% 6.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.22% 28.74% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 51 59
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.84% +8.45%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £287
90th Percentile £561 £500 £650
East of England median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year - +3.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 - £11.75
10th Percentile £16.25 - £10.63
90th Percentile £37.13 - £13.08
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +68.42% -34.93% +10.31%

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 307 247 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 20.09% 18.60% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 137 138
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.89% +7.24%
10th Percentile £313 £251 £242
90th Percentile £591 £538 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £381 £388
% change year-on-year +11.48% -1.61% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 8
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.25 £36.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.66% +141.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £15.52 £28.13 £11.38
90th Percentile £40.63 £43.38 £48.00
East of England median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% +3.77%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -7 24 £335 -10.67% 13
Hemel Hempstead +15 19 £385 +2.67% 11
Stevenage +7 12 £335 -44.17% 2
Welwyn Garden City +4 10 £400 -11.11% 2
Hatfield -1 10 £400 +6.67% 6
Rickmansworth +1 4 - - 1
St Albans +2 3 £300 -20.00% 14
Hertford -3 2 £325 -1.89%
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £325 -
Borehamwood - 1 £400 - 1
Berkhamsted - 1 - -
Royston - 1 - - 1
Waltham Cross - 1 £563 - 1
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 61 (59.80%) SQL
2 43 (42.16%) C#
3 37 (36.27%) .NET
4 36 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 34 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (28.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (26.47%) T-SQL
9 26 (25.49%) JavaScript
10 24 (23.53%) MVC
11 22 (21.57%) Finance
11 22 (21.57%) HTML
11 22 (21.57%) CSS
11 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET Web API
12 20 (19.61%) ASP.NET
12 20 (19.61%) jQuery
13 19 (18.63%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (17.65%) Windows
15 17 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (15.69%) Visual Studio
17 15 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
17 15 (14.71%) Web Services
17 15 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
18 14 (13.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 14 (13.73%) Performance Tuning
18 14 (13.73%) SDLC
19 13 (12.75%) WCF
20 12 (11.76%) .NET Framework

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 (9.80%) IIS
2 4 (3.92%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.94%) Confluence
4 2 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.98%) Apache
5 1 (0.98%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) iTrent
2 2 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.94%) Office 365
4 1 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) SAN
2 4 (3.92%) DNS
2 4 (3.92%) IMAP
2 4 (3.92%) Internet
2 4 (3.92%) SMTP
3 3 (2.94%) HTTP
3 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.96%) Firewall
4 2 (1.96%) SSL
4 2 (1.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 29 (28.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (18.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (13.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (11.76%) Relational Database
7 11 (10.78%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (9.80%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (5.88%) MongoDB
9 6 (5.88%) Power BI
10 5 (4.90%) RDBMS
11 4 (3.92%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (3.92%) Big Data
11 4 (3.92%) Hadoop
12 3 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (2.94%) OLTP
12 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (2.94%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 16 (15.69%) Visual Studio
2 15 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.92%) JIRA
3 4 (3.92%) JUnit
3 4 (3.92%) Subversion
4 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.96%) MSI
5 2 (1.96%) Protractor
5 2 (1.96%) Selenium
5 2 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.96%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.98%) Hudson
6 1 (0.98%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.98%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.98%) JMeter
6 1 (0.98%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.98%) WebStorm
6 1 (0.98%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (21.57%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Retail
3 3 (2.94%) Legal
4 2 (1.96%) Automotive
4 2 (1.96%) Back Office
4 2 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (60.78%) Developer
2 26 (25.49%) SQL Developer
3 21 (20.59%) C# Developer
4 19 (18.63%) .NET Developer
5 16 (15.69%) SSIS Developer
6 14 (13.73%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (12.75%) SQL Server Developer
8 11 (10.78%) Analyst
8 11 (10.78%) Full Stack Developer
8 11 (10.78%) SSRS Developer
9 9 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 7 (6.86%) Architect
12 6 (5.88%) Report Developer
12 6 (5.88%) SSAS Developer
13 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 5 (4.90%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (4.90%) SQL BI Developer
14 4 (3.92%) DBA
14 4 (3.92%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (36.27%) .NET
2 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET Web API
2 22 (21.57%) CSS
2 22 (21.57%) HTML
3 20 (19.61%) ASP.NET
3 20 (19.61%) jQuery
4 17 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (14.71%) Web Services
6 13 (12.75%) WCF
7 12 (11.76%) .NET Framework
8 11 (10.78%) KnockoutJS
9 10 (9.80%) XML
10 9 (8.82%) AngularJS
11 8 (7.84%) HTML5
11 8 (7.84%) JSON
11 8 (7.84%) RequireJS
12 7 (6.86%) Ajax
12 7 (6.86%) LINQ
12 7 (6.86%) RESTful
12 7 (6.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
1 7 (6.86%) W3C
2 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.90%) PKI
4 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.94%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.94%) Smartcard
5 3 (2.94%) Tandem
5 3 (2.94%) User Experience
6 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.98%) Blog
7 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.98%) Fintech
7 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.98%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.98%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.65%) Windows
2 9 (8.82%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.84%) Linux
4 2 (1.96%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.96%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.98%) CentOS
5 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (23.53%) MVC
3 17 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (13.73%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (13.73%) SDLC
5 12 (11.76%) Migration
6 10 (9.80%) TDD
7 9 (8.82%) ETL
7 9 (8.82%) Statistics
8 7 (6.86%) Analytics
8 7 (6.86%) API Development
8 7 (6.86%) Data Migration
9 6 (5.88%) CRM
9 6 (5.88%) Data Analysis
9 6 (5.88%) Test Automation
9 6 (5.88%) Web Application Development
10 5 (4.90%) High Availability
10 5 (4.90%) SOLID
10 5 (4.90%) Validation
10 5 (4.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 61 (59.80%) SQL
2 43 (42.16%) C#
3 27 (26.47%) T-SQL
4 26 (25.49%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.78%) Java
6 10 (9.80%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.88%) Python
8 4 (3.92%) R
9 2 (1.96%) VBA
9 2 (1.96%) VBScript
10 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.98%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.90%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.98%) Degree
5 1 (0.98%) ISEB
5 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.94%) SLA
3 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.94%) vSphere
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) WSUS
2 3 (2.94%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.94%) vCenter Server
2 3 (2.94%) vRealize
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.98%) Puppet
4 1 (0.98%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.82%) Oracle
2 9 (8.82%) SAP
3 7 (6.86%) Tableau
4 6 (5.88%) VMware
5 4 (3.92%) HP
6 3 (2.94%) NetApp
6 3 (2.94%) Sybase
7 2 (1.96%) Cognos
7 2 (1.96%) CommVault
7 2 (1.96%) Dell
7 2 (1.96%) EMC
7 2 (1.96%) IBM
7 2 (1.96%) Lumension
7 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.96%) Symantec
7 2 (1.96%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.98%) Nintex
8 1 (0.98%) RedGate
8 1 (0.98%) Talend