Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 15 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 118 129 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 7.43% 8.55% 7.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.11% 44.95% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 102 73
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £245
90th Percentile £550 £567 £476
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £15.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £24.50 £26.44 £31.50
% change year-on-year -7.34% -16.06% -

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 287 287 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.06% 19.02% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 165 171
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £303 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £28.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -47.44% +36.33%
East of England median hourly rate £26.00 £30.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -15.45% -14.58% +14.29%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +1 30 £420 +12.00% 6
Hemel Hempstead -10 12 £385 -3.75% 5
Welwyn Garden City -6 11 £460 +2.22% 1
Rickmansworth -10 10 £380 +8.57% 1
Borehamwood - 6 £481 - 4
St Albans -2 5 £313 -3.85% 6
Hatfield -4 4 £394 -1.56% 1
Stevenage -21 4 £275 -24.14% 5
Letchworth - 2 £200 -
SQL Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 80 (67.80%) SQL
2 53 (44.92%) C#
3 47 (39.83%) T-SQL
4 43 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (33.90%) .NET
6 39 (33.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (31.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 37 (31.36%) Microsoft
8 30 (25.42%) Business Intelligence
8 30 (25.42%) ETL
9 29 (24.58%) JavaScript
10 27 (22.88%) Migration
11 26 (22.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (21.19%) ASP.NET
12 25 (21.19%) XML
12 25 (21.19%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (20.34%) Subversion
14 23 (19.49%) Data Migration
14 23 (19.49%) Oracle
15 22 (18.64%) Web Services
16 19 (16.10%) Finance
16 19 (16.10%) TDD
17 18 (15.25%) Security Cleared
17 18 (15.25%) Test Automation
17 18 (15.25%) HTML
18 17 (14.41%) MVC
18 17 (14.41%) Data Mapping
19 16 (13.56%) .NET Framework
19 16 (13.56%) JIRA
19 16 (13.56%) PL/SQL

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 (7.63%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.93%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.08%) Apache
4 4 (3.39%) IIS
5 3 (2.54%) NServiceBus
6 2 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.69%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.85%) Confluence
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) HFM
1 4 (3.39%) Hyperion Planning
1 4 (3.39%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.54%) Office 365
2 3 (2.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) DHCP
2 1 (0.85%) DNS
2 1 (0.85%) Firewall
2 1 (0.85%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) LAN
2 1 (0.85%) Network Security
2 1 (0.85%) SAN
2 1 (0.85%) Skype
2 1 (0.85%) VPN
2 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (33.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 37 (31.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (22.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 25 (21.19%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (13.56%) SQL Server 2016
6 15 (12.71%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (9.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (7.63%) Power BI
10 8 (6.78%) Relational Database
11 7 (5.93%) Sybase ASE
12 6 (5.08%) Endeca
13 4 (3.39%) Essbase
13 4 (3.39%) MySQL
13 4 (3.39%) NoSQL
13 4 (3.39%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (3.39%) RDBMS
14 3 (2.54%) MongoDB
14 3 (2.54%) OLAP
14 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (20.34%) Subversion
2 16 (13.56%) JIRA
3 7 (5.93%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.08%) Eclipse
4 6 (5.08%) Maven
5 5 (4.24%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.85%) JUnit
7 1 (0.85%) Selenium
7 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (16.10%) Finance
2 7 (5.93%) Retail
3 3 (2.54%) Back Office
3 3 (2.54%) Legal
4 1 (0.85%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (77.97%) Developer
2 37 (31.36%) SQL Developer
3 22 (18.64%) SQL Server Developer
4 20 (16.95%) .NET Developer
5 18 (15.25%) ETL Developer
6 17 (14.41%) Oracle Developer
7 15 (12.71%) Data Migration Developer
8 14 (11.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 14 (11.86%) Oracle ETL Developer
8 14 (11.86%) PostgreSQL Developer
9 11 (9.32%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (7.63%) Business Intelligence Lead
10 9 (7.63%) C# Developer
11 8 (6.78%) Java Developer
12 7 (5.93%) C# .NET Developer
12 7 (5.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (5.93%) Lead Developer
12 7 (5.93%) T-SQL Developer
13 6 (5.08%) Architect
14 5 (4.24%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (33.90%) .NET
2 25 (21.19%) ASP.NET
2 25 (21.19%) XML
3 22 (18.64%) Web Services
4 18 (15.25%) HTML
5 16 (13.56%) .NET Framework
6 15 (12.71%) jQuery
7 14 (11.86%) CSS
7 14 (11.86%) RESTful
8 13 (11.02%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (11.02%) Entity Framework
9 12 (10.17%) JSON
10 9 (7.63%) Spring
11 8 (6.78%) AngularJS
11 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (6.78%) Hibernate
12 7 (5.93%) REST
12 7 (5.93%) Spring Boot
13 6 (5.08%) JDBC
13 6 (5.08%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.71%) Reference Data
2 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.93%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.69%) e-Health
4 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.69%) LIMS
4 2 (1.69%) NHS
4 2 (1.69%) PACS
5 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.85%) FMCG
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.47%) Linux
2 7 (5.93%) Windows
3 2 (1.69%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.85%) AIX
4 1 (0.85%) MVS
4 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.85%) Solaris
4 1 (0.85%) Unix
4 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.42%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (25.42%) ETL
3 27 (22.88%) Migration
4 23 (19.49%) Data Migration
5 19 (16.10%) TDD
6 18 (15.25%) Test Automation
7 17 (14.41%) Data Mapping
7 17 (14.41%) MVC
8 15 (12.71%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 14 (11.86%) BDD
10 9 (7.63%) Analytics
10 9 (7.63%) Data Modelling
11 8 (6.78%) DevOps
11 8 (6.78%) ERP
11 8 (6.78%) Infrastructure Management
11 8 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (5.08%) CRM
12 6 (5.08%) Mentoring
12 6 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 80 (67.80%) SQL
2 53 (44.92%) C#
3 47 (39.83%) T-SQL
4 29 (24.58%) JavaScript
5 16 (13.56%) PL/SQL
6 12 (10.17%) Java
7 5 (4.24%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.39%) VBA
9 3 (2.54%) Python
10 2 (1.69%) Go
11 1 (0.85%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.78%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) WCAG
3 2 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.69%) HL7
4 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.69%) XenApp
3 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.85%) SCCM
1 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (31.36%) Microsoft
2 23 (19.49%) Oracle
3 14 (11.86%) Talend
4 7 (5.93%) Sybase
5 6 (5.08%) Tableau
6 4 (3.39%) Hyperion
6 4 (3.39%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (3.39%) Teradata
7 3 (2.54%) Nintex
8 2 (1.69%) Citrix
8 2 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.69%) SAP
8 2 (1.69%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.85%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.85%) Veritas
9 1 (0.85%) VMware
9 1 (0.85%) webMethods