The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 8 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL 60 76 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 9.72% 11.09% 13.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.79% 40.64% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 48
Median daily rate £340 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.25% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +65.62% -20.00%  

SQL is in the programming language 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 224 187 250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 36.30% 27.30% 36.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 107 115
Median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 9
Median hourly rate £45.71 £49.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.66% +32.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Hertfordshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Hertfordshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Hertfordshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Hertfordshire

SQL
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 within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Welwyn Garden City +4 11 £333 +2.30% 2
Watford -7 11 £350 -20.00% 11
Hatfield -4 8 £406 - 3
St Albans +3 2 £110 -69.65% 3
Hemel Hempstead -4 2 £330 -14.83% 4
Stevenage +1 1 - - 3
Welwyn - 1 £250 -
Letchworth - 1 - - 10
SQL
East of England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 35 (32.41%) Linux
2 33 (30.56%) Windows
2 33 (30.56%) Java
3 29 (26.85%) SQL Server
4 25 (23.15%) C#
5 22 (20.37%) .NET
5 22 (20.37%) Finance
6 20 (18.52%) Web Services
6 20 (18.52%) Microsoft
7 19 (17.59%) JavaScript
8 18 (16.67%) HTML
8 18 (16.67%) Python
9 17 (15.74%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (14.81%) Unix
10 16 (14.81%) ASP.NET
11 15 (13.89%) MySQL
11 15 (13.89%) Apache
11 15 (13.89%) E-Commerce
12 14 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (12.96%) .NET Framework
13 13 (12.04%) Tomcat
13 13 (12.04%) Oracle
13 13 (12.04%) T-SQL
13 13 (12.04%) C
13 13 (12.04%) MVC
13 13 (12.04%) Firewall
13 13 (12.04%) AngularJS
14 12 (11.11%) Bash Shell
14 12 (11.11%) Entity Framework

SQL
Top Related 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 15 (13.89%) Apache
2 13 (12.04%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.48%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.63%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.78%) IIS
5 3 (2.78%) nginx
6 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.93%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.56%) MS Office
3 2 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.93%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.93%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (8.33%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.85%) Magento
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.93%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.85%) Office 365
2 2 (1.85%) PaaS
3 1 (0.93%) AdWords
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.93%) GitHub
3 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.93%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.04%) Firewall
2 11 (10.19%) SSL
2 11 (10.19%) TCP/IP
3 9 (8.33%) Internet
4 5 (4.63%) FTP
5 1 (0.93%) LAN
5 1 (0.93%) SAN
5 1 (0.93%) WAN
5 1 (0.93%) Wireless
5 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (26.85%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.74%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (13.89%) MySQL
4 12 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (5.56%) Oracle Database
8 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (5.56%) Sybase ASE
9 5 (4.63%) MongoDB
9 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
9 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (3.70%) Big Data
10 4 (3.70%) NoSQL
11 3 (2.78%) QlikView
11 3 (2.78%) Redis
11 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.63%) JIRA
3 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.78%) Selenium
4 3 (2.78%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.85%) Appium
5 2 (1.85%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.85%) Redmine
5 2 (1.85%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.85%) Subversion
5 2 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.85%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.93%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.93%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.93%) JMeter
6 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.93%) Protractor
General
1 22 (20.37%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Retail
3 5 (4.63%) Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Marketing
5 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.85%) Automotive
6 2 (1.85%) French Language
6 2 (1.85%) German Language
6 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.93%) Back Office
7 1 (0.93%) Electronics
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) Games
7 1 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (33.33%) Developer
2 21 (19.44%) Analyst
3 16 (14.81%) .NET Developer
4 12 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 9 (8.33%) Architect
5 9 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Service Desk Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
8 5 (4.63%) Applications Support
8 5 (4.63%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.63%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.63%) Tester
9 4 (3.70%) Applications Support Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Process Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.37%) .NET
2 20 (18.52%) Web Services
3 18 (16.67%) HTML
4 16 (14.81%) ASP.NET
5 14 (12.96%) .NET Framework
6 13 (12.04%) AngularJS
7 12 (11.11%) CSS
7 12 (11.11%) Entity Framework
7 12 (11.11%) LAPP Stack
8 9 (8.33%) LAMP
9 8 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (7.41%) XML
10 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (6.48%) J2EE
10 7 (6.48%) JSON
11 6 (5.56%) Hibernate
11 6 (5.56%) jQuery
11 6 (5.56%) JSP
11 6 (5.56%) REST
11 6 (5.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.19%) Clustering
3 7 (6.48%) EFT
3 7 (6.48%) NHS
4 6 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.63%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.78%) iPad
7 2 (1.85%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.85%) FMCG
7 2 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.85%) User Experience
8 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.93%) EPoS
8 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.93%) Replication
8 1 (0.93%) RIA
8 1 (0.93%) Tandem
8 1 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (32.41%) Linux
2 33 (30.56%) Windows
3 16 (14.81%) Unix
4 7 (6.48%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.85%) Android
7 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.93%) AIX
8 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.89%) E-Commerce
2 14 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (12.04%) MVC
4 10 (9.26%) Software Engineering
5 8 (7.41%) DevOps
5 8 (7.41%) TDD
6 7 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.56%) Analytics
7 6 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.56%) High Availability
7 6 (5.56%) ITIL
7 6 (5.56%) Project Management
7 6 (5.56%) Time Management
8 5 (4.63%) Change Management
8 5 (4.63%) ETL
8 5 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (4.63%) Scrum
8 5 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (3.70%) OO
9 4 (3.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.56%) Java
2 25 (23.15%) C#
3 19 (17.59%) JavaScript
4 18 (16.67%) Python
5 13 (12.04%) C
5 13 (12.04%) T-SQL
6 12 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 12 (11.11%) Perl
6 12 (11.11%) Ruby
7 8 (7.41%) VB
8 7 (6.48%) C++
9 6 (5.56%) MATLAB
9 6 (5.56%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.70%) PHP
11 3 (2.78%) Go
11 3 (2.78%) Lua
11 3 (2.78%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.78%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (5.56%) RHCE
1 6 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) ISEB
3 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.56%) Docker
3 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) Puppet
2 6 (5.56%) Salt
3 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.93%) OpenView
3 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.04%) Oracle
3 6 (5.56%) Sybase
4 4 (3.70%) IBM
5 3 (2.78%) SAP
5 3 (2.78%) VMware
6 2 (1.85%) Cisco
6 2 (1.85%) Google
6 2 (1.85%) HP
6 2 (1.85%) hybris
7 1 (0.93%) Citrix
7 1 (0.93%) Dell
7 1 (0.93%) JDA
7 1 (0.93%) PTC
7 1 (0.93%) QNX
7 1 (0.93%) Remedy
7 1 (0.93%) Retalix
7 1 (0.93%) Siemens
7 1 (0.93%) Teradata
7 1 (0.93%) Toshiba
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