Period
to 5 July 2020

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 6 months to 5 July 2020 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 10 7
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 45 140 189
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.84% 9.74% 12.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.13% 28.81% 35.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 79 111
Median daily rate £400 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +8.55% +8.57%
10th Percentile £293 £297 £260
90th Percentile £578 £540 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 11
Median hourly rate - £40.50 £18.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +117.33% +24.23%
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year -45.71% +19.66% -14.60%

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 213 486 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 32.37% 33.80% 34.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 227 306
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £258 £301 £216
90th Percentile £559 £550 £568
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 20
Median hourly rate £47.50 £43.75 £23.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +89.66% -48.74%
10th Percentile £35.25 £21.50 £11.18
90th Percentile £54.00 £56.88 £56.25
Median hourly rate £24.70 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -45.11% +20.00% -6.25%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Hertfordshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in Hertfordshire.

Daily rate trend for SQL in Hertfordshire

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in Hertfordshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in Hertfordshire.

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 6 months to 5 July 2020. 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 11 £475 +48.44% 3
Hemel Hempstead -2 7 £438 -7.89% 2
Stevenage +6 3 £275 -23.08%
Hatfield +11 2 £400 -5.88%
Welwyn Garden City +2 2 £175 -62.77% 2
St Albans 0 2 - - 4
Hitchin - 2 £330 -
Royston -1 1 £575 -
Rickmansworth -12 1 £325 -14.47%
Borehamwood - 1 £350 - 4
Welwyn - 1 - - 2
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 20 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 13 (28.89%) Azure
3 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 10 (22.22%) .NET
3 10 (22.22%) C#
3 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.00%) Finance
4 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (17.78%) Oracle
5 8 (17.78%) Windows
6 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
6 7 (15.56%) T-SQL
6 7 (15.56%) ETL
6 7 (15.56%) Migration
6 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
6 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
7 6 (13.33%) HTML
7 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
8 5 (11.11%) MySQL
8 5 (11.11%) VB
8 5 (11.11%) XML
8 5 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
9 4 (8.89%) Power BI
9 4 (8.89%) Cosmos DB
9 4 (8.89%) Analytics

SQL
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 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.44%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (6.67%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.89%) Azure
2 4 (8.89%) AWS
2 4 (8.89%) Power Platform
3 3 (6.67%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (6.67%) PaaS
4 2 (4.44%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (4.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (4.44%) Azure Functions
4 2 (4.44%) IaaS
4 2 (4.44%) Serverless
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) SSH
1 4 (8.89%) VPN
2 3 (6.67%) DHCP
2 3 (6.67%) DNS
3 2 (4.44%) Firewall
3 2 (4.44%) Intranet
3 2 (4.44%) SAN
3 2 (4.44%) SMS
4 1 (2.22%) 3G
4 1 (2.22%) 4G
4 1 (2.22%) DAB
4 1 (2.22%) FTP
4 1 (2.22%) GPRS
4 1 (2.22%) IKE
4 1 (2.22%) LAN
4 1 (2.22%) PSTN
4 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.22%) WAN
4 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (11.11%) MySQL
4 4 (8.89%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
4 4 (8.89%) Power BI
4 4 (8.89%) RDBMS
4 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (4.44%) UniData
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) French Language
3 1 (2.22%) German Language
3 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.22%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Developer
2 10 (22.22%) DBA
3 6 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared DBA
6 3 (6.67%) Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (6.67%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.44%) .NET Team Leader
7 2 (4.44%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.44%) VB Developer
7 2 (4.44%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 6 (13.33%) HTML
3 5 (11.11%) XML
4 4 (8.89%) Web Services
5 3 (6.67%) .NET Core
5 3 (6.67%) CSS
5 3 (6.67%) HTML5
5 3 (6.67%) WinForms
6 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.44%) D3.js
6 2 (4.44%) Entity Framework
6 2 (4.44%) jQuery
6 2 (4.44%) LINQ
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 2 (4.44%) Middleware
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (4.44%) SOAP
6 2 (4.44%) WCF
6 2 (4.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) N-Tier
3 3 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.67%) Unix
4 2 (4.44%) Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (2.22%) OS/390
5 1 (2.22%) OS/400
5 1 (2.22%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (15.56%) ETL
3 7 (15.56%) Migration
4 5 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.89%) Analytics
5 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
5 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
5 4 (8.89%) Data Transformation
5 4 (8.89%) ITIL
5 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (8.89%) Project Management
5 4 (8.89%) Task Automation
6 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.67%) Microservices
6 3 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.67%) Project Delivery
6 3 (6.67%) Visualisation
7 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) C#
2 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
2 7 (15.56%) T-SQL
3 5 (11.11%) VB
4 4 (8.89%) Java
4 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.89%) VB.NET
4 4 (8.89%) VB6
5 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.67%) Python
6 2 (4.44%) UniBasic
6 2 (4.44%) XAML
7 1 (2.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (2.22%) R
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (6.67%) Degree
3 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.22%) HL7
2 1 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) Docker
3 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (4.44%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
1 2 (4.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) VMware
4 3 (6.67%) hybris
4 3 (6.67%) SAP
5 2 (4.44%) jBASE
5 2 (4.44%) Talend
6 1 (2.22%) Informatica
6 1 (2.22%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.22%) Symantec
6 1 (2.22%) Tableau