Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 7 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 114 151 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 9.52% 10.79% 12.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.23% 32.33% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 106 92
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% +14.51%
10th Percentile £310 £306 £283
90th Percentile £488 £550 £486
East of England median daily rate £415 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +0.61% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -6.67% -16.67%
East of England median hourly rate £21.00 £17.31 £40.00
% change year-on-year +21.30% -56.72% +21.21%

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 390 467 590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 32.55% 33.38% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 286 312
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.49% -1.47%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £294
90th Percentile £554 £575 £588
East of England median daily rate £425 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +9.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 16
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +14.67% -19.53%
10th Percentile £29.35 £17.78 £10.63
90th Percentile £46.45 £50.38 £44.38
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.23% +0.76%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

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 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Hertfordshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 February 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 -6 35 £400 -16.88% 12
Hatfield +12 21 £375 -9.09% 6
Hemel Hempstead -10 16 £394 +21.15% 3
Welwyn Garden City +11 6 £388 -11.43% 3
Rickmansworth -20 5 £375 -1.32%
Borehamwood - 4 £350 - 12
Hitchin +8 3 £395 +26.40% 1
St Albans -2 3 £400 -11.11% 12
Stevenage +7 1 - - 4
Bishop's Stortford +1 1 - - 6
Letchworth 0 1 £450 - 7
Royston - 1 £450 -
SQL
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 38 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 36 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (28.07%) SQL Server
4 28 (24.56%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (21.93%) Visualisation
5 25 (21.93%) AWS
5 25 (21.93%) Power BI
5 25 (21.93%) Power Platform
6 24 (21.05%) ETL
7 22 (19.30%) .NET
8 21 (18.42%) Oracle
8 21 (18.42%) Data Visualisation
9 20 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (17.54%) C#
10 19 (16.67%) Windows
10 19 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
11 18 (15.79%) Active Directory
12 17 (14.91%) VMware
12 17 (14.91%) Python
12 17 (14.91%) Analytics
13 16 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (13.16%) Finance
14 15 (13.16%) Cognos
14 15 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (13.16%) SCCM
14 15 (13.16%) Azure
14 15 (13.16%) Tableau
15 14 (12.28%) vSphere
15 14 (12.28%) NetBackup
15 14 (12.28%) OLAP

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 9 (7.89%) IBM Notes
2 5 (4.39%) IBM Domino
2 5 (4.39%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.63%) JBoss
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (2.63%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.75%) IIS
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.88%) Gentran
Applications
1 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.75%) SPSS
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.88%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 25 (21.93%) AWS
1 25 (21.93%) Power Platform
2 15 (13.16%) Azure
3 3 (2.63%) GCP
4 2 (1.75%) IaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.88%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.88%) Datadog
5 1 (0.88%) GitHub
5 1 (0.88%) Heroku
5 1 (0.88%) Office 365
5 1 (0.88%) PaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Route 53
5 1 (0.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) DHCP
1 4 (3.51%) DNS
2 3 (2.63%) Intranet
2 3 (2.63%) SAN
2 3 (2.63%) SMS
3 2 (1.75%) WebEx
4 1 (0.88%) FTP
4 1 (0.88%) HTTP
4 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.88%) Skype
4 1 (0.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (28.07%) SQL Server
2 25 (21.93%) Power BI
3 19 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
4 16 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (12.28%) OLAP
6 11 (9.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (8.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (7.89%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (7.02%) MySQL
9 8 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (5.26%) Data Mining
10 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (4.39%) Oracle Database
11 5 (4.39%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (4.39%) Snowflake Schema
12 4 (3.51%) DB2
12 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (3.51%) UniData
13 3 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.39%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (3.51%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.63%) Jasmine
4 3 (2.63%) JIRA
4 3 (2.63%) Protractor
5 2 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.88%) ERwin
6 1 (0.88%) GitLab
6 1 (0.88%) Mocha
6 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.88%) webpack
General
1 15 (13.16%) Finance
2 5 (4.39%) Retail
3 4 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.63%) Games
5 2 (1.75%) Arabic Language
5 2 (1.75%) Marketing
5 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (40.35%) Developer
2 16 (14.04%) DBA
3 12 (10.53%) Analyst
3 12 (10.53%) Data Engineer
4 10 (8.77%) Administrator
5 9 (7.89%) Data Analyst
6 8 (7.02%) .NET Developer
6 8 (7.02%) Architect
6 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) SQL DBA
7 7 (6.14%) AWS Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (5.26%) AWS Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.26%) VMWare Administrator
9 5 (4.39%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (3.51%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (3.51%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.30%) .NET
2 13 (11.40%) HTML
3 9 (7.89%) ASP.NET
3 9 (7.89%) XML
4 8 (7.02%) CSS
4 8 (7.02%) HTML5
5 6 (5.26%) jQuery
6 5 (4.39%) .NET Framework
6 5 (4.39%) Entity Framework
6 5 (4.39%) Middleware
6 5 (4.39%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (4.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (4.39%) Web Services
7 4 (3.51%) .NET Core
7 4 (3.51%) D3.js
7 4 (3.51%) SOAP
8 3 (2.63%) J2EE
8 3 (2.63%) JSON
8 3 (2.63%) WinForms
8 3 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.77%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (7.89%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.39%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.63%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.75%) Clustering
6 2 (1.75%) EPoS
7 1 (0.88%) Life Science
7 1 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.88%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.67%) Windows
2 10 (8.77%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.14%) Linux
3 7 (6.14%) Unix
4 3 (2.63%) AIX
4 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) OS/390
5 1 (0.88%) OS/400
5 1 (0.88%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.56%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (21.93%) Visualisation
4 24 (21.05%) ETL
5 21 (18.42%) Data Visualisation
6 17 (14.91%) Analytics
7 11 (9.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (9.65%) Proactive Monitoring
8 10 (8.77%) Migration
8 10 (8.77%) Proactive Maintenance
9 9 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (7.89%) Service Delivery
9 9 (7.89%) Software Deployment
9 9 (7.89%) Unit Testing
10 8 (7.02%) DevOps
10 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (7.02%) Test Scripting
11 7 (6.14%) Data Analytics
11 7 (6.14%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.54%) C#
2 17 (14.91%) Python
3 13 (11.40%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.65%) PL/SQL
5 9 (7.89%) T-SQL
6 8 (7.02%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.39%) Java
8 4 (3.51%) TypeScript
8 4 (3.51%) VB
8 4 (3.51%) VB6
9 3 (2.63%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.63%) UniBasic
9 3 (2.63%) VBA
9 3 (2.63%) XAML
10 2 (1.75%) XPath
11 1 (0.88%) ABAP
11 1 (0.88%) Erlang
11 1 (0.88%) RPG
11 1 (0.88%) Ruby
11 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (8.77%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.89%) Degree
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) CCNA
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.88%) MCSA
4 1 (0.88%) MCSE
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.88%) NCDA
4 1 (0.88%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.88%) GDPR
2 1 (0.88%) GxP
2 1 (0.88%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.28%) vSphere
4 13 (11.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.51%) Docker
6 2 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.88%) LXC
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (13.16%) SCCM
2 14 (12.28%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.63%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.75%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.88%) Ansible
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Sentry
5 1 (0.88%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (18.42%) Oracle
3 17 (14.91%) VMware
4 15 (13.16%) Cognos
4 15 (13.16%) Tableau
5 14 (12.28%) NetApp
5 14 (12.28%) Veritas
6 12 (10.53%) Lotus
7 6 (5.26%) IBM
7 6 (5.26%) SAP
8 4 (3.51%) jBASE
8 4 (3.51%) Talend
9 3 (2.63%) Ariba
9 3 (2.63%) Informatica
9 3 (2.63%) Teradata
10 2 (1.75%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.88%) Adobe
11 1 (0.88%) Cisco
11 1 (0.88%) IBM Sterling
11 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com