Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 16 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)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 19 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 30 35 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 8.22% 8.35% 8.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.62% 36.84% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 12
Watford median daily rate £420 £363 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% +1.40% -10.63%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £222
90th Percentile £550 £575 £495
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £15.00 -

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 Watford with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 63 95 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 17.26% 22.67% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 48 24
Watford median daily rate £475 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +11.48% +5.90%
10th Percentile £251 £263 £213
90th Percentile £550 £575 £526
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £406 £395
% change year-on-year +1.54% +2.85% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £23.25 £28.54
% change year-on-year +50.54% -18.54% +36.33%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Watford

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Watford

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Watford over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Watford

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Watford

For the 6 months to 16 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 Watford region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 26 (86.67%) SQL
2 21 (70.00%) ETL
3 19 (63.33%) Migration
3 19 (63.33%) Data Migration
4 18 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (56.67%) T-SQL
5 17 (56.67%) Data Mapping
6 16 (53.33%) Oracle
6 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (50.00%) C#
7 15 (50.00%) PL/SQL
7 15 (50.00%) XML
7 15 (50.00%) Subversion
7 15 (50.00%) Reference Data
7 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 15 (50.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 14 (46.67%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (46.67%) Talend
8 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
8 14 (46.67%) BDD
8 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
8 14 (46.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (46.67%) JIRA
8 14 (46.67%) TDD
9 9 (30.00%) JSON
10 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
11 7 (23.33%) Problem-Solving

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
1 1 (3.33%) LAN
1 1 (3.33%) Network Security
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (46.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 14 (46.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (3.33%) Big Data
8 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (3.33%) dBASE
8 1 (3.33%) Power BI
8 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Subversion
2 14 (46.67%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Developer
2 20 (66.67%) SQL Developer
3 18 (60.00%) ETL Developer
4 16 (53.33%) SQL Server Developer
5 15 (50.00%) Data Migration Developer
6 14 (46.67%) Oracle Developer
6 14 (46.67%) Oracle ETL Developer
6 14 (46.67%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Lead
7 3 (10.00%) SSIS Developer
7 3 (10.00%) T-SQL Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (6.67%) DBA
8 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
8 2 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Specialist
9 1 (3.33%) Business Manager
9 1 (3.33%) Java Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Project Management Consultant
9 1 (3.33%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) XML
2 9 (30.00%) JSON
3 4 (13.33%) Web Services
4 3 (10.00%) .NET
5 2 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.33%) Classic ASP
6 1 (3.33%) CSS
6 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.33%) HTML
6 1 (3.33%) J2EE
6 1 (3.33%) Java EE
6 1 (3.33%) jQuery
6 1 (3.33%) REST
6 1 (3.33%) SOAP
6 1 (3.33%) Spring
6 1 (3.33%) Spring Boot
6 1 (3.33%) Spring MVC
6 1 (3.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Reference Data
2 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) ETL
2 19 (63.33%) Data Migration
2 19 (63.33%) Migration
3 17 (56.67%) Data Mapping
4 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (50.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 14 (46.67%) BDD
6 14 (46.67%) TDD
6 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
7 7 (23.33%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (10.00%) Data Integration
10 2 (6.67%) Analytics
10 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
10 2 (6.67%) ETL Development
10 2 (6.67%) SQL Optimisation
10 2 (6.67%) Time Management
11 1 (3.33%) API Development
11 1 (3.33%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) SQL
2 17 (56.67%) T-SQL
3 15 (50.00%) C#
3 15 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.33%) XenApp
1 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Oracle
2 14 (46.67%) Talend
3 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) webMethods