Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 16 16
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 35 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 9.36% 8.82% 9.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.24% 31.15% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 62 18
Watford median daily rate £525 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.83% -3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £281
90th Percentile £550 £489 £525
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £363 £390
% change year-on-year +13.79% -7.05% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Watford median hourly rate - £17.50 -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £17.50 -

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 67 122 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 17.91% 28.31% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 58 28
Watford median daily rate £450 £425 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -0.29% +13.67%
10th Percentile £325 £309 £239
90th Percentile £550 £583 £538
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 £18.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.78% - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +84.21% -57.78% +200.00%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 28 (80.00%) SQL
2 23 (65.71%) ETL
3 20 (57.14%) Migration
3 20 (57.14%) Data Migration
4 19 (54.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (54.29%) Oracle
5 18 (51.43%) Data Mapping
6 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (48.57%) T-SQL
6 17 (48.57%) XML
7 16 (45.71%) C#
7 16 (45.71%) PL/SQL
7 16 (45.71%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (45.71%) Subversion
7 16 (45.71%) Reference Data
7 16 (45.71%) Security Cleared
7 16 (45.71%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 15 (42.86%) SQL Server 2016
8 15 (42.86%) Talend
8 15 (42.86%) BDD
8 15 (42.86%) SC Cleared
8 15 (42.86%) Test Automation
8 15 (42.86%) JIRA
8 15 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (42.86%) TDD
9 10 (28.57%) JSON
9 10 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (22.86%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) SaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) DHCP
1 2 (5.71%) DNS
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) LAN
2 1 (2.86%) Network Security
2 1 (2.86%) VoIP
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
2 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (54.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (45.71%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (42.86%) SQL Server 2016
3 15 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (22.86%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (5.71%) DB2
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (2.86%) Big Data
8 1 (2.86%) dBASE
8 1 (2.86%) MySQL
8 1 (2.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 16 (45.71%) Subversion
2 15 (42.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) ERwin
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (71.43%) Developer
2 20 (57.14%) SQL Developer
3 19 (54.29%) ETL Developer
4 17 (48.57%) SQL Server Developer
5 16 (45.71%) Data Migration Developer
6 15 (42.86%) Oracle Developer
6 15 (42.86%) Oracle ETL Developer
6 15 (42.86%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Lead
7 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) SSIS Developer
7 3 (8.57%) T-SQL Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Administrator
8 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Cognos Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support
8 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (5.71%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (48.57%) XML
2 10 (28.57%) JSON
3 3 (8.57%) Web Services
4 2 (5.71%) .NET
4 2 (5.71%) LDAP
4 2 (5.71%) RESTful
5 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.86%) J2EE
5 1 (2.86%) Java EE
5 1 (2.86%) jQuery
5 1 (2.86%) REST
5 1 (2.86%) SOAP
5 1 (2.86%) Spring
5 1 (2.86%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.86%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.86%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (45.71%) Reference Data
2 10 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Handset
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (65.71%) ETL
2 20 (57.14%) Data Migration
2 20 (57.14%) Migration
3 18 (51.43%) Data Mapping
4 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (45.71%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 15 (42.86%) BDD
6 15 (42.86%) TDD
6 15 (42.86%) Test Automation
7 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (11.43%) Analytics
9 3 (8.57%) Data Integration
9 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
10 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
10 2 (5.71%) Data Cleansing
10 2 (5.71%) Data Management
10 2 (5.71%) Task-Oriented
10 2 (5.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (80.00%) SQL
2 17 (48.57%) T-SQL
3 16 (45.71%) C#
3 16 (45.71%) PL/SQL
4 3 (8.57%) Java
5 1 (2.86%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) Security Cleared
2 15 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.86%) Firmware
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) NetBackup
1 2 (5.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Oracle
2 15 (42.86%) Talend
3 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.57%) VMware
5 2 (5.71%) Cognos
5 2 (5.71%) Symantec
5 2 (5.71%) Veeam
6 1 (2.86%) CA
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) Juniper
6 1 (2.86%) Mitel
6 1 (2.86%) MuleSoft
6 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.86%) Teradata
6 1 (2.86%) webMethods