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 3 months to 24 April 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 11 15
Rank change year-on-year -11 +4  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.86% 9.00% 8.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.38% 36.00% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Median daily rate £285 £375 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.00% -18.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £290 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £419 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £349
% change year-on-year -2.77% +3.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £23.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +63.04% -29.23%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 26 25 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 18.57% 25.00% 30.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 23
Median daily rate £380 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.32% +1.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.45% -15.38%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 Watford region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Clustering
4 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (22.22%) MySQL
4 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 2 (22.22%) CSS
4 2 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (22.22%) Classic ASP
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) SSL
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (22.22%) Middleware

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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) OLAP
3 1 (11.11%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Data Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Migration Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) JSP Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft BI Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) Classic ASP
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) JSP
3 1 (11.11%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Dell
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Reuters