Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 15 24
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 21 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.40% 8.14% 7.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.58% 39.62% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 4
Watford median daily rate £325 £375 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -18.92% +42.31%
10th Percentile £274 £213 £349
90th Percentile £560 £455 £514
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -16.67% -1.18% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 - £14.85

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 71 53 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 21.65% 20.54% 26.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 16 27
Watford median daily rate £380 £381 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.33% +5.90% -
10th Percentile £259 £213 £245
90th Percentile £575 £500 £465
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.50 £12.08 £14.85
% change year-on-year +127.65% -18.65% -32.50%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) T-SQL
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Migration
3 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (38.10%) Data Migration
4 8 (38.10%) C#
4 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (33.33%) MCSE
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (28.57%) .NET
6 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
7 5 (23.81%) Reference Data
7 5 (23.81%) Data Mapping
7 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
7 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
7 5 (23.81%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (23.81%) XML
7 5 (23.81%) Windows
7 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
7 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
7 5 (23.81%) Data Quality
7 5 (23.81%) Talend
7 5 (23.81%) Database Tuning
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
8 4 (19.05%) Citrix
8 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
8 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
8 4 (19.05%) Oracle

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 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (9.52%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) MPLS
3 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.76%) VLAN
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (14.29%) Big Data
3 3 (14.29%) Data Lake
3 3 (14.29%) OLAP
3 3 (14.29%) OLAP Cube
3 3 (14.29%) Power BI
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
4 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (4.76%) MySQL
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) French Language
2 1 (4.76%) German Language
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Consultant
2 7 (33.33%) Developer
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Exchange Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
6 2 (9.52%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) XML
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 2 (9.52%) Classic ASP
4 2 (9.52%) CSS
4 2 (9.52%) HTML
4 2 (9.52%) Web Services
5 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.76%) MDX
5 1 (4.76%) RESTful
5 1 (4.76%) SAML
5 1 (4.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 5 (23.81%) Reference Data
3 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
4 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Migration
2 8 (38.10%) Data Migration
3 5 (23.81%) Data Mapping
3 5 (23.81%) Database Tuning
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 3 (14.29%) Data Security
6 2 (9.52%) ETL
6 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 2 (9.52%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (9.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 2 (9.52%) Workflow
7 1 (4.76%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (4.76%) Database Mirroring
7 1 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (4.76%) SDLC
7 1 (4.76%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) T-SQL
3 8 (38.10%) C#
4 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
4 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
5 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) MCSE
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) CCNA
4 1 (4.76%) CCNP
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (4.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Data Guard
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Talend
3 4 (19.05%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle
4 3 (14.29%) 3PAR
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) Reuters
5 2 (9.52%) Forcepoint
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) F5
6 1 (4.76%) Meraki
6 1 (4.76%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.76%) VMware
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